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Garraidh Ghorm Pod

(Ref. 1025275)

Conista, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The pod was very clean and well appointed."

    I particularly liked the shower room area - much larger than expected. The free samples were much appreciated. The underfloor heating very cosy. . The owners were very welcoming, and available for any queries. It was great to have linen, towels and energy costs included - unlike some pods we had stayed in. Everything we needed was there. It made the long journey there more manageable. I also liked that they tried to be as sustainable as possible - good principles. All in all a cosy haven. Would definitely recommend.

    Thankyou so much for taking time to provide your valuable feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thankyou. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful! Super clean and confortable!"

    We really loved our stay!

    Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfy hideaway in an excellent location."

    Amazingly compact use of space with excellent views with the sea in the distance. We had an excellent time.

    Thankyou so much for your valuable feedback. We are delighted you found the pod to be all you had hoped for. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful peaceful cozy spot surrounded by rolling hills and grazing sheep."

    Lots of great hikes and walking trails within a short distance.

    Thankyou so much for your valuable feedback. We are delighted to hear back from you and to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope happy memories will remain with you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2023

  • "The pod is really well equipped and really warm despite the cold ,wet outdoors ."

    Catriona the owner checked in with us a couple of times to ensure we were happy and had everything we needed. She even left us some Guinness to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Would totally recommend and we will go back again.

    Thankyou so much. We very much value your feedback and we are delighted you hope to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2023

  • "We felt very comfortable in this nice little holiday-home."

    The view from there is magnificent and the total silence during the nighttimes let us sleep excellently.

    Thankyou so much. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and took happy memories back with you. It was truly a pleasure to meet you both. Danke. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rainer5.0Nov 2022

  • "A perfect solo standing hideaway in a stunning landscape"

    Thankyou so much Matthias. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay. It is our main goal that guests leave with happy memories of their stay. I also thank you for your suggestions regarding the extractor fans in the pod. I have spoken with an electrician and will be having the fan cowls changed to ones with shutters, which will suit our changing weather conditions so much better. We wish you all the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthias5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is my 3rd time staying at Garraidh Ghorm Pod and won't be my last."

    Skye is an amazing place to visit anyway, and this pod is in a stunning and peaceful location! The owners are extremely helpful with anything you might need too. The pod itself has everything you need. Warm and cozy with all mod cons and a great view! Highly recommended.

    Thanks so much Paul. We look forward to seeing you back at Garraidh Ghorm and thank you for your ongoing custom. It means so much to us to have our lovely guests wanting to return. Warm regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "The pod was in a beautiful location and was very comfortable and warn , catriona the owner was brilliant and always made sure we had what we needed ."

    The pod is well equipped and bigger than some others

    We thank you so much for taking time to feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback is very valuable to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "I‘m very happy on sky and i will come back soon."

    Thank you very much for your valued feedback. We always welcome any suggestions for improvement. It is great that you hope to return to Skye. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anja4.7Aug 2022

  • "The pod was perfect."

    It had everything we needed and was in such a lovely setting. Perfect for a wee retreat and we would definitely recommend.

    Thankyou SO much Ruth. This means SO much to us both. It is enormously important to us, and we are absolutely delighted, when our guests really enjoy their stay. Thankyou for booking our pod and taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2022

  • "The pod is at the very north of Skye and provides open vast views of fields and the ocean in the distance."

    It’s so clean and sweet exactly as the pictures show. Skye is an island which is 100 miles in length. Regardless of where you stay it’s a drive. This location is charming and brings such peace. So many little amenities. We adored it !

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback. This means so much to us and we value the time taken to provide feedback. It is vital to us that our guests have a happy and memorable holiday on Skye and in our accommodation . All feedback is so important for us to know what we must improve on and what we are doing well. Thankyou again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic Pod had everything you need for a great holiday ."

    located in the perfect location for seeing all the sights north of the island .

    Thankyou so much for your feedback which is so important to us . We are delighted to hear you enjoyed North Skye and that you were comfortable in our pod. Thankyou. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great stay in this lovely pod."

    So comfortable and cosy, everything supplied and even 4 fresh free range eggs from the hens in the fridge for us. It was great and I would recommend to anyone wishing to visit Skye.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay and that the pod was to your satisfaction and expectations. This provides us with fantastic job satisfaction. Thankyou. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A delightful property fitted out to a high standard."

    Thankyou so much for your lovely and valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "The pod was so perfect for our stay, a luxury base to return to after our days exploring the island."

    Extremely comfortable bed! Owners were very helpful with any queries we had and had left us a lot of information about the island, which helped us to plan our days. The pod itself is fully equipped with everything you might need. Stunning location, wonderful views. We would definitely recommend and hope to return some day.

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed our pod and your time on lovely Skye. We very much appreciate all feedback and welcome any suggestions. We will look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful piece of Heaven in it's own mini wilderness with views out to the sea in front and mountains behind."

    .. what else could anyone wish for?

    Thankyou SO much for your lovely feedback. This means so much to us. Thankyou. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "My 2nd stay and already looking forward to a 3rd."

    Great location on a sunning island. Perfect for getting away from it all and back to nature. Very highly recommended!

    Thankyou so much Paul. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit, and delighted to hear you were as happy on the second trip as the first. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Garriadh Ghorm was the perfect cosy retreat we were looking for!"

    Not only did the pod exceed our expectations with all the little touches Catriona had left for us, but it was the perfect cosy retreat to sit after a day of exploring the island. We spent a week there and didn't get the best weather but that did not put us up or down as the underfloor heating worked a treat, the bed was beyond comfy (so good we overslepped a couple of days) and the little porch was a great shelter from the rain which meant we could sit wrapped in a blanket with a whiskey watching the sun go down or the storms come in. A trully magical little place that is secluded and peaceful. Catriona was the perfect host and on hand if we needed anything, however, everything we needed was already there which made our stay even more perfect.

    Thanks so much for this lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the pod , your time on Skye, and the weather didn’t spoil it for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2021

  • "The pod is excellent!"

    Great location, Catriona very friendly, wifi telly handy for stormy evenings, will try and book again, loved it!

    Thanks so much. It was lovely to meet you both and hope we see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Sep 2021

  • "The complete isolation, not having other pods around you was wonderful."

    The pod was superb and incredibly comfy.

    Thanks so much. It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to have you as guests in the pod. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful 4 nights on Skye in a pristine pod, in beautiful idilic but isolated location, ideal if you need to get away from the hustle and bussle."

    Must add that the owner was extremely helpful to make our stay more accommodating and relaxing & enjoyable! PS Worth noting the WiFi/broadband service was excellent.

    Thankyou so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2021

  • "The peace and quiet"

    Thankyou very much. Your feedback is so valuable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2021

  • "The pod was perfect for us, exactly as pictured and so clean and well thought out."

    The location was also perfect, so close to lots of things to see and only 20 mins from a larger town. The host was lovely, so easy to communicate with and was very attentive to make sure we were comfortable. I’d mentioned to her that I was 30 weeks pregnant on our holiday and a fan was left at the door to help if I got too warm which was over and above expected. We would go back in a heart beat.

    Thanks so much. We love to know people have loved the pod as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jun 2021

  • "The pod is lovely, has everything you could possibly need for weeks stay."

    The location is amazing if you are looking for a peaceful retreat.

    Thankyou very much for your lovely feedback. It means so much to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great pod, larger than many we saw on Skye and very well equipped."

    Fantastic location in the most dramatic landscape Skye has to offer. You get a feel for crofting life and we loved the privacy as, unlike many other pods, this pod is the only one at the site. Perfect to access fantastic walks such as Old Man of Storr and The Quiraing. Owners were really lovely and friendly but not at all intrusive. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Thankyou so much . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jun 2021

  • "We were blown away by the exceptional attention to detail in this quirky little pod."

    Everything we needed was there and extras. We particularly liked the Bluetooth speaker system! The pod was spotless and the bed was so comfortable. Catriona and Peter were the perfect hosts, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. They sent us a really informative email before our arrival date which is something we had never had before. The pod is compact but because it has been so well designed, still has loads of open space. All of the toiletries supplied are eco friendly and cruelty free, which to us, as vegans, was a lovely surprise. We even had soya milk in the fridge on arrival and some lovely toiletries to say sorry that they hadn't managed to get us vegan cookies! The area is fantastic, right at the top of Skye. We visited at the end of May so it didn't get really dark until midnight. Perfect for sitting out on the verandah with a glass of wine listening to the cuckoo and the sheep. Skye is a wonderful island. Must sees are the Quaraing, the Old Man of Storr, Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Staffin Beach and Dunvegan Castle, to name a few. We will definitely be back. Catriona and Peter, thank you for a perfect week.

    Thankyou so much . Your feedback means so much to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Garraidh Ghorm Pod."

    From the outset, Catriona was incredibly helpful – phoning ahead to give directions, ask if we needed anything, leaving lovely fresh eggs from their chickens. We felt very welcomed to the Pod before we even arrived. The Pod itself is lovely. Catriona has clearly put a great deal of thought into the design, layout and functionality of the Pod. It is spacious, with a very well equipped kitchen. The induction cooker was great to cook on. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom and shower were neat and well set out. The décor is thoughtful, tasteful and compliments the space perfectly. The unique selling point for us was the fact that the Pod is on its own. It is set in a spacious open garden, which Catriona and Peter are clearly investing in making into a lovely space, with lots of thoughtful environmental and wildlife-friendly touches. The peace and quiet was simply wonderful. We know that holiday Pods are becoming increasingly popular, and have seen a lot of sites with several together. The fact that Garraidh Ghorm Pod is on its own, with the space and privacy to enjoy the open space around it, with the hills behind and the view of the sea in front of the Pod, was wonderful. The setting is peaceful, with local crofts surrounding around you. The wildlife was excellent – the experience of seeing the buzzards perched just feet away from you was delightful. It is an easy stroll down to the sea along the lanes, and the spectacular marine mammal and bird-watching opportunities at Rubha Hunish are within walking distance. The Quiraing is a short drive away, and offers one of Scotland’s most iconic walking opportunities close by. I wholeheartedly recommend Garraidh Ghorm Pod to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable retreat. Catriona could not be more helpful, and it was a wonderful holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing stay!"

    The pod is lovely, cozy and warm and has all the facilities you need for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed staying there and we strongly recommend! Isle of Skye is a wonderful place and the landscape is breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Oct 2020

  • "The perfect escape from home working and life in general."

    The pod is cosy and warm, in a lovely secluded spot and boasts an amazing view! It has everything you need, for any length of stay. Such a relaxing place to be and to start exploring from. Catriona was also incredibly helpful in returning some items that I had left behind. I will definitely be staying again, but for longer next time!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "The location was just wonderful, surrounded by crofts and in a secluded part of Skye."

    The pod was cosy, clean and well equipped. Great wifi and tv channels and the underfloor heating was very effective. Loved watching the wildlife and croft animals.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Holiday was amazing, pod was lovely and the views were stunning."

    Location was tranquil and it was so peaceful. Catriona couldn’t have been more helpful when contacted.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2020

  • "Amazing views and such a peaceful place"

    Reviewed by Damian4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely pod in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had everything we needed, thank you!"

    Reviewed by Ilona4.7Feb 2020

  • "Owner was approachable and helpful"

    Reviewed by Mathew4.7Feb 2020

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  • One double bed within a studio-style open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with double sofa bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Two ring induction hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV, Bluetooth speakers, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 1.2 miles and pub within 3.7 miles

The property

In the township of Conista, just a couple miles from the coast of Kilmaluag Bay, by the breathtaking coastal village of Balmaqueen on the Isle of Skye, home to a bounty of wildlife and rugged landscapes, is where you can find Garraidh Ghorm Pod, a wooden pod providing cute and compact holiday accommodation for you and your loved one.

A private pod on a stunning landscape.

Surrounded by an enclosed garden with grasses and wildflowers, this pretty property is ideal for a romantic break for avid walkers.

Take in the quaint look of the pod and your beautiful countryside surroundings before hanging up your coats and kicking off your boots on the porch, find the homely open-plan living space where you will be relaxing during your stay.

A corner sofa doubles up as a double sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements, but is best enjoyed when snuggled up under a blanket in front of the Smart TV, being warmed by the underfloor heating while the wind whistles outside.

A small dining area and kitchenette are great for cooking up and enjoying some easy meals using the integrated halogen hob and the microwave.

Tucked away towards the back is where you will drift off after a day of walking on the double bed.

Completing the interior is the shower room where you can ready yourself in the morning for an exciting day, or wind down later with a hot shower after a brisk walk in the chillier months.

If you enjoy watching Grand Designs, you would recognise, merely 1.2 miles down the road is the beautiful Single Track Art Gallery & Espresso Bar, open Sunday to Thursday during the summer, offering mouth-watering home baked delights, and according to local visitors "the best coffee in the UK".

Staffin is a short drive away where you can pick up all your essentials for your visit to Garraidh Ghorm Pod.

The whole of Skye is before you, with the island being 50 miles long, you aren't just limited to your immediate surroundings.

There is rich history to be explored from dinosaur fossils to clan warfare, with the remains of a Clan MacDonald castle, Duntulm Castle, just a few miles from your doorstep.

The Skye Museum of Island Life is not far and takes you back in time to an old Highland village, offering visitors a unique perspective and insight into island life one hundred years ago.

Garraidh Ghorm Pod will be your own little haven after days spent reveling in the incredible landscapes of Skye.

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

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About the location


Staffin 6 miles; Uig 10 miles; Portree 25 miles.

Comprising of a few, traditionally whitewashed cottages, the scattered crofting township of Conista is situated within the area known as Duntulm, on the Trotternish Peninsula in the far north of the Isle of Skye. Duntulm is named after a steep rocky headland where the ruins of Duntulm Castle can be clearly seen. Conista is 10 miles from the village of Uig - the gateway port to the Outer Hebrides - and 6 miles from the village of Staffin. Both Staffin and Uig offer a small range of shops and local amenities. Trotternish is the northern peninsula of Skye, dominated by the Trotternish Ridge ranging from the imposing monolith of the 'Old Man of Storr' to the geological phenomenon that is the Quirang. The area offers excellent walking country, boasting breath-taking views including the Kilt Rock viewpoint, to the south of Staffin, with its dramatic waterfall. Many seabirds use the steep cliffs here in early summer, including the Fulmar, often seen circling the cliff tops at eye level. A fantastic location for exploring this mystical Isle.

Please note: This property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas