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Half of 6

Gedintailor near Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 950635)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

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/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "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

    Reviewed by AdamNov 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by PrudenceJun 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by ColineMay 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by ErinOct 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "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!!

    Reviewed by LizJul 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2019

  • "Wonderful homely cottage in a quiet location."

    Blissful.

    Reviewed by JulietJul 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Charming secluded cottage, tastefully furnished in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by DanielaOct 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by StephaneJul 2018

  • "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!

    Reviewed by R?digerJul 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by MargauxJul 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2018

  • "This cottage was in great location just a few miles from Portree ,ideal for dogs with well fenced garden would go back any time."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

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The property

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.

Summary

  • 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, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels
  • inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • 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 as 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

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

PORTREE

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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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