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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Isabel S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Gorgeous cottage with glorious views”
Reviewed October 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This architect designed cottage is really lovely, it feels spacious and is fitted out to a very high standard. The cottage is only 5-10 minutes drive to a supermarket and to all the restaurants shops and cafes in Portree but it feels very private and secluded. It's in a great central place for exploring the whole of Skye. The owners had left us a note and they made us feel very welcome. We felt so relaxed that we just stayed in for the first day and admired the cottage and the beautiful views over fields river and hills. We hope to stay here again.

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Paranoya1...
Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“We will be coming back!”
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We just came back from our week away in Scotland - 4 of the nights we stayed at Skeabost Wood cottage. In short - this cottage is absolutely excellent! The only reason why I was upset was because it wasn't mine :)

The cottage is well positioned, only 5 minutes from main town on the Isle of Skye, yet it is tucked away in a little wood. You cannot see the road and people on the road can't see into the house. That's quite important as there are no curtains (you don't need them because the view is simply superb).

The inside is beautifully furnished, kitchen fully stocked with all the utensils and appliances that you will ever need. And the quality of everything inside is VERY good - we're talking Miele fridge and Le Creuset pots and pans.

The only slight slight criticism is the quality of the duvet & pillow, it felt like they were synthetic. But other than that the cottage is fantastic, a real find, and I think that's the only place I will ever pick again when staying on Skye.. Thank you!

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auntiepam...
Atlanta
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed September 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The house was obviously designed by an architect: beautiful, clever use of space. Windows and large skylights in every room give lovely views of hills, river, and pasture with grazing sheep. Minimalist decoration and furniture (some handmade) compliment the architectural style of the house. The kitchen is spacious, completely and thoughtfully furnished with everything anyone could ever need. Top quality linens are provided. The beds, one queen and two singles, are very comfortable. Having a powder room on the first floor was a great idea.
The house is centrally located on the island, about a ten minute drive from Portree --- close enough to be convenient yet away from the tourist crowds.
I've stayed in several VRBO apartments and houses and none is superior to Skeabost Wood Cottage. It is truly outstanding.

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Liked best: equally the view and the beautiful design of the house
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Blackheath, Australia
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: Large windows
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: Location and property itself
Liked least: Having to leave!!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Mark M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Super Relaxing Holiday Home from Home!!!!!!!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This cottage was all you could wish for, lovely interior great views.
The cottage always felt large and roomy. Kids loved the bedroom. and the woods outside.
although we were not cold we did light the log fire, the flames at night gave a wonderful light to the living space. My wife and daughter who are keen bakers, loved the amount of equipment and utensils that were to hand. my son and i took up the challenge to eat the brownies freshly baked.

the cottage is as described only 5 miles from Portree. Not to far from the centre of Skye but far enough away to feel that you were on your own.
we will definitely be aiming to return,

Many thanks to Charles for the telephone call prior to setting out on the Friday. lovely chat.
congratulations on this wonderful home.

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Liked best: kids loved the forest, mum loved the kitchen and sofa, all loved the brownies
Liked least: no microwave
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ANDERCand...
Logan, Utah
1 review
“Absolutely Wonderful”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This lovely home is well made and well furnished. We particularly enjoyed the decor that incorporated local art and books as well as historical items and information about Skye. The owner provided notebook answered any questions we had about the property and also gave recommendations. Amenities were wonderful.
The only downside to our visit was that it had to come to an end. Skye is one of our most favorite places on earth and we'll be back!

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Liked best: The style and amenities
Liked least: No screened windows or doors for airflow (too many bugs if you open the windows)
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