Broadford is a nice village with most of what you would need at hand, Post Office, Co-op, Chemists, coffee shops etc. There are a number of excellent walks suitable for most family members easily at hand and if you want a bigger challenge then, of course, Skye has that in spades. The cottage is sideways on to Skye's principal thoroughfare with some buses easily at hand. This means you don't have to walk back to where you started from provided you are sufficiently organised with the bus timetable. The back of the cottage goes straight from the garden to the beach with a lovely view of the local mountain. Excellent double glazing means that you don't hear traffic. The cottage is practically furnished to deal with dogs and children if needs be. We loved it.
We (a family of 4) stayed at Willowbank over a wettish weekend in October. I have to thank Lara for all her patience answering daft questions before arrival and for leaving a lovely welcome pack (including tasty bread and delicious coffee - spot on!). The house was spacious, spotlessly clean and homely - we felt relaxed immediately - and was really well-equipped. Great to have an espresso machine. We loved the quirky layout, which made the most of the wonderful views from the back. It was easy to get around the island from there too and we went for several rather damp walks - I have never seen so many rainbows. We only wish we could have stayed longer, but work called us to the Cairngorms. We very much hope to be able to return; we absolutely loved the house and Skye.
My wife booked this cottage as surprise birthday gift for a week away when I turned a significant age (my username probably gives it away). What can I say, the cottage is just fantastic, well equipped, spotlessly clean, spacious and with magnificent views across the bay. We didn’t want to leave.
Lara was excellent with communications, leaving essential provisions and making sure everything was ready for our stay.
The accommodation is dog friendly which was pivotal to our decision to book so we could take our dog along for the trip. Also, there are plenty of spare bedrooms if you invite family or friends to join you as we did.
We liked it so much we booked again for next year as soon as we got home! Highly recommended!
Beautiful location on the water. Artisan bread waiting on the table and eggs and butter in the fridge. Cottage was immaculate. A fabulous stay. Hope to go again!
This wonderful house is situation right on the beach with views that you could only dream of. The house is full of charm from the cozy sitting room to the extra large first story living room with views out to the sea. We couldn't ask for a better home for our stay on Skye which was for our sons wedding.
Lara has thought of just about everything that you may need for your stay. There are children's games, maps of the island and a welcome pack full of information about the area. It was a joy to find some essentials such as milk, bread etc which after a long journey was fantastic. Thank you Lara!
I would recommend staying at this beautiful house if you are looking for peace and quite and a base for traveling around Skye.
This is a great house for a family trip away with lots of different living spaces, including a snug. And it's pet friendly, which is great too. The garden goes down onto the beach and the views into Broadford Bay are lovely. Broadford is also a great base for traveling about Skye and it has good amenities and some pubs and cafes in walking distance.