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Amber's Cottage in Staffin, The Highlands

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Amber's Cottage description

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Amber's Cottage is a detached, whitewashed stone cottage, situated one mile from the village of Staffin on the Isle of Skye. This single-storey cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one twin, as well as a shower room. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with electric fire. Outside, there's ample off road parking and an enclosed lawned garden. Amber's Cottage is a welcoming base after a day's walking or sightseeing.

The crofting village of Staffin is situated in a coastal location, on the northern half of the Isle of Skye. Overlooking Staffin Bay and Staffin Island, this village has shops, pubs and a sandy beach. The town of Portree, the largest on Skye, is 17 miles down the coast, and there's a number of walks available in the area.

Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Enclosed lawned garden. Three well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 miles. Beach 5 mins walk. Note: The access road up to the cottage needs to be driven with care. Please note that due to location there is a poor phone signal and the TV signal can be intermittent. Note - This property does not have WiFi


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near beach
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
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Chicha B
June 2020
One of the best holidays we have ever had! The cottage was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. Once our day exploring Skye was done, we found the cottage a home from home and very relaxing. The views were awe inspiring, with the Quirang to the front and an amazing view to the hills at the rear. We found Staffin an ideal place to stay as there were a couple of small shops for our essentials and only a 25 minute drive to Portree for excellent eateries and larger stores. Both of us can't wait to go back!
Catherine S
December 2019
As new visitors to Skye, we were a little apprehensive about what to expect. No need! The cottage is a lovely little home from home, very private and comfortable. All the amenities you would expect, including comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen. Small shop nearby and supermarket at Portree. The most amazing thing was the wildlife , we actually watched a golden eagle settle on a garden fencepost at the back of the cottage. Skye itself is awesome: very,very beautiful. Sea and mountain views make you feel alive, even at this time of year.
December 2019
Not our first visit, have been many times. Cottage is lovely and clean, centrally heated so warm and toasty in winter, dog friendly, well equipped with everything you need, the silence is amazing, absolutely loved the peace and quiet, beautiful walks for the dog, local facilities are good although opening times are restrictive but if you want 24 hour supermarkets, pub crawls and nightclubs go to a big city!!!!!! This is an urban escape cottage, close to volcanic beach and Quarang, will definitely be back again.
November 2019
The photography is deceptive, and old looking at the size of the bushes in the front garden. At time of booking, there was no mention of the very steep track going to the cottage, which is very, very badly maintained, full of pot holes and very bad to drive on. This would be very dangerous in bad weather. The path to the front of the cottage is very steep and is not good for negotiating if you have any sort of mobility problems. My sister fell over and luckily fell into one of the overgrown bushes, otherwise apart from a few cuts and bruises, it could have been a very different story. The garden is not well maintained, the boundary is very ramshackle. This is advertised as an enclosed garden, but if you have an adventurous dog, or a small dog, do not book (small dogs could get through the bushes). The kitchen utensils and white goods are very, very old (washing machine 2004, and the detergent drawer is very dirty), the seal on the fridge is broken, one of the knobs on the hob is burnt, the hobs will not light with the ignition, and the lighter provided does not work. Take matches. The vacuum is very reluctant to pick up anything. The sharp knives will only cut butter. There is no dishwasher. The TV reception is appalling, with constant re-tuning necessary. Even then, do not walk in front of the TV as you could lose the signal again. The description of the location is very deceptive. The walk to the slipway (no beach, could find no evidence of a beach at all), is about a 10 minute drive, NOT WALK. There is no pub within walking distance. The only positive thing I have to say about this cottage is that it is quite cosy and warm. This is the second cottage that I have been disappointed with though Sykes, with totally deceptive descriptions and photography. I would be very, very reluctant to book with Sykes again.
Mrs Raine
May 2019
Nice cosy warm cottage with fantastic views, a great base for a holiday on Skye
Miss Gray
April 2019
Went for my partners 50th and what amazing time we had it was really beautiful , .... Went for my partners 50th and what amazing time we had it was really beautiful , the walks and hill climbs are amazing , the veiws took our breath away , it was a bit away from thing though and when i read about round about it did say there was a pub near by but was disapointed there wasent ,went for a walk with our dog and local dogs were out and about with no gate closed and came out to have a go at our dog which i was not amused at a little scared as there were 2 and no onwer , so just be a aware , but i loved the cottage and location just wish there was some where for a wee cheeky pint
Miss Ukkonen
November 2018
Picking up the keys was easy and the cottage was very clean.. The beach with dinosaur footprints was close.The cottage was also dog friendly and had tourist information, movies, a really nice kitchen and comfortable beds. The area was quiet, there's a small shop near by and a cafe with WiFi for an affordable lunch.
Mr Ashmore
August 2018
Ambers Cottage was in a perfect location with breathtaking views of Staffin Bay and the Quaraing Mountain range.. It is a comfortable cottage with good facilities. Our three Labradors enjoyed their stay and the good local walks.
Mrs Tierney
May 2018
Ambers cottege is simply lovely ! ! We have spent a week walking the lovely beach and pathways . It was truly a lovely holiday, relaxing and certainly away from the rush of life . My two dogs had a great time and for the old one I think she has been reborn.... ( must be the air ) I can't say enough about ambers except I will be back god willing Thanks again !
August 2017
Can't really fault the cottage, comfy beds, slept really well. A hair dryer would have been appreciated, but otherwise the cottage was well equipped and clean. Photos a bit deceptive, we thought the sea was closer than it is, the 'beach' not very enticing. Not much in the way of local ammenities in the area, two shops which close quite early and don't open at all on a Sunday. No pubs, you have to go into Portree which is about 13 miles away on a single track road.
August 2017
We enjoyed a 2 week stay here. The cottage has an amazing view of the Quiraing ridge and the beach. An easy 10-15 minute walk to the beach nearby, or a good walk down to the pier. The cottage was clean, tidy and suited all our needs. The owner and housekeeper were great at making sure we had all we needed. Shops nearby are limited and expensive. We did our big shop at Portree and then just topped up where needed nearby. Portree is about half an hour drive away. Had a fabulous stay here and would highly recommend to anyone looking to get away from it all. No wifi, and wifi is limited on the island, but detoxing is good every now and again!
August 2017
Lovely courtesy call from the owner.. Peaceful and relaxed stay. Very comfortable cottage with excellent facilities. Really appreciated being allowed three well behaved dogs,which is hard to find. Fantastic views. Would recommend.
April 2017
Not very clean, bedroom light not working, shower not brilliant - kitchen table is a pull out with 4 chairs under which makes the kitchen difficult to work in - no hair dryer or welcome pack - beach is a good 15 minute walk although as all areas in Skye the views are stunning - Portree your best place to shop local are not good
Mrs Pankhurst
October 2016
The cottage was small but very cosy and more than enough room for the 3 of us, I think it would be a struggle if 4 adults were to stay there as very little room and storage space in the twin room.. Cottage was very clean, warm and welcoming and a pleasure to return to after a long day. Fell in love with Amber's cottage and was so hard to leave, views from all directions were fantastic and more than enough to explore to keep us very happy and we were very lucky and for the first week in October we had fantastic weather. Staffin is a beautiful area and one we will be certainly returning to in the very near future, am counting down the days already!!
Mrs Flint
June 2016
A lovely Cottage in a beautiful setting, indeed perfect.
Mrs Smith
May 2016
The cottage has wonderful views front and back and it was very peaceful and quiet.
Mrs White
April 2016
We loved the cottage, the views from the windows were incredible. It was comfortable and clean and had everything we needed for cooking etc. In a fantastic location also. We would love to stay again next year.
Mr Holmes
March 2016
Amber's Cottage was a lovely little place to stay. The cottage overlooks Staffin Bay and there are amazing views of the Trotternish Ridge to the left of the property. The local facilities and beach are within walking distance making the cottage perfectly situated. The cottage itself is simple but great. It is warm and cosy and well equipped.
Mr Blanchflower
October 2015
The cottage was in a superb location and was perfectly adequate for our needs for a family holiday. We wish we could have stayed longer and would definitely go back to the same property. Skye is a truly stunning place to visit, cant wait to return.
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