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Merman Cottage
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Merman Cottage is a converted traditional stone "Steading" on a croft, we are close to The Edinbane Inn, 8 miles from Dunvegan, 13 from Portree and an hour from the Skye bridge.

The space

The cottage is a traditional 1 and a half story stone building, upstairs there is a double bedroom, a twin room and toilet accessed by a wooden spiral staircase. The ground floor is an open plan living, dining, kitchen area with a bathroom. There is a sea loch at the bottom of the croft. The cottage is cosy, safe and peaceful. It is a place to relax after a day on the hills or exploring Skye, the thick walls and crackling fire in the potbellied stove provide a haven to recharge your batteries in a busy world.

Guest access

The entire house will be available to guests

Interaction with guests

Our own house is close by the cottage, we are on hand to help guests to plan their itineraries.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 26%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

- Guests are expected to clean the house before they leave and to leave the property in the same condition as they found it.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful cottage in an equally beautiful location. Helen was a great host, very helpful and approachable, allowed us to extend our stay at very short notice. The cottage has everything we needed and we will definitely be returning!

Helena User Profile
March 2017
Lovely little cottage and very comfortable. We only stayed for one night, but would have liked to stay longer. The fire place was great to sit around in the evening to warm up after a day full of walks and the kitchen is really well equipped too. Only little thing was that the bathroom and toilet had no locks on the doors, but we just left it ajar when no one was in there.

Josh User Profile
March 2017
A very friendly host and warm welcome. The cottage was lovely and cosy and it was great to see the newborn cow being fed in the morning! Don't make the same mistake as I did with the hot water (this despite a note from the host, so it was my own fault!) I mistook the shower for an electric one and the hot water tank for water from the taps (i.e. for washing up etc). A bad mistake when traveling with three women!! :D Don't do the same and turn on the hot water for the shower (as instructed!!)

Pete User Profile
February 2017
We had a lovely time in Alistair and Helen's cottage, which is a great location to travel all over Skye from. It's warm, cosy and near to a great pub!
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
Many thanks for your positive review
February 2017

Sian User Profile
May 2017
Great place to explore Skye, great hosts and a great Inn for dinner down the road! We would recommend
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
Thanks for your kind words
May 2017

Telse User Profile
May 2017
The cottage in Edinbane is as lovely and tiny as it seems on the pictures. We really enjoyed our time in the cottage, it has everything you need for perfect holidays.

Laurel User Profile
April 2017
The Merman cottage is a great little base for a vacation on the Isle of Skye. It was a perfect size for our family of four. The kitchen was pretty well equipped for cooking meals and the small wood stove was nice in the evening after a day of exploring Skye. There were plenty of nice little touches too. It was wonderful to be greeted by a pot of tea and some delicious baking when we arrived the first evening, and the photo album about the restoration of the cottage and all the information pamphlets about the island were very interesting to read through. We wish we had more time to spend there! Just remember to pay attention to the instructions about the water heater before taking a shower.

Edinbane, United KingdomJoined in January 2015
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.

I am an economic development worker, have a family and live and work on a croft in Edinbane on the Isle of Skye. My wife Helen is a Shiatsu / Reiki practitioner and is also "Head of Having Fun" in a local old people's home. We have 3 daughters, 4 cows, 2 ponies, a cat and a dog. Before living on Skye I lived and worked in a number of countries in Africa.

Languages: Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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