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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.

This traditional byre, nestled within a crofting hamlet on the most westerly point of Skye, is the perfect setting for a romantic retreat – and, of course, your canine companion is welcome too! Accessed by a single-track road that winds through the mountains, you will be able to appreciate the stunning views of Dunvegan Head and, if you're lucky, you may even see the Outer Hebrides. Its secluded position makes it an ideal place for spotting wildlife such as deer and, nearer the coast, you might even see dolphins, whales, basking sharks and sea otters, so keep your binoculars to hand.

This former cow shed has been sympathetically renovated into a cosy home with plenty of original features adding warmth and character. Despite its compact size, it has everything you'll need for a comfortable stay. The open-plan lounge/kitchen is snug and well-equipped and once you've cooked up a storm, you can head outside to eat whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. If your legs are weary after a busy day exploring, you can snuggle up on the sofa in front of the fire with some of your favourite treats before retiring to the bedroom where the four-poster bed adds a touch of glamour.

There is plenty to do in this area of Skye. Dunvegan Castle and Gardens (11 miles), at the heart of the Macleod Estate, is worth a visit and dogs on a lead are welcome in the gardens. Boasting interesting walks and scrambles, and home to 12 Munros, the spectacular Cuillin Ridge is worth the drive of 36 miles (approx. 75 minutes). If you're looking for somewhere for that special, celebratory meal, head to the world-renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant (5.5 miles). Needless to say, the opportunities for walks amongst the breathtaking scenery are endless.

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.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pamela 25th January 2020

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

Reviewed by Evelyn 14th October 2019

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 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.

Reviewed by Mrs Mcfarlane October 2018

Excellent little cottage for 2 cosy with a wood burning stove and the bed and bedding was so comfortable . No O2 signal in the cottage and the Wi-fi doesn't really work so excellent for getting away from it all. Beautiful location

Reviewed by Mr Oldenburg September 2018

Fully enjoyed our stay. The house is comfortable and has everything you need. Bed is comfortable and the living room with open kitchen makes very good use of the available space. It takes a little time to get there, but it's well worth the efford. It's an old house and even though there are windows in the roof providing extra daylight, it still tenRead moreds to be a bit dark on a cloudy day. Didn't bother us though. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Jacqueline August 2018

Very remote and comfortable place. The bathroom is a bit small but it doesn't matter anyway ! I recommend...

Reviewed by Mrs Culver August 2018

Wonderful little place to stay that's well equipped and comfortable. Beautiful views and perfect if you want a quiet, remote getaway. A bit of a drive to get anywhere but all of the views are beautiful along the way. Would definitely recommend staying here.

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