|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||90 square meters|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
The Bothy at Number 7 is a recently constructed 1-bedroomed cottage - 5-star rated - on croft Number 7 Achachork, overlooking Portree and the Cuillin mountains, on the Isle of Skye.
It provides luxurious accommodation for two and is available by the week or for short breaks (minimum now 3 nights before Easter, 4 nights after that). We get many guest comments such as "rarely does a property far exceed expectations as the Bothy does" and on first being shown round we often hear gasps of delight - it's such a pleasure taking guests into the Bothy.
The Bothy at Number 7, Skye
Portree, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$282||$282||$1,599||$0||3 nights|
|Mar. 30 2013 - Sep. 27 2013
4-night High Season
|Mar. 30 2013 - Sep. 27 2013
5-night High Season
|Mar. 30 2013 - Sep. 27 2013
Weekly High Season 2013
|Apr. 5 2013 - Sep. 27 2013
6-night High Season
|Apr. 5 2013 - Sep. 27 2013
7 Nights for the Price of 6 offer
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Sep. 28 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
3-night Autumn 2013
|Sep. 28 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
4-night Autumn 2013
|Sep. 28 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
5-night Autumn 2013
|All Other Dates||$267||$267||-||-||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
Please check the availability chart and book early for desirable dates!
High season short breaks (minimum 4 nights) now available.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
5 Star rating - well deserved
Stayed at the bothy for 4 nights in May. The facilities were fantastic, everything we could have needed and more ! We arrived to find some lovely treats waiting for us which was a nice surprise. Accommodation is very high quality as are all the furnishings. Lots of little extras like the large dvd library & the folders of local information were very helpful and were a thoughtful addition to the standard self catering features.
Excellent location as it is nicely tucked away so has a peaceful feel yet is close enough to Portree to pop out for dinner etc if you wanted to. The weather could not have been much worse when we were on Skye, meaning having somewhere nice and inviting was even more important. The huge bath and lovely sauna were therefore much appreciated.
The accommodation is also spotlessly clean. The owners stayed in contact before we arrived to ensure we had all the info we needed and the housekeeper called soon after we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed. Excellent service and we will be back !
Heaven in Skye
Wow, from the moment we arrived untill the moment we left we could not have been any happier. Great hosts, Elizabeth and Rob, fantastic location, fantastic Bothy. Nothing was to much trouble for them, always on hand if need be. The bothy was like a luxury hotel but with bags of room, bathroom to die for and a sauna upstairs. We highly recommend this place, ten out of ten.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Beautiful Bothy, Excellent Welcome
Wow, what a brilliant place to stay! Rob and Elizabeth are the best hosts one could wish for and staying at the Bothy over Xmas was like coming to stay with friends. We were surprised and delighted to receive a Christmas card prior to our visit and then when we arrived were thrilled to find that they had decorated the Bothy for us, including a most wonderful Christmas tree. They were also thoughtful enough to provide a welcome hamper of Christmas goodies (chocolate, bubbles, cake etc). A delightful start to what has been a wonderful Christmas break. Skye is a magical island with beautiful scenery at every turn. The Bothy provides the perfect place to return to after exploring the island - curl up in front of the woodburner and gaze out of the panoramic windows at the ever changing weather! We will definitely be back.
100% agree with all the other reviewers that this is a fabulous place to stay, the house has been decorated to the highest standard and every comfort thought of. We had a lovely relaxing weekend and only wished it had been a longer stay.
Although the Bothy had excellent reviews from previous quests experience tells you to be a little cautious in case its not quite that good. Absolutely no need for any apprehension. As soon as we arrived and were met by Elizabeth and Rob and shown around we knew we'd made the right decision to stay at the Bothy for our first visit to Skye.
The accommodation is first class and deserves the many accolades its received. Its a brilliant location to explore the Island and with its combination of stunning views, top quality fixtures, fittings, accessories and of course the wood burning stove it's probably unique. Our advice - just go there and enjoy.
The ultimate retreat
Everything about The Bothy at no 7 is perfect from the warm welcome from Rob and Elizabeth and Rob to the perfect wood burning stove. The accommodation really is 5 star with a fantastically equipped kitchen to the most luxurious bathroom. Location wise it is situated in a very peaceful idyllic version yet within striking distance of the restaurants of Portree meaning you really do get the best of both worlds. We couldn't believe that it has been here since 2007 - it is so pristine you would think it has just opened. Can't recommend highly enough.
My husband and I stayed here on the night of our wedding and the three days after. From the moment we walked in after our wedding reception we were completely blown away by how amazing the Bothy was. The standard of decor is outstanding. Five star luxury throughout. Rob and Liz have spared no expense in the decor of the Bothy. Not only that but it seemed the more we looked around the more little touches and surprises there were. This is absolutely the best place both of us have ever stayed. It felt like a home from home. They really have thought of absolutely everything. Rob and Liz are so welcoming and friendly too! They take a genuine interest in all their guests. We regularly visit Skye a few times a year and would not hesitate to stay here again and recommend it to everyone! I absolutely cannot stress how wonderful this place is! We had a fantastic time here and it was the icing on the cake to our already perfect wedding.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Luxury chill out retreat!
My wife and i came here for part of our mini-moon directly after our wedding. Skye is a fair drive from aberdeen so if you are traveling from there i'd advise a little stop off to recharge the batteries. When we arrived Rob and Liz were there to greet us and give us the guided tour of the bothy. The bothy has been furnished and fitted to a very high standard and feels like home the second you walk in. Rob and Liz even supplied us with a nice welcome pack with local produce and some chocolates. There was also a guide with a weather report for the week of our stay which was a nice touch. The bothy is proper 5 star luxury and is the perfect base to explore Skye. Rob and Liz were the perfect hosts and left you in peace and if there was anything you needed they were more than happy to help. We ate at the 3 chimneys and Kinloch Lodge whilst we were on Skye and both were really nice. We will definitely return to the bothy again as this place is top class and the views from the living area of the Cullin's are worth every penny. We were really lucky and only had one day of rain and even managed to do some sunbathing. Even if it is raining the bothy is filled with Dvd's and has has the full Sky TV package so there is always something to do. If your looking for somewhere to stay on Skye this is the place!!!
Chris and Bernie Jamieson firstname.lastname@example.org
Luxurious and relaxing, with all the amenities.
Our service was attentive but not intrusive.
Having stayed in many places worldwide the Bothy was the perfect retreat from which to enjoy Skye; with its sauna being a particular favourite.
The location is close enough to Portree for the amenities but just far enough out to be quiet.
There was really nothing we did not like and our only complaint was that our stay passed all too quickley.
Jo and Rob Logan
Gorgeous honeymoon bliss
The perfect place to spend time together after a hectic wedding. Quiet, stunning, secluded and beautifully designed. Every time we realised we needed something we found it in the Bothy! Wonderful and friendly hosts, perfect location (can walk into Portree, but far enough out to feel more isolated). It was everything we wanted - from the champagne and flowers on arrival, to the sauna and slippers - and we'd love to come back.
Magical spot - we hardly left all week
The Bothy was fantastic - we were blessed with great May weather and it proved a great place from which to explore the island. It had everything we needed, which meant that although we were out exploring in the day, we'd come back in the afternoon to enjoy dinner at home in the Bothy, enjoying the fabulous views and sunsets.
The location was good - a 2 mile walk into central Portree, but far enough away to feel remote, and all of the things we wanted to do on the island were within an hour's drive. Rob & Elizabeth were very friendly and helpful, as were the recommendations from previous Bothy guests and plenty of guide books and ideas. The Bothy was very well furnished and equipped, which helped make it a week to remember.
Lovely place, lovely views, lovely hosts!
We stayed here for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend - a short visit but we were fortunate to be the only corner of the UK where the sun shone for the whole four days. The Bothy is a luxurious holiday home with everything you need for a comfortable stay and many thoughtful little touches. We were almost disappointed that the weather was not cold enough to light the wood burning stove! Rob and Elizabeth were charming, attentive but unobtrusive hosts. On top of all that you have the fantastic scenery of the Cuillin mountains to look at, and easy access to other parts of the beautiful Isle of Skye. What more could you want?!
Mr & Mrs Gregg
Luxury on the Isle of Skye
Warmly welcomed upon arrival and presented with a wonderful guided tour of the Bothy. The moment you walked into the premises you recognised the immediate luxury and attention to detail. Panoramic views during breakfast and dinner from the lounge windows were stunning. Plenty of amenities to keep you entertained during the odd day it rained.
Eric & Sheila
Livingston, West Lothian
Luxury cottage in excellent location for touring the island of S
We were made very welcome at The Bothy at No 7 by friendly and knowledgeable hosts Rob and Elizabeth. We were there to celebrate a birthday and our hosts had thoughtfully provided flowers, cake, and other goodies on arrival!
The cottage located just outside Portree in a nice quiet location. It is very well equipped (wood-burning stove, sauna, luxurious bathroom and bedroom, music CDs, Dvds, Wi-Fi, and information library).
All parts of the island are within easy reach of the cottage and our hosts provided good suggestions for places worth visiting.
The weather was hot and sunny for the whole week when we were there and we were out and about every day. That said, there was still not enough time to enjoy everything that the island has to offer.
We'll definitely be back at The Bothy for more!
Luxury holiday Home from Home - with spectacular views and ever
Bothy No 7 is 2 miles North of Portree on Isle of Skye and is a luxury high quality home that has been brilliantly designed from central heating, luxury bathroom and two showers, a sauna and wood burning stove to the huge living area and dining area windows with fantastic views towards the Cullins, Portree and surrounding mountains. The sauna, exercise machine, flat screen TVs, fully equipped kitchen and numerous Dvds will keep well catered for during your holiday and fully occupied if it rains.
Rob and Elizabeth are excellent and will provide as much information and advice as you want - they have prepared a great selction of maps, guides and information so that you can make the most of your stay.
All you need to bring is your partner and perhaps a good pair of walking shoes - you'll have a wonderful luxury holiday here in Both No 7.
Alan & Debs
Another fabulous stay at the Bothy
Another fabulous stay at the Bothy
6 months after getting engaged on Skye while staying at the Bothy, we returned for our honeymoon. As always, the facilities were excellent and Rob & Elizabeth couldn't have been more helpful. The Bothy has everything you could possibly need and is in aperfect location for exploring Skye.
Weather was spectacular - we certainly didn't expect to be sitting on the patio at the Bothy enjoying a glass of champagne in March !
Could not ask for more luxurious !
We arrived to a very warm welcome from Elizabeth ! The cottage was wonderful in every way and the photos do not do it justice.
The amazing bathroom with the double bath and rain shower, the sauna and gym area and oh the views ! The cottage caters for your every whim and you need to bring anything other than yourself! It even has flasks and tupperwares for your picnic/packed lunch.
It was extremely clean and Fiona (housekeeper) did a wonderful job of making us feel as if the cottage was cared for and in turn that it was important that we were comfortable. The whole cottage was spotless.
All the small things made a big difference, Rob and Elizabeth have done a great job of pulling together various folders about the local area and Skye. Everything from local walks, gift shops and restaurants are listed. The information is accessible and interesting, great to read in front of the wood burning fire !
There is a collection of books to read and caters for all tastes.
You will go to Skye to walk and explore, you will end up staying in, as the cottage is too good to be true !
Enjoy, I know I did ! What a wonderful example of good quality !
A Wonderful Hogmanay in the Bothy
We arrived to the warmest of welcomes from Rob and Elizabeth following a long, long drive.
The Bothy is beautiful and has everything you could wish for and more - we really enjoyed the suana too - our own spa!
Martha and Olly
relaxing, relaxing, relaxing!
Cosy,warm,luxury bothy with everything you could possibly need (almost so much so that you don't need to go out).
Beautiful views, massive bath for two and your own sauna! We had a very relaxing honeymoon.
The best place to stay on Skye! Would love to go back...
Alison & Derek
Immaculately presented, luxuriously appointed.
As somebody who renovates property as a business, I always tend to check on how others do it. Has the painting been done well? What short cuts have been taken to cut costs?. In this property I could find nothing to criticise. Looking at the visitors book, I was amazed at how fresh and clean this property was after several years on rental. It looks and feels as new as the day it was built.
It is obvious with the attention to detail in the fittings, furnishings and basic initial provisions, that considerable thought, care and attention to detail has gone in to this Bothy. Altogether highly recommended.
As for Skye itself, wild, rugged with plenty of rain, then after all it was October and you don't choose Skye if sunbathing is your thing! Plenty of bracing walks for the casual walker right up the scale to the serious climber. Transport essential.
Great place to stay in Skye
A lovely cottage conveniently close to Portree and with great views of the Cuillin (weather permitting!). Rob and Elizabeth were extremely welcoming and lovely neighbours for the week. The Bothy was spotlessly clean and very well equipped; an iPod doc and sky plus were much appreciated. A super-king sized bed, rather than a king size would have been nice however. Rob and Elizabeth have put together an amazing array of information about things to do in Skye and have organised this helpfully rather than just leaving loads of leaflets for guests. We really appreciated this and also the fact that they provided walking books and maps for guests. Highly recommend!
Tracy and Michael
outstanding accomadation on a beautiful isle
When we return to Skye there is only one place to stay - the bothy at no.7. A warm welcome awaits you from Rob and Elizabeth with 5* luxury guarenteed.Stunning location and everything you need for the perfect stress free holiday.Highly recommended for a romantic retreat.Cannot wait to return.
Our experience of UK self catering properties over the years has been very disappointing. We've had more than our fair share of dirty ovens, foggy windows, things that don't work, lumpy beds and strange odours - and worst of all the crumbs, hair and other reminders of previous guests.
I'm delighted to report that The Bothy is an exception to all of the above. From the moment we arrived to be greeted by our lovely hosts Elizabeth and Rob, we knew we were in for a treat. The property is gorgeous, and has been carefully designed to ensure it knocks your socks off - the views from the beautiful open plan living area are breathtaking, the kitchen is glossy and shiny, the bedroom is cosy and inviting, and the glamorous bathroom is like having your own personal spa. The icing on this delicious cake is the galleried room upstairs which reveals an extensive office/project room, fitness equipment, and a sauna! And the whole place is spotlessly clean.
The Bothy is so comfortable and welcoming that, despite the world class charm and spectacle of Skye that awaits, it's actually quite hard to drag yourself away. The temptation instead is to light a log fire, put your feet up, admire the view from the comfy sofas, and drink in the peace and quiet.
We had the most relaxing holiday and can't wait to return. If you are looking for a superb couples retreat, with every comfort and convenience, peace, tranquility and relaxation, book The Bothy and No7 - you won't be disappointed.
Alan & Deb
Fabulous stay at the Bothy
Had a really wonderful stay at the Bothy, everything you would ever need is there to escape and really relax and chill out. We had such a fabulous week at the Bothy and on Skye and not just because alan proposed!!! Many thanks Rob and Elizabeth for taking our first engagement photo!
Donald & Margaret
Cannot fault this accommodation
Everything we wanted from this stay at this location was provided - even down to the excellent weather! Information provided both verbally and literature within the bothy was excellent and informative. This allowed for an even better than planned experience. Would not hesitate to recommend this facility to anyone interested in quality.
The Bothy @ No7 - exceptional
Beautifully presented self catering accomodation. Exceptional facilities including a sauna.Ideally located for beautiful walks in the Trotternish ares and easy access to the whole of Skye.Excellent hosts and an excellent website.
The Best Ever
The Bothy has to be the best holiday house we have ever stayed in. So modern. A great deal of thought has gone into the furnishings and equipment needed by guests. So clean too. Great views from the panoramic windows. The owners were there to greet us when we arrived and on hand should there be any problems ( which there weren't). Lots of instructions for use of the appliances. Broadband computer a huge advantage and land line phone very useful, as there was not always a mobile signal.Sky TV too--great as Wimbledon was on.
Portree now has an excellent Coop and fresh fish and shellfish can bought from the little shop on the pier.So self catering is now really exciting for foodie lovers.
We just loved this place and are planning our next trip. It can't come soon enough.
Richard & Catherine
I've been visiting Skye for many, many years staying with friends in Portree. Having moved to australia in 2006 it was tme to return with my wife to show her what a special place this island is. And where better to stay and indulge in luxury, total peace and quiet and views to die for.
This is more than 5-star, it is everything you could think of to make your stay on Skye one to remember, to talk about with friends and family and sets a benchmark that we know we'll struggle to exceed anywhere else. For that very reason, we'll be back again and again.
With Rob and Elizabeth you'll find the perfect hosts, better than you best neighbours, those rare people you want to call close friends.
The Bothy at no. 7 is perfect. Very luxurious, everything finished to a very high standard and full of little touches to make you feel welcome and at home. Everything (and more) you would have in your own home/kitchen/bathroom is provided. You cannot help but be happy there. Skye is beautiful as well. We will definitely go back.
Despite the weather, we had a wonderful stay at the Bothy. In fact the mixed weather meant that we felt justified in saying indoors and taking advantage of the fabulous facilities in the bothy! We would definitely recommend it for a relaxing, luxurious treat. Go on - you deserve it!
Perfect Honeymoon accomodation
We spent 3 nights here to relax following our wedding and it was absolutely perfect in every way. It is very comfortable, the location is ideal and Rob and Elizabeth were extremely helpful when recommending places to visit in Skye. We look forward to staying again soon.
Indulgent luxury, spoil yourself on Skye.
The Bothy is a wonderful place to escape to and spoil yourself in the luxurious surroundings in this little bit of paradise.
Perfectly placed with fine views over Portree to the Cuillin (which for the week we were there were almost always mist free) the Bothy is a longish walk / short taxi ride from Portree itself. A well appointed kitchen with just about every utensil you might need is open plan with a comfortable lounge / dining area. The views from the lounge over the Cuillin and of the sunset were great and we never tired of feasting on both.
The bedroom is spacious, comfortable and better appointed than many top hotels I've had the good fortune to stay in. The bathroom is, however, in a different league to anything you are likely to have experienced; with the extra wide shower and double ended bath it is a place to pamper yourself and your loved one.
The bothy is unashamedly romantic and is the ideal place for a couple to slip away for some time together. Other than an unending shower of rose petals (and who knows they might have installed this now!), there isn't much that a couple could ask for.
Rob and Elizabeth (and their four legged friends) make you feel very welcome (more like friends than guests staying in a holiday let) and are a mine of useful information on Skye and what to do there.
Highly recommended as a romantic retreat to recharge your batteries and enjoy time together in sumptuous surroundings.
r and m
See skye and stay in style
This is a truly wonderful place to stay and tour the island of Skye. The bothy is for 2 and has luxury furnishings and fittings. The fantastic bathroom plus upstairs sauna is most welcome when Skye weather does what it does!!! The lounge has beautiful views and the kitchen has all. The owners are most welcoming but not intrusive. The house has full internet use and you can even make free phone calls which we needed to do due to a sick pet back home ! A lovely comfy bed with good quality linen. We would stay again and recommend to all.
Very understanding and kind people
Booked 5 nights at the Bothy but sadly in the couple of weeks before travel my wife's father became ill and sadly passed away. I contacted the Bothy and Rob could not have been more understanding or sympathetic. It is rare to deal with such genuine people. I hope that we will be able to re-book and take in the wonders of Skye.
banbridge, co down
fabulous bothy in gorgeous skye
we had a terrific few days staying at the bothy on the isle of skye, we were very fortunate as our weather was v good except on the day of our departure which saw hubbys cap flying over the roof as we packed up. everything from my initial contact with rob until our departure was perfectly executed. they have ensured that every detail of this beautiful property lives up to and above its 5star rating. any information you need is available to hand either from the vast array of info booklets or themselves. rob and elizabeth, while living close to the propery are never intrusive but able to advise you if need be. all in all nothing negative to say about skye-absolutely beautiful with a great degree of isolation but in a very warm way, added to by excellent places to eat or indeed just picnic and take in the beauty and silence. that goes for the property as well, everything has been thought of with your ultimate comfort and relaxation being the priority.
A beautyfull place with lots of things and nice people
The house is well situated with a breathtaking view over the valley and the bay of Portree with large windows facing the sun in the morning. All equipment is high quality inside and the sauna is perfect. The owners are very nice and give many tips on sightseeing, restaurants, walks
Mary & Ash
Our dream honeymoon
What a wonderful time. The Bothy at Number 7 was a very special place. Everything we could have needed was there, a beautiful location, a beautiful view, an amazing, clean, stunning property and a lovely personal touch from Rob and Elizabeth. For a honeymoon or a special holiday for a couple wishing to get away from it all, yet still wanting luxury, it can't be beat.
Our time at the bothy was something we;ll never forget.
Jessie & Paul
Luxury in Skye
Five star comfort, a warm welcome and a wonderful location. Perfect.
Despite the fact the November weather was rather excellent we largely declined to leave the house and instead indulged in some intense relaxation involving the expcetional sauna / tv / sofas / fireplace / kitchen / double bath etc. Excellent time had.
The Best holiday rental in the British isles
From the moment my wife and I drove through the gate we felt like we were at home. We were greeted by Rob and Elizabeth and their two dogs, it was like arriving at your favourite aunt and uncles house.
The Bothy has everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday property.Great wood burner, huge picture window with view of the Cullins, A great kitchen equipped with all the gadgets you have at home, sauna, wi fi and a computer and printer, reclining sofa etc etc and most importantly a great bed.
I could continue to sing the Bothy's praises, however I will simple say book this place and you wont regret it and will have a holiday to remember.
Mr & Mrs Morton
Spent five days in the Bothy following a very hectic year and a fantastic wedding. Couldn't have asked for more: the property, location and Rob (the owner) are wonderful. From lazy days in front of the log fire to relaxing baths and exploring the wonders of Skye. You would be hard pushed to find a better property in Scotland, let alone on Skye.
Lorna & Chris
Home from Home
From our initial booking earlier in the year to leaving the island after a wonderful week, the service from Rob and Elizabeth at the Bothy was first class. They have thought of everything to make the Bothy a true home from home - very comfortable, relaxing and luxurious. We were very lucky with the weather during our stay and so got to do lots of walking and exploring of the island but were very happy to have one day when the weather forced us to stay indoors... we shut out the world and enjoyed all that the Bothy has to offer - double bath, huge shower, sauna, cross-trainer, shortbread, an extensive DVD library, guide books and lots of recommendations from previous visitors. Never have we been so contented to stay indoors on holiday! We returned to London feeling truely relaxed. A real gem and we would love to return one day.
A superb property in an outstanding location
The Bothy at Number 7 fulfils every requirement of the traveller to Skye. It has been built and fitted to an extremely high specification and is the best property we have ever stayed in. The window views are beautiful and it is possible, (weather permitting), to see some wonderful sunsets. The location, close to Portree, is ideal for travelling around this scenic island and one couldn't wish for more friendly and helpful hosts than Rob and Elizabeth.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Holiday luxury in a spectacular setting.."
This is a great location from which to explore Skye. The Bothy itself is stylish, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The views towards Portree and the Cuillins are stunning. Exemplary hosts, Rob and Elizabeth, are on hand for advice/suggestions, if needed. A real find and highly recommended.
Nick & Jan Harris
The Bothy provides a relaxing environment after a day enjoying Skye. I can think of nothing that would improve the accomodation or service.
Yvonne & Dom
Excellent location and The Bothy has all the home comforts you could need and some comforts you don't have at home! (sauna, log burner).
Would have scored 5* on everything but my husband found the bed uncomfortable.
Fantastic accommodation with every luxury you could imagine or possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable break! Rob and Elizabeth go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and at home! It is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - that is why we were back for the second year in a row!
Luxurious self-catering on Skye with awe-inspiring views
The Bothy is situated handily close to Portree with all of its facilities but is in a peaceful location outside the town. It is a useful base for exploring the rest of the island but is also ideal for simply relaxing and enjoying all of the five-star comfort of the accommodation. The owners Rob and Elizabeth are close by and have a good knowledge of the island if you have any questions. The open-plan living space is a highlight - the windows to the south give on to the Cuillins, a spectacular sight whether the peaks are clear or in cloud. The kitchen is very well-equipped and there are various options for entertainment - Idock, TV with Sky, PC with broadband. The bathroom is wonderful - a real power shower and separate huge bath. We were lucky with the weather so the log burner wasn't used - almost worth returning for in the autumn. We have stayed in various five-star self-catering cottages in the Highlands & Islands and the Bothy is more than a match for any of them.
The Bothy - an idyllic holiday cottage
A great place to base yourself for exploring Skye. Very comfortable with all the facilities one requires. Fantastic views from the living/dining area over the Cuillins. Perfect for chilling out.
Only one very small criticism - there is no storage for bikes
Response from Rob & Elizabeth Corcoran - 06/19/2010
Thanks Mark and Keri. Re bike storage - we will be installing a lockable bike store very soon complying with our new membership of VisitScotland's Cyclists Welcome Scheme criteria.
Keith and Jean J.
Wow - what a find 5* excellence in every way!
We arrived with high expectations after having researched the internet thoroughly. These expectations were more than met.
From the moment we arrived we felt immediately at home and as our stay continued we realised that everything about the Bothy oozed quality and the attention to detail was second to none.
When we next return to Skye we would again wish to stay at the Bothy.
Real luxury with great hosts
Top class attention with luxury accomodation and with great hosts. Views magnificent. We lacked for nothing apart from the weather which could have been better at times. Highly recommended
Wonderful holiday in luxurious surroundings
We received a most wonderful welcome from Rob and Elizabeth. A tray was set for tea, pancakes, jam and even an Easter egg on our arrival - lovely after a long journey. Everything was first class - the house was so comfortable, warm and very homely. We planned our outings each day using the information provided and the Internet. The bathroom was most luxurious - we especially liked the heated floor! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Skye and found the walks great. We got a small book "31 walks in Skye" in the Tourist Information which was very useful for planning our walks. Dunvegan Castle, The Old Man of Storr and the Coral beach were among the best.
Trying to find what we like least about the holiday is easy - going home! We would love to have had another week to enjoy the rest and comfort of the Bothy and explore more of the island.
A perfect holiday
Rob and Elizabeth (and Alfie dog), are the perfect
hosts. Welcoming, friendly and helpful but not
obtrusive. They are a good source of local
They have succeeded in creating a perfect getaway
for couples. The Bothy is equipped and maintained
to a very high standard; it would be perfectly
possible to enjoy your stay without setting foot
outside until it was time to leave. The views from
inside and outside The Bothy are stunning; in one
direction across open moorland towards Portree
which, when lit up at night in particular, is
dramatic, and also, in a different direction,
towards the setting sun.
The Bothy is within twenty minutes walk, downhill,
into Portree. A lovely circular walk will also take
you back to The Bothy via a coastal route which is
full of interest, including a good chance to see
White-tailed Sea Eagles.
The Bothy is well situated to see the Isle of Skye,
whatever your interest i.e. sightseeing, dramatic
mountain and coastal scenery, historical sites and
natural history galore. There are some tremendous
places to eat on Skye, to suit all tastes.
You could of course relax in the massive bath (with
it's own view), or get a sweat on in the Sauna or
on the Cross-trainer, or, alternatively, simply
stare out of the windows at the fabulous scenery.
In every respect we enjoyed a perfect holiday.
Drawbacks ? - none
Incredible honeymoon destination.
Arriving at the Bothy the first thing you notice was the amazing view, beautiful
an spacious layout and warm reception. Next you will discover all the delicate
touches of luxury and thought that have gone into creating such a special
place. The sauna, the deep deep bath, crazy shower, goody basket, sky tv,
computer with wireless, guest notes.. the list is endless. We had a glorious
week of sunshine up in Skye, by the end we were praying for a rainy day so
we could have a guilt free day lazing in the Bothy, enjoying a sauna and
sticking the wood burning stove on. Friday obliged and we had an amazing
end to the week, cuddled up in front of the fire.
Skye is like a mini New zealand, with great walks through awe inspiring rock
formations and faery pools, and the Bothy is the perfect place to discover it.
Rob, Elizabeth (and Alfie dog) were great hosts and rightly proud of what they
have created. Amazing honeymoon.
Kerstie, Philip & Baby Rupert
We stayed at the Bothy at Number 7 at the last minute due to the Icelandic volcano scuppering our planned holiday to Italy. The Bothy at Number 7 is so lovely we have forgiven the volcano for making us cancel our much planned Italian holiday. The long drive there is worth every mile. We cannot decide on one highlight; whether it be amazing double, or in our case triple bath, (we have a 6 month old little son), sauna, the view or the beautiful log fire. Our advice would be treat your self to a stay at the Bothy at Number 7 you won't regret it.
The Bothy at Number 7: A superb choice!
What a place! My wife and I wanted to visit Skye for our honeymoon and stay somewhere with style and luxury. The Bothy at Number 7 really exceeded our expectations on all levels!
Being reasonably close to Portree was a great advantage for being close to shops, pubs and restaurants. The property itself is beautifully decorated, mixing traditional elements with modern touches and furnished to the highest standards. The real log fire is a brilliant addition to the spacious living area and makes for a relaxing and warm ambiance. The views from the living room are absolutely superb and the large windows allowed us to fully appreciate the Bothy's location.
Rob and Elizabeth were always there when we wanted them, very lovely and very helpful but unobtrusive and pleasant!
Things we really liked: a huge bathtub, the best shower cubicle short of a spa, a private sauna, a very comfortable bed, a sofa with reclining foot stools, did we mention the view?
Things we didn't like: we had to leave at the end of the honeymoon!
People usually go to Skye for the hillwalking but we found ourselves spending most of our time in the comfort and luxury of The Bothy at Number 7! Highly highly recommended!
Ruth & Martin
Amazing honeymoon venue!
Our stay in The Bothy at Number 7 was more fantastic than we could possibly have imagined. There cannot be a better place for a honeymoon. Every aspect of the Bothy was five-star luxury and this was of course matched by the Skye scenery, particularly with the festive snow.
Rob, Elizabeth and Alfie Dog went out of their way to ensure that we felt at home in the Bothy as soon as we walked in. The service was perfect. Little touches, like Chhristmas cards, presents and decorations helped make it a magical week.
I would highly recommend the Bothy.
Kev & Liz
Another fab week on Skye
Fabulous luxurious week on Skye Stunning scenery Great restaurants. Great walks Superb accomodation to return to after the day!! Rob & Elizabeth can,t do enough to ensure your stay is outstanding!!Stunning views of the Cuillan without moving from your armchair!! We love it !
Mr & Mrs Baker
Our Wedding Week
My wife and I reecently tied the knot on the Isle of Skye and we spent one of the most wonderful weeks of our lives. We stayed at the 'Bothy at Number 7', our sanctuary during a week of wedding celebrations. We booked up over 1 year prior to our wedding and having seen all the photos on the various internet sites, we couldn't wait to get to 'Our Bothy'! Expectation can often lead to disapointment. However, in this case, that couldn;t have been further from the truth. The Bothy was by far the highest quality self catering accomodation we have ever stayed in and Rob and Elizabeth couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful! They struck a perfect balance between leaving us to ourselves and being on hand if needed. Our only regret was that, with many family members and friends staying on the Isle, we didn't get as much chance as we would have liked to hide away in the Bothy. We will return though! However, next time we'll come on our own and make far more use of the luxuries that the Bothy has to offer!
We had a wonderfully relaxing four day break on the Isle of Skye which was made even more special by our stay at the Bothy at Number 7. The Bothy has everything and more!
A perfectly relaxing getaway with every comfort catered for
We spent the second week of our honeymoon on the Isle of Skye at the Bothy and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. The best bath and shower in the world and the wonderful wood burning stove to make the evenings cosy. Sky TV, internet connection and use of the landline phone ensure you can maintain contact with the rest of the world - if you want to. Great book collection and good range of DVDs. The sauna is also fantastic. There is wonderful attention to detail in the decor and little added extras which made our stay so special
Its not far from Portree which is lovely for going out for a meal or a couple of drinks. Its also very convenient for sightseeing - very near the Old Man of Storr - and enjoying the peace of the countryside.
Luxury with beauty and practicality
Very thoughtfully planned spacious holiday home for two. Excellent quality fittings, immaculate bathrooms, many extra's, lovely views. Helpful owners on site to offer advice and suggestions. Very cosy to be in if the weather is inclement!
Breathtaking views in a lovely Bothy
We arrived in a sunny Skye in September 2009 to the Bothy at Number 7. It's newly built but uses local materials and blends in well with the scenery.
As you walk in and see the panoramic view from the living room you know you stepped in somewhere magical.
It was the little touches that did our visit so special. Upon arrival there is a welcome basket with pancakes from the local bakery in Portree. The woodburner was set and little chocolates by the bedside.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you can ask for and upstairs there is lots of information abotu the island, maps and even computer with free wifi.
The highlights were to be able and cook in an open kitchen, whilst chatting to your partner and seeing the fire roaring and beautiful view. At night the lights from Portree makes it really cosy.
The only thing we would liked to have seen was another mattress topping, as the bed felt a bit hard after a couple of nights. But that did get outweighed by all the positives.
Response from Rob & Elizabeth Corcoran - 06/19/2010
We have now added a mattress topper for extra comfort.
A paradise of luxury and spectacular wilderness
This is our third visit to the bothy and it just gets better! Rob and Elizabeth have done a great job of creating a haven on a wonderful island. The bothy is so comfortable it is very hard to drag yourself away from the roaring log burner! But that is ok, because you can enjoy the views of Portree and the awesome Cuillin Mountains from the luxury of the sofa. The bothy has every possible extra you could wish for from the eclectic dvd collection for those rainy days to hand made local chocolates tempting you by your bedside. If you enjoy the outdoors, there are plenty of walks from the doorstep or for the more adventurous the walks and scenery are second to none. The Bothy is a perfect place for a completing relaxing break or if you are keen walkers you will be blown away by the diversity of the landscape. I have travelled extensively and the bothy tops them all, so big congratulations to Rob and Elizabeth for creating a unique paradise on a very special island. We will be booking our fourth visit very soon!
Belinda and Simon