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Isle of Skye Self Catering cottage, MacKenzieÂ’s Peak, Portree, sleeps 6

Areas: Isle of Skye

MacKenzieÂ’s Peak
Highlands and Islands

MacKenzie’s Peak, Portree, Highlands and Islands

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £410.00 - 930.00

This semi-detached cottage in Sconser near Portree sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

MacKenzie's Peak is a semi-detached cottage in the hamlet of Sconser, twelve miles from Portree. The cottage has a double room, a twin room and a shower room on the ground floor, along with a kitchen which leads to a dining room offering wonderful views from its large picture window. Upstairs is a king-size double bedroom and a sitting room which again offers spectacular views. Outside is ample off road parking and a garden with furniture. MacKenzie's Peak is a wonderful base for exploring and enjoying all this beautiful island has to offer.


The property provides an excellent location to explore the island and there is a fantastic view across the loch.
Mr Campion

The scenery was spectacular and the places of interest are worthy of your bucket list. It was lovely to have breakfast in the morning sitting at the dining table watching the mountain being reflected in the water and seeing the little ferry carrying passengers over to Raasay. MacKenzie's Peak is on the site of where John MacKenzie was born. We could not have asked for a better place to stay while enjoying Skye.
Mrs George

Beautiful house - disappointing garden
This house is situated between Broeadford and Portree. It has beautiful views and is decorated to a very high standard. On arrival we were met by the owner who was so nice and very welcoming. We travelled with elderly parents who were very comfortable in one of the downstairs bedrooms , one bathroom was straight across the hall from their room. We couldn't fault the house at all but sadly the garden with patio was not at all evident. We had beautiful weather for the duration of our holiday but there was nowhere to sit comfortably to enjoy the outdoors. The side and back of house was overgrown, uneven and untidy. I managed to find four plastic chairs next to an old shed but sitting on them was difficult as the ground was uneven. I even weeded the front to tidy it up a bit!! However it is a great base for exploring Skye and definitely would return . A nice outdoor area would make a huge difference.

The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable with gorgeous views both back and front. It was perfectly situated for access to all areas of Skye.
Ms Kahn

Great self-catering cottage (with one caveat, see full review), highly recommended
This place is really nice. The cottage is basically a fully self-contained part attached to a larger house where the hosts, Nikki and Angus (very friendly and helpful!) live. It's a two-story cottage with a nice, large, fully equipped kitchen (fridge, large oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher, washer, and dryer) and dining room on the lower floor, where you also have two bedrooms (a double and one with two single beds) and a bathroom with shower -- and the heated floors are a nice touch! On the top floor, there's another large double bedroom, a full bathroom (with bath and shower), and a very cozy living room with TV, DVD player, and even a selection of DVDs (which the kids appreciated very much!). There's also a nice telescope you can use to get close-up views of the bay and mountains opposite the cottage -- you really get an amazing view from the living room and dining room! The cottage is spotless (including the bathrooms) and very elegantly finished and furnished -- there's a lot of attention to detail, much more than you would typically expect from a rental accommodation. And its childproofed as well, except for the stairs (no barriers), in case that's relevant. The only thing I found a little disappointing was that all the "consumables" you use during your stay (and which in my experience with self-catering establishments are normally provided in ample amounts), such as toilet paper, paper towel, tea, coffee, sugar, etc., were only provided in bare minimum amounts -- a couple of spoonfuls of coffee and sugar, a few rolls of toilet paper; not nearly enough to last the entire week, requiring us to purchase all these things at the grocery store. Either you provide these items in sufficient quantities for the entire stay or you don't, but don't provide just enough for 1-2 days when you rent the place out for a week at a time... Also, items of which you need much smaller amounts over the course of a week than the smallest packaging you can buy (e.g. oil, vinegar, spices...) should also be provided (they were not, and we had to buy large bottles of each). I nearly reduced one star in my ranking for this, but decided not to in the end. The cottage is very well situated on Skye, with most of the major attractions and hikes/treks within a 0.5-1 hour drive away. There are grocery stores (Coop is the only chain on the island) and gas stations in Broadford (which you pass along the way from the Skye bridge, about 15 min before reaching the cottage) and Portree (the "capital" of the Isle of Skye), about a 15-min drive North past the cottage (the Coop in Broadford is much larger than the one in Portree). You've got a number of restaurants in Portree as well. With the one caveat above, I highly recommend this self-catering cottage.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating, underfloor heating on ground floor
Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD/CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 12 miles, pub 5 mins walk

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Aros Experience - 7.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Cill Chriosd (Kilchrist Church) - 9.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Maelrubha's Chapel, Eynort - 10 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Skeabost Chapel - 12.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Prince Charlie's Cave - 12.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tote Pictish Stone - 12.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Dunscaith Castle - 13.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Kensaleyre Standing Stones - 14.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Clachan Church, Applecross - 14.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dun Beag Broch - 15.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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