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Cosy cottage near Portree & in mid-Skye. Family-friendly and sleeps 5. Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, large enclosed garden and ample parking with mountain views.

Cosy traditional croft cottage set in its own large enclosed lawned garden with ample off road parking. Free Wi-Fi.

This double-storey detached cottage can sleep five people in 3 bedrooms (double, twin and single) as well as a family bathroom with electric shower. The cottage also has a large well equipped kitchen, dining room, a lounge with an open fire (coal supplied), oil fired central heating.

The main town on the island, Portree is just a short drive away. With the cottage situated in the heart of Skye, it's a great base for exploring this stunning island.

Please note that the changeover date is a Saturday. Guests are welcome to have five or six nights in that week but they must not overlap into a second week. Arrival time for guests is after 4pm and they must vacate the cottage by 10.30 am on the day of their departure


More Details

Mrs Mairi Macdonald
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Child's bedroom
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Cosy cottage near Portree & in mid-Skye. Family-friendly and sleeps 5. Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Fairfax, California USA

Absolutely wonderful! ❤️ Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

No. 1 Rhenetra was the perfect cottage for us. We went to Skye to relax and to enjoy the walks and scenery as well as the historical sites. We also wanted something perfect for our son that would allow a home feeling.

This cottage exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely beautiful on a beautiful property in the country and so clean and spacious.

Waking up to the views was truly a dream and getting home after a long walk on the stunning Skye trails to see the beautiful sunset was amazing.

Our son thoroughly enjoyed the front yard and walking up and down the road to see the horses and animals. We cooked our meals and enjoyed the lovely view sitting around the dining table.

We hope to come back next summer when we return to Scotland. So glad we found this place.

Thank you so much Mairi for letting us your place. We didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your brilliant review and also for leaving the cottage so neat and tidy I would love to see you and your family from California coming back to No 1 Rhenetra next yer If you are coming please let me know as soon as possible so I can accommodate you and your family Once again many thanks Mairi
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Great to have an actual drum clothes dryer!

  • 4 of 5

Lots of supplies and extras. Very cozy and warm. If you plan on going on any of the popular hikes make sure you get there early as parking is very limited.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind Review about the cottage I entirely agree with you that the parking at popular sites needs to be improved. Hopefully the authorities will do something about it.
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Schagen Nederland

Complete, stunning views, everything you need

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean, and we had a warm welcome from Maureen.

Very handy, a washingmachine... when you are muddy from walking in rain.

Stunning views on Skye, we have seen a lot.


  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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berlin, germany

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had some wonderful days in the lovely and very well equipped and tidy cottage. The cottage is very good situated, near Portree, but remote, you can reach the great sites of the island very easily. The house has a wonderful view over a meadow - ideal for us, who came from a big city to relax. We arrived late in the evening but our host William gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around. There are lots of information in the house about walking routes and everything you need in your holiday. We could use it quite good and walked some of the routes.

For some guests maybe the WLAN is important - for instance for our teenage daughters - and they said it was excellent. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your excellent review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and perhaps one day you will return to the cottage Mairi
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Leicester, UK

Beautiful cottage in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this charming cottage located just outside Portree on Skye. The owners were lovely and arrangements prior to arrival went smoothly. The cottage is well located with all you would expect in your own home including fast internet access, television, board games and kitchen supplies.The cottage is located about 10 minutes drive from the main town on Skye so you are close enough to be near shops, petrol stations, etc but remote enough to feel that you are getting away from the busy tourist traps. The sunset view over the Loch is spectacular. We used the cottage as a base to explore walking and photography sites such as the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Sligchan and the Fairy Pools.

I would certainly return here on future trips and the owners could not have been any more helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments So glad that you enjoyed your stay Perhaps one of these days you will return
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Peaceful cottage ideal for exploring Skye

  • 5 of 5

This lovely modernised cottage gave us a wonderful base from which to explore Skye. Only 5 miles from Portree and its many restaurants, the cottage's location is ideal for seeing the upper and central parts of the island, including the spectacular scenery of the Cuillin Mountains and Trotternish. If you like to hike ask the caretakers Maureen and Mike if you borrow some of their Ordinance Survey maps for the area. We hiked every day and found the maps invaluable. You can reach some excellent restaurants. Besides the Rosedale Hotel and Sea Breezes in Portree, you can easily drive to The Three Chimneys (world-class cuisine) and The School House in Dunvegan, If the weather's good, you can walk a few yards down to the main road and see unforgettable sunsets. The cottage is well-equipped and comfortable. Plenty of heat and an open fire if you need it. We plan to return as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a long way from New England , So glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the beauty of Skye Mairi
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Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Uig The ferry terminal to the outer Hebrides
Car: recommended

This traditional croft house, recently modernized and spacious is situated six miles north of Portree, the capital of Skye, which offers many amenities, excellent restaurants and pubs. There are lots to see and do such as mountain biking, kayaking, sea trips, pony trekking or walking/climbing. The Golden Eagle and White- tailed Sea Eagle are found in this locality. The house sits in over a quarter of acre of secure garden and is situated within the Trotternish Peninsula. The famous Trotternish ridge which is one of the finest traverses in the U.K. is in this general area. The Cuillin Range of Mountains which are spectacular and are a mecca for climbers and walkers can be seen most days from the house and are approximately 28kms away. Perhaps you may just enjoy travelling round and taking in the breathtaking scenery. Historically Skye has an interesting past with lots to interest the historian. Similarly its unique landscape is of great interest to geologists.Dinosaur footprints from the biggest ever dinasaurs to roam Britain have been discovered in the north end of the Island In a newspaper travel article Skye was the only Scottish Island to be featured in their guide to ten of the best Great British Islands


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A non-refundable 25% deposit to be paid at time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks before arrival.Payment can be received through Home Away Holiday Rentals Please note that when the final balance is paid it will not be refunded if there is a cancellation
Arrivals from 4pm. and departures before 10.30am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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