Unique Isle of Skye Heritage Cottage

Unique Isle of Skye Heritage Cottage


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Unique Isle of Skye Heritage Cottage
Kilmuir near Uig
Isle of Skye

This Unique Heritage Cottage offers a homely holiday dwelling on the Isle of Skye to relax in with your loved ones in rural surroundings, as is part of the wonderful collection of properties from National Trust for Scotland.

Discover the beauty of Scotland’s two national parks and stunning countryside, with lots of properties catering to a wealth of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on your doorstep, with some featuring additional facilities for angling, field sports and cycling, making it easy to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively city scenes of Scotland, with properties in and around Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow, all teeming with historic sites, beautiful architecture and plenty of entertainment. Being Scotland’s largest conservation charity, National Trust for Scotland has been able to beautifully preserve and renovate many historic buildings to offer unique holiday locations. With over two-million visitors each year across twenty-seven castles and great houses, forty-six munros, thirty-five major gardens and designed landscapes, and seven national nature reserves, National Trust for Scotland has something for everyone. Each property is equipped with all you need for a self-catered stay, with kitchens complete with essential appliances and more, dining areas to come together for hearty meals, and many sitting rooms boasting open fires or woodburning stoves to settle down in front of, not to mention elegant bedrooms and sparkling bathrooms where you can feel refreshed. Bring your canine companion along with you to some of the properties, and keep up to date with the world via the WiFi connections offered in most cottages. With more and more people discovering the beauty and allure of Scotland every year, ensure your stay is special with a National Trust for Scotland cottage.

Enveloped by the magnificent landscape of the Isle of Skye is this secluded thatched croft house, Beaton’s Croft. This National Trust for Scotland property dates back to the 19th century and achieved A-listing for its historical importance. The enchanting ground-floor property is bursting with character and history, perfect for a romantic break or for two friends to escape for a moment of peace. Step back in time as you enter this wonderful cottage, soaking up the traditional interior, classic features and charming décor, combined with contemporary amenities for your self-catered stay. Take a seat next to the crackling woodburning stove in the intimate setting of the sitting room, decorated with wooden flooring and a sloped ceiling, as you catch up with your loved ones over a cup of tea, or lose yourself in a captivating novel during a rainy afternoon.

Dining experiences can be enjoyed in this peaceful spot at the delightful dining table, or choose to use it as a space for an exciting night of board games. Prepare all your meals in the modest yet amply equipped kitchen, fitted with all the necessary amenities for a week-long stay. Unwind into your evening within the charming bedroom, finding original doorways, ample storage and a bedside light to create a snug setting to catch up on your rest. Utilise the shower room to prepare for your day, stepping into the walk-in shower for a brisk rinse, before wrapping a warm towel around yourself from the heated rail. Breathe in the fresh country air in your own private garden, overlooking the incredible landscape of rolling hills, rugged mountaintops and far-reaching fields. The property itself was built in the 19th century with four other crofts, tenanted by the four Gillies brothers, resting among the township of Bornesketaig, which is now populated with the ruins of the old church, well worth observing on a leisurely stroll. The village of Uig can be found just a short car journey away, boasting two local shops and pubs where you can stop for a quick shop and some tasty pub food, there’s also two charming independent businesses to visit, including Uig Pottery and Skye Brewery.

Embark on a mountain hike through the awe-inspiring peaks of the Cuillin Mountains, taking on various challenging walking and hiking trails, with climbing opportunities and incredible views to discover. Alternatively, find even more adventure at the Quiraing landslip, offering photo-worthy walks around tall cliffs, secluded plateaus and rocky peaks.

Discover Whitewave: Skye’s Outdoor Centre for an adrenaline-filled day out, with activities including kayaking, abseiling, mountain boarding, hill walking, crating and archery. Further afield, you can sample some of Scotland’s finest whisky at Talisker Distillery before heading over to the local bay for a day at the historic beach, or visit the capital town of Portree for a busy day exploring an array of shops, cafés, pubs and a wealth of amazing restaurants for a celebratory meal. An unforgettable escape awaits at Beaton’s Croft, boasting a hidden retreat among astonishing landscapes.

At a Glance

  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with a zip & link bed which can be twin on request
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Night storage heaters and wooodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge, microwave, CD player, radio, and selection of books
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking at rear of cottage
  • Lawn with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: Assistance dogs only are allowed
  • Note: There is no WiFi or TV at this property, there is mobile network coverage provided by Vodafone & O2 which will give you internet access
  • Note: There are small steps up to certain rooms in the property
  • Note: The cottage is heated by night storage heaters, but, if you would like to use the open fire in the living room (recommended in the winter months) coal is provided at the property
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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