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Traditional Old Croft House Renovated To High Standard With Sea Views

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


About the property

Cottage in Aird, Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands, Scotland Aird of Sleat - Secluded & Peaceful Location, 2 Minute Walk To A Lovely Rocky Beach

The Old Croft House is a beautiful holiday cottage on the Isle of Skye. It is set in a stunning location in the crofting village of Aird, near Ardvasar on the Sleat Peninsula. The cottage boasts spectacular mountain views of Knoydart and the Hebridean islands of Eigg and Rum. The cottage has a large enclosed garden and is surrounded by fields. A secluded rocky beach is a 2 minute walk away. The Old Croft House provides an excellent base to explore the natural beauty of Skye. So if you are looking for a traditional and well equipped self catering holiday cottage on Skye, we look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful corner of the island. We let all year round for weekly lets & short breaks November-February in our quieter season.

Alison Phillips
Member since: 2015
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Alison Phillips

We have always loved holidaying in Scotland and bought The Old Croft House on a whim when we saw it (as a derelict cottage) and fell in love with it and its wonderful location!

Alison Phillips purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Alison Phillips chose Ardvasar

Skye is a beautiful island and Sleat is 'the garden of Skye' and aptly named as the greenest part of the island. The cottage is located in Aird, a village on the southerly most tip of Skye and we have amazing views out to Eigg & Rhum & Ardnamurchan. It is a truly magical place to stay & we love it!

What makes this cottage unique

We go for a rest from the world, peace and tranquility, wild storms, beautiful sunsets and great wildlife & walks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A week here with no kids is like a glass of champagne. Long, very chilled, with lots of sparkle!" Pearl & Alan, Portsmouth

"So sad to leave - forever would still be too soon. Will be dreaming of our next visit - in love with Skye!" Jennifer & Scott & Willa-Jane, Waterford, Maine USA

"Such a perfect cottage. We had the most relaxing week & loved the views. Thank you for a very special place." Naomi, Adrian & Ben, Greenwich, London
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ardvasar in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom upstairs in cottage, with shower over bath, wc & wash hand basin. Limited headroom when in shower (if over 6ft)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4-6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bunk room (downstairs) very small room off living room with 2 beds (for occasional use or for children) see house plan for more details.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes on accommodation: Short breaks only October-March & if late availability We welcome well behaved dogs. Outside: The cottage has a lovely garden, with wonderful sea views. The garden is private and fenced, so suitable for dogs & children. Utility Room: None Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen is included & changeover is on a Saturday, clean & linen change can be arranged on a Saturday for a stay of more than one week. Logs, kindling & coal also provided. Other: Bunk room downstairs (with small (2 ft 6 bunk bed), off living room. Very small, for occasional use (children or adults for a few nights).


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Traditional Old Croft House Renovated To High Standard With Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A trip to stay in a little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Croft was wonderful, the scenery magnificent, the weather unbelievably warm and sunny. We wanted to get away from it all and recharge our batteries and we left after a week having had the most amazing time in our first trip to Skye. The peace, tranquility and scenery were just what we needed.Everything about the stay was perfect from booking, paying, directions, instructions for the croft. Everything we needed was there for us. Vixen our Patterdale Terrier had a wonderful time in the garden which is almost terrier proof. I can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Old Croft House! Cottage was perfect and homely, very well equipped. The setting is wonderful -breathtaking sea views towards Eigg. Large garden perfect for our dogs, and short walk to a small beach where we enjoyed fishing, watching for wildlife and admiring the view towards the mainland. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location, comfortable and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage, comfortable and very well equipped, in the most stunning location near the bay. We had a fantastic week, walking and sightseeing and eating meals in the garden overlooking the water. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


We have a rocky beach just a 2 minute walk across the field from the cottage.

There is a beautiful white sandy beach 1.5 hour walk away to the Point of Sleat.


15 minute drive from Armadale ferry port.

40 minute drive from Kyle of Lochalsh (Skye bridge & train station)

Approximately 2.5 hours driving time from Inverness airport.

Car really essential.


In the small crofting village of Aird of Sleat.

15 minute drive (on windy coastal road) to village of Ardvasar(general store, petrol station, pub/hotel & craft shops & ferry (Armadale)

40 minute drive to Broadford & Kyle of Lochalsh (Supermarkets)

1 hour drive to Portree (the capital of Skye)

1 hour drive to the Cuillin mountains

Further Details:

There are a number of good restaurants & cafes on Skye. (Not all open all year round however).

We highly recommend a number of them and have links on our website.

There are lots of local arts and crafts and the Clan Donald Visitor Centre is just 20 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please telephone or email to check availability, although we do update our calendar regularly.
We need a 25% deposit to secure a booking. We invoice for the balance 6 weeks before the holiday start date.
Payment preferred: Direct bank transfer or cheque. Online payments available, but subject to a charge.

Changeover Day: Friday
Arrival 4pm onwards.
Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
We offer late availability and short break deals in winter, subject to availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.