Skye Crofters Cottage

Self Catering

Grianan, Struan, Balmeanach, Isle Of Skye, IV56 8FH

    Crofters Cottage is a traditional 'Black House' set in the north west coast of Skye, approx 5 miles south of Dunvegan.

    The property was built in 2009 and although based on the old Black House, it has all the modern day amenities expected for a luxurious holiday away - a must for any couple! The cottage is finished to a very high standard with a peat burning stove and tiled floor through-out. There is under floor heating supplied by a geothermal heat source.

    Ideal for couples and honeymooners. This modern day 'Black House' is the ideal setting for a relaxing, romantic break on the Isle of Skye. Recently completed in 2009, the cottage boasts uninterrupted coastal views and the peace and tranquillity required to sit back, relax and take in the scenery that Skye has to offer. We also have two mountain bikes which can be provided to guests staying at the cottage.

    The cottage has a large double bedroom with king size bed, living room, kitchen and luxurious bathroom with double bath and steam shower. The cottage has it own, crystal clear water supply from a well on the croft.

    Locally, you can indulge in some of the best seafood available in the west coast of Scotland, enjoying a meal at the world famous 'Three Chimneys' restaurant, 'Ullinish Lodge', and the 'Steinn Inn' - the oldest inn on Skye. Good wholesome food is also available at the 'Dunvegan Hotel', 'Old School Restaurant' and 'The Old Inn' in Carbost.

    The area boasts an abundance of wildlife with Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles and Buzzards frequently being seen in the area. On the shore-line, keep an eye out for otters as they can also be seen here and at the river 100m away. As members of the RSPB, we will keep you informed of good wildlife walks, rambles and the best areas for seeing wildlife.

    If you are interested in history, there is no better place to come than Skye. Learn about the feuds between the clans. Six miles north you have Dunvegan Castle, seat of the great Clan Macleod and at Armadale in the south you have the Clan Donald Centre and Armadale Castle, home to the MacDonalds, Lord of the Isles. In between you have the breathtaking scenery of the Cuillin mountains, the Old Man of Storr and Quiriang on the Trotternish Ridge and stunning views of the Cuillins from Elgol. Boat trips can be taken into Loch Coruisk from Elgol with the Misty Isle and the Bella Jane boat trips.

    Don't forget Portree, the islands capital and only 13 miles away. Here you will find all the local gift shops, local bars and picturesque harbour where in 1803, the ship 'The Polly' set sail for Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, with islanders hopeful of a new future.

    Whatever your needs, Crofters Cottage is the ideal location for a fabulous holiday on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Contact us now for further information and holiday enquiries.
    5 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Children Welcome


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Trouser Press
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    Across Skye Bridge, A87 north as far as Sligachan. Turn left at the Sligachan Hotel and follow the A863 to Struan. After Struan, travel through Ose and after one mile, Grianan B&B and Crofters Cottage is on the right.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Railway terminates at Kyle of Lochalsh (mainland). Thereafter by public transport. Mountain bikes are provided within the cottage.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Closest airport is Inverness - 125 miles away. Hire cars can be hired at the airport or you can take a bus as far as Portree on Skye.

    Getting there by ferry:- Glenelg - Kylerhea (seasonal)
    Armadale - Mallaig (all year) - follow the road to Broadford, turn left and travel through Broadford on the A87. Follow the directions above for the rest of the way.

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