Isle of Skye Self Catering cottage, The Old Mill, Staffin, sleeps 4

Areas: Isle of Skye

The Old Mill
Highlands and Islands
IV51 9JS

The Old Mill, Staffin, Highlands and Islands
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £293.00 - 689.00

This detached mill conversion in the village of Staffin on the Isle of Skye sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

The Old Mill is a detached cottage set next to a river, in the village of Staffin on the Isle of Skye. This cottage sleeps four people in two en-suite bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double and one twin. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove. Outside, there is ample off road parking, a front seating area, and a rear gravelled garden with a picnic table. The Old Mill is a great base for exploring all that the Isle of Skye has to offer.


Warm and welcoming
We booked the Old Mill for a the Christmas week. It was all we hoped for. Warm cosy and beautifully appointed. Two en-suite bedrooms, a large well equipped kitchen diner and a cosy lounge with WiFi, Sky TV, DVD player and a selection of up to date films, games (no cards but we got some at the village shop) and a couple of jigsaws. The weather during our week was not too good and Skye and the NW of Scotland were lashed by Storm Barbara with high winds and heavy rain. It was so bad that sometimes the TV reception disappeared! The internet due to a lightning strike on the island was very patchy - not the fault of the owner! There is a very well stocked village shop with good fresh local bread as well as everything you would need. Be warned that on Skye in the winter months the majority of cafes and restaurants close so don't go expecting to eat out a lot. Our nearest restaurants were in Portree which meant a 30 mile round trip drive in bad weather. The owner Liz was charming and couldn't do enough for us - she even gave us the Christmas tree she had had in her classroom which really made the cottage seem very Christmassy. Skye is bigger than we realised but we found that the OLD MILL was well located for various attractions such as the Old Man of Storr, The Quirang and Mealt Falls. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough it was all and more than we had expected. Thank you Liz.

Everything you need and more!
The Old Mill is a lovely cottage which although situated in the heart of Staffin,very near to a grocery shop and a restaurant is actually very private. It is in an ideal place for anyone who wants to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. Everywhere on the Isle can be reached by road quite easily and many of Skye's premier attractions are very near to Staffin. The cottage itself is clean and comfortable and because of its location offers some spectacular views. The only problem you might have is not wanting to leave at the end of your holiday.

The fireplace at The Old Mill is very nice, especially when you return from a trip in the mountains.
Mrs Walcraut

Perfect place to stay
Stayed here for a week that had sunshine every day except one. The cottage is in the village of Staffin in the NE of the island. The views are amazing all around. It is very well presented & laid out. Everything we needed was here, unfortunately or should that be fortunately we did not get to use the woodburner as the weather was too hot. The downstairs is very well laid out & very nicely furnished. Upstairs 2 ensuite bedrooms both with excellent showers. There is sky tv & good broadband, DVD's, books & boardgames. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. It was also reasonably priced & we enjoyed our stay very much.

A very comfortable, welcoming cottage in a pleasant, quiet location. Would recommend to anyone and hope to return.
Mr Edwards

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and booster chair on request. Ample off road parking. Front seating area. Rear gravelled garden with river and picnic bench. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 miles. Restaurant 2 mins walk. Note: Bedrooms have sloping ceilings. Note: Rear garden surrounded by fast flowing river
children to be supervised.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Staffin area.

Nearest Attractions

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

Flora MacDonald's Grave & Kilmuir Cemetery - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kilvaxter Souterrain - 5.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Skye Museum of Island Life - 5.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Captain Fraser's Folly - 6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Duntulm Castle - 6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Trotternish Peninsula - 6.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Kensaleyre Standing Stones - 10.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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

Skeabost Chapel - 12.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Aros Experience - 15.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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