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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
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Traditional cottage in stunning rural spot with mountain views
  • Perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway
  • 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
  • Dolphin, whale, basking sharks, seals and sea otters all dwell nearby
  • 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 quaint and romantic cottage is tucked away in a traditional crofting hamlet on the west coast of Skye. Its private and secluded location makes it the ideal couple's retreat, surrounded by far-reaching panoramic sea vistas and views towards Dunvegan Head. On a clear day you can even see the spectacular outline of the rugged Outer Hebrides coast. Accessed through Skye’s mountainous landscape, a stay here will truly make you feel as if you are in the heart of the Scottish wilderness.

This cottage is one of two charming little cottages situated in remote and peaceful grounds. The accommodation lies all on one level and has been designed to accentuate original stonework features and to let its location do the talking! With uninterrupted stunning sea views from your doorstep, what more could you possibly be looking for in a holiday cottage? Hours can be spent in the garden socialising or reading a book with the occasional glance out to sea to spot dolphins, seals or basking sharks regularly seen along this coastline.

The open-plan lounge/kitchen area has a large traditional stone fireplace with a wood burner, inviting those colder Scottish evenings so you can snuggle up on the sofa with a mug of tea and watch Sky or a movie. The bedroom has a four-poster double bed with a feature fireplace, exposed beams and stone wall which enhances the cottage-style feel to this property. The bathroom has a shower with WC and heated towel rail.

The garden is enclosed and shared with the other cottage on-site, offering breathtaking views towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Hebrides. Perfect for sitting back with a glass of wine, watching the sunset and reflecting on the day gone by.

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 17 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
3
Overall equipment
4
Overall comfort
4.5
Overall location
4.5

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.

Reviewed by Mrs Rabbeau July 2018

Pros: Cozy cottage with stunning views and nice fireplace. Very remote area, ideal for people that seek tranquillity. Good value for money. Local shop in Glendale offers all you need. Cons: Unfortunately the cottage was a bit grubby when we arrived. The sofa has definitely seen better days and the carpet should be replaced. Some cleaning stuff shouRead moreld be provided, like a broom or scrubber. We did not find anything in the house and bought a bucket and floor cloth. Also there was no useable frying pan. But all in all we felt very much at home. With a little bit of refurbishment this place could be absolutely perfect! Hot tip: try "Janns Cakes" in Dunvegan. Very delicious! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Botevyle June 2018

We had a 4 night stay in Colquhoune's Byre in early June 2018. The cottage was ideal for a couple wanting a relaxing break 'away from it all.' The facilities provided were spot on as far as we were concerned. We were fortunate with the weather so sitting outside, admiring the view was very relaxing. Dunvegan Castle was well worth a visit.The newly Read moreopened 'Red Roof Cafe' at nearby Glendale looks a good alternative to 'The Three Chimneys.' Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Lambert May 2018

Beautiful cottages so cosy loved the log fire kingsize bed beautiful views we were lucky with weather but can imagine it can really windy there is another cottage in the grounds and with having the dogs couldn't just let them out in ur garden also sheep w

Reviewed by Mr Kilday February 2018

Fabulous cottage with amazing views

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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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