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Hebridean View

(Ref. 1003743)

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

3.9

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Het uitzicht en de omgeving waren prachtig en op dat gebied hebben we zeker kunnen genieten van ons verblijf."

    Jammer dat er zo weinig voorzieningen waren ( voldoende stoelen en een tafel) om ook van de tuin te kunnen genieten. De keuken is ronduit versleten. Bovendien waren heel wat spullen die in de kasten stonden niet proper. Het is niet fijn als je na een autorit van 1200 km ergens toekomt en alles moet beginnen afwassen. Het verblijf op zich kost voldoende en mag dus minstens proper zijn!

    Reviewed by Cathy2.8Jul 2024

  • "This was the halfway point in our 2 week trip."

    Our plan was to spend a few days relaxing, sleeping in and catching up on laundry for the second half. What a beautiful place to do exactly that! Let’s be clear, it is WAY THE HECK out there but perfect if you are looking for something off the beaten path. 2 downstairs bedrooms were well appointed, kitchen well stocked if you are planning to cook ( but know the nearest grocery store is over 30 min away so plan ahead) and washer and dryer were great as well. The upstairs is well suited for children, but the beds were a little small for adults and not particularly comfortable. The views were spectacular and the cows next door were perfect neighbors! I would only add that more toilet paper should have been available, and maybe wood for the fireplace. Otherwise, it was perfect for our group!

    Reviewed by Genee5.0Jun 2024

  • "The home was a very pleasant getaway for us."

    We enjoyed long walks in the area around the property. This was a great location for us to start our day trips around the island.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic house, Gorgeous location."

    Great facilities and dogs loved the garden. Unfortunately we did experience no heat or hot water for 2 days because oil ran out however the maintenance guy Anthony was great and made sure the oil was filled and the boiler was working again as quick as he could so A++ for Anthony thank you so much. Would come back as was a comfortable house for us and reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely break in Skye and stay at the cottage, which had amazing views."

    What visitors have to take into account, is that it is roughly 5 or 6 miles along a single single take road. The cottage itself is ideal for a family to stay in, there are 2 bathrooms, lovely large kitchen, the bedrooms are well furnished. I would say that what the cottage needs is a few issues sorted - the double glazing needs replaced, it needs fully redecorated, the outside of the cottage needs repainted white also the blinds in the ground floor bathroom need replaced. The company that cleans the cottage did a amazing job, the cottage was spotless.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Mar 2024

  • "We enjoyed are stay on the island despite the storms and everything closed which gave us the opportunity to explore without the seasonal tourists."

    The cottage is in a stunned location but could do with a complete overhaul to reach it's potential when we arrived at the cottage it was very cold we noticed due to the storms the wood burning stove was damaged and waiting for repairs the only heat source was the oil heating which ran out of oil after a few days resulting in no heating or hot water in the middle of a yellow weather warning not ideal the guy from the property management company was excellent 10/10 and drove out in atrocious conditions to try and fix the problem on the plus side it resulted in some very cold swimming. Skye is a very special place and to see nature's might and ferocity in such a dramatic landscape was a treat

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Jan 2024

  • "We were very disappointed, we never got an errata letting us know the fire was broken."

    We knew the weather would be bad and chose a property with a fire because we would be stuck inside. The property is definitely a low 3 star with pet hair everywhere and spider webs all over the ceilings. The beds were however very comfortable and the property manager was friendly and dropped us off proper baking trays so we could at least cook a proper Christmas dinner we were appreciative of that. Skye was beautiful but we won't be back at this property.

    Reviewed by Danielle2.5Dec 2023

  • "The property was warm and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay at Hebridean View."

    It is in a spectacular position overlooking the sea out towards the Western Isles. The house was clean and tidy and well equipped, the beds were comfortable, and we did enjoy our stay. We did identify a list of minor repairs / maintenance issues that we passed to the owners agent on our departure, but we are unclear if these have been highlighted previously / now been fixed. The promised "welcome pack" of bread, milk and eggs wasn't in the house on arrival so we had to make our own arrangements, which was additional 1 hr round trip to the shop.

    Reviewed by Angus4.4Sep 2023

  • "The nearby property managers (both of them) were unresponsive when we had questions, and one was quite rude when they did finally reply."

    The inside of the property had clearly not been cleaned well, the kitchen was not stocked as promised, and there was barely any toilet tissue.

    Reviewed by Megan3.1Sep 2023

  • "Great views, let down by very poor property maintenance."

    Great area for exploring and walking, but a car is a must. Very comfortable bed in main bedroom at front. Good sized shower and very nice Jacuzzi in main bathroom. Excellent fenced in large garden for dogs to roam. Grass had been cut so easy to clean up after the dogs do their thing. Outside tap for washing dogs, but you need to bring your own hose pipe. One TV in lounge with FreeSAT and dvd player. Internet connection with WiFI but slow speed, 2.8Mbits download, 0.3Mbit upload. Ok for browsing but could sometimes have issues streaming. Comfortable sofa and love the old wall clock. Fairly clean and tidy inside the property. Now for the not so good stuff: The oil fired boiler which is located in the porch, is leaking keresene into the base of the boiler. Over powering keresene fumes in the porch and kitchen, which is potentially dangerous. The property only has one entrance/exit where the leaky boiler is. In the event of a fire only other exit is via windows. The Kitchen window is broken and unable to open to ventilate the kitchen. The soffits below the roof are missing and/or broken with birds nesting in the roof space. The RCD trips the electrical power to the whole house when it rains due to faulty wiring in the lighting circuit. Blown double glazing (5 panes). Nice large Rangemaster cooker but again in need of service and repairs. One hob Burns with yellow flame instead of blue. Three of the hobs don't have working spark ignition. Lighter and matches provided. No welcome food pack as mentioned in the welcome letter. Cutlery was actually dirty, not just stained but had food on multiple utensils as if it had been used then just put back in the drawers ! (This could have been previous guests, cleaners should inspect cutlery). With the above issues resolved I would have given 5 stars, but unfortunately with those issues only gets 2 stars.

    Reviewed by Nick2.8Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing, clean, and fully equipped."

    We had a great time, jacuzzi was perfect after long walks. There is a small issue with the oil heater leak but we have the windows open to enjoy our time. Will recommend it to others. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Kryspin4.7May 2023

  • "Very nice property with a stunning view to the see."

    It is ideally located to go to the best restaurants of the island. I loved the jacuzzi. Unfortunately there was a strong heating oil smell in the house, probably because some fault with the heating system. All in all we had a very nice stay at this property.

    Reviewed by Zsolt5.0May 2023

  • "Having seen some negative reviews of the cottage since booking our stay, we were not sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised."

    The cottage was very clean, and incredibly well equipped. There were seven adults (and two dogs) in our party, and there was ample room for all of us, either in the lounge or the kitchen. The lawn was closely mown, the garden was tidy with no dog mess, and the views were simply stunning. There are some minor maintenance issues (for example, the kitchen window didn't open, and the boiler was a bit smelly) but these were more than compensated for by the other facilities, such as a fantastic shower, good wifi, tumble dryer (important on Skye!).

    Reviewed by Katharine4.1Apr 2023

  • "This property is filthy and extremely poorly maintained."

    When we arrived at the property we had to spend three hours cleaning it before we could even contemplate unpacking our belongings. The property has windows that don't open and that are blown so you can't see out of them, it is full of dog hairs on the furniture, it has leaks from the moment you walk in, the sofas are uncomfortable to sit on, the bath side is hanging off, light bulbs aren't replaced in the kitchen, there was tissue under the beds, kitchen surfaces were full of old food and there was dog faeces in the garden. The only redeeming part of the property is it's beautiful location overlooking the sea. This property is so incredibly poorly maintained and unclean that I felt understandably I had to complain about my stay there. The owners and Sykes cottages ignored my comments and didn't offer any explanation why the property was let out in such an appalling state. All I can recommend to other potential guests is please don't book here!

    Reviewed by James1.6Feb 2023

  • "The property is in a state of disrepair."

    Mould, broken windows, peeling paintwork, leaks. Furniture is old and shabby. Kitchen equipment was good. Location excellent.

    Reviewed by Imogen1.9Nov 2022

  • "Really lovely property with everything you could wish for for a great stay."

    Provided lots of helpful information in the welcome pack. I see another reviewer complained about dog mess outside - well there was none during our stay so I can only assume they had the misfortune of following someone who didn’t pick up for their pet. Very cosy cottage with a huge kitchen and all the creature comforts in a picture perfect location. Fantastic walks right on the doorstep and some great sights a short drive away. Couldn’t fault it. And there were dishwasher and washing machine tablets If you forgot to bring your own, as well as a well stocked and frequently replenished spice rack. Absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Oct 2022

  • "On the good side: Lovely view from kitchen and bedrooms."

    Nice decor and comfortable chairs. Good kitchen appliances and bed in front downstairs bedroom very comfortable (didn't use back downstairs bed). Excellent log burner. Bedding and towels were nice quality. Small gripes: Large front gas ring on cooker burns with yellow flame and put soot all over a saucepan... Also electric spark for lighting gas rings doesn't work on all the gas rings... The otherwise very good cooker and ovens really needs a service. No washing powder, fabric conditioner or dishwasher tablets were provided . Kitchen window doesn't open, nor does one of the bathroom windows . New oil boiler works great but very strong smell of oil in the porch where boiler is sited... Because the kitchen window doesn't open and we couldn't leave the porch open due to the smell, the kitchen got steamy on occasions. Jacuzzi bath was amazing but couldn't work out how to adjust the power of the jets so a bit like bathing in a hurricane. Also one of the jet nozzles kept popping out . Upstairs single bed in end bedroom mattress was uncomfortable. WiFi code card missing from back of the bt WiFi router, although a call to the service manager solved this as he told us it was also written on the bottom of the router.... But please update your "helpful information" in this regard for future tenants. Despite these gripes, we enjoyed our stay, until rain stopped play for the last two days.

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, loads of space, everything you need it there ."

    Comfy beds..super range cooker ! Views are outstanding in a peaceful area. Would stay again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hebridean view is a very well kept cottage in a great location, very peaceful and remote and nearby neighbours very friendly."

    My parents (who are elderly) and have been visiting Skye for many years (approx 30yrs +in motor homes were really joyed to stay in a very comfy,cosy cottage) and myself included. cant fault the facilities. All in all perfect retreat to wind down and relax. On a down side disappointed with the garden and view from the kitchen window . Thinking about booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice place on holiday for family, quite area beautiful view."

    Missing only seats and grill in the garden.

    Reviewed by Norbert3.8Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was nice ."

    ..... facilities were good

    Reviewed by Mark2.8Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is in need of tlc."

    Cleaning not done very well at all. Dishwasher full on arrival.Garden lawn not cut for ages so our dog couldn't use it. Also experienced nearly all day power cut, caused by the electric key not been entered correctly! To be honnest this is the first time we have been disappointed by a cottage we booked via your website, so hoping this is just a one off...

    Reviewed by Amelie2.2Oct 2021

  • "Although the house met all our expectations."

    The garden proved to be unusable overly long grass absolutely full of Dog poo. We travelled with our dog and selected this property because of the garden. We were forced to take the dog off site where we could clean up after him. Clearly previous visitors had not respected the policy of cleaning up after your pet. I would be very concerned if families with young children stayed at this property.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2021

  • "Had read previous reviews regarding long grass, which we didn’t see as a problem but the previous occupants dog mess in the grass and on the path certainly was."

    Was quite excited to find a tin of shortbread in the living room but turned out the tin just contained the packaging and a few crumbs ( presume also from the previous occupants ). Boiler was not working when we arrived late on Friday night so no hot water for showers after a 12 hour journey. A phone call to the caretaker resulted in instructions how to restart the boiler which I then had to do on a daily basis during our holiday. In general the cottage is very dated and is in need of TLC which is a real shame as the cottage is in a fantastic location with wonderful sea views and has so much potential.

    Reviewed by Andrew2.2Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and it is in a beautiful location, however, the garden was completely unusable due to the length of the grass which had not been cut for a very long time."

    We contacted the caretaker who explained that their usual gardener was currently unable to work due to a recent operation. Not having use of the garden was quite an annoyance as we had our dog with us. If we'd had young children with us, the state of the garden would have had a much bigger negative impact. The garden is an important feature when we are choosing a cottage. I would have expected to have been informed if it was not usable.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is located in the most perfect position."

    However, what let it down was the garden. The grass was that long we could not use the space. We booked this property as we were bringing our two dogs and wanted an enclosed space for them. The space was not able to be used. This was very disappointing. We addressed this with the property manager and was told that the gardener had had to have an operation. I feel that the property manager could have completed this task. The decor is tired and could do with updating.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jul 2021

  • "The experience of booking was excellent, very easy and personalised."

    I had bad experiences at a number of other firms but Sykes were excellent all the way through the process. The pre arrival information was very thorough and helpful. The property is located in a wonderfully rural setting overlooking the sea and it would be easy to not see another person or car all day. When we went in May we had 20 hours of sunshine, fabulous sunsets and fields full of orchids and birdsong. Trumpan church is 400metres away, a wonderfully evocative place. A long trip right to the edge of the UK but worth every mile and every penny

    Reviewed by Matt5.0May 2021

  • "We booked this house very late after enjoying the previous week at a cottage further north."

    The house sits at the very end of the Waternish peninsular on Skye and thus is remote is served by narrow but perfectly usable roads. The nearest shop is about 25/30 minutes away in Dunvegan but that was explained in the description so no surprises The nearest supermarket in in Portree which is approaching an hour away The location is staggering with uninterrupted and full panoramic views across the Minch to all the Hebrides IslandS The house has all the facilities needed including a full laundry. It was toasty warm, with plenty of hot water.,the beds were comfortable with nice bedding and all the towels were fluffy and new There was even a spa bath There was a TV and WiFi whilst a bit patch was adequate There were only two of us in residence and we only really used the two downstairs double bedrooms. I fact we rarely ventured upstairs except to admire the view, there were two further bedrooms and a toilet / Shower on the top floor The only negative and it is only marginal is that some of the decor and fixtures in the house are a little tired Notwithstanding the is a lovely place to spend time ,it is spacious and it could easily accommodate a much larger group than we were. This was our first ever visit to Skye and we had some trepidation about it’s infamous weather. We were incredibly lucky in only having one poorish day for the rest of the time we witnessed fair and sometimes excellent weather and witnessed some of the more magnificent scenery this country has offer. Cannot rate Skye highly enough We are no experts but we saw Golden and Sea Eagles from the house. Remarkable If you really want a motoring adventure on Skye try the road to Kylerhea ferry from Bradford and cross the world unique turntable ferry. The road approaching is narrow, steep with dizzying drops and blind corners, it is a bit scary but what an experience The road away from the ferry in the other direction is much more manageable but with astounding views

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1May 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x ground-floor doubles, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating
  • Gas Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Lawn garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 4.9 miles, shop within 12 miles

The property

Boasting captivating views across the sea and towards the majestic Outer Hebrides, located in the North West of Skye is this wonderful retreat, Hebdridean View.

Enjoying an isolated position, this spacious accommodation is the ideal base for a family seeking a peaceful getaway, or simply to immerse themselves in all that this corner of Scotland has to offer.

After soaking up the stunning surroundings, be welcomed into the porch where you can kick off your walking shoes before relaxing into your evening.

Step into the kitchen, where a Range cooker invites you in to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal that can be enjoyed with your loved ones amidst, a perfect spot for planning the day as you tuck into a heart-warming meal.

Beyond here is the sitting room, where you can look forward to getting cosy on the plush sofa with a good book in hand, with the woodburning stove offering a sense of tranquility during the winter months.

As the evening draws to a close, be spoilt for choice by the sleeping accommodation that awaits you, designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

On the ground floor you will find two double bedrooms, whilst upstairs there are two further bedrooms, comprising of a twin bedroom and a single bedroom.

To the outside there is a wonderful garden area, where your canine companions are welcome to roam as you enjoy your morning coffee whilst soaking up the views further.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful retreat, head to the nearby Stein Inn - the oldest pub in Skye, or venture further afield to the village of Dunvegan where you will find all the necessary amenities, as well as the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant.

The Cullin Mountains are close by, offering a magnitude of walks amidst spectacular scenery whilst the town of Portree is a scenic drive away where Sea Eagle trips are available.

Hebdridean View is a superb base for a family holiday to this scenic part of Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location

DUNVEGAN

Portree 22 miles.

The village of Dunvegan is set in the north west of Skye and contains a mixture of traditional stone and modern houses, along with a selection of shops and hotels. About a mile from the village is Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan MacLeod, who have continuously occupied the castle since the 13th century. Only four miles away is the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant, a must for all foodies, and just a 10 minute walk away is the very popular Old School Restaurant, also worth a visit. Also in the area are the Cullin Mountains with their fantastic rock forms and pinnacles, which many climbers would put at the top of their list. Other attractions on the Isle are plentiful - visit the Talisker Distillery or Portree, the island’s only town, set around its natural harbour, which boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants, and also offers Sea Eagle trips from the pier, which are extremely popular.