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Fantastic Holiday Cottage on the stunning Waternish Peninsula - Fab Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, Stunning Views, Michelin Star Dining, Skye's Oldest Inn, Dark Sky

Creagach Cottage is a delightful two bedroom detached holiday cottage set in over an acre of private grounds on the Waternish Peninsula and enjoys stunning views across Loch Snizort towards the Ascrib and Shiant Islands, the Trotternish Peninsula and across the Minch to Harris and Lewis.

It's the perfect romantic retreat. Come and sit and relax by the wood burner and enjoy the stunning uninterrupted views from the comfort of our sitting room with its low-level panoramic windows. The lounge also has a TV and DVD player with Freeview Channels. We have a good selection of DVDs, CDs, games, and books in the bookcase and chest. We have a BOSE speaker that connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, and you can play your pre-downloaded music. There's also a supply of tea lights for added romance!

The modern open plan kitchen/ dining area is also a great space to enjoy the views from the dual-aspect windows while preparing your next culinary masterpiece. The fully equipped Kitchen has everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. Supplies of salt, pepper, herbs, oils and some tomato and brown sauce sachets are provided too. We have an espresso machine and filter machine for fresh coffee. The utility room also has a washing machine and tumble dryer just in case you need to do a wash while you visit.

The cottage sleeps four in one king room, and one double room both with new pocket sprung mattresses, high-quality Egyptian cotton linen, and hypoallergenic bedding.

The master bedroom has sea views to the front, a comfortable king size bed, and an ensuite toilet and shower room.

The second bedroom has a double bed and has windows to the side of the property with open sea views. This room has access to the main bathroom with a full-size bath, shower over and underfloor heating. Each bathroom comes with luxury toiletries - shower/bath gel, moisturiser and hand soap - so enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in a room with magnificent sea views – brushing your teeth will never be the same again! The bathrooms both have charging sockets for electric razors and toothbrushes. Fluffy Egyptian cotton bath and hand towels are provided.

Heating is by a wood burning stove and thermostatically controlled radiators throughout the house which along with double glazing and full insulation make this a cosy home.

Broadband is poor in rural Skye so we have invested in satellite broadband to provide a more stable and slightly faster service. The broadband is perfect for checking emails, social media, and web browsing but not suitable for streaming or gaming services.

Outside we have a picnic bench that looks over the view and also two separate wooden chairs that can be moved around the garden to find your perfect chill out spot. Be sure to keep an eye out for the White-Tailed sea eagle that's been spotted in Geary. The garden also has a growing selection of interesting plants and bushes so feel free to explore. Just take care on the uneven ground off the main paths. You will find vases in the kitchen so feel free to pick some flowers to enjoy during your stay if there are any out during your stay.

Creagach Cottage is the perfect location for a holiday as you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the cottage and garden, but you are also very handy if you want to explore Skye's tourist sites. Dunvegan Castle is around 15minutes away, and if you are planning a visit to St Kilda, the boat leaves from the jetty about 5-10 minutes from the cottage.

Waternish has lots of lovely walks so be sure to check the guidebooks in the cottage for routes. After a day exploring Skye, there is a handy utility room and boot store accessed by the main entrance porch to leave your outdoor clothing behind.

Geary is a crofting township, and many of our neighbours have honesty boxes at their gates to sell their produce. This takes shopping locally to a whole new level. Just opposite our gate, you will see our neighbour Fiona's box - she sells fresh hen and duck eggs and homemade preserves. Further along the road, you can buy cakes, cheeses and chutney. If you are driving around Skye and you spot an honesty box stop and have a look - you never know what will be inside!

The cottage is also handy for visiting Skye's Oldest Inn - Stein Inn. They serve a great selection of local beers and have a good range of bar meals. Michelin Star winning Loch Bay Restaurant is also just a five to ten-minute drive away so perfect for an evening out.

The cottage is situated under some of the darkest skies in Europe, so it's perfect for star gazing and aurora spotting. Waternish is also classed as one of the best places in the world to watch a sunset - but we also think the sun rises are pretty spectacular too.

We hope that you can come and enjoy Creagach Cottage and love it as much as we do.

Facilities at Creagach Cottage

LED Smart TV with DVD Combi, USB Media Player and a selection of DVDs


New luxury pocket sprung mattresses for a great nights sleep.

Wood burning stove

Egyptian cotton bedding and towels

Luxurious Toiletries

Fully equipped modern kitchen with espresso coffee machine

A welcome basket of Scottish goodies

A supply of ‘Method’ environmentally friendly cleaning products

BOSE Wireless Bluetooth speaker

Bedroom radios with alarm (alarm optional!)

Selection of walking books, maps and novels

Selection of games

Binoculars for watching the passing ships

Basket of logs and fire starter kit

Electricity included

Plenty of parking and interesting gardens to wander

Pre-arrival assistance with restaurant bookings and travel advice

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 July, 2018

About Donnie

Hi there - I'm Donnie and my family are originally from the Dunvegan area of Skye. Skye has always been such an important part of my life and I'm delighted that through Creagach Cottage you can enjoy Skye too. My partner Raymond and I bought the property at the end of 2017 and we have been renovating it ready for the 2018 season. We also run a food and travel blog in Scotland called Boys Eat Scotland where we explore the great places in Scotland to Eat, Drink, Stay and Play. Having visited lots of Scotland's finest places we hope we have taken inspiration from them all and created a wonderful oasis for your stay in Skye. If you are looking for suggestions of places to eat in Scotland don't hesitate to contact us.

Donnie purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Donnie chose Dunvegan

The moment we arrived at the property we fell in love. The cottage is situated in the township of Geary - a crofting area in Skye - so you will see Highland Cows, of sheep, goats, ducks, hens and even some lamas in our neighbours crofts. Creagach cottage is situated at the end of the township road and enjoys the most wonderful views and secluded position. The cottage is designed so that all the main rooms face the view.

We also fell in love with the garden. It's difficult for plants to grow in Skye but we have a good range of bushes and shrubs that are thriving and it will forever be work in progress.

What makes this cottage unique

The freshest of air

4 Seasons in one day - you get lots of weather in Skye with weather systems passing through quickly - if it's raining don't worry - it will soon change!

The most fabulous Sunrises over the loch

The most fantastic sunsets from Trumpan church 5 mins drive from the cottage.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dunvegan in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Broadband is included but broadband in Skye is very slow so not suitable for Gaming or Film/ Music Streaming or download.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , access to family bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size Room with ensuite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing


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Fantastic Holiday Cottage on the stunning Waternish Peninsula - Fab Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accommodation for two couples, with fantastic views from the windows.

A bit isolated for visiting the rest of the Isle ( ie means driving ) but well worth it for the peace and quiet of the surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wunderschön gelegenes, perfekt und liebevoll eingerichtetes Ferienhaus - ein Haus zum Wohlfühlen!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine sehr erholsame und entspannende Woche in dem schön gelegenen Ferienhaus verbracht, die Lage ist top - sehr ruhig und idyllisch, mit Blick auf das Meer und die vorgelagerten Inseln. Die Wohnung ist sehr geschmackvoll, gemütlich und liebevoll eingerichtet, es fehlt wirklich an nichts. Zur Begrüßung stand als liebe Geste ein Welcome-Korb mit kulinarischen Spezialitäten aus Skye auf dem Tisch.

Das Ferienhaus liegt auf der Waternish-Halbinsel und wir haben von hier aus Ausflüge und Wanderungen zum Neist-Point, zum Coral-Beach, zur Trotternish-Halbinsel, nach Dunvegan und zum Waternish-Point unternommen. Unser Highlight war die Wanderung zum Waternish-Point, weil wir von dort aus Seeotter, Baßtölpel und Seehunde beobachten konnten.

Wir können das Ferienhaus absolut empfehlen und werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen.

Gislinde und Rainer

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gislinde and Rainer Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your time at Creagach Cottage in Skye. We are so lucky to be located on the wonderful Waternish Penninsula with everything it has to offer. Our location provides peace and quiet while at the same time being convenient for exploring Skye. I'm also delighted you enjoyed the basket of treats from Skye and Scotland. Your English is a lot better than my German so I had to use Google to translate. Hopefully I got it right: Your Review: We spent a very relaxing week in the beautifully situated cottage, the location is great - very quiet and idyllic, overlooking the sea and the offshore islands. The cottage is very tastefully, comfortably and lovingly furnished, it really lacks nothing. As a welcome gesture, a welcome basket with culinary specialities from Skye was on the table. The cottage is located on the Waternish Peninsula and we have made excursions and walks to Neist Point, Coral Beach, Trotternish Peninsula, Dunvegan and Waternish Point. Our highlight was the hike to Waternish Point because from there we could see sea otters, gannets and seals. We can absolutely recommend the house and will definitely come back. Gislinde and Rainer I hope we can welcome you both back to Skye at to Creagach Cottage. All the Best Donnie
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Inverness Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Stein Inn
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Isle of Skye Golf Club
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Loch Bay
Car: necessary


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  • 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.

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