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Carn Liath

Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 968865)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

20 Customer Reviews

  • "In general the property was amazing."

    .. plenty of space and storage and in a beautiful area A few things took the shine off the stay..... At the outset the en-suite lights didn’t work and despite visits and assurances by the house manager (Jamie), they still were not working by the end of the week The dishwasher leaked all over the utility room floor the first time we used it, and this wasn’t fixed either, so everything we used had to be hand washed The entrance to the home from the car park was approached via a set of stairs which was not lit, and considering we arrived after dark, about 6pm! We couldn’t see the steps, resulting in 1 adult and a child tripping over the bottom step..... unnecessary tears had it simply had a wee light There were utensils missing or broken, and there was a broken glass and mug put away in the cupboard On the whole the census of opinion on our visiting party was that we had a fantastic holiday, helped by the access to the pool table, and plenty of games and books We had a great time and would certainly recommend the cottage and Sykes to others, but I would feel it remiss if I didn’t give you feedback in improving the home Thank you

    Reviewed by DaveNov 2021

  • "Brilliant location, good size accomodation for a large party."

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Its an absolutely lovely house and we really enjoyed staying there."

    Things that could improve the experience: - the beds are not especially comfy; perhaps new mattresses are overdue - we had to clean all the hair out of the ensuite shower drain to allow water to recede - there is a ridiculously small bin in the kitchen for a house for 8 people.

    Reviewed by FleurAug 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely excellent for 7 of us."

    Never stayed anywhere with so many communal rooms! We loved the games room and played a lot of pool :). Excellent WiFi. Comfortable beds. Great utility room, plenty of space all round and really well equipped. We thought the location and outlook was brilliant. Would not hesitate to return. Small point but the garden - whilst massive - is not enclosed and is technically shared with neighbouring cottage. We pushed the bins over so our dog wouldn't wander over to neighbour's back door but had to watch him, which was all right but might be difficult for a livelier or wandering dog. Secondly one of the double beds was fairly small so one couple used a single room too! We still found the house exceeded our expectations though.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Feel bad saying this as the owners were absolutely lovely and very helpful."

    However the property was a little tired around the edges for some of the fixtures and fittings, especially given the high price tag. It is, however, conveniently located, a large property, and has lots more potential. The owners were very responsive and did their best when a number of faults occurred, including the boiler and the dishwasher breaking down (obviously these things happen, so this is not a complaint and they did sort things out rapidly).

    Reviewed by BenedictJul 2021

  • "Love Skye and the cottage was lovely the only thing was the whirlpool bath , we coudnt get enough hot water to fill it to required level."

    Tried a couple if times. Other than that really enjoyed our stay x would definitely book this again .x

    Reviewed by EleanorJul 2021

  • "Great location, only 10 mins away from Portree and wonderfully accommodating."

    Couple of tips , if you are using the Ensuite in the master bedroom, turn the power to low before switching on then move it up to high ( it cuts out if you start it at high) Also WiFi extender did not work. Apart from the 2 minor things mentioned, we had a great and relaxing time , highly recommended place to stay

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage with great views"

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2021

  • "A fabulous house with loads of room for a family of 6."

    The well equipped dining kitchen, lounge(s) and games room was terrific Perfectly situated and nice and cosy to come back to after a full days exploring. Only negative was that the mattresses on the beds were so soft. If there was any reason not to book here again it would possibly be because of the achy backs in the morning! But on the whole a lovely comfortable family feel house

    Reviewed by GordonOct 2020

  • "Location of cottage is excellent for exploring Skye."

    As Skye has no gas the heating side of things is a bit of a challenge to master in this cottage but this is a minor issue vastly outweighed by the great kitchen and lounge.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "Perfect family home."

    Peaceful location and central to portree and Uig.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "It was very difficult to find property especially after a long drive."

    The Post Code is very miss leading and takes you no where near the property. The property is on the main road with good landmarks to find it. We were advised that others had found similar difficulties and it has been reported to Sykes who in their wisdom have simply chosen to ignore clients problems. Not a very good recommendation for Sykes Cottages

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "The cottage was a great size and the kitchen well equipped."

    We never quite got to grips with the storage heaters but some rooms had additional heating. The fire in the lounge makes a constant noise. Some improvements could be made elsewhere. Not all single beds are used by children and although the twin bedded room was fine, a couple of single rooms did not have good quality mattresses. It’s not always families that book cottages, very often it’s groups of friends and adults need decent beds otherwise they don’t sleep well. The jacuzzi bath would be great if there was a shower curtain you could pull around the bath. I used it once and the floor got soaked so I had to turn it off. Pointless having it if you can’t use it.

    Reviewed by KayNov 2019

  • "We loved the home!"

    Everything was wonderful! The location was perfect and the view was fantastic. Thank you!

    Reviewed by ToddJul 2019

  • "House is big and nice overall, but of the 3 showers/bath tubs, two of them are a bit unusable (one fancy bath tub with hydromassage does not have any curtain or similar and water goes out creating a mess)."

    Fridge is huge and modern but it was not working properly,not going below 11 degrees even if we set it to the mininum. We paid double than in other places in Scotland,but this is the price in Skye Island I guess.

    Reviewed by FerranMay 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2018

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location and quite convenient to the wonderful town of Portree and other scenic attractions."

    It was well appointed and charming. If there was any criticism it would be the lack of extra bedding and towels. The nights were chilly and extra blankets are nice as we prefer cooler temps for sleeping.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2018

  • "The cottage was centrally located for everything we wanted to do during our stay."

    It was a very comfortable place to come back to after our days out.

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2018

  • "The host was a great person and the neighbours are very friendly and highly helpful."

    The house was so great we are thinking to go back to skye only to stay once again in this property.

    Reviewed by Rajeswara Bhanu MurtMay 2018

  • "My family and I had a wonderful time in Isle of Skye, Carn Liath house were amazing , we had everything we need."

    Reviewed by PiscesMar 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 2 x first floor single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Snug room with electric fire
  • Games room with pool table.
  • Electric heating and two electric fires
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and rear shared lawns
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 miles
  • Note: This property has a £150 Good Housekeeping bond which Sykes have authorisation to take costs out up to 7 days of your departure if any reported issues
  • Note: If using this property for reasons other than a holiday, please contact Sykes Holiday cottages to advise.

The property

Portree 6 miles.

This pleasant, semi-detached cottage overlooks the stunning Lock Snizort Beag, 6 miles from the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye.

With its beautifully remote location, Carn Liath is the perfect stay for a group of friends and family to have relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle.

Step up into the cottage with a homely sitting room to your right, it hosts comfortable sofas, a TV and a warming electric fire to make those cold nights just that bit cosier.

Further down the fresh hallway sits a rustic, country cottage-style kitchen diner with a large dining table, characterful dresser and a well-equipped kitchen area with high quality appliances.

You get a choice of relaxing areas with this property as there is also a delightful snug room with plenty of cosy seating and a fire.

The ground floor also offers two charming, well-presented bedrooms and a family bathroom with stylish tiling and a whirlpool bath.

The first floor of Carn Liath is under the sloping ceiling, velux windows light up the 3 splendid bedrooms which are accompanied by excellent views.

The interior of the property is topped off with a light and bright games room which is home to a small snooker table, perfect for a rainy day.

To the front and back of the cottage there is spacious lawned gardens for you to make the most of in the sunny weather.

Portree comes a short drive away, it offers a fine range of amenities as well as a stunning harbour.

Carn Liath is a splendid cottage in a great secluded location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

If booking this property for reasons other than a holiday, please contact Sykes Cottages.

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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.

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