- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
33 Customer Reviews
"We had an amazing big time in Skye, the cottage was perfect and it really gave us the opportunity to switch off, relax and enjoy ourselves."
The place where the cottage is, is just great if you want to be off the beaten track. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back. Thank you ☺️
Thank you so much for a lovely review. We were delighted you had a good stay and happy new year! Property Owner
"I've been to Skye many times and I have to say, 1/2 of 6 cottage tops the lot for accommodation."
Location, cleanliness , comfort, amenities, garden were spot on. We were very fortunate with the weather and combining this with this wonderful cottage, made this a truly memorable week for us all, especially our working cocker spaniel Sam. Will definitely be back to 1/2 of 6.
Thank you for such a wonderful review - we work hard to ensure our guests enjoy their stay at Half of Six and on Skye and so we are delighted to hear that you had a good stay and that you will return! Thank you, the Macdonalds and Half of Six housekeeping team. Property Owner
"The cottage was lovely and cosy ."
It was very clean. The cottage is in a spectaculair surrounding. The owners of the cottage are lovely and helpful people. We had a very nice holiday. Jan
Dear Jan - thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so happy you had a good holiday and hope you can return to Half of Six one day. The Macdonalds Property Owner
"Cottage and scenery was gorgeous!"
Lovely and clean. Better than the pictures!
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Half of Six! Property Owner
"Very comfortable stay and very helpful when weather was difficult."
Would love to return
"Half of six is in a beautiful location with the gorgeous Braes Bay a short walk away."
My husband and sons enjoyed fishing off the peninsula. The views on the drive leading up to the cottage are stunning. It’s in a great location for exploring the Isle of Skye, just 15 minute drive from Portree where there are plenty shops and restaurants. I’d recommend booking restaurants especially at the weekend. The cottage itself was very cosy, with a well equipped kitchen and 2 open fires, we enjoyed lighting the fire in the lounge in the evenings. I would definitely recommend staying here. The welcome email and visitors book were also full of useful information.
"Really cozy cottage that was very well equipped."
We loved the location and it was very quiet and peaceful. Good base to tour the Island.
We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Half of Six and on Skye. Thank you for leaving a review! Property Owner
"We enjoyed our stay, the cottage was very cosy."
The description of the property was accurate, the access road is very steep! Our only issue was the sheep, we knew from the description that there were likely to be sheep in the adjoining fields. Not a problem, we farm ourselves and our dog is used to stock. However we had not expected there to be sheep in the garden itself, they were grazing where we were to park the car, we drove over the cattle grid into the property to be met by sheep! We went to shoo out the sheep to find that the cattle grid was partially full so the sheep could walk over it. I went to shut the gates to find that they were an ornament and could not be closed. The side gate to the inner garden was held by string, so we were worried all week that we'd open the door to a sheep. As the outside light didn't work I couldn't check after dark that there were no sheep before opening the door and going out with the dog last thing at night!
"We really enjoyed our stay at half of six."
The cottage is very nice and situated at a beautiful spot on Skye. The views are spectacular and the nearby beach is awesome. Our only recommendation would be to improve the cleaning between guest visits. We had to do a bit of cleaning ourselves to get comfortable in the house.
Thank you for your feedback We are so pleased to hear that your enjoyed your holiday at Half of Six. We were in touch during your stay therefore I was disappointed that you didn't mention any problem with the cleaning at that time, nor give us the opportunity to ask the cleaner to go back, which she would have been more than happy to do for you . Our welcome letter invites guests to contact us with any issues during their holiday, to enable us to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay at Half of Six. Thank you again for your feedback Property Owner
"A cosy little house with enough room for a family of four."
Very calm and quite with a beautiful view towards Raasay and the mountains of Skye. It's not too far to Portree and a good starting point for tours on Skye. The cottage is clean and quite well equipped so you can really enjoy your stay. Very friendly contact to the owner who responses and helps very quickly. We'd love to come again.
Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed Half of Six! Please come again. Property Owner
Felt it very overpriced. Skye is wonderful and for £979 we thought the cottage would be much better. Cottage well renovated and comfortably furnished but somehow lacking. Garden very small. Drive very rough. Views lovely but not as described. Kitchen poorly equipped. Shower alright for very short people! Cottage not as clean as I would have liked. Very sad as probably our late visit to Skye because of my husband’s health problems. A poor advertisement for Skye. Suzy from Somerset
Dear Suzy, we are so sorry the cottage did not suit you, but we are fortunate that most of our guests love it (five of the most recent six reviews gave us 100%, the other gave us 81%). The enclosed garden at Half of Six is easily a quarter of an acre, and is surrounded by fields and open grazing. The stunning views are exactly as shown on the website and are among the best in Skye (uninterrupted views from the house and/or garden across to Raasay and through to Applecross, as well as the Red Cuillin, Glamaig.) With regard to value for money - Half of Six sleeps four people - (the week you stayed this would have been approx £35 pp per night). You chose to book it for only two people (£70 pp per night - for a two bedroom cottage, near a sandy beach in high season). We ask all guests to kindly let us know of any problems during their stay so we can have a chance to ensure their holiday is as enjoyable as possible. We were very sorry that you did not do so. Our guests are very important to us and we work really hard to make this cottage perfect. Property Owner
"Absolutely loved this cottage."
The peace and quiet was wonderful, the only sound being a few birds and it was also very secluded which we loved. The cottage was cosy and warm. Loved the fact that there was an electric blanket on the bed, very thoughtful. Also the essentials were a nice touch. The WiFi was very good which was handy for looking up the weather etc.
"I simply could live here all year long !"
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come back to Half of Six soon! Property Owner
"A lovely cosy cottage in a great location for exploring Skye"
Thank you so much for your very nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage and hope you can visit again! Property Owner
"Stayed for a week at the cottage."
Absolutely perfect! Views outstanding, quiet and really well kept cottage!
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you return soon! Property Owner
"We are so glad we picked Half of Six to stay on in Skye."
The cottage itself is not the height of luxury, but is perfectly equipped and so homely. We loved staying there, felt very at home, and had everything we needed. The location is amazing. Yes you have to drive a little further down a single track lane to get home every evening, but it is so worth it for the feeling of isolation and the stunning wildlife on offer, as well as a beautiful isolated beach being (almost) on your doorstep. Perfect for a late night beer in the Midnight sun. Would definitely return given the opportunity.
We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage so much and certainly hope you can return soon. Property Owner
"Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful location; owners very friendly and responsive to any queries."
Thank you so much for such a positive review, we are so pleased that you found the cottage comfortable. Property Owner
"Absolutely gorgeous cottage."
So comfortable & cozy. The location was amazing, on top of a hill with stunning views. Really close to Braes beach, and about 15 min drive to Portree for shops & restaurants. The water pressure from the taps & shower wasn’t great, but a small price to pay for such a lovely place. It has everything you need, washing machine, dishwasher, all cooking & cleaning equipment supplied. Perfect place to come back to every night, after a day of adventuring, light up the fire & have a glass of wine or a local Tallisker whisky. A steep track up to the cottage, you can walk it but is quite difficult, especially if you have any walking difficulties or young kids, you really need a car if staying here. The kids loved the freedom of playing outside the cottage, and seeing the sheep in the garden in the mornings! I would highly recommend staying at Half of six, a wee piece of heaven on the most beautiful island.
Thank you so much for such a thoughtful and detailed review. We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage so much. It is a very special location - perfect for children to play safely. Please come back soon! Property Owner
"Had a lovely stay at Half of 6."
Lovely cottage, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Great position to explore from and great to come back too for relaxation and tranquility. Wildlife in abundance, beautiful walks from the door, beach a short stroll away. Had a lovely holiday.
"The cottage is in a wonderful location and had everything we needed."
BUT ...... The main issue is that it had clearly not been checked properly before we arrived to ensure everything was in order. Several appliances were not working - one convection heater, electric blanket in single bed and one side on the double bed. Main light in double bedroom. We were also unhappy with the cleanliness. We found pans and dishes that had been put away uncleaned, window cills inside had numerous cobwebs and dead midges/flies. Considering that extra cleaning should be ensured due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it was not apparent. As regards contacting anyone to express our concerns we had little or no internet and phone connection and in any case, all these things should have been in order when we arrived. It shouldn't be our responsibility when on holiday to follow up on maintenance and cleaning that should have been satisfactory when we arrived.
"The location, grounds, and cottage itself were all so special."
The place was clearly lovingly renovated, but kept a traditional feel. It was cozy and comfortable. The views from every window were stunning and the beach—which I think isn’t highlighted in the listing—is one of the best on Skye. So sandy! The location felt remote and tucked away, but was actually quite central and good base for exploring the whole island. We’re already planning a trip back and I can’t imagine staying anywhere else on Skye now.
"Half of 6 was a beautifully cosy cottage in a splendid mountain location."
It provided the perfect base for exploring all of the Isle, especially the Old Man of Storr and Portree harbour for boat trips to see white-tailed eagles. Would definitely recommend it.
"I so loved this cottage."
Remote ... just what I wanted. A little wild on the outside, very comfortable inside. A long steep track up to cottage, but dont worry ... you'll get used to it!!
"There could be more information about the water supply and its pressure, as the peaty coloured baths the children found very unusual."
The drive way to the property is very steep as mentioned but there are some large pot holes that may damage tyres appearing. The kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed lots of fresh local produce. The views were amazing with the daily changing light. We managed to spot a sea eagle from the porch. Beautiful peaceful retreat.
"Wonderful homely cottage in a quiet location."
"Lovely cottage and only 20 minutes from Portree."
Great selection of books to read. Wife , daughter and son in law all enjoyed it. A great day out is to take ferry from Sconser to Raasay.
"Charming secluded cottage, tastefully furnished in beautiful location."
"Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und in sehr guter Lage."
Auch die Zufahrt ist kein Problem. Wir haben das Haus gleich beim ersten Anlauf gefunden. Sehr gemütlich ist der Kamin im Wohnbereich. Die Ausstattung war zufriedenstellend. Da wir ziemlich spät im Jahr dort waren, bei Außentemperaturen von 0 - 10 Grad, ist die installierte E - Heizung völlig unzureichend, speziell im Bad! Nach 3Tagen funktionierte auch die automatische Warmwasserbereitung nicht mehr und trotz hinterlassen einer Nachricht an die Betreuerin des Hauses wurde dieser Mangel nicht behoben. Der DVD Player funktionierte ebenfalls nicht.
"We stay four days in skye island, thé half of 6 cottage is a very pleasant place to stay."
Confortable, quiet, cosy, and the place is amazing.
"The cottage was very comfortable, we felt completely comfortable there."
The kitchen is well equipped and there are countless hiking and excursion tips for the guests. Highly Recommended!
"A really cute and cosy cottage."
Don’t expect WiFi, easy roads or modernity here. But it’s what makes the charm of this secluded retreat. The dog sleeping by a warm fire after an evening hiking around sky, friends gathered around the kitchen table playing games and drinking cider before tucking in a cosy bed admiring wonderful sunsets, wonderful views on Raasay as your take your morning stroll or enjoy your coffee in the garden. A fair warning that some people before us complained about : yes it a small cottage, with a really small tv and no WiFi. The road to the cottage could be hard to access in the winter. It’s rustic. But that’s also why we loved the place. It’s full of charm. Would go there again without a doubt. The only trouble we had weren’t with the place or the owner but with the people who rented it before who didn’t stack fire woods or replenish the tea, coffee, flour, etc. As was asked.
"Access bad for normal car Fireplace and carpets not clean No washing line Too many rules not relaxing Second bedroom no bedding so even though whole cottage booked could not have own space One toilet roll and not allowed to even wash your one towel would not recommend ****************************************************************************************** OWNER RESPONSE We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the cottage."
Instead of a washing line we provide a clothes drying rack that can be used inside (the unpredictable Skye weather means an indoor drying option - or one that can be put in a sheltered spot in the garden - is more practical.). There is also a washer /dryer in the kitchen. The only rule in the house is from the laundry asking guests not to wash their towels as colours sometimes run. Otherwise we try to give guests helpful information to ensure your stay is safe and comfortable in a house you may be unfamiliar with. If the cottage is booked for two people we always provide extra bedding in the spare room. We are sorry you did not find it - but we do provide the cottage manager's number in case of need. She is a neighbour and always willing to help.The track to the cottage is long and steep in places, but we do make this clear in the description of the cottage - and our neighbour has a mini! We care deeply about our guests and want to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. We hope you will return to Skye one day and give Half of Six another try.
"This cottage was in great location just a few miles from Portree ,ideal for dogs with well fenced garden would go back any time."
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
- Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area and multi-fuel stove
- Sitting room with open fire.
- Electric heating with open fire and multi-fuel stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Electric included in rent
- Fuel for stove and fire available to purchase locally
- Bed linen and towels
- inc in rent
- Travel cot and highchair available on request
- Garden with picnic tables and benches
- Maximum of one well-behaved pet welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 7 miles
- Note: Sloping ceilings on first floor
- Note: Dogs to be kept under control when outside
- Sheep in the neighbouring fields
- Note: The cottage has a private water supply
- Note: The house is accessed by a hard core (but not tarmac) track approximately 800 metres long
- The track climbs up a hill and is a little steep in places
Portree 7 miles.
This detached 100 year old traditional croft house is set in front of a working croft amongst sheep grazing fields in the crofting village of Gedintailor, seven miles from Portree.
The cottage has stunning views over the Narrows of Raasay and towards the Isle of Raasay and is an ideal base for those looking to get away from it all.
The cottage has two bedrooms on the first floor, a double and a twin, both of which have sloping ceilings to the sides.
The rest of the accommodation is spread across the ground floor and includes a kitchen with a dining area with a multi fuel stove.
The sitting room has an open fire and is a lovely cosy spot to curl up and relax in the evenings.
Outside, the garden is a sheltered spot to enjoy barbecues or your morning cup of coffee.
Why not sit a moment and enjoy the views out to the Scottish mainland?
You are just a ten minute walk from the sandy beach at Braes and nearby Portree is the main town on the Isle of Skye.
The town is set around a busy harbour and is a popular tourist destination with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Boat trips are available to see a different view of the island and pony-trekking is also an option.
Portree is also home to the award-winning Aros Centre with a theatre, film showings and concerts.
Half of 6 is a fantastic base for exploring the whole island.
EPC Rating: Band F
EPC Rating: Band E
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
About the location
Fort William 108 miles; Inverness 113 miles.
Set round its natural harbour on the stunning and tranquil Isle of Skye, charming Portree boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants. Cultural attractions are plentiful; the Aros Centre is well worth a visit with its programme of concerts, theatre and cinema. Sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with sea kayaking, rock-climbing and a good choice of well-marked walks. The rock formations are particularly spectacular; Trotternish Ridge stretches for 31km of continuous cliffs, with many fantastic rock forms and pinnacles. Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre are just two more reasons to visit this magical isle.
This property offers the following short breaks: