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Colquhoune's Byre

Glendale, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Traditional White-washed cottage in a stunning rural spot with mountain views
  • Perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway
  • Neist Point Light House - 3 miles
  • Dolphin, whale, basking sharks, seals and sea otters all dwell nearby
  • Panoramic views of Dunvegan Head plus to Outer Hebrides on clear days
  • Four-poster bedroom with high-quality linen for a sumptuous night's sleep
  • Picnic bench with sea views outside for scenic morning coffees
Property code: CA073

This cosy romantic getaway on the Isle of Skye''s western point is a rural idyll with breathtaking views over the Scottish mountains. Accessed via a single-track road, this remote holiday let offers soul-soothing accommodation for two.

Experience traditional Scottish cottage life at this beautiful property in Glendale on the Isle of Skye. This magical hideaway is perfectly located for enjoying days out at the island's best spots – head to the striking Neist Point Lighthouse (3 miles) or look around Dunvegan Castle and Gardens (11 miles) or why not head further afield to discover geographical delights such as Old Man of Storr (35 miles). When you're weary from the sea air and new sights, retreat to this welcoming property for quiet nights in before doing it all again tomorrow.

The cottage is vibrant white with thick stone walls, deep-set windows and a prominent chimney. Inside, decorative touches such as paintings, cushions and throws make it feel homely and inviting. The main space has an open-plan layout with a kitchen, dining area and lounge all in one area. Extra light enters through skylights in the roof. There's a gorgeous traditional stone fireplace with a wood burner nestled inside which you can light to keep you both cosy, plus a TV with Sky that you can watch together curled up on the sofa. Take a shower in the bathroom, resting your towel on the heated rail so it's warm when you get out, then retire to the four-poster bedroom for a restorative night's sleep.

Outside, you'll find a seating area overlooking the sea with a picnic bench where you can have lunch on warmer days. There's private parking for your vehicle.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine
  • Woodburner - fuel can be purchased locally
  • Sky TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included - the connection can be intermittent therefore not totally reliable
  • Enclosed shared grounds, with seating area overlooking the sea
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 2 miles to local shop and licensed café

Situated on the Duirinish peninsula overlooking Loch Pooltiel, you will be ideally positioned to explore some of the most dramatic landscapes the west coast of Skye has to offer. Certain to have overseen and mastered some of this drama is Neist Point Lighthouse, one of the most famous lighthouses in all of Scotland. Only 3 miles from the cottage, this beautiful spectacle really is a must-visit if you're staying in this area, especially at sunset.

For the wildlife and nature enthusiast, the Glendale estate 2.5 miles away has been classed as the most likely place on Skye for seeing whales, dolphins, seals, sea otters and basking sharks. Glendale encompasses steep cliffs with displays from golden eagles, sea eagles, kestrels and buzzards to carpets of wild flowers including bluebells, primroses, heathers and varieties of orchid.

If you are looking to see traditional Scottish heritage then Dunvegan which lies 10 miles from the cottage, offers an array of sites and experiences to try. Famously known for its castle, this village offers a variety of restaurants using local produce, hotels, shops and galleries. Just north of Dunvegan and perfect for a picnic is the beautiful coral beach of Claigan. Made from crushed white coral with its clear waters, it is deemed to be one of the most beautiful coastal locations on Skye and must be seen to be believed.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Aya 2nd November 2020

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Reviewed by Jacqui 10th October 2020

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Overall this is a gorgeous traditional and sweet little cottage. The four poster bed has THE most comfortable mattress ever!! We had the best most relaxing sleeps here and felt extremely relaxed and comfy! The little kitchen is perfect for just 2 people. I loved looking at the large open fireplace imagining what it has seen throughout it's life as Read morean original Croft cottage! The wood burner was brilliant and made it cozy and warm. Big thanks to Emma for getting us a brand new shower installed! Hide

Reviewed by Janet 26th September 2020

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Great location although more remote than ad implies. Stunning views and walks. Anyone with dogs should be aware there are free roaming sheep almost everywhere

Reviewed by Julia 19th September 2020

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Great for dogs too..I didn't feel scared off by the carpets and furniture..it was perfect.

Reviewed by Ian 12th September 2020

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Location was fantastic I have never seen such clear night skys with bright stars. Very peaceful and enjoyed holiday. Would recommend visitors looking to cook to bring own utensils as these were poor. Pans were ready for the bin and knives were blunt.

Reviewed by Helena 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Lorna 29th August 2020

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This is a lovely cosy little cottage in a beautiful setting. We were so lucky to have three stags in the grounds beside the cottage when we arrived and we only had one bad day of rain and wind in the week.The tv had a good reception but you had to walk a little from the cottage to get a phone signal. Be aware there is another house let in the grounRead moreds the people who were there the same time as us had two large dogs one of which attacked our dog and bit his ear. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Samantha 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Priscilla 18th July 2020

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Lovely cottage lovely position on road. Wished we stayed longer!

Reviewed by Dale 1st February 2020

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Reviewed by Pamela 25th January 2020

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A tidy little cottage. Well out of the way of towns. Total chill out zone.

Reviewed by denise 2nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Evelyn 14th October 2019

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Colquhoune's Byre is a remote peaceful cottage. It has everything you need for 2 people and is a great base to explore the area. We were in a good location for Neist point and the 3 restaurants we wanted to visit. Views all along the single track road were amazing and lots of interesting places to explore.

Reviewed by Timothy 5th October 2019

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Reviewed by Mrs Holtmann July 2019

The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. The view was stunning. We could sit outside for the meals and had no troubles with midges. The bath was small but that was no problem. We would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Miss Wildey June 2019

Wonderful little cottage (Byre) nestled away. The views are breathtaking, we even had a visit from 3 cheeky stags. We were completely surrounded by glorious nature. The cottage was clean and well stocked with everything we could possibly need. Very comfortable and cosy. We had an amazing stay, cannot wait to come back and enjoy Skye all over again.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Mr Brock June 2019

A really lovely cottage right at the top of Skye, it has the most wonderful views and deer came into the garden on a few occasions. The accommodation is just what you would expect for the price with a well equipped kitchen and a lovely wood burning stove, it was a bit of a squeeze with a baby and dog but that was our choice as we knew the cottage wRead moreas described for two people. We had a problem whilst there but the owner was quick to respond and deal with it which I was impressed with. I would definitely stay there again or at the bigger cottage next door with some friends Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Lyall June 2019

Lovely retreat. Spectacular views. Well furnished and equipped

Reviewed by Scougall May 2019

We had a great 3 days in this comfortable cottage. Loved the comfortable 4 poster bed, the kitchen had everything you would need for two people. Took a couple of days to discover how to increase the heat on the shower by turning the knob past the heat control. Thought we were at the best side of Skye for all the best place to visit. We thought the Read morecottage was great value for money. Hide

Reviewed by Mr May April 2019

We had a lovely stay in Colquhoune's Byre. The scenery around it is stunning and we actually had a visit from some deer. The Byre itself is charming and quite well appointed although the shower cubicle is very small. One of us is over six feet tall and had to watch his head moving through doorways. The weather turned very cold and the heating was nRead moreot quite adequate but we were warm during sleep because the bed had a great duvet. We also found the directions to the cottage a little confusing but a helpful local pointed the way. The local shop is a veritable Tardis and stocks everything one would need. One very good thing was the range of books about walks on Skye in the cottage - we found the one on short walks fabulous. We visited all over the island but especially recommend Glenbrittle Beach and Dunvegan Castle. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Still December 2018

Was looking for a quiet time and the location of this cottage is ideal. The cottage is well maintained and well furnished. Ideal for a relaxing time.

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