Mint Croft Cottages

31 Waternish, Geary, Isle of Skye IV55 8GQ, United Kingdom
Shaz Morton
Accomodation
2 > Guests
Bedrooms
1 Bedrooms / 1 Beds
Bathrooms
1 Full

About this listing

Two beautifully restored traditional Hebridean crofters’ cottages with stunning sea and island views across Loch Snizort on the romantic Isle of Skye – stone walls, turf roofs and gorgeous natural interiors featuring wood, lime, stone, tweed and linen.

The Blackhouse and The Croft House

A romantic getaway location for couples on a six-acre highland croft. You will love Mint Croft, comprising of two luxury, renovated Hebridean crofter’s cottages on the Isle of Skye called The Blackhouse and The Croft House. Both are traditional in appearance with superb attention to detail, gorgeous soft furnishings and special touches throughout offering two luxurious and relaxing retreats, available to rent separately or together for two couples or families.

A renovated Hebridean Blackhouse with a traditional one metre thick stone wall and traditional turf roof – a cosy cottage perfect for relaxing stays for couples looking to get away from it all and a perfect honeymoon location. Floor to ceiling windows provide the perfect frame for stunning views over Loch Snizort to the islands of Harris and Lewis in the distance. The open plan living and dining area feature a deVol handcrafted kitchen. The entrance hall leads to a Fired Earth designer bathroom with large bath and rainforest drench style shower. The first floor reveals an elevated bedroom; with super-king bed with High thread count, Egyptian cotton white bed linen, down duvets, pillows and organic Highland toiletries. A sitting room suite with uninterrupted views to the beach at Bein an Sguirr and the sea cliffs beyond.

The Croft House, sleeps two guests in a traditional Hebridean croft house built in 1934 by local craftsman in village stone with stunning panoramic sea views across Loch Snizort to the Ascribe Islands and the Trotternish Ridge. Inside you will find a spacious, slate-floored kitchen and dining area featuring a deVol hand-crafted Shaker kitchen and a stunning stone-walled sitting room and library with a crackling wood-burning stove and solid oak floor boards. Upstairs, the bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with beams in local Douglas Fir and a super-king bed, white Egyptian cotton bed linen, down duvets and pillows and organic Highland toiletries. Relax in the Fired Earth designer bathroom with rainforest drench style showerhead and separate dressing room with custom-made wardrobes and a huge mirror.

Shaz and Alistair have spent over three years renovating and rebuilding Mint Croft, preserving the best of the old and combining it with the new. Island life means they wear many hats! They are delighted to continue the Highland tradition of welcoming guests to their Croft. An ‘Explore the Island Kit’ will help you on your way as well as a Highland Artisan Hamper for two on arrival. Binoculars, maps, guides and locally made walking sticks will help you on your way. A digital guide to Skye, highlights their top tips for spectacular landscape, incredible wildlife, historical sights, craft makers, cosy pubs with traditional music and renowned restaurants.

Inside you will find a selection of Scottish and world cookbooks, games, books about Skye, maps and antiques, a world cinema DVD collection, custom made furniture by Mint Croft Studio, local tweeds and linens. Outside there is a private garden with furniture, BBQ for alfresco dining or perfect for relaxing with your morning coffee. Why not coorie up inside and gaze at expansive sea views from every window.

Five star location

Mint Croft offers you the best of the Isle of Skye. Spectacular natural beauty, wildlife, culture and history in a traditional Highland crofting village.

Geary, on the peninsula of Waternish, is a typical township on the Isle of Skye. Situated on the north west of the island, it offers spectacular natural beauty, wildlife, culture and history in a traditional Highland crofting village. The Isle of Skye is a truly magical place. It is consistently named one of the world’s most beautiful islands. The largest of the Inner Hebrides, Skye is celebrated for its dramatic coastline, formidable Cuillin mountains and captivating wildlife.

Mint Croft is surrounded by the spectacular sea views of Loch Snizort stretching out uninterrupted to the islands of Harris and Lewis. Spot Minke Whale, Dolphins and Sea Eagles from the croft. Crofting is traditional, small-scale farming, unique to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Mint Croft is a six-acre croft with a share of the common hill-grazing of 920 acres. Shaz is the Grazings Clerk for the township.

Many of the Gaelic place names on Waternish have Norse roots, from the not-so-welcome arrival of the Vikings in 794. Neolithic structures can be found on Waternish and across the island. Known as Scotland’s “Dinosaur Isle”, Skye is rich in fossils from Middle Jurassic era. Culturally, there is a strong tradition of folk music and Gaelic language.

The soul soothing views from Mint Croft and tranquility of the location are the perfect antedote to a busy life. Walk, talk, relax, explore; there’s plenty to occupy you during your stay. Pack a picnic and head to some of the islands special places. Seek out Flora MacDonald’s memorial, just behind the Museum of Island Life. Scale the Cuillins, visit distilleries, dine out on Michelin stars, try langoustines or hand dived scallops fresh from the local boats. Visit local exhibitions, studios and galleries galore where you can meet tanners of sheepskins, dyers of wool, weavers and knitters, potters and artists. Famous sites also include Dunvegan Castle and gardens, learn about the magic fairy flag, the fairy glen, fairy bridge and the fairy pools. Seek out St Kilda, the UK’s only UNESCO Dual World Heritage Site & National Nature Reserve and so much more.

Rates :

Sleeps: Each cottage sleeps up to two guests.
April 2020 – October 2020, Xmas and New Year – 3, 4 and 7 Day stays only. £285 per night including VAT. Monday, Friday and Saturday check-in only.

November 2020 – March 2021 – Save up to £545. 3 night stay £860, 4 night stay £1060, 7 night stay £1450 including VAT. Monday, Friday & Saturday check-in only.

Reviews:

“We stayed in the Blackhouse  in early November. We loved the property. They’ve done a wonderful job sympathetically renovating the property to luxurious modern standards while maintaining its historical character. The setting of the croft is dramatic and beautiful, along the coast, with a view for miles. Incredible night sky. Highly, highly recommend!”

“Ali and Shaz have a wonderful set-up! The cottages are beautiful, clean and highlight the amazing surroundings. As hosts, they were available to answer questions and provide great local knowledge. Close to some amazing restaurants in Loch Bay and the best parts of Skye. Truly a five-star experience, can’t go wrong with a stay at Mint Croft.”

“Just back from a wonderful trip to Scotland. We had the pleasure of staying at Mint Croft. As per all of their amazing reviews, our stay was perfect. The cottage is lovely, you will want for nothing. The setting is peaceful. Just book it. You will not regret your choice.”

“Excellent spot. Great spot for a home base, in the heart of the Scottish foodie movement and close to local  boat rides,  Harris and beyond. Local restaurants are top shelf. The hosts are very knowledgeable, so just ask. Highly recommended!”

“Quiet location. Excellent views overlooking the Minch. Decor and furnishing are excellent & the bed is very comfortable. Very relaxing place to stay on Skye far from the maddening crowds.”

“We came to Skye to elope in Fairy Glen and could not have been happier with our stay at Mint Croft. The view from the Blackhouse Suite is amazing no matter the time of day and changes all day long.  It’s located in a remote area, but close to several amazing restaurants. Definitely unforgettable, I’d recommend a stay here to anyone!”

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Details

  • Guests: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Beds: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1

Prices

  • Per Night: £207.00

Features

Amenities

  • Barbecue Area
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Garden
  • Induction Cooker
  • Laptop-Friendly Workspace
  • Mountain Views
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Woodburner
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sea views
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • TV Cable
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Party allowed: No
  • Children allowed: No
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