An Storr was the perfect place to stay while visiting Skye. It was just what we were looking for: a home away from home!
The place was large, clean, comfortable, and well equipped, with everything you need to feel at home. The space is technically adjoining a family home, but it is separate and private, with its own private entrance and deck, kitchen, livingroom, bathroom, etc. It was absolutely perfect for our multi-day stay, and we felt like we were coming home at the end of the day. There's a convenient grocery store close by in Portree and we were able to easily do laundry.
The location is ideal - it is directly across the loch from Portree, providing a gorgeous view of the town and the Trotternish Ridge from the large livingroom windows and deck. You can see The Old Man of Storr while sipping tea on the couch. It's only a 2 minute drive to get to the heart of Portree, and its central location on Skye was perfect for exploring the island -- just as close to the Fairy Pools or Talisker as it is to the Quiraing.
The flat came stocked with coffee, tea, cereal, and porridge, and there were milk, juice, cheese, ham, and fresh strawberries in the fridge, all of which were a great surprise. The mattress is on the firmer side, if that's important to you.
We did not get to meet Maureen, as she was out of town during our stay, but the family staying nextdoor (her son, perhaps? I didn't ask) were friendly and welcoming.
It was a very nice place with an amazing view! We were very comfortable. We had some difficulty finding it. The place was very well stocked with food for breakfast and our stay. We would highly recommend staying here for a visit to the amazing Isle of Skye.
Our stay in Skye was lovely! The apartment was so cosy and had everything we needed and more. Maureen was very kind and left us some essentials in the fridge to get us going which was great as we arrived late at night after a long drive. There were also lots of great books about Skye to give us more ideas for our trip.
Stay was very relaxed in a beautiful location on Isle of Skye, with view of Old man of Storr in the distance. Apartment was perfect for a comfy relaxed stay, with warm & cosy feel. Generous selection of food provided at beginning of visit was provided which helped with settling in, before having to venture out to find food. Very welcoming and helpful of any questions we had.
Would recommend to anyone looking to visit Isle of Skye. Central location of apartment which allowed for exploring of Skye to be very easy and stress free, would visit again.
Thank you for a fantastic stay Maureen. Accommodation was very warm and comfortable, exactly as show in the pictures, with a great view of Portree across the bay. The apartment makes a great base for exploring Skye, all the sights are within about a 40 minute drive and Portree with lots of pubs and a few shops is 5 mins drive down the road.
I would recommend to anyone and definitely stay again if I'm ever back on Skye.
An Storr's location is tough to beat in the whole of Portree. This self catering apartment is just about 10 mins ahead of Portree and gives an incredible view of the town and on a clear day one can see Old Mann of Storr from the living room.. The apartment is self sufficient and absolutely clean with best of facilities.. Maureen has been a kind host and it was thoughtful of her to leave Milk, Bread and Fruits for us after a long tiring journey. Would surely rate this place very high and would love to visit again..
Lovely, clean apartment with beautiful view of the bay. The location was quiet and very convenient to main roads and Portree, would definitely recommend staying here over being in the middle of town if you have a car. They were kind enough to leave food in the fridge as well as nice linens and towels so that was great.
One downside was the internet was very slow to none at all, which was a bummer as I had work to do, but hosts told me they'd called someone to fix it so might be better for the next guest.
Maureen was a wonderful host - she made everything easy, from the earliest communications and directions, through to the welcome treats (including flowers, breakfast items, milk, cheese, biscuits etc) and on to a beautifully and thoughtfully appointed unit. Everything was so comfortable and pleasant. Location was also great. Quiet and so pretty
This was the perfect location for us to visit Skye - it's a few minutes from Portree and about halfway to everywhere else on the island. We arrived after dark and it was a pleasant surprise to find the food and juices in a refrigerator. As others have mentioned, the view is spectacular: Portree on the other side of the lake and the silhouette of Old Man of Storr in the background.
The apartment is an extension of Maureen's family house and the place felt safe. One night there was electricity shortage in the area and she had left us candles and a flashlight.
The washing machine proved to be very useful - we were in the middle of a two weeks trip and this allowed us to leave with clean clothes. Although we preferred eating outside most of the time, the kitchen had everything needed to cook except perhaps a proper coffee machine.
This was our first experience with Airbnb and it exceeded greatly our expectations.
We had an absolutely gorgeous time at An Storr. Maureen was lovely, warm and caring! She had provided all sorts of extra treats and gourmet delights for breakfasts, fresh flowers and useful maps and guides. She offered great advice on how to use our time productively, what sights to see and what to do! The climbs and walks were beautiful- such spectacular, magical scenery! I was so sorry to spill coffee all over the bed just as we were supposed to leave. Thank you Maureen for being a wonderful host- your apartment was an exceptionally calming and beautiful space.