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

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Katie's Cottage - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Glendale - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 2

Price From: £695 p.w.

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Katie’s Cottage, Holmisdale, Isle of Skye

Sleeps 2 - WiFi - Wood burner - Pets welcome

Please note - From 2022 the house will only be available for two guests

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.

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 Chidakasha Retsaurant (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/freezer, 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

  • Wood burner, but please note, no wood is supplied
  • Indoor and outdoor drying areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair available on request, please note no cot is available

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels
  • Electricity and under floor heating
  • Fully enclosed garden with seating
  • 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.




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Katie's Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Katie's Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2023
And awarded it
Katie's Cottage is in an outstanding location, and if you are wondering if it is worth the drive out to a distant part of Skye, the answer is a resounding yes. Outside the cottage is stunning scenery and wildlife, enjoyable even in the rain that accompanied most of our trip. Lots of beautiful locations are easily accessible too. Inside the cottage, it's cosy and relaxing, with a super comfortable bed, and a big, warm shower. Highly recommend and hope to return there sometime soon.

Reviewed this property on 19/09/2023
And awarded it
The cottage is a refurbed croft that has been done nicely. The furnishings are ok but worn in places and a bit grubby.

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Reviewed this property on 25/10/2022
And awarded it
We stay for a week in Katie s cottage we enjoyed there is a beatiful and cosy cottage , very clean and it has all we need , heating work very well if one day we comeback to Skye definitely we back there i will recommend to everybody go to Skye . Very close to the Nest .Excelent place ????

Reviewed this property on 20/09/2022
And awarded it
We stayed for a week and took our little dog. The cottage is located close to Glendale Village centre, which has the best little shop ever, with the loveliest staff. The cottage was warm and well equipped. The area around the cottage is super quiet and at night you can't hear a thing, except for the hooting of owls. The Wi-FI worked fine for us. Some people who left review said it was hit and miss but we didn't find that. My only complaint would be that the visitor book is out of date and is probably past it's best.

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2022
And awarded it
Second visit since April. Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed including taking our two Border Collies, Kim & Jess. Beautiful area of Skye with lovely people. About to book the cottage again. Can't wait to return.

Reviewed this property on 25/05/2022
And awarded it
A wonderful remote location to get away from normal life. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and provides a good base to explore the quieter areas of Skye. Don't expect the Wifi connectivity to be great and G4 mobile connectivity is intermittent.

Reviewed this property on 08/11/2021
And awarded it
Stayed at Katie's Cottage at the beginning of November. Perfect cottage in a great setting. Our 3rd time to the Glendale area and still love it. The cottage is cosy, warm and has everything you need for your stay. Would highly recommend it and also Wilderness Cottages were so easy to deal with.

Reviewed this property on 03/09/2021
And awarded it
We had a fabulous week in Katie's cottage with glorious weather. Our first trip to Skye and we couldn't have wished for a better location. Loved Glendale and the Duirinish peninsula. So many stunning walks, a well stocked local shop and an amazing place to eat next door (Chidakashka). The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. We hope to return.

Reviewed this property on 18/08/2021
And awarded it
Second stay here and just as lovely and relaxing. Well worth the journey from South Coast. Comfy bed and lovely facilities. Maybe a few more essential items on arrival (covid??) Totally recommend Katie's Cottage.

Reviewed this property on 08/08/2021
And awarded it
This cottage is in a wonderful position over looking the glen. It is spotlessly clean, with everything you could possibly need, it is home from home. Comfortable beds and lovely bedding. I would not hesitate in recommending Kate's Cottage. Thank you for a lovely week.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
Katie's Cottage is has benefited from a high-end and thoughtful architectural restoration. The flooring, stairs and eco heating are particularly thoughtful. well located for a remote holiday, what a fabulous area of Skye, new to us, but fabuous for wildflife

Reviewed this property on 24/06/2021
And awarded it
Wow! What a perfect place. We needed somewhere to just unwind and Katie's cottage was perfect. THE most comfortable bed in a rental ever. Perfectly equipped. Presume TV works, we didn't even try to turn it in. Felt like we were in the Alps with great hill views and sheep at the door. Very very quiet location but great for exploring north west of the island. First time to Scottish islands but already planning next trip.

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2020
And awarded it
We had used Wilderness Cottages the previous year and as Spain wasn't a viable option for us this year we decided to go back to Scotland and Wilderness Cottages. We were a little restricted as a lot of places had already been booked, but seeing Katies Cottage and the photos online (although there's no photos of the bathroom) we booked it. We weren't expecting great weather, but seeing Katies Cottage had a woodburner we were not too worried about weather. As it turned out the weather wasn't so bad with rain on just one day. We arrived at midnight so finding the cottage wasn't as easy as the day time, but good clear instructions led us to the gate. There were detailed instructions about the drive way and we could see why, its quite steep and laid to gravel. I parked inside the gate, opened the door and entered the utility room. Here there is a washing machine and hooks for coats and space to leave shoes. Ahead is a very large washroom, can't call it a bathroom as it has no bath, for my wife it was a small negative point but the walk in shower for me was a bonus! Can't please everyone!! The living area is one large room with a well equipped kitchen and a table for eating at, or playing cards, my wife would have used it for a jigsaw, but she didn't bring one and we didn't have any cards either so we just ate at the table. The living area is very nice and comfy, the telly works fine with a few channels to watch or you could light the woodburner and watch the flames. A staircase runs centrally up from the middle of the room to a landing that really is a bridge, you'll see when you get there that connects the two bedrooms both more or less the same in size and layout. One room has a double bed the other is a twin. Sky lights with a very effective blind to keep out the light or to leave open to see the stars. The local shop is a tardis, looks small on the outside but inside it sells everything you might need to get through the summer and winter, it even sells a small selection of wiper blades!! Our stay at Katies Cottage was very pleasant and both my wife and I and our daughter who came with us can highly recommend this lovely place. I have a little drone footage I took and put on to You Tube, search Katies Cottage Isle of Skye on you tube.

Reviewed this property on 23/09/2020
And awarded it
We spent a week at Katie's Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage is along a quiet road but with a lovely cafe a general store nearby. We went on several walks right from our doorstep. Not necessarily the most popular ones, but stunning views everywhere.

Reviewed this property on 21/09/2020
And awarded it
The cottage is fantastic and we would recommend it to anyone - the setting was lovely and the cottage itself was modern, with all new appliances having everything you need. There is a fab restaurant cafe next door with amazing food and a local shop and another great cafe less than 1/2 mile away - we will definitely be staying again !!

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2020
And awarded it
Loved this house in the beautiful Glen. Away from it all, every day seemed to have a different view. Would love to go back soon. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2019
And awarded it
We had such a lovely week staying in Katie's Cottage on Skye. Perfect for our dog with a fully enclosed garden and hard floors throughout the Cottage. Beautiful scenery and the Red Roof cafe next door serves gorgeous soup and cake! The only thing I would say is the shower needed a clean and a pair of scissors would be helpful, we noticed this mentioned previously in the visitor book, but everything else was perfect. A very comfy bed, great oven and the Cottage was very cosy and warm. Lephin cafe down the road is dog friendly and serves very tasty paninis!

Reviewed this property on 08/08/2019
And awarded it
Lovely cottage, very comfortable good location and very dogfriendly. Excellent location for exploring Skye. You can walk your dog straight away when leaving the cottage.

Reviewed this property on 19/05/2019
And awarded it
We very much enjoyed our stay at Katie's Cottage. We liked the fact that it was on a very quiet lane in the north west of Skye, with lots of local walks and beaches. The shop in nearby Glendale was excellent, too! The cottage was very cosy and we liked the underfloor heating which kept the temperature even, and the option of the log burner if needed. The lounge was very comfortable and we loved the open plan layout, joining on to the kitchen/dining area, which made it very spacious. The bathroom was also very spacious, and although the two bedrooms were a little on the small side due to the low roof, it was fine for us for a week's stay. Generally the cottage was fairly clean, however I felt as though it needed a really good vacuuming to get rid of hairs left by previous guests, in the lounge and bedrooms, and the bathroom floor needed wiping round the edges, as it was rather sticky and dusty there. Otherwise, it was just wonderful, and we would have loved to have stayed longer.

Reviewed this property on 15/04/2019
And awarded it
Wonderful cottage and location, it was great having a small shop and cafe nearby as well. Only a 5 minute walk! The cottage is not far from Neist Point (my favourite place in Skye). The cottage is immaculate and we had everything we needed, WiFi, Freesat TV, good range of kitchen utensils etc. for cooking. Would definitely book this cottage again.

Reviewed this property on 09/10/2018
And awarded it
Katie's Cottage was very well equipped and extremely comfortable and my partner and I had exactly what we had hoped for from our stay there.

Reviewed this property on 15/08/2018
And awarded it
Great cottage, well equipped and clean. Fabulous location for exploring the island. Great walks around the Glen. Post office/shop at the end of the road sells nearly everything you need. Would definitely like to return.

Reviewed this property on 04/07/2018
And awarded it
We had a great time staying in Katie's Cottage on the Isle of Skye. The cottage was surprisingly spacious for a 2 bed. Our dogs loved the garden and were happy to make the utility room their own. The cottage was in a superb location with beautiful countryside and a lovely crofters restaurant next door to the cottage, who served delicious home grown food. We shall miss walking out the gate to the sheep roaming freely.

Reviewed this property on 13/06/2018
And awarded it
Lovely cottage great to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the glen. The cottage has everthing you need and spacious bedrooms lovely and cosy for a great nights sleep, ready for the day of exploring the island. There is lots to see and do, plenty of sheep and chickens roaming round the garden which is great for the dog.

Reviewed this property on 12/06/2018
And awarded it
From a family that lives in a metropolis, with constant noise and the usual daily goings on of the modern world, katies cottage was a haven of peace and tranquillity. It's location is remote, but absolutely perfect to unwind and forget about the world. The cottage is furnished well, with beautiful views over the glen towards mcleods tables. The weather on Skye was exceptionally warm, but the cottage would be great in all weather.

Reviewed this property on 06/10/2017
And awarded it
Beautifull little cottage great location very clean and comfortable. Arrived to find a gift of a bottle of wine and some fresh free range eggs. The cottage is in a dark skies area in Glendale and the sky at night was stunning, would recommend and would love to visit again. Thanks for a great week :)

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2017
And awarded it
We stayed in Katie's Cottage for one week. It is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Everything we needed is in the house available. It is a good place to discover Isle of Skye from there.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2017
And awarded it
We had a great stay in Katie's Cottage on Skye. It's in a very remote and picturesque location, around 15 minutes beyond Dunvegan on single track road. We would advise stopping in Fort William on the way up to do a supermarket shop for food en route; it will avoid a detour to Portree which isn't really on the way to the cottage. Straightforward instruction was provided to access the cottage easily. The cottage had a modern interior design and was immaculate. A well-equipped kitchen, underfloor heating, and a wood-burning stove were among the highlights. A nice coral beach, Dunvegan Castle, and Neist Point lighthouse are nearby. Further afield on the Trotternish Peninsula, but worth seeing, are The Old Man of Storr and The Quiraing. Overall, we would highly recommend Katie's Cottage and were happy with the whole booking experience with Wilderness Cottages.

Reviewed this property on 18/08/2017
And awarded it
A wonderful two weeks in a fantastic cottage - beautifully furnished and very well equipped. Enclosed garden very dog friendly. Lovely location, with excellent village shop at the bottom of the lane. An ideal base for exploring much of Skye.

Reviewed this property on 15/06/2017
And awarded it
A lovely cottage. Well equipped, modern and great for dogs given the stone floors. fantastic views from front garden.

Reviewed this property on 27/04/2017
And awarded it
This was the first time that we had taken our 10 months puppy on holiday, so we were apprehensive. We were thrilled with the facilities provided at Katie's Cottage which made it so easy to keep the little fellow happy while at the same time keeping the cottage clean and tidy. The cottage was a wonderful 'home' for our week and we cannot praise it too highly. We were sad to leave.

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
And awarded it

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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