Pooltiel House Glendale - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About Pooltiel House

Pooltiel House - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Glendale - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £1015 p.w.

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Pooltiel House, Milovaig, Glendale

Sleeps 4 - Wood Burning Stove - Sorry No Pets

Pooltiel House is ideally located for enjoying the north west corner of the island. The house enjoys fantastic views over Loch Pooltiel to Dunvegan Head, and towards The Little Minch and the Outer Hebrides. The property offers spacious modern accommodation, which makes it ideal for a small family.

The accommodation is on two levels, and throughout the property has been tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. On the lower level all the floors are tiled and benefit from under floor heating. The main living and kitchen areas are open plan and ideally positioned to enjoy the views. The lounge has beautiful leather sofas and a wood burner, and this room offers direct access to the garden. The kitchen is well appointed with all the usual appliances and has a dining table and seating for six, and again enjoys some magnificent views.  The bedroom on this level has a king size bed and an en-suite shower room. Completing the facilities is a utility room and cloakroom.

From the lounge, stairs lead to the upper level, where two bedrooms; a master with a super king bed and a twin, can be found. The bedrooms are spacious and benefit from uninterrupted views to Loch Pooltiel and Dunvegan Head. A large shower room completes the facilities on this level. Throughout the upper level beautiful wooden flooring has been used which adds to the character and the ambience of the property. Outside an enclosed garden offers the perfect place to sit and relax after a day exploring.  

The area offers much choice for the visitor by way of attractions and days out. The small village of Glendale is located just ten minutes drive away, and offers a small shop and a couple of seasonal cafes. The property is close to Neist Point, the scenery here is quite spectacular and a walk down to the lighthouse is highly recommended. The area is home to a large population of seabirds and the point is regarded as the best place on Skye to see whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark.   

The small town of Dunvegan offers a good range of facilities for the visitor including a few shops, the Old School Restaurant, a tourist information centre, and on the outskirts Dunvegan Castle can be found. The castle is the ancestral home of the Chief to the Clan Macleod, and sits in a commanding position overlooking the loch, it is open to the public during the months of April through to mid October, and tours are available. A few miles from the castle the coral beach at Claigan is well worth a visit and makes a relaxing choice for a day out.

Guests with Children

Due to various factors relating to safety at this property, children under ten years of age are not allowed.  At the time of booking please insert the ages of your children in the comments box on the booking form.

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  • Tiled flooring with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.
  • The open plan lounge has wonderful views over Loch Pooltiel to Dunvegan Head and beyond. Comfortable leather sofas, wood burning stove, Freesat TV, DVD with blu-ray, radio and iPod docking station.
  • Spacious and bright kitchen diner, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, dining table with seating for six. 
  • Utility room with washer/dryer, ironing facilities and drying area.
  • Cloakroom, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
  • Super king size bedroom with en suite, shower, wc, whb.


  • Super king size bedroom.
  • Spacious twin bedroom.
  • Bathroom with shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
  • All the upstairs rooms have uninterupted views to Dunvegan Head, Loch Pooliel, The Little Minch and the Outer Hebrides.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen & towels.
  • Electricity, air source heating, and initial supply of logs for the wood burning stove.
  • WiFi internet access, bring your own laptop, please note that due to the location of the property the service is subject to conditions, availability and limitations set by BT.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Cot and highchair.

Other Facilities

  • Mobile reception is available.
  • Drying and ironing facilities.
  • Parking for two cars.

Disabled Access

  • Ramp access and tiled floors thoughout the ground floor. 
  • Downstairs king size bedroom with en-suite shower, whb and wc.

Guests with Children

Due to various factors relating to safety at this property, children under ten years of age are not allowed.  At the time of booking please insert the ages of your children in the comments box on the booking form.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Best Features

  • Beautiful spacious property ideal for a family.
  • Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard.
  • Quiet location with village amenities just a short drive away.

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Pooltiel House Reviews

The latest reviews of Pooltiel House...

Reviewed this property on 20/09/2023
And awarded it
This was our second stay at Pooltiel house. The house is great. Well maintained, clean and stocked with quality kitchen ware for use. The view is incredible and we enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2023
And awarded it
Pooltiel House is situated in a beautiful spot overlooking Loch Pooltiel, Dunvegan Head and the Outer Hebrides. Dolphins can be seen in the Loch from the garden, and it's a short drive to Neist Point which is a stunning place to spend a few hours. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable and is also a short drive from Glendale for emergency supplies and the superb Cafe Lephin. It's a good idea to make sure you have basics for when you arrive as there is no milk/bread provided, unlike many other Wilderness Cottages. If you're looking for peace and quiet in a stunning setting this cottage ticks every box!

Reviewed this property on 26/07/2023
And awarded it
Pooltiel House is a superb holiday home: beds, bathrooms, kitchen are first class!!! The view is unique, but some comfortable outdoor chairs would enhance the enjoyment. Guests should be aware that the single track road to the house (approx. 15 miles) is very uncomfortable and a disadvantage for sensitive car owners - small children could swim in some potholes :-). Overall, Pooltiel House was a great vacation home for us.

Reviewed this property on 19/10/2021
And awarded it
Lovely house in a fantastic location. Wildlife great, as usual. The area and the whole island was far busier than we have ever seen it, but could still find some tranquility, just not as readily. Hope to be back soon.

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2021
And awarded it
Pooltiel House was wonderful, we loved our stay there. The view alone was reason enough to stay, but the house was also very spacious and well equipped. Wildnerness Cottages were very responsive and helpful. We had a brilliant stay! I'd definitely recommend.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2021
And awarded it
The house is very nice; well-equippped and spacious with nice soft furnishings. Take everything you need as it is in a remote but stunning location. Great views of the ever-changing weather and scenery. The village has no amenities but nearby Glendale (40 minute walk) has a cafe and good shop. Otherwise, it's a 25-minute drive to Dunvegan along the single track road, which you get used to after a couple of drives. Everywhere on Skye is quite a trek from here apart from Neist Point. If you want peace and quiet in very comfortable surroundings, then this is the place for you. Sleeps 4 very easily in the 3 double bedrooms.

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2020
And awarded it
Pooltiel House is a gem . We loved it absolutely stunning views from The lounge and kitchen . Just such a beautiful chilled setting . The cottage itself is immaculate and has everything you need for a comfortable stay . I just wished we had booked to stay for 2 weeks . The website says it sleeps 4 , however it slept 6 .

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Teresa, thank you for your review, to confirm the house does have 3 bedrooms, however the maximum number of guests that can stay at any one time is four.

Reviewed this property on 09/09/2020
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay 22nd-29th August. The house was just lovely, very clean, everything you needed with stunning views across the bay. We saw dolphins, red stags, sea eagles, seals and the peace & quiet was amazing. Wilderness cottages are easy and stress free to book through.

Reviewed this property on 11/09/2019
And awarded it
Great house in a fantastic location. Everything worked and was simple to operate.

Reviewed this property on 03/09/2019
And awarded it
Superb house in a stunning location. Fantastic views. Modern house, fully equipped and very spacious.

Reviewed this property on 21/05/2019
And awarded it
This is the most amazing house in a fantastic location. We had a wonderful week here so peaceful and tranquil. The house has everything you could wish for well equipped and well furnished to a high standard The house is not the easiest to find and roads are narrow but well worth it once you get there. We hope to return next year.

Reviewed this property on 10/04/2019
And awarded it
An excellent holiday home in an ideal situation with wonderful views. The accommodation far exceeded our expectations - a large lounge with ample seating for 6 people, spacious kitchen fitted with modern appliances and seating for 6, shower rooms and three good sized bedrooms. We did have a problem with the supply of hot water and underfloor heating but both were corrected in quick time; the supply of hot water very quickly and the heating far quicker than we anticipated since an engineer had to travel from Inverness in inclement weather conditions - 40 mph gales with rain, hail & snow . A sincere thank you to all concerned. These problems served to emphasise the "house insulation" is excellent!! During our week we visited the Coral Beach north of Dunvegan, the Dinosaur Beach at Staffin and the Quiraing on our way from Staffin to Uig, the Fairy Glen and Golden Cave above Uig, and Neist Point lighthouse. At the farm (Kelpie crafts) near the lighthouse we stopped to see the lambing. Linda, the farmer, encouraged our grandchildren to bottle feed the friendly lambs and showed us her large amount of craft work housed next door - a visit is a must. We managed a wet weather walk to the Fairy Pools on our way home - a good walk but not for the faint-hearted in bad weather conditions. At least the pools were full and this elderly couple had our children and active grandchildren to ferry us across the wide streams and over the large spacious stepping stones - an exciting visit! Overall - an excellent week (the weather wasn't too bad!) which we would like to experience again in the near future - in Pooltiel House Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2018
And awarded it
Immaculate house with terrific views. Best cottage we have ever rented.

Reviewed this property on 01/03/2018
And awarded it
Well appointed with magnificent views. A sheer delight!

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2017
And awarded it
Pooltiel House is an immaculate and well equipped holiday home. Fabulous views and great walking straight from the door. The porch / utility area is perfect for muddy boots and as the boiler is located there, this is always really warm so good for drying of damp coats (much needed in Skye).

Reviewed this property on 18/09/2017
And awarded it
We've been in Pooltiel House the second time (last time in August 2016). This house is a jewel! Plenty of space, well equipped kitchen and an awesome view, two walks starting from the doorstep and a lot of others reachable. Having a house like this in Germany ... that wood be a dream.

Reviewed this property on 30/05/2017
And awarded it
if you're looking for a totally relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting in first class accommodation Pooltiel House fits the description.The cottage is a pleasure to stay in with all the features and home comforts you could ask for,clean and spacious and an amazing sea view.

Reviewed this property on 31/03/2017
And awarded it
Yet again a lovely place to stay. Accommodation excellent and location outstanding. If you want relaxation and being away from the rat race this is the place.

Reviewed this property on 27/01/2017
And awarded it
We have stayed in many cottages before but none of them was as superb and perfect as Pooltiel House. If you enjoy remoteness, nature and tranquility you will love this house. It is perfectly equipped with everything you could ask for and the view is to die for. We hope we will be able to return!

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2016
And awarded it
The house is clean, modern and comfortable with uninterrupted views over Loch Pooltiel and is a welcome sanctuary. Top tips - the main access road does have lots of deep potholes so drive carefully. The upstairs bedrooms have noisy radiators (even when switched off!) so take earplugs. Also handy when it's stormy/rainy as the bedroom velux does not provide much sound proofing.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Thank you for your review, we will check with the owner regarding the radiators as nobody has mentioned this before. Unfortunately when it does rain hard, the positioning of velux windows are not ideal and can be noisy when the rain hits the glass.

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2016
And awarded it
A warmhearted welcome with fresh eggs, jelly and homemade(!) cookies. This is a jewel of a house with a breathtaking view, an absolute perfect equipped kitchen and plenty of space. We've spend the best holiday ever and we will return there soon as possible. I would die for a place like this nearer by in Germany!

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2016
And awarded it
Perfect cottage, with everything provided to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We had a wonderful time. Wilderness cottage staff was friendly and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 04/08/2016
And awarded it
Probably one of the best cottages I have ever stayed in! The view is unsurpassed, with ever changing light. The cottage is large, new, fully equipped, very comfortable, and well kept.

Reviewed this property on 20/04/2016
And awarded it
The house is very comfortable in a lovely remote location. Car an absolute must. Well specked kitchen.

Reviewed this property on 23/03/2016
And awarded it
Quite simply a stunning property in a wonderful location. Everything was clean, tidy and exactly as advertised. A superb week.

Reviewed this property on 20/10/2015
And awarded it
Great holiday house in a fantastic remote setting and very well equipped only did feel as it was advertised as having disabled access and has a wheelchair ramp it would have been good to have a grab handle and non slip mats in the showers

Reviewed this property on 12/10/2015
And awarded it
This was our 5th visit to Skye in just over a year and Pooltiel House is the best cottage we have stayed in. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch. We loved everything about this cottage right down to the excess of cups so we could use the dishwasher effectively. The only things I would double check for our next visit and there will be one is that there were pegs but no outside washing line that we could find and there was an ironing board but we couldn't find an iron. If we were there for longer this would have been an issue. Back to the plus side again, we saw 2 auroras from the cottage on the same day, morning and evening. If you are thinking of booking this cottage stop thinking and go for it.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2015
And awarded it
A roomy house with a wonderful view in a superb location. We saw sea eagles most days and if like us you go to Skye regularly, so are not doing the Skye tour, there are so many local walks to do - you don't need to get into your car much after the long journey to get there.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2015
And awarded it
Just come back from fantastic week in this lovely spacious modern home-missing it and the incredible views out the back already. Couldn't wish for a more cosy environment with the under floor heating and wood burning stove to warm up to after a day's walking. Great to be able to drop down the rocks further down from the house and have morning walks down to the local jetty and watch the seals playing. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Reviewed this property on 04/05/2015
And awarded it
Stunning location with wonderful views. Very well equipped property and was spacious enough for our party of 5. This is the cleanest property I have stayed in over the last seven years of holidays in Scotland. Even the Wi-Fi worked very well. You can see plenty from the property and within short walking distance. We saw Sea Eagles and Seals. We boarded the Ferry to Loch Maddie which was lovely as we saw Otters and Dolphins on route. This is our first holiday on Skye which was truly lovely.

Reviewed this property on 05/04/2015
And awarded it
Fantastic week. Holiday home well met expectations, lovely open plan living with exceptional views. It was well worth the long drive and will definitely return at some time in the future

Reviewed this property on 01/12/2014
And awarded it
What a fantastic holiday we had in such a fantastic house! Pooltiel House is the real deal - incredible views, modern, warm & comfy accommodation & graced with the presence of a pair of sea eagles every day. Wow. If you want a stunning holiday in the wild and remote beauty that Skye has to offer, this is the place for you.

Reviewed this property on 13/02/2014
And awarded it
Truly fantastic house, the view is stunning. Complete peace and tranquility with all the comforts & mod cons you need. Great location for exploring the north of the island & if you want a special treat at the Three Chimneys. Hope to return time & time again to replenish the soul.

Reviewed this property on 01/12/2013
And awarded it
Stayed at the house between 13th to 16th Nov. It is a truly wonderful property with just the best view, the pictures don't do it justice. A great location to see the aurora (sadly not this time) and explore the island. The weather is changeable, however, this didn't detract at all from the enjoyment of our stay as the house is warm and cosy. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. We would highly recommend this place and hope to stay again soon.

Reviewed this property on 23/10/2013
And awarded it
What a fantastic property! From the minute we walked in we loved this house. It was spotlessly clean, well furnished and has everything a family need to self cater. The selling point however has to be the location. The views from the floor to ceiling doors and windows are breathtaking and we never tired of looking out at it. Can't be beaten! Lovely quiet remote location but loads to do on skye. Kids said better than Disney - high praise indeed. We will be back.

Reviewed this property on 27/08/2013
And awarded it
Great! Thank you

Reviewed this property on 11/07/2013
And awarded it
We immediately felt at home and comfortable at Pooltiel House. It was clean and fresh on arrival and welcoming. We appreciated the space, the open view and the layout. Our week's stay was very successful and we loved this corner of Skye. It would have been helpful to have more cooking and microwave dishes but otherwise the property is very well equipped, including maps, etc. We particularly appreciated the owner supplying garden furniture, although the weather meant our use of it was limited!

Reviewed this property on 12/06/2013
And awarded it
A wonderful well equipped house with a fantastic view. A couple of little gifts on the table on arrival was a welcoming touch.We spent a very comfortable fortnight and would be very happy to return. Skye is an amazing island thank you.

Reviewed this property on 20/05/2013
And awarded it
What a wonderful place to stay. Great location, combined with a modern, spacious accommodation. My wife and I had a great time, despite the gale force winds and rain! Wifi and Smart TV were a bonus too. Would have given a rating of 5, if there had been a decking/patio area outside to sit and enjoy the spectacular coastline. Loved this region so much,we're looking to purchase a property in the area. Many thanks also to Wilderness Cottages for an excellent, efficient and friendly service.

Reviewed this property on 24/04/2013
And awarded it
Stayed in Pooltiel House week starting Easter weekend. The property is spacious and comfortably laid out. All facilities you could want are there and they are new, functional and of good quality. You have room enough to move around, cook, dine & lounge about comfortably with six people in the house. We had a fantastic week and enjoyed coming back to a spacious, warm and cosy house every day. Slept like a log and woke up with great views; I miss the place - Simply Stunning!

Reviewed this property on 14/04/2013
And awarded it
We had an excellent week. The house was beautifully situated with gorgeous views across Loch Pooltiel to the massive cliffs at Dunvegan Head. It was a joy to wake up every day with that view. The facilities in the house were everything you could wish for: very comfortable, very smart. The house was warm despite the cold outside, and in the quiet of the location I slept like a log.

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