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



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

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

    - Jeff, October 2021

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 offers a pair a desirable position for a remote retreat to Scotland in Garrafad near Staffin.

Park up right outside the property before venturing up the ramp and into the dining area, perfectly positioned so you can make the most of your tremendous countryside views over a homemade meal, as well as a convenient washing machine.

Move further into the cottage to find the well-presented double bedroom, offering calming blue hues through here and the rest of the property to remind you of your coastal location, it makes a lovely spot to rest your head, with the window seat making a charming spot to delve into a good book.

Next to the bedroom you will find the shower room, where you can freshen up after a day on the beach, the heated towel rail keeping your dressing gown nice and toasty as you settle down for the evening in the contemporary-styled living/ kitchen area.

Light up the wood burning stove and snuggle up on the sofa before the Smart TV, admiring the tasteful decor of the room including beautiful artwork, while the high-vaulted ceiling and skylights let in an abundance of natural light to create a bright and airy setting.

The kitchen though modest, hosts all the essentials to prepare a meal for two when you're not out sampling the fresh coastal seafood, with an outside gravelled area being the perfect spot for alfresco dining in the summer months.

Be sure to explore the beauty of the local area of Staffin, with plenty to see on your doorstep, it's a geologists paradise sitting amidst the wondrous Trotternish Ridge, as well as the village being known for its spotty houses and sandy beach, perfect for sailing enthusiasts or a leisurely stroll, a slipway leading close to the property taking you straight here!

A walk along the Stenscholl River will lead you to the wonderful amenities of the village including two restaurants, two shops and a Post Office, providing all you could need for a self-catered stay, while the nearby town of Portree boasts a wider selection of amenities to take your pick from with its being the largest town of Skye, where you will also find the famed 'Lump' offering fantastic walking trails, harbour views and an impressive 19th Century watchtower, as well as a plethora of shops to explore.

Further afield is the village of Dunvegan, hosting the historic Giant Angus MacAskill Museum and the splendid Dunvegan Castle & Gardens where you can find a range of events and exhibits, seal trips, loch cruises and fishing trips, a charming café and plenty more.

An excellent choice for a relaxing retreat with your loved one, choose 9 Lower Garrafad for your next coastal adventure.


  • 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

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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.