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Colquhoune's Byre
(67 reviews)
From £330 per week
Sleeps 2
1 bedroom
1 double

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Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£435£135
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£415£125
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£415£125
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£380£115
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£330£100
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£460£140
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£530£160
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£330£100
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£380£115
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£415£125
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£415£125
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£435£135
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£435£135
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£460£140
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£435£135
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£415£125
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Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£380£115
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£330£100
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£460£140
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£530£160
Mon 04 Jan 2021Fri 05 Feb 2021£330£100
Sat 06 Feb 2021Fri 19 Mar 2021£380£115
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Sat 29 May 2021Fri 04 Jun 2021£435£135
Sat 05 Jun 2021Fri 18 Jun 2021£435£135
Sat 19 Jun 2021Fri 10 Sep 2021£460£140
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Sat 25 Sep 2021Fri 01 Oct 2021£415£125
Sat 02 Oct 2021Fri 22 Oct 2021£415£125
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Sat 06 Nov 2021Mon 20 Dec 2021£330£100
Tue 21 Dec 2021Mon 27 Dec 2021£460£140
Tue 28 Dec 2021Mon 03 Jan 2022£530£160


A magical romantic location on the western edge of Skye, Colquhoune’s Byre is nestled within a small crofting hamlet accessed by a single track road winding through mountains and offering panoramic views of Dunvegan Head and, on a clear day, the Outer Hebrides. Famous for its considerable variety of flora and fauna, dolphins, whales, basking sharks, seals and sea otters are often sighted in the surrounding area. One of two self catering holiday cottages available to rent all year round, this property is set within enclosed shared grounds with its own private parking. Colquhoune’s Byre has an outdoor seating area overlooking the sea, an ideal place from which to watch the sun set and enjoy the romance. An idyllic peaceful location which with the influence of the Gulf Stream often enjoys relatively mild winters, however a wood burning stove and storage heating are available just in case!

Ideal for Honeymooners and lovers of all ages in an idyllic setting where you can watch the sun set over the sea.



Ground floor:

Open plan kitchen and sitting room with an impressive, traditional stone fireplace with wood burning stove, shower room with WHB, WC and tiled shower, heated towel rail. Bedroom with four-poster bed.

High quality linen and towels are provided.

Fuel for the wood burning stove can be purchased locally.

Please note:

Wi-fi access can be intermittent therefore not totally reliable.

The arrival time at this cottage is anytime around or after 5pm.


  • Local Shop and licensed cafe: 2 miles
  • Places of interest: Dunvegan Castle, Flora MacDonald’s Cottage and Neist Point Lighthouse. Geological interests include the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr.
  • A selection of small, exclusive craft and pottery shops are dotted around the island.
  • The Three Chimneys is within 10 minutes drive. The Old School House Restaurant, Dunvegan.
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Travel Cot
  • TV with Sky
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burning stove - fuel can be purchased locally
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (67 reviews)
    Colquhoune's Byre reviews
    Stayed here for our 1st wedding anniversary and had an amazing time. The cottage is cosy with spectacular views. Perfect to throw a few logs on the burner after a long days walking. Fantastic that we were able to bring our pooch with us to who enjoyed curling up in front of the fire. Has a great time and will definitely be back.
    Mr Smith - August 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.
    Mrs Holtmann - July 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.
    Miss Wildey - June 2019
    Lovely retreat. Spectacular views. Well furnished and equipped
    Mrs Lyall - 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 was 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
    Mr Brock - June 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 cottage was great value for money.
    Scougall - May 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 not 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.
    Mr May - April 2019
    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.
    Mr Still - December 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
    Mrs Mcfarlane - October 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 tends to be a bit dark on a cloudy day. Didn't bother us though.
    Mr Oldenburg - September 2018
    Very remote and comfortable place. The bathroom is a bit small but it doesn't matter anyway ! I recommend...
    Mrs Jacqueline - 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.
    Mrs Culver - August 2018
    Colquhounes Byre is a cute cosy cottage for 2, we had a lovely stay here, bed very comfortable and we slept very well, living area is very cosy and even more so if you light the fire ( you need your own fuel ) the kitchen is adequate but my only complaint would be it desperately needs a good frying pan, the little bathroom is cute and we were amazed it was even fitted in there, lovely low front door but sadly my favourite bit i.e. The thatched roof is no more, but we have to move with the times and putting a tin roof on is cost effective, the grounds are shared with another property but there is plenty of room and the views are gorgeous even on a rainy day, remember to close the gate otherwise the sheep will be in as well as the cows and bulls which roam free, shop and cafe in glendale 2 miles down the road, really nice quite and peaceful place to stay. Don't forget spare black rubbish bag and toilet rolls.
    Mr And Mrs Preston - July 2018
    Pro´s: 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. Con´s: 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 should 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 "Jann´s Cakes" in Dunvegan. Very delicious!
    Mrs Rabbeau - July 2018
    The cottage is very cute and cosy however the cleanliness let it down slightly for a few reasons... some of the cutlery was dirty also the drinking glasses, also there was a layer of dust over the furniture. It is very remote
    Mrs Small - 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 opened 'Red Roof Cafe' at nearby Glendale looks a good alternative to 'The Three Chimneys.'
    Mr Botevyle - June 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 wander free all over Skye so for us that was difficult as our dogs weren’t used to being on a lead also no sandy beaches nearest shop was Portree so go with plenty supplies it’s a hour and a half journey but cottage was fantastic loved it
    Mrs Lambert - May 2018
    For us looking for a short 4 night stay the little Byre was perfect. With so much to see on Skye we still wanted to spend sometime in the place we had rented, I think the name gave us a clue to where we would be staying, it wasn’t all hi tech,neon , hotel chic, but it was clean, cosy and very comfortable. The Byre had all the kit we needed to come back to after a day walking around Skye, although we had probably arrived in the best spell of weather this year we still had a cool breeze in an evening so the stove was great and soon warmed the place through. In the kitchen was everything we needed to prepare our meals and food for hiking, the four poster was really comfortable. Being honest the bathroom was just a bit tight but more than sufficient , great shower !,, When we first arrived and saw what we imagined to be the original main house next to the Byre we thought it may hinder our views but no the views were all there. After a five minute chat with a local we were informed of all the places we needed to get various supplies , 5 minutes away from Neist Point it was a beautiful part of the world, already chat is of returning . Colquhounes Byre helped create a bit of Skye atmosphere . It felt five star !!!!!
    Mr Taylor - April 2018
    Fabulous cottage with amazing views
    Mr Kilday - February 2018
    Pros: The location was stunning with a view of the sea from the front and waterfalls and cliffs. Beautiful old building with careful, tasteful conversion and restoration and charming log fire stove-type thing. Very quiet and can hardly see any other houses. Clear directions to property provided. Cons: Fairly cold in the winter even with the heating and fire on. Few dog hairs about and slight smell of dog. Cupboards full of cleaning stuff and a bit dusty so we decided to just live out of our cases. Some of the furniture is a bit haphazardly chosen, like the stuff you might leave behind when moving house.
    Miss Longfield - January 2018
    Lovely cosy cottage,good location for the north of Skye and it's many visitors attractions.Stunning views from the garden very quiet and peaceful.A small amount of tlc from the owners would make the cottage perfect.
    Mr Aspinall - August 2017
    The accommodation was well appointed and exactly as described in the brochure. Whilst some of the kitchen utensils and crockery are dated and are not in the 'prime of health' ( and I would recommend that these are brought up to standard); the electrical facilities were modern and fit for purpose and the beds and chairs were very comfortable. The location of the Byre is perfect for those who want to get away from it all, the local village shop is very well stocked given its size and the local cafe's are both cheap and give great service. I would strongly recommend visiting the Three Chimney's restaurant if you want to go somewhere special.....a wonderful night out!
    Mr Buckland - July 2017
    We had the Impression, that the cottage has not been cleaned regulary for a longer period of time. We arrived an found the cottage in a real disgusting condition. Thank you for the further information. Just to let you know: We found the house - especially the kitchen(stove very greasy) and the bathroom (toothbrush tumblers full of toothpaste) in a not very clean condition. How to proceed, when we leave? Who is responsible for cleaning the house? We are used to leave it in a clean condition but as we won't use the stove for the three days that we are here, we are not willing to clean it up for the people who rent the house before us. Peter and Sabine Werres Resume : We don't expect a "Five Star Standard", but cleanness. As we wouldnt not leave it as we found it, we finally cleaned at least the toothbrush tumblers an the Stove a little.
    Mr Werres - June 2017
    Remote and off the beaten track with great views over to Harris/Lewis yet just a few miles from the infamous three chimneys restaurant. The byre could do with modernisation and a good clean. We scooped piles dog hair off the floor and some plates and cutlery had foodstuff ingrained on them sadly. Value for money accommodation and with a wee bit TLC this could be a fabulous bolt-hole sky TV didn't work but the wifi was perfect
    Mr Gardner - June 2017
    Lovely cottage stunning views great place to come home to after a busy day walking and taking in what skye has to offer. down side was not enough logs or kinnling for log burner left for first night .It could have been a bit cleaner .over all great holiday and would stay here again
    Mrs Meldrum - April 2017
    Lovely cosy conversion of a blackhouse with all the facilites we needed. With an efficient woodburner we were warm and comfortable despite the storms outside.The storms did interupt the skye tv signal but as the internet facilty worked we could watch the end of the Six Nations on an I Pad.
    Mr Bolton - March 2017
    The cottage is very cute and cozy, with a great view and well outfitted with necessary household items even a washer/dryer and a heated towel rack, and surprisingly strong wifi. It was however, exceedingly cold and hard to heat for December temperatures. The two electrical wall heaters aren't sufficient to maintain even 55F and though the woodstove is helpful it's not enough to warm the bedroom if started in the evening, luckily the bedding is warm enough to beat the cold! We came up with some creative ideas to warm up (hot water in a twist top wine bottle) but I highly recommend additional space heaters be provided in winter months. OTHERWISE, it's really an idyllic option and quite perfect. I'd love to stay again in the summer months! Milovaig is really cute.
    Ms Starelli - December 2016
    A lovely little bothy on the Isle of Skye, perfect for couples to enjoy a get away from it all break amid stunning scenery. Plenty of good walks and lovely little pubs and cafes in the local area. Great views of the hills and coast. The cottage has all you need, great little kitchen and a very snug little snug.
    Ms Barnett - October 2016
    The cottage is in a spectacular remote region on the west side of Skye. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable couch and sitting area. Luxurious bed. Good TV coverage if you need it to unwind in the evening. The cottage had plenty of information about local activities and walks. You don't really need to buy any guide books. The proximity to Neist Point was a bonus. This is a must do walk give yourself half a day to enjoy the sights and take pictures. Some TLC needed. We had a thunderstorm and torrential rain one evening but couldn't find matches to light the small wood stove. Bring your own matches. The bathroom is small and serviceable with plenty of hot water on demand in the shower, but could do with upgrading. I'm normal sized but didn't have room to swing a cat !. The wifi didn't work but if you come here you'll be happy to be without it. Local finds not in tourist books were 1. Cafe Lephin which we passed on the road out every morning. Great coffee and scones and super friendly and if you are missing the outside world good wifi. 2. Minginish Community Hall. Coffee Tea snacks Crafts Wifi.
    Mrs Bennett - July 2016
    Had a great time on Skye scenery was beautiful area around croft was quiet and relaxing .Croft itself had a lot of very positive points and looked much better inside than from outside approach a little t.l.c. and it could be wonderful.
    Mrs Baillie - July 2016
    After a long trip form the eastcoast to the westcoast we arrived at Colquhoune's Byre. A great home with much more comfort than expected. A great view to the beach and inmediately we saw seals swimming in the bay. In the garden of the cottage we saw deer. A completly different world than we're used to in Holland. A great hollidayfeeling. 4 night we stayed and there is lot to do and walk in the surroundings. The ligthouse, weavers, red roof restaurant, fishing in the harbour, always great views. In the cottage we never missed anything and the biggest surprise was the kingsizebed. My length 6 foot 8 (2.04 m) was no problem.
    Mr De Groot - July 2016
    We really enjoyed staying here. It was a warm and cosy hideaway with all facilities we needed. The location was ideal and there are tremendous views out across the sea and nearby cliffs. Alos we witnessed some wonderful sky scenes!
    Mrs Rawling - June 2016
    We found everything we needed and enjoyed our time in the cottage. The fireplace is perfect and we think the sofa is renewed considering the previous reviews. The bed was comfortable and the seaview from the cottage was stunning. Only the sitting area in front of the house could be a little more comfortable (we had great weather...) and there is no table inside the cottage except two barstools. The bathroom is a little small but this is not a real problem.
    Mr Hegenberg - May 2016
    A very charming house where we enjoyed a peaceful and romantic stay. It is fully equiped, far beyond what we expected. The Neist point lighthouse is not far (by car) and really beautiful for a walk.
    Mr Octavian - May 2016
    The cottage was well prepared, clean and fairly well equipped. The bedroom was particularly lovely and the real log Fire a lovely touch. The shower room could possibly do with being upgraded and perhaps matching sets of wine glasses etc would be an extra nice touch Beautiful scenery and we met the housekeeper who was lovely and very helpful We would definitely return
    Ms Mcfarlane - April 2016
    Colquhoune's Byre is tastefully renovated and appointed. Bedroom is spacious with comfortable bed and good quality bed linen. Kitchen is also well appointed and the eating bar between kitchen and sitting was fine for 2 guests although perhaps a bit squashed .Sittng room had an excellent wood burning stove but a bit disappointing that wood was only supplied for first night. ( Fasgadh stores in Dunvegan had excellent bags of logs which solved the problem ) . Bathroom is a bit small and we would have preferred a bath but we were aware of that before we booked. We loved the site and it was great to be able to take the dog out in morning and walk round the large garden . We had previously stayed at the adjacent house ( Mandallagh cottage ) and may well return to Colqhoune's Byre in the future.
    Mr Tully - April 2016
    The cottage was delightful, with all amenities available. The area was lovely with some fantastic scenery and wildlife, great for nightlife photography as the sky is brilliant with stars, except of course on rainy/cloudy days nights Instructions to get to cottage from the Skye bridge, okay if you journey in daylight hours, however, the roads do seem endless, long windy and timed instructions don't really match what the actual is. At night as there is no street lighting, various landmarks such as post office etc are missed, so more careful directions would be extremely useful. Apart from that great thank you.
    Mrs Laishley - March 2016
    This space is a delight , a cocoon of tranquility with the open outlook over to the depth of charchter of dunvegan head and ocean beyond can't wait to get another chance to slide away from the stresses
    Mr Hyslop - February 2016
    The best self-catering property I have stayed at. Clean, well-furnished and always welcomingly warm on return, whatever the weather during my fortnight stay. Kitchen very well-equipped with utensils etc. that allowed me to cook, rather than just microwave ready meals. Washer-drier instead of the expected washing machine was a real bonus in the 4-seasons-a-day summer weather. Internet connection much better than expected from previous reviews, working well for e-mails and video-streaming. Unexpectedly good mobile phone signal from nearby mast. In a great location for coast-walks and bird-watching.
    Mr Neilson - July 2015
    Really lovely cottage in a fab location. Comfy, cosy, and well appointed.
    Mrs Smith - June 2015
    The croft was fantastic - very cosy and full of character. The local lady who cleaned it before my arrival did a fantastic job, and was very helpful in teaching me how to use the log burner. The views were beautiful and I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.   
    Rev Cowley - May 2015
    This is a charming rusticcottage for two in the north west of Skye. Very comfortable and has all the things you need.
    Ms Easton - April 2015
    Extra well équiped and so quiet
    Mr Cribier - April 2015
    A beautiful cosy cottage in an amazing setting. We would highly recommend Colquohunes Byre to couples looking for a romantic break away!
    Mrs Maclean - November 2014
    Brillant stay, lovely cottage in beautuful setting, would definitely book again if on isle of skye
    Mr Roddy - September 2014
    Lovely 4 day stay. Very peaceful, cottage well equipped. No wifi which was very disappointing as we were assured this would be available. Otherwise would highly recommend.
    Mr Mclaren - September 2014
    We loved the cottage. An amazingly comfortable bed with lovely linen. We definitely needed the fire to warm the sitting room area but it worked well. Nice touches in the bathroom. Very useful guide books. All in all pretty perfect - thank you!
    Mr Mayrhofer - September 2014
    I have already provided feedback regarding the misrepresentation in details. The cottage shares the plot and drive with another property. This impinges on the privacy and sitting on table shown in pictures. This is not shown in any of the pictures and I do not feel fits with description of being a romantic hideaway. Other properties in the location where in their own grounds. My second feedback regards internet/wifi access which was not there. This severely disrupted our holiday and I would not have booked this cottage if I had addition there was no phone signal at the cottage I had to walk down to the gate to receive and make calls.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for taking the time to let us have your thoughts on this house. I am sorry you were disappointed in the lack of seclusion for the cottage. I have reviewed our description and I am comfortable that we are clear on the location of the cottage and that it is one of two cottages in a hamlet. At no time do we say it is completely private and away from any other property. We do regret that the WiFi was not available to you, I understand there was a problem with this and Cottages & Castles will be sending you a voucher as compensation for the lack of WiFi for the lack of service during your stay. The owner was just made aware of this around the time of your booking and this has since been rectified. The mobile phone access is not something we can assist with as Skye has a varied signal that is location and weather dependant and very much a part of being in the Scottish Highlands. It is out with our control I am afraid."
    Mrs Bayliff - July 2014
    Colquhoune's Byre is a beautiful small cottage, with amazing view's. If you want to surprise your woman with a romantic weekend away then this is the place.
    Mr Cleland - July 2014
    Had a total getaway experience at the cottage. Beautiful view and isolated location. Well fitted out and equipped with quality linens and plenty of towels. Helpful keyholder Liff who has plenty of knowledge of the island. We had some fantastic days out, Neist Point at 5 in the morning seal watching. Coral beaches, Stein Inn was good in a lovely situation near to Skye Weavers. Very difficult walk to Dunvegan head but rewarded by a Golden Eagle. Fairy pools, Talisker brewery was worth a visit too. Tea rooms abound! Colqhounes Byre is not for those who want to be in the town, it's about as far from any services as you can imagine so make sure you stock up on essentials, we stopped off in Inverness but theres a big co op in Portree and we didn't eat in much anyway. The wildlife on the Island is amazing, we saw a school of dolphins just off the shore. We would love to go back to Skye and would definitely stay at the Cottage again. The only thing we need to mention is that the cottage information/ walks need updating urgently, as I mentioned the walk to Dunvegan head was terribly difficult on the return and we are regular walkers. Brilliant relaxing holiday thank you.
    Mr Barber - July 2014
    We really enjoyed our stay in the Byre. The location is beautiful with nice walks and the popular Neist Point nearby. The cottage has all you need and the host / contact person was super friendly and gave us some great tips.
    Miss Nielsen - June 2014
    The cottage is in a remote Corner of the Isle of Skye, which meens a lot of driving to get around. It doesn't mean there are no neighbors, however, with the next Cottage being just a few Yards away. The interior is very cozy, with a Wood-burning stove that was ready for lighting when we arrived. However, the advertised wifi did not work.
    Ms Riecke - June 2014
    Fantastic little cottage with all required facilities. Really wonderful place to chill out and relax. Stunning views and remote location was exactly what we were looking for. Definitely make a trip to Neist Point, the Fairy Pools and Lochbay Seafood Restaurant.
    Mr Whittaker - April 2014
    Absolutely nothing negative to say about this place. I am not normally one who writes reviews, however this place deserved one. The location is ideal and remote, the cottage is cosy and even in the driving rain and wind it kept in the heat once the fire was going. The whole place was spotless, the kitchen very well equipped, and the cottage had a great selection of books on local walks. The cottage does share a drive with another property however no windows overlook it and there was no one there for the whole week we stayed. We are not the type to keep going back to the same place on holiday, however this is somewhere we will heading back to for sure. On the note of other reviews, the sofa has been replaced for an extremely comfortable new one. Other local attractions I would recommend doing whilst on Skye are the Quaring walk, Corrie Lagan and a seafood shop near the Talikser Distillery, where we got 2 fresh lobsters for £15 and Oysters at a pound each. The dog towels were a great touch, however some people may need a portable heater to get the place warm whilst the fire does its job.
    Mr Allen - November 2013
    We have stayed in this lovely cottage many times now and it feels like home from home, but with stunning surroundings....and we'll probably be back next year.
    Mr Tursner-upcott - June 2013
    Nice and quiet place. Perfect for couples. Cottage comes with all necessary amenities. Please beware however that nearest shops and fuel stations are very far. It can also be quite cold in the first few days of the booking although the housekeeper had brought us a spare portable heater. There is also no internet or mobile phone coverage in that area.
    Dr Imrit - May 2013
    cottage is great, but please change the sofa, it is uncomfy!
    Miss Tyson - November 2012
    We had a fantastic time on Skye, and Colquhoune's Byre was perfect for the two of us. Really cosy and in a fantastic location, the cottage was warm, neat and tidy, and had everything we needed. Although there are neighbours all around it still feels very secluded. We had some great walks to Neist Point, the Old Man of Storr and in the Cuillin Hills, as well as some lovely days out in Portree. This was a fantastic holiday.
    Ms Doyle - September 2012
    Brilliant get away from it all place to stay. There is another property just in front of the Byre but you can not really see it and it is not a problem. The dog biscuits and towels were a great thought. It was warm and cosy. It was brilliant to sit outside on the bench and hear the waterfall across the bay. For only 2 people it was large enough for 2 weeks holiday. If you do not like remote it may not be for you. There is a shop 2 miles in Glendale and a shop in Dunvegan with a fabulous cake shop. We really enjoyed it.
    Mrs Pawley - July 2012
    Beautiful, quiet location with easy access to wonderful clifftop walks and wildlife. Shower and sofa could have been better but overall comfortable accommodation.
    Mr Dijkman - July 2012
    This is second time we have stayed here, and had really lovely time, but this time felt slightly disappointed with the cottage and I am not sure we would return. The cotttage on the whole was clean but the windows and mirrors were dirty and also their were cobwebs all over the property (velux window in kitchen) was thick with cobwebs. The outside of the cottage was scruffy and their was an old oven/fridge and door dumped in the garden. Also the owner need to replace the sofa. On the 2 occasions we have stayed, we have remarked at how uncomfortable and old it is. The cushions slip off onto the floor and you constatly have to re-make the sofa up with the 2 throws on it. If the sofa was changed and it was cleaned to a better standard, I would def return. i am not sure now it is value for money with other properties around. but little touches like the dog biscuits and towel are a nice touch. I hope you do pass these comments on.
    Mrs Roberts - April 2012
    A lovely welcoming cottage, especially liked the dog biscuits and dog towels - a nice suprise even though we came well prepared already. The cottage is very well stocked and has everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. However - please please please replace the sofa to something more comfortable (2 people sitting on it together and you just slide off) and remove the coffee table under the window (nest of tables is plenty) and get a folding dining table with 2 chairs - who wants to sit and have dinner on a bar stool staring into the kitchen? So sadly this spoilt it a little - otherwise a great place with great views. Bedroom is lovely and luxury bedding is understated, duvet and bedlinen are of the finest quality, didn't want to get up. January is a bit more difficult as most places are shut in the winter, but Skyeskins near Stein are open all year round and very welcoming and also offering tours of the tannery. Also highly recommend the local shop, which is superbly stocked considering its size and well worth supporting. Would definitly go back if they invested into new sofa and dining table.
    Miss Ruff - January 2012
    A fairly isolated spot in the north west corner of Skye, the cottage is ideal if you want to 'escape' for a week of relaxation. The cottage itself is well equipped and furnished with a very nice, modern kitchen. The only minor point for improvement would be the possible shortcomings of the electric heaters in the cottage that didn't really adequately heat the house (although the weather during our stay was particularly cold and wet, even by Skye standards!). The log burner does help this although it's obviously not possible to have this on the whole time. Other than this minor point, we had a very nice relaxing week, despite the weather!
    Mr Varty - December 2011
    What a magical wee place to escape to! Colquhoune's Byre had everything we needed, from the wood burning stove and amazingly comfy bed, to a well stocked kitchen and useful walk books and information. We were a bit worried having read about the bungalow in front in previous reviews, however although it perhaps hides a small part of the view, it itself is well hidden behind hedges and there is still a wonderful view from the front of the Byre. The perfect place to get away from the world and relax!
    Mrs Coull - September 2011
    Very well equipped and generous towels. Very comfortable bed with proper linen. Fantastic wood burning stove. Just a pity about the bungalow directly in front! A few more bin bags and loo roll could be provided.
    Mrs Murray - August 2011
    The cottage was very comfortable and character filled. The bed was dreamy with a wonderful aroma of lavender. Very clean throughout although the bathroom could possibly do with a bit of a spruce up. If we had any complaint at all it was a lack of saucepans - although we managed fairly well using the microwave, we were unable to have our favourite boiled eggs! The views from the cottage were lovely and a number of walks were fairly close by. All in all the perfect place for a 'get away from it all' break.
    Mr Soulsby - April 2011
    A stay at Colquhoune's Byre is a relaxing and restful time, just for two, very much away from it all, but reasonably close to a shop and of course the Three Chimneys. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need for your stay. The views are stunning, sunsets superb and the quiet is excellent... We have returned several times previously and we are coming back this year, which says it all really.
    Mr Tursner-upcott - June 2010