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A Perfect Base For Exploring Skye And The Cuillin

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage With Loch & Mountain Views

Nyumbani is a traditional single storey Skye cottage situated in its own wrap around gardens overlooking beautiful Loch Harport on the stunning west coast of the Isle of Skye. Nyumbani mean 'our home', in Swahili, and this aptly describes this attractive cottage, with its homely lounge/dining room with open fire, deep leather sofas, family sized kitchen and 3 generously proportioned bedrooms. There is a lovely conservatory that provides a second lounge area, with large flat screen TV and DVD. Doors open onto the fully enclosed gardens that surround the property. Bed linen & towels provided.


Owner
Diana Gerrard
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 family bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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A Perfect Base For Exploring Skye And The Cuillin
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews
4

Property was fab and super spacious

  • 4 of 5

The property was really nice. Unfortunately they building work next door lead to the parking being a little difficult but it did not spoil our stay. The house was warm and comfortable with a huge garden for our doggy. Great location with the Old Inn and fabulous pier within walking distance thank you so much we had a wonderful week and to top it off the sun was out all but 1 day which was an unexpected surprise

Thank you xx

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Joshua Tree, CA
5

Great bungalow with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable loved the conservatory.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alabama
5

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time here.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, Surrey
5

Clean and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple in mid 30s stayed for a week from Boxing Day and were joined by another couple for the New Year. We arrived late at night and were very pleased to find cottage very warm and cosy inside. Pictures don't do justice to this place, it has plenty of space and really well equipped kitchen. It's a shame the weather was quite vile throughout the trip and we didn't get a chance to enjoy the lovely garden. Great location, 10 min walking distance to amazing Oyster Shed and about 15 to the Old Inn if not keen on cooking or 20 min drive to Portree for something more special. This place is a true gem and I understand the parking situation (mentioned in few reviews) will be resolved shortly however I must say we had no problem parking opposite the house and when joined by our friends for a few days we managed to park 2 cars easily outside. Already thinking about next trip to Isle of Skye in late spring and if decided wouldn't even bother looking anywhere else. Most definitely will be coming back here. If you are after space, privacy and a home away from home this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice and clean with a beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at this cottage,with friends. Beautiful setting with loads of space for the kids and dog to run around in,when not outdoors. The place was clean and tidy with everything we needed at hand. We would not hesitate to use this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Comfortable Cottage for Family

  • 4 of 5

The unit was nice with two separate living areas to spread out. The owner and caretaker were extremely responsive as the unit needed attention when we arrived, and everything was taken care of in a timely manner. Both Diana and Keith were very friendly and helpful. We would certainly stay there again. The hiking around the Cuillin Mountains was awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Skye is renowned for its climbing and walking and, within close proximity of the Cuillin mountains and McLeod's Tables, Nyumbani is ideally located for this. For those who prefer less energetic exercise there are lovely walks direct from the property, with every chance of encountering a resident otter or seal in the bay as well as the occasional rare sea eagle which are known to nest along this coastline. There are numerous places of interest within easy reach. Talisker Distillery is situated just along the road, and Dunvegan Castle, seat of the Clan MacLeod since the 13th century and the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland is just a short drive away.

The pretty harbour town of Portree is about 20 minutes drive away. Set around its natural harbour, with spectacular hills and mountains beyond, Portree is a quintessentially picturesque fishing village. Brightly painted cottages cluster round the active harbour where some of the finest fish restaurants can be found. along with an excellent selection of local shops, pubs and other restaurants as well as a superb leisure centre with 25 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and table tennis, all available to visitors.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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