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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Skye

Solas in Skye, The Highlands

From: €510 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Solas Self-Catering

Holiday home
Solas is a detached stone cottage situated on a hillside in the friendly crofting community of Camuscross, ten miles from the village of Broadford on the Isle of Skye. This cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of two doubles, as well as a ground floor bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with multi-fuel stove. Outside there is off road and roadside parking for one car, as well as a front lawned garden. Solas is an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Skye, as well as venturing onto the mainland.

Broadford is the second largest village on the magical island of Skye. Views that can be seen from the village extend out to the Isle of Pabay and to the Applecross mountains on the mainland. There are shops, hotels and craft stalls in Broadford, plus close by is the Sleat Peninsula known as the Garden of Skye, and the Skye Bridge, which gives access to the mainland.

Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer, dishwasher, outside line for drying clothes TV with Sky, DVD, CD/iPod dock with surround sound, pay phone, selection of books, games and DVDs, multi-use games table with snooker/pool/table tennis. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking 3 cars. Front lawned garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 10 miles, hotel with bar 9 mins walk. Harbour 9 mins walk. Note: Double bedrooms have traditional sloping ceilings. Note: The off road parking space beside the cottage is unsuitable for very low vehicles. Note - Check in time 6pm. Please note: property allows maximum of 4 people including any infants.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Haworth
September 2020
Warm, clean comfortable base to explore the quieter southern end of the island.. A credit to the owners. The only suggestion we could make would be to either put the name or cottage number on the gate at the entrance. I would still score it a ten. Lovely place to stay.
Mr Haworth, September 2020
September 2020
The location was superb with fantastic views across the loch.. The house was comfortable, warm and clean. The only issues were the dryer was broken and the low sloped ceilings in the bedroom made getting into and out of bed difficult (we are an elderly couple). We had a good stay and despite the above issues would recommend it for anyone wishing to visit what is possibly the most beautiful place in the UK.
Mr Smith, September 2020
September 2020
Lovely cottage with a beautiful view from the garden.. The kitchen is very well stocked and the living room has everything that is needed along with a lovely wood burning stove. The cottage was immaculately clean when we arrived, something very reassuring in these covid times. The south part of Skye is in my opinion the nicest part of the island and so much quieter than more touristy spots further north. This cottage is ideally placed for exploring the south but it is also easy to see the north as we did on a couple of day’s. The local hotel is lovely also and is a great place for a meal out. Overall I would highly recommend solas.
Miss Henderson, September 2020
September 2020
Cottage is lovely, stunning views and makes a good base for a holiday to Skye.. Cottage was comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. Good pub/ hotel 1.1 miles away so a good 20 mins walk - not the 9 min walk suggested. Enjoyed couple of meals there - very friendly staff and good food. Facilities at the cottage were ok - dryer was not working so needs repairing and we felt that would’ve been helpful as it was rainy rather than a note to say it was broken. Kitchen needs an upgrade in terms of cooking facilities and utensils like knives, cooking utensils were blunt or not useful. Some kitchen basics would’ve been helpful eg foil, salt/pepper etc. Upstairs Main bedroom Velux window needed a repair as could not leave it open at night.
August 2020
What a gem of a place! The views across the sea to the mountains are exquisite, ever changing with the light. The dark skies meant stargazing for us, watching shooting stars. It is a very comfortable house, with everything we could have hoped for, including a table tennis table, which was a hit with the kids. The kitchen is well equipped. The garden provided us with a lovely space to enjoy the beautiful weather we were blessed with for our stay. A few minute's walk down the lane was a hotel, with friendly staff, nice food and award winning gin and whisky produced on the premises. The beer garden on the lochside is a great place to enjoy a local beer in the afternoon. There is a community run shop and cafe just a couple of minute's drive away, with friendly staff and well-stocked shelves. The fresh bread is amazing! I would highly recommend a stay in this great barn conversion situated in an unspoilt corner of Skye.
Mrs Dixey, September 2020
August 2020
We had a wonderful stay in Solas, and were so surprised that the cottage was even nicer than the photos on the Sykes website suggested! The cottage was very homely and so well equipped - a perfect base for both exploring Skye and taking the time to relax. We particularly loved playing snooker and table tennis in front of such a fantastic view, as well as access to the cosy bar and restaurant at the nearby hotel. The only suggestion we would make is that new photos are taken for the Sykes listing as the existing ones don't do justice to how great Solas is!
Mr Hawker-dawson, August 2020
August 2020
While the Isle of Skye is clearly one of the most mindblowingly beautiful places in the world and a total joy to visit and experience, the whole holiday for our party was enhanced to the ninth heaven by Solas itself where we felt at home immediately.. Our happiness at arriving at the cottage was enhanced by the fantastic location and views and the converted barn room was out of this world. Thanks so much to the owners for the concept and design of the space with the large window overlooking the crofts, lochs and highlands beyond. The high ceiling, original artworks, fireplace and comfortable seating all added a sense of specialness and cultural sophistication. We could not fault our stay in any way and while we found it a great base for access to the destinations we sought and ease of access to local amenities we also enjoyed some relaxing time at the property itself, just soaking up the ambience and the sacred ever shifting drama of the landscape. Perfection.
Mr Rix, August 2020
August 2020
What a gem if a place! Situated on the quiet, unspoilt Sleat peninsula, this house provided us with everything we needed for a relaxed week. Views from the french doors in the living room were exceptional: over the sea loch during the dau and the stars at night. The house is well equipped for self catering, washing and entertainment. The table tennis table kept us all involved in family championships and the wifi was reliable. A great house. Thank you!
Ms Piper, August 2020
July 2020
The cottage is really lovely and in a fantastic spot.. The view was brilliant. The walk to local hotel was more like 25 minutes but we enjoyed a couple of good meals there in the bar.
Mrs Leaver, July 2020
July 2020
Had a great stay, lovely location, great cottage, highly recommended..
Mr Swingler
June 2019
Skyes cottages are an excellent company to deal with very helpful
Mr Third
April 2017
Had a great time, Cottage was marvelous!
Mrs Newton
October 2016
Comfortable and cosy.. Beautiful views and lovely part of the island. Provided all we needed. No broadband and limited mobile signal but was a nice break from distracting social media!
September 2016
Great place, maybe put in soap next time, else really good
Mr Liver
June 2016
The view of the mountains and loch was magnificent! Sleeping worked out very well - all beds were comfy. The location on Skye worked out very well as it was convenient for touring Skye and nearby Torridon area. The large sitting room was great for hanging out in the evening and having a pub 15 minutes walk away was a nice touch.
Mr Jameson
October 2015
We were delighted with Solas, it was a beautiful cottage with stunning views out over the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart. It was comfortable, warm, very well equipped, just perfect for us.
October 2015
We stayed at Solas for a week to celebrate our wedding anniversary, having been married just along the road in the nearby hotel. The property was superb, and certainly exceeded our expectations. Very well appointed, very well finished and very well located. When we arrived the first thing we did was open up the bi-fold doors in the living room and just sat and soaked in the stunning views over to Knoydart. There's a lovely big stove in the living room, however we only used it twice, and even then it was more for the comfort of a fire rather than needing the heat. Solas is well insulated and is a very toasty property, we had all but one of the radiators turned off during our stay. I think even on the coldest wintery day you'd not need all of the radiators on. The only criticism I could really level at the property would be that the trees in the neighbouring garden obstruct a little bit of the view, however the views are still stunning, and to get the full vista all you have to do is go a few steps down to the bottom of the garden. We'll certainly be back, it was fantastic value for money and was a genuinely lovely place to stay for a week, we were sorry to leave.
September 2015
Great views without a doubt. Can't deny that. On the surface, a well furnished comfortable cottage. A few things irked us - as seasoned self caterers, its the little things that make the difference, and big showy extravagance or claims make no odds if the basics aren't there. Comfy beds. Great views. Nicely furnished. Good bath (bath only - shower not so much). Kitchen reasonably kitted out although a couple of things in the saucepan cupboard have seen better days... looked like a good music/tv set up although we didn't touch any of this during our stay so can't comment more. DVDs and Books clearly very personal to the owners - an odd mix. I'd suggest taking your own!! Downsides for us were the overly personal nature of the accessories particularly on the walls and in the lounge. Didn't want to see depressing arty photos of political type rallies, nor photos of one of the owners in 'the war torn Sudan' clad in kevlar. The personal letters from the Prince of Wales and 'Del boy and Rodney' are all very impressive if that is your thing but maybe better placed in the owners home rather than a as a showy holiday rental. 'look who we got a letter from' ... Personally we found it a little misplaced and it certainly didn't add anything to the experience. I appreciate the owners may use the cottage themselves but even so - it is a rental which people pay good money for. Maybe views of the local area on the walls rather than photos of rallies against the government in London would be better suited. Shower is at the wrong end of the bath so you can't stand under the (small, weak) shower head. The bath is comfy as a bath as the back has a good slope on it, but this is also where the shower falls, which makes standing under the shower a contortion act and a little dangerous. So be prepared to stand holding the shower head over your own head. Towels provided are on the small side for wrapping up in post bath/shower... glad we took our own bath sheets. No toilet paper provided other than what was left on the roll. The 'fuel pack' stated in the description as part of the rent was clearly lacking. And although we had wall to wall sunshine for most of our stay the first night and day was chilly and the storage heaters hadn't been on so we had no heat. We opted for the stove but with the 'fuel' left if was a pointless task. Tiny coal pieces suited to a BBQ not a real fire. A few sticks of kindling in a pretty much empty bag. A few sheets of paper. No matches. There was fire lighters but I hate the smell of those. Oh, and a chunk of wood that was too big to fit in the pit. Once the storage heaters did get going, you couldn't control the temperature and then we got lucky with the sun so didn't need them anyway. Fridge was on an average setting but it froze all of our food stuffs, rendering some of them destined for the bin. Think we had it on the lowest setting thereafter but too late for most of our fresh salad stuff and meats which weren't suitable for freezing! Due to the great weather, after the first night/day/night the place really warmed up - to the point we found sleep very uncomfortable as up in the eaves it was very warm after the sun being on the cottage all day but due to lack of midge screens, no windows could be opened even a little. So regardless of the "no expense spared solid oak folding doors" - we would have been eaten alive if we'd open them. Which is a shame ... some simple additions to the doors/windows would make it much nicer in the warmer months!!! Beware that even late midge season the cottage was surrounded. Walk a few hundred metres down the hill, not a midge to be seen ... You get nothing over and above the bare essentials - every other self catering place I've stayed I've got wee welcome packs with a pint of milk, loaf of bread and a few eggs. We didn't even see the lady who looks after the place for the owners - I believe she lived next door but she might as well be on Mars. Surely a brief 'hello, hope all is ok for you' would be nice, if even in passing over the garden fence. I also had to chase her for how to get the keys - took two days for her to get back to me on the evening before we were leaving for Skye. Oh and half the view is obscured by trees next door which is a real shame ... the best of the sunrise is behind these trees. So ... would I stay here again. No. Was it worth the money? probably not. Would I stay here with six people - absolutely not - not enough room to comfortably seat six at the kitchen table (two would be on small fold up chairs), one small bathroom, no clothes storage other than two small ikea wooden frames with canvas covers in the 'bunk room'. On the directions, you need to turn left at the second red post box a good way up the single track road ... the first post box (as directed on the instructions) one takes you into someones driveway...
Mrs MacKay
September 2014
The location of this property was fantastic. The views from all windows at the front of the property were amazing over The Sound of Sleat and Knoydart mountains. It was cosy comfortable, and we had plenty of hot water for showers when wet from a day in the rain. Skye was also a revelation, very varied and very beautiful even in the mist and rain.
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