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25 Fiscavaig, Carbost, Isle of Skye

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Cottage in Fiscavaig, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Highlands, Scotland

The cottage is situated in a quiet rural location but only one mile from the nearest hotel/restaurant and only three miles from the village of Carbost where there is an Inn and village shop and the famous Talisker Distillery. The cottage is also 23 miles from Portree, the largest town on Skye where supermarkets, banks and a selection of other shops can be found. Skye is a walkers paradise and the cottage contains books and maps for walkers to peruse and choose their routes. 13 miles to nearest golf course. Skye Bridge 38 miles. Western Isles ferry 38 miles.

John Mackay
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Gaelic
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About John Mackay

My name is John Mackay from the Isle of Skye! I am a native Gaelic speaker and a part time postie and also a time served panel beater/paint sprayer which I still try and do whenever I get an opportunity. I am also a keen hill-walker and try to get out on an amazing Skye walk at least once a week.

Why John Mackay chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

I was brought up in the Cottage and I am the third generation of my family to have lived there. I love this area as it is where I grew up and I also love the peacefulness of the location.

What makes this cottage unique

As the Cottage is situated so closely to the Cuillins, it is ideal for the many wonderful walks that are nearby. The lack of street lighting makes for spectacular star gazing on a clear night!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'You have provided a high quality cottage, which has been a pleasure to stay in. Not only are the fixtures and fittings first class but you have added thoughtful extras. Well done! And thank you!' A and J Kay

"This was my first experience of self-catering which has been brilliant. The house was much much nicer than expected and very well equipped, everything had been thought of." Richard and Anne-Marie, July 2011

"The cottage is the best equipped we have ever stayed in and we stay in many each year all over Europe. A perfect place to relax away from everyday life." The Shaws, August 2011

"What a beautiful cottage. Everything you need and more. Beautiful scenery, really had a great time!" Stuart and Teresa, September 2011

"Thank you John and Katie for a lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage. The goodies on arrival were much appreciated." Tracy & Chris May 2012
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • New bathroom (fitted 2011) with bath/shower over, wc, wash hand basin, radiator and large mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinets, sofa, touch bedside lamps, alarm clock and wall mounted TV with free view. Bluetooth music speaker. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe, small dressing table, bedside cabinet, bedside lamp and remote control wall mounted TV with free view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
Notes on accommodation: Coal fired central heating. Electric heaters in the summer. Electricity is included in the price. The first bag of coal and/or peat is provided and further coal or peat available on request or from local outlets. No smoking in the house. Sorry, no pets. There is also free Wifi internet access. High chair and cot available on request. Outside: Large fenced garden area. Outdoor table and chairs situated on the lawn. Private parking to the side of the property for up to three vehicles. Utility Room: Coat and boot stand, separate boot stand and freezer. Badminton, baseball and bat, frisbee and other outdoor games. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the cost. Extra towels situated in the property. Property cleaned on change over days, usually a Saturday. Other: Garden shed housing tumble dryer, washing basket, clothes pegs for outdoor washing line.


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25 Fiscavaig, Carbost, Isle of Skye
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Gem on Isle of Skye

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage/house is very private, clean, and extremely well equipped. You can drive the trotternish peninsula easily in a day from this location. Lots of walks, and hikes close by. The owner is very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage to be extremely well appointed with everything we required. The owner was very friendly and helpful but in no way over attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fiscavaig.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage was absolutely perfect with every possible need catered for.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location with stunning views. Very homely, comfortable, and well thought through. The coal and peat fire, and all of the welcome gifts and special touches went a long way to what was a perfect break. Thank you to John who couldn't have done more. Looking forward to returning again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Cottage, Stunning Location!

  • 5 of 5

Both the cottage and interior are of a very high standard. Clean, tidy, and comfortable. A great base to go exploring and a comfortable retreat to relax. The coal fire and Wi-Fi are great additions and if asked would we stay here again?...... YES!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ellen and Geoff

  • 5 of 5

this cottage is fantastic 1st class in beautiful location

everything for a great holiday was provided and more

welcome pack was really appreciated thank you john and katie

cant wait to return

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week in Skye and the cottage was absolutely perfect. The location is fantastic - very central on the island and an easy drive to the bigger towns and main sights. The cottage has a remote feel and is very peaceful and quiet with beautiful walks nearby. The village of Carbost is not too far though and has a good shop, post office and pub (not to menton the Distillery and the freshest Oysters we have ever tried!) The cottage had everything we needed and much much more with lots of thoughtful touches which made for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Would love to return and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Taigh Ailean Hotel
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideally placed for walking and hiking as situated close to the famous Cuillin mountain range.


The nearest sandy beach is only five minutes walk from the cottage.


The nearest airport is situated at Inverness which is approximately at 2 hour drive from the cottage. Glasgow is approximately 4 hours drive from Skye. Buses run past the cottage (except Sundays). The use of a car is however recommended given the rural location of the cottage.


Carbost 3 miles. Portree 23 miles. Skye Bridge 38 miles. Inverness 122 miles. Glasgow 220 miles. The Cuillin hills 6 miles. Dunvegan Castle 25 miles. Talisker Distillery 3 miles. Western Isles ferry 38 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
24 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Whitson 2018
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit required when booking. Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Saturday. Short breaks and other changeover days considered between October - March (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Arrival time 4pm on changeover day and departure by 10am on changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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