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Amber's Cottage

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

4.2

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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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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful setting 5 minutes from the beach."

    If your looking for peace and quiet, this is the place to be.

    Reviewed by KennethJan 2022

  • "A very comfortable and cosy cottage."

    I know with the threat of covid around that the likes of games, books, jigsaws etc are not left for use at the moment but being so remote maybe a dvd player and some cd's which could be sanitised easily could be an option as the tv was sometimes hit or miss.

    Thanks for your feedback. There is a DVD player underneath the television, but due to Covid rules we cannot put DVD’s out for guest to use but ask them to bring their own. own. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesNov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Amber's cottage."

    It was a perfectly located cottage with an amazing view and a really cosy place to rest at the end of a long day visting some absolutely amazing scenery! I personally think some of the previous visitors / reviewers were expecting a bit too much based on what they paid and the property description. Just to address to few of the previous points...the garden is 100% enclosed for dogs. We have two border terriers that would definitely have escaped if it wasn't (they spent the whole week on sheep watch!). There isn't a bath but we never expected one because we read the description. The shower was more than adequate. There was no internet / mobile signal for me in Staffin but I think it depends what provider you're with because some people clearly did (I am with Tesco Mobile / O2). The TV wasn't huge but who visits the Isle of Skye to watch TV and sit on their phones? On the rare occasion we wanted to watch TV it worked fine and we'd downloaded a few movies on our laptop anyway just in case. Overall we enjoyed every minute in this cottage with no complaints. It was clean, well furnished and a snug abode in which to watch the occasional storm cloud rolling over the famous Quiraing Mountain that sits through the cottage window like an oil painting! We would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "As per other comments."

    Overall the cottage was to a good standard. A few issues such as the black mould in the bedroom wardrobe was quite bad I have Asthma. It prevented me hanging up any clothes, this is an issue that needs attention. The bathroom cold water tap was difficult to turn off and there was a leak around the toilet. The fridge has a broken seal in the door, which technically makes it unfit for purpose. That said the cottage was well equipped with all the basic utensils and equipment.The beds and couches were really comfortable, and the cottage was really clean to a high standard. Improvements such as hooks in the front conservatory, for dog coats, a bigger TV on the wall, pan handle guards they do burn you, fencing even around the back door area would make it more secure if your dogs like to run. Overall a nice cottage.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2021

  • "I was sharing with two other people in a two single bedded room."

    I slept well and the facilities in the bedroom were fine. The sitting room was fine except the seating was too soft for me, I improvised by using the pillows from the bedroom and one of the folding up chairs from the lobby at the front door. The kitchen had enough facilities suited to our needs, but there was chipped crockery in the cupboard and the fridge could do with being replaced. Never used the washing machine and no internet or signal for my phone was a drawback. My first stay on Skye, the weather was fantastic and I survived

    Reviewed by MyraAug 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing time at Amber's Cottage!"

    Very easy to find and great communication from the owner. It was just what we needed to relax and unwind, beautiful coastal position and wonderful views. The owner was able to accommodate four dogs, which we often struggle with, so we were very grateful. We would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND to anyone looking for a chilled out break with their furry friends.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2021

  • "This cottage desperately needs a bathroom revamp."

    After long days walk a hot bath would be something to look forward to, just a shower doesn’t fit the bill.

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2021

  • "Cottage was very easy to find."

    Looked the same as in the pictures with very nice views of the sea and hills. Very quiet, clean and all the required facilities, with a local shop a few minutes away. If i went back to Skye i wouldn't hesitate in renting this cottage.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, comfy and in a beautiful location, stunning views all around the property, garden was great for our dogs."

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2020

  • "The view from the cottage was beautiful."

    On the only stormy day, the view was dramatic with heavy, brooding clouds and waves crashing in. Every other day was sunny and we had views from the coastline to the mountains in the distance. Fabulous to wake up and draw the curtains and see this.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "The fixtures are very worn and tired of a poor standard also on our visit there were very few lamps."

    It is not a kitchen/dinner as described there is a fold away table which is very hard to move and I am not sure how four people would sit at it. The TV is balanced on the fire and goes off every time someone moves. We were required to strip the bed which revealed a very stained mattress not acceptable. Never found the pub, the beach isn't exactly sandy more rocky, the only accurate description is that the views are good.

    Reviewed by MelaneAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location and a great holiday."

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2019

  • "The accommodation was as described, apart from the television signal/ reception is awful, particularly in bad weather, and as there is not much to do in the area, we had to amuse ourselves the old fashioned way with card games, reading and Scrabble."

    This needs to be addressed with the owner. We would happily return if this is fixed.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "A dish for tv may be better ."

    Also a newer microwave and toaster would be better . Sink plugs broken need replaced . Table in kitchen would be easier to move with wheels on . Also windows when open need a clean . Everything else fantastic . This is not a complaint please don’t this the wrong way . It’s just a helpful message for the owner as not many people would tell you as it is . But thank you for a lovely holiday . And we would stay at amber cottage again . Thanks .

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2019

  • "Warm cosy cottage, friendly text message from the owner on arrival at the cottage."

    There was a further offer of support should we require it from the owner. Ample car parking and an enclosed garden for the dogs.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "Beautiful setting and a really cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent, providing a quiet environment with excellent views."

    The nearby village was convenient for casual eating and minor shopping. The cottage itself had a "tired" and "whatever will do" feeling. The tired related to facilities that were worn out (e.g. toilet seat) or not working/fit for purpose (e.g. kettle, TV). The whatever will do is evidenced by (for example) an over abundence of crockery but no shelves or drawers for clothing, a fold out dining table and chairs tightly located in the kitchen, and a folder of hand-written sketchy notes on the facilities. While it was not advertised as having wifi, it is a facility that is nearly universally expected.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Comfortable and cosy ideal for a base to tour local area."

    Could do with a bit of slight TLC.For people who are hoping to get a phone signal if on O2 or Tesco forget it. Also of all the cottages I’ve have stayed in this is the first one that hasn’t had a welcome so make sure you have your essentials

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2019

  • "Nice cosy warm cottage with fantastic views, a great base for a holiday on Skye"

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2019

  • "Went for my partners 50th and what amazing time we had it was really beautiful , ..."

    Went for my partners 50th and what amazing time we had it was really beautiful , the walks and hill climbs are amazing , the veiws took our breath away , it was a bit away from thing though and when i read about round about it did say there was a pub near by but was disapointed there wasent ,went for a walk with our dog and local dogs were out and about with no gate closed and came out to have a go at our dog which i was not amused at a little scared as there were 2 and no onwer , so just be a aware , but i loved the cottage and location just wish there was some where for a wee cheeky pint

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

  • "Picking up the keys was easy and the cottage was very clean."

    The beach with dinosaur footprints was close.The cottage was also dog friendly and had tourist information, movies, a really nice kitchen and comfortable beds. The area was quiet, there's a small shop near by and a cafe with WiFi for an affordable lunch.

    Reviewed by NinaNov 2018

  • "Ambers Cottage was in a perfect location with breathtaking views of Staffin Bay and the Quaraing Mountain range."

    It is a comfortable cottage with good facilities. Our three Labradors enjoyed their stay and the good local walks.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "Ambers cottege is simply lovely !"

    ! We have spent a week walking the lovely beach and pathways . It was truly a lovely holiday, relaxing and certainly away from the rush of life . My two dogs had a great time and for the old one I think she has been reborn.... ( must be the air ) I can't say enough about ambers except I will be back god willing Thanks again !

    Reviewed by EvelynMay 2018

  • "Great quiet location for visiting sights in Skye"

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2018

  • "Lovely courtesy call from the owner."

    Peaceful and relaxed stay. Very comfortable cottage with excellent facilities. Really appreciated being allowed three well behaved dogs,which is hard to find. Fantastic views. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by BridgetApr 2017

  • "The cottage was small but very cosy and more than enough room for the 3 of us, I think it would be a struggle if 4 adults were to stay there as very little room and storage space in the twin room."

    Cottage was very clean, warm and welcoming and a pleasure to return to after a long day. Fell in love with Amber's cottage and was so hard to leave, views from all directions were fantastic and more than enough to explore to keep us very happy and we were very lucky and for the first week in October we had fantastic weather. Staffin is a beautiful area and one we will be certainly returning to in the very near future, am counting down the days already!!

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2016

  • "A lovely Cottage in a beautiful setting, indeed perfect."

    Reviewed by DanielaMay 2016

  • "The cottage has wonderful views front and back and it was very peaceful and quiet."

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2016

  • "We loved the cottage, the views from the windows were incredible."

    It was comfortable and clean and had everything we needed for cooking etc. In a fantastic location also. We would love to stay again next year.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2016

  • "Amber's Cottage was a lovely little place to stay."

    The cottage overlooks Staffin Bay and there are amazing views of the Trotternish Ridge to the left of the property. The local facilities and beach are within walking distance making the cottage perfectly situated. The cottage itself is simple but great. It is warm and cosy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2016

  • "The cottage was in a superb location and was perfectly adequate for our needs for a family holiday."

    We wish we could have stayed longer and would definitely go back to the same property. Skye is a truly stunning place to visit, cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Ben MOct 2015

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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
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