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Bayview House

Carbost, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 18108)

4.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "The listing says it is a mile to the pub."

    This is untrue - the pub is near the shop; about 3 miles away. The double bed mattress is not a comfortable mattress. There was no welcome pack. A few board games or similar would have been nice. How about a bird feeder for the garden.

    Thank you for your comments. It is a mile to the nearest pub and 3 miles to the next one. https://www.taighailean.scot/ Taigh Ailean is the local bar and restaurant a mile from the house and has been reopened since 17th May 2021 when it was allowed to. Therefore the listing is accurate . The next pub is The Old Inn Carbost which is indeed 3 miles away near the shop as you suggested. I have never provided a welcome pack nor does it suggest there is one. I have always felt that anyone arriving to a more remote place would be stocked up on food and drink. Murdo Campbell Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "This is a beautiful spot."

    The view is amazing. The little rocky bay just a 2 minute walk away is great, we enjoyed regular swims, fishing and exploring. There is plenty to do in Skye and we had a really enjoyable week with our 3 kids 8-14 exploring and relaxing. It was also very sunny! The cottage had everything we needed and more, comfy beds and sofas. A well equipped kitchen. Everything worked well. Thank you.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "Very little to add."

    Lovely place zero hassle check in and out. All as advertised

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2021

  • "Only 2 mins walk from a beautiful little beach that was perfect for snorkelling and paddle boarding- gorgeous spot."

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Staying at Bayview House gave us our best family holiday ever."

    The weather helped (dry, sunny, warm/hot and just enough wind to keep the midges at bay) but everything else was due to our accommodation and its location. The house itself was really comfortable (the photos didn't do justice to the immensely comfortable, reclining chairs in the lounge; and we've never slept better on holiday than in the Bayview House beds - although one of them did squeak a bit). It was also really well-equipped (our kids loved the swing!). But more than all that, the location was superb. The views from the house, including of glorious sunsets at this time of year, and the ever-changing beach as the tide went in and out, were magnificent. And it's perfectly-located to give peace and quiet (we never heard any neighbours) but without a sense of isolation (there are houses nearby), and just 10-15 minutes' drive from a pub/restaurant, shop and cafe. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2021

  • "The house was in an idyllic location very peaceful and tranquil."

    The comfort, cleanliness and facilities of the house were superb. It was better equipped than our own house! We all loved it and didn’t want to leave. We’d come back in a heartbeat and recommend it to all. My daughter particularly enjoyed the rope swing. A little beach is 2 minutes walk away which has great rock pools for exploring.We had lovely weather and the sunsets are stunning.Lots of wildlife to watch, a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2021

  • "A lovely warm cottage with fantastic views across the bay."

    It was well equipped and has a basic Sky TV package.

    Reviewed by LyndaOct 2020

  • "This comfortable, peaceful, spacious cottage had an awe inspiring view of the bay."

    It was well equipped, especially the kitchen (but would be nice to have a clothes airer for when the Scottish weather doesn’t allow use of the washing line!) and the bench outside is a nice touch. Due to COVID there was no information available at the property, however this was not an issue as the owner was incredibly helpful, even taking time to explain the history of the cottage as well as going above and beyond to call the next day to ensure we had sorted out the heating. The two main bedrooms were a lovely size with views over the bay although the third one would be suitable for a child only. The cottage is quite central to all the main attractions on Skye.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "Bayview was in a wonderful location with fantastic views from most windows."

    It was in a very peaceful spot so we were guaranteed a good night's sleep after long walks on Skye! It was extremely well equipped, warm and cosy. It was beautifully clean and we appreciated all the extra information, including the history of the house and suggested walks. We would certainly recommend this house to anyone planning to stay on the island of Skye.

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2019

  • "This is a great cottage with fantastic views."

    It's a traditional croft that has been sensitively modernised inside. It's really warm and comfortable and a fantastic place to spend a week on Skye. It's very well equipped, particularly in the kitchen and we had a really nice week in Fiskavaig.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a peaceful setting."

    House extremely comfortable equipped with all requirements. Brilliant location to explore all parts of the island. Enjoyed our stay immensely.

    Reviewed by ShonaJul 2019

  • "I enjoyed staying in this great cottage with ever changing views of the bay only yards from the door, its location and setting, in the ever changing summer light of Scotland."

    The location is very good for being able to take a trip out to anywhere on the island. The cottage is extremely well equipped and has excellent facilities. Comfy beds, excellent shower, plenty of space. And it has a lovely family history the owner shares in the information book. I would recommend this as a great stay for anyone wishing to have a holiday on Skye.

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2019

  • "Situation - a perfect place to enjoy the Skye scenery and amazing sunsets."

    Near a great pub, easy access to local areas, a good central place to stay

    Reviewed by MaggieMay 2019

  • "Second time staying at this property, says how good it was both times"

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "It was only in one particular area where we felt our expectations had not been met."

    In all other areas, we were very happy with the Cottage, its aspect, and its facilities. Our disappointment was in the size of the single bedroom. It was simply not large enough for an adult, or adolescent, and is more suited to a child. As I say, the dbl bedroom and twin bedded rooms were absolutely fine, but the single room was cramped and awkward for an adult to sleep, and move around in with any reasonable degree of comfort.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "Fantastic,Fabulous,Awesome,Stupendous,Spectacular."

    Reviewed by GwenNov 2018

  • "Perfect house in a historic stile at a perfect place with a wonderful view over fiscavaig bay."

    Space enough for 5 persons. A lot of possibilities to do in the region.

    Reviewed by UlrichAug 2018

  • "Very beautiful and very comfortable house."

    It looks traditional, on the inside and the outside, but is fully equiped with all mod cons. Very spacious, nicely decorated, good clean beds. Unfortunaly we had a small problem with one of the showers, but as there are two in the house that was no problem. The owner reacted very prompt to our questions. The view from the house on Fiskavaig Bay is breathtaking! Skye is great for walking, visiting historic sites, (Dunvegan, Fairy Glen), lovely villages, restaurants and the Talisker distillery (close to Bayview House). We would recommend this house to everyone who loves the above!

    Reviewed by AdJul 2018

  • "3rd time at Bayview!"

    Just as good as previous visits. Time slows down here. We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2018

  • "There was not much more to be desired, it was a nice place and a prime location."

    The information delivered was (key pickup etc) was all fine. One note to make is to stock up supplies (e.g. in Broadford at the Co-op, coming from Inverness and just over the Skye bridge) before one arrives, as the shop in Carbost is very limited and is not open on Sunday. Next nearest would be Portree, which is an hour drive away).

    Reviewed by AlbertApr 2018

  • "Lovely, warm, comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Would recommend to others. Two local pubs good. Good base for exploring Skye .

    Reviewed by MichelApr 2018

  • "We all had a great time in Skye, the cottage we stayed in was perfect, amazing location 100%"

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage but distance from main Skye road a little misleading."

    It states leaving Carbost into Portnalong but it’s a good 2-3 miles actually to the cottage, on a pot- holed single track road. More remote than we expected.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2018

  • "This cottage was excellent, it was lovely that the heating was on when we arrived as had driven for over 12 hours to get there."

    It was a very, quiet peaceful, cosy cottage with lots of storage space for clothes and belongings. We had one wet day and just enjoyed being there as the views were lovely. We were wondering about whether to book this cottage as there was no wifi but are glad we did but this may put people off. Also, the mobile phone signal was not good which was a bit of an inconvenience..

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2017

  • "Thanks to you to permit us to discover a so beautifull place."

    Reviewed by BrunoOct 2017

  • "Bayview is a lovely cottage with beautiful views of the bay, quiet, peaceful, clean, warm and very comfortable inside."

    There was everything we needed, the kitchen is fully equipped, lounge is cosy and comfortable sofas with TV, big dining room, two bathrooms. Perfectly for a family. The location is central - the Fairy Pools on the doorstep, the popular Sligachan and Glen Brittle are also only a short drive away. Not to mention the Talisker distillery which you pass every time you go out. We went walking everyday and was happy to come back and rest our tired legs in this lovely house and didn't want to leave. Definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Skye!

    Reviewed by MikaAug 2017

  • "Very surprised by how well equipped the cottage was, very clean, beautifully kept,."

    Reviewed by MichaelaJul 2017

  • "This is our second visit to Bayview - every bit as good as our October visit."

    Again the cottage was so clean and comfortable, and we are getting to know the neighbours. The Fiskavaig area is delightful, and again we were blessed with amazing weather. The views of the Bay at all times never ceases to give Wonder!

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2017

  • "Wifi internet would be a welcome addition otherwise the cottage was perfect."

    We spent a blissful couple of days there and would love to return.

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2017

  • "We had the most amazing week at Bayview House and couldn't recommend it highly enough."

    Beautiful house and scenery. Incredible views and beach right on the doorstep. Cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by RosamundMar 2017

  • "It was a wonderful holiday."

    the cottage exceeded expectations. it was so clean and cosy. the view was far better than in your brochure.!. we didn't want to come home. please pass on our appreciation to the owner

    Mrs DaviesOct 2016

  • "We were exceptionally lucky with the weather in Skye for our whole 2 weeks."

    Bayview had the most idyllic position with stunning views. It's location was also perfect for getting to the rest of the Island. We really did not want to come home. I have been to Skye before, but not for so long. It made us realise what a really beautiful place Skye is. We are hoping to come again next year.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2016

  • "Fabulous location right by a bay & the cottage had everything we needed and more."

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2016

  • "A comfortable, spacious and clean house."

    Lovely views from all the front windows and a short walk down to a nice little bay when the tide is out. Very quiet location.

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2016

  • "Beautiful view and a stunning cottage."

    The pictures of it on line do not do it justice. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. This is a great place.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2016

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage."

    It is in a fantastic location with great views, Skye is well worth a visit. Highly recommend a weeks stay at Bayview House.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2016

  • "A comfortable, well provisioned cottage, in an excellent location, with stunning views."

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2015

  • "A brilliant place to escape the rat race."

    It was peaceful & quiet with a lovely view over the loch.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2015

  • "An lovely property which immediately felt welcoming, relaxing and friendly."

    Deceptively large property with good sized rooms. Good local facilities, an amazing place to stay.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2014

  • "In a remote location next to a beach with copious numbers of cockles and a view over loch Bracadale."

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2014

  • "Stunning location with beautiful view of a breathtaking landscape."

    The cottage was excellent. Clean, well-appointed and obviously looked after.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2014

  • "Bayview House is situated in a wonderful location."

    It sits just above Fiskavaig Bay and the views are lovely. It is a good sized house and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2014

  • "Bayview House was the ideal base for our 2 week holiday on Skye - perfect location with stunning views, whatever the weather but especially at sunset."

    The house was cosy, comfortable and extremely well equipped - a real home from home. We hope to be back very soon!

    Reviewed by JoMay 2014

  • "It is a lovely cottage in a fantastically beautiful setting, with good views of the bay that change every day depending on the weather."

    It is situated with easy access to all parts of Skye.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2014

  • "This was our first holiday in a cottage, and we were very impressed."

    The cottage was clean, spacious and well equipped. The view over the bay was beautiful, and it was lovely to wake up to this view every morning.

    Reviewed by NiallSep 2013

  • "The views from the house are just stunning with views across the bay to MacLeod's Tables."

    The beach in the bay is just at the end of a short path. Set back from the road and in a large garden it provided a sense of space and privacy. The décor is understated simplicity which feels peaceful. The house was beautifully clean and felt like home from home. The islanders we met were all incredibly polite and welcoming.

    Reviewed by VickyJul 2013

  • "The cottage was comfortable and had wonderful views."

    It was lovely to have a well equipped cottage to come back to in the evening.

    Reviewed by AldaJun 2013

  • "The location of the property was second to none, with fantastic views over the lochs and islands."

    It has a beach immediately opposite, which we paddled our sea kayaks from, and swam in the loch. The cottage was warm and comfortably furnished.

    Reviewed by PJun 2013

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The property

Fiskavaig is 3 miles form Carbost .

This traditional, stone-built detached Skye cottage occupies an elevated hillside location three miles from Carbost, and offers fantastic views over Fiskavaig Bay to MacLeod's Tables beyond.

This cottage is ideal for a couple, a family or group of friends who will appreciate the unspoilt surroundings of their holiday cottage and want to spend time exploring the area or perhaps climbing a few mountains!

Very well-appointed throughout, this comfortable, spacious cottage offers flexible sleeping arrangements with a twin bedroom, a double bedroom and a single bedroom.

The kitchen is well equipped, and the sitting room has big comfy sofas and a welcoming open fire, making it perfect for cosying up together at the end of a busy day.

All the rooms are bright and airy and boast lovely sea views, the perfect sight to wake up to.

The nearby village of Carbost is home to Skye's distillery and has a good shop, Post Office and inn serving local ale and seafood.

The capital town of Portree is 21 miles away and is well worth a visit with its pretty harbour and good choice of shops and cafes.

Drive 7 miles south and you will arrive at the fabulous sandy beach at Glenbrittle situated at the foot of some of the best known paths into the Cuillin Mountain range, making it ideal for either a relaxing or energetic day out.

You will love this cottage, its views, its tranquillity and its charm, all year round.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Wifi DVD, CD, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • travel cot
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden surrounding cottage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Beach 3 mins walk
  • Note: Single bedroom is small and bed can only be accessed from one side only.

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About the location

CARBOST

Portree 18 miles.

Situated on the west coast of the Isle of Skye, the delightful village of Carbost offers uninterrupted views over Loch Harport and is made up of a variety of houses dating from the early 19th century through to the modern day. Best known as the home to one of Scotland's finest distilleries, Talisker, who began producing c1825, the village also offers guided mountain walks and makes a great base from which to explore a variety of Skye attractions. The popular Dunvegan Castle, home to the MacLeod family who have been in residence since the 12th century, is well worth a visit, as are the various museums located in the area, including the Toy Museum at Glendale and the Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir. With interactive exhibitions and forest trails at the award-winning Aros Centre, there is something for the whole family to enjoy in this lovely holiday location.

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