Driftwood Cottage is a detached former Blackhouse built in 1890, recently renovated to a modern standard. Occupying a stunning hillside location above Staffin Bay, the cottage benefits from spectacular views across the sea to mainland Scotland. The property is the owners’ former family home which they lived in from 2010 -2016 and consequently ‘oozes’ a wonderful homely charm. The family pride themselves on attention to detail to ensure that every need is catered for and relaxation is paramount.
The Kitchen/Dining Room
This spacious but cosy kitchen is the best room in the cottage – light and airy, it offers the best views and has been left as a wonderfully functional family kitchen. The ‘Stanley Rayburn’ boiler and large oak dining table, make this a warm and comforting room for socialising. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob/electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer & dishwasher.
There is also a nespresso coffee machine which takes normal nespresso compatible pods (can be purchased locally) and a milk frother. Alternatively there is a cafetiere in the kitchen.
Having lived in the cottage for many years and cooking/baking being a passion of the owners, they have equipped the kitchen to a high standard and hope that it will exceed expectations of a self-catering property.
Room size 29 Sq. Metres / 310 Sq Ft.
The Sitting Room
This room offers wonderful views and is warm and comfortable. We have two sofas, bookcase, LED smart digital TV (internet enabled) and DVD player. There is also good selection of DVD’s and a selection of games and books. There is plenty of space to stretch out on the sofas after a day’s walking/sightseeing.
Room size 12 Sq. Metres / 120 Sq. Ft.
The Family Bathroom
The family bathroom for the cottage is located downstairs, next to the Utility/Boot Room and has a bath with shower, toilet and basin. (The smaller bedroom upstairs also has a private toilet & washbasin)
Utility Room/ Office
A washing machine and separate tumble dryer is provided and this room is also useful to store muddy boots and wet coats. An iron and ironing board is also provided. Plenty room here to store luggage. There is also a desk and chair, power point sockets and excellect wifi connection or router port.
The internet speed is very fast at 56mbps.
There is no better way to end the day than to fall asleep to the relaxing sound of the sea. Boasting wonderful views of Staffin Bay and mainland Scotland, the first bedroom offers spacious and comfortable accommodation, with a super king size bed 6ft 8 inch x 6ft (205cm x 182cm), inbuilt wardrobe, Chest of Drawers & dressing table. All windows have Velux adjustable blackout blinds, a necessity in the summer when its only dark between 2330hrs and 0230am!
Room size 18 sq. Metres/ 195 Sq Ft.
This lovely twin-bedded room also boasts magnificent views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Slightly smaller than the other bedroom, this room benefits from an attached WC (Toilet & small washbasin only) 2 x Twin beds 39 inches x 80 inches (100cm x 205cm) Small wardrobe & drawers. Velux adjustable blackout blinds on both windows.
Room size 13.5 sq. Metre / 145 Sq Ft.
Free Wifi is availble in every room. Total Combined living area of cottage including bedrooms & bathroom is 88 Square Metres (920 Sq Ft.) All rooms are fitted with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Driftwood Cottage sits in a large enclosed garden surrounded by croft land overlooking Staffin Bay. A patio with outdoor seating, allows you to sit and soak up the view on a sunny day.
Driftwood Cottage is perfect for a family or 2 couples who are looking for that little bit extra, with comfortable accommodation offering more freedom and flexibility than a hotel. If you want to get away from the fast pace of life and feel the need to recharge your batteries, plan your trip to the magical Isle of Skye and make Driftwood Cottage your home from home.
There is a Fishmonger who comes to Staffin every Tuesday to sell fresh fish and seafood – contact the owners and they’ll arrange for him to come to the Cottage!
FREE WI FI, super fast fibre approx 56mbps fine for streaming films like netflix/ Amazon prime etc and downloading and available in every room. Mobile/Cell signal is a good quality strong signal from most rooms in the cottage.
FREE PRIVATE PARKING -Plenty of room to park directly outside the cottage