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Croft Style Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Staffin, Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Peaceful Rural Location, Easy Access To Hills And Beach

3 Bedroom croft style cottage located in the small township of Staffin. Beautiful views over hills and the sea, an ideal base to explore the north end of Skye. Cottage is equipped with all you could need on your holiday including a cozy coal fire.

Duncan Harvie
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Duncan Harvie

We are a young couple who live in central Scotland but our family is from the islands.

Duncan Harvie purchased this in 1991

Why Duncan Harvie chose Staffin

This cottage has been in our family since it was built over 100 years ago. It was passed to us in 1991 and we have been updating it ever since.

It is the favourite holiday location for us and our two children.

What makes this unique

The ideal place to get away from it all and relax. The only noises are the local farm animals and the waves breaking on the sea shore. On a clear night, the lack of light pollution rewards you with spectacular starry skies.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday in Staffin in Highld

House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 (downstairs) twin beds, bedroom 3 with single bed.
  • Television
  • Garden
Outside: Sloping garden surrounds house with outdoor picnic table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided for duration of stay.


Very Good! 4/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Croft Style Cottage
average rating of 4.0454545 based on 22 reviews

Great location to explore Trotternish

  • 4 of 5

Although the cottage could do with some TLC , we had a lovely time. And the location was perfect to explore Trotternish.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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A very relaxing holiday in a wonderfully peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

I'm giving my own personal 5 star rating here, for homely comfort and beautiful views. The sunset view from the kitchen window is amazing. I am a landscape artist, so for wonderful views, great walks and sea and birdwatching it is ideal :-)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic relaxing beautiful experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just adored this property.

From the lovely cosy interior to the extensive information provided in a handy folder to the well stocked kitchen.

We took our favourite board games and settled in for a relaxing time beside the fire.

We wanted a trip of family time and beautiful scenic outdoors and that is what we got.

Fantastic helpful owners gave us a very positive experience. We will defiantly be returning as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Needs upgrading.

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice enough cottage, but requires upgrading and a deep clean. No cleaning fluids, washing up liquid, clothes pegs etc. The clothes horse is no longer serviceable, the chimney needs cleaning and smokes horribly. The emersion heater keeps tripping. Although there is a bucket or two of coal; no fire lighters or matches. A DVD player, but no DVDs. If you choose this property, take a shed load of stuff with you, including a board for the Trivial Pursuit. A generous 3/5.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it !

  • 5 of 5

30th September - 7th October. Warm and cosy croft, very welcoming after the long drive. Stunning views. Well equipped and in a lovely location for exploring Skye. It has an excellent fenced garden for the dogs. Given the time of year, we were very lucky with the weather even if a little blowy, we regularly saw seals on the beach and watched the ganets near Dunvegan. We recommend the fresh fish from Just Hooked in Portree,, The Oyster Hut near Talisker and Columba 1400 for good food and wifi!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Basic cottage but comfortable and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Good value and well situated for a self catering holiday. We were just a couple though it sleeps five. Good views of the quinag and staffin bay. A week of mostly good weather made it a great base for local exploration and walks. Only negatives are it is a bit dark as garden is shaded by trees.. and it is up a fairly steep drive and garden path which could be a problem if you are unfit and have heavy luggage.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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1 mile to beach via road. Shorter walk to beach using local track from back of house.


Nearest airport Inverness, use of car highly recommended.


Local shop 0.5 miles, Internet cafe/restaurant 0.25 miles. Pub/hotel, 4 miles. Wide range of shopping and facilities in Portree 16 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday in Staffin, Hebrides

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal at time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. Flexible in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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