about-the-cottageAbout An Creagan

An Creagan is a newly renovated holiday home in Glendale on the west coast of the Island, just a 10 min drive from the world famous Three Chimney Restaurant. This Isle of Skye self catering cottage still retains the original charm and appeal that has always been there, offering guests high quality luxury self catering accommodation. The cottage has remained in the same family since it was built in the late 1800s by Neil and Catherine Bruce. The name of the Skye holiday cottage, An Creagan is Gaelic for ‘rocky place’. It was, and still is, very common for Gaelic names to be attached to families in the Islands, and because of where the cottage sits – on a hill on stony ground – the name An Creagan was attached to the Bruce family. Calum Bruce, one of Neil and Catherine’s sons was my grandfather. He lived in the cottage and worked the land until he passed away at the age of 99. He was known as Calum An-Creagan, so we thought it only right to officially give the house the name.

This Isle of Skye cottage can very comfortably accommodate four adults within its three generously-proportioned bedrooms. The downstairs master has en-suite shower and toilet, TV, under-floor heating and a king size bed. The double upstairs has a king-size bed and the third bedroom has two singles. All bedrooms have black-out curtains, with Harris Tweed furnishings and high quality 100% cotton sheets. All the bedding is hypoallergenic (duvets are ‘all season’ double-layered) with an extra supply of goose feather and down pillows for those who prefer to use them. Guests are also supplied with towels to use during their stay. The main bathroom upstairs has an over-shower bath and under-floor heating. There is an extendable dining table in the living room, and there is also an extendable table in the porch, where you can sit and relax, or just enjoy the scenery. Please note that there is no separate dining room in the cottage.

In common with most cottages of the period and style, the ceilings are low in places, so please mind your head, especially when climbing the stairs! There is ample parking and a large garden area with outdoor seating for guests to use. There is a multi-fuel stove and under-floor heating, which adds a cosy feel to the cottage for relaxed evenings in. There is Wi-Fi for guests to use, and also Freesat satellite channels on TVs in the living room and master bedroom. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything you will need for your stay.

Unfortunately, since this is an old croft house, the smaller door frames mean that it is not suitable for wheelchair access. We may allow 1 small, well behaved dog by arrangement (£30 supplement). Smoking is not allowed in the house.