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Romantic Cottage In A Waterfront Setting With Unspoilt Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Aird Bernisdale, Near Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland - Ideal Base For Touring The Isle Of Skye

Skye Croft is bright and airy, featuring French doors onto a decking area overlooking the loch. Spend an afternoon curled up with a good book in our cosy living room; enjoy the view from the back deck or sip your tea at the picnic table whilst taking in the unspoilt views. Take a walk down to the shore front, or along to the point of the peninsula. Whistle or sing to attract the seals, as they are naturally curious creatures and it doesn't take them long to find you! Watch the Heron elegantly fish from the rocks and delight in the Oyster Catcher's amazing aerial displays. In the evenings, make sure you have your camera to hand. As the back garden faces West, be prepared for some astounding sunsets. No matter how you spend your holiday, you'll come away with lifelong memories to share with your family and friends.

*** Please note, Skye Croft is for a maximum of 2 adult guests only and we operate a strict No Pets policy ***

More Details

Gail Sherwood
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Gail Sherwood

I currently live and work in Central Scotland and take every opportunity I can to visit my little croft on Skye.

Why Gail Sherwood chose Isle of Skye

Since an early age, camping and caravanning on the West Coast of Scotland, it has been my dream since being a teenager to own my own little cottage on the waterfront in the Highlands & Islands. I love the natural ruggedness and the astounding sunsets that only the West coast can bring.

What makes this cottage unique

I get so excited about visiting Skye Croft, just like any holidaymaker. Nature is all around, be it wildlife, plant life, sea life, dramatic skies or dramatic weather! Being central to Portree, Dunvegan & Uig makes it ideal for taking days out and touring which is still something I love to do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carole & Roy - November 2014

Firstly Gail was amazing right from the start. Regularly sending emails about the Croft and local attractions. When we arrived at the Croft it was dark so couldn't see anything. When we woke the following morning, OH MY GOODNESS!!! I knew it was beautiful from the photo's I had seen, but they really don't do it justice. The scenery from the back garden was breathtaking. For November the weather was unbelievable, sunny, blue skies nearly all week. The colours around us were amazing. We had an abundance of wildlife right on our doorstep, from herons, to a colony of seals, so close we could hear them snorting. The sunsets were like something from a romantic film, so beautiful with all the reds and oranges. The stars were like nothing I have ever seen before, a complete blanket covering the sky just twinkling away, so many shooting stars too. Now for the croft itself. What can I say that hasn't been said on so many reviews except WOW!!!! I am running out of adjectives to describe our stay. Gail has perfected a little home from home, actually it's better than my home and my partner had to drag me kicking and screaming to leave. It was so cozy and warm, the log burner was gorgeous. The underfloor heating in the bathroom was most welcoming when a late night trip to the loo occurred. The shower is massive with piping hot water. Extremely comfortable bed, which was hard to get out of due to the comfort. The decor of the croft is spot on, everything has been thought of, the little finishing touches make it the ideal place to come back to after a day of exploring. I could go on and on about Gails beautiful piece of heaven. I have stayed in Scotland many times before, but I have never stayed somewhere that makes me want to pack up and move to the Isle of Skye immediately. I just want to say thank you for sharing Skye Croft with us all. We will definitely be returning ASAP :)

Christine & Olivier - November 2014

Fabuleuse île de Skye,logement parfait,très beaux maison est très bien tenu. L'intérieur est impeccable est très propre. La propriétaire a mis tous don cœur pour bien nous accueillir.

Jane & Ian - October 2014

I know that Ian wrote to you to say how much we enjoyed staying at your croft. I thought I would just add my appreciation.

You have converted it so beautifully. It’s soooo stylish and comfortable. The underfloor heating in the bathroom is pure luxury.

We were incredibly lucky with the weather – unbroken sunshine - but even if it had rained we would have been very snug and happy there.

The wildlife was a never ending fascinating show. We counted over 30 seals on the rocks directly in front of the croft one day and another day the heronry arrived with 27 additional herons joining our resident one. They are so funny the way they all stand on one leg facing the same direction. We saw masses of other birds and a golden eagle that tried to land on one of the little spruce in the garden.
May 2012
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Isle of Skye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bed with orthopaedic mattress and anti-allergenic bedding Touch sensitive lighting Radio alarm clock with mp3 connection Radiator
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: Shed available to guests, ideal for cycle storage, fishing & walking gear etc. Please note, we operate a No Smoking and No Pets policy inside the croft for the maximum comfort of future guests. Outside: Skye Croft offers the perfect base from which to explore the great outdoors. The croft sits on 1.2 acres of natural grounds and has it's own access down to the waterfront where you can set your small boat or kayak straight into the water for a paddle or spot of fishing. Just want to relax in the garden or on the shore front? Don't worry, you won't be disappointed. Wildlife abounds at Skye Croft, from bird watching to sea spotting, we are sure there is something you will love. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide linen, towels, electric, heating, firewood, mini toiletries, mini wines and starter coffee, tea & sugar — all the amenities you need for a relaxing retreat. Other: Deck area from French doors Picnic Table with chairs Grill Kota Hut with BBQ Easy access to the shore Shed (storage for bicycles and walking gear). Also inside the shed are: Extra chairs Fishing Rods


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Romantic Cottage In A Waterfront Setting With Unspoilt Views
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews

Great cottage with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing break at Skye Croft, the cottage has everything you need, most importantly though are the beautiful views and the abundance of wildlife - seals, otters, cormorants, herons, oyster catchers etc. we watched daily from the croft. We visited most areas of Skye during our stay, the cottage is in a great position for touring the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting

  • 4 of 5

Dear Gail thank you we had a lovely holiday.We enjoyed walking on Skye and the setting of the croft was perfect. The Croft itself had everything we needed,however a rubbish bin in the kitchen would have been useful.

Thank you again Francis Rush

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Warm and comfortable. Well presented and excellent location

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A wonderful little Croft to gain a true feeling of living in Scotland in a toasty rural environment.

  • 5 of 5

We came a long way from Melbourne but it was truely worth the journey. What a absolutely great way to experience the true Scotland. Many thanks Gail.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Ellen Geoff Seaham county Durham

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Croft beautiful views cleanliness excellent everything about the Croft is 1st class our second stay and will return

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Fabulous place to spend a week. .. or more.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Skye Croft from the moment we actually saw it for the first time at the end of the road to locking the door and having to leave after our weeks stay.

We spent as much time as we could at the cottage, in the garden, in the Kotor Hut, at the waters edge and on the peninsula. ... so we didn't see all that Skye has to offer.... we'll just have to go again. ... and again.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Only a few footsteps from Skye Croft take you to the natural rocky and rugged shoreline.


The croft is ideally situated, being only 9 miles West of the Isle of Skye's colourful harbour town of Portree, the capital of the island, where full shopping facilities include: supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, boat trips and a tourist information centre.

Approx 14 miles North of Skye Croft lies Uig, a small harbour town set in a stunning sheltered bay. From here you can take a ferry trip over to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Further Details:

Salmon Fishing available on the River Snizort approx 2 miles.

Horse Riding centre approx 3 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of £100 is required at the time of booking per week booked.
Balance payments will be due 6 weeks prior to your stay.
Check-in time is 4 pm, check-out time is 10am.
Please note, we operate a No Smoking and No Pets policy inside the croft for the maximum comfort of future guests.

Changeover Day: Saturday
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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