January 2016 - Mick & Phoebe - Nottingham - Thank you for letting us stay in your fantastic cottage, we loved it. It is in a stunning location, we have stayed all over the west coast of Scotland over the past 17 years, this takes some beating! It has everything. There are some great places to eat in Portree, food at The Portree Hotel is excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anybody. We will be back again, we love this place. Mick & phoebe
February 2016 - Lucy & Paul - Nottingham - Had a perfect week in Skye. The cottage & its location were idyllic and provided the "home from home" feel that we had read about! Lots of thoughtful small touches - daffodils, supply of candles and logs for a cosy fire. Also loved all the local art & pottery dotted around the cottage. Thank you for a lovely week. L & P
March 2016 - Natty & Issy - Cumbria - Thank you Dawn & Andrew for letting us stay in your beautiful home, we have had a lovely week, wish it could be longer! Will be next time! Great to get to know you, see you again soon we hope. Thank you for letting us stay we have really enjoyed it. We saw lots of wildlife and the garden was cool too.
April 2016 - Cain family - Hemmel Hempstead - Our visit started with a 3 hour drive in a rental hire car from Inverness Airport. The time flew by as the scenery became more and more breathtaking. The cottage sits about 100 yards from the mouth of the Loch. and can be seen on the opposite side of the shore as you drive in. On arrival so relieved to find that the cottage felt like home from home. There were none of the damp corners, bad smells, tired nick nacks we had come to expect from our previous self catering experiences. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen ideal and the under floor heating ideal on cold days. Also the TV and DVD collection were an ideal way for our teenage family to relax in the evening after a long day out adventuring. Our children loved watching the Seals porpoising in the Loch below and the sheep as they grazed on the hill behind the cottage. Our favourite places to visit from the cottage were The Coral Beach, Fairy Pools and an evening drive along the B885 from Bracadale to Portree - the most beautiful moorland drive of our lives! For the adventurous the hills behind the cottage offer great views and a cardiovascular workout as well as discovering hidden pools and waterfalls. We would not think twice about coming again or recommending this wonderful place to our friends!
April 2016 - Ramsey family - Glasgow - My family (wife & 2 twenty something kids and a dog) recently enjoyed a wonderful week at Kirsty's Cottage. It is very comfortable, more spacious than perhaps it appears from the pictures, well equipped and very good value. The views are spectacular particularly from The Sunroom where we ate all our meals watching the Raasay ferry going to and fro and the setting sun. The dog secure garden was also greatly appreciated. The location is good, being central for most of the islands many attractions and not far to drive to the excellent CO-OP at Portree. We have fallen in love with Skye, if returning would certainly go back to Kirsty's Cottage and would recommend it to others.
April 2016 - Susie & Norrie - Fife - A wee ditty - "15mins past the hour, The ferry comes and goes,15 birdies pass the hour Clinging by their toes. To peck the food that hangs in wait, Without a beg your pardon, Skye's already looking great, And that's just from the garden! Was much to saviour on the Isle, Weaving, pots & leather, Views to thrill mile on mile, And who'd have thought - THE WEATHER! But holidays are "make or break" By where you lay your head This "home from home" make no mistake Is everything you said. Last word goes to the LIGHT Not to make you sad though Last walk with the dogs at night Best ever - MOONSHADOW! We've had a terrific week here on Skye at Kirsty's Many thanks - Susie, Norrie, Axel & Lochy.
May 2016 - Rumseys -Buckinghamshire - Whilst the boys were not able to make it to St Kilda due to bad weather - the Isle of Skye more than made up for their disappointment. Your lovely cottage has been a warm and comfortable place to come back to at the end of each busy day. Our highlights to name but a few:Misty Isle boat trip Loch Coruisk, Fairy Pools, Old Man of Storr, Talisker beach. Plus lots of galleries and places to have lunch- Ellishadder Art Cafe & Oyster Shed both excellent lunches. Thank you so much it has been a fantastic week and we go home with lovely memories.
May 2016 - David & Carol Reilly - East Lothian - What a beautiful cottage! Very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Thanks Dawn for the lovely pots of flowers. Skye is beyond description the weather has been amazing ( came with boots & jumpers!!) which we didn't expect, what a blessing! Thank you both for allowing us to stay in your family home! David & Carol xx
May 2016 - Steve & Rachel Parkin - Cumbria - We have had a lovely week in your lovely cottage - comfortable - loved flowers, artwork, soft furnishings and the feel of the cottage. Mixed weather as to be expected but the could have stayed in as the cottage so comfortable & cosy. Saw sea otters round the bay, seals, gannets diving etc. Thanks a lot Dawn & Andrew
May 2016 - John & Tricia - Grange over Sands - Had a fantastic holiday here last week. It is an old croft house that has been thoroughly modernised to a high standard. Lovely views across the sea loch from all the windows. How often do you get to watch 12 Seals sunbathing from your lounge window? We are looking forward to going back next year.
June 2016 - Naomi & Harriet - Liverpool - We have had a wonderful time at Kirsty's Cottage. This is our 3rd time on Skye and this has been by far the nicest place we have stayed. from the perfectly equipped kitchen to the relaxing sun room we have wanted for nothing Thank you for a perfect holiday base!This has been such a relaxing stay in a cottage that smells of Peaches!We've sunbathed in the comfortable suntrap and dined by candlelight in the sun room. Well furnished with practical equipment to clean, wash and cook and with comfortable luxurious space and furniture (love the amount of cushions!) The owners generosity in providing fire stacks and things like ice surpasses other cottage owners!! 1 question though who is Kirsty!? Thank you for a brilliant holiday Naomi & Harriet x - Kirsty is the original owner of the house when it was built in the early 1900's.
June 2016 - Andrew & Maureen Barwick - Norfolk - We have enjoyed a great week in this peaceful location. The weather has been amazing and allowed us to Skye in all its glory. A lovely home to relax in. We will miss the views of seals and hills.
June 2016 - Daniel & Hollie - Norfolk - Nothing else to say about Skye, but that it's awesome! Kirsty's cottage was a real bonus. Would recommend to anyone & would stay here again!! A home from home & enjoyed the fire every night. Thanks very much for a really nice place to stay. Highlights are: Coral Beach, The Quirang, Fairy Pools.
June 2016 - Mcgowan family - Thank you so much Dawn & andrew Sorry our stay was suddenly cut short. Your cottage is very beautiful, it was amazing. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. We have had such a peaceful time here and found Skye to be truly magical. We really needed this holiday and have found it to be one of our best. Take care.
July 2016 - Astrid & Marko - Germany - What a great week we have had lovely cottage with an amazing view. Our first time on Skye and we'll definitely come back. Thank you for your warm and friendly welcome. The Isle of Skye is amazing.
July 2016 - Wood family - Kirriemuir - Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. we have had such a lovely week and it really has felt like a home from home. I hope we can return sometime in the future! Everything that we had hoped for and more. Hours gazing at the views heaven! Thank you so much.
July 2016 - McNaughton family - Canada - Thank you so much. The cottage and views are so beautiful! The cottage is so well equipped and awesome - it feels like a home away from. All the best.
July 2016 Colin & Chrissy - Stockport - Thank you for a great week in your beautiful cottage. Lovely garden with stunning views. Thank you for making us so welcome.
August 2016 - Helen Robbie & Angus - Many thanks for the warm welcome we got. Cottage looks lovely on line but picture postcard in real life & a view like nowhere else we have been. Love the garden & watching the birds & even saw some seals. Love sitting in your sun room what a view. Skye was more than we thought it would be, too many lovely places and not enough time a return visit is a must. Thank you Dawn & Andy big kiss for Archie x
August 2016 - Looren de Jong family The Netherlands - We've had a great week! Totally "un-Scottish" weather and your beautiful cottage made our stay on this lovely island even better. Had a great time discovering, driving around and "hanging out" in the cottage. Even spotted some seals! The cottage was perfect for the 5 of us, Jesse loved sleeping on the sofa bed. The kids definitely want to come back so who knows;-) It was a real pleasure meeting you both as well. Thank you for your hospitality, we'll keep following you on facebook. " My bed was really nice. I would really like to come back, hope to be back soon!"
August 2016 - Klaus S - We lived in the cottage for one week and it was just great. Beautiful house with everything you need. From each detail you can see that the owners do not only want to rent the house but make the stay there a great experience. The house is located in a beautiful environment with a direct view of the sea. Ferries passed from time to time giving the scene a special mood. Altogether, we enjoyed our holidays a lot and we are thinking to come next year.
August 2016 - Carl, Joanne, Edward & Tillie - Cheshire - This must be the 9th time we have visited this cottage as nowhere comes close! The recent refurbishment has nmade it even more comfortable - we particularly liked the under floor heating and real fire. This year we discovered The Oyster Shed at Tallisker which was amazing - will definitely be back!!!
September 2016 - Karen & Tim - Lovely cottage great position to get out and about. Shame about the weather...
September 2016 - Nick, Mabel & Lochie - Australia - Absolutely lovely cottage we have had a wonderful time on Lochie's second birthday.
September Dan & Sally ( Tam & Tia 2 black labs) - Kintyre - Beautiful cottage which wants for nothing. We have had an amazing week, doing all tourist attractions but most of all going off track and discovering the hidden parts and treasures this island has to offer. A lovely week for our 29th wedding anniversary. Thank you.
September 2016 - David & Sheila Barnfarther & Fern English Springer Spaniel - Darlington - What a really comfortable cottage in such a glorious setting. A beautiful island. We have never experienced such heavy rain. we hope to return and will make sure we bring Skye proof waterproofs. A beautiful cottage with stunning view across the bay. Very clean and well appointed with ample space to enjoy a relaxing stay. Dog friendly with enclosed garden Owners very friendly, helpful but not intrusive. Spent many a happy hour in the sun room watching the seals and seabirds when the weather was to inclement to venture out. All in all a superb cottage and location which we would have no hesitation in using again if we return to Skye.
October 2016 - Derek & Jo Brewer - Our second visit to this wonderfully appointed cottage. The weather during the week was fantastic and sunrises from the garden extraordinary. For once red Skye in the morning didn't mean it would pour with rain1 Walks from the cottage to Sligachan Inn and the nearby sandy beach were outstanding and Ullinish Point/Oronsay Island and Talisker bay are highly recommended. It is, of course, the accommodation that makes a holiday and this is a very special place. Thank you.
October 2016 - Angie & Rick Clear - This was our 1st trip to Skye, and we weren't disappointed! The wonderful weather just added to the beauty of the island. We had lovely trips out each day, with the bonus of returning to a beautiful, cosy cottage each evening. The islands scenery was even more breathtaking than we envisaged. we will definitely return!
October 2016 - Wilde family - Northumberland - A fantastic week in a lovely cottage. Probably the best equipped cottage we've stayed in. We loved the fire and the dvd collection, we even loved the one day of bad weather! 1st time on Skye and it's been great highlights were:seeing loads of Dolphins on a boat trip from Portree, exploring The Fairy pools,kayaking in Uig bay & Cafe Arriba in Portee amazing views. Thanks for a great week!