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“Peaceful beauty; I hated leaving!”
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Review of Skye Croft

Skye Croft with unspoilt views over Loch Snizort and beyond to the Minch and the mountains of Harris
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Skye Croft with unspoilt views over Loch Snizort and beyond to the Minch and the mountains of Harris
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Skye Croft with unspoilt views over Loch Snizort and beyond to the Minch and the mountains of Harris
Inside your Skye Croft
The cosy bedroom area, complete with alarm clock (should you need one) and MP3 attachment so you can
Modern kitchen area with everything you should need if eating in
Dining with a view of the garden and shorefront
A clean contemporary bathroom complete with underfloor heating
Snuggle up by the log burner in our cosy livingroom
Private parking and entrance to your holiday croft
A great little getaway
Stunning nature
Seals and cormorants enjoying some summer sunshine
Grill Kota BBQ Hut at Skye Croft
A Heron feeding on the shorefront
Even stormy clouds bring photo opportunities
Make sure your camera batteries are ready for stunning sunsets at the croft
Red skies at sunset
Kilt Rock and the Mealt Falls
Portree only a short drive away
The Old Man of Storr
Uig Harbour with ferry links to the outer isles
Gail - your holiday accommodation owner
Guest photo on the waterfront at Skye Croft
Guest photo of sunset skies from Skye Croft
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Linda B
Gold Canyon, Arizona
2 reviews
“Peaceful beauty; I hated leaving!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

My sister, Ruby, and I stayed at Skye Croft for a week in April. It was the most perfect place to stay and provided us with a relaxing, restful vacation. We were greeted by daffodils then found that inside the croft everything was clean and inviting; we wanted for nothing. The quiet beauty of the island, the ever-changing view, delightful neighbors and stunning touring opportunities all made me want to stay for much longer. We searched for seals, shooting stars and Northern Lights. We are looking for dates to return in order to experience Skye and this peaceful croft once more. Gail has thought of everything and the croft is well equipped, comfortable and cozy. She is a wonderful hostess.

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Liked best: The sunsets and ever changing water.
Liked least: I loved it all....maybe a bigger coffee pot would be good.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ruby M
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
“This place is AMAZING!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

My sister and I spent a week at SkyeCroft recently and had the most amazing experience. The croft is located on a peninsula that offers such privacy, tranquility and peace. It is beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean, and offers everything you need for your stay. There are even binoculars to catch sight of the wide variety of birds. Herons were nesting across the water so we kept an eye on them! We missed the seals but were told that the second day we were there, 23 were resting on the rocks that are located a short walk away. (We hadn't figured out the tide schedules, so we always missed low tide when they like to sun themselves!) There is a nice variety of books to read ranging from fiction to travel books covering the local areas as well as a variety of DVD's for viewing pleasure. I loved how Gail had posted helpful hints around on how to operate the equipment . Overall, life was so good for that week we were there. Hopefully, we will get a chance to go back SOON! Thanks, Gail, for sharing this piece of paradise with us. So many memories to hang on to until we can return. (Traveled from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA)

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Liked best: The ease of booking, the location, the way the croft was decorated, the tranquillity, ...I loved everything about it!
Liked least: That time went by too quickly!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Lierwuw
Lier, Belgium
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98 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“ANTI-STRESS vacation”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Very nice and cosy cottage, far away from the hectic world.
Excellent view and very peacefull.
Everything you need is here.

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Liked best: The peace and cosyness
Liked least: No dishwasser, but then again, doing the dish for two won't kill you...
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ray7865
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A LITTLE JEWEL IN THE WONDERFUL SKYE LANDSCAPE!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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My wife and I stayed at Skye Croft four 4 nights and had the most fabulous time! The attention to detail in the Croft is 1ST CLASS and owner Gail has to be congratulated! I have stayed in many B & B's, cottages, lodges and hotels (5 STAR included!) around the UK but Skye Croft takes some beating! The croft is really well equipped with all you need and really cosy! The wood burner is brilliant!
The location of the croft is stunning with open Loch Views in peaceful tranquility! Gail has also added a Grill Kota Hut in the grounds of the croft - FABULOUS even in March! Cosy and cooking on the open fire was just great along with the wine and beer! If you go you need to try it out at least once!
Our first 2 days at the croft were in virtual clear blue cloudless skies, cold but you always feel cosy at Skye Croft!
My wife and I wanted a chilled, peacefull, stressless break to recharge the batteries and we got that in ambundance! We just cant wait to sort our diary out to try and get back!
PS - Gail btw provided fantastic customer service right from time of booking! WHich unfortunately we don't always get in the hospitality/tourism sector!! :)

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Liked best: Attention to detail!
Liked least: Nothing! Faultless!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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tracymcgr...
Hamilton
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Little piece of heaven!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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My partner David and I stayed at the croft for two nights at the end of January and absolutely loved it! We arrived late afternoon and the croft was warm, cosy and very welcoming! Gail enures that you immediately feel at home with all the personal touches that are in place for your arrival.

The croft itself is like a home away from home and we loved it so much we barely left it during our stay. The garden is well kept and the kota hut is great! very unusual!

The area in which the croft is situated is perfect as it is the best of both worlds, you have your own space but Portree is only 10 minutes away for quick trips to the supermarket.

When booking the croft, Gail makes you feel like you are an old friend and it is all very personal and makes you want to book up again ASAP! Can't wait for our next visit.

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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chris_mac...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“I smiled when I arrived and never stopped till it was time to go !!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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This is by a country mile the most beautiful and accessible holiday Croft I have stayed in on Northern Skye.

The Croft is within easy distance of Portree (8 miles), Glendale (3 Chimneys), Dunvegan (The Old School House). Don't forget to check out the well established awesome pottery just up the road in Edinbane, there's a pub there too and a hotel.

The Stien Inn is also a short distance (in Skye terms) and the view and the atmosphere there is just beyond belief. There is a back road to The Quiraing to save you driving around the top of the island It goes from Uig to Staffin. We also found a back road from Talisker to the Croft which cut out miles and was so scenic. If you've ever dreamed of going to Skye, go, you will not regret it.

Well that's the reason to go covered. Now the reason to choose Skye Croft.

The croft was so easy to find. Sat Nav to the door. When we entered the warmth and effort that has gone into making it my favourite Holiday Croft on Skye was instantly apparent. The table was laid beautifully, with loads of nice touches. Some cards beautifully wrapped, wine for dinner and impeccable settings.

The kitchen is really well laid out and almost stocked to the level in our own home. We cooked every lunchtime and almost every night and never thought we needed another utensil, pan or dish.

We found a fish van at the large Co-Op in Portree it's there Tuesdays and Thursday we bought the freshest scallops and mackerel. The mackerel needed de-boned but was sublime and the scallops the taste of the sea and the best restaurants anywhere. Ingredients for the worlds heads of state to use in your own kitchen..

The bed was so comfortable and the sofa to curl up in front of the tv too. We even played with the log fire one night which was very romantic. We loved the underfloor heating in the well appointed bathroom.

If that isn't enough, leading out of the back patio doors, there is a small but perfect deck with a gorgeous view out over the loch, with abundant wildlife and the most stunning views. The view changes every time you look and on it's own is enough to make you forget the bustle of the city and smile at your own good fortune.

We are freelance photographers from Edinburgh, who visit Skye whenever we can. There is no reward for us in writing this review. It's our heartfelt opinion.

We hope you manage to make the trip to Skye, you will not be disappointed, especially if you stay at Skye Croft. It's sure to book fast, so make sure you get your stay in the diary.

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Liked best: The location of this croft is just ideal and it is so well appointed
Liked least: Leaving. We had a wonderful stay and a gret time on Skye
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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david r
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“The best cottage in Scotland.... maybe even the world.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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person found this review helpful

We arrived on a cold night to a cosy and warm atmosphere.The Christmas decorations and the gifts that were left for us were unexpected.
Everything you need is in the cottage.The thought and planning that has went into the cottage was easy to see.
We stayed five nights and our only regret was not booking it for longer.
Great cottage, great location. Ideal if you want to escape from life.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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