Guest Comments for the Isle of Scalpay Self Catering Holiday Accommodation on Skye in Scotland

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Isle of Scalpay, Scalpay House, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BS

Guest Comments for Isle of Scalpay Holiday Cottages

You will find below a number of comments and wonderful illustrations from guests who have stayed with us over the years. We encourage you to read through as many as you can to get a real feel for the place. Hopefully we can then look forward to adding yours after you have visited us.

Miles of unspoiled wilderness for us to explore, luxurious accommodation and splendid isolation. Bliss.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Skye Holiday Cottage Accommodation Guest Comment

A simply beautiful spot that has lived up to all we hoped that it would be. It is wonderful to find somewhere as unspoilt and peaceful as this, a place that makes you slow down and enjoy every passing moment.

The weather has been good, the house clean, comfortable and well equipped and the nature has been stunning.

A place where memories have been made. Many thanks to all.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

What a fantastic island - no matter what the weather is like there is always so much to do!

The peace the tranquillity, the amazing scenery have for us created the perfect honeymoon.

What really has topped it off for us though is how welcome we have been made to feel and the kindness and generosity of Anthony, Anita, Nick and Michael. Thank you so much for the wonderful prawns complemented perfectly by the champagne and home made mayonnaise!

We think the Garden Cottage has been magnificently restored-good luck with the older cottages.

We have enjoyed lots of walking and a trip to Skye-not managed any fishing or boat trips yet-we must come back!

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

A week here just wasn’t long enough. We didn’t do quite as much as we planned but we can save the fishing of the lochs and the hike around the entire island until next time…Hopefully.

None the less, we did see over 20 species of birds, have sea-weed baths, walked the peaks, caught a mackerel, foraged for sea-food and mushrooms, admired the fossils in the volcanic rock, beat the path to the graveyard and saw the old stones, ate good food and drank a whole box of beer! Solitude and togetherness!!!

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Thanks for the really relaxing holiday, views were amazing and the peace and quiet was wonderful.

I feel fully re-charged and ready to go back home to face what’s ahead of me! The Garden Cottage was lovely, very comfy and homely. Everyone should visit the Isle of Scalpay and revel in its glory!

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Super relaxing holiday – brought back lovely childhood memories. Great cottage, fantastic location. Didn’t see otters so we will have to return.

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

Skye Holiday Cottage Accommodation Guest Comment

As good as it gets, in spite of early weather, Dog Otter seen at back of cottage. The island has a wealth of wildlife!

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

An absolutely perfect holiday in every way. We will definitely be back! Adopting Rosie was an unexpected treat.

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

Fantastic week – weather was perfect, Great fun exploring but also an ideal place to unwind. See you next year!

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

Fabulous, wonderful! Only too short. We’ll be back, hopefully, for longer.

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

“Bring on Scalpay” goes beyond vocabulary, and a holiday here can only be described by a wild gesticulation – somewhat like that of an excitable teenager waving his arms in the air, possibly involving the legs. But yes, bloomin’ lovely. In the immortal words of Arnold Swarzeneger, “I’ll be back…”

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Just a wonderful holiday, glad I showed my children where I used to go on holiday as a child.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Skye Holiday Cottage Accommodation Guest Comment

I liked this island because it is a beautiful island, we fished crabs but we didn’t fish any trout. We did the record of fishing crabs: 78. The cottage is great and here we learnt loads of English. Our expectations were right, We will come back.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Beautiful. The perfect combination of human and canine delights. We can’t decide who had a better time.

We saw otters, a seal, deer, and a plethora of birds (eider ducks, herons, buryyard, divers). Lovely wildflowers, cottage and views! The fresh prawns were just the icing on the cake.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Once again the highlight was the trip with Nick to the Red Rock along with seeing all the puffins and seals.

The best view yet of watching the otters (3 in total) playing near the old landrover along from the Keepers Cottage. Watched them for nearly an hour at low tide.

See you next year!

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Splendid isolation! Weather, cottage, views, wildlife all magical & unforgettable. Genial and accommodating hosts. 52 bird species seen during our 2 weeks including sea eagles, black guillemot, curlew, skua, skye Warrants further exploration – we will return!

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Skye Holiday Cottage Accommodation Guest Comment

Beautiful Mediterranean weather for most of the week, so we gazed at the bay. Listened to the peace and the quiet, and the nostalgic calls of the cuckoos.

When the wind rose we tramped up the to the lochs, or enjoyed the wood fire and our books. With no shops, cars, roads or general noise, unwinding seems to happen much faster here.

We, and our little boy, felt very much at home.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Every day has been an adventure, walking for miles and going to bet tired. We both leave a bit browner and more relaxed.

The weather was fantastic as was the wildlife, Seals, Birds, Toads, Dragonflies, a Sea Eagle, Rosie the Lamb and 2 Otters!

Veronica, Mike and Nick have all been extremely kind and made us feel at home.

The Garden Cottage was lovely – lots of logs, fresh flowers and a nice nibbly treat when we arrived.

The Island is truly beautiful – A Real Holiday!

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

A great two weeks. Lots of walking and lots of midges, Thank you very much.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

Skye Holiday Cottage Accommodation Guest Comment

Lovely cottage – all mod cons – and on the beach (rocks)!

Really appreciated the welcoming flowers and cakes – all gone by teatime. Peaceful week with much gazing out of the windows – with and without binos. Lovely walks and wildlife everywhere, a real treat.

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

What a heavenly dream, the Isle of Scalpay

We have all enjoyed so much, our stay,

The sea, the rocks, the purple heather.

Despite midges and showery weather.

The sound of waves, to rock you to sleep.

A handful of shells, a memory to keep.

The babbling water in the sparkling burn,

Speed Bonnie Boat, we shall all return.

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

A fantastic week spent in the Keepers Cottage, not a drop of rain and even the sun shone! We walked, ran and even swam in the sea then rested and recouped!

The cottage was very comfortable and the log burner divine. Great mussels from the beach for our dinner and blackberries from the hedgerows for our porridge.

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

We have all had a wonderful week on this gorgeous island, exhilarating and peaceful at the same time. Everyone had loads of fun and we all feel completely relaxed – we don’t want to leave!!

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

We had a wonderful few days – bird watching, walking, bird watching, rock-pooling, photography, bird-watching, fossil-hunting and bird-watching.

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

I had a fantastic time, I especially liked the Seals and the Sea Eagles. Nick was really helpful, it was so interesting and disgusting when he showed me how to gut a fish. My dog, Dilly, almost broke her paw jumping off a cliff and she got a hook stuck in her leg but Mike helped us get it out. Scalpay was really fun!!!

Guest Comment from the Keepers Holiday Cottage

Skye Holiday Cottage Accommodation Guest Comment

Scalpay was absolutely brilliant! We went on lots of big walks up the peaks, down the narrows, the lochs were great fun to fish in, we didn’t catch anything unfortunately, and I’m trying to picture us swimming in it but we’re not quite brave enough.

The fishing trips with Nick were really great fun and I caught a fish, gutted it, cut his head off, cooked it on a fire in sandy bay and ate it! We had our own adventure by navigating our way back from the lochs using a compass, map and no path.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

We had a fantastic holiday these two weeks, Thanks to Michael and Veronica & Nick for letting us share in all the nice bits of their community. We have discovered so many exciting things, like how to catch, kill and gut fish then cook them on the beach, finding cockles and cooking them too. We found the recently shed skin of an adder in the hills, played with frogs, crabs, caterpillars and chased sheep (for shearing)! We found great fossils and shells at the beach. We had great trips on the boat with Nick, Thank you especially Nick, we have really enjoyed our trips with you. Hope to come back next year (Sorry Kids just objected & said we ARE coming back next year). Thanks again for being so welcoming and friendly.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

A joy for us to have been able to stay here-a place of such wonderful natural beauty. With sightings of Sea Eagle, Red Deer, Dolphin, Seals and Curlew.

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage

The Island where we became lost!

Guest Comment from the Garden Holiday Cottage