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Traditional Stone-built Cottage Set In Beautiful Landscape And Near The Coast

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in North Duntulm, Nr. Staffin, Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye - Renovated To High Standard. Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)

In a rural setting, Willie Mcleod's is a detached property: a characteristic one-and-a-half former croft house on two floors, with open plan living space, separate kitchen, WC and bathroom (sep shower and bath) , sharing garden with our own Byre next door. Free wifi. Near midway between Staffin and Uig, Willie's is well placed for access to the coast and the Trotternish Ridge with it's wonderful Quiraing rock formations. One double, one twin and one single bedroom complement the open, light and spacious downstairs accommodation. Night storage heating (included) can be supplemented by the new, wood-burning stove (initial fuel provided). Kitchen is fully equipped, including electric oven, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Cot available. Parking for at least 3 cars. Linen and towels provided. Boot room. No pets please. Short breaks available.


Owner
Jon Harlow
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fabulous break, fantastic location and well-equipped home. We [heart] Willie Mcleod's House
Jul 2015
  • 1 of 10

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC, basin. Separate WC with hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, King size bed. Bedroom 2, Twin beds. Bedroom 3, Single bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: No more than 5 people plus baby may occupy the property. Outside: The garden is shared with our own house, the Byre. It is enclosed, and surrounded by a working croft. A washing line is available for guests’ use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. The property is cleaned thoroughly before guests arrive. Other: Porch from front door has plenty of space for coats and boots. Stair gate. Note: some steep banks in garden.

Reviews

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(34 traveller reviews)

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Traditional Stone-built Cottage Set In Beautiful Landscape And Near The Coast
average rating of 4.647059 based on 44 reviews
5

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is wonderful and with a fantastic view... It's the paradise here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you loved staying at Willie Mcleod's House. Thank you.
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5

Nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable house

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much.
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5

Absolutely fabulous beautiful peaceful cottage a real home from home thank you so much

  • 5 of 5

Great location wonderful local walk and great for coming back too after a day of walking swimming and sight seeing. Perfect in every way . Thank you so much Jon your cottage is super.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for that lovely review: Lorraine and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Traditional dated cottage

  • 3 of 5

Traditional dated cottage.

Beautiful surroundings in the middle of Ilse of Sky.

It is a Shame that the house is so dated.

Carpet in the bathroom and toilet were not very hygienic and we had never seen it before.

Also a timer to get warm water during the day. To take a shower then is an experience at is OWN. The sofas were durty and saggy.

The beds were fine and we had a good sleep and the house itself has enough living space.

Unfortunalety the owner has not made an information map for the guests.

An Nice fix -upper!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are sorry Willie's didn't meet your expectations. There is most certainly an "information map", as we pointed out to you during your stay.
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5

Cottage is in the middle of nowhere, where wind blows, friendly dogs play with you.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage of a surprise to us. First of all wind blowing a lot, even when it was not bad on your walk around Skye. Because the weather was beautiful, it was kind of refreshing. You can even feel isolated, but you have your family/friends around and that what counts. You put fire and you are warm. Evenings were nice, spend in friendly atmosphere, reading, talking, watching movies. In the mornings you have your breakfast by the table with sunrise above the see, in full sun. Wonderful moments... There was everything you need, plenty of spece for everybody, beds were comfortable... only the shower you need to learn how to operate. We highly recommend the place for its coziness and special atmosphere.

Thanks a lot.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - it really captures what it feels like to stay in this special place - "Wonderful moments" indeed. Thank you.
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4

Cozy but a long ways off.

  • 4 of 5

We booked late in the game, and didn't have much of a choice but to stay in what seemed like the furthest point of Skye. Despite the inconvenience of the location - the surroundings were beautiful, we enjoyed waking up to see bounding lambs in the field just at the doorstep, and enjoyed the view all the way up to the place. The house was warm and spacious and was exactly what we wanted for our getaway! Jon and Lorraine were pleasant and easy to provide information and were very available if we had any questions.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Coast/Beach:

The coast is no more than 500m-1km in 3 different directions, repectively looking towards the Torridons on the Mainland (100km E), Stornoway (45km N), North Uist across the Minch in the Outer Hebrides (40km W). Distances as the crow flies, ferries available from Uig (9 miles).

Travel:

Use of car recommended. Reliable but limited bus service available. Under 9o minutes from Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh. Under 100 mins from Ferry Port at Armadale.

Distances:

Staffin 8 miles, Uig (Ferries for Outer Hebrides) 9 miles, Portree 25 miles, Dunvegan Castle 38 miles.

Duntulm Castle (1 miles), Museum of Island Life (3 miles), Flora MacDonald's House ( 4 miles), Quiraing (6 miles), Whitewaves Activities (5 miles), Flodigarry Country House Hotel (nearest pub - 4 miles), Talisker Distillery 42 miles

Further Details:

Nearest shop - Staffin 7 miles. Nearest restaurant - Flodigarry (x miles). Wide range of shops inc supermarket, petrol station in Portree (25 miles).

Easy walking access from Willie's to the Trotternish Ridge, Rubha Hunish and the coast.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

The Cuillin Mountains

Walk from Willie’s to the cliffs and scramble down to Rubha Hunish to watch the whales, the birds and just soak up the loveliness and peacefulness

Ferry over to the Isle of Raasay. Take your bikes or hire on Raasay, for safe, exhilarating cycling.

A few of the many other things you can do

Boats trips to the Outer Isles, and to see seals, porpoises, birdlife, otters and much more.

Guided or independent walking and climbing in a unique and fascinating landscape

Fishing – local permits and tuition available

Photography – a host of wonderful sights, whether wildlife, landscape or sunset

Astronomy – Skye currently has 7 dark sky discovery sites

Horse riding/trekking

Talisker Distillery

Golf at Sconser

Kilt Rock and other geological wonders

Archeology and history – Flora MacDonald, the Clearances, duns, souterrains and chambered cairns

Dunvegan Castle

Museums and Heritage (see dinosaur footprints!)

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Isle of Skye, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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78
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
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£99
£495
 
 
79
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
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£99
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710
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£90
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711
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£156
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£78
£380
 
 
712
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£198
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£99
£545
 
 
81
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
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82a
17 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£220
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Ross Special
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
82b
7 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£220
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£110
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83
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£200
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£100
£550
 
 
84
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£250
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£125
£600
 
 
85
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£250
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£125
£585
 
 
86
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£250
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87
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
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88
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
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89
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
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810 Xmas 2018 NY
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£220
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£228
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please call Lorraine on 01470 552719 or Jon on 07887833919. Summary of principal terms but see individual website for full details: The cottage will be available and the period of hire starts at 3pm on the day of arrival and ends at 10am on the day of departure. Bookings held on a provisional basis for 7 days, after which they will be cancelled unless secured by a deposit. A deposit of 30% of the rental charge is required. Balance payable no less than 4 Weeks before commencement.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred. Short breaks available and alternative changeover date possible by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Please call for latest prices and short break (2-3 days) and B&B opportunities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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