Holiday cottage Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (lets Saturday-to-Saturday) 2+1(folding
- English, French
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 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
The location and. Views are spectacular.
Lovely cottage. Nicely decorated. Only problems were an uncomfortable bed and couch. Lacking in support and very uncomfortable especially for those with ba k or neck problems. The bedroom is dark red and would benefit from a much lighter colour and a new duvet cover. It is brown and the room would be airy and inviting with white duvet cover and curtains and a new bed. The picture windows in the livimg and dining room are spectacular.
Complaints about the bed and sofa are curiously restricted to very few of you so, should you ask for remedial/medical level of bedding/seating when you (next) rent.
I am confused by your: “Nicely decorated” followed by two lines suggesting cold colours for the bedroom. It was bright yellow once and is dark red (er, not brown !) now for the reason that is warm.
Description of the cottage does not live up to the photos of it.
Wow what an amazing location the cottage is in. Wonderful views and seals practically on the doorstep. However the cottage does not live up to expectations. The bedroom smelt really damp and mouldy even on the bed and the bedding, which was stained. We could not sit on the settee as the springs had gone and you just sink in. Not good if you have a back problem. We spent the week sat on the hard dining chairs, not very relaxing. The fire didn't work and the place was not as clean as I would have expected. Some outdoor seating would have been nice as the cottage is in a beautiful location. When it rained the gutters and downpipes leaked. However the main problems for us were the uninviting smell of the bedroom and bed and not being able to use the settees. The isle of Skye is beautiful but I would not come back to this cottage. We left a day early .
The record reflects that the sofa is apparently good enough for most people so I can’t comment on the problem you had - bedding is always scrupulously cleaned but is now replaced anyway.
The fire has been replaced but in July….seriously ? Storage heating was available anyway if required but I normally only charge for heating for Winter lets.
Ex-crofthouses like that, set in in-bye in fields often don’t have guttering at all so: “When it rained the gutters and downpipes leaked” - again, seriously ? - it is apparent you are aping a previous reviewer but you had already gone for the “economy” end of the market by price with my house so it only begs the question of whether you went there as an aptitude test for a building surveyor job rather than as a holidaymaker….
Property just as described we loved the location and remoteness ideal to get away from it all. Seals
We travelled to Skye to see an old family friend, and found our property by chance enjoyed every minute. Returned home via small ferry which is well worth the trip with great views and good road to Shiel Bridge.
Lovely location; simple/basic cottage
The location is everything and more than we could have hoped for. Loch and mountains and every kind of wildlife in all its glory. Basic cottage which was damp even during drought and only 2 towels and 1 tea towel for 3 adults.
Apologies about the third towel but is multiple tea towels a "thing" now, as I normally let hot, rinsed washing up drip dry and later wipe with a tea-towel before putting away. Anyway, I'll put two out so they can be rotated.
Sadly the standard of the accommodation was below expectations. We didn't expect modern facilities but we found the Croft was very tired and in places not clean. The electrics
were a cause for concern especially the fire and the iron.
The porch was in need of repair and the shower head wastaped to the rail! The downpipes and guttering were leaking.
Happily the weather was kind to us and we did enjoy the property's location very much.
I confirm that the standard of the accommodation was as described and, that the croft is cleaned assiduously, by someone who is very conscientious (kitchen cupboard tops, et al.)
You allude to the iron and fire being “concerning” which of course I have to take seriously but, without your stating what you mean it is then no more than an insidious slight. Viz. They are kept in a warm and (usually) friendly environment with all their needs met but, how does this not just belie your opening caveat about your expectations of newness ?
You are the first ever to comment on the downpipes outside while on a holiday to my house in the Misty Isle, which draws reflection more to you than the house because you will have known when making the observation that the downpipes lead to…the ground and that there is no run-off drainage system other than “natural.”
I’m genuinely sorry your holiday wasn’t all you sought but can recommend Kinloch Lodge for next time.
Getting away from it all
This simple Croft is as described. Close to the loch edge with stunningly beautiful views all round and in a really peaceful location. Although a few miles from the main road, all parts of Skye were easily accessible.
The accommodation was well-equipped and had everything we needed. Staying in April we were comfortable and had a fabulous time.
It was a pleasure and I'm so pleased you love it there as I do. Come back !
Near the small road to the Isles ferry and Otter Haven, just over the kyle from Glenelg with its Pictish brochs.