Ardrannach Portree - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

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Ardrannach  - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Portree - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 5

Price From: £560 p.w.

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Ardrannach Cottage - Torvaig, Nr Portree - Isle of Skye

Sleeps 5 - Wi-Fi - Open fire - Pets welcome

Ardrannach is situated just a few minutes drive from the pretty town of Portree on the island’s east coast. The property is situated in a quiet spot with stunning views across the surrounding hills and countryside.

The property is spacious inside and is all on the one level. Facilities include a large lounge with comfortable sofas and a real fire, ideal for burning the locally sourced peat which is supplied. In addition a well equipped kitchen with separate dining area and three bedrooms, a double, a twin, and a single. A family bathroom completes the facilities. The property is warm and comfortable and is suitable for guests of all ages including those travelling with a pet.

Portree itself offers a good range of small shops, cafes and restaurants. Worth a visit is the Aros Centre, this award winning attraction is home to the acclaimed RSPB Sea Eagle Exhibition and is an ideal place to purchase some of the locally produced food or crafts. The harbour with its brightly painted buildings is a great place to wander round or to enjoy a meal in the many cafes and restaurants. Various boats operate from the here down to the Sound of Raasay including the popular Spindrift, allowing the visitor to enjoy the fabulous views and native sea and bird life. Sea Eagles are often spotted flying close to the cottage.

The Isle of Skye is often referred to as the “Misty Isle” and the scenery is every changing, the awe inspiring mountain peaks of the Cuillin to the coral beaches near Dunvegan being two particular favourites. The island is steeped in history and there are many historic areas to explore including Dunvegan Castle, owned by the Chiefs of the Clan Macleod. Another couple of popular days out are visit to one of the many craft businesses on the island including Edinbane Pottery or a visit to the Talisker Distillery and Visitor Centre.

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  • The large picture window overlooking Ben Tianavaig, Cuillins and Raasay is the feature in the lounge along with the open fire.  Leather sofa and chairs, Satellite TV, DVD, radio and iPod docking station.  Selection of books.
  • Open plan kitchen/diner, electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and all the usual kitchen equipment.  Ironing facilities and both indoor and outdoor drying available.  Dining area for 5 people.
  • Double bedroom overlooks the garden and has views over Ben Tianavaig.
  • Twin bedroom faces the back of the house.
  • Single bedroom overlooks the garden and has views over Ben Tianavaig.
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, whb and wc.
  • Garden furniture and barbecue.
  • Enclosed garden.
  • 2 pets welcome

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels. 
  • Cot and highchair.
  • Electricity, hand cut peat for the fire.
  • WiFi internet access - bring your own laptop.
  • Hair dryer.

Good Housekeeping deposit of £75.00 required

Best Features

  • Wonderful views of Raasay, Cuillins and Ben Tianavaig.
  • Ideally located for touring the Isle of Skye and west coast
  • Located within walking distance of Portree

STL NO - 552051780  EPC RATING - E


Ardrannach Reviews

The latest reviews of Ardrannach ...

Reviewed this property on 05/11/2023
And awarded it
The cottage is in a beautiful location with great views to Raasay and the Cuillins, which get even better if you walk down the track for ten minutes. Also there's a lovely walk to Portree from the door. It is well equipped and we found it spotlessly clean. Much more spacious than it looks on the website, very comfortable lounge especially. Very handy for touring: Staffin, Glen Brittle and Dunvegan all less than an hour's drive. Recommended.

Reviewed this property on 19/09/2023
And awarded it
Couldn't find the cottage at first as didn't look anything like the pictures on the website . Garden was massively overgrown and needs some attention. Roomy cottage but is very tired and needs updating . Fan in cooker squeals when in use. Shower rail held together with gaffer tape . Was comfortable but not too clean . Fantastic views and we did have a great week weather wise .

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and feedback on Ardrannach. We are delighted to hear you had great weather however disappointed to hear about the issues experienced.during your stay. As Wilderness Cottages are the booking agents we have contacted the owner to discuss your feedback. The owner has agreed to address these issues straight away and sincerely apologies.

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2023
And awarded it
Very good week at Ardrannach Cottage near Portree, Isle of Skye between 2nd to 9th September. Enjoyed excellent weather throughout. A very roomy, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Ideal location for exploring the island. Good communication and information from Wilderness Cottages.

Reviewed this property on 03/09/2023
And awarded it
Lovely cottage,could have been cleaner & the decor needs updating but apart from that it was a warm cosy cottage & the beds were so comfy,garden was secure for our dogs,grass could have been cut though,the views from the cottage were beautiful,it was a very relaxing cottage to stay in..

Reviewed this property on 10/08/2023
And awarded it
Loved the view from the living room window! The house is huge (we were four), rooms are spacious. Beds new and very comfortable, but interior (most of all the shower and the kitchen) might need an upgrade as it is quite old. Overall cleanliness has room for improvement as well. We were unfortunately unable to cope with the heating regulation, thank God we had the fireplace. :) Owner made some efforts to keep up communication with us. Turned out that he went on a short trip which is totally ok, but it would have been convenient to have someone around and approachable. Had a very lovely week on Skye!

Reviewed this property on 31/07/2023
And awarded it
Overall we enjoyed our stay but we were not told about the condition of the road to the house! The road was so bad we damaged our car! Had we been informed of the state of the road we would have brought our SUV ! The house was full of dead flies along the window ledges and human nail clippings under the bed! Very peaceful place to stay with ample time to switch off as no traffic noise , Beds Comfortable and clean and overall Very Good

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and feedback on Ardrannach. We are glad you enjoyed your stay however disappointed to hear about the cleanliness and condition of the road to the house has tained your expeience. Wilderness Cottages are a booking agent and having reviewed our files this issue has not been raised in the past.. We have contacted the owner to discuss the access issues further. They have advised the road is a public highway which is maintained by the local council. After our discussions with the owners they have contacted their local authority to share the issues raised. He has also spoken with the housekeeper and this has been dealt with at the recent changeover.

Reviewed this property on 22/05/2023
And awarded it
Nice holiday cottage, although a bit old. View from the living room is superb. Cottage is very good situated to discover Skye. Walking to Portee is approx. 20 minutes. The road to cottage is very bad with lots of holes, so look out!

Reviewed this property on 16/05/2023
And awarded it
Ardrannach is a great place to stay views to remember Helpful owners. Everything you need in the cottage

Reviewed this property on 21/04/2023
And awarded it
Great house! Confortable, convenient, cosy on rainy days. A stunning view from the living room and amazing walks from the house that we enjoyed after tea when we hadn't had enough and wanted a little more of Skye before going to bed We fully recommand ??????

Reviewed this property on 26/09/2022
And awarded it
The cottage is situated about 2 miles from the centre of Portree. The cottage is very spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. However, the cottage could do with some updating/modernisation. The views from living room window are spectacular. The location of the cottage is great for exploring Skye. Complimentary tea, coffee and some breakfast cereals were provided. The bath, hand and kitchen towels were all provided. We reported three issues to the owner: 1. Missing shelves in the fridge & a drawer in the freezer. 2. No clothes hook in the bathroom. 3. Light not working in one of the bedrooms. To our surprise a new fridge was delivered and installed the following day! A clothes hook was fitted in the bathroom and the light bulb was replaced in the bedroom. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the cottage and would recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2022
And awarded it
An incredibly beautiful, unique view. Still close to portree, 30 minutes on foot. spacious, functional and yet quite cozy house. Friendly hosts. We would like to come back

Reviewed this property on 28/06/2022
And awarded it
Anyone looking for perfect peace and relaxation need look no further than Ardrannach. Wonderfully secluded, surrounded by sheep, cattle, chickens and wildlife but with tv and wifi when required and easy access to all facilities.The views from the front of the cottage are superb with the Isle of Raasay on one side and various hills plus the Cuillins on the other. The area around the seat under the lounge window is a natural sun trap.The cottage itself is comfortable and spacious and the owners friendly and helpful. We all, including our two labradors, hope to be back!

Reviewed this property on 02/05/2022
And awarded it
We had a great time at Ardrannach helped by terrific weather. The views from the cottage are truly wonderful and it's location is very convenient. It was also very comfortable. However, there were a number of issues with the cottage which were very disappointing (though none of these spoiled our stay) 1. We were unable to get the fan heater in the bathroom to work. 2. We used the washing machine once but it would not spin dry, even when we specifically put it in the spin cycle. 3. The handle and catch on the back door is loose and very hit and miss and I managed to shut myself out a couple of times without locking the door! 4. The fridge only has one shelf and only one pocket in the door. (Broken parts were in the pantry cupboard). This meant we could only store a very small amount of food in there, which meant we had to shop every day as a result. 5. The three drawer freezer had only one drawer in it!. Again broken drawers were in the pantry. Didn't affect anything but just gave the impression that the whole place was a bit unloved and poorly maintained. I did text the owner with all the above points. No response received. The following issues were not brought to the owners attention but are issues that I think need to be fed back and addressed. 6. We found dog mess in the garden on day 1. Not sure if from a previous renter or the owner's dog itself. The grass was uncut and long which makes clearing up after your dog harder. 7.The garden is described as dog friendly but chickens from the farm have free access through holes in the fence 8. There were cobwebs inside the secondary double glazing (easy to sort) and between the fire extinguisher and door in the hallway, underlining the uncared for perception. Generally we found the cottage rather "tired'. Have rated average simply because the views are spectacular. Otherwise below average I would say.

Reviewed this property on 15/09/2021
And awarded it
Our stay at Ardrannach on the Isle of Skye was fabulous. The bungalow is situated in a perfectly rural and beautiful location, it has an amazing view to enjoy, and is also only a short distance from Portree. The farm which it is near the bungalow is run by a lovely family, who are delightful, and for us cityfolk, seeing the sheep being gathered in and the cattle grazing nearby just added to our wonderfully restorative and relaxing week.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2021
And awarded it
We had a fantastic holiday at Ardrannach. The cottage was lovely but needing some TLC. The views from the cottage were spectacular. It was so quiet and peaceful - just what we needed. Andrew was very friendly and helpful. Lots of walks from the cottage. Loved it.

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2021
And awarded it
What a lovely cottage in tranquil surroundings with magical views of the surrounding mountains. Only 30 minutes walk through the woods. Down a steep forest path to portree. The owners are marvellous with everything you need at hand. The open fire is so do wonderful. Wilderness cottages were also a pleasure to deal with and will certainly use them again in the future

Reviewed this property on 01/07/2021
And awarded it
We stopped for a week at Ardrannach cottage in Torvaig, Portree. I am not exaggerating when I say it is best holiday we have had in a very long time. The location was spot on. Views from the window spectacular, proximity to Portree, perfect and host, Andrew, friendly and welcoming. Skye is a magical place to be and we will be back!!

Reviewed this property on 10/09/2020
And awarded it
Lovely cottage with great views in an ideal location to explore the island.

Reviewed this property on 17/10/2019
And awarded it
Lovely Cottage, homely, warm, comfortable with amazing views. We couldn't have asked for more. The owners were welcoming and nearby if ever needed. Can hardly think of anything we didn't like - but just to balance the review - trimming back the shrub beside the front door would be great. Otherwise - perfect as it is.

Reviewed this property on 22/07/2019
And awarded it

Reviewed this property on 18/06/2019
And awarded it
Comfortable, cosy, wonderful views. Ideally situated for walking into Portree, or exploring the rest of the island. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time at Ardrannach.

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2019
And awarded it
Ardrannach is a very comfortable well equipped cottage which is ideally located for touring Skye. The view from the sitting room window is amazing.

Reviewed this property on 20/05/2019
And awarded it
This cottage is in an excellent location on Skye, just outside Portree, with magnificent views from the lounge window. The woodland walk into the capital was about 20 mins, mostly downhill, so allow a bit longer going back. The cottage had everything we needed and was very spacious, so ideal for a young family or 2 couples. Andrew welcomed us on arrival and said to contact him at any time if we had a problem. He did not seem too concerned when our little Yorkie, Jodie, escaped from the garden while we were talking and unloading, and decided to chase one of the chickens all the way back to the farmyard. Our roast chicken dinner on the Sunday was delicious. (only kidding!) Our only criticism would be that the mattresses were too soft and springy and probably need replaced. This however did not spoil our time here. The location was ideal for visiting all parts of the island, and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2018
And awarded it
We had absolutely great stay at Ardrannach. Perfect base to explore Skye. Cottage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2018
And awarded it
Lovely setting and views, superb views over loch and mountains. Warm and clean open peat fire and welcome pack included. Convenient location near to Portree. We would love to return.

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2018
And awarded it
This was our second stay at Ardrannach Cottage. I have to say it was another enjoyable holiday. The cottage has everything possibly needed to make you feel at home. Will definitely stay again.

Reviewed this property on 11/04/2018
And awarded it
Lovely cottage with amazing views in a good location. We found the cottage spacious and well equipped and would definitely stay here again when we return to Skye. There is a pleasant 15 minute (with little legs) walk into portree, either along the coast or through a wood which we did a few times. We enjoyed gazing out of the lounge window onto the isle of Raasay and Ben Tianavaig.

Reviewed this property on 21/03/2018
And awarded it
We love this cottage. It is in a very pretty location. The cottage is well equipped and very cosy. Could move in and feel quite at home.

Reviewed this property on 19/06/2017
And awarded it
Lovely cottage, very peaceful with great views, 5 minute drive into Portree, so very convenient for getting around the island and into town, but once in the cottage, felt beautifully isolated. Glad to have truly secure garden for the dog. Cottage comfortable and had all we needed, although could have done with a few more mugs and teaspoons.

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2017
And awarded it
Very nice House to Discover Skye. Only drawback are the mattresses of all beds, they should be changed soon.

Reviewed this property on 10/05/2017
And awarded it
We had a fabulous week on Skye thanks to the well nigh perfect weather. The cottage proved a comfortable and well-located base. Although, as some previous reviewers have noted, the cottage is a bit dated, it has everything required for a holiday.

Reviewed this property on 20/04/2017
And awarded it
This is a comfortable, cosy cottage in a spectacular location with incredible views from windows. Warm and has everything needed and owners welcoming and helpful. Fantastic walks from the front door and easy access to all the places on Skye you want to visit. Not modern or glamorous but everything you need is there and makes for a home from home. Dogs loved it but would have been able to get out of garden at livestock on farm if we hadn't kept them on lead (not a problem though). Thank you for a brilliant, relaxing week in a lovely cottage.

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2016
And awarded it
This property and location was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. The property is ideally situated for walking and is in a very peaceful location with tremendous views of Skye.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
Please see previous review for 10th Sept - 1st October as we stayed for 4 weeks.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2016
And awarded it
Our stay at Ardrannach on Skye was all good apart from the weather. It was very stormy, wet and windy. However our accommodation was warm, comfortable and spacious and our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. The view from the lounge was beautiful. We love Skye and this was an ideal spot to be based. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2016
And awarded it
Comfortable cottage with stunning views. We enjoyed it very much! A cottage deffinitely fit for return to someday. We only recommend some extra cutlery and plates because of the dishwasher. So you don't have to use the dishwasher so many times.

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2016
And awarded it
This was our second stay at Ardrannach and once again it was wonderful. The walks straight from the front door were so convenient. Location is great as close to Portree but not in it. Cottage is comfortable and well equipped, with great views from the living room window. Looking forward to returning.

Reviewed this property on 01/08/2016
And awarded it
We really enjoyed staying at Ardrannach, a comfortable, well equipped cottage with loads of space and beautiful views. It feels like it's in the middle of nowhere but is only a 10 minute drive from Portree's shops and restaurants. A great base to explore Skye and I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Reviewed this property on 26/07/2016
And awarded it
A comfortable and well equipped cottage in a quiet location with stunning views. Friendly and helpful owners. Hopefully we will return.

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2015
And awarded it
We were really pleased with our stay at Ardrannach Cottage on the Isle of Skye. The cottage was well appointed and there was bread, milk and ice cream waiting for us on our arrival which was a wonderful surprise. The cottage was in a totally remote area, but only a short walk to the local village which was brilliant. The kids loved the real peat fire and the fact there were chickens walking around the house. We loved staying in the cottage!!

Reviewed this property on 26/05/2015
And awarded it
Second trip to this cottage and just as lovely as last time. The picture window in the lounge is the thing that makes this cottage so special, we spent a lot of time just looking out of the window, watching the bunnies and the scenery. It's also really well located, walkable to Portree over fields and drivable in ten mins and yet feels like the wilderness. Perfect.

Reviewed this property on 14/04/2015
And awarded it
Nice comfy cottage, stunning views. Only a 20 minute walk to Portree. A couple of nice walks straight from the cottage door.would recommend

Reviewed this property on 29/05/2014
And awarded it
wonderful situation, warm and comfortable. reasonable priced

Reviewed this property on 19/05/2014
And awarded it
Cottage fantastic, only two of us so we rattled around a bit. Weather was poor but it just doesn't matter when your're somewhere so nice. Good walks, boat trips etc. Well recommended.

Reviewed this property on 16/05/2014
And awarded it
Great week at Ardrannach. Views from cottage were wonderful enhanced by unexpected good weather. Very peaceful yet still close to amenities. Great touring base. Very warm welcome from host. Ideal for my elderly father who has reduced mobility & for us as within walking distance to Portree with some super walks on the doorstep to take the dog. Will hopefully return in the future.

Reviewed this property on 13/09/2013
And awarded it
A very happy week in a beautiful location with our rescue collie, Pippa, which brought back memories of many wonderful holidays in Skye with our late parents. Mr MacPherson was warm, friendly and welcoming, as was Ardrannach! We hope to return as soon as possible to this perfect cottage for touring the Misty Isle.

Reviewed this property on 09/09/2013
And awarded it
Fantastic location and just as described , very friendly owner and nothing too much trouble.ideal base to tour Skye or sit and admire the views Look forward to visiting again Mark & Jackie Washington

Reviewed this property on 21/08/2013
And awarded it
We were a party of 5 and stayed one week. Pleased with cottage, very clean and well equipped.Lovely views from lounge window. Lots of little extras provided. Home from home.

Reviewed this property on 11/08/2013
And awarded it
A lovely cottage in a secluded location but with the benefit of being only a 5 minute drive away from Portree. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it made a perfect base to explore the Isle of Skye. Mr McPherson (host) was incredibly friendly and the flowers, milk and bread was a lovely gesture. After our week at Ardrannach we felt relaxed and were sorry to leave. We hope to return to this tranquil and beautiful place soon.

Reviewed this property on 10/07/2013
And awarded it
Everything is ok. We stayed at Ardrannach in June 2013 for three weeks. If you like nature and silence you will find it here. We will come back.

Reviewed this property on 08/01/2013
And awarded it
We had a stay at Ardrannoch over the Hogmany/New Year holiday and it was very relaxing. The cottage is well laid out and everything was provided, including some eggs, bread, milk & coffee to get us started. The views from the property are superb, although we found out while they call Skye the "Misty Isle"...!!! The enclosed garden was great for our 2 dogs and I'm sure would work as well with children!! We got to see Golden Eagles on Ben Tianavaig

Reviewed this property on 03/09/2012
And awarded it
Found Wilderness Cottages by chance and Ardrannach Cottage fell out from there. It suited our needs with its description of being all on one level - we were taking a 92 yr old lady with us. It proved to be a first class choice. Booking was trouble free and Mr MacPherson (the owner) was friendly and always on hand (via telephone call) to help. The cottage is nothing short of home from home; nothing lacking and no hidden extras. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 23/07/2012
And awarded it
skye. holiday we wen to andrannach cottage this is a amazing cottage everything in it , its just home from home amazing veiw right over the loch. excellent walks . mr macphearson called to see if we where happy with the cottage , we where more than happy the people in skye had us more than welcome and we where even allowed to take our dog on the boat trip, we will be back

Reviewed this property on 24/04/2012
And awarded it
This cottage is a little bit of heaven on earth - so peaceful you can hear the birds singing and so much to see from the amazing picture window. Beautiful walks right from the door. And all this only a short walk or drive from Portree. The house was warm and comfortable with everything you could need. The owners made us really welcome and were on hand to answer any queries and with local knowledge. We will be returning - to me that is the best recommendation

Reviewed this property on 16/04/2012
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Reviewed this property on 14/06/2011
And awarded it
We spent the first week of our honeymoon in Mr and Mrs McPherson lovely cottage and were made to feel very welcome. The peat fire was very cosy and the cottage was very comfortable, spacious, with everything we needed and lot more. Excellent location to explore the island and very handy for Portree. Views were fantastic, would highly recommend staying here as cottage is excellent. Thank you for helping make our first trip to Skye very enjoyable and special.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2011
And awarded it
Delightful, comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. Fantasic views from the big picture window in the lounge - the only other houses in sight were on the distant island of Raasay. We loved the peat fire and the peace and quiet! The path to Portree and back around Ben Chracaig add to the delights. Well equipped and cosy.

Reviewed this property on 05/05/2011
And awarded it
We agree with all that Mr & Mrs Hatton have written about Wilderness Cottages, Adrannach and the owners of the cottage. In addition to their comments we would also say that the covered back porch was very useful for leaving the dog out while we walked into Portree for the odd evening meal and/or drink. It is possible to walk into Portree in 10-15 minutes via a footpath from the cottage. Very good in terms of being able to drink and not drive!

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2010
And awarded it
Booking our holiday through Wilderness Cottages was a very smooth and pleasant experience. They are very efficient and were quick to answer any questions that we had. Ardrannach Cottage was absolutely beautiful with stunning views and a very homely atmosphere. The owners went out of their way to make sure we were well provided for with complimentary items when we arrived and they were very friendly. We would not hesitate in booking again through Wilderness Cottages.

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