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Isle of Skye Butt & Beinne for (second !) honeymooners or, getting away

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday cottage Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (lets Saturday-to-Saturday) 2+1(folding

This charmingly modernised 1880's-built 'Butt & Beinne' is a romantic place for (second !) honeymooners or self catering holidaymakers to get away from it all. It has been re-decorated in Winter of 2016. Sit and watch the tides from the picture window, visit the Otter Hide or, on walks along the shore, see seals and sea eagle. At night you may see Red Deer and even one of our resident Pine Marten or two. There are breathtaking views in every direction and the cottage is reached over a sturdy wooden bridge. It is around 90 meters from the shore. Arrive 'Over the sea to Skye' in true romantic fashion via the five car ferry from Glenelg (operating only from Easter to October but check with Glenelg-Kylerhea Ferry website first.) A very scenic 10 mile drive takes you to a full range of shops, restaurants, hotels and a bank in Broadford, whence boat and fishing trips are available from the pier there. For full internal shots, please contact owner for link. We listen to constructive criticism and work constantly to upgrade our facilities to make your stay as enjoyable as we can.

There is Storage Heating for the Winter months, which keeps the house warm and makes it a tranquil refuge for writers and thinkers.

EXTRA ! - The RSPB and Forestry Commission have a hide located next to the Kylerhea wildlife hide car park. The hide is staffed five days a week by RSPB information assistants, who provide comprehensive information on the local wildlife. The hide overlooks the ferry and the Kylerhea narrows and during the summer a pair of sea eagles can regularly be seen hunting for fish over the strong tidal flows. The hide also offers the chance of seeing many of the wildlife species including seals, golden eagles, porpoises, otters, common and bottlenose dolphins etc. Basking sharks have even been seen in the kyle. The inside of the hide has displays and information about Scottish wildlife. Younger children can use free backpacks with binoculars, bug boxes, magnifying glasses and a fun set of activities devised by local school children. The RSPB/FCS hide is open from Easter to September and admittance is free of charge.

N.B. To confirm: Kylerhea is actually on the Isle of Skye, which some of the comparatives given are not, such as those over in Glenelg on the mainland.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Richard

I was raised in the Far East but, as a descendent of Somerled’s (which of course mathematically all Scots are,) Skye is my spiritual home today. When you arrive, you will see what makes it that and, why you will be drawn to it too !

Richard purchased this cottage in 1000

Why Richard chose Isle of Skye

This is a cosy and quiet former croft house, which I have known for 46 years and love dearly. I haven't included a photo of myself so as to let you enjoy filling the space and claiming the magic for yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

The picture windows and the views they afford to you across to Glenelg and, behind the house, up the Kylerhea Glen to the beallach.


Isle of Skye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see Rental Agreement, which supersedes other terms. Your home address will be required by Owner as a condition of booking
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in main living area
  • Two in the double bed and one on a put-you-up bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • bay/sound
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Very Good! 4/5 -
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Isle of Skye Butt & Beinne for (second !) honeymooners or, getting away
average rating of 4.047619 based on 21 reviews

Description of the cottage does not live up to the photos of it.

  • 2 of 5

Wow what an amazing location the cottage is in. Wonderful views and seals practically on the doorstep. However the cottage does not live up to expectations. The bedroom smelt really damp and mouldy even on the bed and the bedding, which was stained. We could not sit on the settee as the springs had gone and you just sink in. Not good if you have a back problem. We spent the week sat on the hard dining chairs, not very relaxing. The fire didn't work and the place was not as clean as I would have expected. Some outdoor seating would have been nice as the cottage is in a beautiful location. When it rained the gutters and downpipes leaked. However the main problems for us were the uninviting smell of the bedroom and bed and not being able to use the settees. The isle of Skye is beautiful but I would not come back to this cottage. We left a day early .

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property just as described we loved the location and remoteness ideal to get away from it all. Seals

  • 4 of 5

We travelled to Skye to see an old family friend, and found our property by chance enjoyed every minute. Returned home via small ferry which is well worth the trip with great views and good road to Shiel Bridge.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location; simple/basic cottage

  • 4 of 5

The location is everything and more than we could have hoped for. Loch and mountains and every kind of wildlife in all its glory. Basic cottage which was damp even during drought and only 2 towels and 1 tea towel for 3 adults.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot

  • 3 of 5

Sadly the standard of the accommodation was below expectations. We didn't expect modern facilities but we found the Croft was very tired and in places not clean. The electrics

were a cause for concern especially the fire and the iron.

The porch was in need of repair and the shower head wastaped to the rail! The downpipes and guttering were leaking.

Happily the weather was kind to us and we did enjoy the property's location very much.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I confirm that the standard of the accommodation was as described and, that the croft is cleaned assiduously, by someone who is very conscientious (kitchen cupboard tops, et al.) You allude to the iron and fire being “concerning” which of course I have to take seriously but, without your stating what you mean it is then no more than an insidious slight. Viz. They are kept in a warm and (usually) friendly environment with all their needs met but, how does this not just belie your opening caveat about your expectations of newness ? You are the first ever to comment on the downpipes outside while on a holiday to my house in the Misty Isle, which draws reflection more to you than the house because you will have known when making the observation that the downpipes lead to…the ground and that there is no run-off drainage system other than “natural.” I’m genuinely sorry your holiday wasn’t all you sought but can recommend Kinloch Lodge for next time.
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Getting away from it all

  • 5 of 5

This simple Croft is as described. Close to the loch edge with stunningly beautiful views all round and in a really peaceful location. Although a few miles from the main road, all parts of Skye were easily accessible.

The accommodation was well-equipped and had everything we needed. Staying in April we were comfortable and had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure and I'm so pleased you love it there as I do. Come back !
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A little peace of heaven at the end of the earth

  • 5 of 5

After what feels like driving to the end of the earth (which is actually 21 minutes drive down a single track, hilly road; albeit with great views) you get to Kylerhea. There are just a few cottages and 1B is Richard's. It is a cute cottage with everything you need for a get away from modern life. The living room and kitchen windows look like picture postcards. It is lovely to sit and do a jigsaw (we brought one but he has some there), with a cuppa or a glass of wine and enjoy the views. There were lots of clean towels. It is a lovely walk to see the ferry or up to the hide to look for birds or seals. In fact we saw seals right next to the pebbled beach twice while were there. Yes there is no internet or phone reception but that is what we wanted, to get away from it all. Although a couple of people we spoke to had occasionally got a phone reception near by. Richard gave us good directions to get there and it was clean and tidy when we arrived. Lockalsh and Broadford are about half an hour away, if you need some shops...petrol cheaper in Broadford. We had a wonderful holiday and are missing it already, we would certainly go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - it is a pleasure to know you enjoyed it as I do. Come back anytime
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Car: necessary

Near the small road to the Isles ferry and Otter Haven, just over the kyle from Glenelg with its Pictish brochs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.61

The house lets Saturday to Saturday
One dog by prior agreement at £15 pcw. Any agreement beyond that is £15pcw per pet.
Winter heating supplement at £15 pcw Oct-Mar inclusive
Reduced Breaks, which are not available at peak times as a proportion of the full seven night rate quoted are: 2 nights = 60%; 3 nights = 70%; 4 nights = 80%; 5 nights = 90%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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