CUILLIN COTTAGE, SKYE
Cuillin Cottage is a recently completed detached house purpose built for luxury self-catering. The house is secluded and quiet, set in spacious grounds with clear views of the Cuillin Hills, designed with the discerning traveller in mind. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, want to experience the great outdoors, explore history and culture, enjoy great food and drink, or just want to soak up the peace and tranquility, Cuillin Cottage is an ideal base to make the most of your visit to the Isle of Skye. The cottage is within 20 minutes walk, a short cycle ride or 5 minutes drive of Portree, the island’s capital.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, and ensuite with double shower, basin, WC and bidet. The second bedroom has twin beds that can be linked to create a superking. Both bedrooms have a fitted wardrobe and ample drawer space. Crisp cotton bed linen, Egyptian cotton towels and a hairdryer are provided.
The main bathroom has a bath, overbath shower, basin, WC and bidet. Complementary handmade toiletries from Ness Soaps are provided.
The bright, spacious open plan lounge has comfortable leather seating and solid oak floors with Persian rugs. Picture windows make the most of spectacular views over the Cuillin Hills. The dining area has a cherrywood table and 4 dining chairs, and opens through French doors onto a slate-tiled patio. An outdoor table and chairs are provided. There is a TV with Freeview, DVD player and Hi Fi sound system and free Wi-FI throughout the property.
Oil fired central heating and a log burning stove will keep you cosy even in the coldest weather.
The kitchen, conveniently next to the dining area, is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking pots, pans and utensils. There is an oven, microwave and grill, ceramic hob, fridge and freezer. A dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer are integrated into the kitchen units. A drying rack, outdoor drying line, iron and ironing board are provided.
There is a ‘quiet room’ looking over open fields with a desk and leather chairs.
A selection of books, DVDs and board games is provided, along with maps and local guide books for use during your visit.
There is ample private parking around the cottage, with a drying area and log store to the rear. An enclosed wet area at the back door can be used to secure bikes and change out of wet gear. We currently have a no pets policy for the Cottage.
Trip Advisor Comments on Cuillin Cottage
We were recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for Cuillin Cottage and have a 5* ‘Excellent’ Rating from them.
You may find some of the recent comments on our cottage helpful.
1. Excellent. We stayed at the property for our first visit to Skye and were not disappointed at all, the description is spot on! The house is in an ideal location for getting about and still being close to Portree. The house itself was just fab and a home from home, everything was decorated and finished very well. We had a wonderful stay, thank you!
2. Fantastic. Just back from a fantastic holiday on Skye made all the better with a stay in this beautiful well equipped cottage. It’s very comfortable & we felt very relaxed just looking out at the lovely scenery. The cottage was very clean & finished to a high standard. It’s location is very good for visiting other places.
3. Great Skye Base New property so in v good order with all mod cons. Handy location just outside Portree so well placed centrally for striking out to all the island sights. V welcoming host who was informative pre-arrival and met us at property to show us around and give tips.
4. First class accommodation with a great location. Lovely cottage, amazing views. The accommodation was to a very high standard, very pleased with that. We have two under the age of 2 so space is very important! The bedrooms rooms were not massive but more than enough room for us to put travel cots up etc.
The Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye has always drawn people to experience the grandeur of its mystical landscapes and history. Magnificent mountains, lochs, seascapes and magical light provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy being outdoors, being as energetic or relaxed as you choose.
A week on Skye will allow you to explore the main areas of
Trotternish (the Old Man of Storr, the Quirang, Kilt Rock, Staffin and the dinosaur footprints)
Duirinish (Dunvegan, the Fairy Glen, and Coral Beach)
Minginish (the Cuiilin mountains, the Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle)
Strathaird (Sleat with its wonderful gardens and ferry to Malaig)
If you’re looking for outdoor activity there are ample opportunities for cycling, walking, climbing, photography, salmon and trout fishing, and varied watersports.
Tours of the island by coach or taxi, car hire and bicycle hire can all be arranged in Portree. Visit some of the varied arts and crafts makers on the island- you can pick up a complementary copy of the Skye and Lochalsh Arts and Crafts trails booklet at Cuillin Cottage or visit the website www.art-skye.co.uk
Information on history, culture and ancestral research is available from the Visit Scotland information centre in Portree.
Eating and drinking
Fresh produce can be bought in Portree which has supermarkets, a deli, several bakeries, wholefood shop, and fish and game suppliers. The village boasts restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste from fine dining to casual. Its generally advisable to book a table especially in the summer months. Take away Indian and Chinese food is also available in Portree. There are many other opportunities to enjoy fresh local produce as you explore the island.
The Isle of Skye Brewery in Uig and Talisker Distillery in Carbost are worth a visit for those who enjoy craft beer and malt whisky.
Citylink coaches connect Skye with much of Scotland and Scotrail train services can be accessed at Kyle of Lochalsh (35 miles from Portree) or Malaig.
The nearest aiport is Inverness (approx 3 hours drive from Portree. www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport
Car hire is available from Jans in Portree. www.jans.co.uk
Ferries connect the Isle of Skye with other Inner Hebridean islands and the Outer Hebrides. www.calmac.co.uk
For original photographic gifts of Skye, hand made in Portree, visit an t-eilean gallery Park Road, Portree IV51 9EU or ronaldmacdonaldphotography.co.uk
A perfect base to experience
the Isle of Skye
Rates & Availability
Due to the on-going Covid 19 pandemic we are currently not taking bookings for 2020. When we have clarification from Government about when it is safe to open we will update the website and make accommodation dates available. We have a list of those who have been in touch regarding future bookings this and next year and we will contact you directly by email once the position is clear.