A lovely quiet spot to spend the festive season. We've been coming to Skye for years and this our favourite place and favourite holiday home. Everything is clean, well cared for and well equipped. Despite raging gales at this time of year, it is warm and comfortable. Looking forward to coming back in the summer of 17.
We stayed at this charming, cosy house with our daughter for a summer break. It's location is exceptional, close to the oldest Inn on Skye (Stein Inn), and very close to a good restaurant. It's is also a short distance from the shore, with superb views.
The house was well-appointed, with every conceivable practical need covered, and the owners were friendly and kind. The house itself was clean and comfortable.
The shop and gallery on the ground floor were interesting, with excellent local art and crafts.
We enjoyed our week very much, and hope to go back again.
The Captain's House is on the waterfront, at the end of the road, in a small settlement planned in the eighteenth century as a centre for the fishing industry. On the ground floor is a gallery selling good quality work by local artists, the first floor and attics now comprise a well maintained and well furnished apartment. Big bedrooms, a double and a twin, kitchen and dining area, sitting room with open fire, two bathrooms. Magnificent views over the loch and the headlands to the far islands and big skies, big sunsets. A few yards away are a family friendly pub and a well reputed restaurant (but the latter opened for the season only as I was leaving). The sea is even closer, at the end of the garden, and even in February the hardy can swim. The owners live nearby and are very helpful. Shortbread and fine china for your arrival.
We have stayed at the Captains House almost every year since 1990. We love the setting, waking up looking out to the beautiful view ,with the most amazing sunsets . The house is warm and cosy with storage heaters and a inviting coal fire . The house is well equipped, very clean ,the beds are always crisp and clean and very comfortable. The owners Pat and Cathy are always welcoming and on occasion have lit a fire for our arrival .There is always lots of hot water and plenty of coal and logs for the fire . All of this is why we return time and time again and recommend it regularly to family and friends as an ideal base to see Skye .
The Captain's Cottage is a hidden gem in Stein. Facing the loch, it afforded brilliant views of loch, mountains and sunsets. Despite the weather not always being in our 'favour', we none the less still enjoyed access to the surrounding attractions. The property is well proportioned, and separate from the art shop below, so no problem regards privacy. The kitchen is spacious and has a dining table, though there is a separate dining room if desired. Lounge is comfortable and spacious too, so no sense of being crowded. The view from the double bedroom looked onto the loch, sunsets and opposite hillside. The twin-beded bedroom would afford similar views. Enough euipment to cover all possibilities (even had a cafetiere). However, next door is the Stein Inn for those days when cooking could feel like too much of a chore. The Inn has a good menu and food is tasty and fresh. If you go to the Inn claim a table FIRST (no need to ask), then purchase your drinks telling the barman the table number; thereafter it is table service. The cottage is in a conservation area and off the beaten track, you soon get use to single track driving. The owers run the art shop below, yet did not intrude and responded to questions and queries if any arose. Whist mobile access is very poor, and wifi limited, this did not distract from an anjoyable holiday.
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