The Bothy ref: CC511003

Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Childrens Play Area 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small crofting village of Staffin. Nestling at the base of the spectacular Quiraing mountain range and overlooking the isles of Staffin and Flodigarry, The Bothy offers a high standard of accommodation in a superb setting. The original solid stone walls, high ceilings and traditional slate roof are complemented by the tastefully restored modern interior, including large corner shower, modern kitchen and a welcoming wood burning stove in the lounge.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV with free view, DVD and radio/CD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With 5ft bed plus occasional child’s bed if required.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds.
Shower room: With corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Initial £10 electricity included, remainder by £1 or £2 coin meter. No smoking please.


Patio area to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ overlooking large, flat field. The owner has 2 play areas for children, the shed (in the summer) and the field behind the property where they can play football. He also has tennis nets. 2 medium-sized dogs. Off road parking for 5+ cars. Visit Scotland 4 Star.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    On site
  • Distance
    16 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    50.0 miles
  • Lake
    500 metres

About the local area

The property is situated on a working farm and visitors can experience first hand life on this working croft. Feed the lambs by hand, accompany the owner on his quad bike (together with his faithful Old English Sheepdog, Jock) to attend to the cattle in the upland fields and join the locals in a musical ceilidh evening. Take a stroll down to the small river below the cottage or to the little loch above, and catch a few brown trout for breakfast (there is also a visiting fresh fish van for non-fishers!). Sitting at the picnic tables looking out across the bay with uninterrupted views across to Gairloch on the far mainland is absolutely idyllic.The visitor’s book is full of fond memories of these and many other unique holiday times - "a beautiful place to come ’home’ to after a day exploring views that are second to none." Whilst the Bothy is situated in beautiful countryside it is not isolated; there is even a small licensed country store just 100 yards from the cottage which stocks good local produce and essentials.
The property is superbly positioned, between mountain and sea. Staffin Bay, just over 1 mile away, forms a natural harbour. Cruises run daily in season to view the local wildlife and take a trip to nearby Staffin Island.The owner also has his own boat and can provide sea - fishing trips for visitors. The area is rich in natural places of interest. Explore the Old Man of Storr, view the magnificent Kilt Rock waterfall and take a walk on the amazing Quiraing mountain. Superb location for climbing, sea kayaking, canoeing, pony trekking, sea, loch and river fishing and for just enjoying the peace and tranquillity of this totally unspoilt area. The small town of Uig is 7 miles away, from where you can take a ferry trip to one of the outer Hebridean islands. Portree (16 miles) is a pretty fishing port and offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

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