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Lusta Cottage

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
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Superbly presented bungalow in stunning location, set within 17 acres of private croft land with gated seashore frontage. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, comfortable lounge, well-equipped kitchen and amazing conservatory with MAGNIFICENT views to The Outer Hebrides.Discover our wonderful waterfalls & enjoy the luxury of wandering down the croft, along the seashore to the Stein Inn or Lochbay Seafood restaurant for dinner! Situated in the quiet rural peninsula of Waternish in the North-West of Skye, Lusta Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the region, or just relaxing. Enjoy just sitting and watching the weather change from the conservatory with its spectacular sea views. Take time to explore our wonderful croft - 17 acres of grassland including ruins of the old croft cottage and out...Superbly presented bungalow in stunning location, set within 17 acres of private croft land with gated seashore frontage. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, comfortable lounge, well-equipped kitchen and amazing conservatory with MAGNIFICENT views to The Outer Hebrides.Discover our wonderful waterfalls & enjoy the luxury of wandering down the croft, along the seashore to the Stein Inn or Lochbay Seafood restaurant for dinner! Situated in the quiet rural peninsula of Waternish in the North-West of Skye, Lusta Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the region, or just relaxing. Enjoy just sitting and watching the weather change from the conservatory with its spectacular sea views. Take time to explore our wonderful croft - 17 acres of grassland including ruins of the old croft cottage and outbuildings, the steepsided gorge with the burn running down it, leading to numerous waterfalls. Walk through the gate at the bottom of the croft, and a short walk along the beach will bring you to the historic village of Stein, boasting the 18th century Stein Inn and the renowned Loch Bay Seafood restaurant. A small selection of our amazing Guest Book Comments: 'Lusta Cottage has been a great, comfortable,handy base for an exploration of Northern Skye. Indeed the view is so fantastic that we have found it hard to get out on the road! ..............We have had a really good goliday. Skye is an amazing place - but I havn't seen anywhere I would prefer to have stayed. Lusta Cottage is the best! Thank you Craig & Sue. We'll hope to return.' A, L & D Peters, Bath 'This cottage is simply superb.............' V.Jain Bombay,India 'Lovely cottage with the most amazing views - fabulous. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this beautiful island' L & E Fulton, Scarborough 'First holiday on Skye! Amazing in every way! Lusta Cottage is a happy place' V & D Walker, Scarborough “What a wonderful cottage. View to die for - best we've seen anywhere in the world!......comfy beds & well equipped kitchen – what more can one ask for? THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!” L&M (Yorks) 'Lusta Cottage certainly has the 'wow factor'.........a delightful weeks holiday, Thank you.' '.......a superbly presented cottage as usual. Once again we enjoyed Lusta Cottage....' Josephine & Charles (Hampshire) 'Great to be back on Skye again. Been coming to Waternish for years. First time to Lusta Cottage though, and what a fantastic place. Views from conservatory superb and just finished breakfast while watching two Sea-Eagles.....' Steve & Jacqui (Aberdeen) '.........Lusta Cottage a great find!....' Steve & Sue (Staffordshire) 'We have been coming to Skye for many years. Lusta Cottage has the best view from the conservatory of any place we have stayed before.........breakfast in the conservatory is a joy.' Alison & Ian (Glasgow) 'Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage. It was very comfortable & warm & provided us with everything we needed and more. Fantastic luxury to be able to wander down your 'garden' to Lochbay Sea Food Restaurant for dinner!' Alison & Paul (Bedford) 'Our 5th year at Lusta. Lovely to be back again for a relaxing holiday.......Lusta cottage very welcoming and comfortable as always. Hope to be back again.....Many thanks' Pam, John & Cathie (Bucks) 'A well equipped cottage , with an amazing conservatory that is a peaceful place to sit and watch the everchanging weather!......the children enjoyed walking down to the sea and playing in the freedom of lots of space. The views are just breathtaking we will return!' Tim, Lisa & children (Lancashire) 'Perfect location for a few days relaxing! Everyone we have met has been so friendly & helpful ....The cottage is great - the right level of comfort & homeliness & everything you might need in kitchen & entertainment. See you again soon.' Chris & Steve (Renfrewshire) '....We all thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definately return and recommend to friends. Everything we could have needed was provided -so thank you very much.' Emma, Rob & Amelia 'Waterfall, 'swimming pool' and sitting on rocks on beach at bottom of garden were all amazing.' Phil, Liam & Murnane (Tyne and Wear) More
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About the Owner
Craig / Sue N
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests
The cottage will be prepared and made ready for you from 5pm on the day of your arrival, by our housekeeper who lives locally. If the housekeeper is not at the house when you arrive, the front door will be unlocked - please make yourselves at home and enjoy your stay. Sadly we are not able to meet you in person, but you are welcome to call us on the contact number listed on the notice board in the kitchen if you have any questions or need us to resolve any problems. In the event of an emergency, our good friends over the road at Lorgill B&B will be happy to help.
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Reviewed 2 July 2019

Cute little cottage with everything we needed for our stay. It was easy to find and exceptionally clean when we arrived. We walked down through the croft, past the sheep and rabbits, down to the water and browsed the tide line while we made our...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank C C
Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely time in the cottage with my daughters. We all enjoyed the beautiful views from the conservatory the cottage is set in such a tranquil spot. Just a short walk down the hill to the Stein Inn and handy to get on to...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Rosemacca
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Reviewed 23 May 2019

This was a lovely cottage with great views! Location is good and not too far off the main road. We found ourselves wanting to be at the cottage for the sunsets and enjoyed watching the baby lambs play.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Sassafras1904
Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

TA found this accommodation when another renter - Waterside Cottage, Broadford, Skye - cancelled on us after we made final payment claiming TA had never informed her of the original booking. Skye was midway through a 13 island Hebridean Island tour so this was a...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Teddington159
Tourist773114, VR Owner at Lusta Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

We were delighted to accommodate you and your friends on your impressive Hebridean Island tour. Thank you so much for your review and comments, they are much appreciated. Since your visit the conservatory was replaced with a brand new one which provides an even better...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great time (6 of us) at the house. Beautiful view of the bay, and a good location to tour central, north Skye. Close to Dunvegan and area. House has everything you’d want on Skye and wifi. Dinner every evening in the lovely conservatory...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank OnAir583435
Tourist773114, VR Owner at Lusta Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you so much. We are delighted to have received a 5 star review and very pleased the facilities at Lusta Cottage met with your approval. Most importantly - we are happy that you had a great holiday!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Additional amenities & feature info
Lusta cottage is comfortably furnished and has been specially designed to give all rooms a view over Lochbay and/or the Burn. It is designed to sleep 1-6 people easily. There is also a 3 seater double futon sofa bed in the lounge which can be converted into a double bed suitable for an additional 2 people.3 Bedrooms 3 Bath/Shower rooms. There is one double room with its own ensuite shower/toilet, one twin bedroom with family bathroom and a separate, externally accessed twin room with private shower/toilet, tea making facilities and satellite TV. The beds will be freshly made up for your arrival. Towels are not provided so please bring your own. Lounge & Conservatory. The lounge and attached conservatory offer a comfortable seating area including a Layzee Boy recliner, an old fashioned wooden rocking chair and a three seat futon sofa. Kitchen -There is a well-equipped kitchen including an electric cooker with extractor fan, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Most crockery, cutlery, wine glasses, mugs and kitchen utensils that you would expect to need are available. Fairy liquid, dishwasher tablets and kitchen cleaner are all supplied and will be found either by the sink or in the cupboard under the sink. The washing machine and tumble drier are housed in a small utility area by the back bedroom. Heating -The cottage is kept warm by electric storage heating and has radiators in each room that can be individually switched on or off. Each of the three bathrooms has fan heaters and extractor fans. The two larger bathrooms have heated towel rails operated by pulling the ceiling cord nearest the towel rail.The lounge also has an integrated electric fire and a fan heater is kept in the conservatory for occasional use. An immersion heater located in the main bathroom provides hot water and a 2-hour booster switch is found in the kitchen on the right hand side of the fridge. Phone - A coin payphone is provided for your use and is found in the lounge of the cottage. Alternatively a public phone box can be found approximately 100 metres from cottage. Most mobile signals are either very weak or non existent inside the cottage but stronger signals can be found at various points around the croft and curiously enough a particularly strong signal is usually found just outside the Stein Pub! BT WiFi/Internet is available. TV/DVD A small flat screen TV with an integrated/DVD player is provided in the lounge. The Sky satellite freeview box provides excellent reception for all of the usual channels, as well as access to more rubbish than you would ever wish to see! However please note that whilst there is a Sky Satellite dish to provide a booster signal, only freeview TV channels are provided (not Sky Pay TV) There is also a small flat screen TV in the back twin bedroom with a satellite Sky freeview box.There is a small collection of DVDs for your entertainment. Books There is a bookshelf full of books for your perusal including a guidebook of walks around Skye. If you find yourself half way through a novel at the end of your stay please feel free to take it with you. On the same note we also welcome any additions to our mini library! Music A Bluetooth CD/Radio player is provided in the lounge together with a collection of CDs. Games -There is a small selection of children and adult board games stored in the hollow cube shaped table in the lounge. Power failure - In case of power failure a supply of tea lights is kept in the kitchen drawers for emergency use.
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About the neighbourhood
Waternish is a fabulous place to use either as your base for exploring Skye or simply for enjoying the local amenities and relaxing in the peace and tranquility of the area. It is the central of the most prominent peninsulas to project north west into the Minch. It is an extremely pretty area with much croftland and forestry overlooking stunning sea views at every turn. There are several places within a few miles of Lusta Cottage that are worth a visit. These include Fairy Bridge dating from the early 1800s and apparently named because it was believed to be the haunt of fairies ........rumour has it that the Chief MacLeod was given the famous Fairy Flag by his fairy wife (before she left him returning to her own people) to be waved only three times if the MacLeod Clan were in danger. The f...
Getting around
It is advisable to either bring your own car or rent a car to get around the Isle of Skye.. There is no bus or train service to Waternish. Buses do run from Portree to Dunvegan, and passengers will need to get off the bus at Fairy Bridge, at the entrance of the road to Waternish, but it is then a 3 mile walk to Lusta cottage. There is a taxi rank in Portree, but taxis are not a common form of transport on the island - they will be expensive and waiting times may be lengthy.
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