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RED CHIMNEYS COTTAGE, WiFi, outdoor seating area, woodburning stove, stunning

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
This detached, whitewashed stone cottage in the crofting hamlet of Totaig near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms.Red Chimneys Cottage is a bright and airy, detached stone cottage in the crafting hamlet of Totaig near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. The cottage can sleep up to four people and offers a ground floor double room with an en-suite shower room, a twin room with an en-suite basin and WC and a family bathroom with a shower attachment. There is also a kitchen with a social dining area and a first floor sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside you will find ample off road parking and a gravel sitting area with wonderful sea views. Red Chimneys Cottage is the perfect base for small families or groups of friends wishing to discover the delight...This detached, whitewashed stone cottage in the crofting hamlet of Totaig near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms.Red Chimneys Cottage is a bright and airy, detached stone cottage in the crafting hamlet of Totaig near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. The cottage can sleep up to four people and offers a ground floor double room with an en-suite shower room, a twin room with an en-suite basin and WC and a family bathroom with a shower attachment. There is also a kitchen with a social dining area and a first floor sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside you will find ample off road parking and a gravel sitting area with wonderful sea views. Red Chimneys Cottage is the perfect base for small families or groups of friends wishing to discover the delights of the Isle of Skye! Please note that no new pet booking can be taken at this property. Pet bookings already made are being honoured however and so this property cannot be considered as pet free until November 2022. Bookings need to start on a Friday. Short breaks are Fri-Mon at this property only. Amenities: Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Front gravelled patio with furniture. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 7 miles. Note: Mobile reception can be limited in Husabost. Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8. Note: WiFi can be intermittent. Note - This property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £100.00. The amount will be authorised to the card which is used for making the booking and will be deducted if the property is not left in a satisfactory standard. Please note that no new pet booking can be taken at this property. Pet bookings already made are being honoured however and so this property cannot be considered as pet free until November 2022. Bookings need to start on a Friday. Short breaks are Fri-Mon at this property only Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britains best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam. Town: The village of Dunvegan is set in the north west of Skye and contains a mixture of traditional stone and modern houses, along with a selection of shops and hotels. About a mile from the village is Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan MacLeod, who have continuously occupied the castle since the 13th century. A wonderful base for a holiday exploring the Isle of Skye.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (10)
nikkim2412
nikkim2412
Sheffield, United Kingdom49 contributions
Perfection
We are sad to say we're now at home writing this review. The Red Chimneys Cottage is a beautifully thought out cottage, with everything you could possibly need. The underfloor heating is fabulous downstairs and the wood burner upstairs keeps the whole cottage cosy. The kitchen is so well equipped, it's like home from home. The views are spectacular from the cottage. We didn't see much wildlife around the cottage, as it was mostly dark when we were there. But the island has so much to offer when exploring. We wrote our sightings in the thoughtful wildlife book that is there for guests to write what they've seen. The cottage is remote, so be prepared to drive to places if you're out on an adventure. The roads are narrow and a bit tricky at times. Ian loved them with his land rover to play with on them. Thank you to Fiona and Mark for providing such a great bolt hole.
Visited December 2018
Written December 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sharon Dakin
Sharon Dakin
4 contributions
Found perfection
We visit Skye twice a year and have found a second home at Red Chimneys! All the best views on your doorstep. Looking across Dunvegan Lock the Sun rise above the Cullins on the left and Coral Beach to the Right. Seals Otters Deer and Peregrine Falcons all seen from the Garden! Underfloor heating and a wood burner kept us cosy and warm in November. Well equipped kitchen for self catering and Three Chimneys restaurant just down the road for a special night out. Large contained garden for our two Beagles to explore. Trouble free relaxation in the most beautiful peaceful location we have found to date. We got home and booked again, the next available date, in January. Perfect
Visited November 2018
Written November 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Charles R
Charles R
Tideswell, United Kingdom3 contributions
Superb, well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location!
This was our second winter escape to Red Chimneys for a week in December. The cottage is thoughtfully well-equipped and comfortable throughout, and reasonably priced compared to some of the supposedly more 'fancy' cottages in Skye. We travel as a couple with a small dog but it would also be an excellent base for a family of four. Located in the hamlet of Husabost on the north west of Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan, it's quite isolated, surrounded by croft land and with the next nearest property (when we stayed) several hundred yards away (this property was for sale during our first visit in winter 2016 and we looked around it with a view to purchasing it - unfortunately I decided not to go ahead for various reasons, a decision I keenly regret!) Donald the crofter, who owns the land surrounding the cottage, was in the process of building a house for his brother when we visited in winter 2017, to the rear of Red Chimneys about 75 yards away - this will now be the nearest habitation. The Husabost area is our favourite part of Skye, being somewhat off the tourist trail. We don't tend to visit Skye in summer as it's so busy, but I should imagine this area is considerably quieter than tourist hotspots like the Cuillins, the Quiraing or around Kylerhea. Glendale is the nearest large village, two and a half miles away. Not much open in winter, just the café when we visited, and that was the last day it was open - nothing on the menu other than soup and hot drinks was available, but maybe it's better in season. A very pleasant, homely cottage in a really peaceful and beautiful location, with plenty to see nearby - I'm sure we'll be back!
Visited December 2017
Written April 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JimAST
JimAST
30 contributions
Wonderful Place
If you want peace & quiet with stunning views then look no further than Red Chimneys. An extremely homely and comfortable cottage, it is very well equipped. Underfloor heating keeps the place nice and toasty. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen but you have to keep your eyes peeled. We saw dolphins, whales, an eagle and loads of smaller animals as well as a stag deer. The cottage is remote so be prepared to drive a lot if you go sightseeing and mind the roads, they are very narrow with passing places. Follow the directions on your booking confirmation, you will find the place even if it doesn't seem like it. I certainly recommend this place and a huge bonus is that it is pet friendly. We took our two dogs and they loved it!
Visited July 2016 Travelled with family
Written July 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
We couldn't be happier that you had a lovely break at Red Chimneys Cottage, thank you for taking the time to tell us about it. Seeing all that wildlife sounds fabulous, the dolphins and whales sound like a particular treat! We certainly hope you, and of course your dogs, return to enjoy the place again soon.
Written July 26, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kazsx4
kazsx4
7 contributions
Mrs
We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Red Chimneys. This has to have been one of the best holidays we have had. The cottage is amazing and equipped to a high standard with everything you could ever need. The view has to be the icing on the cake sitting with a cuppa watching the sea, the birds and enjoying the peace makes for that special moment. Cannot recommend it highly enough! Will be back next year for 2 weeks as one isn't enough
Visited June 2016
Written June 18, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

moowliscious
moowliscious
141 contributions
Stunning views , cosy comfortable cottage
We stayed at Red Chimneys for a week in early April. We'd booked the holiday as an anniversary gift for my parents for their 48th wedding anniversary. It was an 8 hour drive for us to get there but as soon as we arrived we forgot how tired we were when we saw the views from the cottage. Looking across loch Dunvegan towards the Claigan coral beach the view never got old. The cottage is clean and had everything we needed , a couple of tiny little suggestions would be more pegs for hanging washing out (there were only a few ) such a s name not to make the most of the fresh blustery air to dry clothes. And the upstairs bedroom lacked anywhere to hang clothes with the storage being drawers. These were just minor things thoug and certainly didn't impact our stay. Amenities are excellent, fridge freezer, dishwasher (we didn't use this) washer, tumble dryer , TV, DVD/ blue ray player , underfloor heating (our dog loved this) and the woodburner upstairs. The information folder mentioned the log basket would be filled with one lot of logs on arrival and the fire made up ready to light however the basket was empty and fire just full of ash. Fortunately we have a log burner at home so it wasn't a problem and we found logs in the store outside There's a great supply of books should you be unfortunate enough to have any rainy days (we had amazing weather with the only rain as we left ) and some cd's to listen to. Beds were comfortable and I slept like a log! Bathrooms were fine with brilliant water pressure for a nice hot shower. The bathroom downstairs which my parents used (they didn't have the en suite shower room) had a lovely big deep bath too. The field directly in front of the cottage has two very friendly pigs in and in the next field we were lucky end to see lambs being born. Plenty of other wildlife to be seen too, we saw a deer at dusk in the pigs field, barn owl, many Hawks and buzzards. We had a lovely relaxing stay and took the recommendations from previous guests in the guest book and visited the oldest bakery on Skye and Jans cakes both in dunvegan. All I can say is it's just as well we were so active during our stay! We had a great week and would definitely recommend this lovely quiet cottage with spectacular views.
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written April 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Red Chimneys Cottage, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time there. Those views must have been absolutely spectacular, especially as they made you forget all about your long journey; what a welcome! We certainly hope you will be back to enjoy spotting the wildlife again soon.
Written April 25, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

janetreacle
janetreacle
10 contributions
Secluded bliss!
This cottage has to be one of the best holiday cottages I have stayed in...ever! It has been upgraded to a high standard and made a perfect base for our holiday. The dogs loved the underfloor heating and we loved the wood burner! There was a telescope for watching the abundance of wildlife surrounding the cottage. The owners had thought of everything and had provided games, books, DVDs for rainy days as well as leaflets about local attractions to visit. It was the perfect spot for star gazing and we even managed to see the aurora borealis during our trip. We will be back again next year!
Visited March 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written March 26, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Yvedurham
Yvedurham
Durham, United Kingdom20 contributions
Perfect cottage for a relaxing holiday
Two adults and 3 Siamese cats have had a very relaxing week in the delightful, cosy cottage that is Red Chimneys. We will miss the ever changing views up and down Loch Dunvegan, whereas the Siamese will undoubtedly miss the underfloor heating ! We've had a mixed bag of weather, lots of snow, torrential rain and sunshine, but this hasn't deterred us from going out and about exploring. There are lots of guide books & leaflets in the cottage. Beware if you arrive in the dark as we did - SatNav guidance runs out about half a mile away from the cottage. Continue along the track and Look out for a sign to Glendale next to a post box (left hand side) the gate is opposite set back from the road (on the right) just after a line of blue and green dustbins. We used the Fasgadh General Stores in Dunvegan for postcards, provisions we'd forgotten and to replace the logs we used (£4 a bag). The staff were very friendly & helpful and the store is well stocked and inexpensive.
Visited March 2015
Written March 8, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lynn R
Lynn R
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Perfect holiday cottage
Arrived at the cottage just as it was going dark so our first impressions included a sensational sunset so we really got the Wow factor. Really lovely & secluded spot away from the towns, but close enough not to feel isolated. We loved the whole place. We have stayed at quite a few rentals over the years & this one stands out because of the attention to detail it has been given. Furnished to a high standard & all the little touches were much appreciated-plenty of towels, all basic kitchen needs, nice soap in the bathrooms & even Christmas decorations. Under floor heating & wood provided for the wood heater meant that even though the weather wasn't great, we were nice & toasty all the time. Highly recommended
Visited December 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written December 4, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Keecloud57
Keecloud57
Rochester, United Kingdom30 contributions
A true tranquillity base of quality.
We have stayed at quite few rental cottages both in the UK and abroad but this one stands head and shoulders above them all. Sitting on the fairly steep side of Loch Dunvegan the front of the cottage gives you a panoramic view from the Waternish peninsula on the left across to the Cuillins on the right, with Dunvegan Castle and Macleods table thrown in. With the nearest neighbour out of sight ( and certainly for us out of sound ), and the nearest in view, the very friendly crofter away down the embankment to the right about 100 metres away, there is a real sense of solitude here. That is not to say you are totally out of touch with the World, the nearest shop ( a tiny but very well stocked Post Office) is at Glendale about 3 miles away across the hill behind ,an hours good walk or ten minutes by car,with a great view of the Hebrides from the top of the hill. try the G.I. Wastle multi grain loaf a delight for £1.25. The cottage itself shines with quality and comfort. You can tell that this is no side line money spinner , but a much loved holiday home used by the owners. No rickety second hand furniture and equipment here, instead, all top quality, from bathrooms to bedding through cutlery to crockery, everything has been chosen with an eye for detail and for quality ( there is that word again) everything is provided even down to matches and a lighter for the wood burner ( our only disappointment , if you can call it that, was that the weather was far too warm to have a cosy night by the fire), you can see the owners personality shining through the décor and ornaments. If you are a frustrated troubadour like me there is a guitar ( and thankfully for me a tuner) hanging on the wall so I could practice my ham fisted 'noodling'. As I said we were blessed with good weather, and spotted a large pod of Dolphins in the loch ( again two pairs of binoculars on hand helped with the viewing), but even if the weather had been really bad I know that we would have been well sorted at Red Chimneys , with books , games , DVD's and that wood burner to keep us occupied. A completely relaxing week, in a home from home. Get in soon because I predict this place is going to be the sort people re-book as soon as they get home.
Visited June 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written June 21, 2014. 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
  • Private yard
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  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views

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