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The Old Mill

Staffin, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 5915)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "The Old Mill is a lovely airy cottage, with a fabulous window seat!"

    I could’ve spent hours there! The owners have thought of everything and the cottage is very well equipped. The location is stunning with open views just on the edge of the village. The beds and sofas are comfy and there was loads of hot water. The stone wall which previously held the water wheel is very pretty!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2022

  • "We loved our stay in The Old Mill!"

    We felt at home and so comfortable. Everything we needed was there and the Information shared was clear and really useful. We would thoroughly recommend a stay in Staffin to explore Syke and then cosy up in the cottage after a busy day!

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2022

  • "Spot on property in a lovely location, Given it’s slightly remote location the owners may need to consider installing an EV charging point in the future."

    Reviewed by AllanJul 2022

  • "We fell in love with the charm of The Old Mill and it's setting by the river in Staffin."

    The views are beautiful, particularly over the fields to the Trotternish ridge, and we found it a peaceful and tranquil spot. We could find no fault with The Old Mill, and were pleased to find it clean, comfortable, roomy and well-equipped. We loved it's setting by the river and enjoyed watching the wildlife out and about (we saw a stoat one afternoon!). We found the owner Liz to be kind and helpful to the point that having left most of our coats behind on the day we left (!), she kindly made the round trip to Broadford the following day to meet us and hand them over! For eating out locally, we would recommend Columba 1400 cafe (just across the road). There is so much more we could say about our stay, and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Very clean and well stocked with equipment and essentials. That means a lot. Thanks for the biscuits too. Fantastic location with great views. Lots of parking. Lovely to see eagles from the garden and the resident Stoat The picnic bench outside was well used due to the superb weather. If anything some comfy garden furniture or a wooden seat would have been nice. Not a complaint merely an observation. Fantastic walks, scenery and wildlife from property, close by and further afield Thank you. We hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by HayleyMay 2022

  • "The old mill was just perfect."

    Lovely place to stay.the owner couldn’t have been more helpful when I needed to ring them.nice and clean.if I had to say anything it would be that there should be an actual old mill sign to the place right after the bridge.other than that an excellent stay in a fantastic setting.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely, we enjoyed our week there."

    It was relaxing being by the river, the views looking out to the Trotternish ridge were just amazing. The cottage had everything we needed, it is comfortable and quiet. A few minutes walk to the local shop to stock up on bits.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2022

  • "The Old Mill is a great place to stay."

    We found the cottage to be in a peaceful setting with fabulous views. The owner came to meet us after we arrived and gave good advice regarding sites to see and the best place for a meal with the cottage being well placed to explore the area which is rich in history. We will definitely visit Skye and the Old Mill again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "My daughter and I had a wonderful holiday."

    For Scotland the weather was amazingly good. The cottage came up and beyond our expectations. It was excellent for touring the western part of the island. Because of narrow roads it was quite a time consuming trip to be close to the Cullins. Views, however, are exceptional. David

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "The Old Mill was lovely and very clean we had a great time staying at the property and on Skye."

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2022

  • "It was a sheer delight to stay at the Old Mill over Christmas."

    The setting is wonderful with superb views; the cottage is cosy and comfortable - lovely to have a Christmas tree provided; and Liz and Iain came to our rescue with a replacement corkscrew to allow a birr

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2021

  • "Really great cottage."

    Ideal location for us but, great location for any visitors to Skye. Well laid out, clean and comfortable with everything you need for a great stay. Thank you, hope to stay again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RobNov 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in nice setting."

    Well equipped and well located for numerous outings on Skye. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week at Mill Cottage."

    It’s clean, comfortable and very cosy with all mod cons (apart from a hairdryer; just for information). The cottage is very well located for visiting the island’s many attractions, and the amazing view out of the large patio doors is constantly changing. An ideal holiday cottage for a visit to Skye.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Beautifully clean cottage with good facilities."

    Pleasant, helpful owner.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "I don't like been told off by the home owner for ringing up 6hours before arriving about the keys."

    we had set off on holiday after i had finished work on Thursday and i had turned off my e-mails so i wasn't bothered with work while on holiday. i was sent an e-mail at 21:40 on the Thursday so i didn't pick it up. Please try not to speak to Liz she has a poor attitude to paying guests

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in the heart of Staffin."

    This cottage itself is so clean, spacious, cosy, tranquil and well equipped. We couldn't have asked for better. The owner could not have been more helpful and suggested lots of lovely places for us to see and do on our stay, and the cottage provided a great base for this, just a 30 minute drive from Portree. I will not hesitate to recommend the Old Mill to friends and family and we hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage in the perfect part of the Island clean and tidy with all the amenities that you could ever need."

    We really enjoyed our stay and We hope to return in the near future

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "We absolutely loved staying here, the cottage was just amazing, so sad to leave it."

    I just think that they could provide a hair dryer, there may of been one there but couldn't find it. Also maybe have a few hooks to hang wet coats on. Yes I know there was a clothes horse but when you have drying clothes on it that doesn't help. We loved our stay & would certainly recommend others to stay here.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2020

  • "What a fantastic cottage, could not fault anything at all."

    Was a home from home.

    Reviewed by AndreaSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Old Mill Cottage."

    It had everything we required, bigger inside than initially looked, the location was perfect tucked away next to the stream. The owner Mrs McFarlane was really helpful during our weeks stay. We shall be returning to this lovely holiday rental in the future. Regards. Eleanor Laird.

    Reviewed by EleanorAug 2020

  • "Very nice cottage in a fine location."

    The owners went above and beyond to make our stay a good one.

    Reviewed by MartynAug 2020

  • "The scenery on the Isle of Skye is stunning."

    The cottage was great to return to for cosy evenings in front of the log burner. The view of snowy peaks beyond the fields behind the property was something to look forward to each morning. Kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed the meals at the kitchen table.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the welcome pack a lovely surprise."

    The setting was magical. The views from all of the windows spectacular and the sheep in the field behind the garden very entertaining! It was the perfect place to unwind.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "Love it here - loved it last year, this year and have booked for next year."

    Perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle :-)

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "The Old Mill had everything we needed to rest and relax after our walks on this beautiful island."

    It was comfortable, well equipped and a perfect setting next to the river which wasn't noisy but brought us peace and great bird life. Also, it was situated not too far from facilities. We'd certainly recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need in a fantastic location."

    Welcomed by home baked biscuits was just the the icing on the cake. This is a great location to explore The North of Skye with good local facilities.

    Reviewed by AndyMay 2019

  • "The Old Mill Staffin is an idilic holiday home, it's warm, cosy and very well equiped."

    It has stunning pictuesque views, wonderful local wildlife and much needed peace and quiet. This was a bucket list experience for me; a place I've wanted to visit for some time, and a truly wonderful experience for my wife and I to see Scotland at it's best. The property is in a wonderful location, with only short trips required to visit so many iconic Land and seascapes. The Isle of Skye is an enchanting island, with beautiful breathtaking views, warm, friendly locals and wonderful food. If you're into photography, walking or just chilling and watching the world go by, then this is the place to come. We will be coming back for more. Thank you Liz, for your hospitality and kindness.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2019

  • "Excellent location."

    Beautiful and spacious cottage. Extremely helpful help desk.

    Reviewed by AfsalApr 2019

  • "The Mill has been converted to a high standard."

    It was clean and had everything we needed. The location is great!

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2019

  • "Beautiful, spacious, well-equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    Great base for exploring the island and we had a fantastic family holiday here. I would certainly recommend the Old Mill and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by NadineApr 2019

  • "This cottage has a wonderful view and is perfectly located if you plan to go hicking."

    The small shop is not far and you can get there all you need. Yoz can see many birds next to the house, even a grey heron visited us once. And we had fun observing the cheeky sheeps outside ;-)

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, warm, comfortable and spacious."

    It's close to the local shop and the beach in Staffin bay and ideal base to explore Skye.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2019

  • "Skye is quite breathtaking in its beauty, especially as we were really lucky with the mild and calm weather, not normally associated with December."

    The cottage, although situated high up in Skye, is very comfortable and well appointed. There are a few things to see, but as we were there from the Sat 22nd, most things were already closed for the holiday. Nothing much seems to be open on a Sunday anyway. Nothing at all was open in Staffin for our entire stay which meant a trip to the town of Portree (34 mile round trip) just for basic provisions. Portree is cute and worthy of a couple of hours. We visited the Talisker Distillery (one of the few places open on a Sunday) and had a nice Sunday roast in the Old Inn nearby. All told, it was ideal for a well earned period of enforced relaxation, with the fire on, watching a movie, reading or playing scrabble. Very, very nice!

    Reviewed by IreneDec 2018

  • "A delightful cottage offering stunning mountain views in a picturesque area on the Trotternish penninsular."

    Fully equipped, warm and cosy and well furnished.

    Reviewed by TimMay 2018

  • "Beautiful bungalow in beautiful setting."

    Everything you need for relaxing break.

    Reviewed by DApr 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean (pet free was a definite bonus due to allergies)."

    Everything we could need was provided, and even more. It was situated in a great location for exploring the Isle of Skye, with a local shop and two restaurants being close by (one closed due to being out of season).

    Reviewed by MatthewMar 2018

  • "Perfect home from home wonderful cottage in a wonderful location"

    Reviewed by TinaFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was gorgeous and the location stunning."

    Would definitely recommend this to anyone seeking peace quiet and tranquility

    Reviewed by DannySep 2017

  • "Super cottage that exceeded our expectations."

    Quiet, peaceful location but nice to be in a village surrounding. The owners have clearly put in a lot of effort to make the cottage a really comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2017

  • "The property was wonderful."

    Well equipped, super location/outlook. Great find. Even provided with home made cookies!!!!

    Reviewed by RossMay 2017

  • "Such a lovely cottage, good position, extremely clean and very comfortable, had everything you needed, wifi, sky tv, it really was a home from home."

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2017

  • "This was a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We received a lovely welcome from the owner. We went out every day exploring the Isle of Skye and it was a joy to "come home" to this cottage.

    Reviewed by LindaJan 2017

  • "Very well presented cottage, everything you could need for a cozy, comfortable holiday, 10/10 to the owners!"

    Reviewed by AlastairJan 2017

  • "Second time at this lovely Old Mill."

    ... Brilliant...Brilliant...Brilliant...... Everything on your doorstep great walks fantastic views... well worth the travel from the wirral, Thanks Andrew Gregory

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2016

  • "Charming cottage with just about everything you need for a lovely holiday."

    Kitchen was well equipped (although you might need to take a couple of bits just in case), and the living areas and bedrooms/bathrooms were lovely. Couldn't have stayed anywhere nicer, in our opinion.

    Reviewed by LukeOct 2016

  • "The Old Mill in Staffin, Skye is in a secluded position whilst being in the heart of Staffin."

    It offers beautiful views in almost every direction. It is very near to a grocery shop, a cafe and a decent restaurant and is only a short drive away from Portree. It is also near to some of the Isle's premier attractions. The cottage itself is spacious, clean, comfortable and has everything that you would need whilst away from home. In short, this cottage is the perfect place to stay, in an ideal location and is a great base to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye from.

    Reviewed by IainSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, no hesitation in recommending."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and booster chair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front seating area
  • Rear gravelled garden with river and picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 miles
  • Restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Note: Bedrooms have sloping ceilings
  • Note: Rear garden surrounded by fast flowing river; children to be supervised

The property

A charming, detached converted old mill in a delightful riverside location situated in Staffin, a friendly crofting community on the magical Isle of Skye.

This cottage would have been a busy place many years ago and an exposed stone wall in the kitchen and other character features are a pleasant reminder of its past history.

This bright and spacious cottage is ideal for a family, group of friends, or a couple who will enjoy exploring the fabulous Isle of Skye and all that it has to offer.

There are two lovely bedrooms on the first floor with both benefiting from having en-suite shower rooms, as well as big windows, which allow full appreciation of the stunning mountain views.

The ground floor has a most comfortable sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove and doors leading out to the rear garden, plus you can enjoy meals together at the end of a busy day in the well-equipped kitchen/diner.

At the rear is a private garden where guests can soak up the lovely open views and perhaps enjoy a morning coffee whilst listening to the sound of the river passing by.

The village of Staffin has good local facilities, plus just a short walk away is the Columba Community Centre and Café, where you can enjoy some lovely home baking.

Also, close by is Staffin Beach, perfect for paddling and a picnic.

Skye itself is a big island with lots to see and do and the capital town Portree, with its pretty harbour, is just 17 miles south.

For walkers the Quiraing mountain range is on the doorstep and offers spectacular walks with guaranteed sightings of rare birds and wildlife, and you might even see eagles overhead!

The beautiful island of Skye will not disappoint and this fabulous cottage will ensure a wonderful holiday for all.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas