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The Old Mill in Staffin, The Highlands

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
3 bathrooms

The Old Mill description

Holiday home
The Old Mill is a detached cottage set next to a river, in the village of Staffin on the Isle of Skye. This cottage sleeps four people in two en-suite bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double and one twin. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove. Outside, there is ample off road parking, a front seating area, and a rear gravelled garden with a picnic table. The Old Mill is a great base for exploring all that the Isle of Skye has to offer.

The crofting village of Staffin on the Isle of Skye overlooks Staffin Bay and Staffin Island. The village offers a sandy beach, a shop and restaurant, plus the town of Portree, the largest on Skye, is 17 miles down the coast.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and booster chair on request. Ample off road parking. Front seating area. Rear gravelled garden with river and picnic bench. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 miles. Restaurant 2 mins walk. Note: Bedrooms have sloping ceilings. Note: Rear garden surrounded by fast flowing river; children to be supervised.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Patterson
April 2016
A beautiful cottage which has been lovingly converted, in a great location on the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Miss Price
March 2016
We loved the wood burning stove, made for very cozy evenings. The cottage felt very homely and cosy, really clean and well equipped.
Mr Smith
February 2016
This cottage surpassed our expectations. The pictures do it no justice. The village of Staffin is a perfect base. I would usually not return to the same place, but this cottage is perfect, so I will definitely try to stay again
Mr Gatley
January 2016
Had a perfect stay, it was a real home from home. There were the most magnificent views of the mountains from the windows. The owners were happy to help with lots of information regarding things to do on the island.
Mrs Degens
September 2015
The cottage was a joy, home from home. Very comfortable and cosy. The cottage was in a lovely location - a short walk from the sea, next to a river and in a peaceful rural location with a view of the mountains behind.
Mr Juhasz
September 2015
We loved this cottage! Everything was excellent. The place was immaculately clean throughout and very comfortable. The owner was helpful and friendly, we will definitely stay again and recommend to anyone.
Dr Jeffrey
August 2015
A very well looked after cottage, in a beautiful location.
Mrs Haase
May 2015
We found there was plenty of wood for the fireplace and the wood stove worked just fine, the beds were quite comfortable and we liked the view from the living room. We also enjoyed the river running next to the house and it was very quiet.
Ms Scott
May 2015
The cottage is incredibly comfortable and felt like home from the outset. We loved the views and the proximity to such fabulous landscape. The sound of the river running by was a wonderful backdrop. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
Mr Fleetwood
March 2015
Nice cottage in a fantastic location for exploring the Trotternish peninsula. Good to be able to relax by the wood burner when the weather was not so good as well!
Mrs Whitelaw
April 2015
The accommodation was of a very good standard. It was well located, just what we needed; a change of scenery and tranquillity with all the comfort inside the property. The WiFi connection in the property was very good - very important feature for teenagers. It was very pleasant to wake up to the sound of sheep, lambs and running water from the burn.
June 2016
Stayed here for a week that had sunshine every day except one. The cottage is in the village of Staffin in the NE of the island. The views are amazing all around. It is very well presented & laid out. Everything we needed was here, unfortunately or should that be fortunately we did not get to use the woodburner as the weather was too hot. The downstairs is very well laid out & very nicely furnished. Upstairs 2 ensuite bedrooms both with excellent showers. There is sky tv & good broadband, DVD's, books & boardgames. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. It was also reasonably priced & we enjoyed our stay very much.
October 2016
The Old Mill is a lovely cottage which although situated in the heart of Staffin,very near to a grocery shop and a restaurant is actually very private. It is in an ideal place for anyone who wants to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. Everywhere on the Isle can be reached by road quite easily and many of Skye's premier attractions are very near to Staffin. The cottage itself is clean and comfortable and because of its location offers some spectacular views. The only problem you might have is not wanting to leave at the end of your holiday.
January 2017
We booked the Old Mill for a the Christmas week. It was all we hoped for. Warm cosy and beautifully appointed. Two en-suite bedrooms, a large well equipped kitchen diner and a cosy lounge with WiFi, Sky TV, DVD player and a selection of up to date films, games (no cards but we got some at the village shop) and a couple of jigsaws. The weather during our week was not too good and Skye and the NW of Scotland were lashed by Storm Barbara with high winds and heavy rain. It was so bad that sometimes the TV reception disappeared! The internet due to a lightning strike on the island was very patchy - not the fault of the owner! There is a very well stocked village shop with good fresh local bread as well as everything you would need. Be warned that on Skye in the winter months the majority of cafes and restaurants close so don't go expecting to eat out a lot. Our nearest restaurants were in Portree which meant a 30 mile round trip drive in bad weather. The owner Liz was charming and couldn't do enough for us - she even gave us the Christmas tree she had had in her classroom which really made the cottage seem very Christmassy. Skye is bigger than we realised but we found that the OLD MILL was well located for various attractions such as the Old Man of Storr, The Quirang and Mealt Falls. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough it was all and more than we had expected. Thank you Liz.
Jan S
May 2015
The cottage is incredibly comfortable and felt like home from the outset. We loved the views and the proximity to such fabulous landscape. The sound of the river running by was a wonderful backdrop. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
Helen Marie G
January 2016
We loved our stay at the Old Mill... it was a beautiful home from home. The owners were lovely and left us some beautiful home baked shortbread and were very helpful, when after a huge storm, the Sky dish blew down. If we ever return to Skye we would definitely return to the Old Mill as it is perfectly placed for exploring the amazing island!
Mr Edwards
May 2016
A very comfortable, welcoming cottage in a pleasant, quiet location. Would recommend to anyone and hope to return.
Mrs Walcraut
July 2016
The fireplace at The Old Mill is very nice, especially when you return from a trip in the mountains.
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