Situated on the stunning Trotternish peninsula of Skye, we have two self-catering cottages to rent; The Old Croft House and The Byre. Both cottages provide high quality accommodation that each sleep four in two en-suite bedrooms (1 king, 1 twin). They have attained the highest grading, 5 stars, from VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourist board. Each property is a warm and welcoming ‘home from home’ in a lovely, quiet and peaceful location, off the beaten track, with panoramic views across the bay and beyond. Sit back and relax in comfort and watch spectacular sunsets unfold or the ships that go by. It’s a great base for visiting many places of interest, as the Trotternish is rich in history, and renowned for its wild landscapes of beauty and wildlife. There are dark skies too, making it an amazing place for stargazing; on clear nights you may see the Milky Way and the magical Northern Lights.
The Old Croft House cottage is pictured above. It has been fully refurbished, is cosy and equipped to a very high standard for your comfort. Both en-suites have a WC, basin and digital power shower. An infra-red sauna for two and deep bath with sea view (see below) adds luxury in the master en-suite. There are two lounges, each with a wood burning stove. The traditional lounge has a 42″ smart TV, books, maps and games. The modern lounge in the new extension has spectacular views to land and sea; many guests simply sit on the reclining leather settees or chaise longue and enjoy the view. Find out more here
The Byre, pictured below, was completed in summer 2019. It is a new property built 40 metres from The Old Croft House and finished and furnished to the same high standard. To have a closer look, click here
In each cottage has:
- a very well equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and Nespresso coffee machine.
- a utility room that contains a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
- fibre broadband internet via wi-fi throughout the property.
Please note that we do not have a specific changeover day, as we ‘rest’ each cottage between guests for a minimum of 30 hours. Stays are for 4 or more nights, as each cottage is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between guests. Feel free to come for as many nights as suit you; however, we would appreciate it if guests could avoid departing on a Friday or Saturday and do not arrive on a Sunday in order to avoid long empty spells between guests.
We get some fabulous skies here; you may see stunning sunsets, or at night the Northern Lights, and many stars including the Milky Way.
There are lovely walks from here too, along unspoilt coastline, to the famous Rubha Hunish bothy, and the fabulous Single Track cafe. Wildlife is still plentiful here; hares, Golden and Sea Eagles may be seen from cottage, otters in the bay, with whales, basking sharks, dolphins and seals in the sea around us.
Our beautiful part of Skye, the Trotternish peninsula has a lot to offer visitors. There are many ‘must see’ sites close by, most within 15 minutes and all within 30 mins drive including: the spectacular Quirang and the Trotternish ridge, the Old Man of Storr, the Museum of Island Life, a monument to Flora MacDonald (of Bonnie Prince Charlie fame), the ruins of Duntulm Castle (ancient seat of the MacDonald’s), dinosaur footprints, a lovely beach at Staffin, and the ferry to the Outer Hebrides from Uig. See photos of some of these here.
Excellent cafes and restaurants are nearby. Portree, the main town on the island is 45 minutes drive away, but expect to stop a lot to take in the views, as it is a spectacular drive. There you can buy Scottish fare of fresh fish, meat etc. as well as going to the cinema and live events.
Wildlife tours, a trip to the Outer Hebrides or St. Kilda or the Cuillin mountains can all be done from here. There’s coasteering, biking, mountain walks and other Skye adventures for the more energetic. Or simply kick back, switch off and enjoy the view.
Well behaved dogs are welcome. Sorry, no children under 12 and no smoking in either property.
Both The Old Croft House and The Byre have achieved the highest possible rating from VisitScotland, Scotland’s official tourist board.