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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "A home from Home!"

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful well laid out cottage."

    Ideal for touring North Skye. Warm and very welcoming. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved our stay here."

    House was spotless on arrival with a thoughtful welcome gift in the kitchen - much appreciated. Kitchen was well stocked with a good range of pots and pans, ideal for us as we have 2 dogs and eat in rather than out. Rooms were a good size. Double bedrooms having their own en suite was ideal. Upstairs bedroom having the bath was most welcome. Would definitely return in the future. Staffin was an ideal base for us. Will return with other family members as the house is ideal to support 2 families and allowing both some privacy. Upstairs sitting room ideal for this.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice, well-equipped cottage."

    Bathrooms a bit dated, though, one of them mouldy. Other that that, really good value and a highly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Frank3.8Aug 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage that managed to both have all the comforts of a modern facility (good wi fi for the kids!"

    ) whilst retaining a lot of 'old worldy' charm and in a location that was perfect in terms of being away from it all but near a shop and plenty of attractions. The only thing we would suggest as an improvement is making sure the cooking knives are sharpened every week - as they were a bit blunt - but other than that we would highly recommend this cottage and the location.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is spacious and has everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The wine and chocolates were a kind generous touch. The directions to the cottage are useless. The directions should you come into Steffan from Portree there is a signpost directing on the right to Steffan campsite. Take the track to the campsite. First you pass a cottage on your left then carry on down the track passing the entrance to the campsite and just after this at the bottom of the short hill is the cottage.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a great location for exploring Skye."

    It was comfortable and had all we needed for our stay. The owners phoned prior to the visit and during our stay to check all was ok. We will be going back on our next trip to the island.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage plenty of space for six we were three generations Kitchen was ..."

    Lovely cottage plenty of space for six we were three generations Kitchen was well equipped but a slow cooker would be helpful Near most major attractions Would recommend any family and hope to be back at some point Any problems you just ask

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cosy cottage great garden for the dogs."

    We enjoyed the peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was ideally placed for an excellent holiday in Skye."

    Well presented and clean, the beds where exceptionally comfortable and made for an enjoyable sleep. All things where covered in the cottage. The weather could have been better but that did not stop a good time away. Thanks

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just returned from a fab 5 night stay."

    Lovely clean and tidy cottage with all the equipment you could need. The photos don’t do it justice. Great location and base for all things Skye. Beds comfy, hot water all the time. There’s a little TV if you can’t be without one, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine (filter one), proper cooker - bit old school but worked perfectly. Nice little touches like a doggy welcome pack etc. very thoughtful hosts. We didn’t see the host when we were there - but had no need to contact them as we had no problems. Would definitely stay there again. There were 6 adults and 2 dogs in our group - plenty of room for everyone!

    Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your break with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful accommodation with stunning views, the owners were extremely helpful ..."

    Wonderful accommodation with stunning views, the owners were extremely helpful above and beyond expectations, could not have been better extremely impressed and totally satisfied in every way

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at the cottage. we are pleased to note you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Everything you need to have a relaxing holiday with all the comforts of home. I managed to have a phone signal with EE on the property but not all my family did. The Wi-Fi is great as we had our 17 & 18 year old with us who cannot be without their phones. Great walk up to the cliffs for the dog & down to Staffin beach if your dog is able. Our 14 year old lab/collie cross is a bit old for that now. We had no problem finding the property despite some of the review feedback on here. Can get cold at night as Skye is pretty windy so make sure you have warm clothes with you. Heating was on in the property so that helped majorly. Overall we had a fab holiday. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback and your comments re the wifi. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our party consisted of 19 month year old Munro, accompanied by Mum & Dad, both sets of Grand Parents and two dogs (Bailey a small Cockerpoo & Cally a Jack Russell / Lhaso cross, basically a hairy Jack Russell)."

    Cottage was lots better than advertised, spotlessly clean, with a cot & high chair for Munro. There was a TV in the sitting Room, but we decided to live without TV for a week and stored the TV out of Munros reach in a bedroom. We had taken a compression Stairgate with us which prevented Munro (and the dogs) exploring upstairs. There is also a stream at the bottom of the garden, which having a Toddler in attendance could be an issue, but we had a surplus of Grandparents in attendance to prevent any incidences. There is a porch useful for storing boots etc;. No coat hooks though. We found the Pram and other larger walking items were better stored under the canopy which joins to the cottage at the rear. Wi-fi works fine, but no phone signal. Electric Cooker is caravan size, rings, grill and oven all work, but don't believe the setting marked on the cooker control switches, requires experimentation. There was a Washing Machine which had been a washer dryer in an earlier life, the dryer function doesn't work, but as the campsite the cottage is part of has a laundromat this is not a problem. Large Fridge / Freezer. Only one Tea Towel, but when we spoke to the owner as we left She told us that She could have given us more if we had asked. Dogs loved the enclosed well maintained garden. If you are looking for night life you will be disappointed as Staffin doesn't have a pub or anything. There is a Mace in Staffin which can supply your general needs, connected to the Mace is "The Hungry Gull" café which was only open for carry outs when we were there. Order carry out via phone or e-mail and they give you a pick-up time. There is a bus service to Portree, last bus back leaves Portree just before 6 p.m. Staffin is crofter country, so Sheep grazing free, so be aware with dogs and keep them on leads unless you know that no Sheep are around. There is a 45 min walk to Staffin Beach /Slipway starting from a gate inside the Campsite 2 mins from the Cottage, Ground on the walk pretty boggy, and descent too Staffin Beach /Slipway steep, but dogs could get off the lead for a good part of the walk. We had a back pack to carry Munro, you wouldn't have managed with a pushchair. Beach by the Slipway rocky when tide is in, but sandy when tide is out and dinosaur footprints are visible. You can also obtain a mobile phone signal on the beach. 15 mins drive to Old Man of Storr, 5 mins to Kilt Rock, 7 mins to Lealt view point. Dinosaur Museum 5 mins away, not a lot to see in it, but makes a rainy day venue. Cuillins are over 1hr drive away. There is a cafe / restaurant attached to Columba 1400 leadership training establishment, good for a scone / cup of coffee or a meal, nice choice of food on the menu and a specials board and wonderful views. Owners of Cottage couldn't be more helpful, if you require anything just ask. Providing you are not looking for busy night life, this is the perfect location and holiday property.

    Thank you for your comprehensive review, especially the details about things to do and see in the area. For information, the cooker is not a caravan size cooker and is a standard size, but appreciate that some families may have larger appliances at home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Jun 2022

  • "Front door lock needs attention."

    Double beds mattresses old. Unfortunately it was a very cold wet and windy week on Skye and there was no heat in the cottage from 9 til 4 . We left early to go South where the good weather was.

    Thank you for your feedback. We can assure you that the mattresses are not old and are replaced on a regular basis with hotel contract mattresses. When we spoke and you advised you were leaving early, you stated the weather as the reason and made no mention of the heating, which is very efficient as other customers have mentioned. The week of your stay was indeed wet and cold weather and we hope that you may return to Skye in the future and experience better weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ea3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage Owners very helpful Well equipped kitchen We had a really enjoyable holiday"

    Thank you for taking the time to respond and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Superb stay, owner couldn't do enough for us, excellent location."

    Lay out of cottage perfect for comfortable stay, children up stairs with own bathroom and play room and parents on ground floor with own en suite, cosy lounge and kitchen diner. Had late sun each day so able to enjoy the garden with suitable garden furniture, wonderful views and bird song. Garden dog friendly too.

    Thank you for your response. We are pleased that you enjoyed you stay and that the dog enjoyed the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is an amazing place to say."

    It’s not only situated in the place that Dinosaurs roamed and our grandson loved going out to hunt for their footprints but also central to visit everywhere in Skye. The house was amazing . There is no chance of a phone signal there , you have to go down to Staffin Beach for that

    Reviewed by Lianne5.0Oct 2021

  • "The directions were unclear, stated to turn right before the 40 miles an hour sign, all we could see was a track with a sign to a camp sight."

    After asking a local lady she said that that was where the property was situated at the bottom of the track. As there is no phone signal in the area we were unable to contact the owner to ask directions.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in a peaceful location, we would be happy to go there again."

    Directions could have been better - on entering Staffin coming from Portree if you turn right at signs for the campsite then go past the camp site the cottage is in front of you.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is very spacious and in such a fantastic location - park at Columba, grab a coffee (or lunch) and walk to a historic beach."

    Dinosaur footprints can be spotted at low tide and the sandy beach (lava sand) is great for a dip. Short drives: Old Man of Storr and whales can be sighted at a nearby viewing area.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "An absolutely lovely property with fab amenities and in a great location."

    Loved it!!!

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jun 2021

  • "Skye is a beautiful place ."

    The picture on your site does not show the property to it’s best as it is an extremely attractive house set in a fantastic space and captures the sun most of the day. There is a small campsite immediately in front of the property which is extremely quiet. The only negative is that the lounge does not have a proper fireplace with stove or open fire which would be more inviting and cosy in cool evenings, but that is just a personal observation . A fabulous time in a lovely cottage, in a beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage is fantastic this was our 3rd time here and will definitely be back owners and caretakers are lovely and can't do enough to help excellent garden for the dogs, cottage is comfortable warm and cozy can't wait to return!"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2019

  • "We were very happy with the cottage (exceeded expectations) but we were very unhappy with the communication with Sykes holiday."

    Our mails were not properly answered (about the details of the payment), we could not reach the office (at 7 pm) when we could not find the cottage and we had no information about how to get the key. The lack of communication caused a lot of unnecessary stress.

    Reviewed by Monique5.0Sep 2019

  • "It took us a lot to get to the property, it was horrible."

    The indications of the owner were not clear enough and the GPS coordinates were wrong, the correct ones are (57.622912, -6.196168). Luckily, when we arrived the house was open (because the lock is not going very well). The rest of the house reasonably well (not very pretty, of course), although the kitchen very well.

    Reviewed by Alvaro3.1Aug 2019

  • "Fifth year running at this cottage and although the weather wasn't kind this year we still loved every minute of our stay."

    Fabulous cottage and amazing scenery. Will be back again.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jun 2019

  • "Had a lovely time and house was clean, comfortable, had wi-fi and a lovely garden with a stream at the bottom."

    Reviewed by Aline5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was done to exceptional standard."

    Even communcation from the owner was above and beyond my expectations. Would highly recommend Sykes

    Reviewed by Allen5.0May 2019

  • "Everything was perfect."

    We couldn’t fault anything. We had a most enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely the location was great."

    The rooms and furniture, including beds, were very comfortable. Kitchen and appliances/utensils were more than adequate and very clean. Whilst we appreciate that a holiday on Skye is a "getaway " and a place to enjoy the peace and quiet the only downside to the cottage was no WIFI. Although that would not stop us booking the cottage again. We would definitely recommend this cottage to our friends and family. The major plus for us is the fact that the cottage is dog friendly. Great place for a holiday and to discover the north of Skye.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Nov 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Quiet location and no problems.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet setting."

    The cottage was cosy, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with utensils, crockery etc and catered perfectly for our needs. There is a bbq, lovely outdoor table and chairs but there is so much to do we didn't have time to use them. The cottage has a very peaceful feel to it. Situated next to a well run quiet campsite this did not impinge on our enjoyment in anyway. The cottage is situated in a beautiful area of Skye and is a great base for easy access to many of the "must visit" sites. We will definitely stay there again in the future. Loved it!

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was a little short on Equipment such as Garden Furniture just 2 rickety wooden chairs and a broken table The property advertised a barbecue this wasn't there, we were told later in the week that this was at the caretakers along with new chairs!"

    The grass hadn't been cut and was like a meadow until mid week. At one point painters arrived to do the external walls, they left as they didn't want to encroach on our holiday. we were abused by a very disturbed camp site resident after asking him very politely to turn his music down a little as we had put up with it all afternoon, to say that his language was a little blue is a massive understatement, I was pleased that there were no children in the vicinity. I had to go to the site office to ask them to take some action before I did! Overall the issues had a negative effect on the enjoyment of our trip and was a little disappointed, I was told that Alan from the site had informed the owners and that they might be in touch, as yet they have not.

    Reviewed by Glenn2.8Jun 2018

  • "The property is desperately in need of a deep clean, as requested we contacted the person on the booking form twice whilst en-route with no reply, when we arrived the key was in the porch door."

    it is a long way to travel with this uncertainty. the directions were poor the property was at the rear of a campsite down a lane well off the main road. we found a dead pigeon near the back door which we dispatched to the dustbin.the grass needed cutting and generally the property was short of some T.L.C.we were there two days before anyone came to see us. this is our first time with sykes and i have another property booked in september so i will wait to see how that works out before booking any more. P.S. we traveled over to the the isle of lewis from skye and stayed in a property much cheaper but much better prepared and more welcoming.

    Reviewed by Frank2.5Jun 2018

  • "Very clean and well presented."

    A few issues with the heating which were dealt with as quickly as possible. A great location to explore Trotternish and the rest of the north of the island but not much in the way of cafes/pubs etc nearby. Overall, we were very happy and the week we had here flew by.

    Reviewed by Craig4.1Apr 2018

  • "Great cottage in a quiet location."

    Perfect for 2 Labradors who loved the enclosed garden with their own burn to splash in. Greta base for touring Skye.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage itself was perfect would not book again as it was to far north for ..."

    The cottage itself was perfect would not book again as it was to far north for us great place though if you want peace and quiet staffin was fine with two shops and two restaurants and close to the kilt waterfall and the old man of storr

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2017

  • "We were delighted with the property."

    It gave us a great base to explore this lovely island . The house is warm and spacious, much needed after some wet and cold days . For a week at Easter the rental was exceptional , even for two people.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.8Apr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Second sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Note : Electrical vehicle and bike charging not permitted at the property , electrical vehicle charging point in village if needed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.

The property

This attractive cottage sits in its own grounds in the crofting village of Staffin, 17 miles north of Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Fully refurbished and tastefully decorated throughout, this cottage is a welcoming haven as you return from an exciting day exploring this mystical island.

With comfortable bedrooms and two sitting rooms, parents can enjoy some well-earned relaxation time in one sitting room while the children play in the other.

The cottage is ideally situated to explore some of the fascinating aspects of this island; The Quiraing, an unworldly rock formation is close by and well worth a visit, while Staffin also boasts the only sandy beach in north Skye, making this a destination which has something for everyone.

A great holiday cottage for the whole family.

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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.

Note : Electrical vehicle and bike charging not permitted at the property , electrical vehicle charging point in village if needed.