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13 Sconser

Sconser near Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 934480)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Positives;- The cottage was fully equipped and well situated."

    Nice garden and superb views front and back. Heating system was efficient providing hot water as required. Negatives :- washing machine was not washer drier as advertised and door catch a bit iffy. Sofas and beds were passed their best and not comfortable. Driving an electric car it would have been helpful had we been able to charge the car at the property, we would have happily paid for the extra electricity this would have used.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "This spacious cottage is a good base to explore the island."

    We found the kitchen well stocked with cooking equipment and a large dining area was appreciated with five adults! The garden is lovely too! Wifi signal was excellent throughout our stay. However, we were unfortunate to experience torrential rain and gale force wind in the first few days, this caused us huge problems as there was no tumble dryer (I am sure it was listed when I booked!) and the heating was timed to be on for only a couple of hours morning and evening. Also, we must agree with another reviewer in that the beds and in particular the sofas were very uncomfortable. I would certainly recommend that a tumble dryer be fitted and new sofas/mattresses purchased. We made the best of our week in damp clothing!!

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2021

  • "The cottage is well situated for exploring the island."

    It is quite well appointed, but the instructions for the entertainment system (TV, Satbox, DVD) were outdated (i.e instructions are for a Panasonic TV when an LG is present) and many of the leads were found to be disconnected. Both ground floor bedrooms smelled musty. Worst of all were the mattresses which were so uncomfortable that none of us had a decent night's sleep during our week long stay. Similarly, the sofas in the sitting room were uncomfortable, the only comfortable seat was the single small armchair. If it will encourage the owners to change the mattresses then please publish but we will not be going back.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location for exploring Skye."

    Great to have easy access to the loch and the Raasay ferry.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Cosy comfortable cottage."

    Wonderful view. Ideal location for exploring and enjoying Skye and Raasay.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    Beautiful wild garden

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2021

  • "Location and cottage was lovely."

    I would stay here again.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning garden in central location on Skye."

    Owners responsive to questions. Only small issue was some parts not well cleaned.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "Cosy cottage well situated for travel around Skye and the ferry to Raasy."

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2020

  • "Good central location for touring the different areas on the Isle of Skye."

    The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, with super views all around.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "Great comms with the owner, who was attentive and helpful."

    The house was lovely - a perfect location for exploring the whole island, great views and cosy. The range of games was great too for fun family evenings. The kitchen was superbly equipped- the best we’ve experienced in our many years of self catering holidays! A couple of negatives were the bottom sheet in the front double bedroom was covered in hairs - not sure if human or animal. Thankfully there was a spare sheet in the airing cupboard. Secondly, the house was dusty - windowsills, the lamps, skirtings etc. These things in no way hampered our enjoyment but were a little disappointing.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2019

  • "We loved the cottage, it was in a great area for seeing the island."

    We visited lots of great places , Fairy pool s, Raassy island, the dinosaur footprints on staffin beach.cullian mountain,s we spectacular. Elgol.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "A little bit of heaven on the Isle of Skye - this cottage is ideally situated between Broadford and Portree great for exploring the Misty Isle and 5 mins walk to and from the Sconser-Raasay ferry terminal which is a great opportunity to explore Raasay."

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2019

  • "Bathroom needs extra cleaning as there were some mold spots."

    Regarding the facilities: an extra toilet would be nice.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that we do not have room for an extra toilet, but can confirm that the small mold patch has been addressed and is no longer there. I hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackJul 2019

  • "We had a comfortable stay."

    With 3 children it was great I would say be aware that other than the garden and the street its not really safe for the kids to go done towards the ferry and shoreline as the main road is very busy. This was not a problem but a factor when you are thinking of somewhere to stay with kids. The house was great and we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by IainJun 2019

  • "Great Location for walking and touring in Skye - Highly recommend"

    Reviewed by JonathonJun 2019

  • "13 Sconsor was well equiped and adequate for our needs."

    The garden was delightful and suitable for our dog. However, we did feel it needed a bit of an update. The back lobby was shabby and the bathroom door wouldn’t stay shut. Overall, for us, it was too bland with no small extra touches for a feeling of cheer. It made me feel a bit sad. A little bit of money spent on it could make all the difference. The road in front was noisy but of course nothing can be done about this

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "13 Sconser is a super property!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay there and would definitely go again. Oh, and the dog thought the garden was brilliant, too!

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect for three ladies on a walking holiday."

    Ideally situated to reach both South and North of the island. It was clean and spacious and had everything that we needed for our stay. Each of us had our own room and I certainly had a very comfortable bed, with plenty of room to store my clothes.

    Reviewed by SheenaMar 2019

  • "For the price this cottage exceeds what you would expect to get in Skye."

    It is perfectly located between the two towns of Broadford and Portree with the Sligachan Hotel just a few miles away. The bedrooms are spacious although the single bed was very uncomfortable. Everything we could need for a wintery week in Skye was available in the cottage.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2018

  • "Wonderful accommodation, so clean and a little home from home with everything there you could possibly need."

    . Owner was so obliging in helping us and we will definitely be back ..

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2018

  • "Sconser is well situated to cover all the island."

    The property was absolutely perfect, everything was supplied to meet your needs. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Views were stunning. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage and so well equipped."

    Great location and views from all angles. Lovely little garden with the odd summer surprise fruit bush ....... Cottage lived up to the listing and for once genuinely lived up to the promise of what was seen in the advertising. Almost like home from home. Initial impression - could move in and live long term let alone for a holiday.

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2018

  • "Good location for Sligachan trail, hotel,, pub and Raasay ferry on doorstep."

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "13 Sconser was clean, well located, and well equipped."

    The views are amazing and the garden is quite lovely. The landlord was very kind to assist by prompt email with a travel issue we had which didn't relate to our rental. I would recommend this rental to anyone visiting Skye.

    Reviewed by JerryJun 2018

  • "It was the best holiday me my wife and kids ever had the ..."

    It was the best holiday me my wife and kids ever had the trully stunning and beautiful surroundings we would and will be booking again with Sykes already have for 2019

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2018

  • "Absolutely love this house, this was our second time staying here and it is definitely value for money what you get and location."

    The only thing we would say is the mattress’s are very springy and on 2 of the beds can make it uncomfortable when sleeping. But everyone’s different to what they like

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2018

  • "Perfect central location for exploring the island."

    Very warm and cosy but very spacious. Well equipped in the kitchen plus a dishwasher and washing machine. Garden might be a bit tricky for toddlers Beautiful views from house across to Raasay. Brilliant kitchen add on porch for all the wet or dirty walking gear too which helps. I would certainly book this location again for a return trip.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2018

  • "We loved the cottage , it's very spacious and even bigger than we thought from the listing."

    We took this holiday over New year and the house was very well heated! The location is very convenient, as it is mid-way between Broadford and Portree so one can get anywhere on Skye quite easily. It's also just opposite the ferry to Raasay, which gave us the opportunity to visit it and even drive up to Calum's road.

    Reviewed by VittoriaDec 2017

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and of a high standard."

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2016

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The property

Portree 12 miles.

Ideally located in central Skye, this spacious bright cottage has lovely views and stands in a pretty private garden area with its own stream flowing through.

This cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends who will appreciate the space and comfort in this cottage.

There are four bedrooms offering great flexibility for six people and the generously proportioned sitting room is just perfect for relaxing in at the end of a busy day.

A modern fitted kitchen with dining area means that preparing and enjoying meals together is easy and, on a pleasant evening, guests can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the front garden whilst soaking up the view.

Sconser is the ferry terminal that links Skye to the Island of Raasay and from this cottage guests can watch the little ferry as it journeys across the Inner Sound between the islands ferrying cars and foot passengers.

For golfers, this location is ideal as Skye's only golf course is located a short walk away and the pretty 9-hole course borders the coast and offers fabulous views.

Of course, taking the ferry on the 20 minute crossing to Raasay is a lovely trip and as the ferry is on your doorstep it has to be experienced!

The island itself is rich in places of interest, and the world-famous Dunvegan Castle with its stunning gardens makes a great day out.

Why not venture down into south Skye, known as the Garden of Skye due to its fertile land and abundance of flowers, and here you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and enjoy the lovely tea rooms whilst there?

Skye has a rugged coastline and there is wildlife to be seen around every corner, be it eagles in the air or dolphins and otters in the sea.

The magical beauty of the island is undeniable and your lovely centrally placed cottage will be a most welcome home-from-home.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric night storage and panel heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 12 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles
  • Coast 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is an unfenced steam running through the garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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About the location


Fort William 108 miles; Inverness 113 miles.

Set round its natural harbour on the stunning and tranquil Isle of Skye, charming Portree boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants. Cultural attractions are plentiful; the Aros Centre is well worth a visit with its programme of concerts, theatre and cinema. Sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with sea kayaking, rock-climbing and a good choice of well-marked walks. The rock formations are particularly spectacular; Trotternish Ridge stretches for 31km of continuous cliffs, with many fantastic rock forms and pinnacles. Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre are just two more reasons to visit this magical isle.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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