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Ellen's Bothy

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Bothy with the Quiraing behind
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
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A detached, cosy property situated at the foot of the spectacular Quiraing road. The bothy is comfortably furnished with a rustic feel, but with all modern conveniences. One double bedroom with storage and bathroom with good electric shower and heated towel rail (no bath). Open plan kitchen with dining table and living area with wood burning stove.. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, electric hob and double oven. There are plenty of utensils and baking equipment should the mood take! There is a TV for playing of dvds only, of which there is a large selection, along with books and games and a cd player/radio. There is no TV reception. All linen and plenty of towels are provided. In the kitchen there is a welcome tray with tea, cof...A detached, cosy property situated at the foot of the spectacular Quiraing road. The bothy is comfortably furnished with a rustic feel, but with all modern conveniences. One double bedroom with storage and bathroom with good electric shower and heated towel rail (no bath). Open plan kitchen with dining table and living area with wood burning stove.. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, electric hob and double oven. There are plenty of utensils and baking equipment should the mood take! There is a TV for playing of dvds only, of which there is a large selection, along with books and games and a cd player/radio. There is no TV reception. All linen and plenty of towels are provided. In the kitchen there is a welcome tray with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fresh milk, oatcakes and biscuits. The garden is enclosed with extensive views of the Trotternish ridge and towards the sea. Staffin Bay is a ten minute walk away. The Quiraing is right out the back door and the Old Man of Storr a 15 minute drive away. A note for non pet owners: While I welcome guests with pets, I have never had any complaints from non pet owning guests. The bothy is cleaned and aired thoroughly each week and any loose covers are changed. Please note from April to October bookings are weekly or two weekly only and run Saturday to Saturday. Thank you! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Hi folks please note that from beginning of April to end of October, weeks run from Saturday to Saturday. Thank you.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Ellen C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This being our first time on Skye and enthusiastic hikers, we booked 2 seperate properties for our 2 week stay on the island. We booked Ellens Bothy for our 1st week and what an introduction to Skye it gave us. The location is perfect for...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank Helen S
Reviewed October 21, 2020

We loved our stay in Ellen’s bothy, it was such a cosy Croft, we loved coming back each day after our walks to put on the log burner. The Croft was in a perfect location with lovely views. We had everything we needed and more!...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Marla B
Reviewed August 4, 2020

The Bothy was exceptionally clean and Ellen was very helpful, ensuring we had a good holiday. It's so cosy with everything you need and in a wonderful location, with a great little enclosed garden for dogs. I highly recommend Ellens Bothy and I'm sure we'll...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Jenni T
Reviewed October 15, 2019

My partner and myself stayed here for a week and have lived every minute of it. Although the bothy has no internet or much mobile signal as such, who really needs it staying somewhere like this! The cozy stove fire is to die for, it...More

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank flipfloprob
Ellen C, VR Owner at Ellen's Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2020

I really appreciate you taking the time to write your lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your stay at the bothy and your holiday exploring the island of Skye. Hope to see you again in the future! Best wishes, Ellen.

Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Ellens bothy is located perfectly in the Isle of Skye, it made a great base for our holiday. The bed was extremely comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, was truly pet friendly with blankets and treats, and was very cosy. Views from all round...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Vlemaitre84
Ellen C, VR Owner at Ellen's Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review and taking the time to post it. I am very happy that you enjoyed your holiday at bothy and hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed March 18, 2019

We stayed at Ellen's Bothy last weekend. The bothy is comfy, warm and well equipped. We loved the log burner in the front room. Plenty of hot water and a powerful shower in the bathroom. Easy to find. Short walk to the beach. Dog friendly....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Vanessa P
Ellen C, VR Owner at Ellen's Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2020

Many thanks for your kind review :)

Reviewed January 6, 2019

Well maintained cottage, quite unique set in a beautiful untouched landscape. Good utilities, clean and owner very helpful. Quiet and peaceful with a warm and welcoming log burner. A perfect "get away from it all"

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank ElizabethP391
Ellen C, VR Owner at Ellen's Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at my bothy. Best wishes for 2019, Ellen.

Reviewed November 9, 2018

I highly recommend Ellen's Bothy. Ellen was such an easy host to contact and the bothy was clean, well equipped and cosy. Ellen is more than willing to make your stay as comfortable as possible and supplied a stash of tea/coffee/sugar/milk..... and logs and coal...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Departure755795
Ellen C, VR Owner at Ellen's Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Hello and thank you so much for your kind comments. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Best wishes, Ellen.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

This cosy cottage is located in the North of the island, with its stunning backdrop being the Quirang hills. It has everything you need for a very cosy stay and with a log burner, the place is lovely and warm in no time. Ellen really...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Eddy292
Ellen C, VR Owner at Ellen's Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am happy that you both and your dogs enjoyed your time there, despite the October weather!

Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is our second visit to Ellen's Bothy and we just love it! It is perfect for my hubby and I and our doggies. From the minute you arrive, Ellen makes you feel at home with a packet of Walkers and some biscuits for the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Samantha R
Ellen C, VR Owner at Ellen's Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi and thank you so much for your lovely review! It's a place to switch off and clear the mind and connect with the amazing scenery. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, Ellen.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
VCR
Washer
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Portree, the main town on the island, is 17 miles away and has a variety of shops, a Co op supermarket, the visitor information office and a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Sligachan, beneath the mighty Cuillin mountain range is 9 miles further south of Portree and is the starting point for lots of interesting walks up and around the Cuillin or through the glen. Turn off here to the west for Glenbrittle and Carbost for incredible views of the mountains and lovely walks up the Fairy Pools and more. The road takes you down to a dead end at a lovely beach and campsite. At Carbost, you will find Talisker distillery and also one of the best pubs on Skye- the Old Inn.Continue past the Carbost turnoff on the Sligachan road until reaching Dunvegan with its famous castle and the gorgeo...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ellen's Bothy

Ellen's Bothy is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Ellen's Bothy has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Ellen's Bothy has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Ellen's Bothy must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.