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The Old Mill

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


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Beautifully clean cottage with good facilities.”

    Pleasant, helpful owner.

    Pleasant, helpful owner.

    - Sarah, September 2021

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.


  • 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

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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