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77/78 Aird Coastal Cottage in Portree, The Highlands

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

77/78 Aird Coastal Cottage description

Holiday home
77/78 Aird is situated near Portree on the Isle of Skye. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, a shower room, a fitted kitchen with dining area and two sitting rooms, one of which has an electric stove. Outside the cottage benefits from off road parking for two cars, an enclosed front garden with a wooden summer house. With plenty of restaurants, shops and pubs to choose from in nearby Portree, 77/78 Aird is the perfect setting for exploring the Isle of Skye.

The natural harbour is the stunning backdrop of Portree, which boasts a tremendous variety of shops, restaurants and hotels. The Aros Centre hosts a number of events such as cinema, concerts and theatre. If outdoor activities are the order of the day then these are well catered for with plenty of walks, climbing and kayaking opportunities within stunning scenery. Trotternish Ridge is a magnificent rock formation that stretches continuously for 31km and offers both novice and more challenging climbing opportunities. For more gentle pursuits, visit the Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre or Dunvegan Castle. The Museum of Highland Life gives visitors a chance to see how the region has changed over the centuries and the Flora MacDonald monument at Kilmuir is well worth visiting. Portree has so much to offer holiday makers whatever their idea of a perfect holiday may be. It is a fabulous location for all year round enjoyment.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Oil central heating with electric stove in sitting room. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV for DVDs only, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front garden with wooden summerhouse. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 8 miles, pub 1 mile. Coast 8 mins walk. Note: There is no TV signal at this property.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea

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Mrs Runciman
June 2015
Compared to so many other places this cottage supplied over and above what we would have expected. It was truly a home away from home. We loved it, will be telling anyone heading to Skye that this is the place to stay!
Mrs Berry
July 2015
The standard of equipment supplied with the accommodation was excellent. The level of decoration was homey and it felt comfortable.
August 2015
It was stunning inside and out. It had an enormous kitchen with more supplies than we could have possibly used. We appreciated the high standards of cleanliness of our vacation home. It was a lovely place to stay, as well as being a great base for exploring Skye. We would stay longer the next time.
Mr Ballantyne
September 2015
The cottage is out of this world. Liked the wildlife on your doorstep, looking into the evening sky watching the sunsets and the stars, sitting in the summerhouse with the one you love sharing a few glasses of wine. Every day the landscape changes so no two photographs are the same. We still haven't seen everything that we want to see so we will be going back again next year.
Mrs Balke
August 2014
A great starting point for exploring the whole of the Isle of Skye. A nice and quiet cottage.
Mr Holmes
September 2014
We had high expectations of the cottage and were delighted. The idea was to have comfortable surroundings to read, write and switch off from the world and it was absolutely perfect.
Mr Andrews
April 2014
Views of two sea lochs from both front and rear are superlative. Staying at this cottage is like having shared someone else's home that they left the previous week. The tranquillity of the location is good. The bathroom and shower are to a high standard and the oil-fired central heating makes the cottage very comfortable. The summer house was great to be in and appreciate the view over Loch Treaslane.
Ms Thomson
October 2013
The cottage was a real treat to be staying in for the week. Great location for exploring the Island. The accommodation was clean, warm and very comfortable, generally a joy to be living in during our holiday. I liked the fact that the owner was available to speak with, had there been any real difficulties, and that kind of personal touch was really nice.
Ms Thomson
October 2013
The cottage was lovely.
Mr Ballantyne
October 2013
From the day we arrived, to the day we left it was fabulous. We have booked for a fortnight in 2014, and we cannot wait.
Mr Dercy
August 2013
Quiet and very nice, a very beautiful place, to be recommended.
Mr Ballantyne
September 2013
A quiet location 0.8 miles from Portree. The cottage was better than we imagined, plenty of books to look through in the evening with a nice glass of wine. The summer house was great, sitting with the doors open, listening to the wild life all around. We enjoyed it that much we are going to stay for a fortnight in 2014. In one short way to describe it, 'out of this world'.
Mrs Ashby
October 2012
Excellent accommodation, warm, cosy, well appointed as a base to explore this magnificent island. Outstanding scenery dominated by the coastline, a sense of timelessness.
Mrs Remmer
April 2013
Warm, cosy cottage - quick to heat in cold weather. Accessible location for Portree Western side of island.
Amanda W
August 2016
We comfortably slept and fed four happy adults here. Spotlessly clean, all the appliances work perfectly, and the strong wifi was extra convenient. Beautiful views, easy to get to everything on Skye, AND a gorgeous garden with sweet little summer house. Spacious kitchen that let us cook for family and friends. The sitting room with a grand selection of games and books (even children's books) was a special highlight. Excellent value. We highly recommend it and hope to stay here again.
November 2015
I stayed here in October 2015 with my husband and two little girls. The house was easy to find, had off-road parking and a pretty location on a small peninsula, giving loch views in both directions. There was no TV signal but we were aware of this from the information given, although there was a DVD player and the internet worked well for our laptop - but we hardly used either! There are many shelves of books, an absolutely wonderful range of subjects perfect for a lover of nature/art/history/Scotland/fiction. (Me!) The girls learnt to play chess and other games, and it did us all good to have a break from the usual routine. The house was comfortable and very cosy in the horribly noisy storm which battered us for two nights, and the bathroom and kitchen large and well equipped. The location is quite far north on Skye and we found that in a week, driving around and doing several walks, we were only able to fully explore from about Sligachan and above - very thoroughly, mind you! Skye is bigger than I remember from 30 years ago..... We had some beautiful weather, some awful weather and storms, but we enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of information in the cottage about places to go, but we did a bit of research beforehand. I would certainly come here again, my only comment being that after a hard day's walking, I did find myself wishing that the cottage had a bath! The shower was great, but I'm sure you know what I mean. We need to come back to Skye soon!
Christine B
November 2015
My husband and I spent a week in this cottage in early summer. The cottage is secluded enough to enjoy total peace and quiet but within easy driving distance of Portree for the essentials such as shopping. The cottage is very well set up with everything you could need for your stay, lovely, cosy and comfortable, and the garden is beautiful. There is also good off road parking for the car. The owner communicated all the details we needed, plus lots of extra hints and tips, in plenty of time for our visit and there was a file of local information in the cottage. The surrounding area is stunning, as is the whole of Skye. I would highly recommend this cottage, I will defiantly be booking this again. Additional tip for anyone with a gluten intolerance - the local co-op as you drive into Portree stocks a small collection of free-from goods, and the Skye bakery (on the same road into Portree, just before the co-op) is an absolute must, it does the best gluten free bread I have ever tasted.
Mr Kirman
June 2016
An outstanding property, the best self catering cottage I've ever stayed in, it was superbly equipped.
March 2015
We stayed here on the week of 23rd Feb for some rest & recuperation time and it was ideal. The cottage is about 8 miles North west of Portree, in the direction of Uig and Bernisdale, on the banks of Loch Snizort. It has a very well equipped kitchen with a fridge freezer, second fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and dryer, all in perfect condition and all the pots, pans, plates and cutlery you could ever need. There are two very comfortable living rooms, one more homely in style, with wood panelled walls and a huge library wall and a second more modern decorated room with a large dresser and with a large corner sofa and wall lights, ideal for lounging and reading. There are two bedrooms upstairs, which are compact, but plenty big enough with more than adequate storage and fantastic views of the Loch and the rear garden; one double and now twin. There is no TV reception here or mobile signal, which we knew beforehand and wasn't an issue. There is BT Broadband of roughly 1.5-2Mb download speed which provides good service for using your mobile phone over the internet (using Tu Go app on O2 or Three in Touch on Three Mobile) which let us stay in touch with friends and family and more importantly means they can call you if needed. We could also watch iPlayer on our iPads perfectly well, but this is modest in terms of broadband. If you have many people in your group wanting to use devices, you'll get poorer service. Walking a short distance from the house to the main road gave a very good mobile signal on Three and O2.
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