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The Old Mill

(Ref. 5915)

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

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Tout était parfait."

    Gite très agréable, bien situé pour découvrir les beautés de Skye, très confortable et calme.

    Reviewed by Jean-charles5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and amazing location."

    It's incredibly cosy, clean and very welcoming!

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2024

  • "Everything was perfect aside from the oven and grill not working."

    George Foreman and Mike Wave helped us work around that and I trust future guests will not face the same problem. Beautiful and quiet location. The only sound we could hear at night was the stream beside the cottage. An easy 30 minute drive on good road to Portree. The local convenience store is within 5 minutes walk and open Monday thru Saturday. Just be aware that most indoor attractions are closed between October and Easter but, if properly prepared, winter is a great time to visit Skye - especially in accommodation as well heated and insulated as this one.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "We've been coming for many years and absolutely love it every time."

    Liz's cottage is as cute as advertised - you'll find everything you need here. A real gem on this beautiful island!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely and peaceful."

    A stunning location. Well equipped, comfortable cottage - and immaculately clean, which is very important to us. We had a wonderful holiday and would definitely book The Old Mill again.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a genuinely beautiful house and feels like a home away from home the minute you step through the door."

    It’s beautifully finished, very well equipped and the location is just jaw dropping. I highly recommend this property if you’re considering a getaway on the north of the Isle of Skye!

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very nice holiday home in the centre of Staffin."

    It was clean, well equipped and in a perfect location. The small supermarket is only a few walking minutes away, the beach can be reached after a nice walk. The Columba 1400 offers lunch and cakes for the tea time. Check the opening times. The living room offers spectacular views to the Trotternish Ridge. It is although a good starting point for many walks, give the Quiraing, Rubba Hunish and the Old man of Storr. Highly recommendable.

    Reviewed by Matthias5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you - a wonderful stay in a lovely property and a great location."

    It’s perfect for exploring Skye and, even during peak season, it’s quiet enough to be a peaceful break, away from the hustle and bustle of some of the busier parts. An Corran beach and the Kilt Rock/Mealt Falls are on your doorstep. Couldn’t ask for more!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2023

  • "The pictures really don't do justice!"

    First time using sykrscottages and wasn't sure what I'd be getting. The place is out of a storybook. Perfect for family of 4. Stay here!

    Reviewed by Yeon5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a beautiful week an Skye and we loved the comfortable cottage."

    We will come back again. :-)

    Reviewed by Maik5.0Jul 2023

  • "The old mill is much bigger than it seems from the outside."

    It is well furnished, clean. We love the location and our time on Skye!

    Reviewed by Staci5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Mill is in the perfect location for exploring the beauty of the Isle of Skye."

    After a day of driving it was so nice to come back to a real home. It is in a quiet location with some nice walks and the sound of the river beside the property was so nice. Even sheep outside the back door in their paddock. Also beautiful views of the mountains out the back. The rooms were tastefully decorated and comfortable with their own bathrooms. Staying in the Mill will always be a special highlight of our trip.

    Reviewed by Wende5.0May 2023

  • "An amazing place in every way."

    Thank you for the unforgettable experience.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Mill!"

    We appreciated the cleanliness and comfort of this Old Mill. Such a fun, unique place!

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay here."

    Location perfect and so peaceful. Cottage itself is very nice. All the amenities you would need. Log burner is great for a chilly evening. And extremely thick curtains keep the heat in. There’s a shop a 5 min walk away for any essentials you have forgotten/run out of. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "My husband and I stayed here with another couple for one week in April."

    The cottage was equipped with everything we required for our stay and was wonderfully furnished. Everything was very clean which we appreciated. The view from the cottage was amazing and we loved seeing the lambs outside. The host Liz was friendly and helpful. Staffin served as a perfect base for exploring Skye. Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Skye.

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our first stay at the Old Mill in Staffin and it will not be our last."

    The cottage was very well appointed and everything we needed for our stay was catered for. We could not fault it in anyway whatsoever. We had an amazing week and the area too was excellent for our walking and photography. Excellent food from the Hungry Gull too on our arrival and on our final evening. Liz the owner of the cottage was lovely and we would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and comfortable with everything needed for a very pleasant stay."

    The Uig hotel is really good for a meal and made more memorable by going via the Quiraing which is a fantastic drive amid stunning scenery. The only comment I would make would be to slightly amend the directions once you enter Staffin to read to turn left at the Columba1400 as the `bridge` is not immediately recognisable as a bridge, or even a small sign for The Old Mill at the road junction.Unfortunately the state of the roads ( particularly from Portree to Staffin) did detract somewhat when travelling around with horrendous pot holes which we were warned about. Some filling in of these potholes was being undertaken as we were leaving so hopefully that problem may be rectified in the near future.

    Reviewed by Marion4.4Feb 2023

  • "We come every year - loved it then, love it now!"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely fantastic for a stay on Skye."

    It has everything needed for a very comfortable holiday especially when the weather is so unpredictable, as we found! The entrance has a utility room ideal for the removal of wet gear and the boot trays provided are great for your muddy footwear! The cottage has timed heating and thick curtains so is very cosy. We had taken enough food etc with us so only needed top ups which we bought en route at the Co op in Portree. Probably the only thing that could possibly benefit people would be a washing line to prevent drying inside (obviously weather permitting! We did have one day where that was possible :) ) We didn't see the owner but that's fine as we had everything we needed....apart from the weather. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant what a wonderful place to have as a base to visit places on Skye ,we could quite happily live there."

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "We’ve just returned from our stay at the Old Mill Cottage and highly recommend a visit!"

    The cottage is so comfortable and cosy, loads of hot water and great heating although we never needed to have it turned up due to the beautiful weather. Well equipped with everything you could need if you wanted to cook during your stay. Loved watching the sheep as we sat and relaxed in the garden after a busy day, pure bliss. Already looking at dates for our next stay!

    Reviewed by Edith5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely place, very comfortable and clean, in a beautiful setting."

    Lovely hosts, all went very smoothly.

    Reviewed by Stefan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Couldn't ask for a better cottage."

    Warm, clean and very comfortable. Ideal location to tour North of Skye.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Old Mill is a lovely airy cottage, with a fabulous window seat!"

    I could’ve spent hours there! The owners have thought of everything and the cottage is very well equipped. The location is stunning with open views just on the edge of the village. The beds and sofas are comfy and there was loads of hot water. The stone wall which previously held the water wheel is very pretty!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay in The Old Mill!"

    We felt at home and so comfortable. Everything we needed was there and the Information shared was clear and really useful. We would thoroughly recommend a stay in Staffin to explore Syke and then cosy up in the cottage after a busy day!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Spot on property in a lovely location, Given it’s slightly remote location the owners may need to consider installing an EV charging point in the future."

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We fell in love with the charm of The Old Mill and it's setting by the river in Staffin."

    The views are beautiful, particularly over the fields to the Trotternish ridge, and we found it a peaceful and tranquil spot. We could find no fault with The Old Mill, and were pleased to find it clean, comfortable, roomy and well-equipped. We loved it's setting by the river and enjoyed watching the wildlife out and about (we saw a stoat one afternoon!). We found the owner Liz to be kind and helpful to the point that having left most of our coats behind on the day we left (!), she kindly made the round trip to Broadford the following day to meet us and hand them over! For eating out locally, we would recommend Columba 1400 cafe (just across the road). There is so much more we could say about our stay, and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Very clean and well stocked with equipment and essentials. That means a lot. Thanks for the biscuits too. Fantastic location with great views. Lots of parking. Lovely to see eagles from the garden and the resident Stoat The picnic bench outside was well used due to the superb weather. If anything some comfy garden furniture or a wooden seat would have been nice. Not a complaint merely an observation. Fantastic walks, scenery and wildlife from property, close by and further afield Thank you. We hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by Hayley Clare5.0May 2022

  • "The old mill was just perfect."

    Lovely place to stay.the owner couldn’t have been more helpful when I needed to ring them.nice and clean.if I had to say anything it would be that there should be an actual old mill sign to the place right after the bridge.other than that an excellent stay in a fantastic setting.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely, we enjoyed our week there."

    It was relaxing being by the river, the views looking out to the Trotternish ridge were just amazing. The cottage had everything we needed, it is comfortable and quiet. A few minutes walk to the local shop to stock up on bits.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "The Old Mill is a great place to stay."

    We found the cottage to be in a peaceful setting with fabulous views. The owner came to meet us after we arrived and gave good advice regarding sites to see and the best place for a meal with the cottage being well placed to explore the area which is rich in history. We will definitely visit Skye and the Old Mill again.

    Reviewed by Bobby4.7Apr 2022

  • "My daughter and I had a wonderful holiday."

    For Scotland the weather was amazingly good. The cottage came up and beyond our expectations. It was excellent for touring the western part of the island. Because of narrow roads it was quite a time consuming trip to be close to the Cullins. Views, however, are exceptional. David

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Old Mill was lovely and very clean we had a great time staying at the property and on Skye."

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was a sheer delight to stay at the Old Mill over Christmas."

    The setting is wonderful with superb views; the cottage is cosy and comfortable - lovely to have a Christmas tree provided; and Liz and Iain came to our rescue with a replacement corkscrew to allow a birr

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really great cottage."

    Ideal location for us but, great location for any visitors to Skye. Well laid out, clean and comfortable with everything you need for a great stay. Thank you, hope to stay again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in nice setting."

    Well equipped and well located for numerous outings on Skye. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week at Mill Cottage."

    It’s clean, comfortable and very cosy with all mod cons (apart from a hairdryer; just for information). The cottage is very well located for visiting the island’s many attractions, and the amazing view out of the large patio doors is constantly changing. An ideal holiday cottage for a visit to Skye.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully clean cottage with good facilities."

    Pleasant, helpful owner.

    Reviewed by S L4.7Sep 2021

  • "I don't like been told off by the home owner for ringing up 6hours before arriving about the keys."

    we had set off on holiday after i had finished work on Thursday and i had turned off my e-mails so i wasn't bothered with work while on holiday. i was sent an e-mail at 21:40 on the Thursday so i didn't pick it up. Please try not to speak to Liz she has a poor attitude to paying guests

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in the heart of Staffin."

    This cottage itself is so clean, spacious, cosy, tranquil and well equipped. We couldn't have asked for better. The owner could not have been more helpful and suggested lots of lovely places for us to see and do on our stay, and the cottage provided a great base for this, just a 30 minute drive from Portree. I will not hesitate to recommend the Old Mill to friends and family and we hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage in the perfect part of the Island clean and tidy with all the amenities that you could ever need."

    We really enjoyed our stay and We hope to return in the near future

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "We absolutely loved staying here, the cottage was just amazing, so sad to leave it."

    I just think that they could provide a hair dryer, there may of been one there but couldn't find it. Also maybe have a few hooks to hang wet coats on. Yes I know there was a clothes horse but when you have drying clothes on it that doesn't help. We loved our stay & would certainly recommend others to stay here.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a fantastic cottage, could not fault anything at all."

    Was a home from home.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Old Mill Cottage."

    It had everything we required, bigger inside than initially looked, the location was perfect tucked away next to the stream. The owner Mrs McFarlane was really helpful during our weeks stay. We shall be returning to this lovely holiday rental in the future. Regards. Eleanor Laird.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very nice cottage in a fine location."

    The owners went above and beyond to make our stay a good one.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "The scenery on the Isle of Skye is stunning."

    The cottage was great to return to for cosy evenings in front of the log burner. The view of snowy peaks beyond the fields behind the property was something to look forward to each morning. Kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed the meals at the kitchen table.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the welcome pack a lovely surprise."

    The setting was magical. The views from all of the windows spectacular and the sheep in the field behind the garden very entertaining! It was the perfect place to unwind.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Love it here - loved it last year, this year and have booked for next year."

    Perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle :-)

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Old Mill had everything we needed to rest and relax after our walks on this beautiful island."

    It was comfortable, well equipped and a perfect setting next to the river which wasn't noisy but brought us peace and great bird life. Also, it was situated not too far from facilities. We'd certainly recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need in a fantastic location."

    Welcomed by home baked biscuits was just the the icing on the cake. This is a great location to explore The North of Skye with good local facilities.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2019

  • "The Old Mill Staffin is an idilic holiday home, it's warm, cosy and very well equiped."

    It has stunning pictuesque views, wonderful local wildlife and much needed peace and quiet. This was a bucket list experience for me; a place I've wanted to visit for some time, and a truly wonderful experience for my wife and I to see Scotland at it's best. The property is in a wonderful location, with only short trips required to visit so many iconic Land and seascapes. The Isle of Skye is an enchanting island, with beautiful breathtaking views, warm, friendly locals and wonderful food. If you're into photography, walking or just chilling and watching the world go by, then this is the place to come. We will be coming back for more. Thank you Liz, for your hospitality and kindness.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent location."

    Beautiful and spacious cottage. Extremely helpful help desk.

    Reviewed by Afsal5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Mill has been converted to a high standard."

    It was clean and had everything we needed. The location is great!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful, spacious, well-equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    Great base for exploring the island and we had a fantastic family holiday here. I would certainly recommend the Old Mill and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Apr 2019

  • "This cottage has a wonderful view and is perfectly located if you plan to go hicking."

    The small shop is not far and you can get there all you need. Yoz can see many birds next to the house, even a grey heron visited us once. And we had fun observing the cheeky sheeps outside ;-)

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, warm, comfortable and spacious."

    It's close to the local shop and the beach in Staffin bay and ideal base to explore Skye.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2019

  • "Skye is quite breathtaking in its beauty, especially as we were really lucky with the mild and calm weather, not normally associated with December."

    The cottage, although situated high up in Skye, is very comfortable and well appointed. There are a few things to see, but as we were there from the Sat 22nd, most things were already closed for the holiday. Nothing much seems to be open on a Sunday anyway. Nothing at all was open in Staffin for our entire stay which meant a trip to the town of Portree (34 mile round trip) just for basic provisions. Portree is cute and worthy of a couple of hours. We visited the Talisker Distillery (one of the few places open on a Sunday) and had a nice Sunday roast in the Old Inn nearby. All told, it was ideal for a well earned period of enforced relaxation, with the fire on, watching a movie, reading or playing scrabble. Very, very nice!

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Dec 2018

  • "A delightful cottage offering stunning mountain views in a picturesque area on the Trotternish penninsular."

    Fully equipped, warm and cosy and well furnished.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2018

  • "Beautiful bungalow in beautiful setting."

    Everything you need for relaxing break.

    Reviewed by D5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean (pet free was a definite bonus due to allergies)."

    Everything we could need was provided, and even more. It was situated in a great location for exploring the Isle of Skye, with a local shop and two restaurants being close by (one closed due to being out of season).

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Mar 2018

  • "Perfect home from home wonderful cottage in a wonderful location"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was gorgeous and the location stunning."

    Would definitely recommend this to anyone seeking peace quiet and tranquility

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Sep 2017

  • "Super cottage that exceeded our expectations."

    Quiet, peaceful location but nice to be in a village surrounding. The owners have clearly put in a lot of effort to make the cottage a really comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2017

  • "The property was wonderful."

    Well equipped, super location/outlook. Great find. Even provided with home made cookies!!!!

    Reviewed by Ross4.6May 2017

  • "Such a lovely cottage, good position, extremely clean and very comfortable, had everything you needed, wifi, sky tv, it really was a home from home."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2017

  • "This was a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We received a lovely welcome from the owner. We went out every day exploring the Isle of Skye and it was a joy to "come home" to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda4.6Jan 2017

  • "Very well presented cottage, everything you could need for a cozy, comfortable holiday, 10/10 to the owners!"

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Jan 2017

  • "Second time at this lovely Old Mill."

    ... Brilliant...Brilliant...Brilliant...... Everything on your doorstep great walks fantastic views... well worth the travel from the wirral, Thanks Andrew Gregory

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2016

  • "Charming cottage with just about everything you need for a lovely holiday."

    Kitchen was well equipped (although you might need to take a couple of bits just in case), and the living areas and bedrooms/bathrooms were lovely. Couldn't have stayed anywhere nicer, in our opinion.

    Reviewed by Luke4.8Oct 2016

  • "The Old Mill in Staffin, Skye is in a secluded position whilst being in the heart of Staffin."

    It offers beautiful views in almost every direction. It is very near to a grocery shop, a cafe and a decent restaurant and is only a short drive away from Portree. It is also near to some of the Isle's premier attractions. The cottage itself is spacious, clean, comfortable and has everything that you would need whilst away from home. In short, this cottage is the perfect place to stay, in an ideal location and is a great base to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye from.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, no hesitation in recommending."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • 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
  • Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights.

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.

Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights.

EPC Rating: Band C

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About the location

STAFFIN

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.

Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas