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Driftwood Cottage Skye, 2 bedroom , Spectacular Seaview, close to Quiraing

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 920 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Detached seaside holiday cottage for up to 4 guests.

The Cottage

Driftwood Cottage is a detached former Blackhouse built in 1890, recently renovated to a modern standard. Occupying a stunning hillside location above Staffin Bay, the cottage benefits from spectacular views across the sea to mainland Scotland. Located very close to the Quiraing mountain range, old man of storr, kilt rock, Duntulm Castle, Skye museum of island life, Staffin Dinosaur Museum & Uig. The property is the owners’ former family home which they lived in from 2010 -2016 and consequently ‘oozes’ a wonderful homely charm. The family pride themselves on attention to detail to ensure that every need is catered for and relaxation is paramount.

The Kitchen/Dining Room 29Sq Metres / 310 Sq Ft.

This spacious but cosy kitchen is the best room in the cottage – light and airy, it offers the best views and has been left as a wonderfully functional family kitchen. The ‘Stanley Rayburn’ cooker/boiler and large oak dining table, make this a warm and comforting room for socialising. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob/electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer & dishwasher.

Having lived in the cottage for many years and cooking/baking being a passion of the owners, they have equipped the kitchen to a high standard and hope that it will exceed expectations of a self-catering property.

The Sitting Room 12 Sq Metre / 120 Sq. Ft.

This room offers wonderful views and is warm and comfortable. We have two sofas, bookcase and a large LCD smart digital TV (internet enabled) and DVD player. There is also good selection of DVD’s and a selection of games and books. There is plenty of space to stretch out on the sofas after a day’s walking/sightseeing.

The Family Bathroom (4 Sq Metres /43 Sq ft.)

The family bathroom for the cottage is located downstairs, next to the Utility/Boot Room and has a shower, toilet and basin. (The smaller bedroom upstairs also has a private toilet & washbasin)

Utility/Boot Room (6 sq Metres / 64 sq ft.)

A washing machine and separate tumble dryer is provided and this room is also useful to store muddy boots and wet coats. An iron and ironing board is also provided. Plenty room here to store luggage.

Bedroom 1 (18sq. Metres/ 195 Sq Ft.)

There is no better way to end the day than to fall asleep to the relaxing sound of the sea. Boasting wonderful views of Staffin Bay and mainland Scotland, the first bedroom offers spacious and comfortable accommodation, with a super king size bed 6ft 8 inch x 6ft (205cm x 182cm), inbuilt wardrobe, Chest of Drawers & dressing table. All windows have Velux adjustable blackout blinds, a necessity in the summer when its only dark between 2330hrs and 0230am!

Bedroom 2 (13.5 sq. Metre / 145 Sq Ft.)

This lovely twin-bedded room also boasts magnificent views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Slightly smaller than the other bedroom, this room benefits from an attached WC (Toilet & small washbasin only) 2 x Twin beds 39 inches x 80 inches (100cm x 205cm) Small wardrobe & drawers. Velux adjustable blackout blinds on both windows.

Free Wifi is availble in every room. Total Combined living area of cottage including bedrooms & bathroom is 88 Square Metres (920 Sq Ft.) All rooms are fitted with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The Garden

Driftwood Cottage sits in a large enclosed garden with a small gate that leads down to the beach at Staffin Bay. A patio with outdoor seating, allows you to sit and soak up the view on a sunny day.

The Cottage is equipped with free wireless broadband and a telephone for local calls.

Driftwood Cottage is perfect for a family or 2 couples who are looking for that little bit extra, with comfortable accommodation offering more freedom and flexibility than a hotel. If you want to get away from the fast pace of life and feel the need to recharge your batteries, plan your trip to the magical Isle of Skye and make Driftwood Cottage your home from home.

There is a Fishmonger who comes to Staffin every Tuesday to sell fresh fish and seafood – contact the owners and they’ll arrange for him to come to the Cottage!

FREE WI FI, (Our Broadband Internet/ Wi Fi is a good speed perfectly fine for streaming films like netflix/ Amazon prime etc and is available in every room) Mobile/Cell signal is a good quality strong signal from most rooms in the cottage. FREE PRIVATE PARKING (Plenty of room to park directly outside the cottage)

We are a 3 hour drive from Inverness and Fort William via the Skye road bridge (toll free), 4.5 hours from Perth, 6 hours drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh and 9 hours drive from Manchester. We would recommend anyone driving from the London or the south of England do an overnight stop around Carlisle or Stirling.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About The Owner

Having lived & worked in London for many years, we moved to Skye in 2010 and have lived in Driftwood cottage for the last 6 years. Due to an expanding family we have outgrown our much loved home and reluctantly moved to a larger house just a mile away. Whilst we now have more space we unfortunatley don't have the same spectacular view that Driftwood cottage has. After many friends and family telling us it would make a fantastic holiday cottage we are now expecting our first guests in March 2017

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2010

Why The Owner chose Isle of Skye

We knew we might outgrow this house before we bought it, but we really couldnt resist the view it had. We have made many improvements to the house over the last 6 years both inside & outside and are really proud of it.

What makes this cottage unique

The kitchen-dining room is a real treat. We have a large solid oak table next to a large floor to Ceiling window & patio door - which of course looks onto staffin bay. The sun shines directly into the kitchen most mornings from about March thru to september and in the winter the stanley rayburn makes it really cozy & warm. Another bonus is you can walk to the beach in about 10 minutes directly out of the back garden gate without having to get in a car.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Approx 40 Sq Feet
  • Shower, Bath tub, Toilet & wash basin with heated Towel Rail
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King Size bed 6ft 8 inch x 6ft (205cm x 182cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Twin beds 39 inches x 80 inches (100cm x 205cm)
  • Bedroom 1 extra large bedroom 15ft 6 inches x 12ft 6 inches (480cm x 370cm) covering the cottage from front to back facing both East & West Floor to ceiling window facing Sea with glorious views of Staffin bay. Chest of Drawers, wardrobe, dressing table. Bedroom 2 large bedroom 13ft x 11ft (400cm x 335cm) covering the cottage from front to back facing both East & West Floor to ceiling window facing Sea with glorious views of Staffin bay. Chest of Drawers, wardrobe. This room also has an ensuite Toilet and small washbasin.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Total Combined living area of house including bedrooms & bathroom is 88 Square Metres (920 Sq Ft.)

Reviews

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Driftwood Cottage Skye, 2 bedroom , Spectacular Seaview, close to Quiraing
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Chicago, Illinois. US
5

Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular property that exceeded our expectations. The cottage is beautiful and perfectly maintained. Outside has a path to the beach and seating near the house where you can enjoy the rugged and breathtaking landscape views. Inside had everything we could possibly need. We cooked all our meals and the kitchen had all the equipment we needed. I had a few questions and and the owner answered promptly and with helpful information. I would love to return for longer. I could not recommend more highly! It's a piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Such a great location for exploring the island, but if you don't want to stray far, the desserted beach is delightful. House is very well equipped with high quality bedding, crockery etc.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington D.C.
5

Stunningly beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

If we didn't have full time jobs, we may have never left. This place was by far and away our favorite stop on our Scottish adventure. Impeccably clean, stunning views, peaceful, etc etc. etc. I can't say enough good things about the house and property. We cooked every night in the kitchen because we enjoyed being at the house so much and it was so well equipped with everything you could need. The location is superb. The mountains behind the house look like something out of Game of Thrones - spectacular. I will go back to Scotland just to stay at the Driftwood Cottage but next time for a much longer stay. Thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Perfect Skye cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time on Skye at this home. It's perfect for a family with children, with all the basics plus some toys, games, and movies. We enjoyed many evenings around the kitchen table eating dinner and playing games while taking in the amazing views from right outside the door. The beds are also super comfy and the bedrooms have gorgeous views as well. We'd come back every summe if we didn't live thousands of miles away!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Super location with unbeatable views. A well maintained and equipped cottage run by attentive and helpful owners. A memorable stay for our family of four.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona, USA
5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough stars for this cottage. It was even better then the pictures,. The location was out of this world, and I didn't want to leave.

The cottage is beautiful inside and out and so comfortable. They have thought of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Communication with the owners was great and I was so impressed with their attention to detail. The only problem I could think of was having to leave!!!! I could have stayed forever. I would recommend this rental 100%, and I certainly plan on staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
138 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Flodigarry Hotel Restaurant & bar
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Uig
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Broadford
Nearest Train
53 Miles
Kyle Of lochalsh
Nearest Motorway
210 Miles
M90 Perth
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Columba
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Staffin Beach
Car: recommended

We are a 3 hour drive from Inverness and Fort William via the Skye road bridge (toll free open all year), 4.5 hours from Perth, 6 hours drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh and 9 hours drive from Manchester. We would recommend anyone driving from London or the south of England do an overnight stop around Carlisle or Stirling.

Staffin village has 2 well stocked shops, 2 cafe's, 2 restaurants, petrol station and post office. There are 3 restaurants/ bars in uig just 7 miles away but for anything extra Portree is just a 25 minute drive.We are ideally placed to visit Quirang (2 miles), Old man of storr (12 miles) Dinosaur footprints at staffin (less than 1 mile) Kilt Rock 3 miles, Uig Ferry port for ferries to isle of lewis & harris 7 miles), Portree for all shops, many restaurants, cafes, 2 petrol stations, boat trips etc (18 miles), Dunvegan Castle (39 Miles).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak 2
31 Jul 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£747
for 3 nights
From
£249
£1,675
 
 
Aug 2nt spec
23 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£478
for 2 nights
From
£239
 
 
Late August
25 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£199
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£318
for 2 nights
From
£159
£1,275
 
 
Late Sept
21 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£139
 
 
October
30 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
£849
 
 
Oct 2nt spec
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£378
for 2 nights
From
£189
 
 
late oct
17 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£139
£849
 
 
November
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£238
for 2 nights
From
£119
£675
 
 
December
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£327
for 3 nights
From
£109
£629
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£675
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
January 19
2 Jan 2019 - 9 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£254
for 2 nights
From
£127
£790
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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