Mint Croft Luxury Self-Catering Cottages

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Overview

Mint Croft’s two luxury self-catering cottages on the scenic Waternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye are designed for couples or small groups looking for an indulgent romantic break or cosy getaway. Set in the stunning and remote coastal village of Geary, yet only ten minutes’ drive from Skye's only Michelin star restaurant and the island's oldest pub. Recommended by The New York Times; The Times; Condé Nast Traveller; The Telegraph: London Evening Standard; Homes & Antiques.

What makes a stay at Mint Croft Luxury Self-Catering Cottages unique?

Set on the edge of Loch Snizort, in the old crofting village of Geary on the Isle of Skye and with views towards Trotternish, the Ascrib and Shiant islands, and Lewis and Harris beyond, is Mint Croft. The croft, a Scottish term used in the Highlands and Islands to refer to a small-scale plot of arable farming land, features two lovingly restored crofter’s cottages known as The Blackhouse and The Croft House and dating from c.1800 and 1934 respectively. With handcrafted kitchens, log fires and thick stone walls, these luxury homes are perfect for a cosy getaway or as a base from which to explore the wild surrounds.

 

The Blackhouse is a one bedroom cottage designed for couples and particularly popular with honeymooners. Its turf roof, dug from the surrounding land, features ancient Scottish bluebells in the spring and the occasional wild orchid in the late summer, while the luxurious bedroom suite painted in a deep matte black from Farrow & Ball with superking bed and private lounge offers far-reaching sea views. In the early 1800s, the Blackhouse would have been the original home for the crofters, which they would have shared with their animals. This, along with the adjacent hayloft have now been unified to create a luxurious and cosy home.

 

The Croft House is a two bedroom cottage in the typical two-storey croft style so ubiquitous to the Hebrides and which would have replaced the Blackhouse as the family home when it was built in 1934. A handcrafted timber porch capped with dried heather from the hill above the house lends a romance reminiscent of the cottage beloved by Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz in the classic Christmas rom-com, The Holiday. With two superking rooms (one of which can be made up as a twin), handcrafted kitchen by deVOL and wood burning stove, this cottage appeals to both couples looking for a romantic getaway and small groups on an island adventure.

What is the capacity for Mint Croft Luxury Self-Catering Cottages?

The Blackhouse sleeps up to two guests and The Croft House up to four guests. A beautiful retreat for adults only. No pets allowed. Mint Croft is a non-smoking property.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Isle of Skye area?

Wildlife and scenic boat tours can be booked from the local Stein harbour and there are endless walks for all abilities both from the doorstep as well as across the island, including the famous Cuillin mountain range which offers some of Britain’s most rewarding and dramatic hikes. Nearby, Dunvegan Castle offers a rich insight into local history and traditional clan life on the island, whilst guests can while away their days popping in and out of the many artist galleries throughout the island. 

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

There are well-stocked DeVOL hand-crafted kitchens in both cottages, where you can cook until your heart's content. A place to prepare great food, the kitchens contain big dining tables with spectacular sea views, and a range of good cookbooks to inspire. The Isle of Skye is a world-class food destination. Nearby is Michelin-starred Loch Bay Restaurant; Skye's oldest inn, The Stein is next door; and the world-famous Three Chimneys restaurant and the new stars, Edinbane Lodge and The Dunvegan. A local taxi service is available.

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Absolutely perfect stay at Mint Croft! "Our recent stay at Mint Croft was an absolute dream! Friendly, quiet, beautiful, comfortable, meticulously clean...we were torn trying to decide whether to spend all of our time in our gorgeous rooms, or outside in the spectacular scenery. Shaz & Ali have a rare gift for creating a stylish yet perfectly relaxing space. From the spa bathroom, cozy bedrooms, and delicious breakfasts, to the adorable lambs and breathtaking views from your windows- we were overwhelmed by every single detail! I CANNOT recommend this property highly enough- you will not find a more lovely place on the Isle of Skye. Looking forward to staying there again in the future!"

SandrineL

Unique "This place is stunning - with the most incredible views over the sea which photos can not do justice to, you have to go there to properly experience it. We stayed in the blackhouse - it has a bench outside and sitting on this in the mornings looking over the sea is one of my best memories of our 2 week holiday in Scotland. The accommodation itself is really beautifully designed and comfortable. We’re looking forward to our next stay."

AndrewS

Little piece of heaven - We had a wonderful stay at Mint Croft on our honeymoon and didn't want to leave. I can't remember how we stumbled upon Shaz and Ali's gorgeous place, but if you're reading this don't hesitate to book - it's cosy, romantic, beautifully designed accommodation with stunning views and close to some of the best walks and restaurants on the island (book ahead!). We hope to be back very soon!

Anna and TomB

Perfect spot for an elopement! 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 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!

SarahO

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. Mint Croft exudes warmth and hospitality. The setting is peaceful. Just book it. You will not regret your choice.

JessicaS

Absolutley gorgeous "Beautifully and uniquely decorated with a peaceful feel. Spectacular views right outside the room and even in the room through the windows. The remote location makes it challenging to get to but it is worth it to make the trip because the setting is so pastoral and beautiful."

NancyS

Beautiful and Cozy Hideout on Skye! "Ali and Shaz have a wonderful set-up! The cottages are beautiful, clean and highlight the amazing surroundings. 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."

SimonH

Excellent place to stay. "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.."

BobD

Ultimate Getaway "Excellent spot. Great spot for a home base, in the heart of the Scottish foodie movement and close to boat rides to Harris and beyond. Local restaurants are top shelf. Highly recommended!"

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Facilities & information

Summary

Parking (free)

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

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Woodland walks

Television

Kitchen Facilities

Linen included

Towels included

Central heating

Recreations

Bicycling, Cycling

Climbing, Abseiling

Fishing

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Gardens

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Food

Restaurant

Bar

Extra info

Room Details: One bedroom in each cottage
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Price Per Week From: 1,450.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: Mint Croft, 31 Geary, Isle of Skye, Highland, Isle of SkyeIV55 8GQ, United Kingdom

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