Sleeps 8 in four bedrooms, 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, plus 1 cot.
Peter & Wendy
About Peter & Wendy
Having holidayed on Skye and the West coast of Scotland over the years, we decided to build a home on Skye, for ourselves and others to enjoy.
Peter & Wendy purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Peter & Wendy chose Skye
The plot enjoys magnificent sea or rural views. It is quietly located, set in natural croft land with magnificent views of Loch Pooltiel, Dunvegan Head and on a clear day the Outer Hebridean Islands.
What makes this Cottage unique
With no light pollution, at night, there are amazing starry skies. It is possible to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Highland cattle and sheep graze here in front of the cottage and there is plenty of wildlife to be seen. The cottage is in an ideal location to take advantage of many lovely walks.
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Very nice get away
Awesome place to get away from it all
It was the perfect getaway
The property was very clean and the sun room was really a great extra. We sat in there and looked at the wonderful view and were warm and comfortable It was just great.
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We agree the views from the cottage are wonderful. We're pleased you were able to relax and enjoy the cottage.
Beautiful cottage with amazing views!
Peace and quiet and lots of space 😊
Our family of 5 from Australia had a very comfortable 10 day stay at the cottage recently . We loved the spaciousness of the cottage - 4 bedrooms and 3 living room areas are not easy to find, especially in the more moderate budget range. The house was well equipped with almost everything one would need on a holiday...although some knives that can actually cut would be a blessing!! The owners were an absolute pleasure to deal with and were exceptionally quick in responding to any queries we had.
We had been warned against going to Skye in winter, but the cottage was toasty warm even during some bitingly chilly days, and going outdoors was not an issue as long as one was well rugged up. However given that so, so many of the nearby cafes and restaurants are closed for the entire winter season (something we were utterly unaware of and really disappointed by 😔�) we feel the cottage would be best enjoyed in the non-winter period when there are actually establishments open to go to at the end of walks and various outings.
All in all though, we had a very pleasant stay 😊�
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New, sharp knives are now at the cottage, thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Beautiful views but well away from tourist sites so Lots of driving to see
Mostly well equipped but some items poor e.g. Broken dish in cabinet; few smaller sizes of casserole dish. Some items were dirty and had to be washed before use. Furniture in conservatory was very uncomfortable and thus uninviting although a lovely room. For the cost of the accommodation we would expect much better comfort and a dishwasher in the kitchen. Bed in downstairs bedroom was so low it was unsuitable for elderly relative - this was a key reason for choosing the property so really disappointing for us. Lovely fresh linen and beds generally were comfortable enough.
Would have been nice to have a room big enough for all of us to fit in evening to socialise ... but realise shape of house and updating has just not allowed this. Best to improve the conservatory by putting in a better set of bigger furniture to allow this I think.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.
We have taken note of your suggestions and have added some additional cushions to the conservatory furniture to improve the comfort (the furniture is a year old so are unable to replace it at this present time). Casserole dishes of various sizes have been added to the kitchen.
When we replace the beds in the future we will remember your comments and replace with one of a higher height.
For anyone interested in booking Waterfall View, please also read the guestbook comments found by clicking 'Read more about Peter & Wendy.'
Isle of Skye - land of dreams
The point of our travelling to the Isle was to get away from the madding crowd, to spend time with family, walk in the fresh air and recharge our batteries. Skye did this and so much more. Changing weather, stunning rainbows and sunsets. The amazing light changes the scenes before you – new scenes open up in the blink of an eye. Really magical and its sheer beauty catches your breath. We know it is magical as Fairies live in Fairy Glen and bathe in the Fairy Falls while Giants walk Old Man of Storr and look out over the Quiraing. Kilt Falls pours out like a huge kettle spout while the Neist Point Lighthouse draws you to the end of the island.
We will be coming back again in search of the Northern Lights and to explore caves, caverns and more beaches and hopefully staying in Waterfall View Cottage – a wonderful, warm and welcoming home from home that met our every need. Large family kitchen to eat in, good washing facilities for those masses of wet clothes, excellent heating to keep chill winds at bay and space for a bigger group.
Do come equipped with correct clothing and footwear as well as most of the food you need so that you can get out and enjoy what the island has to offer from nature to local weavers, potteries, artists and castles rather than hunting for food stores. Always book well ahead for The Three Chimneys – a delicious treat.
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We're so pleased you got out and about to enjoy all Skye has to offer, including the weather!
We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit, to see the Northern Lights.
Skye is the most important centre for Gaelic culture outside of the Western Isles, and almost half the population speak Gaelic fluently; the Gaelic College on Sleat (Skye's most southern tip) is the most important in Scotland. For a sample of the local culture, visitors to the island during mid July can experience the two-week long Skye and Lochalsh Festival - the Feis an Eilean. One of the most popular sights on Skye is the Cuillin ridge, made up of jagged snow-topped peaks, which can be seen from miles around, and are suitable for experienced walkers. The other main attraction on the island is the unusual rock formations of the Trotternish Peninsula, where the pillars and pinnacles are at their most dramatic in the Quiraing above Staffin Bay, on the east coast. Whilst on the island, the capital Portree is worth a visit, with its picturesque fishing harbour encircled with restaurants, and a mile or so out of town, visitors can also experience the Aros Centre.
10 minute walk to Pooltiel pier with mackerel fishing at high tide.
Places to walk include: Ramasaig Cliffs, Neist Point, Dunvegan Woods, Waterstein, Hamara River and MacLeods tables.
A beach can be found at Glendale.
If you enjoy swimming outdoors then try Glenbrittle’s magical Faerie Pools, or try kayaking, sailing, fishing or scuba diving in the crystal clear water around
There are numerous boat trips around Skye to see the wildlife and other islands.
Other attractions of interest:
Colbost Croft Museum - near Dunvegan
Dunvegan Castle and gardens with boat trips to see the seals basking on the rocks.
Giant Angus MacAskill Museum - Dunvegan
Skyeskyns - Waternish
Talisker Distillery - Carbost
Skye Museum of Island life - Kilmuir
Staffin Museum - Staffin
Inverness Airport - 144 miles, approx 2-3 hour drive.
Nearest ferry - Uig (goes to Harris) 37 miles and Armadale Pier, Isle of Skye (goes to Mallaig) 64 miles.
Nearest train station - Kyle of Lochalsh 56 miles.
Glendale - 2 miles, post office/local store.
Dunvegan approx 10 miles - petrol station and local shops.
Portree approx 30 miles - a large supermarket, bakers, butcher, banks, police station and hospital can all be found in Portree.
Nearest beach – Glendale with a pier at Milovaig.
Nearest restaurant/ cafes - Cafe Lephin in Glendale, The Three Chimneys restaurant (3 red rosettes) at Skinidin - 5 miles.
Golf: Skye,s golf course is found at Sconser - 34 miles from cottage.
Ski: Nearest skiing - Ben Nevis 129 Miles, Glencoe 146 miles, Aviemore, 165 Miles.