Press & Reviews

Stays in splendid isolation: 10 of the UK’s best off-grid retreats
— The Observer (29th May 2022)

Minimoon ideas: 10 cool and affordable destinations in Europe
— Conde Nast Traveller (April 2022)

Idyllic holiday cottages to rent in the UK
— House & Garden (April 2022)

7 things to do on the Isle of Skye
— Time Out (13 April 2021)

Isle of Plenty
— Elle Decoration (December 2020)

Design Destination: Isle of Skye
— Elle Decoration

The loveliest remote hideaways for UK holidays
— House & Garden (7 July 2020)

6 Off-Grid Boltholes To Book Now
— Sheerluxe (28th January 2020)

A weekend on The Isle of Skye
— Time Out London (14 – 20 January 2020)

Britain’s top 10 coastal retreats
— The Observer (November 2019)

Scotland’s top 20 wildest hideaways
— iNews (November 2019)

How to Holiday
— The Frugality (November 2019)

The Best Short Breaks By Train
— Condé Nast Traveller (October 2019)

Boltholes Made for Two
— A Little Bird (October 2019)

Best UK Boltholes
— iNews (October 2019)

Winter Escapes
— Another Country Blog (February 2019)

Inside The Crofter’s House
— Haarkon (October 2016)

Highland Hideaway
— Scotland on Sunday (May 2016)

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the most wonderful weekend. The Crofter’s House is absolutely lovely, the style and feel of it is so calming and relaxing and we had the most brilliant weekend. Genuinely our favourite place that we’ve stayed in, ever! We really hope to come back again another time.

Anna & Graham
June 2022

The Crofter’s House is by far the best I have ever stayed! My partner and I had a wonderful stay. The cottage is beautiful, clean and so bright. The interior is very modern and trendy but complements the traditional architecture of the exterior perfectly! It is a hidden gem, not far at all from Portree but has the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. Private and extremely quite with a beautiful beach a few minutes walk away! I would recommend Sarah’s place to anyone looking to stay in Skye, we will definitely be going back!

Emily
June 2022

Beautiful crofters house, it’s so charming! The location and the atmosphere feel as though you’re in a fairy tale. We were even greeted with sheep across the street. The house itself is spotless and the bed is super comfortable.

Lyndsay
June 2022

We have loved our stay here and can’t get over how beautiful the decor and design is throughout. It has been a wonderful resting spot for our time here on Skye. Having Ben Tianavaig on the doorstep was a particular highlight and the wonderful bay (with the seals) down the road. We spent our nights enjoying some wine by the fire and looking out at the beautiful winter berries on the tree outside – so picturesque! Thank you so much and we hope to be back in the near future.

Lynsey & Augustijn (Glasgow)
November 2021

I can’t imagine there’s anywhere more beautiful or stylish to stay on Skye. We had the happiest time in front of the fire morning and night. The house is a short walk to an almost deserted cove full of curious seals who pop up their heads to say hello. It’s a perfect base for exploring Skye, the only issue is that you’ll never want to leave the house! Can not recommend this place enough. If you find it free for your dates – book it quick. It’s very very special. Thank you for having us x

Katy & Kylie (London)
November 2019

We have been blown away by how lovely and cosy the space is, and how incredibly beautiful the local area is (and Skye in general). We spent many a moment cosied up by the fire and have had the most relaxing few days. Also.. we got engaged here!! This will be a holiday to remember forever, thank you!! PS we don’t want to leave!

Hannah & Dom
December 2021

This was the dream place to stay on our honeymoon. We loved the house and how central is was to Portree. if you are looking for your Scotland fairytale this place is it. Sarah was responsive and organized and the fire was an incredible plus. We would recommend Loch Bay for dinner (soooo good). Hiking is everywhere, but we did the Quiraing (if you like hiking don’t just do the view point, go all the way into the park for a truly epic view) And while you are in that park of town check out Single Track for coffee and cakes. (Their soup was also superb) Thanks Sarah for the amazing trip!

Audrey & Coburn (Seattle)
June 2019

The Crofter’s House is an exceptional place to stay. A short drive from the conveniences of Portree in a secluded village, the house was exactly as described. Sarah has thought of everything you might need for your stay, the space is beautifully designed with high quality furnishings, and it was warm and cosy with a number of heaters and a wood fire. If that wasn’t enough, we saw an otter messing about in the bay, and a hedgehog trundling past the window. We’d heartily recommend The Crofter’s House as a base to explore the island, and hope to come back again soon.

Sally & Simon (London)
October 2017

We stayed for a week, but wish we could’ve stayed longer. Beautifully presented cottage in a perfect location – central, but just out of the way enough to be totally peaceful and quiet. No road noise and streetlights – you’ll sleep perfectly. The place has a cosy stove, large double bed, Scandi-furniture and all the accoutrements you’d possibly need for a perfectly relaxed holiday in Skye. Highly recommended. We’ll stay here again when we come back to Skye.

Christopher & Alistair (London)
August 2019

The Crofter’s House is by far one of the nicest places I have stayed on my travels. It’s a beautiful old cabin remodelled with modern appliances and furniture and has everything you need for a stay in Skye. It was the best being able to stay in during the cold days and have a fire in the wood burning stove. A lovely place! You have to go!!

Andrew & Emily (San Diego)
November 2015

The Crofter’s House is just perfection… Ideally situated at a 5 min walk from a beautiful bay where seals like to play, the perfect starting point to see everything on this magical Isle of Skye. The place is super clean and beautiful; fits the description perfectly. Sarah is a lovely host, taking care through emails. I definitely recommend The Crofter’s House! You’ll fall in love with it and its surroundings. We’ll be back without a doubt! We were heartbroken to leave it…Thank you for these magical and beautiful moments.

Stephanie (Belgium)
May 2019

What a haven of peace! The house is cosy, extremely beautiful, very well decorated in Scandinavian style. Everything is thought in detail. The setting around the house is beautiful – we saw deer and on the last day a group of seals were happily playing in the water on the beach near by! The kitchen is very well equipped. The weather was warm so we didn’t use the fireplace, the electric heating worked perfectly. The house is equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. What can I say! Just perfect!!

Ricardo & Claudia (London)
June 2018

What a magical four days. Skye is such a wonderful place and coming back to this beautiful cottage has been like coming home. After a day of exploring and walking, experiencing weather of all descriptions, coming in to a lovely, comfortable house has been bliss. Sitting by the window, comparing photos, playing scrabble with a good bottle of wine and listening to the owls hoot… just heaven. The cottage has everything we needed. Thank you for all the details that made our stay here absolutely perfect.

Susan & Layla (London)
January 2017

Wow – The Crofter’s House is a perfect Scandi-styled haven in Skye, close enough to Portree to eat at the lovely Dulse & Brose, secluded enough to watch sunrise on the little bay with just a seal for company! The house is beautifully appointed with every element considered for both function and aesthetics, the perfect base for exploring and enjoying Skye!

Naomi & Tom (Somerset)
November 2016

We loved the house when we first saw it on the website, and we loved it so much more when we stepped in. A tiny cottage, refurbished carefully with love and thought. No-nonsense furnishings, but everything useful and effective (such as the selected DVD-collection of ‘oh-that’s-a-film-I-always-wanted-to-see-again’- stuff, which we didn’t, had no time) and kitchen knives that were sharp!

Lutz & Annie (Germany)
July 2016

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