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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Bungalow
Superbly presented bungalow in stunning location, set within 17 acres of private croft land with gated seashore frontage. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, comfortable lounge, well-equipped kitchen and amazing conservatory with MAGNIFICENT views to The Outer Hebrides.Discover our wonderful waterfalls & enjoy the luxury of wandering down the croft, along the seashore to the Stein Inn or Loch Bay restaurant (one Michelin star) for dinner! Situated in the quiet rural peninsula of Waternish in the North-West of Skye, Lusta Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the region, or just relaxing. Enjoy just sitting and watching the weather change from the conservatory with its spectacular sea views. Take time to explore our wonderful croft - 17 acres of grassland including ruins of the old croft co...Superbly presented bungalow in stunning location, set within 17 acres of private croft land with gated seashore frontage. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, comfortable lounge, well-equipped kitchen and amazing conservatory with MAGNIFICENT views to The Outer Hebrides.Discover our wonderful waterfalls & enjoy the luxury of wandering down the croft, along the seashore to the Stein Inn or Loch Bay restaurant (one Michelin star) for dinner! Situated in the quiet rural peninsula of Waternish in the North-West of Skye, Lusta Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the region, or just relaxing. Enjoy just sitting and watching the weather change from the conservatory with its spectacular sea views. Take time to explore our wonderful croft - 17 acres of grassland including ruins of the old croft cottage and outbuildings, the steepsided gorge with the burn running down it, leading to numerous waterfalls. Walk through the gate at the bottom of the croft, and a short walk along the beach will bring you to the historic village of Stein, boasting the 18th century Stein Inn and the renowned Loch Bay Seafood restaurant. A small selection of our amazing Guest Book Comments: "Lusta Cottage has been a great, comfortable,handy base for an exploration of Northern Skye. Indeed the view is so fantastic that we have found it hard to get out on the road! ..............We have had a really good goliday. Skye is an amazing place - but I havn't seen anywhere I would prefer to have stayed. Lusta Cottage is the best! Thank you Craig & Sue. We'll hope to return." A, L & D Peters, Bath "This cottage is simply superb............." V.Jain Bombay,India "Lovely cottage with the most amazing views - fabulous. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this beautiful island" L & E Fulton, Scarborough "First holiday on Skye! Amazing in every way! Lusta Cottage is a happy place" V & D Walker, Scarborough “What a wonderful cottage. View to die for - best we've seen anywhere in the world!......comfy beds & well equipped kitchen – what more can one ask for? THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!” L&M (Yorks) "Lusta Cottage certainly has the "wow factor".........a delightful weeks holiday, Thank you." ".......a superbly presented cottage as usual. Once again we enjoyed Lusta Cottage...." Josephine & Charles (Hampshire) "Great to be back on Skye again. Been coming to Waternish for years. First time to Lusta Cottage though, and what a fantastic place. Views from conservatory superb and just finished breakfast while watching two Sea-Eagles....." Steve & Jacqui (Aberdeen) ".........Lusta Cottage a great find!...." Steve & Sue (Staffordshire) "We have been coming to Skye for many years. Lusta Cottage has the best view from the conservatory of any place we have stayed before.........breakfast in the conservatory is a joy." Alison & Ian (Glasgow) "Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage. It was very comfortable & warm & provided us with everything we needed and more. Fantastic luxury to be able to wander down your "garden" to Lochbay Sea Food Restaurant for dinner!" Alison & Paul (Bedford) "Our 5th year at Lusta. Lovely to be back again for a relaxing holiday.......Lusta cottage very welcoming and comfortable as always. Hope to be back again.....Many thanks" Pam, John & Cathie (Bucks) "A well equipped cottage , with an amazing conservatory that is a peaceful place to sit and watch the everchanging weather!......the children enjoyed walking down to the sea and playing in the freedom of lots of space. The views are just breathtaking we will return!" Tim, Lisa & children (Lancashire) "Perfect location for a few days relaxing! Everyone we have met has been so friendly & helpful ....The cottage is great - the right level of comfort & homeliness & everything you might need in kitchen & entertainment. See you again soon." Chris & Steve (Renfrewshire) "....We all thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definately return and recommend to friends. Everything we could have needed was provided -so thank you very much." Emma, Rob & Amelia "Waterfall, 'swimming pool' and sitting on rocks on beach at bottom of garden were all amazing." Phil, Liam & Murnane (Tyne and Wear)
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
House Rules For Canine Companions Well behaved dogs are welcome at Lusta with prior permission Don’t allow dirty/wet dogs in the house Keep dogs off the furniture Ensure house is thoroughly vacuumed before you leave Do not leave dogs alone in the property Walk dogs on the lead on croft, away from sheep Pick up dog mess from garden and dispose in sealed bags in the grey wheelie bin. Upon departure the inner garden will be inspected and must be 100% clean from dog mess to allow deposit return
Bedrooms
1 Double4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Craig / Sue N
Hosting since April 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe cottage will be prepared and made ready for you from 5pm on the day of your arrival, by our housekeeper who lives locally. If the housekeeper is not at the house when you arrive, the front door will be unlocked - please make yourselves at home and enjoy your stay. Sadly we are not able to meet you in person, but you are welcome to call us on the contact number listed on the notice board in the kitchen if you have any questions or need us to resolve any problems. In the event of an emergency, our good friends over the road at Lorgill will be happy to help.

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Reviews (60)
ISABRADLEY
ISABRADLEY
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
We loved the views and the coziness! We would love to come back!
The house has the most amazing views and have everything you may need to have a fantastic stay. It was my son’s birthday and I was resigned to buy a cheap cake at the local Coop but we found everything here to make a lovely cake. Beds are really comfy, very warm and it was great to have teenagers on the other “flat” as we called it. After many hours travelling together was great to have them locked somewhere else.
Visited December 2023
Written December 31, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Larry B
Larry B
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom1 contribution
Wonderful place in Stein overlooking Lochbay
Lusta Cottage is wonderful. The views are amasing and the house is charming and comfortable. We lived in the sunny south-facing conservatory, watching the view change by the minute. And it's one of my favourite places on Skye to visit. Can't wait to get back.
Visited August 2023
Written September 25, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anne_LarryY
Anne_LarryY
Dallas, TX15 contributions
Wonderful house with amazing views
The views from this house are unbelievably beautiful! The house itself had everything we needed and was very comfortable and was a great base for all our exploring. We could have sat all day in the glassed-in solarium just to enjoy the view, though!
Visited September 2023
Written September 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GoPlaces310925
GoPlaces310925
1 contribution
Very comfortable cottage with stunning Skye views
Lusta Cottage is beautifully clean and comfortable with stunning panoramic views. We really enjoyed our weekend break here and there is lots to see and do in the vicinity. The walk down the hill with direct access to the shore is lovely.
Visited August 2023
Written August 31, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist773114
Tourist773114
Thank you for the lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lusta Cottage!
Written September 24, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yafit S
Yafit S
1 contribution
Great Cottage in amazing location
Cottage is amazing, well equipped and has stunning view. Close to many locations on the island. Perfect for family stay. We cooked several times as there are not many restaurants in the island and usually full if you don’t reserve in advance, and kitchen had everything needed for this.
Visited August 2023
Written August 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist773114
Tourist773114
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lusta Cottage.
Written September 24, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christophe R
Christophe R
1 contribution
Nice house
Nice house. Comfortable and well equipped. The view from the veranda is wonderful. The third bedroom is not connected to the other rooms.
Visited July 2023
Written July 31, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist773114
Tourist773114
Thank you for the lovely review - much appreciated. Yes the 3rd bedroom with ensuite is in the annexe, this is as advertised but we appreciate some details can be overlooked during booking. We are so pleased with your 5* review - thank you Sue & Craig xx
Written August 5, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jamie N
Jamie N
3 contributions
Relaxing break
Very peaceful with amazing views, Stein Inn great and plenty of choice for meals at Dunvegan which is a short drive away. Hope to return to Skye and would definitely book Lusta Cottage again. The cottage is very comfortable and has a good outdoor space.
Visited May 2023
Written May 12, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist773114
Tourist773114
Thank you very much for the lovely review! We're so pleased you had an enjoyable trip to the amazing Isle of Skye and would be delighted to welcome you back to Lusta Cottage, Waternish.
Written June 3, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bob C
Bob C
1 contribution
Stunning location, comfortable
The view from the conservatory is simply stunning, looking out over Loch Bay to the Outer Hebrides on the skyline 25 miles away. The Stein Inn is within walking distance and the cottage is well placed to explore the Waternish and Trotternish peninsulars. It's well equiped and comfortable, with plenty of space for our party of 6. There's no phone signal, but the WiFi worked well. We certainly want to return.
Visited July 2021
Written September 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist773114
Tourist773114
Dear Bob, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Lusta Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Our best tip for a mobile signal is to stand by the window in conservatory or walk onto the croft - but very glad to hear the WiFi was working well. Best regards Sue and Craig
Written September 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kudu_59
kudu_59
Tonbridge, United Kingdom70 contributions
Superb holiday
We had a fantastic week at Lusta Cottage - helped hugely by wonderful weather. The cottage is excellent - well equipped with everything we needed, and it was really wonderful sitting in the conservatory with such fantastic views. The children (18,20 & 22!!) had great fun crabbing off the jetty at Stein. We also had some excellent meals at the Inn. The best day of our week was kayaking around Loch Bracadale - our guide had never seen the sea so still! And my best moment was walking down towards the cliffs on the far side of the peninsular and disturbing two Golden Eagles, who rose up before me in a slight tangle of wings, before soaring off into the distance! All in all a great place to stay, and a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much Craig and Sue.
Visited August 2021
Written September 18, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist773114
Tourist773114
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you had a wonderful holiday at Lusta Cottage. The kayaking and sighting of Golden Eagles are both our wish list! We look forward yto welcoming you back soon. best wishes Sue and Craig
Written September 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Go04004151959
Go04004151959
1 contribution
Stunning views across to the Outer Hebrides. Fantastic sunsets.
When we first spotted this property on the website the view sold it to us instantly and we were not disappointed. We had 7 fantastic days with great weather. My only negative comments is that the property is a little dated (but you can see this from the photographs, so it wasn't a surprise) and we had problems with a couple of the locks on interior doors jamming, of which we informed the owners. We had a great stay and would recommend this property to others.
Visited August 2021
Written September 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tourist773114
Tourist773114
Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation. We are delighted that you had a great stay at Lusta Cottage. We totally agree with your comments - the photographs on the website are intended to be an accurate reflection and do show the decor as slightly dated. The cottage was redecorated inside and out within the last 2 years and we had planned a revamp to the furnishings in 2020/21 but had to postpone due to the uncertainty and travel restrictions. Thank you for letting us know about the interior door locks - they have now been sorted out - our apologies for an inconvenience. We hope we can welcome you back to Lusta Cottage soon. Best regards Sue and Craig
Written September 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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About the neighbourhood
Waternish is a fabulous place to use either as your base for exploring Skye or simply for enjoying the local amenities and relaxing in the peace and tranquility of the area. It is the central of the most prominent peninsulas to project north west into the Minch. It is an extremely pretty area with much croftland and forestry overlooking stunning sea views at every turn. There are several places within a few miles of Lusta Cottage that are worth a visit. These include Fairy Bridge dating from the early 1800s and apparently named because it was believed to be the haunt of fairies ........rumour has it that the Chief MacLeod was given the famous Fairy Flag by his fairy wife (before she left him returning to her own people) to be waved only three times if the MacLeod Clan were in danger. The flag has been waved on two occasions and is now kept in Dunvegan Castle. At nearby Trumpan (5 minute drive from Lusta Cottage) you will find the remains of Trumpan Church where almost the entire Waternish population were massacred in the church in 1578 as a result of clan warfare between the MacLeods and the MacDonalds from the neighbouring island of Uist in the Outer Hebrides. There is a fantastic viewing area opposite here where you can enjoy superb sunsets. The churchyard itself has to be one of the most spectacular places to be buried in the world!Nearby you will find the path leading to the Waternish lighthouse for those of you who enjoy walking. Leaving Waternish, it is only a short 15 minute drive to the village of Dunvegan where you will find the magnificent Dunvegan Castle, home to the MacLeod Clan. The Castle and its beautiful gardens are open to the public and well worth a visit. There are also small seal boat trips that can be taken from here (one of our annual favourites!) and fishing trips that can also be organised from here. Parts of the castle can also be hired for social events and weddings. It is also possible to drive from here along the banks of Loch Dunvegan and then walk a reasonably short distance by foot until you come to the beautiful Coral Sands beach.The social focal point of Waternish is easily the Stein Inn, just a short walk down the Lusta cottage croft. There are also local Ceildhs (Scotttish Dancing and live music) held several times during the year at Waternish Village Hall.We are very fortunate to have both the Stein Inn and the Loch Bay Sea food restaurant within walking distance from the cottage (approx. 0.75 mile by road or a 10minute walk down the croft). The Stein serves excellent food in their splendid bar area as well as in their non- smoking restaurant. The Loch Bay Sea food restaurant is renowned on the island for its sea food specialities. Reservations are recommended for both. The Stein also has a very pleasant pub garden which fronts the loch – perfect for watching sunsets over the bay. There are no food shops, or indeed any shops at Waternish except for art and craft shops/galleries (see below)Sunday Papers can be ordered in advance from the Stein Inn!Portree has the CoOp slightly out of town on the Dunvegan road. This is the largest supermarket on the island and sells pretty much everything you need. In Portree town itself there is a butchers, small supermarket, newsagents and toy shop, pet shop, hardware shop, Boots chemist, camera shop, florist, chocolate shop and various other sports and tourist shops together with some great coffee shops (our favourite is Café Ariba). Jans Vans is also out on the Dunvegan Road and is a huge hardware/garden store that sells all sorts of useful things!Dunvegan has a small general store, two bakers with coffee shops, a chippy, a health food shop,and a fishing tackle and gun shop together with a few restaurants/hotels and tourist shops.There is a Royal Mail post box approximately 100 metres from the cottage where mail is usually collected at least once a day.Local Art and Craft shops and Galleries < Skye Skyns, a 5* tourist board award exhibition tannery run by Clive and Lydia. It is a fascinating place to visit and they are happy to provide a guided tour of the tannery downstairs. Upstairs their shop sells wonderful sheepskin rugs, waistcoats, slippers etc and various wool related products. Dandelion Designs is another delightful gallery and gift shop down by the waterfront run by Pat and Cathy.Activities>The following activities are a few of the many pursuits readily available on Skye – more details are found in the lever arch file in the lounge or the notice board in the kitchen. There is also a great Tourist information office in Portree which will be able to provide all the up to date information you need.Walking/Climbing (Everywhere - see guidebook!) Fishing (Enquire at Fishing tackle & Gun Shop, Dunvegan or Dunvegan castle) Diving (Waternish Dive centre)Seal watching (by Dunvegan Castle - Highly recommended!)Swimming/Gym/Bike Hire (Portree)
Getting around
It is advisable to either bring your own car or rent a car to get around the Isle of Skye.. There is no bus or train service to Waternish. Buses do run from Portree to Dunvegan, and passengers will need to get off the bus at Fairy Bridge, at the entrance of the road to Waternish, but it is then a 3 mile walk to Lusta cottage. There is a taxi rank in Portree, but taxis are not a common form of transport on the island - they will be expensive and waiting times may be lengthy.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Cross the Skye bridge. Turn right at the roundabout, taking the A87 towards to Portree. As you enter Portree, turn left onto the A87, sign posted to Uig and Dunvegan. After 5 miles turn left onto the A850, signposted for Dunvegan. Follow this road for approximately 13.9 miles. At the signpost for Fairy Bridge turn right onto B886 to Waternish. Follow road for approximately 3.4 miles. On your left, immediately after passing a small traditional thatched cottage and round a sharp right bend you will see Lusta Cottag straight infront of you. Follow the road round and opposite "Lorgill B&B" turn left into the five bar gate entrance to Lusta Cottage, leading into the enclosed garden and spacious parking area.From the Mallaig - Armadale FerryTravel up the A851 towards Broadford. Turn left onto the A87 and drive to Portree. From Portree, the route is the same as above.PetrolThere is a 24hour petrol station and general shop just across the Skye Bridge in Broadford. It takes approx.50minutes to drive to the cottage from here.The nearest petrol station to the cottage is in Dunvegan (approx. 7 miles) There are two petrol stations in Portree (approx.18 miles from the cottage)
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Electricity included. Payment terms - 20% deposit to secure reservation. Full tariff due 6 weeks before arrival date. Maximum of two well behaved dogs allowed on request at a charge of £50 per dog per visit. Towels are provided. Secure payment via Trip Advisor.

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