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Isle of Skye Self Catering cottage, Riverside Cottage, Portree, sleeps 5

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Riverside Cottage
Highlands and Islands

Riverside Cottage, Portree, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £622.00

This superb detached, single-storey cottage is situated near to the town of Portree and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

Riverside Cottage is a luxurious cottage situated in the friendly crofting township of Kensaleyre, near to the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye. This single-storey cottage can sleep five people in three bedrooms, consisting of one double with en-suite shower, one twin and one single, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has an open plan living area made up of a kitchen/breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.

To the outside of the cottage is ample off road parking and a patio area with furniture. Located in stunning countryside, Riverside Cottage is an outstanding retreat in a wonderful part of the Isle of Skye.


Lovely house and views
There were 5 of us staying at this property, booked by my in-laws, and it was a very lovely property. Fairly modern and spacious. The views from the window were lovely and with binoculars you could see harbour porpoises and otters from the bay window. There were lots of birds right outside the window also and a resident buzzard who could be seen most of the day flying by. We were even treated to a sea eagle flying by. The property was very clean throughout, apart from the kitchen cupboards and worktops which came up lovely after a quick clean. You could get down to the water however this meant walking along the main road which ran along behind the house. We were able to film some footage of otters on the water's edge, which was amazing. The only downside to this location was the road noise, which started early in the morning and continued throughout the day and late into the night which meant interrupted sleep, as the main road is less than 15 yards behind the property. If it had not been for this, I would recommend it.

Lovely cottage ruined by the unpleasant host
My family's lasting memory of our recent trip will be the disgusting attitude of the owner's representative who was as grossly unpleasant as she was unprofessional. On our departure day, the woman allowed herself into the property via the locked front door at 9.50am and then proceeded to openly insult my wife, in front of my son and daughter, as we were "lazy, lazy people" who "can't read simple instructions" (the departure time was 10am). When my wife explained that we hadn't realised her rules were quite so rigid but if she'd allow us 15 minutes, we'd have the bags packed into the car and the property tidied to the standard we found it, she was dismissed again as "lazy" and told she should have "got up sooner". When I suggested that her shocking treatment of guests wasn't exactly best business practise she laughed it off stating: "we're booked through all next summer". What made the entire episode more galling was the fact that she wasn't even expecting her next unsuspecting customers until the following day, so she'd literally gone out of her way to show up early and show my children that the Isle of Skye isn't just scenic walks, fun adventures and natural beauty. When I told her I would apologise to my kids for having the misfortune of meeting such a rude woman she replied: "They'll meet much worse than me in Glasgow," which I felt summed up her view of the her lower-class guests, who should be more obedient when they are allowed to pay through the nose to stay at her property. Otherwise, Riverside Cottage is a cosy, modern, well-equipped home in a magnificent location.

Perfect cottage
This cottage is perfect in every way. Location is only 10 mins north of Portree. The views over Snizort Loch are amazing. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. The welcome we receive was great and the owners were very flexible on key pick up time. Lovely touches like fresh flowers and chocolates.

Absolute perfection
Perfect cottage - the location, the views - a perfect place to relax and unwind. The cottage is a very high spec and has everything you need for a perfect break. The location is wonderful and you are close enough to Portree for it's shops, restaurants and supermarket. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. The cottage owner is welcoming and very flexible with arrival times.
Tracy B

Awesome cottage at a very decent price
Cottage was very spacious and beautiful, the view was incredible. A great quiet place to relax and most places are a quick drive away.



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


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Oil underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Ample off road parking
Large front patio with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 7 miles
Coast 10 mins walk
Note: No children under 10 years, inc infants
Note: Property only accepts up to a maximum of 5 people
Note: This property will only accept weekly bookings between April to October and will only accept short breaks in the winter period

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Nearest Attractions

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

Kensaleyre Standing Stones - 0.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Tote Pictish Stone - 2.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Skeabost Chapel - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hugh's Castle (Caisteal Uisdein) - 4.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Trotternish Peninsula - 5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Old Man of Storr - 5.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Fairy Glen - 6.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Captain Fraser's Folly - 6.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Aros Experience - 7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Rha Waterfall - 7.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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