Seaside was new to the market in Autumn 2011.   The house has been extended and completely re-built internally.   The property is fitted out to the same standard as our smaller cottage ‘Seaside Beag’ which can be viewed by using the link near the top of our main page.

Guest book

Seaside is used for several months of the year by ourselves and family, comments are those from non-family holiday lets.

Around 70% of bookings are currently from returning guests.

October 2019   J and J
It’s been a few years since we were last here everything is as utterly amazing as we remembered.  Seaside is such a warm inviting home it couldn’t be more perfect.  As for the wildlife we saw everything we wanted to.  Otter in bay everyday just before high tide or basking on ‘otter rock’ which is off to the right of the house.  Seals, seabirds everywhere and eagles (both kinds) at Ben Tianavaig…The last word goes to the scenery, widescreen wonderfulness.

October 2019    S and K
As always, a relaxing chilled break in our favourite holiday cottage.  Didn’t venture out too far – preferring to enjoy the view and watch the wildlife.  The lightening across the bay in the first week’s storms was quite spectacular.

September 2019   L, A, P and A
We had such a glorious week.  Couldn’t have asked for more.  Just last night saw a large sea otter playing and floating in the seaweed in front of the house.  Had very large high tides which gave the windows a thorough washing which provided some spectacular night time photos.
Saw lots of wildlife on our travels across Skye and even found the dino footprints in Staffin, brilliant.
Such a beautiful house in a beautiful spot.  Will be sad to leave but hope we will be back again.

August 2019       G party
Another amazing holiday here!  We have seen so much wildlife, otters, seals and porpoise plus a variety of birds.  It has been a real chance to unplug and unwind and appreciate the amazing landscape here.
A, age 10 and three quarters.
This house is so lovely; everything is clean and tidy.  We have always found exactly what we need! I’ve also found some amazing shells on the beach.  PS. Skye is my favourite place to go.

August 2019    J, D, R and L
The amazing weather across the bay, the wildlife and the peace is just wonderful.  The otter visited occasionally, the oyster catchers whizzing past and fascinating to see the Skua taking down a tern.  We’ve driven around most of the island from Armadale to Dunvegan to the Old Man of Storr.  Lunched at the Cuillin hills Hotel, The Inn at Ardvasar, Creelers – all recommended along with the fish and chip shop.  But the best thing about Skye is just driving around in anticipation of the amazing view that will unfold around the next corner before returning to this gorgeous house and the beauty of the ever changing view! We’ll be back soon.

August 2019    M, M, L, M, H and J
We all thank you for a week of rock pooling and beachcombing, photography and staring out to sea – but most of all for allowing three generations to make ‘forever memories’
We have had the best week.  The children have absolutely loved it, out looking in the rock pools at any opportunity.  Lots of wildlife spotted and sea creatures captured and beautiful scenery visited.  Thank you so much, it has been truly amazing!
J age 10
It has been GREAT! I loved it here also because when the tide was out you could find LOADS of crabs.  Seeing the otter was also amazing. 

July 2019   A and J
Another great week at Seaside, thank you Jean and John for letting us stay in your gorgeous home.  Also thank you for the welcome pack which is much appreciated.  We hope to be able to come again before too long.
July 2019 A and K
Have had the most wonderful week in this beautiful cottage.  Hopefully we’ll be back one day.  Otter visited every day.

June 2019   J, S and J
How superb to have our feet in the sea, we’ve had a tremendous time!  Searing temperatures and factor 50 days.  Thank you for creating such a perfect holiday haven.  We’ll be back.
June 2019 H, R and F
Wow, the best holiday accommodation and location we’ve had in Scotland.  Obviously the fantastic weather, scenery and wildlife helped!  What a lovely retreat at the end of the day!

May -June 2019    A, K and W
The weather was absolutely naff, but we had seaside!  Thank you as always.

May 2019   A and E
We have had a truly wonderful stay at Seaside.  The cottage is beautiful throughout, the views and the scenery just breath taking!  A truly special place, we’ll definitely be back! Many happy hours spent watching the stunning sunsets and the seals in the bay.  Thank you for providing such a beautiful sanctuary by the sea.

May 2019   K and S
Have had a lovely week in a gorgeous cottage.  The views are spectacular, snow on the mountains and seals passing.  No wonder the Isle of Skye has been voted in the top 4 most beautiful islands in the world.  This is the place to be.  Will certainly come here again.

April 2019   A, M, J, S, J
Had a lovely week on Skye.  Weather turned a bit cold but with the views from the windows you can stay inside and just watch.   Finally got to visit the fairy pools, car park has been expanded and it’s great.  Many thanks for the bottle of wine, just what we needed after a long journey.

March 2019   S and K
Yet another relaxing break at Seaside.  Plenty of wildlife in the bay including a pod of bottle nosed dolphins which entertained us at frequent intervals.  We were joined by our son and his girlfriend for a couple of nights after they completed the North Coast 500.  It was great to see their obvious enjoyment of our very special place.

February 2019   L
Just want to say thanks so much for the stay in your beautiful home.  Total peace and quiet.  Would love to come back one day.

October 2015   M & P, Shropshire
Our first visit to your wonderful house and the Isle of Skye what a wonderful holiday, we have never been to such a beautiful place it blew us away and your cottage was the icing on the cake.   Thank you so much.’

October 2015   J & J, Shropshire
‘Well another fabulous week at Seaside comes to an end (our 4th).   As always the house was spotless and welcoming. ….. Otters did their thing on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday even venturing on the big rock on morning ….. Can’t wait to come back.’

September 2015   J & A, Derbyshire
‘Yet another great holiday at Seaside – two weeks of virtually wall to wall sunshine ….. Looking forward to returning next April.’

September 2015   L & A, Durham
‘Another great week at Seaside ….’

September 2015   K & A, Nottinghamshire
‘Another fabulous week. ….. 3 seals, otter, baby otter, herons, fish jumping out of the water, geese fly past, all from the kitchen.’

August 2015   S & J, Leicestershire
‘Very, very sad to leave today.   The cottage is just so fabulous.   Warm and cosy and the most fantastic views at any time of the day, no matter what the weather is like!   It’s been a very windy week with high tides, so it was fun to watch the sea lapping over the wall into the garden! ….. We will miss our early mornings sitting in the kitchen looking out across the sea to the mountains and islands.   A most wonderful holiday. ….. Hope to be back soon!’

August 2015   J & Family, Surrey
‘This was our first visit to the Isle of Skye.   As a family of 5 we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage, in such an excellent location.   With stunning views and easy access to the quiet beach, our stay couldn’t have been much better …… We would highly recommend Seaside and would undoubtedly consider returning in the future!’

August 2015   S & G, Monmouthshire
‘A wonderful week has been spent in this beautiful house.   We happily gazed at the sea for hours!
After exploring the island in the day, we ate locally caught fish, cooked in the kitchen while admiring the view at night.
A very special holiday!’

August 2015   G & Family, Durham
‘This was our second stay a Seaside and our 4th on Skye ….. Once again Seaside has exceeded our expectations.   We have had all kinds of wildlife everyday just outside the door.   Last year we spent all week looking for otters and saw none, this time everyday a family of 2 or 3 have been here both morning and evening spectacular!!’

July 2015   (email) N & Family
‘…. would like to tell you how much we have enjoyed staying at Seaside this week.   What a fantastic cottage – one of the best we have ever stayed in.   So comfortable and well equipped, and a view to die for.   We spent many a happy hour just watching the light change over the bay – a very special place.   Seeing the otter was an added bonus.   We shall certainly be recommending the cottage to our friends.’

July 2015   R & J, Cornwall
‘2nd stay in this wonderful house and situation.   Lovely weeks holiday’

June 2015   M & F, Perthshire
‘Great to be back on Skye and at Seaside again.  A lovely place to spend our 65th wedding anniversary.’

June 2015   M & J, Netherlands
‘Our first visit to Skye + The Highlands.   Has live dup to every expectation …… Seaside was absolutely great, amazing views especially in the ever changing light.   Highlight was watching “our local otter” climb out of the water next to the kitchen early on most mornings.’

May 2015   K & A, Cumbria
‘Can only echo what has already been said.   Starting with the welcome package, guides, seals and otters & of course the cottage itself….Fantastic.’

May 2015   J & D, Hertfordshire
‘Beautiful house, fabulous views…..Even the otter put on a show.’

May 2015   S & K,  Cumbria
‘Another superb week at Seaside in spite of the weather ….. Looking forward to returning in October.’

May 2015   L & K, Cheshire
‘…..enjoyed two sightings at 10.00 pm of the resident otter, outside the kitchen window.    The house was even better than we expected and has everything we needed.   The views from all the rooms in the ever changing light are stunning.  It really has been good for the soul.   Locals very friendly everywhere we visited.’

May 2015   B & A, Cumbria
‘Even when it is pouring there is so much to see from the cottage windows and the passing panoramas.’

April 2015   R & R, Kent
‘A beautiful cottage in a truly beautiful location.   The views have been enticing and we have just sat watching the tides, birds and sea life.   House is really well equipped and everything is to a high standard.’

February 2014   M & M, Dorset
‘Our visit to Seaside was incredible!   It was the first time we had been to Skye and we have loved it!   The cottage is in a beautiful location and we even spotted a few seals in the sea.   Thank you for the great holiday location – we will hopefully be back again soon.’

January 2014   T & G
‘We have so enjoyed a relaxing week with this lovely house as our base.   It really didn’t matter what the weather did we were happy to sit here and watch it, with otters and herons performing for us tourists.   Skye is familiar to us as family live here but this time this accommodation has given extra pleasure.’

December 2013   K & A, Nottinghamshire
‘2nd trip to Seaside.   Our 1st Xmas away ever. ….. Saw otter twice including Xmas day.’

December 2013   K & C, South Lanarkshire
‘Lovely cottage and superb views (sighted the otters several times!).’

October 2013   J & J, Shropshire
‘What can we say about the location that looking out of the windows doesn’t tell you.   Best cottage we’ve stayed in on the I.O.S.   Otters were seen every day either a family group or a single male…looking out to the right to see him in the rocks or swimming past…also seals, herons, etc. … Sadly we’re off now…But will be back.’

October 2013   M & A, Edinburgh
‘What a wonderful place to be!   Thanks for a super relaxing week with lots of fantastic walks.’

September 2013   M & S, West Yorkshire
‘What a beautiful house for spending a week’s holiday on I. O. Skye.   The location is perfect in every way – the views being stunning wherever we constantly looked!’

September 2013   A & R, Glasgow
‘Thank you for creating this idyllic space for us to share ….. Skye continues to weave its magic – and we have been blessed to call Seaside our home this week.’

September 2013   B & R, Stirling
‘Thank you for sharing your wonderful house – the location is simply magical.   Skye is so lovely – in all weathers but we have not seen a lovelier view than Broadford Bay!’

September 2013   J & M, Germany
‘What a discovery – the most magnificent sunrise vistas, a minimum of ten rainbows and all of the well stocked comforts we could wish to have.   Thank you so much.’

August 2013   R & G, Cornwall
‘The drive down from the airport was breath taking enough but our arrival at Seaside Cottage exceeded our expectations.   It was a beautiful blue sky day and we stood mouths open for a while – WOW!   The cottage inside is equally stunning and so comfortable.   The best of everything provided. ….. We have seen the otters swimming in the area left and right of the house twice.’

July 2013   R & E, London
‘We had a great stay & perfect location and a really lovely house.   Thank you also for being so helpful.   We will definitely recommend Seaside to friends – and Skye too of course.’

July 2013   D & S, Co. Durham
‘A lovely week in a really beautiful location.   The house couldn’t be better – everything thought of and beautifully designed.   First saw the otter within 30 minutes of arriving and a pair playing on the rocks right in front of the house on several days.   Our first trip to Skye and hopefully not our last, such a special place.’

July 2013   Z B, South Yorkshire
‘Thank you so much for an amazing week in Skye – we enjoyed every minute staying at your beautiful house with stunning scenery and views. ….. and of course our daily otter spotting from the kitchen window, we wish we could stay all summer, thanks!!’

June 2013   V & C, South Yorkshire
‘What a wonderful location,   Very interesting watching the oyster catchers and herring gulls – saw one with three chicks – but no otter! …..We will be back again.’

May 2013   P & C, Staffordshire
‘Thank you for another wonderful week.   Sorry we still can’t think of any improvements everything is simply perfect. ….. Seagulls dive bombing the otters on the rocks was the highlight of the week, you just don’t get that in our suburban garden.’

May 2013   J & R, South Yorkshire
‘Absolutely stunning!   The house is fantastic, really comfortable beds, beautifully appointed rooms, wish we could stay. ….. The otter was a welcome visitor, so exciting!   We shall return.   Thanks Jean and John Booth, you truly have a lovely home.’

March 2013   K & A, Nottinghamshire
‘Stunning property.   3rd trip to Skye.   Outstanding location.’

February 2013   L & A Aberdeenshire
‘We were up in Skye for our son’s wedding, where family & friends came to join us.   We had a very special time staying here was the icing on the cake, we have enjoyed the stunning changes that nature brings enjoyed watching the otters swim and play on the rocks (wish we had brought our binoculars).   We would loved to stay longer and so this will give us an excuse to return another time.’

December 2012   E & R, Fife
‘A beautifully presented property with every possible eventuality covered within the house.   Our kids were devastated at leaving as they just loved their 2holiday house2, we even spotted the otter on the rocks.   Staying in such a lovely house made up for the rainy windy weather, it just didn’t matter!   Many thanks.’

October 2012   A & J, London
‘We had a great week, including swimming in the bay with a couple of seals!   The house is very cosy, well equipped, the dining table is perfect for card games! We even bought lottery tickets to provide the ‘means’ mentioned in previous note, but not this time!   A lovely week in a fantastic place.   The view from the toilet window is particularly wonderful!

September 2012   P & A
‘We are so very sad…we have to leave!   We have thought of staying here indefinitely if only we had the opportunity (and means).   The location is superb, the views are breath taking, the house is top notch, the feeling of hospitality is warming.   We will absolutely return in the future as this has been an unforgettable experience.   Skye is astonishing, Old Man of Storr, Portree, walks around Broadford.   Many, many, many thanks for this great experience.’

September 2012   JG, Australia
‘What a lovely house and situation.   My sister made a wise choice.   And it’s been  a great week on Skye memories to take back …..’

September 2012   L & A, Tyne & Wear
‘We had a great week despite the horrendous weather…..The house is simply beautiful, a superb location and furnished to the highest quality with everything you could need.   Even on the worst weather days it is a pleasure to be here.   There was much wildlife in evidence during our stay with daily visits, amongst others, from a pair of herons and a pair of curlews which seem to have adopted the area in front of the house as their feeding station of preference.   We were also very fortunate to get a glimpse of a single otter slowly swimming by at high tide on Wednesday…..we very much enjoyed it and it is a property to treasure.’

August 2012   H & J, Glasgow
‘Thank you for a lovely week in your stunning cottage.   Despite the changeable weather we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.   The beds in particular are so comfortable.    Favourite place in the morning was the kitchen just looking out at the sea. ….. You have thought of everything.’

July 2012   P & S, Devon
‘…..we could not have wished for a nicer cottage than Seaside for our holiday.   Everyone from 1 to 65 had a great time – kayaking, walking, swimming or just watching the waves from the (considerable) comfort of our living room.   With the high tide just feet away it felt like being in a boat – but without the wind!   There are lots of extra touches and you make great efforts to make visitors feel welcome and at home.   Although I have let cottages for 35 years I certainly felt I could learn from you.’

June 2012   G & P, Edinburgh
‘We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!   Your house is lovely & we couldn’t have asked for anymore!   The views are amazing & we were lucky enough to get a sneek peek of the otters!!    Definitely return in the future!’

May 2012   V & M, Cheshire
‘Many thanks for the great accommodation in an idyllic setting.   We very much enjoyed going to Elgol, vising the Cuillin mountains via boat.   This was our first time to Skye and we will be returning again!’

May 2012   L S, Derbyshire
‘We have returned today from a fabulous week on Skye, made all the more enjoyable by the fantastic accommodation on offer at Seaside.   We were very interested to read about the renovation of the cottage and think the finished product was well worth all the time and effort you must have put in.   The property and location were stunning so many thanks for letting us share it.   Our only regret is that we had to leave!’

May 2012   L & T, Derbyshire
‘Our first visit to Skye and it was simply stunning!   Thank you for great accommodation in Seaside. ….. We hope to return!’

April 2012   J & G, Glasgow
‘The house is absolutely beautiful – one of the nicest we’ve been to (and there’s been a lot!).   The views from the windows are simply hypnotising, and I personally found the rock pools fun to snoop about.   The surrounding areas were all delightful to wander about – especially with the Cuillins to look at!

September 2011   J & S, Moray
‘…. we had such a fantastic time. The house is stunning and the position – well – it was perfect. In fact I think it’s the most perfect place we have ever stayed (and we’ve been all over Scotland, England and Wales). In fact we didn’t want to leave (normally I’m quite happy to go home after a week but I was very down in the dumps leaving Seaside!!)…..we definitely hope to come back’