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Stone Built Thatched Hebridean Cottages On The Isle Of Skye, Scotland



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Cottage in Elgol, Isle of Syke, Scottish Highlands, Romantic 2 Bedroom Cottage

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Each of the four cottages Tigh Phadraig (cottage 1), Tigh Mairi (cottage 2), Tigh Seonag (cottage 3) and Tigh Lachie (cottage 4) can sleep up to 4 with one cosy (king sized) boxed bed and two single beds in the gallery.

We can cater for bookings on a Sat-Sat basis giving 7 or 14 nights options in Tigh Phadruig & Tigh Mairi , (cottages 1 & 2).

We also provide in Tigh Seonag or Tigh Lachie (cottages 3 & 4) the following options, Fri-Mon (3 nights), Mon-Fri (4 nights), Fri-Fri (7 or 14 nights), Mon-Mon (7 or 14 nights) or alternatively Fri-week Mon (10 nights) and finally Mon- week Fri (11 nights).

Please Email for availability and cost, its impossible to display every permutation.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

Mary or Drew Sim (Owner)

Speaks English, Mary is a fluent native Scottish Gaelic speaker and bagpipe player.

Drew can trace his family back 7 generations on the croft and Mary originates from the Outer Hebridean Island of South Uist.

Call Owner
Speaks English, Scottish Gaelic

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Another fabulous holiday!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 13 August 2014

Once again, Mary and Drew made our week in Skye a truly memorable one! I cannot now imagine staying anywhere else on the island as their cottages are just amazing. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Skye don't continue looking for a lovely place to stay as you have found the best on the island right here. Thank you Mary and Drew once again for a wonderful holiday! See you next year!

“11/10 for pure magic!!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 31 July 2014

A very big 'Thank You' to Drew, Mary and your family for giving us an opportunity to spend a week in such wonderful surroundings.

We have enjoyed some wonderful places to stay, and Mary's Cottages have to be in the highest category possible. They are exquisite.

We always travel up to Waternish, but this time we wanted to explore Elgol too. So began the search for quality accommodation. The website for these cottages is beautifully crafted, but it still doesn't compare with the feeling one gets upon arrival. Driving up to the stylish gates, and on to the cottages is an experience to be forever stored in one's memory.

The setting is stunning, with all four cottages having outstanding views down to Elgol and across to the Isles of Rum and Eigg. Not to mention the amazing drive from Broadford that takes you there.

We stayed in Tigh Phudraig (first on the right). If the location was amazing....see the cottage. It was impeccably clean and beautifully furnished with a taste that perfectly married the traditional with the contemporary. It was delightfully evocative of a time gone by. It was a privilege to be there...and we had a whole week!!!

Mary and Drew have made their dream come true by creating this heaven and choosing to share it with us. Hopefully, there will be another time when we can return to Mary's Cottages and delight in that dream.

“A dream come true.”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 29 April 2014

I had an amazing stay.not only do you drive 15 miles into dramatic scenery with breath taking views you then arrive at Mary's Cottages and it is a dream come true There was a fire lit and the underfloor heating was on which made us feel comfy straight away. There were flowers and a bottle of wine also waiting. Everything was spotless and very well presented Mary and Drew have impeccable taste. We were made to feel very welcome. They are such a lovely couple who we took to straight away. Thank you Mary and Drew for your kind hospitality in your own home also. I have never had such a heavy heart leaving a holiday. Both my husband and myself felt so sad to leave but that is the price for having an amazing holiday. Mary's Cottages feel good for the soul. A must is Coruisk House Opposite for that lovely touch for making you feel special.
Mar 2015
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From the Owner

Over the years many people have asked us why we decided to rebuild the old ruins. The truth is that it goes all the way back to the point where Mary and I first met. Mary had some holidays from her nursing in Glasgow and headed home to South Uist to see her parents (to tell them all about this wonderful new boyfriend!). A few days later I received a postcard from Uist with a picture of a thatched cottage and a message saying that the small window was her room (I knew fine well they did not live in a thatched cottage but Mary will have you believe that I fell for her nonsense). Anyhow, upon Mary’s return I mentioned that there were ruined cottages on my Grandparents croft in Elgol on Skye and wouldn’t it be a novel idea to rebuild them. Well that was back in 1990.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dalcross Airport Inverness at 100 Miles Nearest Ferry : Misty Isle Boat trips (Elgol) at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Sconser at 18 Miles Nearest Train : Kyle of Lochalsh at 19 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coruisk House (next door) at 1 Metres Nearest Beach : Elgol at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are also numerous hiking locations across the Island with degrees of difficulty to suit all. In the heart of the Cuillin Mountains you will find the next best thing to Alpine climbing conditions, certainly not for the novice but reachable with a aid of a local guide. The island can offer both excellent fresh water and salt water fishing with a number of local boat trips catering for fishing parties and a gillie service for those who are series about catching the illusive scottish salmon. Excellent restaurants such as the renowned Three Chimney's, Kinloch lodge, Duisdale House, Harbour Restaurant, are to be found on Skye. We have right next door, less than a stones throw from the cottages, Coruisk House Restaurant which is getting a great name fort excellent food.


Nearest Beach 0.5 Miles Elgol at the pier or in Torrin where there ia a larger beach approximately 6 miles away.


Nearest Airport 100 Miles Inverness Airport (Dalcross).

Nearest Ferry 20 Miles Kylerhea turn table Ferry only one in UK.

Nearest Train 20 Miles Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness.


Nearest Golf 22 Miles Sconser Golf

Nearest Restaurant 10 Metres Coruisk House Restaurant (next door)

Nearest Beach 0.5 Miles Elgol at the pier or in Torrin

Further Details:

There is a small shop in the village.

For supermarkets, banks, further hotels and restaurants the nearest will be in Broadford which is passed through on route to Elgol.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of £250 (if booked prior to the 1st April, card details are taken but no payment until 1st April, if after the 1st April the deposit will be taken at the point of booking). The balance will due on arrival. Please contact us for payment method options.

If the cancellation is more than 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday only the deposit will be lost. If the cancellation is within 6 weeks of the commencement of the holiday then the full cost of the holiday is due. Due to the potential cost of cancellation we strongly advise that you take out holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.
We have 4 cottages, they are basically all the same. 2 run on a Sat-Sat rotation allowing 7 & 14 night options. The other 2 with Fri & Mon as the change over days. This allows Fri-Mon 3 nights, Mon-Fri 4 nights, Fri-Fri 7 or 14 nights, Mon-Mon 7 & 14 nights, Fri- week Mon 10 nights and finally Mon- week Fri 11 nights.

Notes on prices:
Our standard minimum rates: 3 nights from : £158.33/night
4 nights from : £136.25/night
7, 10, 11, & 14 nights from : £113.57/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Wc, vanity sink, shower, washing machine and warm underfloor heating.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King sized boxed bed with vail, cot if required. Bedroom 2: Two single beds in the gallery area, access not suitable for under 5yrs nor anyone with mobility restriction.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Mary's Thatched Cottages are situated in the secluded small fishing village of Elgol. Down at the shore there is a small harbour where local fishing boats land their catches of lobster and langoustine among others. Boat trips run from the jetty into Loch Coruisk, in the heart of the Cuillins. They also run out to the small Isles of Canna, Soay Egg and Rum. There is extensive scope for a variety of outdoor pursuits In terms of wildlife be it in the air with sea eagles, golden eagles or puffins,; in the sea with basking sharks, dolphins, porpoise or minkie whales or on land with the red deer, pine martins or otters, its all here waiting to be spotted. Along side the anniversaries and honeymoons we also have an increasing number of couples eloping to the cottages and marrying in secret at various romantic spots across the island. We can help with contact information for various local wedding services.

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