Detached property with turf roof | Tawmans, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
Living room with wood burner | Tawmans, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
  • Cottage
  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
  • CC511068



out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
Coast within 1 mile

With a unique turf roof, thick stone walls and a cosy wood burner, this picturesque cottage is a great base to get away from it all.

Ground Floor:
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, TV and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included.

Enclosed garden. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. No smoking.

Tawmans has been restored and refurbished to a very good standard of accommodation. One of its unique features is its turf roof; a form of roofing that was prevalent in Viking times and even predates thatch. Forming a protective carpet of grasses and wild flowers it adds immense charm to this unique and picturesque cottage.Original thick stone walls, deep silled windows, solid wood flooring and the cosy wood burning stove complete the picture.
The high ceilings throughout maximise the light and add to its distinctive character. The cottage is superbly positioned between open farmland and the sea and the spectacular seacape views and sunsets are a magical form of entertainment. Surrounded by its own garden grounds it provides an ideal location for couples or singles to escape from it all.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019


Coastal within 1 mile

Customers' Choice

Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Quirky - Turfed roof

Romantic Getaways


Sea View

Shower Cubicle

Unique Cottages

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 09:30


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 19 reviews


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  • London UK

  • Couple


out of 10

Tawmans is a lovely cottage in a special location. We had everything we needed for a quiet break. The space is ample, well-equipped, and the bed is comfortable too. The views from here are stunning, especially at sunset, and there are lots of opportunity for walking and wildlife watching too. We have no hesitation in recommending Tawmans as the perfect Skye retreat.

30 Jun 2022


  • Leeds

  • Couple


out of 10

Fabulous cottage with no one around so it was perfect. Great view, piece and quiet…utter bliss. Fab shop in Uig six miles away and other restaurants similar distance should you want to eat out! We only did once as the shop, view and peace won out :-) If you’re a big mountain Walker you’ll have to drive a wee distance to get up high. Few walks locally though. Nice to come back, sit on the bench (luckily a breeze most mornings and evenings to ward midges off) and lose yourself in the view. Perfect for my morning yoga on the grass :-) Could not have asked for a better place, comfy, quiet and equipped with everything you could ask for…even pegs for any hand washing :-) A Vase of wildflowers on arrival put the cherry on top! I would highly recommend:-)

17 Jun 2022


  • Liverton Newton Abbot

  • Couple


out of 10

Excellent cottage. Excellent location. Lovely owners. Great equipment, however if it was possible and one was staying for longer than a few days esp. walking a lot like us a washing machine would be useful; however, this did not cause any distress to our trip. We were there for a week in February/March and it was very wet !!!!!!!

10 Mar 2022

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