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Seal Skerry Lodge sits in an elevated position and enjoys panoramic views across Loch Pooltiel and to the Outer Hebrides. The house was purpose designed for the rigours of the Highlands and Islands by the award winning Rural Design Architects. The design follows the lines of a traditional steading, and offers a stylish and contemporary property, ideal for those guests looking for something more unusual than the more traditional holiday cottages that are often found on the island.
This modern property is spacious, light and airy and the windows are positioned to take full advantage of the outstanding views. Tastefully and stylishly furnished throughout Seal Skerry Lodge is equipped to a high standard and wifi is available. The house incorporates the latest technology and this together with the wood burning stove, ensures that the property is warm no matter what time of year you visit.
The accommodation is located over two levels, with the downstairs featuring an open plan living area, with floor to ceiling windows, oak flooring and a beautiful wood burner. A chaise lounge is ideally positioned to enjoy the views and a telescope is available for those interested in a bit of star gazing or wildlife watching. Further facilities on this level included a well equipped kitchen complete with a range cooker, a utility room and a shower room.
The bedrooms are located on the first floor, a master with a king size bed and a twin, the bedrooms feature quality cotton bed linen and enjoy views to the sea loch below. A fabulous bathroom with its stand alone bath and twin wash basins, completes the facilities on this level. Outside the property has an area of decking with garden furniture, ideal for a bit of alfresco dining after a day exploring, and the garden is fully enclosed making it ideal for the dog owner.
Facilities - Ground Floor
Facilities - First Floor
Included in the rent
One pet is allowed at the property and the garden is enclosed.
Mobile Phone Reception
Mobile phone reception is available at the property as is Wifi internet.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.
Lovely 'R House' kit house, so very modernist with open plan downstairs. Location is fabulous with fantastic views on a clear day to the mountains of the Outer Hebrides. Great walks from the door; Sid ( the dog ) and I ran to Waterstein Head most mornings or the road run to Nuest Head ( I hope I got that right ). Just beware that Glendale is a fair distance from The Cullins and Trotternish....a check of the map makes that clear so not a criticism but an observation. The drive to the property is also interesting; rear wheel drive cars might find it a challenge. But you know what....an ideallic house with breathtaking views. Would I stay again? You bet!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Seal Skerry Lodge, it is a fantastic location. Be prepared for the single track roads, we were very happy with the remoteness but it's a fair way from shops etc. Also the wee track from the road to the house takes some negotiation, it is steep and gravel but if you don't stop you'll get up. House itself is lovely, nice size, really beautiful views, well stocked kitchen and appliances (we cooked every night), comfy furniture, lovely bathrooms and a comfy bed. Bit weird not having any blinds or curtains but that didn't bother us, apart from the farmer coming down the hill on a quad bike one day while I was upstairs naked... Oops. One thing that annoys me is the "dog friendly" thing, people advertise as this then it's no dogs on the furniture, no dogs upstairs, on the bed blah blah blah. We rescued our dog 10 years ago and for that period she has laid on the settee every day and night then slept in our bed, how is she supposed to understand that suddenly she can't, not happening. We pay a pet premium every time..... What for? My only other criticism, and I hate saying this, is the cleanliness, not bad but could have been better, lots of heavy dust under the couch and beds and bits in the cutlery drawers, I have still given it 5 stars as we had such a good time.
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Seal Skerry! The views were spectacular, the photos really don't do it justice. It is in a great location with lots of stunning walks on the doorstop. When we arrived the lodge was spotlessly clean was very impressed by how modern and well equipped it was, especially in the kitchen. Hope to be returning soon!
Beautiful location and cottage
Seal Skerry Lodge is in a perfect setting and the wonderful architectural design and furnishings really make the most of its position. We enjoyed using the telescope watching the seals. All the appliances worked well although we thought there weren't enough kitchen utensils, cutlery, dishes, pots and pans etc. Given there's a dishwasher, we had to wash up regularly between dishwasher use. Regarding cleanliness within the property, we felt this slightly fell short of what we had expected for a holiday let of this standard. Perhaps the owners need to think about more time allocation for the housekeeper, and also allocating time for a deep clean every so often.
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and feedback on Seal Skerry Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed your stay however disappointed to hear about the cleanliness within the property. As Wilderness Cottages are the booking agents we have contacted the owner to discuss your feedback. The owner has raised your issues with the housekeeper and this will be dealt with at the next changeover.
Fantastic week holiday - great location , looking onto the loch, watching seals daily even a family of 3 otters. Well equipped, didn't need the fire as so warm in the lodge . Even the roads locally just been repaved- needed. A short drive to Neist Point , Thoroughly recommended, 5 stars
Our 11th visit to Milovaig, Skye & our 3rd stay at Seal Skerry Lodge since it was built. The fact that we keep returning speaks for itself. We love Seal Skerry, it has all the comforts of a home from home. Views from the large floor to ceiling windows are amazing. We had a few days of mizzle (very misty drizzle) but it was so cosy curled up on the large corner sofa with the log burner going that it didn't matter about the weather. Can't wait to be back next January. Will be booking again soon.
What a perfect location to spend the week! Amazing views from the house, couldn't think of a more peaceful place to spend a few days. Could see the seals out on the skerry from the house. Beautiful sunrises too. Neist Pointisclose by and the place to see the sunset. The house is extremely well equipped, especially the kitchen, there was everything you need to ensure a very pleasant stay, great attention to detail. Beds were super comfy, walk in shower did the job. Would definitely return.
Seal Skerry Lodge was just right for our New Year break on Skye. A great, perfectly cosy house in a stunning location even when the weather started throwing it's weight around. It was wonderful!
Great location overlooking an aptly named 'skerry' where seals regularly bask. Well thought out ground floor with plenty of floor to ceiling glass for great views of the loch, the Western Isles and the 1000ft hills opposite. Two good sized bedrooms with plenty of storage. Super bathroom and downstairs shower room, this lodge had all we needed for a comfortable and very enjoyable week's stay. Cleanliness was as we would have hoped. Our first holiday in 30 months due to 'covid19' we had a most relaxing stay. We are looking at planning another holiday next year that can incorporate a stay in this lodge.
Lovely house in the most perfect setting. Perfect for watching wildlife, weather and sky. The kitchen is really well equipped and a pleasure to cook in.
We had a great few days at Seal Skerry Lodge. It's a fab location looking out over the sea - so beautiful and peaceful and the house is full of light. It is very well equipped with everything you need for cooking and eating together. The beds are comfy, the shower is powerful and the bath is deep! We didn't have any rainy days but there are games and books too. We went on a walk right round the headland straight from the house and also fishing and kayaking.
The cottage is wonderfully located with an exceptional view of the sea. We had a very pleasant stay, the cottage is very comfortable, very well equipped. All around, we made very pleasant walks.
Absolute bliss! Phenomenal location. Super comfy bed (a brand new mattress had just been delivered ready for my stay). Powerful, hot waterfall shower . Well equipped kitchen - they haven't skimped on quality - good sharp knives, pans etc. Good Wi-Fi, I was able to stream films, zoom meetings, etc. The local village shop is a real Aladdin's cave and I could even get some ingredients I have struggled previously to find in Waitrose! Would recommend pottery workshop with Sarah Wiggins up the road. Really can't fault and will be booking again next year.
What's not to love! Seal Skerry Lodge is the perfect place to escape to in winter, and dog-friendly too - this place has the most incredible views from every window, it's so peaceful and so remote. We visited in December, and despite the house being really spacious and open, it was always so lovely and warm. This was our first time on the Isle of Skye and we absolutely loved it! If you're wanting to explore all the main sights of Skye, it might be better finding somewhere a little more central for your first trip - as everywhere seemed quite a drive! However, Neist Point is about three miles away, which is well worth a visit, and we highly recommend this wildlife tour with Andy - http://www.skyewildlife.com/ One of the only negatives of the lodge was the sleepless nights - the mattress is extremely uncomfortable - definitely take your own mattress topper mattress! It would also benefit from an outdoor socket for electric cars. If you're wanting somewhere to escape to, in a beautiful house, in the middle of nowhere, with the most stunning view, this place is perfection - we can't wait to return to just to sit and watch the seals go by!
I'm not sure I want to tell anyone about this place, it needs to stay a secret. We absolutely loved our stay at Seal Skerry Lodge. We have been visiting Skye for over 17 years (got married in Dunvegan Castle) and was also there (next house down!) in May 2021 so we have seen all the places of interest several times. This time we just wanted a week to chill and chill we did. We barely left the lodge, only to go out for food. We didn't have great weather but that didn't matter, we felt like we were outside with the benefit of the warmth and comfort of staying in the lodge thanks to the big windows over looking the loch, perfect for when it was bright and sunny or for when it was windy and wet, listening to the rain hit the glass. I got up early every morning, letting hubby sleep in and waited for the sun to rise (well after 8am!) looking to see if I could spot any birds of interest or seals. Didn't see many of either really, I think a couple of sea eagles on the first morning and on the 2nd to last day there were three noisy seals, making so much noise it was echoing around around Loch. When hubby was awake we just relaxed, doing a jigsaw, watching films or just looking out the window, it was a well needed week of relaxation. At first we found the lodge a little bare and not homely (an extra smaller lamp, some cushions or a rug would help) but after a day or so we relaxed and settled in and made it feel homely. One night we had the most incredible, clear, starry skye and thought we might see an aurora, we messed around with the settings on the mobile phone camera and managed to get some pictures which were backed up by a photo from Glendale Skye Aururas, who had an excellent photo (with the proper gear)! I even saw 2 shooting stars. My only feedback would be the 'homely' items that would just make it feel less stark on arrival (maybe can't due to covid or don't want to, to keep it 'clean') and I didn't find the bed comfortable (I agree with another review of mattress topper would help) but hubby did so you aren't going to win that for everyone. We had an amazing week, thank you for allowing us the chance to stay in such a wonderful place. One day we'd like our own, in the meantime we get to enjoy it a week at a time. Actually, will just add, the last 2 places we've stayed through Wilderness Cottages, the directions for finding the places aren't great. We roughly knew where this one was but arriving in the dark and I'm not sure there is a sign for Skeal Skerry Lodge by the bins/on the roadside made it difficult to locate.
There is no doubt that Seal Skerry Lodge is in a wonderful location and the views amazing. However, the property could do with some TLC, a memory foam topper on the mattress would make the bed more comfortable along with a little more equipment in the kitchen as you need to cook most if not all meals here as location is remote. It would be much better if a vacuum cleaner was available and some modesty blinds in some areas, especially the downstairs bathroom. Other than that we enjoyed our week in the house, it was warm and comfortable but not homely. We have stayed in the area over ten times as my husband is a keen fisherman and the fish certainly didn't disappoint.
Fabulous lodge in a stunning location over looking Loch Pooltiel, amazing views from every window!! Very well designed with all the comforts required! Telescope well used to see the seals on the rocks every day! Log burner a great feature! Good walk round Milovaig with incredible scenery! Lodge only 3 miles from the lighthouse at Neist point which is well worth seeing! Good base to explore the island and fantastic place to return and chill out in the evenings! Can't wait to return!!
Wonderful house in an amazing setting. We really enjoyed our stay here. A couple of things if you're thinkig of booking, the garden is fully enclosed except for the gate - if you have a small dog they can get under it, like ours did....... and the water pressure isn't great which can't be helped but the rainfall shower was more like a drizzle - to rinse your hair use the hand held hose. Local cafe and walks excellent. We spoke to one one of the fishermen at the pier and got fresh lobser and langoustine for dinner one night.
We had an amazing stay at Seal Skerry Lodge in Skye. The booking process with Wilderness Cottages was easy and staff were super helpful. The accommodation and location were exactly as described on the website. We will definitely be booking again and are looking forward to next year's brochure arriving!
Cottage was all that we hoped for. Very clean and well equipped. Telescope was a well used bonus. Perfect balance of getting away with a good selection of local amenities close at hand (cafe, village shop and the Chidakasha veg restaurant all within a few miles). The views over Loch Pooltiel from the house make the visit - on our stay we daily watched seals bathe on the skerry, one day a pod of dolphins visited the loch and otters were also spotted. The walk around the headland to the lighthouse is a good hike and there are variety of other walks in the area. Bird life also exceptional. Hoping to return soon.
What a fabulous place to stay. The view is amazing and the Lodge has everything in it you could wish for. We had a lovely relaxing week out on walks with our dog amongst stunning scenery. We can't wait to go back
Absolutely beautiful warm clean and well designed house, with the most stunning views out of the massive windows. We will definiately go back.
A fabulous place to stay, contemporary, filled with light & a profusion of glass to take in the stunning views of the sea loch from all rooms. Really appreciated the remote location, so quiet & unspoilt. However, take note that if visiting out of season there are very few facilities open. Bring your own food supplies. The tiny shop in Glendale has essential food supplies. Do not rely on it for food upon arrival as it will be closed & does not open again until 11am Monday. A welcome pack would be appreciated. The Co-op at Portree is an hour drive away.
Seal Skerry Lodge is absolutely beautiful. It is modern, clean, well equipped with fantastic views over Loch Pooltiel. The lodge is in a fantastic location, surrounded by breath taking scenery and close to Neist Point lighthouse. We will definitely be returning.
Still a lovely house in a fantastic location but the house does need some money spending on it's internal fixtures and fittings to bring it up to scratch.
Seal Skerry Lodge is a spacious, clean and comfortable modern dwelling with two bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen, Wi Fi and outside decking. All you need to take with you is your own food as the nearest supermarket is in Portree. The Lodge is in a spectacular elevated position near the head of Loch Pooltiel with views of the wildlife and a landscape stretching to the Outer Hebrides. It is not overlooked and feels very private. There are lots of walks and there are several places to eat nearby. A very slight word of caution is that the nine mile access road is a winding single track affair which is extremely busy at peak periods due to the attraction of Neist Point. Highly recommended though.
We had a superb week at Seal Skerry Lodge. Location is wonderful, and the lodge well equipped, clean & warm. A name on the gate would have been an advantage when we arrived, and we did have no internet for the week we were there although owners did kindly contact BT but unfortunately it couldn't be sorted before we left. A couple of observations: it would be really useful to have a radiator in the utility room for drying coats / boots etc, a note to explain absence of door on dishwasher would be nice, a mirror somewhere near to an electricity socket for hair drying would be useful, and we did think that the logs for wood burner could have been provided free of charge, considering the price of the stay. But overall small niggles and we had a really good week there, great to have enclosed garden for the dog, and the night skies were just amazing, a great place to really get away from it all and chill. We would definitely return!
The lodge was super - have stayed before and enjoyed it again. Recommend.
Absolutely jem of a retreat
One week at the glorious Seal Skerry Lodge for my 40th birthday. The house was immaculate, beautifully decorated, had everything you could possibly need and set in the most stunning location. The owner was very helpful and provided quick responses to any queries. There is a fantastic and friendly village store 2 miles away in Glendale which has everything you need. The 3 chimneys restaurant is roughly 5 miles away and Neist Point is only 3 miles from the house. I was sad to leave at the end of the week, a real home away from home, can't wait to return and would highly recommend.
Although the pictures of Seal Skerry Lodge are beautiful, its not until you arrive that you realise just how amazing this place really is. Every window is like a picture frame, of an ever changing scenery. Seals galore on the island right in front of the lodge, make breakfast a true delight. Everything in the lodge is to the highest standard, with so much attention to detail. This is without doubt a little slice of heaven & we will defiantly be back. We have stayed in all a number of 5 star properties and this place is by far the best. Peaceful, beautiful & one that should be added to everyone's bucket list !
This is one of the most beautiful cottages we have stayed in. A stunning place to recharge your batteries while soaking in the beautiful panorama. Truly peaceful.
Seal Skerry lodge is a great find, well off the beaten track (for us townies). Its very peaceful with beautiful views from every window. We were entertained by seals basking on the small island in the bay and sheep wandering the hills. The man in the fishing boat, also in the bay, even sold us some lobsters he'd caught. The Three Chimneys restaurant is a short drive away if a special night out is required and Dunvegan has a cafe serving huge portions of delicious cakes and home made soups to die for. Did I mention Skye weavers? I could go on for ever. A car is a must if you stay here but the drives are lovely.
We stayed in Seal Skerry Lodge for a week in January to celebrate a 40th birthday. We have stayed in Milovaig 9 times but this was the first in this cottage & we have both agreed it was the best. Perfect views, lovely cottage with everything we needed (except egg cups & a mirror in the double bedroom). We loved it and we'll definitely be booking for next January.
Wonderful stay.The views from the property were amazing and the house was very well presented, equipped & furnished. Wish we'd been able to stay longer.
Wow what a stunning lodge ...Seal Skerry Lodge is just perfect holiday stunning views quality family time takes all the stress away from day to day life to just relax in a lovely place.. very clean and tidy everything you need is there at the lodge. Loved watching the seals on the rocks in front of the lodge everyday.. the children really enjoyed it and our dogs too befriended the sheep.. welcomed nights to a cosy log burner with a nice bottle of red wine complementary of Seal Skerry Lodge most definitely will return thank you for sharing this amazing place Jo & Mike Glenn
What a fabulous property. Superb position. Watched seals from the comfort of a well built architect designed timber house. Well furnished with great log burner. Lovely part of Skye with plenty of places to explore on foot or by car in the immediate vicinity. Can't wait to return...if we are allowed.
A fabulous house in fabulous surroundings! We were blessed by the weather but never the less a simply superb place to stay. My only criticism is that the matress in the master bedroom is probably in need of a change, apart from that all fab!
Enjoyed a fortnight at Seal Skerry Lodge and felt very much at home in this beautifully appointed house. The panoramic views are stunning, whatever the weather, and the wood stove provides creature comfort on a chilly day. The ideal place to get away from it all.
We stayed two weeks and would have loved to stay on, but unfortunately we had to leave. The lodge had everything you could hope for and more. We were greeted by a lovely bottle of red wine and a full bag of wood for the fireplace. The mornings were whiled away by counting the seals on the rocks and watching the little lambs frolick. The photo views from the front porch don't do it justice as it is far more stunning than any photo can show you. Don't bother with driving to Portree to do your shopping, because Nancy the wee general store owner at Glendale has everything you will ever need. Make sure to try the bakery in Dunvegan. To of the best restaurants on Skye are only located within a 20 minute drive from the lodge. Will we want to come back...you bet we will :-)
Excellent property and location for the ultimate relaxing breaks. Breath taking views, wildlife and ever changing weather to cast your eyes upon, let alone the chance to view aurora in the night skies.
What can I say - except WOW! The house is stunning, the location is stunning. Watching seals from the house is amazing. Probably the best place I have ever stayed - so we will be back!
Wonderful views - great to watch the seals! Loved the contemporary design of the house. Really warm and comfortable in front of the log burner and spotlessly clean. Amazing bath but if you want to drink champagne while you relax - take your own flutes!
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful inside and outside. Lovely location.
A delightfully, comfortable and cosy place to stay - in a lovely, peaceful situation with wonderful views. The Lodge is extremely well fitted and furnished with a great eye for design and detail. Seal watching from the Lodge can pass many hours. Seeing the Aurora Borealis was a bonus, and sunsets at Neist Point are gorgeous. A fabulous place to stay with so many things to see and do
Fantastic holiday! Seal Skerry Lodge is a fabulous property in a fabulous location - watching seals while you wash up is a bonus! The property is warm and well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We can recommend the Old Bakery in Dunvegan for crusty bread, the Stein Inn for lunch and the Old Inn at Carbost (bit further afield) for excellent food and service. Lovely walks around about including the Lighthouse at Neist Point or just a stroll down to the jetty. Don't worry about the weather - watching a storm across the Loch or the spectacular waterfalls by the log burner makes for quiet entertainment! Sit back and enjoy!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage. What a fantastic setting. We loved watching seals while we were having breakfast and an otter!
An excellent cottage on Skye with a fenced in yard for the dog, full kitchen with pots/pans/cups/kettle etc, and amazing views from the sofa or recliner seat! The inside was modern but still cozy. The telescope was a fun addition as well for both day and night. There is a small-quaint shop 5 minute drive down the road and driving to Dunvegan was easy.
Seal Skerry is a beautiful place to stay. Cosy, well decorated and well stocked kitchen. We loved the log burner and watching seals and a sea eagle from the comfort of the lodge with the telescope- fantastic really would recommend the lodge.
Had a fantastic stay !
Sadly we were not blessed with the weather the week we stayed but the views and the property more than made up for that. It was a great lodge that provided a good mix of luxury and isolation. Skye is a beautiful island and if we choose to come again we would definitely stay here. Thank you for a memorable honeymoon.
We stayed in Seal Skerry Lodge and had an amazing week. The accommodation was spotless on arrival and had all the home comforts you could possibly need. The only thing we found missing that we needed was a potatoe masher, we resorted to a fork which did the job perfectly. The views over the Loch and out to the Hebrides were breathtaking. We had lovely weather for most of the holiday, the one completely rainy day was made bearable by the lovely house to relax in during the day and a delicious meal at The Old School resteraunt in Dunvegan in the evening. We would recommend a visit to Neist Point to see the sunset and also to go during the day to walk to the lighthouse. The boat ride from Dunvegan castle to see the seals was also a highlight for some of our party! We managed a swim at coral beach, worth a visit even if the weather isn't warm enough to swim. In summary fantastic accommodation in an awe inspiring place!
Seal Skerry Lodge - really lovely house in a stunning location. Family of 4 fitted in really well and the overall provision of "Stuff" in the house is great. Really lovely place and we'd love to go back again.