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Fon Tobar is a fantastic self catering property set in a breath-taking location. The property enjoys panoramic views across Loch Pooltiel and towards the Minch and the Outer Hebrides. Lower Milovaig is part of the Duirinish Peninsula in the north west of Skye, and is an area of outstanding landscapes, including Neist Point renowned for its rock formations which are nearby.
Offering spacious modern accommodation Fon Tobar is tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. The property is set in its own grounds of 1.5 acres, making it ideal for guests with children or with a pet. The accommodation is all on the one level, and the rooms including the sitting room with its triple aspect windows, ideally placed to take full advantage of the views.
The property consists of a spacious lounge with a real fire; double doors leading from here take you through to the dining room and the well equipped kitchen. Off the kitchen is a small utility room which offers access to the rear of the property. A large hall runs the length of the house, off which there are four bedrooms, a king, two doubles and a single, the king and one of the doubles both having en-suite shower rooms. A large family bathroom and utility room completes the facilities.
Glendale (2 miles) is the nearest village with local amenities including a village shop and post office and a small cafe. The famous ‘Three Chimneys’ Restaurant, is located just six miles away and further afield Dunvegan (15 miles) offers a greater range of facilities including restaurants, some shops and a petrol station. On the outskirts Dunvegan Castle is well worth a visit as is the Coral Beach at Claigan, just north of the village.
This part of the island offers a range of areas of walking and the quiet country roads ideal for the cyclist. The area is rich in wildlife, golden eagles and sea eagles can often be spotted and Neist Point an ideal place to view mink whales and otters.
Included in the rent
Two pets are welcome at the property.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at the property.
Great house with all you need and fabulous views. The dogs loved the garden too!
Spent a week here with family and our cockapoo puppy. Had the most amazing time. Nice and peaceful and the scenery was amazing. Saw loads of wildlife while there also. Loads of space for the dog to run around and explore in a very secure garden. House was well equipped for all our needs. Having the extra bathrooms and showers helped also as there was so many of us. No queueing lol. Would definitely recommend and will also consider rebooking at a future date.
Fabulous cottage in a beautiful corner of Skye, great views, comfy beds, good shower, nice garden, very clean, small fridge for size of property and small problem with a lounge door dealt with very efficiently.
Stayed at Fon Tobar for 1 week in May 2021. The house was perfect for our family of 4 plus 2 pets. Plenty of space for us to all spread out but well equipped with everything we needed. It was warm and we felt at home straight away. The views and sunsets from the house were beautiful. Its location is remote, which was just what we wanted and knew when we booked having visited Skye several times over the last 17 years but for first time visitors to Skye be aware it's a long drive to Portree for the large supermarket. Just plan ahead. My only feedback to the owners is that the settee was a little uncomfortable and difficult to get off as there is a bar at the front that doesn't have much cushioning, it was better if you sat with your legs tucked up under you but it wasn't a big problem.
Fon Tobar was fantastic. Can't find fault at all really. Made use of the fire a couple of times and gave it a good clean out afterwards and bought some more wood from the local shop, which is brilliant and has a surprising variety of stock. The views were fantastic when the weather was nice and there were some lovely sunsets and views across to the Hebrides. The kitchen was great, had loads of equipment. We needed for nothing really, there were even plenty of sharp knives. I would be very tempted to come back in the future. Lovely place.
Thank you to the owners of Fon Tobar for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage. We enjoyed a wonderful week in our wilderness cottage on the Isle if Skye , as it is situated in the most beautiful peaceful location, it was perfect. The cottage had amazing views from every window, very clean and comfortable for us as a family and our Border Collie Jasper did not want to leave nor did we. The cottage had a secure garden safe for our dog to run around in as it was very spacious with sea views to die for. We have amazing weather, watched eagles from the cottage, seen seals in the bays, and we have stayed in many cottages but this was by far the best and of a very high standard. We will be rebooking for sure in the future.
A fantastic cottage in a stunning location. The house was very clean and well appointed, warm and spacious. I can highly recommend Fon Tobar
We spent 2 weeks at Fon Tobar and I can't fault anything about this wonderful cottage. Beautifully maintained, well equipped and so very comfortable we were quite reluctant to leave!! The views were just wonderful. The dogs loved the vast garden and knowing it was enclosed and safe was peace of mind especially with sheep roaming around the area although the dogs were curious they never really took much notice of them. The weather wasnt that kind to us but it didn't stop our enjoyment. The little general shop in Glendale was a godsend for milk bread etc and the lady very friendly. Great location for a get away from it all holiday with many places to visit just a drive away, we especially loved the Eynort 6 mile forest walk took a picnic and sat at one of the picnic tables with beautiful views over the loch we never saw another person in the 4 hours we were there. The dogs loved Glenbrittle beach. We would definitely love to visit again.
Fon Tobar has by far the best views of any holiday cottage we have stayed in. The location is amazing for a remote Scottish island getaway. The cottage itself is equipped with all the necessary items for laundry and cooking tasks. We loved having an open fire at night to relax by and the sunrise and sunsets were very picturesque. Overall a very memorable holiday and the kids loved it!
Fon Tobar is a good but expensive property. Clearly it has been located for the view across Loch Pooltiel which is exceptional, but there was nothing else special about the house. It is missing a lot of items in the kitchen such as a draining rack, sieve, foil, tea-towel, kitchen roll. There was no clothes horse to dry clothes (I'd prefer not to use the tumble dryer if possible) and it was raining. Although the garden is fenced, there is a gap under the gate through which our dog (spaniel) managed to escape. Apart from those grumbles, we did enjoy our stay at Fon Tobar and would recommend it for people who have not been to Skye before.
Excellent accommodation, everything has been thought of and works well: no problems at all. Lovely open fire - logs/coal/kindling supplied. Location is amazing with fantastic sea views, views to the Uists and Harris and a small harbour with seals nearby. Both Golden Eagles and White Tailed Eagles seen on our visit from the cottage - as well as red deer.
Fantastic views from this property. Lots of room for our family of five in the house and huge amounts of parking outside. Short drive to Neist Point from the house and an easy walk down to the pier to see the seals in Loch Pooltiel. We saw the Sea Eagles outside almost every day along with several NATO warships on exercise in the area. Will miss the views and hope to return one day.
Fon Tobar is a wonderful property in a great location with fantastic sea views. The wildlife in the area is amazing; sea eagles, golden eagles and red deer to name a few - all seen from the property. I have been visiting Skye for over 20 years and this is the best property I have stayed in. Returning later this year. Highly recommend.
The cottage location is beautiful, facilities provided are ample, however, the cleanliness of the cottage really let it down and this is the first time we were told to strip the beds on leaving, a bit of a cheek when we had to clean it upon arrival. We would not recommend this property. Given two stars purely for location
Fabulous cottage with all the necessary amenities. Amazing views to wake up to . We were lucky enough to see a stag in the garden on two separate mornings . I would have given the cottage an excellent but no wood to burn and very little kindling left on site .
We loved the privacy, seclusion and space this property offers. The long private drive leading to the house feels as if you are miles away from everyone. The views of Dunvegan Head and its waterfall with the sea was truly amazing. The bed in the master bedroom was so cosy and the open fire created a wonderful atmosphere in the lounge. The property was always lovely and warm with plenty of hot water to take a bath after long days out walking around the island. There were only two of us and it was great having so much space within the property. It was very sad to leave but we would like to return to Fon Tobar another year. Only suggestion, as mentioned by a previous guest would be attention by the owner to the controls on the double ovens - it is very difficult to know which functions and temperatures one is using as these have worn away.
If you're lucky enough to find this cottage free - BOOK IT! What a perfect place! We feel so lucky to have found Fon Tobar, it was just right for our slightly chaotic bundle of 6 adults, 2 toddlers and 2 dogs! The views were phenomenal, the house was brilliantly appointed and lovely and clean. We had a fantastic week of walking, exploring, whale - dolphin - seal - otter - spotting and then brilliant meals in the evening rounded off with some wine by the fire. I'm not quite sure why we left. We really hope to be back again soon. Thanks so much.
The house is wonderful!!! Great landscape, great furniture, great place....perhaps the best holiday house ever seen!!!! And sea eagles in the sky and red deer in our garden! Thank you very much.
This property has a marvellous view of the loch and the ocean. If you enjoy spotting wildlife from an armchair then expect to see golden eagles, red deer, seals, wheatears and we heard cuckoos every day. For dog owners the enclosed garden is great though it does have a tiny brook running through it so you may need to dry your canine off several times a day! Several good walks close to the property including an hour walk from the door which will take you close to a seal colony which has attracted killer whales previously! A slight negative would be the oven control labels have been erased and the key safe to enter the property is so worn it took 15 minutes for me to recover the key on arrival. Both easily rectified- apart from that very good.
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Dear Mr McGovern, Thank you for your review and feedback, just to confirm a new key box has now been installed at the property.
Absolutely fantastic cottage plenty of room with views to kill for, Dog loved it and collapsed every night on her bed. I will be definitely be coming back, 1 slight negative I had to change bedding on arrival other than that 10/10.
Well equipped property in great secluded location. Some great walking nearby and lots of opportunities to view wildlife.
Absolutely amazing, lovely house, fantastic views, warm and cosy. House fully equipped with everything that you need. Large garden for dogs all fully secure. Great location for art and crafts shops. If you are looking for peace and quite this is perfect. Loved it so much we booked again and can't wait to go back.