Torvaig Cottage Portree - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About Torvaig Cottage

Torvaig Cottage - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Portree - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 5

Price From: £460 p.w.

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Torvaig Cottage - Torvaig, Nr Portree - Isle of Skye

Sleeps 5 - Open fire - Pets welcome

Torvaig Cottage is located in a quiet location not far from the small town of Portree. The property is a traditional style croft house, now updated and offering an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area and the Isle of Skye.

Inside the property is based over two levels, the ground floor has a sitting room complete with comfortable leather sofas and an open fire. The dining room at the other end of the property, is equipped with a table and seating for six, and also benefits from a wood burner. Traditional hand cut peat is supplied for the open fire and the wood burner, ideal for those milder nights. Off the dining room a small kitchen is located, which is equiped with all the usual kitchen appliances. A small utility room located to the rear of the property completes the downstairs facilities.

On the upper level, you will find three bedrooms, all front facing with coombed ceilings and windows overlooking the garden below. The bedrooms consist of; a master with a double, a twin bedded room, and a single. A family bathroom with a bath with shower over completes the upstairs facilities.

The property is ideally located just a short drive from the small town of Portree, the town centres around the harbour and has a good range of small shops, a supermarket, and the usual range of small cafes, hotel bars, and restaurants. Various boat trips operate from the harbour, ideal for those wanting to see the local wildlife.

If Torvaig Cottage is booked for the week you require, then we have another cottage Ardrannach in the same location and this may be available.

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  • Sitting room with leather sofas, Flat Screen TV with Freesat, DVD, CD, open fire.
  • Fitted kitchen with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, and all the usual kitchen equipment.  
  • Dining room with table and seating for six, wood burning stove.
  • Utility room with washing machine and chest freezer.


  • Master bedroom with coombed ceiling, double bed, garden view.
  • Twin bedroom, coombed ceiling, garden view.
  • Single bedroom, coombed ceiling, garden view.
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, wc, whb.

    All bedrooms have coombed ceilings.

Included in the price 

  • All bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and electric storage heating. 
  • Hand cut peat for the wood burner and the open fire.
  • WiFi internet access - bring your own laptop.

Other Facilities

  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and barbecue.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying facilities.
  • Parking for two cars.
  • Cot and highchair.
  • Hair dryer.

Pets Welcome

Two pets are accepted, however dogs must be kept on a lead and under strict control outwith the garden area. The garden is enclosed.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A good housekeeping deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Quiet location but benefitting from village amenties close by.
  • An ideal base for exploring the surrounding area.
  • Superb area for cycling, climbing and walking.

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Torvaig Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Torvaig Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 30/09/2019
And awarded it
Great location near to Portree. The drive from the main road had some stunning views and there is a good coastal walk from the cottage to Portree. The cottage had a cosy living room. Excellent value for money catering for five. Kitchen was small but functional and perhaps needs a minor upgrade. But overall we really enjoyed our stay in this cottage

Reviewed this property on 01/07/2019
And awarded it
We enjoyed a great stay at Torvaig Cottage. Very comfortable, clean and had all we needed. Would definitely recommend to others and stay again ourselves. Thank you!

Reviewed this property on 20/05/2019
And awarded it
Spent a lovely week in Torvaig Cottage, weather was beautiful, cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely walks just minutes from the door. The cottage is bright and spacious, the garden us enclosed and has a bench to allow visitors to relax and enjoy nature. We stayed at Ardrannach last year and enjoyed our visit there too. The owners were welcoming and friendly. Only a short walk or drive to Portree, would definitely return.

Reviewed this property on 16/04/2019
And awarded it
We had a really lovely time at Torvaig cottage. It's in a marvellous position, with outstanding views just yards away. It was a little cold when we first arrived but soon warmed up. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Extra supplies of coal and fresh cut peat were offered but we didn't need it, due to very good weather. The house was very clean, no frills, but had everything you need for a family holiday, and just 15 mins walk away from Portree.

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2018
And awarded it
We had a very enjoyable stay at Torvaig cottage. It is situated in a great spot right next to Portree and provides easy access to all of the main routes around the island, making it an ideal place to stay if you're wanting to explore the island.

Reviewed this property on 28/07/2018
And awarded it
A clean, comfortable and conveniently located cottage provided all we needed including a garden to sit out in. Just a quick drive or short pleasant walk into Portree. Good cliff top walks from the door and lovely to be woken each morning by cuckoos.

Reviewed this property on 24/07/2018
And awarded it
Lovely cosy cottage a short walk from the centre of Portree but distant enough to feel remote. Owners introduced themselves and were so friendly and approachable and allowed the children to give their horses apples. Very well supplied cottage that met all our needs and lots of fascinating books to read. Both children and adults loved our stay and enjoyed the fire one night. We are looking to book again the week was so relaxing with lots of beautiful climbs/walks and rest.

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2018
And awarded it
This was the most relaxing and homely cottage we have stayed at. No hassle, no fuss. It was central to the places we went to and the peace and tranquility were priceless.

Reviewed this property on 26/06/2018
And awarded it
Lovely cottage, everything of high quality and tastefully done. Dog friendly is much appreciated. Interesting books to read too. Garden steeply sloping but secure. The cottage is walkable from Portree (quite steep in places) but makes a very nice walk.

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2017
And awarded it
Beautiful cottage which was well proportioned with a large master bedroom. Matress was very firm so if you like a soft sleep it's not for you. The two living areas had a wood burner in one and an open fire in the other. Well equipped kitchen with all you would need for cooking if that's not you thing you are a short drive to Portree or a 30min walk but bring a torch for walking home very dark. The cottage had chickens that liked to visit and the occasional cow if bringing dog beware chickens can come in the garden but mostly they didn't and our two spaniels got to play in the extensive back garden

Reviewed this property on 03/05/2017
And awarded it
Fabulous location to get away from it all. The property its self was 10/10 we felt at home straight away and had everything we needed and more. The only slight complaint i would of had is the cleanness of the property could of had a bit more attention to detail i.e. hovering and dusting in all places and wiping down things in the bathroom that looked stained in places,,,, but the bedding etc was fresh and comfy. The owner Andrew was around on arrival and was great such a friendly guy but never once did he bother us!! Due to our car breaking down we had to extend our stay where Andrew and the team made it possible for us to stay an extra 3 days at a cost price which was very kind of them. All in all a great place and location where i hope to return with my partner again one day.

Reviewed this property on 02/10/2016
And awarded it
We enjoyed our stay at Torvaig Cottage. Although it looks a little worn in places (scuffs and stains on the walls) it was nevertheless very comfortable. We enjoyed every evening in the dining room, lit the fire and settled down. Kitchen is small but to be fair there is everything you need in it. The chest freezer was of particular use to us. The shower is not the best - switch in on all the way heat wise and it alternates between freezing and scalding - almost gave up but found that using a mid point gave a consistent termperature. You don't have any view - large trees obstruct this. The garden was pretty overgrown and although a dog friendly cottage we were wary of letting ours into the garden because of seemingly resident chickens. Beds were comfortable. To be honest our first impressions were that it looked shabby but we definitley felt comfortable and at ease there and would stay again if we visited Skye. The owner passed by on our first day to check all was ok, a nice touch.

Reviewed this property on 28/07/2016
And awarded it
Lovely cottage. Clean and well equiped. Ideally situated: very quiet and great walks from cottage and still only few minutes drive from Portree. Highly recommended

Reviewed this property on 10/06/2016
And awarded it
We have just had a fabulous week, the weather has been spectacular! The location is perfect, just behind Portree, 10 minutes walk down a path to the main town (much longer by car; limited parking in Portree); there is a circular walk just below the cottage. From this cottage, you can easily explore the island. The cottage has a lovely enclosed garden; it has a well equipped kitchen; it is very spacious (only two of us + a large dog); as there are so many walks to do on Skye we are planning to return here (to this cottage) in the future.

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2016
And awarded it
Lovely cottage with most things you,d need.Fabulous views out to Raasay island and mainland mountains.Owner very responsive and caring when problems arose.Would book again.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2015
And awarded it
We found Torvaig Cottage very comfortable and warm. The owners were welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2015
And awarded it
The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed -apart from a pair of scissors in the kitchen. Although it was generally clean it could do with a repaint & the bathroom could do with updating. Otherwise we had a lovely stay.

Reviewed this property on 01/07/2014
And awarded it
We LOVED this cottage! Conveniently located for Portree with a quick walk down the hill, yet feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. The views are beyond words, we had no rain at all which helped! The owner farms the land so was around a lot and let the kids help with cows, chickens, dogs etc- they loved it! The cottage had a really homely feel, and was warm and not damp like other stone cottages I have stayed in. It was also really spacious with a pretty garden. Thoroughly recommend!!!

Reviewed this property on 30/06/2014
And awarded it
Great cottage tucked away on the hill above Portree. Very comfortable cottage has everything you could need including some lovely walks roundabout the property. Ideally situated for exploring the island. My two dogs had a great stay to and were kept entertained by the chickens in the next field!

Reviewed this property on 27/06/2013
And awarded it
We had an absolutely fabulous week at Torvaig Cottage at the end of May. An ideal location for exploring Skye with the benefits of being close to Portree, but nicely 'tucked away'. A wonderfully kept property which has been in the owner's family for generations - great walks around the headland and to Portree from the house, our two boys loved the place and want to go back next year.

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2012
And awarded it
Torvaig Cottage is a delightful place to stay and the open peat fire made everything warm and welcoming. There was fresh milk and bread in the kitchen on out arrival and fresh flowers on the table. Spectacular views and good walks within easy distance. the chickens on the window ledge kept our dog amused and he didn't know if he should chase them or the rabbits! Would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a restful holiday!

Reviewed this property on 24/10/2012
And awarded it
We booked this cottage the night before arrival and were delighted when we arrived. The thoughtful touches by the owners were gratefully received. We had a very relaxing week and the cottage was a great base to explore Skye. Lovely walks locally too with spectacular scenery. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!

Reviewed this property on 21/09/2012
And awarded it
Lovely house in an excellent location. Warm and welcoming after a day's walking in the wet! Handy for Portree (about 1km walk). Owner very friendly -- as are his dogs and chickens! All in all, a place we look forward to returning to.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2012
And awarded it
Lovely cottage, beautiful location, house and owner both very welcoming. Very handy for Portree. My only criticism would be that there was no practical way to dry clothes as their are only storage heaters which you have no way of knowing if you'll need or not in advance, or building a fire and hanging clothes around it. The simple addition of a tumble dryer would make drying your clothes after facing the frequently changing and usually wet weather in Skye would have been a welcome addition!

Reviewed this property on 16/05/2012
And awarded it
What a lucky find both in the friendliness and service from Wilderness Cottages and the great Torvaig Cottage on the Isle of Skye near Portree. it suited our needs completely with the added bonus of being in a superb location. Everything we needed was provided and Andrew, the owner of the cottage, was extremely generous with his knowledge, peat, and coal. There was a friendly welcome, too, of flowers, bread and milk waiting for us. Torvaig Cottage is a place we look forward to returning.

Reviewed this property on 07/05/2012
And awarded it
Beautiful setting, close enough to Portree for convenience, but far enough away for perfect peace. Well located for touring all of Skye by car. The cottage has everything you need.

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