White-Tail Croft Portree - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

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White-Tail Croft - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Portree - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £555 p.w.

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White-Tail Croft, Glenmore, Portree

Sleeps 4 + (1) with a sofa-bed

Sauna - Wood Burning Stove - Sorry No Pets Allowed

White-Tail Croft sits is a fabulous hillside location just a short distance (6 miles) from the town of Portree. The property is architecturally striking and offers open views to the surrounding countryside. With walking available from the doorstep, White-Tail Croft makes an ideal base for a relaxing Wilderness Cottage holiday.

The property is spacious and light, and stylishly furnished in a modern contemporary style. Inside the accommodation is all located on the one level, and consists of a large open plan lounge/kitchen and dining room, two double bedrooms, a sauna/shower room, a separate bathroom, and a small utility room. The master bedroom has an en-suite toilet, which also offers access to the shower/sauna room.

The lounge/kitchen area has a vaulted ceiling, and floor to ceiling windows, ideally placed to take full advantage of the views. Direct access is also available to the exterior decked area to the front of the property. This room also benefits from a wood burner ideal for those colder evenings, however the house throughout has central heating and underfloor heating in the bathrooms, which ensures it is warm no matter what time of year you visit.

The town of Portree is located just six miles away and offers a good range of facilities for the visitor, including a number of cafes, restaurants, a tourist information centre, and a range of interesting shops, many of which sell artwork by local artists, and crafts and other items which are made on the island, a popular choice being the Isle of Skye Soap Company. The harbour in the town is quite picturesque with its brightly painted buildings, and from here boat trips are available, allowing the visitor to view the local bird and sea-life.

The scenery on the island is quite spectacular and White-Tail Croft makes an ideal base for those guests looking to explore the island.  Not far from Portree you will find the region of Staffin, home to the Trotternish Ridge and the cliffs of the Kilt Rock. The area offers some of the most dramatic scenery on the island and is well worth the trip, whilst here why not also enjoy discovering about the history and archaeological past of the island at the Staffin Ecomuseum.

No matter what your interest the island really does offer something for all ages. At Broadford the Skye Serptarium is always popular with younger guests, and the island even has its own distillery. Located at Carbost, Talisker Distillery offers various tours including a tasting tour. For history lovers Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chief of the Clan MacLeod, has to be visited. Located in the north-west corner of the island, the castle offers a perfect day out.  

Winter Booking

White-Tail Croft is a superb place to spend a winter break. However as the property is situated in a remote glen with access via a single track road, during the period December through to the end of February road conditions can be difficult. It is therefore a requirement that any guest looking to book during this period has a 4 x 4 vehicle. Please contact our office direct before booking if you would like further information.

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  • Open plan lounge / kitchen / dining room, with moorland views, and offering direct access to exterior decked area.
  • Lounge, comfortable sofas (one of which is a sofa-bed suitable for one guest), wood burning stove, flat screen HD TV, freesat with hard drive recorder, Blu-Ray DVD, CD player, radio and iPod docking station.
  • Kitchen, ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and all the usual equipment.
  • Dining area with table and seating for four.
  • Utility/boot room with washer/dryer and freezer.
  • Master bedroom, king size bed, en-suite with wc & whb, direct access to shower room and sauna.
  • Shower room with sauna.
  • Bedroom with king size bed.
  • Separate bathroom with bath, whb, wc, heated towel rail.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen & towels.
  • Electricity and fuel costs.
  • Logs for the wood burning stove.
  • Central heating & under floor heating in the bathrooms.
  • Wifi internet access.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Cot and highchair.

Other Facilities

  • Outdoor drying area.
  • Enclosed garden with decked area to the front.
  • Indoor storage for mountain bikes etc.
  • Parking for three cars.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Winter Booking

White-Tail Croft is a superb place to spend a winter break. However as the property is situated in a remote glen with access via a single track road, during the period December through to the end of February road conditions can be difficult. It is therefore a requirement that any guest looking to book during this period has a 4 x 4 vehicle. Please contact our office direct before booking if you would like further information.

Best Features

  • Spectacular contemporary property.
  • Rural location, with walking from the doorstep into the neighbouring hills.
  • Amenities of Portree just a short distance away.


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White-Tail Croft Reviews

The latest reviews of White-Tail Croft...

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2022
And awarded it
We had a great week at White-Tail Croft. The peace and tranquility, the views and importantly the Croft itself were all amazing, we saw eagles, swallows, lots of sheep and rabbits and deer in the distance. Everything necessary for a relaxing stay was available within the Croft along with some very nice extras which included a bottle of bubbly and other nice treats. We explored the length and breadth of Skye and it was great to come back to the warmth and comfort of White-Tail Croft at the end of each day. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 13/05/2022
And awarded it
Near Portree a few miles down a single track road typical of Skye. Avoid the potholes and wandering sheep. Excellent accommodation. Feels remote but not that far from Portree. Owners very considerate with well equipped kitchen, staple supplies in stock and a few goodies which were accepted gratefully. Loved the views. It is really peaceful. Internally modern and comfortable with wood burner for the cooler days. Very much enjoyed our week's stay and will consider coming back, perhaps on route to one of the other Islands.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2021
And awarded it
This was such an excellent Croft. Very good location, stunning view and peaceful. The Croft has amazing facilities and everything you would need. The sauna was such a lovely bonus also. Would love to return !

Reviewed this property on 24/06/2021
And awarded it
This was a lovely property for the 3 of us. It's very remote and the drive up was a little precarious at times. Our only neighbours were the sheep and rabbits who visited us every day. Pity we never saw any deer. If the weather had of been nicer it would have been better.

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2021
And awarded it
Excellent. There was a problem with the water supply, a rare occurrence despite the remote location, but that was dealt with very quickly and effectively, giving a very good impression

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2020
And awarded it
White-tail Croft is fabulous holiday accommodation. It is equipped with everything that you need and is spotlessly clean. The views are fantastic and wildlife spotting is outstanding. We hope to return! Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 30/09/2019
And awarded it
The croft offered everything that we could have wished. Both accommodation and place were perfect !

Reviewed this property on 27/08/2019
And awarded it
White Tail Croft is a beautiful house where the owners have thought of everything. The sauna is great after a hike, coffee machine, comfy beds, log burner, lovely soaps etc etc. It's only a 15-20 drive from Portree however it's wonderfully located with fantastic views. It would be a fab place for a honeymoon, it was lovely and warm when we arrived and spotless, we loved it

Reviewed this property on 15/08/2019
And awarded it
What a truly amazing cottage and location, everything you need to relax and enjoy the stunning views surrounding the croft. Location is perfect to explore all that Skye has to offer. Will definitely be back.

Reviewed this property on 06/08/2019
And awarded it
We are very happy to have returned to the croft with our little daughter after spending a week here on our honeymoon six years ago. # The place has lost none of its magic. The holiday home is perfect for a relaxing stay. The view is breathtaking, the house is very tastefully furnished and extraordinarily well equipped. One feels very welcome. We can highly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2019
And awarded it
This was our third stay at White-Tail Croft and I'm sure we'll visit again. The croft is conveniently placed for visiting all areas on Skye but its situation in a quiet valley means peace is guaranteed. The Croft has everything you could possibly need and the views are wonderful. Perfect!

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2019
And awarded it
This is our second visit to white tail Croft and it just gets better and better the owner has thought of everything you need I can't recommend it highly enough it is beautifully furnished and the views are amazing.

Reviewed this property on 02/04/2019
And awarded it
We had a lovely week at White-Tail. Gorgeous, well-equipped cottage in a great location. The view was absolutely stunning - even on the cloudy days we had. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2018
And awarded it
Only one word: perfect

Reviewed this property on 08/10/2018
And awarded it
We had a superb holiday at this property. The location feels remote but is only 15 minutes from the supermarket on the outskirts of Portree. Very well appointed and comfortable. We had very mixed weather but even on our few days spent indoors, the views of the constantly changing sky and colours in the landscape from the floor to ceiling window in the lounge were a joy. We did see sea eagles and hawk harriers, magnificent starry skies and the occasional shooting stars.The satellite WiFi is perfectly functional for browsing but does not accommodate streaming which was fine for us. We took a couple of DVD box sets and there was Freeview TV available. If you are looking for total peace in beautiful surroundings with a view of the Cuillin mountains in the distance, do not hesitate to book this property. It is brilliant value for money and we hope to visit again.

Reviewed this property on 09/09/2018
And awarded it
The house is just perfect. Located just 15-20 minutes from Portree but in it's own little wilderness at the end of a valley, with spectacular views of the Cullins. The house was spotlessly clean with a lot of attention paid to all kinds of details - it feels like a real home that someone has put a lot of effort into and not just a place that gets rented out. We loved it.

Reviewed this property on 14/08/2018
And awarded it
Spent a great week in this modern Croft. The views from the open plan lounge / dining area are fantastic. Two great bedrooms and a sauna included in the ensuite which was great after a day's walking. The Croft has a well equipped kitchen and a log burner. About 15 minutes from Portee the road is single track with passing places as are a lot of the roads on Skye so be prepared. You soon get the hang of it and is well worth it for the delights this Croft offers. For those dependant on their daily fix of wifi and mobile signal think again ...me I loved its absence totally relaxing in great surroundings

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2018
And awarded it
This is the best accommodation we have ever stayed in and we have had lot the views and facilities are first class we will definitely be booking again the only downfall is the pot holes in the road.

Reviewed this property on 27/03/2018
And awarded it
Fantastic hideaway. Great cottage with everything you could ask for and more. Beautiful scenery, thoughtful welcome pack and a sauna. We love Skye and this was one of our best finds yet. No hassle from booking, finding the house and even the weather was kind to us. We will be back.

Reviewed this property on 07/03/2018
And awarded it
This is the best self catering accommodation I have stayed in. We visited with my sister and her husband and they thought just the same. Ideal for two couples as each bedroom is at opposite ends of the Croft with its own bath/shower room. The most fabulous location and views. Everything has been thought of here and the heating is excellent! The sauna is also a real bonus in an already perfect place to stay. I wanted to lift the place up with everything in it and bring it home!

Reviewed this property on 12/11/2017
And awarded it
Fabulous cottage, exceptionally well fitted out - the owners have thought of everything you might need. One of the best we have stayed in. Great position, with views of the Cuillin, feels remote but is only a few miles form Portree. The sauna was much appreciated after a day out walking.

Reviewed this property on 14/10/2017
And awarded it
We stayed in White-Tail Croft for two weeks in September. From the moment of our arrival we were impressed by the care and forethought that has gone into the property. Everything has been finished to high standard with everything you need to have a relaxing stay. It is a very comfortable place to spend two weeks. It is set overlooking the glen and the view and regular stream of wildlife held us entranced. So much so that we did not leave the property nearly as much as we had planned. This cannot be guaranteed, but on only two days during our stay did we not see Golden Eagles including at close quarters, and White Tailed Eagles were also often seen. A truly lovely property to which I hope we shall return.

Reviewed this property on 06/09/2017
And awarded it
We had an amazing week here. The Croft is designed to fit into the vast surrounding landscape with so much thought and the modern interior compliments it perfectly. Welcoming wine, goodies and quality touches around the croft really made you feel special. It was so well equipped and spotless. We saw eagles almost each day flying by and waking up to that view, whatever the weather was spectacular. The sauna is a brilliant touch after a day's exploring. A definite return for us in the future.

Reviewed this property on 01/08/2017
And awarded it
We had the best ever time at White Tail Croft. It exceded our expectations in so many ways! Everything was perfect and clean and we love all the attention to details! As we were so lucky with the weather during our week on Skye, we were happy about a rainy day at last to have an excuse to stay in the Croft all day, looking out of the window, cooking, using the Sauna, reading...Just perfect to wind down from the busy life! We loved the secluded spot of the croft but still being in civilisation within 10- 15 Minutes, depending how many sheep were on the road :-)! We are already looking forward to come back!

Reviewed this property on 30/05/2017
And awarded it
Beautiful location and cottage. Views are amazing but we were up in the cloud for two days! Saw sea eagles on the last day - better sighting than the ones from the sea eagle boat trip that morning! Cottage is very well equipped with everything you need including maps, books on local area etc. Would recommend to those who don't mind being in a quite isolated location and single track roads to get to it!

Reviewed this property on 09/04/2017
And awarded it
We had truly a phenomenal stay at White-Tail Croft. The croft itself is to the highest standard, with stunning views; we saw many birds of prey hunting outside the croft, and with deer and rabbits making use of the fields surrounding us. Absolutely loved our time here, and are aiming to come back in the future!

Reviewed this property on 30/03/2017
And awarded it
Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location and the owners very generous with welcome pack.

Reviewed this property on 09/03/2017
And awarded it
Absolutely marvelous, such a peaceful place! Great facilities by the way. An improvement would be a better wi-fi, because the connection can be low sometimes.

Reviewed this property on 02/03/2017
And awarded it
We spent our half term break staying here and it was wonderful. The setting and the location is incredible, the Croft itself is very comfortable, has a great log burner and sauna and is the perfect get away at any time of year. We would love to go back in the Summer time as it was rather wet in February but we were expecting that anyway and we were still able to get out and about regardless of the weather. This is perfect for a young family or couples looking to escape from the realities of the world for a while!

Reviewed this property on 09/06/2016
And awarded it
Our second visit to White-Tail Croft and it lived up to our expectations again. It's a beautiful, well designed building and everything you could possibly need is there. Very special to sit on the decking watching eagles soaring overhead. Peace and quiet in a stunning location - we will be back!

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2016
And awarded it
White-Tail Croft was everything the other reviewers have noted and more. For us it was a gorgeous refuge for a week of typically changeable Skye weather, and looking out of that picture window while the weather systems were in constant flux overhead was an absolute treat. We too enjoyed the local wildlife, including the resident sea eagles. And it was perfectly located to enjoy all that Skye has to offer. I can honestly recommend this cottage with absolutely zero hesitations, thank you to the owners for presenting such an impeccable experience.

Reviewed this property on 11/05/2016
And awarded it
The cottage is of the highest standard and have nice quiet surroundings

Reviewed this property on 06/05/2016
And awarded it
What can I say? From the moment we arrived at White-Tail Croft we were stunned by how perfect it is. The building itself is appealingly rustic on the outside but so light, airy and warm on the inside. The setting is beautifully remote, with enviable views over the Cuillin ranges and a steady stream of wildlife around the property, from sheep to rabbits to deer, and even the odd eagle sighting. Inside, everything is catered for. We found the log burner stocked and ready for lighting, a great espresso machine stocked, toiletries supplied in the bathroom, bottled water, a head torch and binoculars so you can see those eagles. The handbook for the property was clearly presented and covered everything we could wish to know. The rooms were tastefully decorated and the beds and sofas were all so comfortable. We loved lying in bed looking over the mountain views in the morning and watching the sun set over dinner in the evening. We could not fault White-Tail Croft and were really sorry to leave. We will undoubtedly return and not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2015
And awarded it
The many bends and dips of a road to nowhere lead you to White-Tail Croft. What awaits you makes every twist and turn worthwhile. The house is furnished and equipped to the highest standards, meeting every need. The focus is on quality and comfort to ensure visitors can enjoy all home comforts while experiencing the raw beauty of the Skye landscape. The croft is indeed located in a wilderness that contains a range of wildlife and scenery that changes almost by the hour. This is the perfect location to unwind and relax and also a good base to explore other places on Skye. We stayed at WTC last summer and were impatient to return this autumn. We enjoyed our visit immensely and our only gripe is that our time there passed by far too quickly.

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2015
And awarded it
We could have banqueted on the view forever. The Croft was spotless and had all that wanted. The sauna was wonderful after a days walking. We will definitely return. Sheer perfection.

Reviewed this property on 21/05/2015
And awarded it
Cottage modern warm and welcoming after a short drive from Portree. Road to croft needs a bit of maintenance. Croft itself was done in very good taste and was very clean. wonderful to see wildlife from the large window in the kitchen/diner. From a white tail eagle, golden eagles, buzzards etc to red deer. Just as well I had my own binoculars only thing missing at croft. would recommend this croft to all. Great weeks break.

Reviewed this property on 07/04/2015
And awarded it
This is an incredible place to stay, both in terms of the location and the stylish property that has been developed to sit so beautifully within the landscape. Warm, well equipped and with stunning views it is an oasis of calm, and a lovely home to return to. It's easy to explore the northern parts of Skye from White-Tail Croft and after windy and wet days (always with some sunshine!) a sauna is a fabulous bonus too. Great memories of a wonderful holiday, in no small part thanks to this croft.

Reviewed this property on 19/03/2015
And awarded it
What a fantastic place to stay. White-tail Croft has all you need and more for a weekend in Skye. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and this likely put Skye in its best light but White-Tail Croft took full advantage of it. The views are incredible and the large glass windows allowed us to sit in the warm lodge and look out over the vista. The property is very clean, spacious, incredibly well equipped and the welcome pack a nice extra. A bit off the beaten track but worth it.

Reviewed this property on 13/03/2015
And awarded it
The most amazing property, everything has been thought of. We spent 3 nights here in March weather was dramatic to say the least really did have 4 seasons in one day however sitting cosy with glass of wine and the most incredible view could not have been happier. It is perfectly remote with the advantage of only being 20 mins from Portree but if you want my advice take enough provisions so you can just enjoy the peace and quiet. Really hope to return thank you

Reviewed this property on 10/03/2015
And awarded it
What a dream come true; views to die for, a sauna to warm you up, a fire to get cozy to and everything in perfect condition. There's almost no traffic as you're on a road with a dead-end, plenty of rabbits and eagles to view from your doorstep and trust me, the cottage is storm proof! We had our honeymoon here this beginning of March and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Don't hesitate, this cottage is the perfect get-away.

Reviewed this property on 20/11/2014
And awarded it
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at The White-Tail Croft in October 2014. Over the cottage is sufficiently described in the other reviews. But, the big windows, the great terrace after cooling down after sauna, great views of the wild land, deer, birds of prey, sun and sunset and the silence are absotlute sublime.

Reviewed this property on 07/09/2014
And awarded it
My son and I have just returned from an excellent week at White-Tail Croft. It is a luxurious cottage in a beautiful location. Everything was spotlessly clean and the cottage is superbly equipped. The 'welcome' pack was lovely too - we certainly appreciated the wine after a very long journey! But the icing on the cake was having a white-tailed eagle swooping just outside the cottage. Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to stay.

Reviewed this property on 02/09/2014
And awarded it
We stayed two weeks in a fantastic house with a fantastic view. There is nothing to blame at all. A big surprise was the big outdoor grill. The waeather was good to us, so all in all we had wonderful holidays.

Reviewed this property on 29/07/2014
And awarded it
A really nice place to stay. We liked the new contemporary style and everything was smart and clean. Some nice welcome touches that were appreciated after a long drive. White Tail Croft is in a very quiet location with lots of wildlife on the doorstep and yet only a 15 minute fun drive to Portree and the shops and fuel. The weather when we there was amazing with 5 days of hot sunny weather that enabled us to fully see the place at its best. Great view to the Cuillins on a cloud free evening

Reviewed this property on 30/06/2014
And awarded it
Stunning and stylish cottage in great location. In the middle of nowhere yet only 15 minute drive to Portree. Really clean.

Reviewed this property on 06/06/2014
And awarded it
My wife and I have recently spent a week at White-Tail Croft. What a fabulous setting and fabulous Cottage. Whilst very modern it fits the landscape very well. This property is of the very highest standard and we can recommend it to anyone. The only thing I found to be missing was a shaver point in the bathroom. A minor fault I know. We have been with wilderness cottages numerous times and cannot fault them. We will be back to one of their cottages very soon.

Reviewed this property on 23/02/2014
And awarded it
We spent 5 days at White-Tail in February for our honeymoon. It was fantastic! The croft is immaculate and luxurious. They have not cut corners anywhere. The bottle of fizz and some essentials was just a perfect welcome. A truly stunning place to get away from it all and relax. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 22/10/2013
And awarded it
Stunning, luxurious new build in a fantastic, peaceful location. Beautifully appointed and equipped to an exceptional standard. The welcome gifts completed and complimented the five star impression. The sea eagle which soared up from the valley below to within metres of the picture window in the lounge, finished our excellent sun drenched October week on a real high!

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2013
And awarded it
A luxurious retreat surrounded by stunning scenery. A great place to recharge your batteries and drink in the views whilst being within easy reach of the amenities in Portree.

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