• Spectacular views across the sea to mainland Scotland.
• Superb location – close to Quiriang Mountain range, old man of storr, Kilt Rock, Lealt Falls Viewing platform, Fairy Glen, Dinosaur footprints at both Staffin beach & brothers point, Staffin Dinosaur Museum & Uig.
• 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
• More living space - 88 Square Metres (920 Sq Ft.)
• Private Garden
• Large fully equipped kitchen
• Separate Living room with flat screen smart TV
• Linen provided
• Towels provided
• Washing machine and tumble dryer
• Free Wi Fi
• Free Private parking
Driftwood Cottage is a detached former Blackhouse built in 1890, recently renovated to a modern standard, providing Self catering for 4 persons in 2 bedrooms. The cottage occupies a stunning hillside location above Staffin Bay with spectacular views across the sea to mainland Scotland. Situated in the crofting village of Staffin just 25 minutes from Portree, Driftwood Cottage makes an ideal base for exploring the Trotternish Peninsula and the whole of Skye.
The property is the owners former family home which they lived in from 2010 -2016 and consequently ‘oozes’ a wonderful homely charm. The family pride themselves on attention to detail to ensure that every need is catered for and relaxation is paramount.
The Kitchen/Dining Room 29Sq Metres / 310 Sq Ft.
This spacious but cosy kitchen in our opinion is the best room in the cottage – light and airy, it offers the best views and has been left as a wonderfully functional family kitchen. The ‘Stanley Rayburn’ cooker/boiler and large oak dining table, make this a warm and comforting room for socialising. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob/electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer & dishwasher.
The Living Room 12 Sq Metre / 120 Sq. Ft.
This room offers wonderful views and is warm and comfortable. A flat screen smart TV and DVD player is available as well as a selection of games and books. There is plenty of space to stretch out on the sofas after a day’s walking/sightseeing.
The Family Bathroom
The family bathroom for the cottage is located downstairs, next to the Utility/Boot Room and has a bathtub with shower, toilet and wash basin.
A washing machine and separate tumble dryer is provided and this room is also useful to store muddy boots and wet coats. An iron and ironing board is also provided. There is also a desk in this room and telephone which can recieve calls and make local calls free of charge.
Bedroom 1 (18sq. Metre / 195 Sq Ft.)
Boasting wonderful views of Staffin Bay and mainland Scotland, the first bedroom offers spacious and comfortable accommodation, with a Super King Size bed 6ft 8 inch x 6ft (205cm x 182cm), inbuilt wardrobe, Chest of Drawer, Dressing table. Velux adjustable blackout blinds, a necessity in the summer when its only dark between 2330hrs and 0230am!
Bedroom 2 (13.5q. Metre / 145 Sq Ft.)
This lovely twin-bedded room also boasts magnificent views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Slightly smaller than the other bedroom, this room benefits from an attached toilet and small washbasin.
2 Twin beds 39 inches x 80 inches (100cm x 205cm)
Velux adjustable blackout blinds.
Total Combined living area of house including bedrooms & bathroom is 88 Square Metres (920 Sq Ft.)
Driftwood Cottage sits in a large enclosed garden with a small gate that leads down to the beach at Staffin Bay. A patio with outdoor seating, allows you to sit and soak up the view on a sunny day.
The Cottage is equipped with free wireless superfast fibre broadband and a telephone for local calls. There is a strong mobile phone signal from most rooms.
Driftwood Cottage is perfect for a family or 2 couples who are looking for that little bit extra, with comfortable accommodation offering more freedom and flexibility than a hotel. If you want to get away from the fast pace of life and feel the need to recharge your batteries, plan your trip to the magical Isle of Skye and make Driftwood Cottage your home from home.
There is a Fishmonger who comes to Staffin every Tuesday to sell fresh fish and seafood – contact the owners and they’ll arrange for him to come to the Cottage!
We are a 3 hour drive from Inverness and Fort William via the Skye road bridge (toll free), 4.5 hours from Perth, 6 hours drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh and 9 hours drive from Manchester. We would recommend anyone driving from the London or the south of England do an overnight stop around Carlisle or Stirling.