Score Bay Cottage Trotternish Peninsula - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About Score Bay Cottage

Score Bay Cottage - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Trotternish Peninsula - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 5

Price From: £500 p.w.

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Score Bay Cottage, South Duntulm, Kilmuir

Sleeps 5 - Wood Burner - Sorry No Pets Allowed

Score Bay Cottage is situated in the small township of Duntulm which is on the most northerly part of the Trotternish peninsula.  The property is situated in a quiet location and enjoys spectacular coastal scenery with far reaching views to the Outer Hebrides.

The cottage is well equipped and tastefully furnished and ideally positioned to take full advantage of the coastline, with sea views from the majority of the windows.  All the accommodation apart from the second double bedroom is located on the ground level. The upper level is reached by a space saver staircase, which unfortunately makes this floor unsuitable for the very young or elderly. Outside the garden is fully enclosed and is equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue.

The surrounding area itself offers some of the most dramatic scenery on the island, within a short distance the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, and the spectacular Trotternish Ridge can be found, these are ideal areas for walkers and the awe inspiring peaks a photographers dream. The Skye Museum of Island Life is located in the vicinity and is well worth a visit to see the traditional thatched cottages and the way of life of a bygone age.

Whitewave, Skye’s outdoor centre is located just a few miles away and offers various activities to keep the whole family amused. The nearest facilities including a general store, cafe and restaurants, would be located in Uig which is 8 miles away, a regular ferry service also runs from here to the islands. Further afield Portree is located 24 miles to the south and offers a good range of facilities including a supermarket and various visitor attractions. 

Within a couple of minutes walk you will find the shoreline of Score Bay, where during 2015 fossilised dinosaur footprints were discovered on the beach. The prints which are only visible at low tide are a major discovery and date from about 170m years ago, in the Jurassic period. Score Bay Cottage is the closest on the island to the discovery.  

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Ground Floor

  • Sitting room with comfortable sofa and chairs, wood burner, TV with Freesat, DVD/CD, iPod docking station, views to the sea and the garden.
  • Kitchen, Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, dining table and seating for five and all the usual kitchen equipment, views to the sea.
  • Single bedroom with views to the garden.
  • Double bedroom with sea and scenic views.
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, heated towel rail, wc, whb.
  • Utility room with washer/dryer.
  • Cloakroom with wc, whb.

Upper Floor - See Note Below

  • Double bedroom. Note - the bedroom on this floor is accessed via a space saver type staircase, which makes it unsuitable for the elderly or children. 

Included in the rent

  • Bed Linen and towels.
  • All electricity and heating costs.
  • Initial wood for the wood burner, extra can be purchased locally.
  • Wifi internet access.

Other Facilities

  • Ironing facilities.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying areas.
  • Cot and highchair.
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture.
  • Off road parking for cars.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Best Features

  • Fantastic coastal location.
  • An ideal base for exploring the trotternish peninsula.
  • Walking and cycling from the doorstep.

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Score Bay Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Score Bay Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 01/02/2022
And awarded it
I keep coming back to this beautiful cottage. Perfect location, and comfortable, stylish well-equipped cottage. On a bus-route, which is helpful for people without a car.

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2021
And awarded it
A lovely, well-equipped cottage in a remote location will great views across to the Outer Hebrides. We're a couple and didn't need the upstairs bedroom, just as well since we wouldn't have fancied using the space-saver staircase.

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2021
And awarded it
Our second time as Score Bay Cottage and it was even better than the first time, the only issue we had last time was the sofa and it'd been replaced by two brand new sofas. We couldn't ask for a better spot to get away from the world and to explore Skye.

Reviewed this property on 17/10/2021
And awarded it
An extremely comfortable cottage with everything and more you may need for your stay in a beautiful and remote part of Skye.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2021
And awarded it
We arrived for a weeks stay on the 28th August after a 14hr drive from South Wales we have never been so happy to see such a beautiful location. Early evening we settled in to find everything you would ever need in a cottage. All rooms well presented and very clean. We slept downstairs as we were on our honeymoon and only needed 1 of the 3 bedrooms.. Cottage is well equipped with all appliances and I thoroughly enjoyed cooking on the Aga after a few teething problems.. If your looking for a laid back vacation this is for you.. Plenty of hill walking and wildlife to see.. Lots of great adventures to be made.. Highly recommended a will most definitely go back tomorrow.

Reviewed this property on 19/08/2021
And awarded it
Lovely stay at Score Bay cottage. Very lucky with weather but the views from the cottage were incredible. The cottage itself was very tastefully decorated, warm and clean. It had everything you needed to self cater comfortably. Big bonus was having a washing machine after long days on the hills. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed this property on 31/07/2021
And awarded it
We had a lovely stay at Score Bay cottage. Very well equipped and sofas fine and comfortable (think they have been replaced since earlier reviews!). Good location for trying to find dinosaur footprints/looking in rock pools/snorkelling through the seaweed.

Reviewed this property on 25/06/2021
And awarded it
Lovely, comfortable, beautifully equipped cottage, idyllically situated.

Reviewed this property on 02/11/2020
And awarded it
Almost perfect*, superb location, lovely warm welcoming house, and one that I would definitely go back to. Sitting watching the sea from bed, or sat outside watching the eagles fly over (usually chased by ravens) and trying to catch the northern lights was bliss. The house had everything we needed and more! *The only reason the house doesn't get the full 5 is due to the sofa

Reviewed this property on 23/09/2019
And awarded it
Positives: almost everything! The location is the most peaceful and tranquil you could wish for. Lovely hills around the back of the house and amazing sea view in front. The cottage is well-equipped, very cosy and comfortable with the Aga stove making it warm as toast. Negative: The only thing is the sofa. Oh dear, it really needs attention and some TLC. It was covered in lint, but worse the covers are heavily stained. I didn't need to use it, thankfully, as I lived in the warm and cosy kitchen mainly. But it needs looking at. In any case, I loved it here so much I tried to book an extra week but someone, some lucky person, beat me to it. I would definitely stay again and didn't want to leave.

Reviewed this property on 21/09/2019
And awarded it
Score Bay Cottage is everything we hoped it would be. Immaculately clean, wonderfully equipped and idyllically located overlooking the coast. The place is deceptively large but warmed by the AGA (which can be a challenge) is comfortable and stylish. The north end of Skye is as dramatic and wild as we had hoped with a number of excellent walks in the locale. To escape the hustle and bustle of life, head here, you will not be disappointed...

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2019
And awarded it
Cottage is perfect. Bridget looks after every detail. Views are wonderful, you can see the sea when you wake up. We found what we were looking for, a quiet place in the midst of nature. We will try to stay in Score Bay cottage if we go back to Isle of Skye.

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2018
And awarded it
What a gem of a cottage, beautiful, cosy, well equipped and in the most stunning location. Could quite happily stayed forever. Even our teenage daughter loved it especially laying on the bed star gazing on a night. Definitely will be visiting again.

Reviewed this property on 25/09/2018
And awarded it
We were lucky to have great weather while on Skye. The location of the cottage was superb for our requirements. Well equiped and comfortable. There was a problem with the AGA, but someone did come out, however it didnt resolve the amount of heat it gave out, not enough for cooking. Last day lock on front door went and the bathroom lights kept shorting, owner cntactable, amenable and helpful. Didnt use any of the outdoor items apart from the bench table and seat to watch the glorious sunsets and stars at nigh, great dark sky. Would book and recommend again without hesitation, even with the slight issues we had.

Reviewed this property on 29/08/2018
And awarded it
Pristine cottage in a spectacular location with everything that we could wish. We wanted to move in permanently, but unfortunately there was another booking after us!

Reviewed this property on 23/08/2018
And awarded it
Fantastic stay at this cottage. Cottage has all you need - just maybe forward plan any meals for the AGA! I would absolutely stay again, no question. You want away from it all - this is where to go!

Reviewed this property on 17/07/2018
And awarded it
Great stay at Score Bay cottage. Very nice, clean, spacious and well equipped cottage. Comfortable beds and very nice large tub that's great for soaking after a day of hiking. We loved the view from our cottage of the Outer Hebrides. Even though the road was between us and the water, we were well set back with a large field in front. The location is very peaceful and quiet. We liked being on this side of Skye Island with some great walks and beautiful scenery nearby. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 03/07/2018
And awarded it
We were absolutely delighted with the cottage, both for its comfort but especially for its location.

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2018
And awarded it
Scare Bay Cottage is a nice cottage with all facilities we need. We stayed a week in June. We like the remote cottage and use it for a place to travel through the north of Skye to make walks. Also from the cottage we walked to Rubha Hunish, the most northern point of Skye. After a breezy and sometimes wet day it was wonderful to come to the cosy and warm cottage.

Reviewed this property on 11/04/2018
And awarded it
Beautiful, spacious, comfortable, very well-equipped cottage, in idyllic setting. On a bus-route with several buses a day for people without a car.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2017
And awarded it
A lovely quiet spot with view of the sea and across to the outer Hebrides when weather permits! We enjoyed a couple of fabulous sunsets whilst sitting at the dining table and it is an easy walk up to the castle to view from there. The cottage is very warm, spacious, clean and well equipped. We didn't use the upstairs but it was much bigger than we expected when we popped up to take a look. We explored other parts of Skye but we liked this top end the best for the variation in coastal scenery. There are many interesting walks to do from very nearby. Highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2017
And awarded it
This is a really special cottage. The location is just stunning and the light streaming into every room is amazing. The kitchen is very well equipped and spacious, and includes a good sized table and chairs. Having a separate sitting room as well is a plus - so many holiday cottages are open plan. The Aga meant the cottage was always warm and cosy. We would definitely return.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2017
And awarded it
Amazing sunsets, looking right out at the Outer Hebrides. The location is superb with a field of sheep and a fairly quiet road between the cottage and the "jurassic beach"! The cottage itself is really well equipped with everything you could possibly want, and more spacious than the pictures might suggest. Thank you for such a wonderful relaxing break!

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2017
And awarded it
This is a spacious, comfortable, warm and beautifully equipped cottage. The owners could not do more to ensure one's enjoyment! The cottage is in a truly breathtaking, undisturbed setting, with wonderful views of the mountains and sea, with the Outer Hebrides visible on the horizon. The cottage is also conveniently situated for getting around to other parts Skye, and a bus-service passes the gate. This is my third visit to this cottage. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 01/12/2016
And awarded it
Absolute paradise for 7 days we absolutely loved it, The cottage was better then better it was spotlessly clean, everything you needed was in this cottage, we are definitely going back next year,The views where breath taking, we wanted a quite peaceful week away and we got more then that, we actually fell in love with the place, 10/10 for the cottage, and 10/10 to Brian & Hannah at wilderness cottages for sorting everything out for us, we have a life time of amazing memories after our 7 days away. Many many thanks see you next year x

Reviewed this property on 01/12/2016
And awarded it
Absolute paradise for 7 days we absolutely loved it, The cottage was better then better it was spotlessly clean, everything you needed was in this cottage, we are definitely going back next year,The views where breath taking, we wanted a quite peaceful week away and we got more then that, we actually fell in love with the place, 10/10 for the cottage, and 10/10 to Brian & Hannah at wilderness cottages for sorting everything out for us, we have a life time of amazing memories after our 7 days away. Many many thanks see you next year x

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
Splendid setting. Very comfortable, well equipped. Cosy cottage.

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2016
And awarded it

Reviewed this property on 10/08/2016
And awarded it
We've been to Skye now 6 times and this cottage is by far the best place we've stayed. The location was fantastic and incredibly relaxing; the house itself was perhaps the best equipped we've ever stayed in; and my partner, David, can now say that he can confidently cook on an Aga! All mod cons were included such as Wi-Fi, a great telly, dish-washer and washer-dryer. The house was charming, clean and the view onto the Bay was hypnotic. This is the only time that, on leaving a property at the end of our holiday, we've agreed that we should return to that property in future. I can't recommend this place highly enough. I'd like to move there permanently!

Reviewed this property on 29/07/2016
And awarded it
Beautiful cottage. Everything we needed. Perfect location . Stunning views.

Reviewed this property on 30/06/2014
And awarded it
A very well equipped cottage in a fantastic location with friendly, accomodating owners.

Reviewed this property on 02/04/2014
And awarded it
Wonderful! At the top of Skye, looking out over Harris & Lewis, if it's peace & quiet you are after, this is the cottage for you. Located some 30m back from the road, and with very little passing traffic, the cottage benefits from fantastic views, & wonderful sunsets. The cottage was surrounded by sheep. Just across the road is a pebble beach, which I'm sure is great in summer. The cottage is warm, comfortable and well equipped. The Aga was a doodle to use. We will be back

Reviewed this property on 05/03/2014
And awarded it
This place is a dream come true. After spending three nights here I simply cannot think of a more perfect place to come to get a way from it all. The location is thrilling - austere and dramatic in the very best way - and the house itself is a gem. I will be returning often - since my need to get away from it all is quite pronounced. The owners are very friendly and sensitive and their excellent taste is evident both in the simplicity of the renovation and the detail of the interior features.

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