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Isle of Skye Self Catering cottage, Red Chimneys Cottage, Dunvegan, sleeps 4

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Red Chimneys Cottage
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Red Chimneys Cottage, Dunvegan, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £558

This detached, whitewashed stone cottage in the crofting hamlet of Totaig near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms.

Red Chimneys Cottage is a bright and airy, detached stone cottage in the crafting hamlet of Totaig near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. The cottage can sleep up to four people and offers a ground floor double room with an en-suite shower room, a twin room with an en-suite basin and WC and a family bathroom with a shower attachment. There is also a kitchen with a social dining area and a first floor sitting room with a woodburning stove.

Outside you will find ample off road parking and a gravel sitting area with wonderful sea views. Red Chimneys Cottage is the perfect base for small families or groups of friends wishing to discover the delights of the Isle of Skye!


We are sad to say we're now at home writing this review. The Red Chimneys Cottage is a beautifully thought out cottage, with everything you could possibly need. The underfloor heating is fabulous downstairs and the wood burner upstairs keeps the whole cottage cosy. The kitchen is so well equipped, it's like home from home. The views are spectacular from the cottage. We didn't see much wildlife around the cottage, as it was mostly dark when we were there. But the island has so much to offer when exploring. We wrote our sightings in the thoughtful wildlife book that is there for guests to write what they've seen. The cottage is remote, so be prepared to drive to places if you're out on an adventure. The roads are narrow and a bit tricky at times. Ian loved them with his land rover to play with on them. Thank you to Fiona and Mark for providing such a great bolt hole.

Found perfection
We visit Skye twice a year and have found a second home at Red Chimneys! All the best views on your doorstep. Looking across Dunvegan Lock the Sun rise above the Cullins on the left and Coral Beach to the Right. Seals Otters Deer and Peregrine Falcons all seen from the Garden! Underfloor heating and a wood burner kept us cosy and warm in November. Well equipped kitchen for self catering and Three Chimneys restaurant just down the road for a special night out. Large contained garden for our two Beagles to explore. Trouble free relaxation in the most beautiful peaceful location we have found to date. We got home and booked again, the next available date, in January. Perfect

Superb, well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location!
This was our second winter escape to Red Chimneys for a week in December. The cottage is thoughtfully well-equipped and comfortable throughout, and reasonably priced compared to some of the supposedly more 'fancy' cottages in Skye. We travel as a couple with a small dog but it would also be an excellent base for a family of four. Located in the hamlet of Husabost on the north west of Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan, it's quite isolated, surrounded by croft land and with the next nearest property (when we stayed) several hundred yards away (this property was for sale during our first visit in winter 2016 and we looked around it with a view to purchasing it - unfortunately I decided not to go ahead for various reasons, a decision I keenly regret!) Donald the crofter, who owns the land surrounding the cottage, was in the process of building a house for his brother when we visited in winter 2017, to the rear of Red Chimneys about 75 yards away - this will now be the nearest habitation. The Husabost area is our favourite part of Skye, being somewhat off the tourist trail. We don't tend to visit Skye in summer as it's so busy, but I should imagine this area is considerably quieter than tourist hotspots like the Cuillins, the Quiraing or around Kylerhea. Glendale is the nearest large village, two and a half miles away. Not much open in winter, just the cafe when we visited, and that was the last day it was open - nothing on the menu other than soup and hot drinks was available, but maybe it's better in season. A very pleasant, homely cottage in a really peaceful and beautiful location, with plenty to see nearby - I'm sure we'll be back!
Charles R

We have stayed at this well-equipped and furnished cottage before. We love the standard of the furnishings and decor as well as the location. This is a beautiful house.
Ms Packer

Wonderful Place
If you want peace & quiet with stunning views then look no further than Red Chimneys. An extremely homely and comfortable cottage, it is very well equipped. Underfloor heating keeps the place nice and toasty. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen but you have to keep your eyes peeled. We saw dolphins, whales, an eagle and loads of smaller animals as well as a stag deer. The cottage is remote so be prepared to drive a lot if you go sightseeing and mind the roads, they are very narrow with passing places. Follow the directions on your booking confirmation, you will find the place even if it doesn't seem like it. I certainly recommend this place and a huge bonus is that it is pet friendly. We took our two dogs and they loved it!



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


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Gas central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Ample off road parking
Front gravelled patio with furniture
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 3 miles, pub 7 miles
Note: Mobile reception can be limited in Husabost
Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8
Note: WiFi can be intermittent
Note - This property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £100
The amount will be authorised to the card which is used for making the booking and will be deducted if the property is not left in a satisfactory standard
Please note that no new pet booking can be taken at this property
Pet bookings already made are being honoured however and so this property cannot be considered as pet free until November 2022
Bookings need to start on a Friday
Short breaks are Fri-Mon at this property only

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Nearest Attractions

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

Dunvegan Castle - 2.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Coral Beach - 3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Dunvegan, St Mary's Old Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fairy Bridge - 4.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Neist Point Lighthouse - 5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Trumpan Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dun Beag Broch - 7.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Hugh's Castle (Caisteal Uisdein) - 12.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

St Assind's Chapel - 12.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Tote Pictish Stone - 13.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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