“This holiday house is a lovely comfortable place.”
It is a great place to base yourself for exploring Skye.
“Greenbrae cottage is very comfortable and well stocked.”
The garden is secured for dogs and there is a good woodland walk. It is in a perfect location with a short walk to village which has shops cafes and an excellent resturant its also a perfect location for visiting other areas. I would highly recommend Greenbrae cottage.
“We had a great time in the Greanbree cottage and à wonderful weather !”
“Beds were hard and table in kitchen dirty.”
Other than that a lovely place.Well postioned.
“Great house with beautiful views.”
Good weather too!
“We had a very positive experience here in May 2018, perhaps helped by excellent weather.”
The cottage was perfect for us, with two bathrooms, washing machine, dishwasher, oven, and wireless internet. The only minor niggles were a hot water heater that we never quite mastered and the lack of a clothes dryer (though we understand the high cost of electricity... and we were able to dry our washing on the outside line and inside rack). The location was excellent, within walking distance to the town of Dunvegan with its small but well-stocked shops and in easy driving distance to Dunvegan Castle and walking sites on the west side of Skye. We were happy to visit in May so we could see the lambs running around just outside our window, a rare sight for most Americans.
We just spent a week there. A party of six and our Deerhound Mona had enough space. The open fire and lovingly decorated living room is a great plus. The terrace was also a real treat. You`ll find everything here for your perfect stay. The views are stunning. Either look to MacLeod`s tables or down onto Loch Dunvegan. The cottage is in walking distance to restaurants, stores and all you`ll need. At the same time you are all alone and only sheep can be heard around the house! For the dog they have a small fenced garden in the back. Great stay!
“Its the perfect location to venture around Skye and despite being walking distance to Dunvegan center it has that charming isolated feeling and pastoral setting.”
The facilities are great, and the cottage itself is really charming. If the weather is good you can enjoy the sun slowly setting over Loch Dunvegan and tinting MacLeod's tables into the most interesting light. We left unwillingly and hope to return soon!
Ideal location. Exactly as described in the details and very well equipped. Would benefit from a drier and king size beds.
“The house was ideal and catered for all tastes.”
Plenty of games and other items for use should the weather be foul. We had a great fortnight and only had three days where the weather was wet. This did not deter our outdoor adventures to the great Skye walks. If you plan ahead and have the right clothing then this is the place to come for a great hill walking experience. Also after doing the walks Portree Harbour Chippy is a great finish to the day where a catch of the day fish supper is available to fill any hunger pangs. The walks to Coral Beach, Fairy Pools and the Old Man of Storr are excellent and a must do no matter the weather. Another must do is climb Dunvegans, Durnish Point and when achieved you will be ready to visit the Old School House restaurant in Dunvegan where there is a great selection of food provided with excellent service. Book in advance.
Very homely, lovely property, well equipped not far outside of the main village, comfy and everything is on same level for myselfas cant do stairs although there is an upstairs bedroom.
“Lovely, well equipped cottage. Beautiful location.”
We have just returned from a lovely stay at Greenbrae. The location of the cottage is fantastic and within comfortable distance to visit areas on the north of the island. Dunvegan itself has two well stocked shops and a few bakeries so it's very easy to top up on supplies without going to Portree (30 min drive). We found Dunvegan to be beautiful as ever and enjoyed visiting the castle and grounds and enjoying the scenery and wildlife on offer with the many nearby walks. The cottage itself is clean and very well equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher etc and the owner had left some kitchen essentials (washing up liquid, sugar, etc.) which was very helpful. With bedding and towels provided we found our rooms to be very comfortable. The living room has both television and DVD player so perfect for rainy nights spent by the fire! We found that having two bathrooms was ample for our needs, the main bathroom being very spacious and with modern decor. The large kitchen meant we could all eat meals around the table, which was nice for an extended family group. Internet access is also provided way which was extremely useful. In all we had a brilliant stay and would happily recommend and return!
We had the most amazing holiday staying at Greenbrae, the cottage is everything you could ask for, well equipped, cosy and a real home from home. The location is great for travelling around the island and Dunvegan is within walking distance for groceries etc. I would definitely recommend Greenbrae and hope to return myself in the near future.
“A homely cottage that meets our groups needs”
When we booked the property for a one-week stay, it was fairly new on the listings so we had no reviews to compare it to. Thankfully by the time we went on our holiday the reviews had started and, on the whole, we agree with them. Our group was a good mix of very young, in the middle and growing old gracefully so quite a difficult group to please but despite this we were happy! The cottage is very easy to find with the directions given, set away from the road so there's not very much to hear and in any case the amount of traffic is fairly light. While there are other properties in the area, they are far enough away to still feel quite isolated. The garden is small but enough to dry washing and have a good play - although you are only a few minutes away from the proper outdoors! Facilities are good and there's most utensils in the kitchen you'll need for cooking. Large fridge/freezer so you can do a big shop without fear of space! A nice lounge with enough seating, a nice selection of DVDs for all the family and books. Bedrooms have a good enough space and storage - the advice on the first floor being sloped is very much useful to note! Areas to consider If you are planning on coming here, there are a few things that you should consider before using your hard earned money: 1. Toddlers/young children - this property is well suited for toddlers/young children with an enclosed garden, Freesat (CBeebies), a cupboard full of puzzles and games and very little in the way of things to damage. However - the bedroom with single beds is upstairs and the stairs/doorways are quite narrow. If you plan to use your standard popup safety gate - it will not fit. We did not request one from the owner at the time but would be important to check whether there is one if you have a ninja wee one like ours who can escape quietly! Also note that the single bedded room does directly face the stairs so your exploring monster does not need to sneak past any rooms to venture downstairs. 2. Nuclear oven - a point of interest. The oven is fantastic at cooking food, just more efficient than the indicated temperature so watch your food closely. Good example of this - bread that normally takes 20 minutes to cook was perfect in 8 minutes. 3. Tumble dryer - the first reviewer had this spot on. While it is not an essential, the changeable weather does impact on planning clothes washing/drying. There are radiators and a clothes horse but just useful to note. Useful hints/tips 1. The Old Bakery - you will read in the comments book that most people are very happy with the Old Bakery (a 5-10 minute walk) - every one of them is right. Fantastic value (for example 40p for a huge fruit scone) and always busy with locals and tourists. Ignore their advice at your peril! 2. Shopping - we have been to Skye before and have found the Co-op stores in Broadford and Portree can be variable with its available items. We fixed this problem by using ASDA Home Delivery. The issue is that they only deliver to the south of the island so ASDA have come up with a solution - agree to meet them in a car park and they will hand over the goods. So - if you plan your journey right (like we nearly did), you can get everything you need and substitues for anything ASDA cannot obtain. We used Broadford (ex-)Tourist Information Centre Car Park (VisitScotland, IV49 9AB) and wrote in the delivery notes "Car Park Collection" - it's about 50 minutes from there to the cottage so no need to worry about your freezer items defrosting! Deliveries as of Sept 2013 were Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 3. WiFi - it's free and very useful! There's no 3G and variable 2G (do not rely on it if you need to be in communication with the outside world). One workaround for this is to use Skype. It maybe an idea to have it logged in (possibly with an external phone number add-on) if you absolutely have to be contacted (but part of the mystery of the cottage is the remoteness of leaving all that behind!) Overall - a very nice cottage that did everything we needed it to - got us as far away from the mainland as possible and have a nice family week away!
House very comfortable and pet welcome. Everything included but a tumble drier. It would have been useful given the Scottish weather! Nice wee village. Go to the old bakery for cakes!
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
A charming detached whitewashed stone cottage set on a pretty hillside, in the village of Dunvegan on the magical Isle of Skye.
This Skye cottage is privately situated, accessed via its own driveway, and has fabulous views overlooking Loch Dunvegan and across to the famous MacLeod's Tables, curious-looking hills named as such due to their flat tops.
This Skye cottage is perfect for a family or group of friends who want to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye and soak up the fabulous scenery.
There are three bright bedrooms in this Dunvegan holiday home, with the ground floor bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room, making this a great cottage for the less mobile in the group.
The sitting room in this Skye cottage has a welcoming open fire, perfect for cosy nights in, and leads through to a spacious and very well-equipped kitchen with dining area, so when the chef is preparing lunch, company is never too far away.
Most of the rooms in this Dunvegan cottage boast loch views, so no matter the weather, you can enjoy the fabulous location.
To the front of this Skye cottage there is a neat paved patio area, from which you can simply gaze out across the loch and enjoy the peace, tranquillity and views, or perhaps enjoy a morning coffee or pre-dinner drink in the early evening sunshine.
This Dunvegan cottage is within easy walking distance of the very good facilities that the popular village has to offer, and there are good local hotels and restaurants, as well as live music in the pubs during the summer months.
Just a short drive away is the world-famous Dunvegan Castle, offering interesting tours and lovely walks through its pretty gardens.
Boat trips out to the seal colonies are well worth taking, and you can watch the lazy seals languish in comfort at close quarters.
Further on from the castle are the amazing coral beaches at Claigan - one of the most beautiful coastal locations on Skye.
From Dunvegan you can tour the whole of the island, and with so much to see and do, your welcoming Skye cottage will ensure a perfect holiday.
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.
- Oil central heating with open fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Front patio with furniture and BBQ
- Enclosed lawned garden
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop, pub and coast 10 mins walk
- Note: Sloping ceilings in first floor double and twin.
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About the location
Portree 22 miles.
The village of Dunvegan is set in the north west of Skye and contains a mixture of traditional stone and modern houses along with a selection of shops and hotels. About a mile from the village is Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan MacLeod, who have continuously occupied the castle since the 13th Century, and are said to have had dealings with the "wee folk" at the Fairy Bridge. Also in the area are the Cuillin Mountains with their fantastic rock forms and pinnacles, which many climbers would put at the top of their list. Other attractions on the Isle are plentiful - visit the Talisker Distillery or Portree, the island’s only town, set around its natural harbour, which boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants, and also offers Sea Eagle trips from the pier, which are extremely popular.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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