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Beaton's Croft House - Uig Skye

(Ref. 1060396)

Kilmuir near Uig, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent for a break from a frantic life, so quiet, so remote."

    The kitchen and its equipment (but no dishwasher) was fully functional and up to date, which is not often the case when renting a house.

    Thank you for your comments, the cottage did have a refurbishment last year sympathetic to the age and unique style of the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miguel4.7Jul 2024

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    Cosy, comfortable and atmospheric. Position suited us perfectly. An access point through the broken stone wall from house to clothes line would be good.

    Reviewed by Neal4.7Jun 2024

  • "A comfortable secluded House."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed.There is no telly or WiFi but we had a good signal on o2.The weather was not great but we felt relaxed. We would visit again.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful cosy black house in gorgeous location , private yet accessible ,"

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2024

  • "We noticed two windows wouldn’t lock (bedroom and kitchen) as we were only there three nights this only inpacted on our first night(very windy)."

    Apart for this we had a great time on Skye and in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this wonderful little house."

    It was clean, cosy, and had everything we needed. Great location and ideal for an escape from the hectic digital world. We loved it and will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage oozes character & is set in a beautiful peaceful location with wonderful views."

    It is well equipped, cosy & comfortable, everything you need after a day out exploring the island. We loved it so much we’ve already booked another stay in a couple of weeks time!

    We are very lucky to have such a unique house within our portfolio of holiday cottages at NTS. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage could not be more perfect."

    It has everything you need, nothing more, nothing less. Furnished simply but beautifully and very clean. The location is absolutely stunning, private, peaceful. We’ll be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, cosy and comfortable."

    Very much enjoyed the TV/online-free week - cooking, reading and puzzles in front of the fire were what I wanted to do, and I know I would have watched TV/been online if that had been available as the weather was not ideal. It is clear in the listing that these are not available, and that's one of the reasons I booked. The Denby kitchen supplies are excellent. I've been wanting to book for years and it didn't disappoint. If it had been calmer (it was blowing a hoolie all week) I would have enjoyed sitting outside and star-gazing - maybe next time. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2023

  • "Rating((★★★★★): Our recent stay at this charming cottage was nothing short of magical."

    Nestled at the very tip of the island, it offered a truly enchanting experience that transported us back in time while providing all the modern comforts we could wish for. Location (★★★★★): The cottage's location was a dream come true for nature enthusiasts. Perched at the edge of Skye, it provided breathtaking views of the ocean, vast fields dotted with peacefully grazing sheep, and majestic mountains in the distance. The sense of tranquility that enveloped us was unparalleled. The only sounds that broke the silence were the soothing bleats of sheep, the melodies of birds soaring overhead, the distant crashing of the sea, and the occasional passing farmer's vehicle. If you seek an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is the place to be. Accommodations (★★★★★): The cottage itself was a delightful blend of traditional Scottish charm and modern amenities. Its cleanliness and warmth made us feel right at home. The interiors exuded a rustic charm, with cozy furnishings that invited relaxation. We particularly enjoyed the wood-burning fireplace, which added to the overall ambiance and kept us toasty during the cooler evenings. The cottage was equipped with all the conveniences one could ask for, including a well-appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, and a modern bathroom. The attention to detail in preserving the cottage's historical character while ensuring it met contemporary standards was commendable. Hospitality (★★★★★): The hosts were gracious and accommodating, providing us with all the information we needed for a smooth stay. They also offered valuable insights into the local attractions, helping us make the most of our time on the Isle of Skye. It was evident that they took great pride in sharing this hidden gem with their guests. Overall Experience (★★★★★): Our stay was nothing short of wonderful. It allowed us to disconnect from the digital world and immerse ourselves in the raw beauty of Scotland's highlands. Whether we were sipping a warm cup of tea by the window, taking leisurely walks in the fields, or stargazing at night, every moment was filled with enchantment. If you're looking for a peaceful and picturesque getaway, this cottage is the perfect choice. Our time at the Isle of Skye cottage was a truly magical experience that left us with cherished memories. We can't wait to return to this idyllic retreat and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone seeking a taste of Scotland's timeless beauty.

    Reviewed by Gwendolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beaton's Croft is a wonderful little cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable in its cosy rooms. It proved to be a perfect starting point for beautiful hikes in the fantastic and diverse landscape of Trotternish peninsula.

    Thank you very much for the lovely comments about Beaton's. We hope to welcome you back to Beaton's or one of the other NTS properties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beaton's croft house was a very good holliday cottage."

    It was beautiful situated with a nice view at the sea. We had a good time there. Klaas-Pieter Touw, The Netherlands

    Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Klaas-pieter4.7Jul 2023

  • "We found the cottage comfortable and adequately equipped for our week’s stay."

    We were aware that the location is remote, and found that the single track approach road was well supplied with passing places, but alarming to use when passing wide vehicles and especially people driving too fast.

    Many thanks for the lovely comments about Beatons. Police Scotland do publish advice on using single track roads and passing places but unfortunately not everyone takes care on a single track road. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Jul 2023

  • "A beautifully restored crofter's cottage just like the ones at the Museum of Island Life just up the road, but made inside neat and comfortable with every convenience."

    Ideal way to visit Skye.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Beaton's Croft House is a very special and unique. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very lovely accomodation We enjoyed every minute in this beautiful cottage and couldn't have wished for more."

    It think you get exactly what they discribe

    Reviewed by Stella5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything we needed."

    Location was amazing. Internet or a TV would have been good for evenings. The sofa was a bit small and uncomfortable. Also seemed to be a bug issue in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7May 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2023

  • "Missing wall lamp"

    Reviewed by Susie4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable time."

    The cottage is warm , cosy and draft free. The brand new kitchen has everything you need for your stay and the 6ft wide bed was very comfortable. All the furnishings and fittings inside are of a high quality without taking anything away from the original features in the Croft. Our EE phones didn’t work in the Croft because of the thick walls but did work by the windows and outside. All in all a great holiday and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from the rush of modern life.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, Beaton's Croft House is quite unique and great to read you noticed the refurbishment we recently carried out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Idyllic property which provided everything we expected/ wanted and more."

    Whether the half bottle of single malt was provided by NTS, or left by a previous occupant, it was also very much appreciated. Slainte. As for Sykes, the organisation/ payment/ directions & instructions/ reminders, were second to none. We’d definitely book via you/ them, again. Thanks for a wonderfully relaxing week. Geoff & Julie

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Beaton's Croft or any of the other NTS cottages in Scotland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2022

  • "A perfect base for a week's hillwalking."

    Arrangements for access well-communicated. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with good kitchen facilities for self-catering. We loved the character of the place and the style of the conversion. It was a little frustrating not to have easy access to WiFi, but this was made very clear in the listing, so not a real problem as we were able to make alternate arrangements for access. Thank you!

    Many thanks for your kind comments, Beaton's Croft is very unique even for us at National Trust for Scotland as it is the only thatched property we let as a holiday home. Wifi and mobile phone signals are very variable in the Highlands and Islands generally. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2022

  • "A small house with huge character, in a peaceful setting with good views."

    Very cozy inside with a comfortable bed, nicely appointed kitchen and combined dining and seating area with a coal burning stove that helped to keep things warm! Having spoken to the property manager it must be a real labour of love to keep the house warm and dry through the Skye winters while retaining its authentic character, it was a privilege to stay in such a unique historic croft house. Skye information leaflets were useful, and the Museum of Island Life a few minutes up the road is a must see to get a sense of how the crofters lived.

    Many thanks for your positive comments about Beatons Croft and we hope to welcome you back in the future at Beatons or any of the other NTS properties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2022

  • "Very cosy and adequate for our stay."

    Enjoyed the quiet and stunning views. A small hiccup at the start in that we couldn't get in, annoying after a long drive. The cottage was supposed to be open with key inside. It was locked. Following loads of phone calls a lady turned up and opened up for us. Other than that all went well.

    Thank you for your comments. We are not sure why the door had been locked before your arrival. We have updated our joining details. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn3.8Jun 2022

  • "The stay self was delightful."

    The accommodation was as expected, except for one thing. We had booked a twin occupancy, and underlined this again when I spoke to your operative on the telephone the week before we were due to arrive. We found the bed made up as a double. We were not able to locate anything that would allow us to remake the bed as twins. A small point perhaps, but we did book the cottage because it was advertised as a twin/double. On the plus side, your directions as to how to reach this remote location with perfectly adequate. Again on the plus side the accommodation was comfortable, clean, and warm, which I hadn’t expected. Full marks for that.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Great to read that you were warm and comfortable. The note about splitting the beds into singles was sent to the housekeeper and we are sorry that this instruction wasn't carried out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2022

  • "The only thing that I feel would be useful would be a shelf above the sink in ..."

    The only thing that I feel would be useful would be a shelf above the sink in the showroom as there was nowhere to put toothbrushes

    Reviewed by Jillian4.7Sep 2021

  • "The traditional nature of the croft."

    It was like walking through a time tunnel into the past. Loved the location and setting.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2021

  • "Surprised by how scruffy the wooden floors were."

    ...need a good sand. Arm rests on the couch and armchair were grubby. Cutlery and crockery absolutely minimal. Tasteful curtains in rooms but effect ruined by a cheap turquoise bed side lamp. Toilet roll holder falling apart.. However the cottage itself was truly lovely and the setting magnificent. Pity about the interior. We have already booked a cottage with you next year but would like to be assured that the interior is of a higher standard. Pease reply

    Reviewed by Valerie3.1May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with a zip & link bed which can be twin on request
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Night storage heaters and wooodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge, microwave, CD player, radio, and selection of books
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack of fuel supplied for the Wood Burner, extra fuel can be purchased locally
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking at rear of cottage
  • Lawn with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: Assistance dogs only are allowed
  • Note: There is no WiFi or TV at this property, there is mobile network coverage provided by Vodafone & O2 which will give you internet access
  • Note: There are small steps up to certain rooms in the property
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

The property

Uig 6.4 miles.

Enveloped by the magnificent landscape of the Isle of Skye is this secluded thatched croft house, Beaton’s Croft.

This National Trust for Scotland property dates back to the 19th century and achieved A-listing for its historical importance.

The enchanting ground-floor property is bursting with character and history, perfect for a romantic break or for two friends to escape for a moment of peace.

Step back in time as you enter this wonderful cottage, soaking up the traditional interior, classic features and charming décor, combined with contemporary amenities for your self-catered stay.

Take a seat next to the crackling woodburning stove in the intimate setting of the sitting room, decorated with wooden flooring and a sloped ceiling, as you catch up with your loved ones over a cup of tea, or lose yourself in a captivating novel during a rainy afternoon.

Dining experiences can be enjoyed in this peaceful spot at the delightful dining table, or choose to use it as a space for an exciting night of board games.

Prepare all your meals in the modest yet amply equipped kitchen, fitted with all the necessary amenities for a week-long stay.

Unwind into your evening within the charming bedroom, finding original doorways, ample storage and a bedside light to create a snug setting to catch up on your rest.

Utilise the shower room to prepare for your day, stepping into the walk-in shower for a brisk rinse, before wrapping a warm towel around yourself from the heated rail.

Breathe in the fresh country air in your own private garden, overlooking the incredible landscape of rolling hills, rugged mountaintops and far-reaching fields.

The property itself was built in the 19th century with four other crofts, tenanted by the four Gillies brothers, resting among the township of Bornesketaig, which is now populated with the ruins of the old church, well worth observing on a leisurely stroll.

The village of Uig can be found just a short car journey away, boasting two local shops and pubs where you can stop for a quick shop and some tasty pub food, there's also two charming independent businesses to visit, including Uig Pottery and Skye Brewery.

Embark on a mountain hike through the awe-inspiring peaks of the Cuillin Mountains, taking on various challenging walking and hiking trails, with climbing opportunities and incredible views to discover.

Alternatively, find even more adventure at the Quiraing landslip, offering photo-worthy walks around tall cliffs, secluded plateaus and rocky peaks.

Discover Whitewave: Skye's Outdoor Centre for an adrenaline-filled day out, with activities including kayaking, abseiling, mountain boarding, hill walking, crating and archery.

Further afield, you can sample some of Scotland's finest whisky at Talisker Distillery before heading over to the local bay for a day at the historic beach, or visit the capital town of Portree for a busy day exploring an array of shops, cafés, pubs and a wealth of amazing restaurants for a celebratory meal.

An unforgettable escape awaits at Beaton's Croft, boasting a hidden retreat among astonishing landscapes.

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-30360-F

National Trust For Scotland

Whether searching for your next city to explore, or seeking a homely dwelling to relax in with your loved ones in rural surroundings, the wonderful collection of properties from National Trust for Scotland is sure to have something perfect for you. Discover the beauty of Scotland's two national parks and stunning countryside, with lots of properties catering to a wealth of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on your doorstep, with some featuring additional facilities for angling, field sports and cycling, making it easy to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively city scenes of Scotland, with properties in and around Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, all teeming with historic sites, beautiful architecture and plenty of entertainment. Being Scotland's largest conservation charity, National Trust for Scotland has been able to beautifully preserve and renovate many historic buildings to offer unique holiday locations. With over two-million visitors each year across twenty-seven castles and great houses, forty-six munros, thirty-five major gardens and designed landscapes, and seven national nature reserves, National Trust for Scotland has something for everyone. Each property is equipped with all you need for a self-catered stay, with kitchens complete with essential appliances and more, dining areas to come together for hearty meals, and many sitting rooms boasting open fires or woodburning stoves to settle down in front of, not to mention elegant bedrooms and sparkling bathrooms where you can feel refreshed. Bring your canine companion along with you to some of the properties, and keep up to date with the world via the WiFi connections offered in most cottages. With more and more people discovering the beauty and allure of Scotland every year, ensure your stay is special with a National Trust for Scotland cottage.

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About the location


Portree 15 miles.

The village of Uig (pronounced "Oo-ig"), at the northern tip of Skye, rests on the shores of Loch Snizort, Skye’s largest sea loch off the Atlantic. The village boasts two pubs, two shops, a hotel, a filling station and cafe, as well as two other businesses well-worth a visit. Uig Pottery sells a range of high quality pottery produced on-site, while the Skye Brewery sells its own superb real ales from the brewery shop. Sheltered by high cliffs, the bay is one of the most beautiful in Skye, and is home to the ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides. Wildlife in the area includes golden eagles, sea eagles, pilot whales, seals and dolphins. The attractions of the Isle, including the main town of Portree, are all within easy reach of this tranquil base.

There is no WiFi or TV at this property, there is mobile network coverage provided by Vodafone & O2 which will give you internet access. No pets