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Aurora Cottage
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Aurora Cottage
Arriving at Aurora
The cottage and view to the sea.
The newly refurbished lounge, with reclining leather sofas.
The view from the lounge window.
The new TV including Free Sat and Netflix
The brand new kitchen, all appliances, crockery and utensils are new for 2017.
The dining area
The dining table
Why not enjoy a home cooked meal at Aurora.
The entrance hall
The ground floor king size bedroom
The upstairs double bedroom
Family bathroom
The upstairs twin room
Our new custom built window seat with reading light. Enjoy the view!
View from the upstairs twin room.
A few of the neighbours!
New neighbours in April
Sunset
One of the local hares which visit Aurora almost daily
The Fairy Glen
The iconic Eilean Donan Castle
The Fairy Pools
Portree Harbour
Spring sunset
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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206ivor
Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
“Everything you need and more.”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed for a week and wished it were longer. West View is extremely well kept and well equipped, everything you might need is there, the house is clean and well kept, the kind of place you feel you could just move into and live there, it feels like a home.
Some may be put off by there being no WiFi and a poor mobile signal but these were big plusses for us.
Our dog had a great week, we had trouble getting him to come in at night because he enjoyed roaming in the very large, well fenced garden all the time we were back at the house.
The view is great and the one properly dry sunset we had was spectacular.
This was our first visit to Skye, we are sure we will go back and unless we can come up with a good reason for staying in a different area then we'll be trying to book West View again.

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Kathryn F
Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely house, great base for seeing the island”
Reviewed April 4, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We had a great week at West View, lovely house with great views. We had every type of weather imaginable so my advice to anyone would be to bring your wellies!. House is great, comfortable with all of the facilities you will need.

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Liked best: The views from the house
Traveling group: Young Children
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Gibraltar
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“beautiful fully equiped property in a peaceful, relaxing environment.”
Reviewed October 2, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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what can i say about this property. Before arriving the correspondence between myself and the owner Karen was extremely efficient, she made herself available answering any queries in a helpful and pleasant manner.
the actual property was lovely, the kitchen fully equipped with enough plates saucepans etc. bedrooms were clean comfortable with plenty of wardrobe space. in each room there were towels and extra blankets available.The dining and living room had enough seating space with two lovely large settees and the view from the living room was second to none.
i cannot fault this property in any way.
would definitely consider re renting.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Anne D
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“One of the Best”
Reviewed September 22, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This is the 3rd time I have stayed at this cottage and once again I have to sing its praises. It is really spacious inside and provides absolutely everything you need . The minute you walk into the cottage you feel at home. It is clean,the beds are really comfy, the sofas are huge and perfect for sitting and watching the ferry crossing the Ocean to Isle of Harris. The views are brilliant from every window. There's a bench outside to sit and take it all in. It's about a 10min drive from Uig allowing for stopping in the passing places etc.
There's a grocery/everything shop in Uig called Rankins and the petrol station also sells some groceries. For a better selection there's the Co-op on the road from Portree to Uig just outside Portree.
There's a lovely walk from the cottage round the block which takes about an hour at a leisurely pace. I suggest setting off downhill so your last leg is also downhill. Walk to the end of the lane, turn right down to the crossroads, turn right up to the top road, turn right and turn right again just after the bus stop. You can also walk down to the bay by turning left at the crossroads but it's a longer walk than it looks. We took the car down. There are two picnic benches at the bay but nothing else except the view which is lovely.
Karen is a lovely person to deal with and has always managed to sort good weather for us which has made the holidays perfect. I have always received my deposit back within 3 days of getting home. I can 100% recommend this cottage, however if you want to be near to the shops and pubs etc this cottage is not for you. If on the other hand you want a quiet relaxing holiday this cottage is for you.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The fact it took us 15 hrs drive to get there as we had to contend with a cycle run.
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GlobeTrav...
New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Ideal quiet location surrounded by beautiful views”
Reviewed May 5, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed for a week over Easter and it was brilliant. Although the cottage is out the way of everything it was perfect for what we wanted. Beautiful views all around, within a short drive of amenities and great for some peace and quiet away from busy work life. Cottage itself was well maintained, comfy warm beds and fully equipped kitchen what else could you ask for. Owners very friendly and would defintitely recommend to others. Thanks for a great stay.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Danielle...
Runcorn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning views, lovely family home.”
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This is the 3rd time we've visited Skye but have never before been to the North East, I'm so glad we did this time! What an absolutely stunning place to be. We walked down to the beach from the house several times, the neighbours also seemed lovely. We did several forest walks in Uig, up to a waterfall which was stunning. We visited the Skye Museum of Island Life, which was well worth the visit especially for the price! (£2.50!) , and the Fairy Glen was also pretty impressive. The road through the Quirrang to Staffin was an unbelievable drive, the scenery was fantastic.

Aside from the local area, we visited Neist Point again (as it's really special to us) and went to Dunvegan Castle for the first time. We went on the seal boat trip which again for the price was well worth it.

As for the house, it was everything we needed it to be and more. For the price, it is a lot better than so many homes I've seen. It was really very homely and decorated very well.
It was only myself, my husband and our dog... but I would love to return in the future once our family has grown, as they're really is plenty of space.

The kitchen, as many people have already said was very well equipped.
The bedrooms all looked lovely and the bed, pillows etc. were extremely comfortable.
The living room with it's view was really something else altogether. The house looks over fields (which in April were full of lambs! :) ), a beautiful cove and then onto the Isle of Harris. I spent plenty of time just watching the ferries sail by. On the nights that weren't cloudy, we sat on the bench in the back garden under some blankets with a hot chocolate and watched the incredible sunset.
The garden was very well secured for dogs, which is great as ours tends to herd sheep!
We also went out on a few nights to do some star gazing .. there's nothing quite like the sight you'll see if you're used to light pollution!

Overall, the holiday was just what we needed. It was lovely to be able to come back to such a home from home after being out walking. The house is in an ideal location if you're looking to get away from things.

Any tips? On the days when the sun was out, it really warmed up the house and the heating didn't need to be on. However, when the winds were blowing pretty hard the house felt a lot cooler. I would recommend slippers as the floor felt quite cool on those days.
And try some of the fresh eggs from the locals!

Finally, the house and garden were one of the only places on Skye I've managed to get a 3G signal.
Hope to back in the not too distant future!

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Liked best: The view!
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Management Response
Apr 24, 2015
You are more than welcome to come back to stay. I couldn't even tell you had been there other than the bag of rubbish! Thank you for your kind comments. I am so glad the weather was kind to you and that you managed to see some of our gorgeous sunsets. Please do come again.
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Anne D
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Once again, perfect.”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This was our 2nd stay at West View and once again it was perfect. I cannot really elaborate more than on my previous review except to say that this cottage is absolutely lovely. The saying goes "you get what you pay for" but in this case you get much more than you would expect for this reasonably priced cottage.
To us it felt like going home as we had been before and once again it was so welcoming. You get a lovely welcome pack. I suggest that you call off at the larger co-op on the outskirts of Portree to get your groceries as they have a larger selection than the co-op in Portree . The local grocery store in Uig (Rankins) sells everything in moderation and the petrol station in Uig also sells groceries.
Back to the cottage. The views over the ocean are to die for. The sunsets are equally spectacular. We walked down to the local bay most evenings( think it's called Bornesketaig Bay)and just sat at one of the picnic tables and watched the water etc. Walk wise, it's a little further than it looks but worth the walk.
When we stayed last year we were lucky enough to see basking sharks at Lower Milovaig so we went back again this year. No basking sharks but we saw dolphins. Lower Milovaig is a turning off just before you reach Neist Point at Glendale. It's signposted Miolovaig. There is nothing else there. No toilets etc. Take a seat with you and prepare to wait.
Please see my previous review re this cottage.

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Liked best: The stunning views over the ocean
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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