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A Perfect Base For Exploring Skye And The Cuillin

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

Diana Gerrard
Member since: 2013
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Isle of Skye around the Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 family bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • 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


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A Perfect Base For Exploring Skye And The Cuillin
average rating of 4.48 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic location, great base to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two teenage children and dog for a week. We all loved it, plenty of space in the house, lovely bedrooms, and living areas. Keith explained a few idiosyncratic things upon arrival,which was very useful. My son spent most of his time in the conservatory on his PS4 (it was a very rainy week! ) apparently the wifi is a bit laggy on an evening! We had a peaceful week, when the clouds cleared the views were amazing. Pub food in carbost was fantastic, the bay at fiskavaig was our best find of the week, beautifully clear water, the kids were kayaking on it, it was so calm.

All in all, a great place to stay and central to pretty much all of skye. I'd return tomorrow. ..if it wasn't a 10 hour drive from home! ! Fantastic holiday, thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and ideally situated

  • 4 of 5

Property was clean and spacious, although there is some room for upgrades such as garden furniture would be nice and removal of waste from past projects which still resides in the garden

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Belfast Northern Ireland

Perfect location for the Cullin.

  • 5 of 5

Overlooking a sea loch a short distance uphill from Carbost this is an ideal spot to explore the Cullin and beyond. There are 3 spacious berooms, a living room with woodburner, a decent kitchen and conservatory, more than enough space for us and all clean and tidy with a touch of character. We spent the days walking returning in the evening to enjoy dinner and sleep. The Old Inn Carbost is a very welcome place to quench a thirst with an ale or two and serves meals. Overall I would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

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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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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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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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