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The Bothy

Staffin, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 7211)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Mr MacKenzie was a fantastic host and his knowledge of Skye was second to none."

    His property was clean and cosy and its location at Staffin was great and had lovely views over the surrounding country and down on to the sea shore. He proved himself to be friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and amiable throughout and could not have done more toward making our stay enjoyable. The man was a true credit to the wonderful Isle of Skye.

    Reviewed by Chris LJul 2022

  • "Loved the bothy and its excellent position overlooking the bay."

    Good location for accessing spectacular walks in the area. Host, John, has amazing local knowledge and is happy to share his secret places. The bothy would benefit from some upgrading of facilities and a deep clean throughout.

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2022

  • "The property was very cold, heating was on a timer and set to be off during day and early evening."

    One very cold evening we were plunged into darkness as the electricity went off. My husband had to go and find the owner at 10pm who explained we had a coin meter that needed topping up! We spent the remainder of the holiday worrying that the electricity would go off again! We booked the property which said fuel was included in the cost. We had a small wood burner stove which we bought wood for which helped with one room but the rest was freezing. The weather was awful and we returned to thd bothy a few times to get a change of clothes but the heating was off and we had nowhere to dry them. When we asked about this we were told we expect you to be out all day so the heating isn't on. The walls and floor covering were very dirty in the kitchen. The cafetiere was broken, the teapot was so old and dirty we didn't touch it. Mr Mckenzie the owner was always very kind and helpful but unfortunately the problems l gave mentioned ruined our holiday and we came home early. We will never use Sykes again! We work hard and need to book a holiday with confidence. We feel that the pictures and description of the property are not accurate and need to be reviewed.

    Reviewed by AndrenaApr 2022

  • "Had a good stay, apart from being very cold."

    Says fuel included, but landlord put initial £16 in the electric coin meter, then we had to put coins in the meter after that. Listing should be accurate.

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and very friendly and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2022

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview
  • Sorry, no WIFI
  • Fuel and starter pack for woodburning stove only inc. in rent
  • Electricity coin meter to be topped up for electric
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front garden with raised patio, gravelled area and picnic bench
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 3.7 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: Electricity is operated by a coin meter, controlled by guests

The property

Nestled in the coastal village of Staffin on the Isle of Skye, The Bothy is a beautiful, single-storey barn conversion surrounded by romantic countryside.

The property is perfect for a family or group of four hoping to see the spectacular sights of the Isle of Skye.

Ample off-road parking is available for guests, so park up with ease and take in the peace and quiet, before unloading your bags into your home-from-home.

Pile into the sitting/dining room after the day's excursions, start the woodburning stove, sink into the leather sofas and warm up with your favourite shows on the Freeview TV; tall ceilings and Velux windows make this a bright and airy space to unwind and enjoy family dinners, with rustic wooden furniture throughout.

Stock up the cupboards and prepare your favourite holiday meals in the quaint kitchen, complete with electric oven, halogen hob, American-style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser and a washing machine.

Follow the hallway further inside the barn conversion to find two beautifully furnished bedrooms; crawl under the sheets of the king-size bed, whilst younger guests have plenty of space in the neighbouring twin room.

After venturing along the coast, freshen up in the shower room with a walk-in shower to warm tired muscles.

Outside a picnic bench is a lovely spot to sip your morning coffee, plan the day's adventures and relish the tranquil surroundings.

For a stay in a traditional Scottish setting to visit the must-see sights of Skye, choose The Bothy as your base.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 5690 and 1090755, together sleeping up to seven guests.

Staffin Cottages

Staffin Cottages comprises of three delightful, singles-storey properties that rest on the outskirts of Staffin, the Isle of Skye. The site enjoys two semi-detached, stone-built cottages, The Barn and The Bothy, along with a detached lodge, Quiraing View. The lovely dwellings each enjoy charming, open-plan accommodation, private sitting areas, and generous off-road parking; making for a fabulous base for an idyllic, self-catered break in this wonderful part of the Isle of Sky! Explore your local surroundings, where you will find The Old Inn Staffin which serves tasty meals and local ales, ideal for when you fancy a night off from the kitchen, as well as a well-stocked convenience store for stocking up on any essentials. Just a short drive away is the delightful An Corran Beach, where you can beach comb the shores with your four-legged friend and spot the well-preserved dinosaur footprints when the tide is out. Venture over to the scenic viewing point of Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls Viewpoint, where you can absorb stunning views of the rugged cliffs and waterfalls. Walkers will delight at the close proximity of the well-known Quiraing, where you can experience mountainous hikes through the expansive rock formations. Head over to the bustling town of Portree, home to the heritage museum of Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, a picturesque harbour and The Lump which offers walking trails and a historic 19th-century watchtower. For a memorable day trip, venture over to Kyle of Lochalsh where you can hire a boat and take to the waters to spot the local wildlife, wander the lush Plock or hire a bicycle and take advantage of the fabulous variety of trails on offer. For an unforgettable stay on the Isle of Sky, choose Staffin Cottages.

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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.