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Isle of Skye Butt & Beinne for (second !) honeymooners or, getting away

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday cottage Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (lets Saturday-to-Saturday) 2+1(folding

This charmingly modernised 1880's-built 'Butt & Beinne' is a romantic place for (second !) honeymooners or self catering holidaymakers to get away from it all. It has been re-decorated in Winter of 2016. Sit and watch the tides from the picture window, visit the Otter Hide or, on walks along the shore, see seals and sea eagle. At night you may see Red Deer and even one of our resident Pine Marten or two. There are breathtaking views in every direction and the cottage is reached over a sturdy wooden bridge. It is around 90 meters from the shore. Arrive 'Over the sea to Skye' in true romantic fashion via the five car ferry from Glenelg (operating only from Easter to October but check with Glenelg-Kylerhea Ferry website first.) A very scenic 10 mile drive takes you to a full range of shops, restaurants, hotels and a bank in Broadford, whence boat and fishing trips are available from the pier there. For full internal shots, please contact owner for link. We listen to constructive criticism and work constantly to upgrade our facilities to make your stay as enjoyable as we can.

There is Storage Heating for the Winter months, which keeps the house warm and makes it a tranquil refuge for writers and thinkers.

EXTRA ! - The RSPB and Forestry Commission have a hide located next to the Kylerhea wildlife hide car park. The hide is staffed five days a week by RSPB information assistants, who provide comprehensive information on the local wildlife. The hide overlooks the ferry and the Kylerhea narrows and during the summer a pair of sea eagles can regularly be seen hunting for fish over the strong tidal flows. The hide also offers the chance of seeing many of the wildlife species including seals, golden eagles, porpoises, otters, common and bottlenose dolphins etc. Basking sharks have even been seen in the kyle. The inside of the hide has displays and information about Scottish wildlife. Younger children can use free backpacks with binoculars, bug boxes, magnifying glasses and a fun set of activities devised by local school children. The RSPB/FCS hide is open from Easter to September and admittance is free of charge.

N.B. To confirm: Kylerhea is actually on the Isle of Skye, which some of the comparatives given are not, such as those over in Glenelg on the mainland.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Richard

I was raised in the Far East but, as a descendent of Somerled’s (which of course mathematically all Scots are,) Skye is my spiritual home today. When you arrive, you will see what makes it that and, why you will be drawn to it too !

Richard purchased this cottage in 1000

Why Richard chose Isle of Skye

This is a cosy and quiet former croft house, which I have known for 46 years and love dearly. I haven't included a photo of myself so as to let you enjoy filling the space and claiming the magic for yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

The picture windows and the views they afford to you across to Glenelg and, behind the house, up the Kylerhea Glen to the beallach.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see Rental Agreement, which supersedes other terms. Your home address will be required by Owner as a condition of booking
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Sitting Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , in main living area
  • Two in the double bed and one on a put-you-up bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • bay
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Isle of Skye Butt & Beinne for (second !) honeymooners or, getting away
average rating of 4.133333 based on 15 reviews

A little peace of heaven at the end of the earth

  • 5 of 5

After what feels like driving to the end of the earth (which is actually 21 minutes drive down a single track, hilly road; albeit with great views) you get to Kylerhea. There are just a few cottages and 1B is Richard's. It is a cute cottage with everything you need for a get away from modern life. The living room and kitchen windows look like picture postcards. It is lovely to sit and do a jigsaw (we brought one but he has some there), with a cuppa or a glass of wine and enjoy the views. There were lots of clean towels. It is a lovely walk to see the ferry or up to the hide to look for birds or seals. In fact we saw seals right next to the pebbled beach twice while were there. Yes there is no internet or phone reception but that is what we wanted, to get away from it all. Although a couple of people we spoke to had occasionally got a phone reception near by. Richard gave us good directions to get there and it was clean and tidy when we arrived. Lockalsh and Broadford are about half an hour away, if you need some shops...petrol cheaper in Broadford. We had a wonderful holiday and are missing it already, we would certainly go back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - it is a pleasure to know you enjoyed it as I do. Come back anytime
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nice location

  • 5 of 5

plenty of seals and a sea eagle.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tolle Lage, aber leider starker Schimmelbefall

  • 1 of 5

Das Cottage liegt in einer traumhaften Umgebung und der Blick aus dem großen Wohnzimmerfenster ist wunderschön. Das Cottage selbst hat bis auf die tolle Lage leider enttäuscht. Beim Betreten des Schlafzimmers schlug uns ein muffiger, feuchter Kellergeruch entgegen. Am ersten Morgen haben wir dann an der einen Schlafzimmerwand auf Bodenhöhe schwarzen und weißen Schimmel entdeckt und auch der offene Wandschrank neben dem Bett war von schwarzem Schimmel befallen. Im Laufe der Woche hat sich auch - trotz Lüften- im Fensterrahmen Schimmel gebildet. Wir haben den Schimmel mit Schimmelputzmittel, das im Haus vorhanden war, beseitigt. Er kam aber schnell wieder. Es war kaum möglich sich länger als unbedingt nötig im Schlafzimmer aufzuhalten. Nicht nur die Wand war feucht, auch der Teppich und das Bettzeug waren klamm. Die Luft war muffig und auch unsere Kleidung roch bald modrig und war klamm, so dass wir sie im Wohnzimmer aufbewahren mussten. Dass das Cottage – trotz starkem Schimmelbefall im Schlafzimmer –auch noch für second honeymooners angepriesen wird, ist wirklich eine Frechheit! Der Vermieter hat sich während unseres Aufenthaltes auf unsere SMS hin nicht gemeldet. Der Verwalter vor Ort bestätigte uns auf Nachfrage, dass das Schimmelproblem schon sehr lange besteht und der Besitzer erfolglos verschiedenes zur Behebung versucht hat. Der Vermieter hat uns also wissentlich ein stark verschimmeltes Cottage vermietet! Nach Ansicht des Vermieters mussten wir lediglich etwas früher anfangen zu putzen als es normalerweise bei Ferienunterkünften der Fall sei.

Aus unserer Sicht gehört Schimmel nicht zu einem „erwartbaren“ Dreck und es gehört auch nicht zu unserer Vorstellung von Urlaub alle zwei Tage den Schimmel von der Wand und aus den Schränken zu putzen! Der Vermieter hat uns in unverschämter Weise vorgeworfen, selbst Schuld am wachsenden Schimmel zu sein und es hingestellt als wenn es unsere Aufgabe wäre Schimmelbefall schnellstmöglich zu bekämpfen. Am Ende zitierte er wikipedia, um uns zu verdeutlichen, dass es auf Skye ganz normal sei, dass die Häuser da voller Dampf sind und folglich auch Schimmel normal sei.

Hätte der Vermieter ehrlich auf seiner Häuserseite gesagt, dass das Haus von Schimmel befallen ist, hätten wir es nicht ausgesucht und uns auch nicht dem Gesundheitsrisiko ausgesetzt. Fazit: Die Lage tröstet über einiges hinweg, aber empfehlen würden wir es nicht.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dieses Ferienhaus ist ein ehemaliges crofter Haus, von Steinen gebaut von der Küste, in einer relativ unberührten Gemeinde in Skye. Ungeachtet der Versuche, entkernt und innen umgebaut, in mildernde atmosphärischen Bedingungen, wenn die Luft hat eine sehr hohe Luftfeuchtigkeit oder, vom Kochen, ohne ein Fenster zu öffnen und die Sonne scheint, dann kann sich Kondenswasser im Schlafzimmer zu bilden. Es ist selbstverständlich, dass diese Kondensation muss bis um Schimmelbildung, die es schnell zu tun, wenn die Bedingungen fortbestehen zu vermeiden abgewischt werden. Um auch in Rückenlage und zu unterlassen, dies zu tun ist die einzige echte Witz! Der Manager bestätigt, dass dies zuvor passiert ist, aber der Mieter unterlässt zu erwähnen, dass es ein sehr seltenes Ereignis und ist keine übliche Problem. Diese Mieter schickte eine SMS nur auf ihren dritten Tag, was bedeutet, dass sie zu spät gehandelt nur, aber war schnell, mit einem lächerlichen Nachfrage und bedrohliche Nachrichten, die natürlich wider I Follow-up ihres Aufenthalts. Mein Zitat aus Wikipedia, war, dass Skye wird als "The Misty Isle", das ist genau, warum es eine solche unglaubliche Licht gibt und, wie hoher Luftfeuchtigkeit gibt es als Norm bekannt. Was steht im Widerspruch mit der Erfahrung dieses Mieters ist, dass die Mieter, die es in der Woche gewesen war, bevor es so sehr mochte, dass sie gebucht und bezahlt die Kaution für das folgende Jahr innerhalb weniger Tage nach dem Verlassen. Ich überlasse es Ihnen, Ihre eigenen Schlüsse aus dieser Tatsache zu ziehen.
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The perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (plus dog) had a great experience staying at this cottage. Our favorite part was having a meal in front of the large dining window that overlooks the bay. The location was great for driving all throughout Skye, as well as many parts of the western Highlands. Also, Richard was very easy to communicate with about all the arrangements. We look forward to our next visit to Isle of Skye and would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Incredible surroundings. Beautiful spot. Absolutely fabulous. We will definitely come back here. The croft is cosy and nice. Basic but everything is there. Unfortunately, warm water in the kitchen didn't work. But the shower was hot. Isle of Skye is beautiful and Kylerhea is great.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A dream came true

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this Kylerhea cottage! When we rented the fischermans home, I could'nt believe the pictures were true... But it was, and even better... The cottage is little, cosy and very romantic (although, we missed a real fireplace...) You live a short time in the middle of Nowhere... We left with tears in our eyes! And will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and, we look forward to your return :)
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Car: necessary

Near the small road to the Isles ferry and Otter Haven, just over the kyle from Glenelg with its Pictish brochs.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

The house lets Saturday to Saturday
One dog by prior agreement at £15 pcw. Any agreement beyond that is £15pcw per pet.
Winter heating supplement at £15 pcw Oct-Mar inclusive
Reduced Breaks, which are not available at peak times as a proportion of the full seven night rate quoted are: 2 nights = 60%; 3 nights = 70%; 4 nights = 80%; 5 nights = 90%

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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