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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Colbost, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Charles R
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Superb, well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location!”
Reviewed 11 April 2018 for a stay in December 2017
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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 café 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!

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JimAST
St Andrews
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
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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!

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: The Travelling to and from
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Jul 2016
We couldn't be happier that you had a lovely break at Red Chimneys Cottage, thank you for taking the time to tell us about it. Seeing all that wildlife sounds fabulous, the dolphins and whales sound like a particular treat! We certainly hope you, and of course your dogs, return to enjoy the place again soon.
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kazsx4
East Wemyss, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mrs ”
Reviewed 18 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Red Chimneys. This has to have been one of the best holidays we have had. The cottage is amazing and equipped to a high standard with everything you could ever need. The view has to be the icing on the cake sitting with a cuppa watching the sea, the birds and enjoying the peace makes for that special moment. Cannot recommend it highly enough! Will be back next year for 2 weeks as one isn't enough

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moowlisci...
North Linolnshire
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Stunning views , cosy comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 24 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed at Red Chimneys for a week in early April. We'd booked the holiday as an anniversary gift for my parents for their 48th wedding anniversary.
It was an 8 hour drive for us to get there but as soon as we arrived we forgot how tired we were when we saw the views from the cottage.
Looking across loch Dunvegan towards the Claigan coral beach the view never got old.

The cottage is clean and had everything we needed , a couple of tiny little suggestions would be more pegs for hanging washing out (there were only a few ) such a s name not to make the most of the fresh blustery air to dry clothes. And the upstairs bedroom lacked anywhere to hang clothes with the storage being drawers.
These were just minor things thoug and certainly didn't impact our stay.

Amenities are excellent, fridge freezer, dishwasher (we didn't use this) washer, tumble dryer , TV, DVD/ blue ray player , underfloor heating (our dog loved this) and the woodburner upstairs.
The information folder mentioned the log basket would be filled with one lot of logs on arrival and the fire made up ready to light however the basket was empty and fire just full of ash. Fortunately we have a log burner at home so it wasn't a problem and we found logs in the store outside
There's a great supply of books should you be unfortunate enough to have any rainy days (we had amazing weather with the only rain as we left ) and some cd's to listen to.

Beds were comfortable and I slept like a log! Bathrooms were fine with brilliant water pressure for a nice hot shower.
The bathroom downstairs which my parents used (they didn't have the en suite shower room) had a lovely big deep bath too.
The field directly in front of the cottage has two very friendly pigs in and in the next field we were lucky end to see lambs being born.
Plenty of other wildlife to be seen too, we saw a deer at dusk in the pigs field, barn owl, many Hawks and buzzards.

We had a lovely relaxing stay and took the recommendations from previous guests in the guest book and visited the oldest bakery on Skye and Jans cakes both in dunvegan. All I can say is it's just as well we were so active during our stay!

We had a great week and would definitely recommend this lovely quiet cottage with spectacular views.

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Liked best: Views, comfort and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
26 Apr 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Red Chimneys Cottage, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time there. Those views must have been absolutely spectacular, especially as they made you forget all about your long journey; what a welcome! We certainly hope you will be back to enjoy spotting the wildlife again soon.
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janetreac...
Dumfries
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Secluded bliss!”
Reviewed 26 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage has to be one of the best holiday cottages I have stayed in...ever!
It has been upgraded to a high standard and made a perfect base for our holiday. The dogs loved the underfloor heating and we loved the wood burner! There was a telescope for watching the abundance of wildlife surrounding the cottage.
The owners had thought of everything and had provided games, books, DVDs for rainy days as well as leaflets about local attractions to visit.
It was the perfect spot for star gazing and we even managed to see the aurora borealis during our trip.
We will be back again next year!

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Liked best: Quality of the cottage and it's ambience.
Liked least: not much storage for clothes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Yvedurham
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 8 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Two adults and 3 Siamese cats have had a very relaxing week in the delightful, cosy cottage that is Red Chimneys. We will miss the ever changing views up and down Loch Dunvegan, whereas the Siamese will undoubtedly miss the underfloor heating ! We've had a mixed bag of weather, lots of snow, torrential rain and sunshine, but this hasn't deterred us from going out and about exploring. There are lots of guide books & leaflets in the cottage.
Beware if you arrive in the dark as we did - SatNav guidance runs out about half a mile away from the cottage. Continue along the track and Look out for a sign to Glendale next to a post box (left hand side) the gate is opposite set back from the road (on the right) just after a line of blue and green dustbins.
We used the Fasgadh General Stores in Dunvegan for postcards, provisions we'd forgotten and to replace the logs we used (£4 a bag). The staff were very friendly & helpful and the store is well stocked and inexpensive.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Not being able to find it in the dark !
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Lynn R
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday cottage”
Reviewed 4 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Arrived at the cottage just as it was going dark so our first impressions included a sensational sunset so we really got the Wow factor. Really lovely & secluded spot away from the towns, but close enough not to feel isolated. We loved the whole place. We have stayed at quite a few rentals over the years & this one stands out because of the attention to detail it has been given. Furnished to a high standard & all the little touches were much appreciated-plenty of towels, all basic kitchen needs, nice soap in the bathrooms & even Christmas decorations. Under floor heating & wood provided for the wood heater meant that even though the weather wasn't great, we were nice & toasty all the time. Highly recommended

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