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Hawthorn Dene

(Ref. 1026321)

Torrin near Broadford, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning quiet location overlooking the mountains, nice clean cosy property."

    Log fire was great with temps below -7 on a few nights. Even saw a couple ice skating on the nearby loch!!. Property was very clean on arrival, welcome pack superb, bottle of wine too! Don't agree with previous comments re. shower curtain, it looked brand new and what's wrong with a shower curtain, hardly can be described as unhygienic! Only improvement I could think of would be a dishwasher but just being fussy! Overall fantastic property, great communication by owner, would not hesitate to return.

    Thanks for your kind feedback. In an ideal world we would love to add a dishwasher, but this would involve a rejig of the whole kitchen to make space, which we can't really stretch to at the moment. Hope it is a bit warmer next time you visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jan 2024

  • "The cottage is perfect, a true home away from home and so comfortable and cosy."

    Set in a stunning location, with amazing mountain views from the garden and only a short walk to a beautiful beach.

    Thanks for your kind review. I think you've nailed what we love about the cottage too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and stunning gardens well maintained bonus of a washing line aswell !"

    The weather while we were there was unbelievable pure sun shine 5 out of the 7 days ! Couldn't ask for anything more perfect than a glass of wine my husband with his liqueur sat in the Beautiful garden watching the sun go down behind the mountains...we both agreed that is the definition of perfection!! Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Lovely big fluffy towels! Comfy sofas and great size TV! Comfy bed loved your pillows to the point I'm going to order one for myself!! The bathroom was lovely my only niggle about the bathroom was the shower curtain we would of preferred a screen as just think it's more hygienic. Kitchen was well equipped with plenty of pots and pans if you wanted to cook at home. Only thing I would say about the kitchen is the oven needs a scrub before use but that didnt bother us as we ate out. We loved our stay and we would definitely go back! Thanks again

    Reviewed by Kayleigh4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week touring around Skye and the cottage is situated in a great position to reach all points of interest , and in a most beautiful setting in Torrin with the convenience of getting to Broadford for supplies."

    The welcome pack including an Easter chocolate gift was much appreciated. The owner and caretaker were responsive when I contacted them at the end of my stay. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for self catering. The heating is good so it is always warm with lots of hot water available. The listing is accurate about the stairs , I slipped down them on last couple of steps wearing socks - bring soled slippers ! Bag of kindling supplied only so buy logs if you want a decent fire. The WiFi is good and we were able to access Netflix etc on TV. The main bedroom double bed mattress is too soft / used, we ended up in the 2 single beds and our son was in the double! Bed linen clean, small bath towels , bath mat with bleach marks for hand towel in bathroom, no rubber mat so need to be careful accessing shower (not the most hygienic so hand rail on wall as another guest mentioned, would be useful). The cottage looks like it is partially upgraded with some new carpets / flooring in dining area with other areas like the kitchen units // flooring looking tired and bit grubby. The oven is dirty. Many of the surfaces were dusty and behind pieces of furniture / skirting need a good clean. (We dropped something behind a bedside chest and had to pull it out) The owner advised that there is some leakage/ roof work being undertaken , that will hopefully solve the musty smell / dampness particularly in the main bedroom / dining room fireplace along with a deep clean.

    Reviewed by Janice3.4Apr 2023

  • "Doug is very prompt at responding and very good at establishing contact."

    The cottage was very spacious with a very relaxing lounge. However, the oven was dirty and had not been cleaned in quite a while. As a result, a stale smell emitted from the oven upon use. The lampshade over the dining table was thick with dust. The hoover had not been emptied in a very long time as it was full of dust, dirt and hairs. Unfortunately, a shower curtain was in place instead of a, more hygenic, glass shower screen. The shower curtain was also well worn and not as clean as it could be. I would suggest changing to a shower screen. Either that, at least, or ensuring either a cleaner shower curtain or that the shower curtain be replaced between each new booking. With a little more attention to cleanliness, I would rate the property much higher.

    Dear Dawn, I am very sorry to hear your stay at the cottage fell short in the areas you have highlighted. We will of course be looking to address the points you have raised. Thanks for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette Dawn3.1Mar 2023

  • "Hawthorn Dene is an absolute gem in an amazing setting."

    The house is clean, comfortable and warm. I loved my stay there and definitely want to return at some stage. The owner is very communicative with any questions you might have which was very reassuring when we had a load of snow!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    We absolutely loved our stay and have already booked to come back this year. Thank you for such a great week

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was such a lovely cozy cottage and owner left a welcome pack a long with a much appreciated bottle of wine."

    The dogs loved the garden to run around in. Shame weather was not good, it rained all week. At least at the end of the day coming back from exploring Skye you came home to a warm cozy cottage to unwind in. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and will probably come to this cottage again for a holiday on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

    Thank you Melinda. So glad you enjoyed Skye and the cottage, even if the weather was a let down for your week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Jan 2023

  • "First visit to Skye and instantly captivated!"

    Doug is a communicative and helpful host and the house is very lovely apart from the rather unpleasant and unsightly carpet stains in the living room which without even a nice rug over them to at least conceal are rather off-putting. However, as I saw Doug's response to a previous guest's review highlighting the same issue, that the flooring would be redone in December, I have rebooked the cottage for Easter 2023!

    Sarah, we are delighted to have you back so soon. Skye does that to people. You are right the living room carpet has taken a hammering this year and looks terrible. It is scheduled to be changed before our next guests arrive for Christmas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Nov 2022

  • "Very comfortable very clean everything you need but the stairs are not ideal for ..."

    Very comfortable very clean everything you need but the stairs are not ideal for older people other than that a place I would recomend to stay see

    Thanks for your feedback. You're right. Unfortunately, the stairs are steep and narrow and not really suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely little cottage and very easy to find."

    My first major disaster? I was unable to get the telly working (not very tech savvy tbh). I e mailed the host and i swear to God he must have responded to it before i even sent it! Excellent service and great to have a telly where you didn’t need to get your binoculars out to see it! The garden is very secure. My dog is an escapologist but he didn’t suss it, so i could leave the back door open without worrying. Sad to see though, when i was patrolling the garden to collect his ‘presents’, that some owners hadnt bothered to do. Disgusting really. Anyhow, the cottage was very comfy with everything you could require in the kitchen and the bedding and towels were lovely. The bed itself was a tad too soft for me but nothing that a couple of tablets in the morning couldn’t sort out. Lots of info to peruse, walking books and so on. The welcome pack too was a nice thought. I was a little disappointed to see there were no grab rails in the shower which necessitated me taking baths instead, and also an old fashioned shower curtain. i find them to be annoying as they tend to cling to you and i feel are unhygienic. Having said that as i didn’t use the shower i avoided the clinging curtain. Also i thought that some carpets were a bit dirty and needed a clean and the kitchen, although extremely functional, was a little dated and also not much work tops, although there was more than enough space to rectify this. Had i been with a family, i may have struggled at meal times, but as there was only me, i coped ok. All in all a very nice experience and if i were to go back would stay here. I certainly would recommend it to others. Thank you xx

    Thanks for your detailed feedback, which we will be taking on board. We have new floorcoverings on order for downstairs and fitting is planned for December. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Sep 2022

  • "2 bedrooms, one with 2 singles with firm mattresses, 2nd bedroom with double with medium soft top(memory foam) pocket sprung mattress."

    Wi-Fi great. Cake shop down the road definitely worth a visit. Local beach 1/2 k walk good to walk to do on nice day. Fully enjoyed our stay-thank you

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent location and lovely cottage with everything we needed, would definitely stay again"

    Thanks Mark, and thanks for your help during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Hawthorn Dene, the cottage is in a lovely peaceful location."

    Great garden for our border collie Bow to play in. House very clean and a lovely comfy bed. Great walks on the doorstep. If we came back to Skye we would stay at Hawthorn Dene for sure.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Cosy and comfortable. The owner was very helpful and friendly. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet location, everything you could possibly need included."

    Immediate reply from the host over a minor issue which was soon sorted. Dog friendly, secure enclosed garden for very small dogs. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, especially the bottle of wine by us and the dog biscuits by Millie. It was also nice to have a decent sized TV. Good Wifi reception, though obviously, as expected, no mobile signal. Very comfortable beds. Loved it. Would definitely stay there again Tricia & John Honour

    So glad you had a good week. Thanks for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "3rd time here and feels nicer each time we visit."

    Lovely place, lovely surroundings. Great garden for dogs and clean comfortable house. A couple of lovely cafes close by. All positive. Absolutely no negatives in our view.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in the most glorious setting!"

    Ideally placed for local shops and walks. Cottage itself is beautifully furnished and very comfortable with a lovely welcome gift for both us and our dogs. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage was outstanding, with such attention to detail that a whole family could move into the property and not need anything but clothes!"

    It was so well equipped and the location was perfect. We drove all around Skye and didn't come across anywhere better to stay, so when we return it will be to Hawthorne Dene! Thank you so much for the best holiday in a very long time.

    Reviewed by Teleah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Hawthorne Dene is a very well equipped and cosy holiday cottage in a great area of Skye."

    We liked the nice touches such as having maps of the area in the house and some goodies on our arrival- even dog treats (just a shame we haven't got a dog!). We agree with other reviewers that the photos on the website don't do it justice. I was very wary of the kitchen as there were no pictures of any equipment but there is a full size fridge freezer, lots of cupboard space, washing machine and a great cooker so no need to have worried. Also the dining table is full size whereas the picture on the website only shows it at half size. This is actually a really nice room just off the kitchen. The lap trays provided were also a nice touch, We would certainly stay here again.

    Thanks for your kind and helpful feedback. We've now added some new photographs to the listing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Mar 2022

  • "The property is excellent!"

    Beautifully clean, well equipped, thoughtfully presented, well organised and the bed linen and towels are a delight. Thank you!

    Thanks for your kind comments Corrie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Corrie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Actually better than we thought it would be."

    The photos don't do it justice, it's actually better than the pictures suggest. Very well presented, thoroughly clean, and a very comfortable bed!!

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and has everything needed to be a home from home."

    The welcome pack is excellent and we loved the log burner. A very cozy cottage in the heart of the Cuillin mountains.

    Thanks for your kind words Gill. So glad you had a comfortable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Doug's cottage, and it certainly won't be our last."

    Just as before we really enjoyed our stay, the croft is well furnished with all you could want for a comfortable stay, and is superbly located for a quieter experience of Skye, whilst being close enough to access lots of interesting places.

    Thanks Tom. Hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2021

  • "Second time there."

    Will be going again. Great garden for dogs. Comfortable and clean. No complaints.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is very well furnished and the kitchen supplied with everything we needed, including small and large cafetières, spacious fridge/freezer, microwave, salt and pepper mills (which I personally think is a lovely touch) and plenty cooking utensils."

    Plenty of storage space - under beds, hanging space in cupboards upstairs and hooks galore. Love the little torches provided too. The television has FreeSat so plenty channels. The garden is great - really big so great for kids to play in and totally enclosed so perfect for dogs. There are sheep roaming around so dogs would have to be kept on leads when walking anywhere from the house. Can't fault the cottage at all.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Good stay and certainly one of the better places we have stayed at."

    Kitchen was well equipped but could do with dish washer which would also reduce water usage. A compost bin would be useful for food waste and would be environmentally friendly . The bed mattress in master bedroom too soft and chest of draws would be useful in main bedroom. Upstairs of house could be better ventilated and in smaller room their was smell of mildew. We did have very nice stay at the property with beautiful views - very restful and peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    The owner was so helpful and friendly even e-mailed us the local newspaper for details of what was on in local area. Highly recommendee

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "We loved the location, I think were slowly working our way around all the places to stay in Torrin."

    I’ve been visiting the village my whole life, and used to stay in a family friends’ traditional Croft. This brought back many memories of that building, it’s got some lovely old features to the building, but has been sympathetically updated. The plot is great, having fantastic views to the Cuillins, ample parking and great space for the dog to run around. We found the facilities spot on, absolutely nothing to grumble about, and a logo for thought had obviously been given to what would be needed whilst staying there. The instruction pack was one of the best I’ve ever received for a holiday property, too. We’ll definitely be back some time.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a lovely house in a great location especially if you're a walker."

    The garden was perfect for the dogs. The house was clean and and warm. Upstairs ceilings are lower than usual so be aware. Views from the house are exceptional. There is also Mrs Mack's just down the track opposite for rolls and coffee and Amy's place down the road.... opening hours vary. Will return as loved it there.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, well equipped cottage in the perfect location."

    Stunning views. Will book again

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2020

  • "This is a very nice cottage, well equipped and situated in a a quiet village."

    The garden is fully enclosed for our dogs as described. The cottage was very clean. I would only recommend one thing and that there was no table in the garden although there were chairs.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.5 miles, pub within 5.6 miles
  • Note: The property is not suitable for children under five
  • Note: There's a narrow staircase within the property
  • Scottish licensing number: HI-30092-F.

The property

Broadford 5.7 miles.

Resting on the delightful Isle of Skye is this traditional Scottish Island croft house, ideal for a serene getaway for a small family.

Hawthorn Dene, surrounded by stunning countryside views in an enclosed garden; this white detached house boasts a homey country feel.

The front entrance welcomes you with a handy vestibule, great for hanging up any rain-soaked coats or mucky boots.

Warm up in the cosy sitting room, complimented with a delightful woodburning stove; rest your legs on one of the sofas as you chill out with an evening film to end your day.

Rustle up a hearty meal in the spacious kitchen, fitted with all the necessities you need for a self-catered stay in this remote location, including an oven, hob and washing machine.

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the family dining room completed with a feature stone fireplace, relishing in some much needed catch-up time with your kids and partner away from any distractions.

When you're ready for bed, take yourself up the narrow staircase into one of the charming bedrooms, enclosed with snug sloped ceilings, countryside views and ample storage.

Unwind in a soothing bath, relaxing your muscles after a long day of walking, or choose to wake up with a refreshing morning shower in the family bathroom.

The enclosed garden space is a lovely spot to breathe in the fresh air, and take a minute for yourself surrounded by the still ether of nature.

Torrin is a very tranquil fishing and crofting village within the Isle of Skye, compromised of one farm shop, a cafe and a perfect spot for a peaceful walk away from the busy hustle and bustle of daily life.

Close by is the village of Broadford, a great tourist spot where you can access a large supermarket, post office, public transport, pubs, restaurants, and cafes, many of these source fresh local seafood.

Thrill-seeking visitors can take kayaking lessons, hire bicycles, or experience a sea plane trip, whilst Broadford Pier takes you over to Kyle and Kyleakin via boat.

The Isle of Skye is home to amazingly beautiful opportunities that you cannot miss, Swim in the Fairy Pools at Glenn Brittle, take a boat trip over to Loch Coruisk, try axe throwing at Ace Skye, or discover Armadale Castle & Gardens.

If you're looking for a peaceful getaway just a stones throw away from adventure, Hawthorn Dene is the perfect spot.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-30092-F

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About the location

BROADFORD

Portree 29 miles; Fort William 83 miles; Mallaig 21.9 miles.

Skye's second largest village, Broadford lies in the shadow of the Red Cuillins and spreads itself along the southern side of Broadford Bay. Views extend out to the Isle of Pabay and more distantly to the Applecross mountains on the mainland. The village caters well for the tourists with shops, hotels and colourful craft stalls. Close by is the little village of Elgol, which enjoys 'the finest view in Britain' - the end of the Cuillin Ridge seen across Loch Scavaig. From Elgol pier take an unforgettable boat trip to Loch Coruisk in the heart of Cullin Mountain Range. The nearby Sleat Peninsula known as the 'Garden of Skye' has many attractions and a ferry link to the mainland - Armadale to Mallaig.