The Crofter’s House

Portree, Isle of Skye
Self-catering
+44 (0)7812 029231


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

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

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.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
1 House for 2
From £1001 bedroom

Reviews

The Crofters House was soooo perfect. Hidden away down a windy road, with a nice little walk down to the sea loch. It had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing getaway! For us the stay was extra special since we got engaged!!! I couldn’t be happier to have that memory at the Crofters House. Can’t wait to stay in the future and would highly recommend it to any couple or small family wanting to enjoy the Isle of Skye.

Chloe, Nashville

From the subtle design of the home, to the wandering sheep in the yard, to the simple walk to the shore with the most breathtaking view of the stars… Crofter’s house was absolutely incredible and set the perfect tone for our stay on Skye.

Aaron, Los Angeles

I can’t imagine there’s anywhere more beautiful or stylish to stay on Skye. We had the happiest time in front of the fire morning and night. The house is a short walk to an almost deserted cove full of curious seals who pop up their heads to say hello. It’s a perfect base for exploring Skye, the only issue is that you’ll never want to leave the house! Can not recommend this place enough. If you find it free for your dates – book it quick. It’s very very special. Thank you for having us x

Katy, London

This cottage couldn’t be more perfect - it has everything you need and is the most wonderful base to settle after a day facing the elements in Skye. We are already trying to work out when we can return!

Katie, London

We truly loved our stay at this cozy cottage. The Crofter‘s House and its picturesque village have been the perfect home for us to explore this beautiful island. The communication with Sarah was warm & fast. We can highly recommend this special place.

Benjamin and Tamara, Germany

This is such a beautiful cottage, really minimal and gorgeous (hard to find in Skye as so many properties are a bit dated!) The heaters keep it cosy and the bed is wildly comfortable. Loved lying there listening to the rain on the window. Pack your own supplies as there is nothing - no tea or coffee or milk etc - and also be prepared for a slightly tricky reverse park into the parking space.... But it’s in a wonderfully quiet location, really peaceful..... We enjoyed swimming in the bay just down the road from the house, and walking up Ben Tianavaig.... The perfect base to explore Skye.

Claire, London

My husband and I stayed here for two nights to relax and go hiking in Skye just days before our wedding. The Crofter’s house was perfect. The place was impeccable clean and tidy, and the decor is so perfectly simple with lovely modern touches. The surroundings are a breathtaking scene to wake up to ... The cottage is also very conveniently located...a very short walk to the water where you can have lunch watching the tides, and just a 10 min drive to Portree where you’ll find lovely shops, restaurants and music....... i can’t stress how much we loved your little cottage. We hope to come back..

Rachel, Toronto

Lovely little cottage, very well equipped for lengthy stays, thoughtfully decorated and surrounded by peace and quiet. We loved our stay and couldn’t recommend it more! Sarah was a great host and very easy to communicate with.

Joana, Glasgow

This was the dream place to stay on our honeymoon. We loved the house and how central is was to Portree. if you are looking for your Scotland fairytale this place is it. Sarah was responsive and organized and the fire was an incredible plus. We would recommend Loch Bay for dinner (soooo good). Hiking is everywhere, but we did the Quiraing (if you like hiking don’t just do the view point, go all the way into the park for a truly epic view) And while you are in that park of town check out Single Track for coffee and cakes. (Their soup was also superb) Thanks Sarah for the amazing trip!

Audrey, Seattle

Sarah’s cottage was absolutely adorable! She provided great directions since it’s slightly off the beaten track and was very easy to communicate with. The house was wonderfully furnished and in a very central location. I would definitely recommend staying here. Thanks, Sarah for a lovely few days on Skye.

Maggie, Denver

Lovely "real" cottage. Very cozy and well designed interior, love the scandinavian touch. The Crofter's House is fortunately one of the best cottage on Skye, highly recommended. The kitchen is well equipped. Spacious bedroom with very comfortable bed. The cottage is well supplied with electric heaters and wood-burner for colder days. Camastianavaig is a lovely base to explore Skye and only 10min drive from Portree. No sea view from the cottage but only a few steps down gives a wonderful view over Camastianavaig Bay and the Island Raasay in front. Can't wait to come back.

Steven, Gent

My fiancee and I had the most relaxing stay at The Crofter's House. Sarah has created such a cozy spot in the Highlands and our stay exceeded our expectations in every way! We enjoyed our home cooked meals (after a week of traveling), staying warm by the fire, and having a beautiful, clean place to return after our adventures! Sarah added so many personal touches to the space, which made us feel right at home. Easy access to great Isle of Skye travel guides made our adventures much easier to plan (and navigate). I would 100% recommend this home to all and even tell them to plan around it!

Anna, Washington, DC

Life got in the way of this review, which is a shame because we had the most wonderful, relaxing two weeks at Sarah‘s cottage. The location is perfect: quiet and close to nature but Portree is within easy reach and it’s a great base for exploring the island. The walk up the mountain is amazing and we spotted seals in the bay every day. The cottage itself is stylish and cosy. It really feels like home because Sarah has thought of all the little things that one might need and sometimes misses when renting a place: a little library, DVDs, but also plenty of tea towels, user manuals...

Andrea, Germany

Accommodation superb - very homely and cosy, with lots of very useful features. Location is perfect for exploring the island. A very peaceful and relaxing break.

Claire, Sheffield

When I arrived at the Crofter's house in November, I was very sick. This trip to Skye was the beginning of my recovery - and the crofter's cottage was a very big part of that. It's a gorgeous cottage, well positioned on Skye, but also so secluded and self contained. Well stocked with board games, DVDs, and netflix - you could stay comfortably and lock the outside world out with no problems for at least a week! The little bay down the road is perfect for seal spotting, and a quiet moment. Sarah is also a brilliant host. Will be back! B

Beth, Bridgend South Wales

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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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Chesworth

  • An original 1830's crofter's cottage updated for modern living. 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 flat screen 32" TV, DVDs, BOSE bluetooth speaker and some recipe and design books. Outside, there is a shed with a wood store and washer/dryer appliances.
  • There is wireless internet in the house, but being on Skye, it's not very fast! You can get mobile reception but you need to be in the kitchen for calls. We don’t supply logs or peat but you can pick some up from Broadford or Portree.
  • Camustianavaig is quiet with a rural feel. The house is a two minute walk from the bay and wildlife includes seals, sea eagles, otters, basking sharks, dolphins - and local sheep. Restaurants, pubs and shops 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.