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Taigh Mhairi

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Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
Grade 3 Star rating
Pets 1
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Detached single storey cottage for 4 backing onto woodland with a river below only 1/4 mile from Portree.

Taigh Mhairi is a detached single storey cottage set in lovely fully enclosed gardens backing onto woodland, with a river below. It is situated in a quiet backwater on a no through road close to the centre of Portree. Taigh Mhairi (Gaelic for Mhairi’s house) is named after the owner’s mother whose ancestors have lived on Skye for many generations. The property boasts a large lounge/dining room with an attractive open fire as its focal point. The pretty bedrooms and bright modern kitchen and bathroom all combine to offer a beautifully presented cottage with a real homely feel.

Ground Floor:
Property is all at ground level, has electric heaters and comprises:
Entrance lobby/boat room: With space for outdoor wear.
Lounge/Diner: With open fire and electric fire (when open fire not in use), sky TV Free sat, DVD, radio/CD and wi-fi facility.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs supplied. Cot and high chair available. Collapsible wire dog pens available. Enclosed garden with picnic table and bench backing onto woodland that leads down to the river. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    The cottage is nice and well equipped. The owner was kind and helpful. Important for us: The parking place directly on the ground and shopping facilities nearby.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Everything was good!

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    Great location, could do with de-cluttering & a bit of minor upgrading which would make a massive difference (would make house much less dusty)! Pics need updating eg. boat in parking area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    We spent 7 fabulous days in our new home - comfortable, clean, convenient and easy reach to all interesting places in Skye. Thank you!

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    The cottage was cold when we arrived. The decor is old and tired looking and the seating in the living room is uncomfortable. While all the bathroom and kitchen items were clean the soft furnishings looked dusty and worn.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We were somewhat shocked and disappointed to read the comments from our guest, especially since this is the first adverse comment we have had. Most of our guests use phrases in the visitors' book or to us directly such as, "cottage very comfortable" or, "like home from home". Many of our guests return to Taigh Mhairi - some more than once. All the other 7 reviews on the website are favourable with an overall score of 8.0. The main heating for the cottage is by electric night storage heater. If the weather has been warm the previous guests might have switched these off and we would only spot this when we did the changeover on the Saturday morning. The heaters would not then charge up until that night and so everything would be warm by Sunday morning. However, there is perfectly adequate "instant heat" available in the form of a convector heater in the kitchen, an electric fire in the lounge (plus fuel for an open fire), a wall-mounted fan heater in the bathroom and electric panel heaters in both bedrooms. We have aimed to undertake major redecorating/maintenance work on an annual basis, but because our property is so popular we have a somewhat limited "window" in which to do this. Last autumn, however, we spent several thousand pounds replacing facias, soffits, guttering and downpipes at the cottage to ensure that it was fully rain-proofed. We intend to redecorate some more rooms in the close season. No-one has ever complained about the comfort of the seating in the lounge, but we are planning to get the suite recovered in the near future. Finally, we take great exception to the score of 5.0 for Cleanliness. We are extremely meticulous in cleaning all surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom (this was at least acknowledged!) on a weekly basis and likewise we always give all floors a thorough vacuuming. Dusting of other surfaces in the lounge and bedrooms tends to be on a two-weekly cycle because of time constraints. No-one else has ever complained of poor standards of cleanliness.

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8.2 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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