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Beautiful converted croft house with stunning views

Bedrooms 3
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage accommodating 5-6

West Cottage was built around 1870 as a typical croft house with a byre beside it but gradually deteriorated during the 1990s until it was in danger of becoming derelict. In 2007 the old cottage was stripped back to the stone shell; it was re-roofed and completely refurbished to a very high standard and a large living-room was built on the end of the old house on the site of the former byre. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation over 2 floors. The living room, kitchen/dining and double bedroom with en-suite shower are on the ground floor with a further double bedroom, twin room and bathroom upstairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The living room has well-stocked book shelves, a wood burning stove and a colour TV. There is wifi throughout the house.

Helen Donoghue
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
  • Both bathroom and shower room have heated towel rails.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
All towels and linen provided. Electricity included in rental. Non-smoking throughout.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful converted croft house with stunning views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Best cottage that we have ever stayed in, and will definitely be going back as soon as we can!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here and were very sad to leave. The cottage is just fabulous and cosy with amazing views. It has everything that you need, we immediately felt so at home. We had mostly great weather, a couple of rainy mornings but you don't mind a bit as the Cottage is a lovely place to be whatever the weather. The Owners could not be nicer and are so helpful with great knowledge too of the Island. Skye is a popular place to visit so it was great that the driveway down to the cottage is private offering tremendous peace and tranquility on the south-side of the Island, we cannot recommend this place enough and will definitely being booking it again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Skye and thank you for your kind comments. We hope that you can return soon!
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FANTASTIC holiday - could not have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - West Cottage is amazing! We had a fantastic long weekend stay in Teangue, and we could not have asked for more. The house is fantastic and kitted out with everything you need - and more books than you could read in a few months! The view is spectacular, and we got some fantastic sunsrises, and moons over the water. We even got a visit from the local deer on our first night! Thank you for such a fantastic holiday, we would recommend this to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

One of the loveliest places on Skye

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage with everything you need in a beautiful part of the Isle. Sleat is fantastic as a point to see the rest of the island. Sleat Peninsula itself is beautiful. We even toured the finally opened Torabhaig distillery in its first week of opening. The beach down by Torabhaig is a must when tide is out. The cottage itself has all the amenities including great wifi. The views were amazing and Helen was very helpful. Very simple process to check in and check out. Great holiday for relaxing, sightseeing and walking. Highly recommend the cottage and Isle of Skye at this time of year to avoid the tourism rush. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a lovely holiday and hope that you will be able to return another year.
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The most wonderfully renovated cottage with magnificent views.

  • 5 of 5

It really took our breath away. The location is spectacular and the cottage itself is probably the most tasteful, stylish and functional house we’ve ever rented, thank you Helen for doing such a lovely place. I would definitely recommend staying there! And it didn’t hurt that we had the most beautiful weather there could be, so the views were magnificent. x

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful, comfy!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in an elevated position away from main roads with views over the loch to Glenelg. It’s really well equipped, very comfortable and the decor is relaxing. The views from the floor to ceiling windows in the sitting room are stunning. I could have sat all day, mesmerised by the changing light as the weather passed through. The wood burning stove was wonderful in the evenings. Helen the owner is lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful. This is a gem!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we were very glad that you enjoyed your break.
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Inspirational Sleat!

  • 5 of 5

We have been travelling to the far west and north of Scotland now for several years. One of the attractions for us is the remoteness - together with the grandeur of the lochs and mountains that can both inspire and intimidate.

In recent years the Scottish highlands have become more accessible and islands like Skye are increasingly popular. But there are still places that remind you of the true majesty of your surroundings, and Sleat is one of those places.

West Cottage is situated on a hillside with tremendous views across the Sound of Sleat and to the mountains of Knoydart beyond. It retains a sense of isolation, although you're only a few miles from shops and restaurants (and if you really, really have to have it - free WiFi).

The cottage is beautifully refurbished and fully equipped with everything to keep you warm, comfortable and entertained. It is spotlessly clean with, for example, high quality bed linen and furnishings. The lounge and kitchen are large (we were two couples when we stayed), although you would struggle perhaps to seat six people, say, around the kitchen table. However, you could hole up here without any problem (if the weather is fickle), or use it as a base to tour the many attractions of Skye.

It is a place replete with lovely personal touches provided by the owners, not least a huge and varied library of books. This alone would persuade you to settle down with a selection and a glass of Talisker!

We have no hesitation in highly recommending this cottage for your temporary home on Skye. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review - we were glad to hear that you had such a good holiday and enjoyed the beautiful views from the cottage.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Isle Ornsay or Ardvasar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Armadale, Isle of Skye
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Motorway
150 Miles
Perth M9
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Toravaig House, Teangue
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Aviemore, Invernesshire
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Knock Bay
Car: necessary

West Cottage is situated in upper Teangue, a quiet and secluded part of the Sleat Peninsula, with views across the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart. Sleat is known as 'the garden of Skye' and is the perfect base to stay. Ideal for walking, photography, boating and various water sports or just watching the wildlife. There is a reasonably well stocked grocer in Ardvasar (5 miles) and a large Co-op in Broadford (14 miles). There are several good restaurants within a short drive: Toravaig House is just at the bottom of the hill, Hotel Eilean Iarmain at Isle Ornsay (5 miles) offers both restaurant dining and has an atmospheric bar serving pub food and the Michelin starred Kinloch Lodge lies between Teangue and Broadford.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
24 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas / New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A security/damages deposit of £100 is payable with final balance and will be returned within 14 days of departure less any amount mutually agreed for breakages, etc.

A non-refundable 25% deposit to be paid at time of booking with balance due 6 weeks before arrival.

Arrivals from 4 pm and departures before 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.