Katie's Cottage Glendale - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About Katie's Cottage

Katie's Cottage - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Glendale - Isle of Skye

Sleeps: 4

Price Range: £445 - £675

Christmas: £675

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Katie’s Cottage, Holmisdale, Isle of Skye, Sleeps 4, WiFi. Wood burner, Pets welcome

Katie’s Cottage is a traditional Skye croft house originally built in the early 1900’s. The property sits in an elevated position overlooking the glen of Glendale in the small hamlet of Holmisdale. Recently renovated by the present owner to a very high standard the interior has had a makeover but still retains many of the original features such as the exposed stone walls in the lounge and kitchen and the traditional woodwork. The owner has installed a green energy heating system in the cottage, ensuring that the property is carbon neutral for its heating and domestic water. Inside the cottage has been equipped to a high level and furnished in a modern and contemporary style.

On entering the property guests will find that the lounge, dining areas and kitchen are all open plan with beautiful tiled floors throughout complete with under floor heating. In the kitchen guests will notice the exposed brickwork and the large range cooker which takes pride of place in the contemporary kitchen with its Belfast sink and real wood worktops.  A dining table for four completes the kitchen. In the lounge a large leather sofa sits beside the wood burner, ideal for sitting and relaxing on after a day exploring. The exposed stonework and lighting scheme adding to the ambiance of the room. To the rear of the property a utility area and large shower room both with tiled floors and under floor heating, complete the facilities.

From the lounge a hand built solid wood ash staircase leads upstairs to the bedrooms, floored on this level with larch. The bedrooms, a king size and a twin are simply furnished, both having traditional coombed ceilings, and windows offering views across the surrounding countryside. The property makes an ideal base to explore not only this part of the island but further afield towards Dunvegan and the main town on the island, Portree.

The hamlet of Glendale has a small shop and is home to the Red Roof Cafe (seasonal). Further afield the island’s most northerly point is the lighthouse at Neist Point. The area has some of the most amazing cliffs which are home to the native birdlife including golden eagles. The walk down to the lighthouse is certainly worthwhile and on a clear day the Outer Hebrides can be seen. The area is also one of the best places for seeing dolphins, porpoises and the occasional minkie whale.    

For history lovers Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the oldest continually occupied castle in Scotland and home to the Clan MacLeod is a worthwhile place to visit and makes an enjoyable day or afternoon out. Dunvegan has a small selection of cafes, restaurants and shops, including the Old School House Restaurant. Another well known restaurant in the area is the Three Chimneys, previously voted in the top 100 restaurants in the UK.

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  • Open plan living area with kitchen/dining and sitting area with under floor heating.
  • Sitting area has a wood burning stove, HD Freesat TV, DVD and small selection of DVDs, CD with small selection of CDs, iPod docking station with iPod Nano supplied and a selection of music.  WiFi internet access available bring your own laptop.
  • Kitchen/diner has a range cooker with double oven and grill, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washer/tumble dryer and all the usual kitchen equipment.
  • Spacious shower room with extra large shower cabinet, whb, wc, tiled floor with under floor heating, heated towel rail.


Via feature staircase and mezzanine style landing

  • Double bedroom with king size bed
  • Twin bedroom

Other Facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor drying areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot and high chair available on request

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels. 
  • Electricity and under floor heating
  • Initial supply of logs
  • Fully enclosed garden with garden furniture
  • Off road parking
  • WiFi internet access, bring your own laptop

Pets Welcome

Two pets are welcome at the property.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Traditional croft house, completely renovated to a high standard with uninterrupted views of Glendale, the Hamara river and the Macleod's Tables.
  • Close to Neist point which is an ideal location for whale watching.
  • Ideally situated for touring the Island of Skye.

If for are looking for a traditional property in the area and Katie's Cottage is booked for the period you require, then you may be interested in Eilean Mor.

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Katie's Cottage Reviews

The lastest reviews of Katie's Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
What a fabulous Island Skye is! Katie's cottage was just perfect. Great location, with wonderful views of Glendale valley. The cottage was very well equipped, very clean, and very cosy. It has a very good kitchen for a small cottage. The log burner works well and the underfloor heating keep it it comfortably warm. The mattresses are good quality which contributes to a very restful stay. Will look to go back soon if possible.

Reviewed this property on 30/09/2016
And awarded it
What an absolute delight. Everything needed was there and was first class. Clean, comfortable, homely, cosy, dog friendly - we will be back for sure.

Reviewed this property on 17/08/2016
And awarded it
Very pleasant cottage - immaculately clean, attractive and well equipped. Very friendly and helpful owners, who live in a nearby village and are therefore available if needed. We had appalling weather (torrential rain and high winds) but were very cosy and comfy...take books and games rather than relying on television, which is 'patchy' in bad weather. Dogs are not allowed upstairs, so if your dog is used to going upstairs it is worth taking a fold up barrier to remind them not to scoot up! The Three Chimneys is only 10 mins away and is superb and the Coral Beach is 30 mins away and well worth a visit. Don't underestimate the local shop at the end of the road...it is the best stocked corner shop ever and could save you from making long journeys to Portree for provisions! All in all we had a pleasant and relaxing break in Katie's Cottage.

Reviewed this property on 12/10/2015
And awarded it
We loved Katie's cottage! Natural and charming with traditional features. Impeccably clean and had everything required for relaxing break! We were especially grateful for wine, eggs and dog biscuits thoughtfully left for us. Ideal cottage for dog owners - safe enclosed area for dogs to enjoy and practical utility room on entering cottage. This was a cosy haven to return to after daily hikes in the surrounding area.

Reviewed this property on 16/09/2015
And awarded it
The cottage was a warm and cosy. However it did suffer as there is no upstairs toilet. Also the drive leaves a lot to be desired as the gravel approach is a difficult to drive over. Also the gate needs attention - it's difficult to open and shut. The matress in the double bedroom needs replacing. Otherwise all was fine.

Reviewed this property on 25/04/2015
And awarded it
We've just returned home from a wonderful week in Katie's Cottage. Very well equipped cottage which had everything we needed. Beautiful location and next to the Red Roof Cafe too! Really appreciated the wine, eggs and dog biscuits provided by the owners. It's always a delight to find cottages likes these which will accept two dogs. Great to have the secure garden and useful utility area for the dogs too. The only downside is that the lighting in the bathroom was not good.

Reviewed this property on 21/04/2015
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Reviewed this property on 20/09/2014
And awarded it
We loved Katie's Cottage. It is just beautiful, inside and out. Our labrador loved the garden! We cooked great meals because the kitchen is so well equipped and the two ovens brilliant. Just a gorgeous place to be for the week. Fantastic location if you like tranquility. Beautiful views, sky amazing on a clear night....bed very comfy....what not to love? Only thing is a bath would have been good after a day of walking. Other than that, we truly loved the cottage and Skye is incredible.

Reviewed this property on 01/08/2014
And awarded it
Katies cottage is fantastic, beautifully decorated throughout,very clean, tidy and everything you could need and may have forgotten supplied ie tin foil, cooking oil, very thoughtfull. Plenty of wonderfull places to visit in the area, stunning views, great local shop(alladins cave) an abundance of tea and craft shops...we loved it, would happily return.

Reviewed this property on 23/06/2014
And awarded it
We loved Katie's Cottage. It was remote, very clean and great for our wee dog. We felt at home and immediately comfortable in the cottage. We struggled with the wood burning stove. Had difficulty keeping it lit, not sure if it was a problem with the stove or our incompetence. Katie's cottage is located amidst beautiful scenery in a stunning part of Skye. We would recommend it without hesitation.

Reviewed this property on 17/07/2013
And awarded it
We stayed in Katie's Cottage Glendale Skye from 29th June - 6th July and found it to be of the highest standard. The dogs enjoyed the garden also as it was completely fenced in and that was ideal as the sheep wandered on the road outside. We couldn't fault the property at all and would certainly recommend it and would also stay there again. It is remote and would not suit everyone but the outlook is wonderful.

Reviewed this property on 28/06/2013
And awarded it
Fantastic cottage which is really well equipped. We had a great stay and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

Reviewed this property on 27/05/2013
And awarded it
Recently had a fantastic week at Katie's cottage with our two dogs. Very well equipped cottage which has been renovated to a lovely standard. Also great to have WIFI as phone signal is very poor on Skye. Would not hesitate to recommend or return to this property. The cottage was extremely cosy and the wood burning stove is excellent!

Reviewed this property on 07/01/2013
And awarded it
This lovely cottage is in a beautiful setting in Glendale with great access to some magnificent sights on Skye. The accommodations are superb and exactly true to the pictures. The underfloor heating is a real treat in the winter and the mud room off the back is very convenient for cleaning off after a muddy hike. With a kitchen and dining area, it's also great for those who love to cook a meal while socializing. Super peaceful and definitely will return.

Reviewed this property on 02/11/2012
And awarded it
Katie's Cottage is a delight to stay in. Simply and tastefully furnished and fully equipped for a relaxing stay. We visited at the end of October and it felt warm, cosy and welcoming from the minute we stepped in. The views across the valley are delightful, the night skies are stunning, sheep wander past outside and it is blissfully peaceful. A perfect base from which to explore this corner of Skye or beyond. We plan to return!

Reviewed this property on 13/05/2012
And awarded it
Well equipped but for the want of an iron, beautiful location, very quiet except for cuckoos, deer, sea eagles, golden eagles and the very brazen sheep. Cottage was dog tolerable rather than 'friendly' floors very slippy/uneven inside cottage and main gate's bars were too wide apart to allow dogs to roam freely. Had fab weather 22 degress first week in May not at all like the Skye we had packed for ..!

Reviewed this property on 08/11/2011
And awarded it
An absolutely beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Extremely well equipped, wonderfully remote without being too remote and the perfect place from which to begin adventures in the mountains of Kintail, Skye and Torridon. I fully intend to return.

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2011
And awarded it
We really enjoyed our stay in Katie's Cottage. The cottage was even more beautiful in real life. It was so well equipped and had everything that we needed. The wood burning stove kept us and our little dog cosy on the cold October evenings and made the cottage feel like a home from home. The village of Glendale was about a mile from the cottage and the local shop had everything you might need and more. We would definitely return to Katie's Cottage.

Reviewed this property on 12/07/2011
And awarded it
We had a wonderful time at Katie's cottage. It is beautifully restored. It has everything we needed a home away from home. The kitchen is very well equipped. We fell in love with Skye and the cottage. Our dog loved roaming in the fenced-in garden. In these peaceful surroundings you can truly come back to earth. We hope we can visit it a again sometime in the future.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2011
And awarded it
This was our first time at Katie's cottage in Skye. The cottage has been very tastefully and sympathetically renovated and met all our needs. It is in a good location for further exploring - Nest Point, Talisker Bay, Glenbrittle Forest, Three Chimneys Restaurant. The views across Glendale were very beautiful. Would highly recommend this cottage in the future.

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