Moll Cottage Moll - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About Moll Cottage

Moll Cottage - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Moll - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 2

Price From: £725 p.w.

Christmas: £825

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Moll Cottage, Sconser, Isle of Skye

Sleeps 2 - Private shoreline - WiFi - Wood Burning Stove - Outdoor fire pit 

Discover your own corner of Skye in this historic keepers cottage, nestled on a private shoreline below the Cuillin Hills. The cottage is conveniently located for Skye’s main attractions, yet still enjoys a peaceful and secluded location where you can experience the island’s scenery and wildlife close at hand. To help you get the best from this stunning setting the cottage is equipped with an outdoor fire pit and seating area right by the shore.

Inside, there are Scot-Scandi influences that tie modern design, luxury and comfort to the history and charm of the cottage. The front room houses a well equipped kitchen, cosy seating area by the stove, and a dining area looking out to the sea. You can also plan your adventures using the map and information wall. The bedroom is peaceful and comfortable, with a king-sized bed, luxurious linens, and a reading nook. The bathroom and cloakroom have everything you need to relax after a day exploring, including a large shower and somewhere to wash and dry your things.

The road to the cottage was once the main route to the north of the island, but is now mostly used by walkers and cyclists and affords spectacular views of Skye and the nearby islands of Raasay and Scalpay. Portree and Broadford, the largest settlements on the island, are each around 25 minutes drive away. 

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  • Open plan sitting room/kichen with sea views, lounge seating, dining table for two, map and planning area.
  • Wood burner and outdoor firepit.
  • WiFi, LED TV (Freesat/Netflix/On Demand) and a DVD player, radio & bluetooth speaker.
  • Kitchen with electric cooker/microwave, hob, fridge with freezer box, wine cooler, well appointed with cooking and baking equipment.
  • Bedroom with king size bed, large wardrobe, and sea views.
  • Shower room with shower, wc, whb, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen & towels.
  • Electricity and electric heating throughout.
  • Fuel for the wood burner.
  • WiFi access.
  • Netflix and online streaming services.
  • Shower supplies- Scottish Fine Soaps body wash, shampoo and conditioner. Skye Soaps hand soap.
  • Kitchen supplies- Tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt and pepper.

Other Facilities

  • Private beach access.
  • Secure parking.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying areas.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Travel cot & high chair on request.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £150.00 is required at this property.

Best Features

  • Coastal location with unspoilt views towards Scalpay and Raasay.
  • Perfect retreat for a honeymoon location.
  • Hill walking available from the property.

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Moll Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Moll Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2022
And awarded it
As holiday cottage owners ourselves in Wales, we were delighted with the location of Moll Cottage, and the quality of the fittings fabrics and furnishings. However, we were disappointed with the overall cleanliness, namely the dirty fridge, which had not been properly cleaned or de frosted for some time. The cupboard shelves were also in need of a proper clean. The general state of the floors, particularly under the bed was poor. The Vax cleaner was inadequate to clean efficiently, and was kept in the wardrobe along with the other cleaning equipment. As the weather was cold and wet, we lit the Clearview stove, using our own dry logs. We own two Clearview stoves and are familiar with how they should perform. Despite closing the primary air vent and fully closing the secondary burn rod in, the stove continued to race away. It needs some attention. A dust pan and brush, a decent poker and more kindling would have been welcome. Nevertheless, the cottage is uniquely beautiful, warm and comfortable and a joy to stay in, and anyone who is seeking peace and tranquillity will not be disappointed.

Reviewed this property on 07/05/2022
And awarded it
This cottage is in the most amazing position, away from everyone and everything. The shoreline is at the bottom of the garden, perfect for a dip in the clear water. We saw seals everyday. The fire pit is an inspired idea. Even in late April we sat outside and watched the wildlife go by late into the evening. The 3 mile track to the house is bumpy but perfectly ok if you drive to the conditions. The cottage is bijou but well equipped with everything you need. We hiked, kayaked and generally just reset in what is the most beautiful place. Can't wait to return..hopefully the otters will make an appearance for our next stay!

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2021
And awarded it
We had the best of times during our week at the beautiful Moll Cottage! Many weeks later, the memory is still fresh from the panoramic view of the ocean, and from evenings in front of the crackling outdoor fire pit. The Isle of Skye is a lovely place for hiking, and Moll Cottage is located in perfect distance to enjoy the surroundings. With local soaps and chocolates, we also enjoyed the luxury feeling of the place. Hope to return in the future! Ada & Gabriel

Reviewed this property on 13/09/2020
And awarded it
There's nowhere like home...and this is simply how we felt in this beautiful cottage and its surroundings ~ To wake as daylight was coming in, to find the silhouette of a stag, followed by a second, only a few steps away ... The half clearglassed door is a brilliant thought.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2020
And awarded it
Lovely cottage and only a few metres from the sea. Furnished to a high standard and good WiFi for such a remote location. We loved it. Stunning views.

Reviewed this property on 20/01/2020
And awarded it
Fantastic little cottage, this is our third time here. There are fine views over the sound towards Scalpay and the tip of Raasay. We saw plenty of sea birds and most days an otter all hunting for food just offshore. This was usually timed to our eating breakfast so gave a good backdrop. We used the cottage as a base and spent our days kayaking around parts of Skye and walking the Cuilins.

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2019
And awarded it
Done nothing Went nowhere Saw no one PERFECT

Reviewed this property on 10/06/2019
And awarded it
Still a great isolated spot to get away from it all whatever the weather. Go prepared with a few days worth of food and you really don't need to do anything other than walk out of the front door. Moll Road is now getting quite bad with potholes so take care driving down to the gate.

Reviewed this property on 24/04/2019
And awarded it
We booked Moll cottage for the location, wildlife, seclusion and quality of the overall cottage. We were delighted that we got everything we wished for and will be booked soon for next year which says it all.

Reviewed this property on 15/04/2019
And awarded it
We had an amazing week at Moll Cottage, we saw the first seal within 30 minutes of our arrival. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need. The road down to the cottage is pretty bumpy with potholes but take it slowly and it is fine. If you want a secluded getaway this is the perfect place.

Reviewed this property on 08/10/2018
And awarded it
Second time here in 2 years and it does not disappoint whatever the weather may do. Isolated, so go prepared with a few days food and just enjoy your time at the cottage. Approach road best in a 4x4, but passable for all with care. Well organised and extremely well appointed, comfortable and cosy with a great sea view that is only feet away from the front door. Lots of wildlife to see including the odd grey seal passing by.

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2018
And awarded it
The cottage is situated in a spectacular location at the foot of the mountains, right at the edge of the sea. There are only three houses along a road, that follows the coastline for several miles (the road itself is not for the faint hearted, as it has quite a few deep potholes; but it is manageable with an ordinary car). The house itself is a very nicely renovated traditional cottage. It is well equipped and it is the perfect hideaway for a romantic week for two. It is well away from the hubbub of Skye and as long as the midges allow, sitting on the porch and enjoying the evening with a glass of wine is hard to beat. I can definitely recommend staying in Moll Cottage.

Reviewed this property on 14/08/2018
And awarded it
Wow...thats the word that springs to mind when I remember our time at Moll cottage. Our first visit to Skye and what a wonderful place we chose to stay stunning location amazing views and a lovely cottage equipped with everything you need...lovely comfy bed well equipped kitchenette (combi oven / microwave very easy to use toaster kettle etc) washing machine dryer great shower, towels provided (although just one little niggle the bath towels are on the small side perhaps bath sheets would be better) and a super log burner. Outside is wonderful too total peace and quiet stunning views private beach literally on your doorstep and an amazing variety of sea birds and animals. Regularly visited by oyster catchers, sea ducks, hooded crows the list is endless but the best visitors were 3 seals.. two playing in the loch outside and one basking on a large rock. We loved our stay at Moll and we were sad to leave we will definitely visit again.

Reviewed this property on 05/07/2018
And awarded it
A delightful, comfortable little cottage. In a wonderful isolated location, yet within easy reach of all parts of Skye. Lack of food prep surface in the kitchen area is awkward if you want to eat in, and we sometimes found the random noise of the water pump irritating. Most days the distant hum of salmon farm machinery could be heard, but generally it was a blissful place to be. We enjoyed watching the birds, particularly the oystercatchers. If returning to Skye, we would probably choose to stay at Moll Cottage again.

Reviewed this property on 27/11/2017
And awarded it
We were delighted to return to this delightful cottage again. This secluded cottage has everything to offer those wishing to get away from it all. It is only 3 miles off the main Broadford/Portree road on a poorly maintained road but it still feels isolated. This was our second visit to this well equipped cottage by the shore. We noted the little 'extras', handmade soap, warm curtains and matching cushions/bedspread. Very tasteful and cosy, especially with the fire lit. We liked the new sofa and found it very comfortable. It is perfect base from which to explore the island. The highlight was hearing the stags calling at night across the water from the Island of Scalpay opposite. Will definitely return again, it's a hidden gem!

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2017
And awarded it
What a fabulous cottage for the ultimate away from it all holiday. Stunning views with seals and an otter popping by most days!! Can highly recommend this cottage!

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2017
And awarded it
Very comfortable little cottage. Wonderfully remote with no-one around - the silence was gorgeous.

Reviewed this property on 20/08/2017
And awarded it
A relaxing and peaceful place to say. The cottage has breathtaking views and is decorated and kitted out to a high standard. Perfect getaway that is both secluded but not too far away from tourist attractions. Skye itself is becoming very busy so it was lovely to have this sea side retreat to return to after our sightseeing and days out. Midges were the only downside as it meant sitting outside in the evening and enjoying the amazing view and wildlife wasn't possible. We will definitely come back, out with midge season!

Reviewed this property on 21/06/2017
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. Very well equipped and views to Raasay as sun sets. We have spent the whole week exploring Skye and can't wait to come back! Gorgeous spot and Moll Cottage itself is just perfect.

Reviewed this property on 13/06/2017
And awarded it
The moment we arrived we loved everything about Moll Cottage, fantastic scenery, great weather, and a cottage that is well restored and fully equipped for all of your needs. A highlight was watching an otter dive, catch and eat a fish just outside the cottage. We were very sad to leave but will return next year.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2017
And awarded it
We had an amazing week in Moll Cottage... it is in the most beautiful position, is well equipped and bigger than the photos make it look. A great spot for exploring Skye and a wonderful haven to come back to. Just beware the midges if you are taking a baby!

Reviewed this property on 14/02/2017
And awarded it
My husband and I came to Skye in January for a brief respite from a hectic year. We loved Moll Cottage! It is in a beautiful and tranquil location. It took us a few nights to get used to the silence and amazing darkness, but it was just what we needed! The cottage was spotless and the kitchen very well equipped. The spacious closet in the bedroom allowed us to unpack and store our suitcases under the bed (which was extremely comfortable), making the two rooms feel quite spacious. The wood-burning stove was excellent and there was plenty of fuel, although we really didn't need much as the cottage is well insulated and a small fire made the cottage very cozy! The television had excellent reception, but we only watched it once because there are fantastic views from the cottage windows. We enjoyed waking up each morning to see the water just at the edge of the lawn and seeing red deer, otters, seals, cormorants, shags, and eagles. The single-track road to the cottage seems to have been patched up and in slightly better condition coming from Broadford rather than Sconser. Moll Cottage was the perfect place to get away from it all! I am sure we will be back! Jessica Russell

Reviewed this property on 28/10/2016
And awarded it
Moll Cottage was easy to find, very warm and in an incredibly private and scenic location. Use northern access road: southern approach in bad repair (30 mins to drive 3 miles) so access from further junction takes half the time! Comfy bed but needs new pillows. Nice to have liners. Lots of local info and some DVD's. Basic condiments provided, but only a tiny prep area if cooking. One of the two ceiling lights, the cooker hood light and under unit lights not working: should have been spotted before our arrival. No spare bulbs provided - we did not want to wait around for manager to call during our stay. As others have noted - suite is really uncomfortable because, bizarrely, all its rear cushions have been removed. The property does need quite a thorough cleaning: lots of mould - on window frames and surrounds, floor and wall at end of lounge & inside the shower. Lots of greasy, dirty pots, cutlery, utensils/dirty tea towels and apron. Grubby everywhere: chair backs, bedhead and end, picture glass and even the bottom of the wardrobe mirrors and their runner recesses. Toilet brush & holder awful. No bathroom mirror or shaver point. Bins have stickers stating "collection contract expired" so were not emptied. Lovely location but quality of cleaning/lack of attention reduced rating.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Mr & Mrs Nicol, thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Moll Cottage, we do as a small company appreciate all the reviews we receive. We are disappointed that certain aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations, we do provide in the event of any problems a contact number for the local caretaker and our office is open until 7pm during the week and until 6pm at the weekends, along with an out of hours answering service. We have checked with the caretaker and our own records and see that no problems were reported by you. Due to the location, the owner has provided a telephone in the cottage for emergency and local calls. The caretaker does live within a few miles and could easily have come and rectified any issues that you had. The first we became aware of any problems was when this review was received on the 28th October, which is late considering you stayed for the week 15th to the 22nd October. However in the circumstances we have, as a goodwill gesture made a partial refund to cover you for any inconvenience caused. Please note the sofa has now been replaced.

Reviewed this property on 19/10/2016
And awarded it
Great little cottage away from it all with good facilities and beautiful views to Raasay. Be aware that the single track road to the cottage is poorly maintained by the local council. Perfect place for couples looking for relaxation and quiet alongside access to the many walks and sites across Skye.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
A lovely isolated cottage with stunning views. Isle of Skye was beautiful. We had a seal pass on the 1st night and a deer feeding at the back of the house one morning. The cottage has everything you need for a lovely stay . Would say the only negatives were the boiler due to not having high pressure makes a noise. And a shame the settee was so uncomfortable change this and it would be perfect.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Thank you for your feedback, please note the sofa has now been replaced.

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2016
And awarded it
Lovely cosy little cottage, perfect for 2 people for a week. Great views. Settee not the comfiest, but appreciate it does need to be small! Bed very comfy. Our week on Skye was a bit stormy, but cottage stayed warm. A bit off the beaten track, which was what we wanted. Would definitely go again and wholeheartedly recommend. Thank you!

Reviewed this property on 15/09/2016
And awarded it
This cottage is a pearl! We just spent a week there and only dreamed of staying here again. Its location is exceptional, in absolute calm and especially in an environment of any beauty. The house is very well equiped and especially decorated with taste and simplicity. Everything we expected. A house in keeping with the landscape.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2016
And awarded it
This house is absolutely perfect!! My husband and I stayed there for our honeymoon and never wanted to leave! It is in a great location too, close to Broadford and Portree. We can't wait to visit Scotland again soon and would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed this property on 29/07/2016
And awarded it
Moll Cottage is a lovely comfortable base for relaxing and exploring the island.

Reviewed this property on 14/10/2015
And awarded it
Enjoyable and relaxing cottage in a peaceful loaction. Great facilities and comfortable.

Reviewed this property on 13/08/2015
And awarded it
This cottage suited us perfectly. It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Away from it all, we enjoyed the company of seals and otters every day!

Reviewed this property on 09/01/2015
And awarded it
Visited this cottage from the 26 December 2014 to 3 January 2015. Loved every minute of our stay some great views and a well kept house had all our offer and more would stay again anytime of the year. Lots of wildlife around also for such a quiet location.

Reviewed this property on 03/08/2014
And awarded it
Arrive via a little used coastal road to a great cottage in a great location, just a few steps from the sea. Very well equipped with everything you'd need. The weather on Skye was outstanding which certainly helped but, good weather or bad, this is a lovely place. We saw lots of wildlife from the cottage - Red Deer, Buzzards, Otters, Seals etc. The only small downside was the settee - not very comfortable. Overall though, a great place

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Thank you for your feedback, please note that the sofa has now been replaced.

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