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Cottage Close To Sea Shore With Sea and Mountain Views, 8 miles from Portree.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Peinachorran, Isle of Skye, 2 Minutes Walk To The Shore. Only 8 miles to Portree, Skye's capital.

Gramarye cottage, a traditional two bedroom former croft-house, recently re-furbished and positioned in a large enclosed garden, is located eight miles south of Portree at Peinachorran, Braes. In a spectacular location less than 100 meters from the shoreline the seaward facing cottage offers unparalleled views across the Sound of Raasay to the Isle of Raasay and on towards the Scottish mainland. Gramarye Cottage is located in the rural crofting township of Peinachorran, tucked just below the road as the Peinachorran sign is passed, facing the stunning view out to the Isle of Raasay and the mainland beyond. Set within a mature terraced garden of a third of an acre the cottage has access through a garden gate to the shore line with a vista that ranges from the sandy beaches of An Aird, to the extinct volcano on Raasay, the wildness of Scalpay and the magnificence of the Red Cuillin. Portree, the largest town on the island, is only ten minutes by car offering supermarkets, two petrol stations, banks, shops and a Tourist Information Centre. From the road, a sweeping path of gradually descending broad steps leads to the front door of the cottage.

If you wish to book with us and you intend to invite your four legged friend for a holiday please let us know before booking. We welcome one small well behaved dog .

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jane stevenson
Member since: 2015
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:
February 19, 2018

About jane stevenson

I share a love of adventurous outdoor activities and always want to try new things. I love mountain walking and have completed numerous long distance walks in Europe and the UK. A sea kayaking lesson at Plockton was a great day out on the water. Hector a small working cocker spaniel shares all the activities of Skye and even though he is the grand age of 12 he still acts like a puppy when his paws hit Skye soil. Hector's great love of Scotland is the rather abundant bog mud in which he tries to fully immerse himself at every available opportunity much to my horror! Sadly the mud sticks to his fluffy coat and he is still wearing it three weeks later........

jane stevenson purchased this cottage in 2011

Why jane stevenson chose Isle of Skye

Gramarye Cottage was purchased in late 2011 because of a love of wild landscapes, outdoor activities, mountains and coastline and the Isle of Skye offers it all in abundance. Skye and the Scottish Highlands offer an accessible remoteness and a scarcity of people on the hills. The variety of the landscapes across the Isle of Skye offer great opportunities to explore and enjoy a wide range of pursuits. Just ask if you want to know where to walk as I have undertaken several dozen of all shapes and sizes and can recommend a few depending on the length of walk you wish to do and where you wish to do it!!!!

What makes this cottage unique

The hardest part of a visit to the cottage is leaving at the end of every holiday! I love the sea and the mountains and the biggest attraction of the cottage is that it is 100 metres from the sea shore, offering views of the surrounding mountains from the garden, tranquil peace and quiet, yet it is only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Portree . Walk out of the garden gate and down to the seashore, with views to the Isle of Raasay, the mainland beyond and across to the Red Cuillin. Follow the shore north and within 15 minutes walk reach the silver sands of the beach at An Aird or walk straight from the cottage up to Ben Lee and down the other side to the Sligachan Hotel for a quick pint and then back along the paths by the side of Loch Sligachan.


Isle of Skye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The modern bathroom features a toilet, sink and over the bath shower. A tumble dryer is also tucked in an alcove under the stairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Travel Cot can be requested to be erected in either bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs traditional "V" lined walls and ceilings have been retained in keeping with the original character of the croft. A spacious landing leads to two light and airy bedrooms, a double and a twin with stunning sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: When making your booking please let us know if you would like the travel cot or stair gate set up before your arrival. Gramarye Cottage is heated by night storage heaters and wall mounted panel heaters throughout. One small well behaved dog is welcome, please notify us at the time of booking. We request that they remain downstairs, stair gates can be provided if required. We will however need to make a charge of £20 per stay to cover thorough cleaning of the cottage following your departure. This ensures our next guests find no trace of pets having been there. Outside: Gramarye Cottage is surrounded by a large mature fenced garden. The garden is laid mostly to lawn with a number of terraces offering perfect locations to savour the view whilst enjoying that long lazy breakfast, relaxed picnic lunch or barbecuing the day’s catch for dinner. There is a small, lockable shed (containing garden games and a Weber barbecue) suitable for secure bicycle storage. The beach can be accessed from the garden via a gate and a short (100m) path offering a world of exploration. Alternatively walk directly from the cottage to the top of Ben Lee and on to the Slichagan Hotel (for a refreshing drink and bite to eat) and back along the loch shore to. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / : Down duvets and pillows are offered in the double bedroom (hypo-allergenic bedding is available on request) and both rooms are furnished with Laura Ashley linens. All towels and other linen requirements are provided. Other: The sun room, a warm and cosy space equipped with a wood burning stove offering unparalleled views across the sea, is the perfect place to start and finish your day whilst watching for wildlife, looking out for seals, eagles, porpoises, whales and otters.


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Cottage Close To Sea Shore With Sea and Mountain Views, 8 miles from Portree.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Idyllic winter holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place, quiet peaceful just what the body needs after a busy year! Some lovely invigorating walks, Skye really is a lovely place to explore. thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy property. Beautiful views. Would definitely visit again.

  • 5 of 5

There was a welcome basket on our arrival, which was lovely. The cottage was clean and warm. The beds were lovely and comfortable and the rooms were a good size. The cottage is perfectly situated, right on the beach, with amazing views and access to long, beautiful walks. We all had a lovely time, including our dog!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cosy well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great stay at the cottage. Very cosy with two log burners & all the white goods, linen & kitchen equipment you would expect in a well appointed modern home.

This offers great value for money & comes highly recommended.



  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place, warm, cozy and has every thing you need for a home from home. Fabulous views, peaceful and in a great position to explore the Island , thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Located in a perfect position overlooking the bay. So quiet and peaceful, yet not too far from Portree to access shops/restaurants etc. It is extremely comfortable and warm and very well equipped. Everything you could wish for to make a perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia

Great views and very peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed and was nice and cosy. It was very peaceful as it is away from all the tourists and has great views from the sunroom, loungeroom and kitchen. The location is closest to Portree and central to most of the Isle so made getting around easy although you definitely need a car. The bed was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
117 Miles
Inverness Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
37.5 Miles
Skye Bridge joins Skye to the mainland
Nearest Golf
17.5 Miles
Sconser Golf Club
Nearest Train
39 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
149 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Walk from the garden to the shore
Car: necessary


The shore can be accessed from the garden via a gate and a short (100m) walk. The shore access opens up the opportunities to explore the locality, turn right and you can view Scalpay, the Red and Black Cuillin, turn left and within 15 minutes you can walk to An Aird, a perfectly secluded silver sandy beach with a promontory that offers sea caves, natural arches, seal spotting and for those with a head for heights a number of short graded sea cliff climbs.


Inverness Airport is 116 miles and is two hours drive from the cottage. Glasgow airport is 210 miles and a 5 hour drive. Car hire is available at the airport or in Portree. It is possible to take the overnight Caledonian sleeper train to Inverness or Fort William where hire cars are available. To enjoy all the wonderful sights and experiences whilst on the Isle of Skye it is recommended that visitors have access to a car.


Portree - 7 m

Kyle of Lochalsh - 37 m

Fort William - 111 m

Inverness - 116 m

Glasgow Airport - 210 m

Further Details:

Portree, the island’s capital, only 7 miles away or 10 minutes drive has two supermarkets, a small one in the town centre and a larger one just outside Portree on the Uig road.

The town has a tourist information centre, several banks, petrol station, gift shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaways and bakeries. The garages and supermarkets sell firewood, kindling and firelighters. The supermarkets are open until 10pm every evening.

There are several fish and chip shops, sea food restaurants, Indian and Chinese restaurants, Italian style pizza restaurant - all offering a takeaway service.

Boat trips from Portree harbour depart several times a day to view the local and visiting wildlife including the opportunity to feed the local sea eagles from the boat (if they are hungry…early morning trip recommended). Boat trips also depart from Portree and Elgol for daily visits to the surrounding islands.

Portree has a leisure centre offering a swimming pool and gym open to visitors.

There is a beautiful walk along the coast from Portree around Scorrybreac from which you can view Portree and the Old Man of Storr .

Visit the Talisker distillery at Carbost and sample the local whisky, or descend the steps to the beach at Staffin to view the dinosaur footprints.

Cycle hire is available in Portree.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.9

Booking Notes:
Secure payment can be made by using PayPal - please note you do not need to have a PayPal account. Please contact us if you wish to book more than two weeks. Please make sure you have confirmed that the week(s) you want are free before making a payment. By making a payment you are deemed to have read and understood the terms and conditions of the let

Changeover Day:
Gramarye Cottage is available to rent all the year round. The changeover day is Saturday, but we can be flexible out of season. Entry to the cottage is after 4pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate by 10.00am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
One small well behaved dog is welcome, please notify us at the time of booking. We request that they remain downstairs, stair gates can be provided if required. We will however need to make a charge of £20 per stay to cover thorough cleaning of the cottage following your departure. This ensures our next guests find no trace of pets having been there.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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