Guest feedback: The Old Croft House

“Simply amazing. What a wonderful thing you have created. Such a warm and cosy home that we felt so comfortable in from the first minute. Views…wow. We will be back very soon.” By Jason & Julie from England, November 2020.

“We had an absolutely amazing time at the Old Croft House. This was a perfect little corner of Skye to stay in, very near lots of great hikes – including some right out the front door. Enjoying a cozy fire and the view was a great way to relax after sightseeing. The house was super clean and many precautions were taken for COVID which were appreciated.” By Sam from London , October 2020.

“This cottage is amazing. We knew when we booked it that the location looked stunning – but it took our breath away. The cows, sheep, hares and amazing birds just added to the tranquility of the place. The owners have done this property up to a very high standard – right down to the quality of the bedding and pillows. Even given Covid the kitchen was still brilliantly equipped.” By Barbara from England, September 2020.

“What a fantastic place! Beautiful cottage, stunning location, loved it. Great walks, amazing views.” By Mark from England, August 2020.

“We had a wonderful week exploring Skye and enjoying all of the brilliant facilities in the house and the views across the beautiful bay. The walk up to the bothy at Rubha Hunish is not to be missed on a clear evening.” By Alistair, Elama and Lyndsay from Scotland, July 2020.

” The house wonderful, the bath is incredible and the views around the house are beautiful. ” By Robert from Germany, November 2019

“It has all been said before. The cottage is simply stunning and Skye is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places we have seen.” By Patrick and Sharon from England, October 2019

“Another wonderful stay. We loved every minute of it.” By Emma from England, September 2019

The Old Croft House “is close to a number of spectacular sights (Brother’s Point, Quirang, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls) and it really feels tucked away from the more touristed areas. A lovely view, radiant floor heating in the observation room. Awesome place – awesome host (very helpful directions to find too). The Isle of Skye is magic.” By Chris from USA, August 2019

“A fantastic property on a much quieter end of the island!”  By John from England, August 2019

“A lovely house in a stunning location. Perfect!”  By Petra from England, August 2019

“We had a wonderful stay at the Old Croft House, the facilities were great, everything you might need is there, with a touch of luxury.  We were lucky that we had great weather too so the views were amazing, beautiful sunsets. We would love to come back sometime.”  By Sue from England, August 2019

“Marvellous accommodation. Great place on earth.”  By Annette and Sven, Switzerland, July 2019

“A beautiful and with much taste and attention to detail renovated holiday accommodation. From the equipment we lacked nothing, everything is there, what you need (and more :-)). The peace and above all the view is unique!”  By Hilke from Germany, July 2019

“Can’t say more about our visit except being one of the most special and hearty place for us in all over Europe! Will definitely want to go back!”  By Shen from USA, July 2019

“Our stay in Balmaqueen was very nice.  The house overlooks the sea on one side and turns its back on the famous Skye mountains.  The view is breathtaking from all sides of the house. The place is wild, conducive to walking and healing.  The house is extremely comfortable. We hope to come back soon in Balmaqueen because our stay was very perfect.”  By Claire from France, June 2019

“The best place we have ever rented. Although the weather was not good the house was a joy to come back to and relax.”  By Judith from England, June 2019

“The house is beautiful and the views are stunning, the extension is something else, and that bathroom, well that is something else, this house will not disappoint, you won’t want to leave. The house has everything you need and more.”  By Rosie from Scotland, June 2019

“Great stay, we really enjoyed the cottage and the area despite the rain!” By Antony from England, June 2019

“Beautiful cottage in a superb location with views to die for!  We loved it. It is very well decorated with high quality furnishings.  Lots of extras are provided which is unusual for self catering accommodation.  We spent most evenings sat in the living room admiring the view, looking at the wildlife and watching the sun go down.” By Helen from England, June 2019

“It’s an amazing place and in the nicest location on Skye.  You’ve done the house beautifully and thoughtfully, we didn’t want for anything – it’s one of the best holiday rentals we’ve had.” By Bridget from England

” We had a wonderful time and your house is simply stunning and provided everything we could have needed.” By Hollie from Scotland 

“We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Old Croft House. The owners have ensured attention to detail to provide a stylish but comfortable holiday base which has all the amenities required for a pleasant stay and stunning views from the windows. The area is beautiful, and we enjoyed walks from the house around the bay and cliffs. We will definitely be returning!” By Lynne & David, Wales

“Ian & Helen have provided a “stunning” get away from it all holiday home; it’s beautiful. The views from the house are breathtaking. We had a fantastic holiday spending quality time together as a family. We had plenty of walks (information provided, maps etc in the house). We also spent time relaxing and making the most of the views from the amazing extension on the side of the house that has large windows that enable you to look out to sea and the surrounding countryside (binoculars provided) Ian & Helen have thought of everything and as a “Hotelier” that’s a real compliment. To sum up our holiday it was “Exceptional” We’re already planning our return next year…”  by Paul, from the UK


“We loved staying at your house.  You were right, it was good to be away from all the hustle and bustle of Portree in summer …  Such a wonderful location.  The kitchen is extremely well appointed.  Your towels are super soft and fluffy.   The garden is really coming in beautifully.  Another gorgeous sunset at your house.”  by Dagmar from Germany


“Such a wonderful week in your gorgeous cottage!  We have loved every minute, it is such a relaxing, peaceful place.”  by Tom and Clare from England

“We had a wonderful stay at Ian’s house in Balmaqueen. The location is excellent, the perfect starting point to some of the most spectacular hikes and sites; also nearby are a few nice cafes for lunch, and Portree is only 30-40 minutes’ drive (a most scenic one). The house is fantastic; it is obvious that the owners put a lot of thought and care into the remodelling. The bedrooms are modern, comfortable and cosy, and the new lounge offers beautiful views of the hills and the sea. The pictures cannot possibly do it justice. I’ll also add that the house has everything you need for however long your stay is (washer, fully equipped kitchen, proper internet, etc). We loved our stay!”  by Coralia from the U.S.

“…the extension has made this building spectacular.  We could not have asked for a better view.  You have a fantastic home and have catered for our every need.”  by Deborah and Iain from England

“Wonderful stay in your amazing house.  The views are beautiful and its so peaceful and quiet.  We enjoyed lots of walks and then coming back to the house to relax.”  by Emma and David from England

“Beautiful house.  A perfectly peaceful setting with wonderful views.  The house had everything we needed, very comfortable beds and an amazing bathroom.  We have had a very relaxing week and very warm and comfortable too.  We spent hours looking at the sea and countryside and enjoyed eating home made bread and cakes with all the time in the world.”  by Glenn and Helen from Scotland

“We have had the most wonderful week here in Skye and in your lovely Croft House!”  by Cecelia from Australia

“Many thanks again for letting us stay at your gorgeous home. We have had the most lovely time exploring Skye – it really is the most beautiful of Islands, and being able to return to your wonderful place at the end of each day has been a true joy – so thank you very much. ”  by Olly from England