We had such a lovely time at Skeabost - the house is just beautiful and I could have sat for hours staring out to the beautiful landscape!
The house has everything you need and the beds are super comfortable! It's also very quiet so perfect for a relaxing break on beautiful Skye! Will definitely be back!
Won't spend much of the time reviewing all the positives as it has been done at length by other reviewers below: it's a quality build (would serve as a benchmark in terms of what insulation should be) with pretty much every amenity one would expect from a home away from home. Rarely have we felt so comfortable on a holiday. Views you get are very relaxing and clearly architects behind know their onions very well - big windows in the living space and kitchen/diner, could just sit there and watch for hours.
There is one catch though and that has also been mentioned by numerous reviewers - the proximity of an A road. Noise pollution from passing cars can be a slight nuisance night time, but obviously it should be less of an issue outside peak season when the island is not overrun by tourists.
Another problem - and that is no criticism of the property or owner, but clearly of some fellow travelers - is that some have treated the kitchenware provided with utmost disrespect. Creuset, yes there is... just to highlight the length the owner has gone to provide the best in the house. However, I had never seen it reduced to such a sad state. We have had similar Creuset stuff at our house for longer than this cottage has existed and used it far more frequently, but the state is incomparable. I ended up buying a frying pan at Co-op in Portree for 8 pounds (and cooking pots are in similarly shoddy state by now... except the indestructible iron cast pot). Clearly, some folk have no clue how to cook yet attempt it on their holiday by the looks... Anyway, this not a particular problem to this property, we have always experienced similar state of pans and pots at rental properties. It just struck me what people can do to Creuset. Anyway, the suggestion is if anyone intends to do basic fry-ups, procure a pan or you will be disappointed in my opinion.
the location is central ,just out of portree and offers good access to all Skye
places of interest. The cottage is well designed and well kept, the owner must
be pretty proud of it and it shows in the furnishings/equipments/various little extras
that comes with the rental.Good privacy and great surroundings, the views over
the undulating hills as the sun recedes in the evening were wonderful invoking
a serenity that's hard to forget! Kudos Charles
The best place we've stayed on Skye. It is so hard to find a high quality, eco rental on Skye in a great location but the Skeabost Wood Cottage ticked all the boxes. Beautiful home with fantastic features (original Scottish antiques, Emma Bridgewater dishware, Scottish Fine Soaps handsoap in the bathrooms) and close to Portree. We will be back!
Enjoyed the house which is very spacious and well designed. Lovely big window in the kitchen and views of sheep who come up close to the window. Very relaxing spaces.
Good location for visiting coral beach, Neist point lighthouse and Trottenish peninsula.
The only downside is the closeness of the property to the A road and the traffic.
We've just had a wonderful few days at Skeabost. The cottage is perfectly proportioned and kitted out - huge sofa, comfortable bed, soft towels, well equipped kitchen, books/maps/games etc, not forgetting the stunning view! Charles was quick to respond to queries we had on the first day, and rectified a minor issue swiftly and apologetically, leaving us to enjoy the rest of our holiday with the complimentary bottle of prosecco. The nearby walking (Old Man of Storr, Quairaing) and eating (Three Chimmeys) is top class and we had a fascinating afternoon communing with puffins, seals, golden eagle etc with Aquaxplore based at the stunning Elgon. The drive from Skeabost to Elgon is worth the trip alone. If I had to find a tiny negative, it was that the unseasonably beautiful weather meant we had the cottage windows open, and the occasional noise from the road next door reminded us we weren't entirely in rural isolation. The baby lambs did their best to counter that though! Thank you Charles, a truly relaxing holiday.