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Amber's Cottage

Staffin, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 917333)

3.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside

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28 Customer Review(s)

  • “There were a number of issues regarding items needing maintenance including mold in the bedroom wardrobe, fan in bathroom not turning, tap in bathroom difficult to turn off, lamp in twin bedroom not working, very heavy foldaway table in the kitchen to get out therefore didnt use it and ate on laps in lounge, no coffee table, only one side table which we moved to use as coffee table.”

    (we left a list of these things for the owner). The interior of the cottage is a bit dated and tired and could do with a revamp especially for the price asked. A dishwasher would have been nice. All in all a basic cottage without any frills! The location and views were great but we wouldn't pick this cottage again unless the issues were adressed.

    (we left a list of these things for the owner). The interior of the cottage is a bit dated and tired and could do with a revamp especially for the price asked. A dishwasher would have been nice. All in all a basic cottage without any frills! The location and views were great but we wouldn't pick this cottage again unless the issues were adressed.

    - Sally, September 2021

The property

Staffin 1 mile.

This pretty detached, whitewashed stone cottage is in a private, elevated setting, one mile from the village of Staffin, on the Isle of Skye.

Boasting breathtaking sea and mountain views, this lovely single-storey cottage is situated within walking distance of village shops, plenty of places to eat close-by, a sandy beach and a community centre with a licensed restaurant.

This cosy cottage is ideal for a small family or group of friends who want to soak up the wonderful views from their own wee cottage, as well as being close to some exceptional mountain walks.

Amber's Cottage has two bedrooms, a shower room and a comfortable sitting room with an electric stove-effect fire, along with a spacious fitted kitchen/diner and a large porch, where you can store walking boots and coats after a day out and about exploring this wonderful island.

The impressive Quiraing Mountains form a dramatic backdrop to the village of Staffin, where you can spot eagles soaring overhead.

Just a short walk from the cottage takes you down to the shoreline and the sandy beach, from where will see some remarkable footprints left by dinosaurs that walked across the sand here some 165 million years ago!

The Isle of Skye has so much to offer visitors and the capital town of Portree provides a great selection of lively pubs, shops and restaurants.

The world famous Dunvegan Castle is also well worth a visit, as is Skye's only Distillery at Talisker.

For the wildlife spotter, whether on land, in the sea or in the air, there's never a dull moment with eagles, whales, deer and otters to spot in the area.

Your charming cottage is a welcome base after a day’s walking or sightseeing.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric stove-effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, plenty of places to eat close-by, pub 4 miles
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: The access road up to the cottage needs to be driven with care
  • Please note that due to location there is a poor phone signal and the TV signal can be intermittent
  • Note - This property does not have WiFi

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

STAFFIN

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas