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The Old House

Garrafad near Staffin, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1050180)


(14 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Sky TV

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing week in The Old House."

    The house is beautifully done - very calm, clean, and very very comfortable. It is very well equipped - with a large comfortable bed, a wood burning stove, and a great tv and wi-fi! The location is very quiet and calming - it’s a perfect place to relax. The view from The Old House of The Quirang is fabulous, and we were also delighted to discover a short walk over the fields at the back of the house to An Corron beach with the dinosaur footprints!

    Reviewed by LilyJun 2022

  • "An excellent small property, ideal for two people and well located in northern Skye."

    We had a great seven nights, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JackJun 2022

  • "The accommodation was lovely, clean and modern."

    We had no issues. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2022

  • "Very comfortable property."

    Small, but ideal for a couple and very cosy. Had everything that we needed and is conveniently placed for the local shop, chippy and the walks in that part of the island. Despite the poor weather at the start of our break we had a wonderful time and the log burner was really nice to have.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "We loved the attention to detail in the cottage."

    And the attentiveness of the owner. There was a planned power cut on the Thursday but we were provided with candles and a flask and cooker, just in case. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautifully restored to a very high standard."

    There is only a combination microwave as the main oven which limits your cooking but we did cope.

    Reviewed by JeffOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was absolutely great, the owner has clearly took pride in it."

    Highly recommended! Owners Liz & Ian big thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulaSep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Warm and cosy with everything we could need for our stay. Very comfortable bed too and comfortable livingroom with sky tv. No oven but microwave had gril and oven functions. Very quiet village but good local shop and takeaway from the Hungry Gull was fab too.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2021

  • "Will return soon!"

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Great cottage - wonderful views and a magical island!"

    Reviewed by RyanAug 2021

  • "We loved our week at The Old House, skilfully and tastefully restored and furnished with all mod cons."

    The views are delightful from every room, including the loo! Our neighbours, a herd of cows or a flock of sheep were very well behaved. The scenery on Skye is spectacular and will remain in our memory for some time.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Wife and I had a very enjoyable week in Skye ."

    A lovely place great cottage good weather .A great part of Scotland to visit .

    Reviewed by BarryJul 2021

  • "Overall everything was excellent and we would highly recommend."

    However, some small recommendations for consideration would be a little more storage space in bedroom + extra hangers as only 5. Outside some loungers/chairs would have been perfect for sitting to enjoy weather.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The Old House was warm, cosy, peaceful and well appointed, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend anyone wanting to see wildlife and awesome scenery to go there."

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/ living room
  • Dining area
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • 2-ring ceramic hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge, washing machine, TV with Sky and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private gravelled garden with furniture
  • Sorry - no children, pets, or smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Beach 0.3 miles

The property

Staffin 1.6 miles.

In a peaceful coastal location on the idyllic Isle of Skye, you will find this traditional crofter's cottage, 9 Lower Garrafad.

All on the ground floor, this romantic bolthole...

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About the location


Portree 17 miles; Kyle of Lochalsh 51 miles.

Occupying a coastal location on the northern half of the Isle of Skye, is the crofting village of Staffin. Overlooking Staffin Bay and Staffin Island, this tranquil village boasts something for everyone, with two restaurants, two shops, a part time opening Post Office, the Staffin Slipway for sailing enthusiasts, the only sandy beach in the north of Skye and plentiful walks along the beach or inland. The town of Portree, the largest on Skye, is 17 miles down the coast and from here, the whole of this wonderful island can be easily reached. A haven for walkers, the fabulous Trotternish Ridge with the famous and majestic Quiraing as its dramatic centrepiece is easily reached from Staffin.