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The Old Croft House

Staffin near Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 920835)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Sanderson

    “I can thoroughly recommend this cottage!”

    It is really well presented and equipped and is so comfortable. ...

    It is really well presented and equipped and is so comfortable. We were impressed at how clean it was and felt very safe staying there during this time of Covid 19. I can imagine it will be really cosy in the winter too! We thought the cottage was even better in real life than the photos were able to show. Staffin itself is a perfect location. The views from the cottage were fantastic and there is so much to see and do nearby. It was really handy to have a well stocked shop just a short walk away too.

The property

This delightful cottage is set on an elevated site, with far-reaching views across the countryside to the fabulous Trotternish Ridge, in the village of Staffin, Isle of Skye.

Tastefully presented and well-equipped, this cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends who want to spend time together on the magical Isle of Skye.

There are three pretty bedrooms on the upper floor, all with great views.

The ground floor has a spacious and comfortable sitting room with a feature fireplace and fire providing that little extra bit of comfort on the chillier nights.

The kitchen, with its solid oak flooring, is a sociable area and meals can be prepared with ease and enjoyed around the table together.

The village of Staffin has good local services and very close to this cottage is Columba 1400, a community centre with an excellent cafe/restaurant should guests wish to pop out for something to eat and the home-baking is to be recommended!

Within a few minutes’ walk visitors can be at the beautiful rugged coastline and follow a single track road down to a quiet sandy beach, ideal for summer picnics!

If you ever want to leave the village, then Skye has much to offer and, of course, the scenery is hard to beat.

The islands capital is a short drive away and on route to Portree you will pass the famous Kilt Rock with its vertical columns of basalt that resemble the tartan of a kilt, so stop off in the car park and soak up the fabulous views.

The island has a big coastline and there is much to explore but at the end of a busy day returning to your pretty cottage will be just perfect!


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Sun porch.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 3 miles
  • Beach 9 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

About the location


Portree 17 miles; Kyle of Lochalsh 51 miles.

Occupying a coastal location on the northern half of the Isle of Skye, is the crofting village of Staffin. Overlooking Staffin Bay and Staffin Island, this tranquil village boasts something for everyone, with two restaurants, two shops, a part time opening Post Office, the Staffin Slipway for sailing enthusiasts, the only sandy beach in the north of Skye and plentiful walks along the beach or inland. The town of Portree, the largest on Skye, is 17 miles down the coast and from here, the whole of this wonderful island can be easily reached. A haven for walkers, the fabulous Trotternish Ridge with the famous and majestic Quiraing as its dramatic centrepiece is easily reached from Staffin.

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