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Burnside Cottage - with stunning sea views towards the Outer Hebrides

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Burnside Cottage is a lovely three bedroomed holiday home, situated on the Isle of Skye on the stunning Waternish peninsular. With breathtaking sea views over Loch Bay and towards the Outer Hebrides Burnside Cottage is the perfect place to unwind, relax and truly get away from it all. The cottage, originally built in the 1880s, has recently been restored and has a contemporary feel. It has a large fully equipped kitchen/dining room which leads into the cosy sitting room with leather sofas and a wood burning stove - ideal to while a way cold Scottish evenings. A large picture window gives views out towards the Loch. There is WI-FI, satellite TV and a Hi-fi system with docking for an iPod. The holiday cottage has three bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. The Master, has a large ...Burnside Cottage is a lovely three bedroomed holiday home, situated on the Isle of Skye on the stunning Waternish peninsular. With breathtaking sea views over Loch Bay and towards the Outer Hebrides Burnside Cottage is the perfect place to unwind, relax and truly get away from it all. The cottage, originally built in the 1880s, has recently been restored and has a contemporary feel. It has a large fully equipped kitchen/dining room which leads into the cosy sitting room with leather sofas and a wood burning stove - ideal to while a way cold Scottish evenings. A large picture window gives views out towards the Loch. There is WI-FI, satellite TV and a Hi-fi system with docking for an iPod. The holiday cottage has three bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. The Master, has a large king-size double bed and ensuite bathroom, the other double has twin or a double bed and the third room has bunk beds. All the rooms have stunning views towards Loch Bay. The whole house is double glazed and centrally heated. The cottage is also equipped with a washing machine and tumble drier. A small garden with a patio is an great spot to sit and enjoy the fantastic scenery and watch the wildlife. Please note: The cottage is almost divided into 2 sides with the en-suite double bedroom being separated from the rest of the house by the kitchen and sitting room and out of earshot of the rest of the house. For families with very small children it would be best to sleep in the twin bedroom which is adjacent to the children´s room.
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
We accept pets but there is an extra cost of 10 per pet per booking to cover cleaning. Please contact me before booking. We do not accept parties.
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Bunk2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
sara m
Hosting since July 2012
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 75%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (30)
Claudia
Claudia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
Lovely cottage, beautiful views.
Lovely cottage, beautiful views. Nice house with al the necessaries you want to stay for a few weeks. Friendly owners. Good place to start and end your day, to explore the Ilse of Skye.
Visited August 2023
Written August 26, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rose63_07
Rose63_07
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
Very Comfortable Cottage Waternish Peninsula
We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Burnside Cottage, a great relief to be able to go after moving our May date due to lockdown! Sara the owner could not have been more helpful in keeping in touch over the weeks before arrival with Covid updates etc. The cottage was perfect for us and our grown up family, a much needed break. Our wee dog loved the garden, safe for him. Kitchen was very well equipped. The cottage was very cosy and it was lovely relaxing by the fire after long walks in the hills or along the coast! Amazing scenery, it always takes my breath away when visit this area. We were obviously restricted in eating out due to Covid but we enjoyed 2 visits for dinner at The Edinbane Inn, recommend. Skyeskyns along the road served soup and delicious cakes in its Yurt. Locals sold us eggs and cake (Over in Geary) I would highly recommend Burnside and hope to return next year!
Visited September 2020
Written October 16, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wanderer63932514335
Wanderer63932514335
1 contribution
Tolles Cottage
Liebe Sara, wir haben uns in dem Cottage sehr wohlgefühlt. Es war alles vorhanden, was man sich nur wünschen kann. Sehr sauber und gemütlich iund n herrlicher Umgebung. Sehr empfehlenswert!!!
Visited July 2019
Written July 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sean_burghead
sean_burghead
Elgin, United Kingdom6 contributions
Family Holiday in Skye
Exceptional fully equipped , comfortable and welcoming cottage. Even with 7 family members it felt spacious. Everything one needed was provided.Moreover the location was quiet with stunning views. Excellent base for exploring Skye. This property is highly recommended. Must be one of the best on Skye, it certainly exudes high quality
Visited August 2018
Written September 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bluegrassdays
Bluegrassdays
United Kingdom3 contributions
Lovely cottage
We had a great family summer holiday - the cottage is in a great location and has wonderful views. It has everything one needs - very comfortable, clean and warm. Everything has been thought of from hot water bottles to games and DVDs for those misty isle afternoons. We really enjoyed using the bread maker and having lovely family dinners together. A lovely place to stay to explore the island.
Visited August 2018
Written September 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fiona M
Fiona M
1 contribution
Beautiful cottage in great location.
We loved the waternish peninsula it’s so quiet and peaceful a real chance to relax and enjoy beautiful surroundings. The cottage was spacious and well equipped, we really enjoyed making bread everyday with the breadmaker ! We had a wonderful stay and can’t wait to go back.
Visited July 2018
Written September 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mlamacleod
mlamacleod
Wareham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Magical
We had a great week staying at Burnside. It is a lovely cottage in a magical setting with amazing views, well laid out and beautifully equipped. We couldn't have asked for better facilities or a better home-from-home. Thank you.
Visited July 2018
Written July 31, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen C
Helen C
1 contribution
Delightful and above and beyond our expectations!
Sadly we only had 3 nights in this delightful cottage full of character! It was very well equipped and had been decorated and modernised to a high standard. The area was beautiful, there was plenty to do and see and the weather was amazing! What more do you want? We will be back!!
Visited June 2018
Written June 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rod L
Rod L
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
Cant wait to go back!
I thought Id written this review months ago....Oh well. My wife and I came to Burnside Cottage in December, 2017, and stayed until Jan 2nd. Sarah was extremely helpful with all of my questions, her response time was very quick. It was a long snowy drive from Edinburgh to Isle Of Skye, but we finally got to Portree to stock up. From there, the cottage is a short drive, about 30 minutes or so. Again, the instructions Sarah gave us made it very easy to find. Driving through the village, we were feeling pretty excited, as the scenery is amazing. Stein is a 5 minute slow drive from the cottage, and has a nice Inn, as well as a Michelin stared restaurant, Loch Bay. We went straight to the cottage, and were blown away by the Ocean views, the cleanliness of the cottage, the thoughtful decor....just everything. The fireplace kept us plenty warm and toasty, so we didn't use the heating system very much, as it is also extremely efficient. We will definitely be planning to stay here again, as it is perfectly cozy in the cooler months, our favorite times to spend on Skye. We walked to Stein a few times, it is about a 40 minute walk or so, very easy though, and very enjoyable.
Visited December 2017
Written May 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness398227
Happiness398227
Hi Rod Nice to hear from you. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Burnside Cottage. I do hope you make it back up to see us on Skye one day!
Written May 26, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GlobeTrotting718985
GlobeTrotting718985
1 contribution
A wonderful well-equipped, cosy cottage.
A beautiful, well-equipped cottage in the heart of the wonderful countryside on the Isle of Skye. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week staying at Burnside Cottage . Jasper, our dog thoroughly liked the various walks we did around the Island and we do thank Sara for all the information on where to go and what to do. The weather was not too bad and we were only forced to have one morning in the Cottage due to heavy rain.Even then the sun came out in the afternoon. Thank you Sara for for providing us with 5* accommodation for a lovely experience on the Ilsle of Skye.
Visited September 2017
Written September 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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

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About the neighbourhood
Peacefully situated on the remote and unspoilt Waternish Peninsular Burnside Cottage is about 2 miles from the picturesque fishing village of Stein which boasts the oldest inn on Skye, The Stein Inn and The Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant and further afield in Colbost, if you fancy a gastronomic treat, there is the Three Chimneys restaurant. From the cottage it is a 10 min walk down the hill to the rocky beach at Carnach. The village of Dunvegan is about a 15 minute car journey away, here you will find a great bakery, organic greengrocers, post-office and petrol station. It also has the popular Old School House Restaurant and Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan Macleod.
Getting around
Please note that a car is essential due to the remote location.
Access
Car required
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 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
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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