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The Croft House

(Ref. 1054324)

Lower Milovaig near Glendale, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We didn’t want to leave!"

    It was beautiful and a perfect place to stay to feel like we experienced the Isle of Skye. It was well-stocked, which was good, as it was quite a ride into town… dodging sheep on the road is part of the charm! Thank you for sharing your place with us.

    Reviewed by Kristie5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is really great and well located !"

    Perfect to discover Skye. We will come back !

    Reviewed by Olivier5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Amazing views from the property. I would gladly come back here.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "Although the property was very nice and comfortable it could have done with a few extra bits and pieces in the kitchen to enable us to prepare a cooked meal."

    For example garlic press, serving spoons, only one wine glass provided. The oven operational manual was missing and no bin collection calendar as stated on the guide left in the house. Unfortunately we left the wheelie bins full as we didn’t know which to put out and when. These were all minor issues and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with phenomenal views over to the Western Isles. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage in a stunning location."

    Everything you need for a relaxing break away. Peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "I have been visiting Skye from the age of 3 due to my late Father being born on the island so it was wonderful to return after many many years."

    (I'm in my sixties now). The Croft House is superb. It was lovely to enter a warm house after a thirteen hour drive. The house was beautifully clean and we liked having a separate lounge and dining area. The kitchen was lovely with modern appliances. The views from the front of the house are spectacular. We would definitely choose The Croft House should we return to Skye. For anyone visiting in the cooler climate wanting to wash their clothes, a heated airer would be a good idea in the property.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful location with views of the loch."

    Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Victoria Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was very well presented and equipped."

    It had plenty of space for a family of four to do their own thing when they wanted to but was also cozy when you wanted it to be. The view was spectacular and some nice walks straight from the door, especially to the lighthouse. It was very peaceful but the local shops were easy to reach and had more than enough to keep you going. Absolutely nothing negative to say - even the broadband was fast and easily coped with two teenagers streaming Netflix.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2022

  • "The MOULD in the downstairs shower room definitely needs to be sorted out, it’s all in the shower on the tiles & ceiling, not nice at all… The sofa in the living room has seen better days, uncomfortable…."

    There was nothing to play music on (no CD player)we do not use tv for this as sound quality poor when playing music… Needs more LOCAL info, maybe some wildlife books & maps that are usually in other places we have stayed.. To get the tv to work we had to keep a window open to get signal, only found this out by reading a small comment in the visitor book…. A tray to carry food would be good and an obvious chopping board required. It’s a nice place, but we felt it was lacking some personal touches to make it a home from home, that we have experienced in other cottages…

    Dear Sir, thank you very much for your comments which are well received and are very useful. With regard to the downstairs shower room and upstairs bathroom, these are both programmed to be refurbished early next year (am aware this does not help you). With regard to the mould in the downstairs shower room - I was very surprised, but we are sorting this out. Information and items mentioned, good to know and will be provided as soon as possible. Despite the shortcomings we do hope you have enjoyed your stay and the view from the cottage. Many thanks William Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kestrel2.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, fully equipped with everything you could need and Glendale is a lovely peaceful area."

    View at the front is beautiful. Lovely local walks round the area with plenty of wildlife/birds to see and Neist Point just a short drive away. Highly recommend Cafe Lephin and Jann's in Dunvegan (if anyone is a celiac both do gluten free) Three Chimneys Restaurant for a special treat is also very good. We very much enjoyed our visit and just what we wanted for our honeymoon. It was our first visit to The Isle of Skye! It won't be our last. M&R

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice old house with all modern comfort."

    Splendid views to Dunvegan Head. We enjoyed it very much.

    Reviewed by Claudio5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful house in stunning location."

    Very high standard of decor. We will most definitely return. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Great quiet side of NW Skye with some stunning views."

    Fabulous comfortable cottage with modern facilities, wi-fi and two bathrooms. Bathroom upstairs with overhead shower and good sized toilet with shower cubicle downstairs. Peaceful location, away from the frantic side of Skye but Portree only 40 mins away. Neist Point, 2 miles up the coast is worth a visit any time of the day but great for the setting sun. Plenty opportunity to see the stars on a clear night as there is very little light pollution. Twinkling lights on the horizon are the Western Isles. You really feel you are getting away from it all.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Croft house is in a fabulous location with terrific views!"

    We had a delightful stay. The cottage is modern and very comfortable it is well equipped, spacious and beautifully decorated. There is a very nice garden with a picnic table and we enjoyed lunch outside several times. We also enjoyed lunch whilst sitting at the window seat being entertained by the eagles, buzzards and hawks as they flew around Loch Poolteil. The wildlife here is amazing we saw seals and otters on the skerries by the pier and rabbits and some field mice sharing the grazings surrounding the cottage with the friendly sheep. We enjoyed local walks from the door every day, including Neist point lighthouse and the Lephin cafe (which has delicious home baking). We can’t wait to return to the Croft house!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Hot water is an issue - not enough in the tank for a single bath."

    Otherwise, very good.

    Dear, Thank you very much for your feedback. Is appreciated. Indeed, we had experienced the same on the hot water issue ourselves and have addressed this. We have installed a new boiler and I can safely say that there is now sufficient hot water all around and also to fill the bath. Thank you and kind regards, the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with picnic bench
  • Front lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 3.2 miles

The property

Glendale 2.3 miles.

Approached via a single track road and boasting picturesque views of The Minch, Outer Hebrides and pretty waterfalls is The Croft House, a detached former crofters house near the hamlet of Glendale on the Isle of Skye.

Find ample parking on the driveway, as well as an enclosed lawn garden, where you can first capture a glimpse of the wonderful sea views.

Step inside the property and kick off your shoes and hang your coats in the porch, before discovering a welcoming sitting room; Relax onto one of two sofas and enjoy a cosy night in with your favourite film as the open fire heats the room and adds to the cosy ambience, and the large bay window displays more of the spectacular views on offer.

The spacious and amply-equipped kitchen provides you with all the appliances you need to cook up a storm, while meals can be enjoyed together in the dining room beside the woodburning stove as you make plans for the remainder of your stay.

Catch up on rest in one of two bedrooms as you make your way upstairs to find a spacious king-size double and a twin, both of which offer stunning feature fireplaces and wonderful views, with shared access to the family bathroom, while the ground-floor shower room stops any morning queues and allows you to get ready in a hurry.

Enjoy sitting out in the enclosed back garden and enjoying lunch in the sunshine at the picnic table.

Head out and explore your surroundings, with the hamlet of Glendale just over two miles away offering a Post Office and convenience store, where you can stock up on any essentials, as well as a café.

Glendale is a wonderful place to observe wildlife, with bright and beautiful blooming flowers and the best chance on the island to observe migrating whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks offshore.

For a night off from cooking or to celebrate a special occasion, make a booking at Three Chimneys restaurant, which has ranked in the Top 100 restaurants in the UK.

A short car drive will bring you to the village of Dunvegan, which boasts a magnificent castle and gardens that has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years.

For a day at the beach, Coral Beach is not too far from Dunvegan on Loch Dunvegan and is a secluded spot with tropical blue water that is great for surfing and other watersports, as well as seeing birdlife and seals, while at low tide you can walk over to Lampay island to explore.

Head to the western end of the island near Waterstein to find Neist Cliff Viewpoint and Lighthouse, which has stood on a rocky cliff top overlooking the coast and a causeway for over 100 years.

The Croft House is a wonderful base from which to explore the Isle of Skye.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location

GLENDALE

Dunvegan 7.4 miles; Skye 28.6 miles

The township of Glendale lies in the far northwestern corner of the Isle of Skye. Glendale derives from the Gaelic 'Gleann Dail', meaning 'valley with level fields by a river' and is a nearly 19,000 acre estate extending from Neist Point to Loch Pooltiel. It is a great place to see magnificent wildlife, from bright and beautiful blooming flowers to an array of marine life known to inhabit the area, such as whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks. Glendale boasts a Post Office and village shop, while nearby is Three Chimneys restaurant, which is ranked in the top 100 in the UK, and is ideal for treating loved ones and for special occasions. A short journey brings you to the village of Dunvegan, home to a castle and gardens which has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years. Head to the west coast to discover the Neist Point Lighthouse, a lighthouse that has stood for more than 100 years on a rocky cliff top, overlooking a causeway and the magnificent coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas