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The Old Croft House

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

3.9

Good

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Features

  • 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

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • “Really disappointed with this holiday cottage !”

    ! We don't believe the owner can be checking his property between guest stays as one of two faulty dining room chairs caused a nasty fall, bruised bottom and sprained ankle for my partner. To add salt to the wound, the owner avoided speaking to either of us (despite having our numbers) and at no stage did he offer an apology or any recompense. The cottage was very basic, the bathroom was unclean, the inside of the fridge was sticky and full of food crumbs ( we had to wipe it out before we put ...

    ! We don't believe the owner can be checking his property between guest stays as one of two faulty dining room chairs caused a nasty fall, bruised bottom and sprained ankle for my partner. To add salt to the wound, the owner avoided speaking to either of us (despite having our numbers) and at no stage did he offer an apology or any recompense. The cottage was very basic, the bathroom was unclean, the inside of the fridge was sticky and full of food crumbs ( we had to wipe it out before we put our food in) We hope this feedback means that in the future he will check his cottage before guests arrive and look to safeguard his customers welfare.

    - Patrick, September 2021

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!

Summary

  • 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.

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About the location

STAFFIN

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.