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“Every Creature Comfort in a Splendid Setting”
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30 reviews
The stunning Waternish Peninsula
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and view towards the Loch
The view from the master bedroom out towards the Loch
Ensuite bathroom
Ensuite bathroom with shower
Burnside cottage in the sun
The stunning view from the twin bedroom
Family bathroom with bath and shower
Kids room - with great views of the sea from the top bunk
The stunning colours of a sunset on Watnernish
The garden in full bloom.
The sea arches just the otherside of Ardmore Bay - a short walk from the house.
The burn or little stream of Burnside Cottage
A perfect day in Waternish
The moorland is just out the back door
Sun going down over the Outer hebrides.
Dolphins in the Minch
Watnerish at dusk
The post box by the front gate - from the days when the cottage was the old post office.
A Seal off Waternish point.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Waternish, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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jacobsdog
Nottingham
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“Every Creature Comfort in a Splendid Setting”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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This was my seventh trip to the Isle of Skye and my wife's third. So you can imagine we are both very much fans of this beautiful place.

We booked Burnside Cottage direct with the owner. She was excellent at responding to our emails and in providing useful information, both for the area itself and the cottage.

The cottage is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Hallistra (about a thirty to forty minutes drive from Portree) on Skye's Waternish Peninsula. It directly overlooks the sea and the views in general from it are stunning.

Burnside Cottage is pet-friendly. We took our two dogs with us and there are some lovely walks to be had without having to drive to the better known sights of the isle. We also noticed no extra charge was made for us having our dogs there - something we've had to pay as an extra to the main booking charge on previous stays elsewhere.

The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy on arrival and the caretaker couple who oversee its upkeep for the owner, friendly and helpful when we met them.

Burnside Cottage has been provided with every creature comfort you can reasonably think of. Extremely comfy. reclining sofas make it a real pleasure to enjoy the front room area while watching TV/listening to music etc. in the evenings. A quality CD/radio/iPod unit is provided, as is Wi-Fi and satellite TV with an excellent range of channels.

A selection of DVDs and CDs are on hand to compliment your own. There is even a calculator or two, should you want do work out your bills - hopefully not!

The kitchen area has a broad range of good quality appliances: dishwasher,fridge-freezer, breadmaker (with recipe and ingredients provided), microwave, main cooker etc. All cutlery, crockery, glasses, linen, cleaning materials are also on hand. A washing machine and tumble dryer have also been provided, accessed in the utility room.

There are three bedrooms (one with bunk beds), one with shower en-suite, and another separate bath, shower and loo. Fixtures and fittings are quality, the showers powerful and hence enjoyable to use.

There is a log-burning stove in the front room. Ideal for colder nights to enjoy a cosy evening at home. One tip for taller people like myself: do please stoop when walking in the passageway leading from the kitchen to the front room. It is quite low and you can bang your head if you don't!

One particularly enjoyable way of spending time at the cottage, we found, was sitting in the comfortable porch area enjoying some wine, reading or just generally taking in the views.

We had planned to go out for the day most days of our stay; but we found Burnside Cottage so delightfully relaxing and situated that we spend most of time at the cottage or walking nearby with the dogs.

I've done a few reviews for Trip Advisor over the years and usually found some negatives to detail on each one. I can genuinely say that for this review, I cannot think of any, other than our stay having to come to an end at the end of the week.

Burnside Cottage is the best holiday cottage I have stayed in to date. I strongly recommend both it and its location to anyone considering a holiday in self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Skye

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: The views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Aberfeldy
Reviewed 22 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: The lovely atmosphere of the house and the island
Liked least: Definitely does not apply!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Mealsgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Liked best: Well equipped and comfortable
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
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Jürg K
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Liked best: Die schöne Lage und die gute Ausstattung
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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