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Taigh an Tobair Cottage, Colbost on Skye - Sleeps 5

Modern cottage in Colbost opposite Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. Sleeps five people in three bedrooms.

Taigh an Tobair  which literally means "House by the Well" in gaelic is a modern detached single story house in the pretty village of Colbost in the North West of Skye. The village faces across the Loch from Dunvegan and is about five miles drive. The Colbost Peninsula is further than most people get when they visit Skye which makes it a lovely more solitary experience. It is easy to explore the rest of Skye from here since you are close to cross roads that take you in lots of different directions.

The cottage sleeps five people over three bedrooms: one king-size double, one double and one single, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with sofas and a woodburning stove for relaxing after a long day's outdoors. If you don't fancy cooking, then you can walk to the famous Three Chimney's for dinner (expensive, but delicious).

Outside there is off road parking and a lawned garden with furniture with a small stream and seating area (see note re: children). 


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with basin and WC, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher,
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD,
  • WiFi,
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent.
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.
  • Ample off road parking.
  • Storage area for bikes, canoes etc.
  • Front lawned garden with furniture.

Property Notes

  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
  • Shops and pub 5 miles. Coast 10 mins walk.
  • There is an unfenced stream running through the garden, therefore children need to be supervised at all times.

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Customer Reviews of Taigh an Tobair Cottage, Colbost on Skye - Sleeps 5

Taigh an Tobair is a lovely cottage, wonderful panoramic views from cottage .
Mr King,
May 2015

The location had great views, and it was an excellent property with good furnishings.
Mr Bennett,
June 2015

Enjoyed our 7th visit to Tigh an Tobair last week! That we keep going back to this lovely cottage says everything about it. Looking forward to returning next year, all being well.
Mr Maccrimmon,
May 2016

A very comfortable cottage in a great position. Quality of bedding and towels superb.
Mrs Ward,
May 2016

Stunning Scenery, very friendly locals and the abundance of wildlife, we had a fantastic holiday.
Mr Cameron, Inverclyde
July 2016

The cottage was spotlessly clean, warm and very comfortable. In an interesting location with great views over the loch and the Hebrides. Skye has diverse and magnificent scenery.
Mr Weeks, Somerset
July 2016

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: 14611
  • HMG Ref: 103
  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps Suit: 5
  • Features:
  • Facilities: TV, Wifi, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Telephone
  • Location Features: Rural Loch side
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 0
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    Places to Eat Nearby

    Local Pubs

    • Edinbane Inn

      Inn on the road around North coast of Skye from Portree to Dunvegan with bar and food from local suppliers. Live music some nights. Good stop for travellers.

    • Stein Inn Waternish

      Small pub in village of Stein overlooking the loch on Waternich Peninsula. The only place to drink for miles. Supposedly the old inn on Skye!

    Shops Nearby

    • Skye Silver

      Little local jewellery makers on the road from Colbost to Neist Point. Sweet location and friendly local team. Jewellery based around celtic traditions and designs

    • Skye Weavers

      Small weaving mill near Glendale run on very ecological and traditional lines. See them working and visit little shop. Wonderful remote location near Glendale

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