Isle of Skye

Keeper's Cottage, Skeabost Bridge, by Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9NP - Tel +44 (0) 1754 762826

Welcome to Keeper's Cottage, Skeabost Bridge, near Portree, Isle of Skye

Keeper's Cottage in the charming settlement of Skeabost Bridge.At Keeper's Cottage, you can sample the quiet life that the Highlands and Islands of Scotland offer. Completely self catering you come and go when you please from a perfect base to tour the Isle of Skye.

Keeper's Cottage, in the charming settlement of Skeabost Bridge, provides comfortable accommodation for up to four people. The former gamekeeper's cottage, overlooking attractive Loch Snizort, is a perfect base for discovering Skye's beautiful scenery and diverse heritage.

At Skeabost Bridge is the idyllic Skeabost Country House Hotel, with restaurants and bars and an 18-tee, nine-hole golf course open to the public. Day and half day tickets are available for adjacent River Snizort, Skye's foremost salmon river. Nearby are many other opportunities for anglers and two pony trekking centres.

Local History

The cottage adjoining Keeper's Cottage was home to famed poetess Mary Macpherson (Mairi Mhor nan Oran). Born Mary MacDonald in Skeabost in 1821, she was nicknamed Big Mary of the Songs due to her size and larger than life personality. She was bard of the 1880s' Land League agitation and invited to become official bard of the Clan MacDonald Society. An old well bears a plaque commemorating Mary's family. It is not far up the track from Skeabost Cemetery, on the right of the forestry road.

Comments from Guests

'A wonderful holiday with our friends and neighbours. Thank you for introducing us to the Isle of Skye, definitely God's Country. Keeper's Cottage is a beautiful homely cottage, with fabulous views of the loch. All of the island is so beautiful and will stay in my memory until the next time.'
Ian & Ali, Skegness, Lincolnshire - September, 2017.

'The caretaker gave a kindly welcome to the cottage. The cottage is very clean and warm. Skye is a 'rainbow' island constantly changing with the weather. The whole island is full of artisans which made for a relaxing and memorable holiday. Thank you.'
Neil & Margaret, Lincolnshire - September, 2017.

'Absolutely superb week, never been to the Isle of Skye before and it totally surpassed our expectations.' Rach, Ryan, Iris & Iona, Whitley Bay - September, 2017.

'We've had a lovely week here - lovely cottage - cosy and comfortable. It was great to come back to after exploring the island. Enjoyed a wonderful trip to St.Kilda.'
Maggie, John & Fiona, Edinburgh - September, 2017.

'Had a great week - beautiful island, lovely warm & comfy cottage. Warm welcome. Recommend going coasteering with Skye Adventures. My two boys absolutely loved it.'
Peter & Ide, Bilzen, Belgium - August, 2017.


Downstairs, the well-equipped cottage comprises a lounge, with two very comfortable two-seater settees and Television/DVD player, a character kitchen with modern appliances, entrance hall and lobby.

Upstairs are two comfortable double bedrooms, one with a double bed and loch views, the other with twin beds, and a shower room and toilet. Heating is by electric storage heaters, with a traditional open fire available in the lounge. The cottage has parking spaces for two cars and an enclosed 'sitting out' area.

Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom & Shower room
Bathroom & Shower room

2x Double bedrooms (one with 2 twin beds).
1x Lounge.
1x Character kitchen with modern appliances.
1x Bathroom.
1x Shower room & toilet
1x Boot/Utility room.
1x Entrance hall & lobby.

Tariff/Prices 2018

Month Price
January to end of March £340.00 per week
Easter £460.00 per week
April £420.00 per week
May £450.00 per week
Spring Bank Holiday £510.00 per week
June £485.00 per week
July & August £550.00 per week
September £485.00 per week
October £440.00 per week
November & December £340.00 per week
Christmas £485.00 per week
New Year £485.00 per week

When you make your booking, you will need to send a deposit of £100, with the remainder of the rental to be paid four weeks before the start of your holiday. This can be by cheque or direct bank transfer.

Prices are per week and bookings are normally from Saturday to Saturday but shorter breaks will be available out of the main tourist season.

You should find everything you need to make your stay a comfortable one. Below you'll find a list of some of the facilities provided. Pets are allowed at the owners' discretion and there is a grass field opposite the cottage suitable for dog walking. Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage. There is off road parking at the side of the cottage with space for two cars.

Please note that in line with other self-catering establishments, we only supply washing up liquid. We do not supply tea / coffee / milk, any foodstuffs or washing powder, etc.

The price inludes:

Location - How to Find Us

From the Skye Bridge take the A87 road to Portree. Continue along the A87 in the direction of Uig and Dunvegan. Then turn left on to the A850 Dunvegan road for about 2 miles. After you have passed signs for the River Snizort and the Skeabost Country House Hotel you will see a sign pointing left along a minor road to Glenbernisdale. Turn left into this road and then sharp right into the parking spaces to the right of Keeper's Cottage, which is the first house on the right hand side of the road.

If coming from the Outer Isles on arrival at Uig take the road south signposted Portree. After 11.6 miles, you will see the A850 Dunvegan road on your right. Then follow the directions above.

GPS Co-ordinates 57.457264, -6.326451


Map showing location of Green Pastures Cottage

Map showing location of Keeper's Cottage.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

The Views & Locality

Loch Snizort
Castle Moil
Skeabost Tote


Write to:
John & Wendy Cowpe
35 Queens Road
PE25 2ET

Tel +44 (0) 1754 7628262

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