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Tigh a Phailean

(Ref. 920025)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • location (13)
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  • loch (11)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable cottage, exceptionally clean and tidy."

    Beautiful location if you like peace and quiet as we do. Lots of places to visit with many lovely spots for lunches. The only issue is the vast number of motor homes everywhere we went. We understand that it brings tourists to the area but was tiresome at times - even though we are tourists ourselves! Will definitely recommend

    Thank you Liz, it was our pleasure to host your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0May 2024

  • "Peaceful, clean cottage directly on beautiful Loch Duich."

    Cute snug living room with fireplace / TV / games, nice dining area, small kitchen with great washer/dryer combo (no dishwasher), brilliant water pressure in the shower, and comfortable beds/linens. The closest shop is 30min away, so it would be nice to have an option of small grocery list (i.e. bread, milk, butter, eggs, jam, etc) to be provided at an extra charge. Very limited condiments / spices are provided for cooking, knives are all extremely dull, and all non-stick pans are flaking Teflon off. Also, no clothes detergent or softener provided for washer/dryer. Midges can get pretty bad at dawn/dusk, so having Smidge available would have been a nice extra so we could take an after dinner walk. Overall, we had a lovely stay for exploring Isle of Skye.

    Thank you for your 5 star review. I am glad that you had a lovely stay here. I apologise that some of the kitchen items were not as you expected. Since your stay, we have put in a brand new kitchen with all new appliances; including built in washer/drier, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, hob and oven. We have also purchased all new pots to suit the new hob. We do provide a wide range of condiments and spices to suit all palates, however, I apologise if we did not have what you required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay at the Tigh a Phailean."

    The cottage is comfortable, deceptive size and has everything you need in a lovely holiday home - surrounded by postcard picture scenery. The only “negative” was the Wi-Fi was a slow, as we were working a faster speed would have helped, but I would hope most people aren’t distracted by the internet when in such a wonderful location!! Thank you for allowing us to us this wonderful property.

    Thank you so much Dan for those kind words , so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks too for highlighting the issue with the internet, we've never had an issue before, I wonder if they were working on the mast; will definitely check this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely spot to stay at."

    Very peaceful and a gorgeous view to wake up to.

    Certainly is Damian, so lovely to host you and yours. Glad you enjoyed your stay, it was our pleasure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Jul 2023

  • "I would love to go back."

    Beautifull place with everything you need and very clean. Thanks - was so nice to spend time in the unit.

    It was our pleasure hosting your stay and thank you for these kind words. We would love to have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Petro5.0Jun 2023

  • "A well-cared for cottage in a stunning location."

    Fresh flowers and fireplaces ready to light made us feel very welcome by the owners. Saw an otter from dining room window and other otters and also seals on walks by the loch side. A very comfortable tranquil place to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. We would be very happy to return..

    Thank you both for being such wonderful guests, our home is immaculate, you are more than welcome to return anytime, it would be our pleasure to host you both again. We hope you arrived home safely after a very long drive. Thank you both, Carol & Andy x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with views to die for , spent a great week here and it was always nice to return to the cottage after a day out ."

    The area is stunning ! Very homely and would highly recommend a stay here .Didn’t want to leave !

    It was our absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for the kind comments and you are welcome back anytime. Thank you for leaving the place so spotlessly clean, we really appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thanks to Carol and Andy for an absolutely wonderful stay."

    A lovely, cosy cottage in completely beautiful surroundings. We would absolutely love to come again, if you'd have us :)

    It was our pleasure to host Nick and his friends/family. Perfect guests and they stuck to the covid rules which we are extremely thankful for. We look forward to their next visit, welcome anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The location is peaceful with outstanding views and lovely walks from the doorstep. We had a wonderful week.

    It was our pleasure to have you as guests, your weather wasn't the greatest but you managed to get out and about. Thank you both for leaving the house so spotlessly clean, you are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2022

  • "We much enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage and found it very comfortable and in wonderful surroundings."

    It was our pleasure to host you both and you had the additional bonus of decent weather for this time of year. Thank you both for leaving the house so spotlessly clean. You are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely time here back in April, perfect getaway location, all great facilities, ..."

    Lovely time here back in April, perfect getaway location, all great facilities, right in the loch, not too far away from anything at all, lovely owners made it all clear and easy for us, would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful location and surrounding area."

    A real treat to wake up to such beautiful views come rain or shine! Local wildlife and colours of the landscape just breathtaking. To view Eileen Donan and the 5 Sisters of Kintail everyday magical.

    Reviewed by Belinda4.4Oct 2021

  • "House and location even better than we could have hoped for."

    Very clean, cosy, well equipped. Dealing with Carol was a pleasure. It’s not a big house which we love. And to wake up to that view was a dream.

    Thank you, it was an absolute pleasure to host you folks too. Welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time,the croft was lovely,had beautiful views over the loch to the 5 sisters and Eilean donnan castle,got to see the seals and the otters."

    Went out plenty of walks and even managed to walk to the old iron age broch at the bottom of the road.Due to covid never got to meet Carol and Andy but they kept in touch Via text,just wish we had the chance to meet them to thank them for letting us stay at their beautiful croft.

    Thank you Paul and family, it was our pleasure to host you all. Welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "The 5 Sisters of Kintail can be seen from the front garden and we found it an amazing ridge walk even in the mist."

    Thank you for choosing our cottage Margaret, we are so glad you had a good time. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, traditional cottage in most peaceful and beautiful surroundings."

    Perfect for easy access to Skye and west coast. Could have stayed for a month. Walkers paradise.

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback, it was our pleasure to host such lovely caring guests. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house is in a wonderful location by the loch side with fantastic views, very comfortable and quiet and super cozy with both open fire and a log burner."

    The owner Carol was very kind and kept good contact with us. We will certainly return for another week of rest and relaxation, thank you!

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Oct 2020

  • "This is a great place to get away from it all."

    The house is on a very quiet road and in a beautiful loch side setting, surrounded by stunning views. From the beach by the house there are clear views of the dramatic 5 Sisters of Kintail and it’s possible to see Eilean Donan castle across the loch in the other direction. We loved the peace and quiet, the lovely local walks, the birds, the seals in the loch and the red deer in the hills behind. The house is comfortable and spacious with garden all around, woods behind and plenty of outdoor seating to sit and admire the views. We found it was also lovely and warm with both central heating and open fires in both reception rooms. And we were impressed with the level of cleanliness too. Communication with our host, Carol, was excellent and she had provided welcoming touches such as fresh flowers and complimentary toiletries. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tigh a Phailean.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Tigh a Phailean is a beautiful, comfortable, cosy cottage in an amazing location."

    It was so lovely to wake up to the views of the loch and the 5 Sisters of Kintail every morning and listen to the sounds of the water and the birds.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was even nicer than the photographs suggested and the setting was superb!"

    This is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing holiday, just settle into the landscape and enjoy jaw-dropping scenery. Carol's communication before, during and after our stay was helpful and concise. Thank you very much to Carol and Andy for sharing this lovely place with us.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stunning location so peaceful, cosy and out of the way perfect."

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have just returned from a week spent in a very clean comfortable cottage in a ..."

    We have just returned from a week spent in a very clean comfortable cottage in a beautiful location, the owners were there on hand if we had any questions,we are looking forward to returning soon,we highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2020

  • "Fab cottage!"

    A real find! Right on the Loch side! Great for couples to get away from it all... We did! Probably one of the best walks right on your doorstep, no need to use the car to get there! Where else would you get one of the best views of the most photographed castle in scotland! You can also sit in the garden and watch the five sister, that's impressive! Would be great for kids too as there's loads of space in the cottage and garden. It also has a proper kitchen on the back which is lovely and a seating area round the back. The owner Carol was lovely and left us alone to chill! She also took the time to leave all those little extras and we really appreciated it! It's a lovely place! Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had an enjoyable time as a family at the cottage, it was very clean and quiet and it was a bonus for us to see the tide of the lake coming in and out along the coast."

    We even had the chance to experience the scottish sun and scenery. We hiked upon the hills to view the waterfalls which was aboslutely wonderful! We will be definetly be visiting back soon.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lochside setting is wonderful, with opportunity to spot and watch all sorts of wildlife: otters as well as numerous birds."

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2019

  • "Beautiful location with views over the loch."

    Was lovely to sit out the front by the loch with the morning cuppa before we headed off for walking or sightseeing such as the castle on the other side of the loch! The location is a good Base for Skye. Kintail and various walks. Plus if you want to travel further a field you can from here. Just stock up on provisions before you get here but three is a good co op at Kyle which is 30 mins drive. The only niggle is the road noise across the loch but it's really just a background noise. Cottage lovely and with friendly owners. Would stay again and have already recommended it to someone.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7May 2019

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this comfy cottage, nicely situated overlooking Loch Duich with views of the hills beyond."

    Very clean bathroom and well-equipped kitchen and excellent wi-fi. A stroll one way takes you to views of Eilean Donan Castle across the loch or beautiful views of the Five Sisters of Kintail in the other direction. The host is extremely thoughtful and offered to leave some milk and food provisions as I was arriving late afternoon. I highly recommend Tigh na Phailean for a peaceful holiday in outstandingly beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2019

  • "The quiet location and breathtaking beauty of Loch Duich and surrounding hills/mountains."

    Reviewed by Benjamin4.7Mar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with open-fire
  • Sitting room with open-fire
  • Games room
  • Oil central heating with open fire and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • SkyTV, games console, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front garden, open rear garden to hillside beyond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Please note, this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300
  • Note: property accepts a minimum of 3 night bookings only

The property

Nestling in a charming countryside location, with an elevated position overlooked by the spectacular hillside of Loch Duich, this traditional croft house lies peacefully, boasting a delightfully appointed interior.

The tranquil waters of the loch can be enjoyed from the front garden which gracefully accompanies the cottage on a steeped hill with views of the Five Sisters of Kintrail.

Wander up the path and into a homely set of rooms, to the left is the cosy lounge, sporting a lovely selection of seating and a heart-warming open fire.

There is a games console for some light evening entertainment.

The dining room to the right of the hallway is a lovely spot to gather at mealtimes, there is also additional seating for you to relax take in the calming ambience.

From here the kitchen rests to the rear of the property in a corner of the room, amply equipped with modern appliances and neutrally designed to ease you into your stay.

The kitchen is also helpfully accompanied by a ground floor cloakroom.

A staircase takes you to the first floor which boasts a ‘coomed’ ceiling adding to the uplifting, characterful feel of the cottage.

The bathroom is brightly decorated with tiling around the bath, completed to a quality standard with luxurious wooden flooring.

Allow yourself to fully relax and enjoy a good nights' rest in one of two bedrooms, they both offer fabulous scenery out over the loch and rolling hillside with lovely furnishings completing the ensemble.

Although Letterfearn is a small and quaint village, it is set amongst some of the most breath-taking landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

The area is home to a great number of wildlife populations: otters, sea eagles, porpoises, pine martens, minke whales, and red deer can all be sighted daily.

Explore the marvellous walking country surrounded by glorious wildlife or take a trip over to the Isle of Skye, with its Dunvegan Castle and gardens; Neist Point, the most westerly point of the island; and even The Storr, a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula.

Glenelg is close by with is stunning highland back drop it is a magnificent place to enjoy watching local wildlife and be part of a great community.

Or why not visit Eilean Donan Castle, sitting proudly on its own island accessed by the original stone built bridge, enjoy the views of the surrounding atmospheric hills whilst enjoying a coffee and cake in its very own cafe it is possibly the most photographed castle in Scotland, just a little further along is the small former fishing village of Dornie just a short walk from the castle, on a well known road to the Isle of Skye you view Skye's spectacular bridge one of the many interesting places to visit making Dornie a great place for exploring.

There is much to be enjoyed with the whole family from this traditional cottage in a wonderful part of Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-10162-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Dornie 12 miles.

Letterfearn is a tiny village on the western shores of Loch Duich, amidst stunning scenery in the Scottish Highlands. From Letterfearn guests can explore the Isle of Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh, Eilean Donan Castle and much more. The area is brimming with spectacular scenery, wonderful walking trails and plentiful wildlife, making it a great base for a Scottish break. Sailing on Loch Duich, boat trips and cycle paths, pony trekking, woodland gardens or quiet strolls along the shore can all be enjoyed from this quiet Scottish village.

Please note, this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300.
Note: property accepts a minimum of 3 night bookings only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas