The Crofter's House

Portree, Isle of Skye

Classic crofter’s cottage with a minimalist chic makeover - soft colours, designer lighting - surrounded by peace; a romantic hideaway


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


A quiet bay, soft green hills, big skies, a single-track road… The views from this whitewashed 19th-century crofter’s cottage are as peaceful and calm as it gets. But that doesn’t mean it’s back-to-basics. Although traditional on the outside, inside the cottage is stylishly cool with a Scandi-design touch. White tongue-and-groove panelled walls and open-raftered ceilings create luminous, airy spaces. Step straight into a small but perfectly formed, bright and contemporary kitchen. Move up two steps into a wood-floored living space carefully set with Danish-style furniture, wood and peat-burning stove and designer lighting. Limited edition prints and shots of colour add warmth; the deepset window adds cosiness. The bedroom is beautifully uncluttered with soft grey colours and simple furnishings; the pretty bathroom crisp and shiny. There’s a useful outhouse (with washer and drier) for bike storage and clothes drying; this is Skye, remember. Come here to walk, cycle, take photos, wildlife-spot – there’s a small front garden, terrace and a meadow. Or explore Portree, 5 miles. Peace and tranquillity guaranteed.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £595
1 House for 2
From £851 bedroom


Very cosy cottage three miles from Portree in a lovely rural location. Although small the cottage has all you need for a comfortable stay. The local bay is good for seal and bird watching. Further afield Dunvegan Castle , Uig , Armadale are well worth a visit and easily reached. It is the spectacular scenery of Skye that is its chief attraction and this cottage is an ideal base from which to explore that.

Allan, Northwich

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Chesworth

  • An original 1830's crofter's cottage extensively updated for modern living. Situated above Camustianavaig Bay, at the foot of Ben Tianavaig, the house enjoys a rural location, yet is only five miles from Portree. The house is small and stylish, perfect for a hideaway for two.
  • The Crofter's House is the perfect size for a Highland retreat for two and has recently been completely renovated with minimal styling and calm spaces.
  • The living room has a wood/peat-burning stove, small sofa, table and chairs. There is a smart flat screen 32" TV, a collection of DVDs, BOSE bluetooth portable speaker and a small selection of recipe and design books. The bedroom has a king size bed and cotton bedding. There are spare pillows, bedding and a hairdryer. There is a shower in the bathroom. Outside, there is a shed with a wood store and all washer/dryer appliances including an iron and hoover.
  • There is wireless internet in the house, but being on Skye, it's not very fast! Similarly, you can get mobile reception but you need to be standing in the kitchen to make/receive calls.Please note that we don’t supply logs or peat for the wood/peat burning stove, but you can pick some up from the Co-op or garage in either Broadford or Portree.
  • Camustianavaig is very quiet and has a rural feel. The house is a two minute walk from the bay and there is an abundance of wildlife including seals, sea eagles, otters, basking sharks, dolphins - and the local sheep. Restaurants, pubs and supermarkets are five miles away in Portree.
  • There is a bus from Camustianavaig to Portree in the morning, and one that returns in the evening. Otherwise, you'll need a car or bike - there is room to park a car in the garden and shelter for two bikes in the shed.