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The Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Staffin, The Highlands

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sleeps 3
1 room
1 bathroom

The Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Barn is a ground floor semi-detached cottage in the village of Staffin on the Isle of Skye. The cottage sleeps threepeople and has one twin bedroom with an en-suite, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining table, sofa bed and a solid fuel stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and shared use of a garden. Just a short stroll to the coast, The Barn is located in a stunning part of the magnificent Isle of Skye.

Staffin is situated in North Skye, and overlooks Staffin Bay and Staffin Island.

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.

Electric heaters with solid fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel, power and peat for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared garden. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 min walk, pub 3 miles. Beach 10 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea

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Mrs Marshall
June 2016
A great cottage and a great location, the owner couldn't have been more helpful.
Mrs Brown
May 2016
We enjoyed our stay at The Barn, it was well located for all local amenities and tourist attractions. The owner was very welcoming and gave us good information on places to visit.
Mrs Knott
April 2016
This was exactly the type of rural getaway we were looking for. The scenery in the area is breathtaking and the host was exceptionally helpful and friendly.
Ms Payne
May 2016
The owner was such a wonderful, helpful host with excellent suggestions of many places to visit. Lovely cosy base for a week of exploring.
Mr Hawling
May 2015
The owners hospitality and general helpfulness made us feel very relaxed. This contributed greatly to the enjoyment of our walking holiday along with his expert knowledge of the local surroundings, it was our first trip to Skye. A first rate holiday!
Mrs Zannini
July 2015
The Cottage was very cosy with a very spacious living room and the owner was incredibly friendly and helpful!
Mrs Sewell
August 2015
The Barn was located in a peaceful area with loads to do such as pony trekking, dolphin watching and hunting dinosaur footprints! The owner of the property was very helpful and friendly.
Mrs Viswanathan
February 2016
We thought it was perfect for our needs. We were warm and dry and able to cook hearty post winter walk meals. It is a lovely cottage and the owner was very helpful.
Ms Morrison
November 2015
The comfortable accommodation in the most beautiful and peaceful place on earth. The scenery was breathtaking and the pace of life was as it should be, slow.
Mr Trumper
March 2015
Lovely setting and friendly owner. Loved the log burning stove on those chilly evenings!
Dr Patrick
April 2015
The Barn was a very cosy place to stay on the amazing Isle of Skye! The owner was very accommodating and made us feel very welcome!
Mrs Spence
January 2015
A lovely cosy cottage which was well equipped and had everything despite the compact size. Beautiful situation. The holiday was made especially special by the owner who was extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.
Mr Mckeon
November 2014
Cottage was in a superb position on Skye with walks from the cottage and nearby. The cottage was warm and cosy - essential in November and there was a ready supply of peat at no extra cost. The outstanding feature was the owner who lives in the house next door. He was a mine of information on the island and made us feel most welcome.
February 2013
The peat fire was lit for our arrival. Local knowledge of the owner and his consideration in recommending walks and wee trips to suit our likes. Quiet location with amenities near enough to be handy without detracting from a peaceful, rural setting; did I mention a roaring peat fire for our arrival on a cool February evening?
Mr Burnett
November 2014
The friendly welcome and advice on where to go and what to see. The Barn itself was a cosy relaxing place to be after a hard days exploring.
Mrs Smith
September 2014
The very welcoming and helpful owner of The Barn, the comfortable accommodation and the lovely island of Skye.
Mrs Matthissen
June 2014
Beautiful island, wonderful wildlife. Owner very kind and helpful.
Mr Roskilly
June 2014
We loved skye,but it took along time to get from a to b but that is nobody's fault. It is a big island . Elgol was a lovely place we would like to visit that area again. The flodigarry hotel in the skye, was a beautiful place and the food good and staff are so friendly. Worth a visit.
Miss Johnston
March 2014
The location was fantastic and the owner made us feel very welcome, he is a very kind and friendly soul.
Mr Riley
August 2012
Excellent location. Very hospitable owner.
Mrs Paffard
March 2013
The cottage was better than expected and the people were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Great value for money with all fuel - even hand cut peat freely available. The situation of the cottage was ideal and the owner was a wealth of information about Skye.
Mr Thow
September 2012
Location, which was ideal for hill and coastal walks. Friendliness of the owner, who made us very welcome, who was always on hand and interested in suggesting areas to visit.
Dr Score
October 2012
From the booking of the holiday (which was straightforward), to the cottage (which I cannot fault) and to the location (the scenery on Skye is amazing) I encountered no problems. It is highly likely that I will use Sykes Cottages again in the future.
Mr Leitch
July 2012
The owner, from the time of meeting him was a warm and friendly host. Full of local knowledge which he was happy to impart.A lovely man who felt more of a friend than a host by the end of our stay.
Mrs Pleasants
August 2012
The Barn was very comfortable and the owner was extremely helpful. We would stay there again.
Ms Bahanda
August 2012
The owner was lovely and so helpful. A lovely, comfortable holiday destination. We were welcomed with a lovely peat fire.
Sarah m
June 2015
Our stay in the barn at staffin will go down as one of our best holidays ever. The spot is stunning, with views of the sea in front and with the dramatic Quirang behind. John was incredibly welcoming and helpful and makes it feel like home from home. It was one of those stays that you just don't want to ever end and you leave already planning your next visit.
November 2016
After a 15 hour trip we finally got to the barn. The setting is very nice you can see the sea and the location is excellent for exploring the island. Their is also a shop next door should you run out of stuff. The building consists of 3 rooms., the main room is the living area which consists of kitchen/lounge and dining room the floor is lino but has rugs.The kitchen is very well equipped with every thing you need with a good size fridge and freezer. The lounge area is basic but comfy with a wood/peat burner which is nice once the fire gets going it will warm the place through.the tv is small but acceptable. there is a great book shelf with lots of information about the island . there is also a dining table and chairs which is adequate. The bedroom beds are very comfy and again ut has everything you need even alarm clock bathroom is flagstone floor and can feel cold . overall its a great property for location and has everything you need . few tips Take slippers as the floors can feel cold. in portree their is a large co op get your shopping from there we found the small shops was extremely expensive forgot to say the barn has some fantastic features like the high celings
Mr Miller
July 2012
Everything was perfect, the location and inside the cottage. It is in excellent condition and the location is perfect - very close to the beach.
February 2014
We stayed at the barn in September 2013 and had a wonderful holiday. We didn't know anything about Skye before we arrived and so bought the 'Isle of Skye 40 coast and country walks' book which had great suggestions for walks around the island. A lot of the places we went to were a drive away, but the journeys themselves were pretty. We ended the holiday with a truly lovely meal at the nearby glenview hotel (about 10 minute drive on the main road to Portree) which was a unique place which we didn't expect in rural Skye. It was lovely to get back to the barn after weather beaten days out (the weather would go from bright sunshine to rain within seconds, but as long as you're prepared with waterproofs; it's more exhilarating than ruinous and you get to photograph no end of rainbows). There was always peat available for the burner which John kept stocked up. We would reiterate the good comments about John and Morag; they were great. Loved the barn and loved Skye.
April 2014
myself and my partner visited Skye to celebrate my 30th birtday and we stayed in the Barn 22nd-29 march. I have to say I was very impressed by the Barn! the location was perfect with great sea views to the front and the quaraing to the back.The owner of the Barn, John, had lit us a peat fire so the cottage was lovely and cozy for our arrival. Throughout our stay john made us feel welcome, gave us plenty of tips on places to see and visit and also some handy shortcuts and he was always happy to stop for a chat and hear about our day. The barn was the perfect, everything id wanted and more. really didnt want to leave so I will definately be coming back again!
Mrs Somerville
July 2012
Our host was wonderful!
Mr Harkess
July 2012
The cottage was lovely. The people were very friendly. The property was especially friendly.
Mrs Wolferink
July 2012
The owner was an amazingly friendly and involved man who gave us great tips for hikes and places to see. The location was superb and the views astonishing. The Barn was well equipped and we're looking forward to visiting again.
January 2013
It is a fantastic cottage in isle of skye. there is a shop with fuel just next to the cottage and the land lord is very helpfull.
February 2013
Stayed at the Barn for a week during summer. Its location is superb for hikes, drives (motorbike or car) and the views from the driveway are wonderful. The Barn itself is well-equipped, has a nice atmosphere and we would highly recommend it to other couples to visit. The owner is full of stories and great tips when it comes to hikes! Great guy, great barn, great stay. Will certainly come again!
September 2013
We booked this cottage through Sykes Holiday Cottages & the staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly in giving us all the information we wanted , there were also text message updates when it was time to travel to Skye about contact details to get the key for the property , which i might add was very helpful so a great experience in dealing with Sykes Cottages. The cottage itself was very clean & cosy , there is 1 main bedroom , the bathroom is just next to the bedroom , there is a kitchen come living room but there is plenty of space for both to be used at the same time , there is also a wood burning fire which gives off plenty of heat , the kitchen is modern & easy to keep clean , in the living room there is a fold down sofa if you have any guests staying . There is a small shop about 30 feet away so it was easy to get supplies of most things for our stay there , there is a slightly bigger shop in Staffin & this is a 5 min drive or if you need to do a bigger shop then call into Portree on your way up to Staffin as this is the closest town & will take about 15 to 30 mins to get to . The owner John is very friendly & helpful to all who stay there , the scenery is just breath taking & if you catch the tide just right there is a lovely beach just 5 mins walk from the cottage so it was great for our dogs for long walks , we also found the locals were very kind & friendly too & knew all the best places to go on Skye , we had a wonderful relaxing holiday there & were very reluctant to leave after our weeks holiday , we plan to return soon as it was so to our liking as holidays go , i would rate this 10/10.
June 2015
Stayed in the 'Barn' Last week while visiting family in the area. The cottage was well equipped and very warm and comfortable. Handy shop just round the corner providing takeaway food and groceries. Staff very friendly and helpful.
December 2012
The Barn is a wonderful cottage set in amazing scenery. The owner, John, was very helpful and endeavored to make sure we had enough peat for the fire (which was always fun to light). The cottage, recently converted, has all the amenities necessary to make a stay stress-free, and with a shop just a few feet away there is little chance of running out of the essentials. Skye has a multitude of attractions from its scenery to its wildlife and even the chance to go fossil hunting. A week is simply not enough time to explore the island and we intend to go back in the not too distant future. The only downside (albeit relatively minor) is that the cottages' location is not central so there is quite a bit of driving to be done, especially when visiting the south of the island.
August 2012
This year we decided to stay in Scotland for our summer holiday instead of going abroad. we were fortunate to find The Barn at short notice. We arrived to a beatiful peat fire, and a very well equiped and comfortable house. Mr Mackenzie (JOHN) was the ideal host and very friendly and his knowledge of Skye is second to none. He offered help and assistance with our day trips and was on hand whenever needed. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole island. Check out the Bothy (equally well equiped and highly comfortable) which is next to The Barn for larger groups. Shops nearby and the location is ideal to get around the island easily. Amazing holiday - would definitely go back.
November 2012
Wonderful stay and would highly recommend this venue. Greeting with peat fire - the barn was cosy and had everything you could possibly needs - John was so welcoming and knows everything there is to know about Syke - we had a wonderful stay and would definitely visit again.
Tony King
September 2012
John, the owner, knows all the best places to visit on Skye and was able to help us plan our days. This was our second visit to the Barn and we found it to be very comfortable with good road access to the rest of Skye. We plan on returning for a third visit quite soon.
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