Stayed in the house for a week, beautiful views, especially since it was autumn. Easy drive into Portree, to be honest the ride was so picturesque it didn’t feel long at all. The house was spacious, clean and very cosey. We will be coming back!
Had an amazing stay here, the house is spacious and in a great location. The views are just beautiful and made the stay extra special. Would definitely recommend to anyone but especially families.
Pros - great location, fantastic views, very spacious. My view is that these pros out weigh the cons which I have mentioned below.
Cons - I have listed my opionion of cons, but note these would not be so bad I wouldn’t stay again.
I was disappointed that the house was very cold when we arrived about 5pm and we had to go around turning on the heat and hot water, as this was not programmed to come on until 6.30pm. It took a long time for the water to get hot enough for a bath. The house is generally a bit worn and pillows need replacing. Note that you have to self calculate and pay for electricity in cash on departure. This was a new one for me (and I have stayed in many holiday rentasls in the UK and across the globe). This is disclosed, however, and I acknowledge it is my own fault for not noticing on booking. My personal view is this is a negative - I was very unsure what this extra would equate to and had to make sure we had the right change to leave - a real nuisance. I would prefer the owner to just include the charge in the rent as the majority of owners do. The other major negative is the smell from the boiler in the games room made it a very unpleasant place to be, and as it was also very cold we did not use it at all. Other reviewers rave about the games room, so I was surprised.
We stayed at Heatherfield Lodge for a week in April with our two children aged 9 and 12 and had a wonderful time. The location of the lodge is just fantastic, with beautiful views over Portree Bay and looking up at The Storr. We were lucky to have this view from the master bedroom and the living room and loved waking up to it every day.
The house was so comfortable and well equipped, and felt like home. It is such a short distance from the town of Portree so was really handy and a great base for exploring the rest of beautiful Skye. Would highly recommend.
This fantastic house has amazing views, lots of space, everything you need and is only 30 minutes away from the Cullin ridge, for all our munro bagging needs.
The house is very cosy and clean and was perfect for our small group of hill walkers. The ping pong table is an excellent added touch as many hours in the evenings were spent having 'tournaments'.
The location is just outside of Portree so the area is not busy, so the 10 min drive to the shops is not too bad at all.
All in all i would recommend anybody who wishes to go to Skye to stay here.