Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) Portree - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House)

Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Portree - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £690 p.w.

Christmas: £965

New Year: £965

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Tigh-na-Craobh, Upper Ollach, Portree

Sleeps 4 - Wood Burning Stove - Sorry No Pets Allowed

Short Breaks may be available outwith main holiday season - please email/phone to enquire

Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) is a contemporary house, designed by award winning architects and finished to the highest standards.  Beautifully situated, the house is the perfect base to explore the Isle of Skye and can be found in a quiet spot on the east coast of the island, six miles from the capital Portree.

The house has a large open plan living area, two bedrooms - one with en-suite shower room - a family bathroom and a separate utility room. The double-height living space incorporates the kitchen, dining and sitting areas and enjoys views to the surrounding hills and woods.  A log-burner provides heating and a focal point, and the French doors give access to a timber deck.  The kitchen has integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob and the living space has a big comfy sofa and two armchairs.

Downstairs, the double bedroom has a king-size bed, wardrobe area and an en-suite shower room with under-floor heating and a walk-in shower. Upstairs is a twin room with views towards Raasay and a built-in wardrobe.   The family bathroom also has under-floor heating and a double ended bath with shower over.  The small utility room has a washing machine and provides additional storage. Outside, there is parking for two cars, a timber deck with seating and a barbecue and a large private garden with access to the river.

Wine, coffee and biscuits are provided as a welcome pack, and you’ll also find guest soaps by Isle of Skye Soap Co. in each of the bathrooms and a basket of logs by the stove.

Skye is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of attractions and outdoor activities for all.  There is much to explore in Braes itself with seaside walks, hill walks and a wealth of wildlife and heritage to discover.  Deer, eagles, otters and other wildlife are commonly seen from the house.  Further afield, Portree provides a range of shops, bars and restaurants and Sligachan is an ideal place to walk in to the Black or Red Cuillins.  The rest of the island is readily accessible.

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  • Open plan living incorporating the sitting room, dining area and kitchen.
  • Sitting room, comfortable seating, wood burner, flat screen TV, DVD, CD, Radio, iPod docking station, direct access to decked area at rear of property.
  • Kitchen area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, dining table and seating for six.
  • Bathroom, double ended bath with shower over, wc, whb, under floor heating.

Staircase leading down to -

  • Master bedroom, king size bed, wardrobe area, en-suite shower room, walk in shower, wc, whb, under floor heating.
  • Small utility room with washing machine.

Staircase leading up to -

  • Twin bedroom.
  • Small work area with desk.

Included in the rent

  • Quality bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs.
  • Initial supply of wood for the wood burner.

Other Facilities

  • Outside garden area with garden furniture, barbecue, midge machine.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying.
  • Cot and high chair.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Parking for two car.
  • WiFi internet access, bring your own laptop.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

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

Best Features

  • Unique contemporary property.
  • Ideally situated with the amenities of Portree just a short drive away.
  • An ideal base to explore this part of the island.





Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) Reviews

The latest reviews of Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House)...

Reviewed this property on 15/10/2023
And awarded it
We had a wonderful week here . The house is quietly situated four miles down a single-track road which leads only to the end of the peninsula. The house is very tasteful and modern , well equipped , comfortable with a pleasant outlook. Thank you for the generous welcome gifts and full supply of t-rolls , d/W tablets etc .

Reviewed this property on 17/08/2023
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stage at Tigh-na-Craobh. It is in a lovely peaceful position and very central for exploring Skye. The kitchen was well equipped and very organised and clean. We enjoyed cooking there each evening. The bathrooms were also very clean and the showers had plenty of hot water. The whole standard of the house was very impressive. We arrived late and had informed Wilderness Cottages. It was great to arrive after midnight with the lights on and welcoming us in.

Reviewed this property on 06/07/2023
And awarded it
The Tree House was extremely clean and modern. No carpets and large windows. The hosts did everything to make guests feel comfortable. A lovely welcome package with shortbread and wine, games, a wonderful wood stove and a well equipped kitchen. And well located, near Portree but in the countryside and near the see. We loved staying at the Tree House.

Reviewed this property on 25/04/2023
And awarded it
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage and would not hesitate to return or to recommend it. The location is peaceful with pretty, gentle views and it is well situated for touring the rest of Skye. The cottage is well equipped, warm and comfortable, though with mild, sunny weather we didn't put the wood burning stove to the test. The lack of curtains in the living area was initially off putting but as we got used to it we wouldn't have wanted to block out the views with curtains. A very enjoyable and comfortable stay - we'd love to come back.

Reviewed this property on 15/08/2022
And awarded it
Very nice holiday home

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2022
And awarded it
Had a great week in Skye, accomodation was first class, all amenities where catered for and the location was so nice. Local beaches were explored and enjoyed, actually saw a deer walking past the cottage. Could not fault the area for a base on the island. Would love to stay again ????

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2022
And awarded it
Despite the April weather we had a lovely, cosy time at the house. It was very well equipped and had a few essentials to get you started off (loo rolls, dishwasher tabs, logs etc), as well as a little welcome gift. Needed to use the hot water booster for 4 showers in the morning, but that was all great once we'd worked out how to use it! Beautiful area, lovely views and lots of walks nearby, with Portree easily reached for shopping and eating out.

Reviewed this property on 13/12/2021
And awarded it
The house is lovely, comfortable and in a stunning area overlooking the Isle of Raasay. It is quiet and peaceful, yet only about 20 minutes drive from Portree. The only negative I have is that there is some minor maintenance required - to replace loose bathroom tiles and re-wax the kitchen work surface.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and to give your feedback. To confrim, the owners have now completed the minor maintenance work mentioned.

Reviewed this property on 11/06/2021
And awarded it
The Tree House is a wonderful place to stay. It is very comfortable, warm, spacious and light. I saw 4 eagles circling up high one evening as well as deer and a heron all from the living room window ! The location is brilliant you can walk just along the road to a beach and up the hills behind the property where there were lots of wildflowers. It is also centrally located to tour Skye.

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2021
And awarded it
Absolutely fabulous place to stay. Comfortable accommodation. Perfect situation on a quiet lane close to the water. Very convenient for visiting the rest of the island.

Reviewed this property on 28/05/2021
And awarded it
A superb cottage in a great location, near Portree but in a peaceful site in the Braes. We really loved the modern, clean but very comfortable accommodation and it provided everything we needed (2-4 adults). A great base for exploring Skye, especially North and Mid areas; Trotternish, Old man of Storr, Dunvegan, Edinbane and Talisker areas and we loved the Faerie Pools near the Cuillin. Absolutely loved this cottage and the holiday on Skye!

Reviewed this property on 03/03/2020
And awarded it
We had a wonderful break in this cottage. It is located in a fantastic location and perfect for a small family.

Reviewed this property on 19/08/2019
And awarded it
Lovely house in a central location for exploring Skye.

Reviewed this property on 24/04/2019
And awarded it
Beautiful home in a wonderful location. Thanks for a great holiday!

Reviewed this property on 02/02/2019
And awarded it
We were very cosy and comfortable in Tigh-na-Craobh. I very much appreciated the the modern living, eating and cooking area and well equipped kitchen. No need too eat out when there is so much to be enjoyed in the cottage. A super cottage in a fabulous part of Skye with lots of great walking from the doorstep.

Reviewed this property on 11/12/2018
And awarded it
Thanks very much for a wonderful stay at the Tree House. We found it to be very comfortable and cosy. The kitchen was well equipped and both bathrooms were great - big rain shower and a huge bath! Everywhere is decorated to a high standard and the place is very well situated for exploring the island. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if we are ever lucky enough to return to Skye we wouldn't hesitate in coming back to the Tree House

Reviewed this property on 25/10/2018
And awarded it
Tigh na Croaobh was a very lovely base for our first time on Skye. The house was warm and welcoming, well laid out and had had everything we needed. Absolutely fantastic to sit in front of that picture window with the stove lit - whatever the weather! Had reason to contact the owners, who were super friendly and dealt with our query.

Reviewed this property on 28/05/2018
And awarded it
We had a very enjoyable stay in Tigh-na -Craobh. The house was perfect: beautiful, comfortable, very near Portree. We were lucky enough to see red deer in the field opposite the house. We highly recommend this cottage, and hope to come back !

Reviewed this property on 06/05/2018
And awarded it
We had a very enjoyable stay in Tigh-na-Craobh.The house was perfect: beautiful, comfortable, very near Portree. We were lucky enough to see red deer in the field opposite the house. We highly recommend this cottage, and hope to come back!

Reviewed this property on 15/03/2018
And awarded it
Had a fabulous 2 weeks in Tigh na Craobh. Perfectly situated to explore the Isle of Skye and up to the usual Wilderness Cottages standard. 15 mins drive from Portree and 10 mins walk from the sea. Would recommend this property for a holiday on Skye.

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2017
And awarded it
The Tree House is a fabulous holiday retreat. Spacious, yet cosy, it is in a great position to enjoy Skye. Walks from the doorstep, or a short drive away. Try the Oyster Shed for fresh lobster & chips, close to the Tallisker distillery! We'd certainly return to The Tree House.

Reviewed this property on 09/10/2017
And awarded it
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Tigh-na-Craobh! The house is beautiful, well appointed, very comfortable, and so handy for everything on the island. Considering the quality of the accommodation, this represents truly excellent value for money. We couldn't recommend it highly enough; we'll definitely be back!

Reviewed this property on 29/07/2017
And awarded it
We were absolutely delighted with Tigh-na-Crobh. The cottage setting is perfect in terms of its proximity to stunning coastal landscapes and to Portree for shopping. We loved the design of the building and the set up of the rooms to maximise comfort and relaxation. I needed to contact the owner for a couple of very minor things and response was speedy, friendly and helpful. We would most definitely return here and we very highly recommend this rather special house.

Reviewed this property on 24/02/2017
And awarded it
Lovely house with gorgeous views. The log fire was absolutely perfect for a cosy night in! Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed this property on 18/11/2016
And awarded it
Wonderful place. Highly recommended. Unlike many cottages, the Tree House is modern, beautifully designed and finished to a very high spec throughout. It has a well stocked kitchen, an efficient log burner, a nice TV and speakers to plug your phone into, a massive couch to lounge on. It is altogether extremely comfortable. We visited in November, and it rained most days, but we were happy to be tucked up cosy and warm inside. The location on a tiny little road is also very secluded and quiet. Skye is, of course, beautiful.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
A lovely little cottage in an outstanding location. Super clean and comfortable, with beautiful walks right from the door. The whole of the island's delights are a short car journey away. Highly recommended!

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2016
And awarded it
Great house, rural location but close enough to Portree for shops etc, comfortably warm and very well equipped. Would stay again.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2016
And awarded it
A wonderful weeks stay in Tigh-na-Craobh.The house had everything we could want and was a great place to come back to after a days walking. It was situated well for the Co-op in Portree and its lovely restaurants. We did a boat trip from Portree and were rewarded with a sight of a white tailed sea eagle and dolphins. Unforgettable holiday cant wait to return.

Reviewed this property on 08/04/2016
And awarded it
Sitting here on our final night at Tigh-na-Craobh we are feeling a little sad. Jim & Anne-Marie, you have created a little slice of heaven. The views, the design, the layout, the interior (exactly as we'd've done it ourselves), the egyptian cotton bedlinen, the sound system, the champagne flutes, the dishwasher, your lovely housekeeper Nikki who dropped by with a playpen/stair gate for Alasdair and a few toys she had around...thank you for. Looooovely week away from the city. Can we come back in October please? Thanks a million! A, A & A x

Reviewed this property on 08/03/2016
And awarded it
One of the most amazing places we have ever been! The tree house itself is beautiful and the log burning stove gives it a great atmosphere. The only issues were the electricity went off several times on our first night which was scary and the shower in the ensuite flooded the bathroom and was not hot. We thought this was due to the solar panels at first however the other shower was hot so couldn't of been. However it did not ruin our stay and I'm sure these issues will be sorted out soon. We did the 2 local beach walks which were lovely and Portree was nice with a few gift shops. The scenary is amazing, panarmaic views everywhere! We will definatley be returning!

Reviewed this property on 28/09/2015
And awarded it
Really relaxing break in a fantastic home. It's really well situated to be off the beaten track but not too far from civilisation (Portree) for you to get shopping or go out for a meal. Given that's it's nearly in the centre of the island it means you can use it as a good base for exploring. The house itself is really modern and super warm - the log burner does a cracking job of heating the place up very quickly as do the other heaters. It had all the equipment you need for a comfortable stay. Beds were comfy and the clever layout of the house with its separate bedrooms and bathrooms would mean kids and parents could have their privacy but never be too far away. The wifi was great for streaming TV or films on wet days and cold nights when you just wanted to snuggle up by the fire. Only minor niggles were a lack of dishcloths and a dishwasher that was empty of both salt and rinse aid upon arrival with no supplies to top it up with. Little things in the grand scheme of things but a tad disappointing nonetheless. Overall, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in a very clean, modern and comfortable home. We'd have no hesitation in recommending this place to friends and family and would happily return.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2015
And awarded it
A fabulous house in a fabulous location.

Reviewed this property on 20/05/2015
And awarded it
We spent a wonderful week in April at Tigh-na-Craobh with wall to wall sunshine, great food and great friends. The house is perfectly located in beautiful Braes, close enough to Portree for essential supplies but far enough away to enjoy great mountain and coast views. The house is nicely designed; and simply decorated and furnished in a contemporary style. We particularly liked the open plan kitchen/living room. Will definitely rent again at some point in the, hopefully, near future.

Reviewed this property on 08/05/2014
And awarded it
Had a great week's holiday at The Tree House. New property with everything you need. Well located, very clean and cosy. Nice to relax on the big comfortable sofa in front of the wood-burner after being out walking all day - only difficulty is trying to stay awake !! There is a nice desk/study area which is handy if you unfortunately need to work while on holiday (our kids were studying for exams so it came in handy !).

Reviewed this property on 30/04/2014
And awarded it
The Tree House on Skye is a five stars experience. Location is great, not to far from Portree (supermarket within 15 minutes by car) but still you retain your privacy. The house in itself is perfectly built and offers all comforts: it is warm and full of light during the day, cozy at night (the stove!); the kitchen has every possible item you might need, and all of good quality; the beds are really comfortable and the bathrooms are great! Overall, a great place to stay on breathtaking Skye!

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