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MacKenzie’s Peak

(Ref. 912924)

Sconser near Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at MacKenzie's Peak."

    The house has wonderful views over to Raasay - one of the reasons we chose this property was its closeness to the Raasay ferry, meaning my friends and I could go across on foot for some whisky sampling! The house was very comfortable and the facilities were excellent, and the owner is very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "MacKenzie's Peak is in an excellent location for exploring the island."

    The upstairs lounge has great views overlooking the loch and beyond to Raasay. It is a short walk to the ferry which takes you over to this much smaller island. The northern Cuillins are just behind the property and you can look out on them from the upstairs bedroom (these were snow capped when we arrived). The property was well equipped, very comfortable, lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by Sheron5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic location and views, spacious and well appointed with everything needed for a visit to Skye."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jan 2024

  • "Stunning location and the property is setup to maximise the views."

    Spacious accommodation with a super well equipped kitchen, good sized and well appointed rooms all round. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous house, nice and warm, with amazing views, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay: the cottage had everything we needed and was spacious and welcoming; the location was great, so near to the Cuillins and to the ferry to Raasay; being centrally located meant we were able to tour the whole island."

    We would definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "This home was amazing and one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed."

    The location is perfect as it’s right up the road from Broadford. We loved the history that came with the house (saw Mackenzie’s monument up the road and felt proud we were staying where he lived!) it was such a special trip and waking up to the views was amazing. Had such a special time with my mom that we will always remember (and will be back next fall!!) thank you Nikki!!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was a pleasure to meet you."

    Thank you for everything, we really enjoyed our stay. Mackenzie's Peak is an incredible house with incredible views! Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely well maintained property ."

    Very clean with amazing views from the front of the house of Raasay and the bay. Sat back from the road we found the property very private & quiet . The central location on Skye made it ideal for accessing all parts of the island and my Wife enjoyed some excellent cycle rides. Friendly owner who lives right next door.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the best house we ever rented."

    It is spacious, clean, cosy and has the most fantastic view. Very central on the Isle of Skye, all sights within one hour of driving. We saw the nortern lights, rainbows, sea otters and seals from the living room! Walked fairy pools, old man of storr, saw Dolphins on the small Isles boat trip from Elgol, shot clay pigeons, visited Rasaay, Portree and saw so many beautiful things. The weather was perfect, sometimes a bit of rain and mist but when the sky opens the colours burst out and are wonderful. Owner is very kind, Thanks a lot !

    Reviewed by Jolanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location and house!"

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our second visit, and as before, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The accommodation is of a high standard, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. We would happily return again!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful location for a great, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Central for exploring Skye. Nikki, the owner was very helpful. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our excellent holiday was enhanced by our stay in MacKenzie's Peak property."

    With its magnificent view and location found it suited our family needs and it was easy to get to any part of Skye we chose. With the owner close by she was on hand if needed but not intrusive. The house had all we needed, was clean, tidy and well equipped and would have no hesitation in recommending it to any prospective visitor.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "Second time staying."

    Loved it and will definitely recommend it to friends

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very scenic location though a bit out of the way."

    Accommodations were great, owner supplied us with soap for the washer as we didn’t realize that “self catering” meant you have to bring everything with you. Mrs. Nicolson was very nice and took care of us though. Recommend that you make restaurant reservations well before as they were all booked and the closest options are a 30 minute drive to Portree. Had to settle for the co-op take home one night. Beautiful view from the upstairs living room.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Mackenzie's Peak was absolutely superb to stay in."

    The views are wonderful and the house is more spacious and decorated even nicer than what the photos show . The kitchen is a dream to cook in. Stayed for 4 nights and Nikki, the owner, was a lifesaver in trying to help us track down our lost luggage. She went above and beyond in her pleasantness and willingness to help us. This is a quiet retreat and comes highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Another fantastic stay, can’t wait to return later this year…"

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at MacKenzie’s Peak!"

    It was in the perfect location for our stay on the Isle of Skye, which has some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The views at MacKenzie's Peak were amazing from every window and we had everything we needed for our stay. The owners were so nice and accommodating and the coffee shop close by called The Noost had great pastries and coffee. I would highly recommend MacKenzie's Peak and we will definitely stay again when we come back to the Isle of Skye.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2022

  • "The pictures do not even begin to do this home and it’s setting justice."

    Completely blown away by the views and the home itself. Plenty of room with all amenities and comfortable beds. Great check in process. Have been recommending this cottage and Sykes to all my friends traveling to Skye. Can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property."

    Really well equipped and in a good location. Definitely one that we will look to first when we go to Skye again

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great to re-visit Mackenzie's Peak."

    Ideal location to explore this amazing island. The property offers everything needed & is comfortable and clean. Easy access to the ferry over to Isle of Raasay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Mackenzie's Peak, it had everything we needed for the week."

    It was spacious and comfortable for the 6 of us. It is in the perfect location for exploring the whole of Skye and you can walk to the ferry terminal to have a day walking over on Raasay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and really recommend it and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous all round experience."

    Could fault it. You should go

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "Superb accommodation and the perfect base to explore all of Skye."

    I booked this accommodation to run a photography workshop for 4 clients. The was ample space for all of us, the house is well equipped with everything that you will need, it was very clean and tidy with amazing views. I have stayed in lots of places on Skye and MacKenzie’s Peak is defiantly one of the very best. Look no further than here if you want a great holiday. I will defiantly be booking again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent location, very nice cottage, clean, comfortable and very well equipped!"

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely spotlessly clean and tidy, warm and spacious, perfect getaway location with stunning views."

    Definitely one of the better properties we have visited for a short stay. Although only 2 of us stayed this property will sleep 6 easily without feeling cramped. Owners made themselves available should we have needed them, but everything was perfect without calling on them. Thanks for a much needed break

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Nov 2021

  • "Stunning location, loved my stay, now 100% my go to place when staying Skye!"

    Will 100% be rebooking for next year and if possible beyond!

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning views across to Raasay."

    Very well-appointed and clean, with kind and helpful owner living next door. Thank you for a great experience on our first trip to Skye!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house in a wonderful location that offers easy access to all the main attractions on Skye."

    And views over the Loch that you would never get tried of seeing. When we return to Skye, MacKenzie's Peak will be the first place we look for.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantatstic stay, great views and loved the sound of sheeps bleating in the ..."

    Fantatstic stay, great views and loved the sound of sheeps bleating in the morning, right outside the bedroom window waking us up…

    Reviewed by Mandar5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely house as a base for a great stay in Skye."

    It is ideally located just 12 miles from Portree and central for exploring all areas of Skye. The house itself is lovely and has all the facilities needed for a very enjoyable holiday. The welcome from the owner was lovely too.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Jul 2021

  • "This property is in a fantastic location."

    Halfway between Portree and Broadford the 2 largest towns. It is only a few minutes walk from the ferry to Raasay which is well worth a visit if you like walking. location wise it's also ideal for visiting all parts of the island. The property has 3 good sized bedrooms with the main on the upper floor. The living room is also on the upper floor and has great views across the loch to the other side of the loch and Raasay in the distance with the added bonus of a spotter scope. The kitchen is large with a great sized cooker and plenty of ovens. Good shower temperature in the upstairs bathroom. We loved it so much we have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant property, wonderful views, everything we needed."

    The owners are available on site and answered all questions in advance of arriving. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous location to explore Skye and amazing views from the house."

    I saw otters from the window in the loch as well as other wildlife.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time on our short break at MacKenzie’s Peak, we just wish we had booked it for longer."

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and spacious house with fantastic views."

    Reviewed by Jaqui5.0May 2021

  • "Great base for touring Skye."

    . Beautiful house , well equipped, great views and very comfortable...

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house Brilliant views"

    Reviewed by Josy5.0Aug 2020

  • "The property was in a fantastic location, not far from amenities with easy access to the north and south of the island as it is central."

    Ferry to Raasay is walking distance from the house . The view of the mountains and the bay was spectacular. The owner was great at communication. Kitchen had basic equipment but dining area was lovely (with a great view). Would highly recommend if visiting Isle of Skye, we had a wonderful time- thank you.

    Reviewed by Azfar5.0Jul 2020

  • "Owners are super friendly, stunning landscapes just and amazing holidays"

    Reviewed by Bruno5.0Mar 2020

  • "We have stayed at several properties over the years and this one was the best."

    Also, the owner meet us on arrival and was very friendly and asked if we needed any advice on the area. She also came to wish us a safe journey home. The property was everything and more what we hoped it would be. We will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house location was mind-blowing."

    Located in a great place on the Isle of Skye - and an amazing view out on to the sea. The house itself had all the right facilities for an amazingly comfortable stay. With free parking on the premises, this was a perfect pit-stop on our vacation across Scotland. The hosts were really great - stayed right by in their cottage and always at hand to assist with any questions. Would love to come back here!!

    Reviewed by Anish5.0Oct 2019

  • "MacKenzie’s Peak was such a great place to stay."

    We were a party of 6 people and the accommodations were excellent. The house is very clean and extremely well equipped! The location is gray as well. We were able to visit many if the incredible sites very easily. We went to The Fairy Pools, Old Man Storr, Fairy Glen, Quiriang and all the places just off the road on 855. Nicki the home owner was really great and very helpful! I highly recommend renting this home

    Reviewed by Nancy Marie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Wonderful location and spacious house with all the necessary amenities."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Michaela4.7Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday base."

    Clean, spacious and beautiful views. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "An outside tap/hosepipe would be handy for cleaning boots etc off before entering the house."

    The washing line also needs a bit of attention. These are only small things though. The house was Lovely and there was loads of room for six people to live in and the views were excellent.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0May 2019

  • "Having a comfortable base to do our exploring was great."

    Our host had obviously ensured that everything was as it should be before we arrived and made us most welcome when we met.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0May 2019

  • "Great location , friendly owner, can’t fault it"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2019

  • "McKenzies Peak is very well located for various activities and site-seeing on Skye."

    Only a couple of miles from the Sligachan (pub/restaurant) and equidistant from Portree and Broadford, it was a perfect base for climbing, walking and cycling. The cottage has a great layout with an upstairs lounge taking advantage of stunning views and a good size dining room making an additional family room. The kitchen was well-equipped with range-size oven and ample dishes, crockery, cutlery etc. The owners live next door and gave us a warm welcome and as well as offering us great local advice they also ensured we had the perfect stay. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is a lovely property in a fabulous locations with stunning views."

    Owners very welcoming and friendly but not intrusive at all. Sconser is a good base to explore Skye and Raasay. The Cottage has every thing you could hope for and we would thoroughly recommend it

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect, the location couldn't possibly have been better."

    great views from all sides and easy access to every part of the island.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2019

  • "The property was in a great location and had incredible views from the front three rooms."

    The property was warm and comfortable, and had excellent facilities. We were very happy staying here.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2019

  • "The accommodation was centrally located meaning access to all of the areas we wished to visit as photographers was within an acceptable drive."

    All rooms were large enough to accommodate the 6 of us and we had a fantastic view of Rasaay from both the dining and living rooms

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house had everything you could ask for."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2019

  • "The place is excellent and the property owners who live next door gave us a very warm welcome but then left us in peace all week."

    Superb holiday away from it all.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic position on the Sligachan Loch with views across to Raasay Island."

    It's well appointed and the Lounge being on the first floor makes enjoying the views even better. The owner Nikki (we didn't meet Hamish this week) is very friendly and helpful and whilst we didn't have any issues I'm sure they would have been dealt with promptly. Having never been been to Skye before we plumped for Sconser as it seemed quite central and as it turned out it's an ideal base for touring the Island as you can strike out North, South and West from here really easily plus a few miles up the road is the Sligachan Hotel which is a nice place to spend some time but also the start of some good walks and an attractive river location. All in all we were very pleased with our choice and would recommend MacKenzies Peak to friends or visit again ourselves if we revisit Skye.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was beautifully equipped accommodation, the kitchen so good we even enjoyed cooking a few meals on our holiday!"

    To far unfortunately to walk to a pub meal, which we had hoped to do, but the weather was so poor we ended up doing hardly any walking at all, despite that being the reason for our trip. We did enjoy one great day of sun and went over to Rasaay which was so easy, with the ferry terminal just down the hill. You can't help the weather and (although we have been lucky with weather in Scotland in September before) we still enjoyed our stay, and may well be back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2018

  • "Nicky was a wonderful host!"

    Reviewed by Ferran5.0Sep 2018

  • "The seal trip at Dunvegan and the wildlife watching at the RSPB hide at Kylerea."

    The whole experience of the topography of the island. The accommodation was of the highest quality; the beds were excellent and the views were stunning

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2018

  • "The home has everything you need for a great vacation."

    The owners are very friendly and accommodating. The view and location is great. The beds are ok. If you arrive very late, like we did, there is no place open for food.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2018

  • "The accommodation was very good and very comfortable."

    The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious. Mrs Nicolson is friendly and helpful, it was a fun holiday which everyone enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2018

  • "It’s a very comfortable house and very clean."

    It’s new and well located to travel by car to the main town (Portree) and to other points of interest. Thanks to Macanzie’ family!

    Reviewed by Fatima5.0Jun 2018

  • "The pictures on the website don't do this property justice."

    It's huge with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Home from home, the owners are lovely too and helpful when needed.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2018

  • "Very comfortable accommodation for two couples, with fantastic views from the windows."

    Also very convenient location for visiting different parts of the Isle.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "Nicki and Angus were perfect hosts."

    A heady mixture of charm and professionalism ensured our stay was beyond expectations. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2017

  • "Spacious, well equipped and comfortably furnished property with lovely views from first floor sitting room."

    Owners friendly and helpful. Excellent location both for walking in the Cuillins and touring around Skye. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Marion4.6Jun 2017

  • "A well equiped, warm and homely cottage with great views of Raasay and the ferry to the front."

    Very well located to allow for good,dfars access to all areas of the island. Very helpful and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2016

  • "A wonderful location with views over the loch and towards the island of Raasay."

    An excellent location for our walking holiday in southern Skye, plenty walks to choose from for people of different abilities. Fairly central location for visits to other areas of Skye.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2016

  • "The relaxing feel and beautiful view where amazing."

    We would love to stay again for longer. The owners have thought of everything that you need my only criticism was that our towels where a little small but this would not effect my enjoyment of thus beautiful place. Thank you for making our break so relaxing.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with central island
  • Dining room
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, 3 x TVs 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
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 12 miles, pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Portree 12 miles.

An immaculately-presented semi-detached cottage occupying a stunning hillside location on the magical Isle of Skye.

Adjoining the owners’ own home but with total privacy, this Skye cottage really provides exactly what visitors to this beautiful island wish for; stunning sea views to the front with the Cuillins providing a dramatic backdrop.

Very well-appointed throughout, this Skye cottage is ideal for a family or a group of friends who will appreciate the unspoilt beauty of the island and all it has to offer.

With generously-proportioned rooms, this Skye cottage has three bright bedrooms, two at ground floor level.

The contemporary fitted kitchen is open through to the fabulous dining room, with its picture window providing lovely views across to the Isle of Raasay and surrounding mountains.

The sitting room is situated on the first floor to ensure the best possible outlook, and visitors will not be disappointed - there is even a telescope provided, ideal for wildlife enthusiasts!

Outside this Skye cottage there is a garden with seating area for guests to enjoy the views and tranquil atmosphere, and just a short stroll along the road will take you to the Sconser Lodge Hotel, with its small intimate bar serving real Skye ale.

Journey north to the island's capital Portree, and from there take a drive around the northern tip of the island with its rugged coastline and pretty white cottages or venture south to the 'Garden of Skye', with its lush flowers and dense forests.

There is something for everyone here from mountain climbing to bird watching.

Your Skye cottage is perfectly placed for easy access to the whole island and you will simply love it!

Note: This property is approx. 100 yards from Ref. 26278, together they sleep 10.

Please note: All bookings made from 13th January 2023 will have a £350 Good Housekeeping Bond in place.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

Please note: All bookings made from 13th January 2023 will have a £350 Good Housekeeping Bond in place.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas