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“Heaven in Skye”
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Side of apartment and view down the garden to the Sound of Raasay from the seating area
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Side of apartment and view down the garden to the Sound of Raasay from the seating area
Side view of Braes Retreat with Glamaig Hill in the background Kitchen area and lounge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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18 reviews
Side of apartment and view down the garden to the Sound of Raasay from the seating area
Side view of Braes Retreat with Glamaig Hill in the background
Kitchen area and lounge
Lounge and dining area
Rhododendrons in the garden
Garden in Spring
The stream in the garden
View from the bedroom
View from the outside seating area
View to Peinachorran from An Aird, Braes
Colours in the garden
View from the kitchen area
Glamaig from the garden
View from upstairs down to the sound of Raasay
View to the mainland from the Braes
Looking down on Peinachorran from Glamaig
Ship in the Sound of Raasay
Snow-covered Red Cuillin mountains from the Braes
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Gary B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Heaven in Skye”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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If you are looking for the perfect getaway then look no further. The Braes is up there amongst the best. Ideally situated and with top class accommodation this was a fantastic retreat for me and my partner. We both ramble and this was the perfect base for our walking activities. The owners welcome was warm and friendly and after such a magical few days we will be looking to return again in the future.

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The solitude, the views and the night sky
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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njvw
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“amazing accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Braes retreat is just that - a wonderful retreat. The house is cosy, snug and well kitted out with the most amazing views of the sea. The garden is quite something and perfect for relaxing after a long day walking. The wood burner makes this place even more special when the weather calls for it! The host was very hospitable and most welcoming, as was the retreat dog, Alfie. The host was great at providing information before and during our stay - very welcoming and helpful. We'll be back - thank you!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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florence3...
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic accomadation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
2
people found this review helpful

First visit to the Island,Cottage in a great location and easy to find if you follow the instructions provided on the website.
The cottage has everything you would need for a short ot long stay.Very clean,very warm and comfortable.The view is fantastic whatever the weather! The garden is beautiful and i really enjoyed watching the birds whilst relaxing in the cottage.
The owners were very kind and helpful.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The wood burning stove
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mcchrissy...
cheshire
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay in a Beautiful Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Our first visit to Skye and we certainly picked a beautiful place to stay. Although it is called an apartment, we think it is more like a cottage, with luxurious facilities and everything you could ask for in a holiday rental - extremely comfortable, immaculately clean and well furnished and set in the most beautiful gardens with fantastic views all around. The new owners, Ingrid and Iain, were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. There are lots of walks with beautiful scenery straight from the cottage. Although the cottage is quite remote, it didn't take long to get to Portree with all its restaurants and shops. We really couldn't fault Braes Retreat and would certainly recommend it to anyone thinking of holidaying in this beautiful part of the world.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Fantastic views from the gorgeous garden with its own waterfall (burn)
Liked least: Long single track road to the cottage (although plenty of passing places)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Shelagh M
Yeovil, United Kingdom
1 review
“Our Perfect Holiday Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012 for a stay in September 2010

The cottage is located in a dream position in a stunning garden with spectacular views over the Straits of Raasay.It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard which made our stay extremely comfortable and the owners could not have been more welcoming and by the end of our fortnight there we felt as though we were saying goodbye to good friends.Brae's Retreat is in the perfect position for exploring the whole island and despite going to different places every day we still have a list of places to visit which we did not manage on our first visit. We definitely plan a return visit as soon as possible and would not entertain staying anywhere else.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Hosts,location,views,gardens
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alizon & James
South Yorkshire
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012 for a stay in May 2011
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
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deggendorf
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011 for a stay in August 2011
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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