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Abhaig Boutique B&B - Isle of Skye

Abhaig, 1 Earlish
Tel: 01470542251
Abhaig is a small friendly B&B, suitable for active couples, solo travellers or small parties of maximum 4 Adults. "An island B&B with great food and a big welcome!"

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Am Bothan Dubh - Luxury Suite

Max:  
En suite

Am Bothan Dubh -Something special! <br /> <br /> A large, luxurious and private space f... more >

Am Bothan Dubh -Something special!

A large, luxurious and private space for Max 2 persons. We are delighted to present "Am Bothan Dubh" (The Black Bothy) an architect designed, serviced suite for 2 guests. It is independent from the main house, but still feels like part of our friendly B&B.Room Facilities:

  • USB Charge Hub
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bathrobes
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Designer Toiletries
  • Desk Chair
  • Duvet
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • King Size Bed
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Rainfall Shower
  • Remote Control TV
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Broadband/High Speed Internet Access
  • Telephone
  • Bill/Message Viewing
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Garden View King (not en-suite)

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Private facilities

Traditional style B&B room For Max. 2 persons in the main house. A lovely lar... more >

Traditional style B&B room For Max. 2 persons in the main house. A lovely large King bedroom on the upper level of the main house. This room overlooks our garden.

The Bedroom does NOT have an En-suite shower/toilet/bath, but
has a private one on the lower floor (down one flight of stairs) - not ideal for those with mobility issues.Room Facilities:

  • USB Charge Hub
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bathrobes
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Broadband/High Speed Internet Access
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Designer Toiletries
  • Duvet
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heated Towel Rails
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • King Size Bed
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Make Up Mirror
  • Rainfall Shower
  • Remote Control TV
  • Telephone
  • Wifi Free

Facilities

  • Pop up Supper Club - please ask
  • Breakfast Room
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge
  • Television Lounge
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement

Policies

Check In: Between 16:00 and 18:00
Check Out: Between 8:30 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: All guests must be 18 or over, no children are allowed.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 4 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

5.0
out of 5
85 reviews

99% recommend

Breakdown

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5
out of 5

8th June 2024:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Merci Beaucoup! Viv et Steve :-)

5
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11th May 2024:

Abhaig Boutique B&B was a perfect three night stay for exploring Skye. Viv and Steve provide a welcoming environment enhanced by creative and varied breakfast options and close proximity to a couple of terrific restaurants. They have a great knowledge of Skye, Viv gave us great advice on future destinations and accommodation ideas elsewhere in Scotland. They were both so thoughtful, always asking about our plans for the day and providing great local advice. Our trip on Skye was definitely enhanced by staying with Viv and Steve.

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We stayed in the main house which was very comfortable. Every detail was considered, the decor, the quality of the towels, linen etc. it is perfect for a restful evening after travelling. The breakfasts that Viv cooked were absolutely terrific and the playlists were wonderful listening at the start of the day. We would definitely recommend a stay at Abhaig Boutique B&B it was a truly memorable experience for us.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear A & I - Thank you SO much for this great review! We love that you had a good stay here and enjoyed all our offerings. You certainly embraced the mixed weather and were such lovely guests to have staying in our main house room. It really was a pleasure to meet you both and assist in any way we could. Best of luck with the NC500 and the few days in Fife before the journey home to Melbourne. Viv & Steve

5
out of 5

9th May 2024:

Exemplary in every way.

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Don’t bother going out, eat in and enjoy the view.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear C & J - Wow, we love this! Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Just sorry one night was all we had, but really glad you came all the same. It was great meeting you both and best wishes for the rest of your fantastic trip! Viv & Steve

5
out of 5

11th April 2024:

We had a wonderful two nights staying with Viv and Steve. They gave us some excellent pointers on things to do, their local knowledge was really useful. The facilities were excellent and the breakfasts delicious. We would definitely recommend Abhaig to anyone visiting Skye.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear R & P - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay here at Abhaig. It was great meeting you both and glad you enjoyed your couple of days getting a feel for North Skye! Lets hope you will make it back some time. Wishing you a safe journey home after your trip and thank you again for being lovely visitors. Viv & Steve.

5
out of 5

5th April 2024:

This place is heaven! I have stayed with Viv/Steve before but this trip was last minute and they both went way out of their way to help me with a few issues that cropped up during the trip. I have stayed in some wonderful places all around the world but this one comes close to the top of the pile....The little touches that make you feel very welcome/special abound and the food that Viv serves up, seemingly effortlessly, is without parallel. It's a very sociable place with there just being two rooms the chances are you will have an interesting conversation over breakfast with your fellow traveller. The bothy is simply superb and when you wake up in the morning and look out of the window at your view all will be well in your world!

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Leave your troubles on the mainland and let Viv/Steve host you to perfection!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We cant thank you enough for this fabulous review! Our first in the 2024 Season! It was great to welcome you back again and we hope you will continue to visit us at Abhaig. Kindest wishes from us, Viv & Steve

5
out of 5

28th November 2023:

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect. The room is beautiful, the views are stunning and the breakfast menu was an absolute treat. All the little extras make this a very special place; the cake, chocolates, shortbread, the beautiful selection of books in the room, the attention to detail….all in all, a wonderfully relaxing haven. Thank you so much for making a birthday treat so special!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much! What a lovely surprise to see your amazing review this morning! We were so pleased to meet you both, host you for that very special Birthday and we are delighted you had a good time and enjoyed all the wee touches. It was an absolute pleasure. Hope to see you both again. Have a great winter in your beautiful part of the Highlands and thank you again. Viv & Steve.

5
out of 5

30th September 2023:

All aspects of this b&b stay was fantastic. Accommodation with very cosy with a wonderful view. The breakfast was excellent with some very nice extras Viv and Steve were excellent hosts, very friendly and informative. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this b&b to anyone.

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Just relax in this wonder space and enjoy the experince.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear N & A - Thank you so much for this most positive review! It was great to meet you both and despite the Skye weather, we are delighted you enjoyed the stay here in beautiful North Skye. We hope the further time in a different part of the island is equally as enjoyable and perhaps we can look forward to seeing you both again. Kind wishes from us. Viv & Steve

5
out of 5

29th September 2023:

Dear Viv and Steve, it was a wunderful experience to be your guest. We felt very welcome from the first moment. Thank you for being our No 1 hosts in Scotland. Yesss, greetings from Sarah & Sibylle

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Dear all! If you enyoy staying at an very beautiful and with love designed B&B with a warm welcome and lots of support and if you appreciate homemade food and incredible cakes, then the Abhaig Boutique is the place to experience Scottish Hospitality at it's best.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear Sarah & Sibylle Thank you so much for the kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here in our wonderful little part of Skye! It was really, so nice to meet you both and get the chance to chat a little. Sending our very best to you in Edinburgh and Germany, Viv & Steve.

5
out of 5

23rd September 2023:

We had a absolutely wonderful stay for the second time at Abhaig. This time we stayed in the cottage Am Bothan Dubh, so luxuary and cosy. The food is excellent and Viv and Steve so friendly and helpful. If it was possible we would have give 10 stars, Katarina & Anders

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so very much for this fabulous review. We are so happy to read that your second visit here was as good as the first time a few years ago. It was so nice to see you both again. Sorry the weather was not perfect, but we were happy to see it did not stop you from exploring our lovely area. We hope to see you both again. With our kindest wishes. Viv & Steve.

5
out of 5

13th September 2023:

Viv and Steve are just brilliant, warm, friendly fabulous hosts 😍, we are returning guests and they go above and beyond to make each stay a memorable one, lovely personal touches in the bothy and beautiful design throughout, spotless, and the delicious home cooked breakfasts are amazing , fresh baked bread, smoothies, vivs marmalade and wonderful choices using the freshest and locally sourced produce, loved all the dishes, big shout out to the wonderful chef 💕they also take an interest in getting to know their guests and recommend special places to visit that might not be in the visitors guide. Thanks for all the new recommendations we loved them 😌🙌Absolutely love staying at Abhaig wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Skye due to Viv and Steve’s warm hospitality lovely people, can’t wait to return xx

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Skye landscape is breathtaking my favourite place, lots to see for everyone from the Fairy Pools, Old Man of Storr, Fairy Glen, Talisker Distillery, Kilt Rock, and the stunning Cullin Hills. We took the ferry from sconser to Rassay and visited the Rassay Distillery, definitely take a whisky tour and have some delicious food. Visit Armadale, Dunvegan, Carbost, and oldest Skye’s oldest bakery. Edinbane Pottery and SkyeSkins. Skye Candles Visitor Centre and the restaurant attached does delicious wood fired pizzas. Kinloch Hotel for Sunday lunch and beautiful views. If your travelling around Scotland take the Ferry from Armadale to Mallaig to see sands of morar and beautiful sands in Arisaig along the coast then travel to Glennfinnan, Viaduct and Jacobite monuments Fort William and stunning Glencoe.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Oh wow! We are bowled over by this wonderful write up! It was so nice to see you both again and we are delighted that once again, you had a great experience here with us. We are especially thankful that you share all these helpful tips for future travellers to Skye and hopefully Abhaig. You have now been here 3 times and we can still think of new things for you to experience next time. so we hope you will return. Maybe, as we suggested on tied in with a visit to the beautiful Outer Hebrides! Happy planning and thanks again for being such a pleasure to welcome and host. Viv & Steve.

5
out of 5

7th September 2023:

Everything about Abhaig is excellent from the warm welcome to the amazing location and the exceptional breakfasts. Viv and Steve do all they can to make a stay a memorable experience whatever you are wanting from a stay on Skye.

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We have stayed in the house and the Bothy now. Both are excellent, but the Bothy is special. It has amazing views over Uig to the Outer Hebrides and feels like a private and cosseting escape from the world. You won’t want to leave!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear J & T - Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We were so pleased that you returned to Abhaig, this time to our bothy and for a longer stay. It pleases us no end to learn that you had a great experience here, and enjoyed you well deserved Skye break. We hope we will see you both again and send our very best wishes. Viv & Steve

5
out of 5

1st August 2023:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We are so happy you gave us five stars! It was great seeing you both again, we really hope you had a good time. Also hope that your further days in Glasgow were good and you go home well rested after a good experience in Scotland. Hope we will see you both again someday! With our best Viv & Steve.

5
out of 5

29th June 2023:

Friendly, lovely hospitality. Thank you!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much C&V. We really enjoyed meeting you both. So glad you enjoyed your stay here at Abhaig. Kind wishes Viv and Steve.

4.8
out of 5

21st June 2023:

A quirky bed and breakfast with the most spectacular wallpaper run by a lovely welcoming couple Viv and Steve with a gorgeous dog, Archie. Great breakfasts and daily bakes and tablet provided. Comfy chairs inside an bothan dubh and facilties to sit out enjoying the spectacular views.

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Be sure and book meals out in advance..lots of places closed or on short hours eg Stein Inn, 12 to 2 or after 5pm. Expect busy roads and not everyone knows how to manage single track! Driving anywhere takes longer than you expect. Roads out to the West seemed less travelled, but worth the journey

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Would Recommend: No

5
out of 5

4th June 2023:

We spent 4 unforgettable days at the very special place of Viv and Steve. We had rented the Am Bothan Dubh as all the sights on Skye are within easy reach of Abhaig B&B, we even did Fairy Glen on foot. Not only their friendliness was exceptional but also their incredible hospitality: Viv and Steve are very philantrophic and also animal loving. The cottage is affectionally furnished and the view from the bed to the ocean you only experience once in your life! The breakfast menu left nothing to be desired, even special requests were gladly fulfilled. The salad picnic we enjoyed one evening was also wonderful and lovingly prepared. We'll be back for sure, the Outer Hebrides are still waiting ! Thank you, Viv and Steve for these wonderful days! Manuela & Stephan

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We can fully recommend Abhaig B&B, the accommodation is unique, restaurants are close by and all the highlights on Skye are very accessible.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear Stephan & Manuela - Thank you so much! This review is just delightful, as were you both as guests. We are so pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our bothy, our food, hosting and found the location to be great for being both peaceful and within easy reach, even walking distance to some of Skyes areas and sights. We really hope we will see you both again, maybe on that Outer Hebrides adventure! Kindest wishes to you both, Rita too of course from us, Viv & Steve.

5
out of 5

1st June 2023:

We had the most pleasant stay at Abhaig. The location, lodging, food, and owners are wonderful. I cannot recommend a true B&B any more highly! Thanks for everything Viv and Steve :)

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

S & A - It was such a pleasure to host you both, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay here in our wee corner! If you are back home now, hope everything is great, that you are still living on Scotland memories! Kindest wishes to you both from us, Viv & Steve :-)

5
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31st May 2023:

It was absolutely perfect! Viv&Steve are lovely hosts and very warm-hearted. We‘ve gotten great recommendations. The breakfast was always very delicious and various. We would definitely come back!!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear G & L - THANK YOU! Such a lovely review from such great guests of Abhaig. We are so glad you finally got to take your trip after the delays since 2020! It was so lovely meeting you both and we hope that the rest of the trip with the Outer Hebrides and the North Coast is full of adventure! Best wishes from us, Steve and Viv.

5
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20th April 2023:

Our stay with Viv and Steve was so much more than just an accommodation. We stayed at Abhaig for our wedding/elopement. From our initial inquiry about our booking Viv was warm and welcoming. She helped us with everything we needed from booking taxis to giving amazing advice on the area. She even offered to help iron on the day of the wedding. I can’t express how grateful we are to them. They went above and beyond at every turn to make sure our day was perfect. The decorations on our breakfast table and the beautiful picnic lunch Viv made for us and let me tell you there is nothing better than Viv’s cooking. We spent the rest of our time in Scotland wishing she was still making all our breakfasts. It was out of this world!!! Thank you doesn’t feel like enough for all you did to make our stay special. Abhaig is a one of a kind place we will never forget. We hope to visit again. From the bottom of our hearts thank you both so much!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Aw B & R - what can we say?! This is a great review, thank you so much, we really do appreciate it. Honestly, it was all such a pleasure, from the moment you got in touch, we knew we wanted to make your short but very special stay here as memorable as possible. Such a compliment, to wish for more of our breakfasts as you travelled elsewhere too! Thats huge for a home cook, thank you. We really did enjoy meeting you both, wish you every happiness for the future and hope that we see you again. Kindest wishes from Skye, Viv & Steve x

5
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13th April 2023:

Abhaig Boutique is one of a kind accommodation. You wont regret your decision. The facilities is spotless, cozy, and very well decorated. It was perfect place to come back to after hiking and exploring the great nature of Isle of Skye to relax and get good rest. The bed was super comfortable and so warm. The highlight is the bathroom with heated floors and amazing surrounding views. Truly serene and peaceful. To top it off, the hosts- Vivian and Steve are so sweet. They are so welcoming and friendly and I felt very well guided thanks to them in Scotland. Vivian’s breakfast and dishes are amazing. So fresh and delicious. Highly highly recommend staying here!

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Vivian provides amazingly recommendations for local eatery. You must book things in advance for dinner. Staffing is short in Skye and there’s limited seating in restaurants!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you Thank you! This is a wonderful review N & J. We are so pleased that your four night stay here was enjoyable. As your hosts, we certainly enjoyed having you here, helping you confirm your fantastic itinerary and of course keeping you well fed :-). We hope the onward trip for J was smooth and for you, that you enjoy these weeks of further travel and adventure. Thank you for taking the time to give us this great write up! Viv & Steve

5
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31st October 2022:

The black bothy is like a home from home - a very luxurious version of home; where Scandinavian and Scottish style are seamlessly blended and work with the spectacular window view. All the extras (‘no-nasties’ toiletries; books and blankets) are a delight! Viv and Steve are the perfect hosts. Their love of Skye is infectious and they signposted me to all the perfect things to do. Expect a warm Scottish welcome; high-quality breakfasts; and freshly baked caked delivered to your room 🥰 Words are not enough. It’s a feeling. A feeling of warmth and happiness, against a blustery and beautiful Scottish backdrop.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much! We are really happy that you had a good four nights here, to rest, relax and explore here in North Skye. Its so refreshing to welcome a guest without a car and to find that there is enough to sustain a good few days exploring locally and a little beyond. Your weather was a mixed bag, but very glad that for the main part, you did get to do everything you wanted to. Wishing you the very best on your return to city life and hope we will see you again. Viv & Steve

5
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22nd October 2022:

Staying here was a true highlight of our trip. My wife and I spent two nights and wish it could have been longer. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and friendly. Their tips on things to do and places to eat were perfectly suited for us. The space is extremely clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were perfect. Even though it may seem remote, the location is still convenient to the major sights in and around Portree. And the view from the room is exceptional. Peace and quiet with all the comforts. Exceptional.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear B & M - we were really pleased to meet you both, such lovely guests and a pleasure to have had you here. We are so glad you enjoyed the stay, saying it was a highlight makes us very happy. We hope you enjoyed the rest of the trip and got home safe and sound. With our very best wishes - Viv and Steve.

5
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8th October 2022:

We had a fabulous time staying in the Bothy…the facilities and standard of accommodation is 1st class and made even more special with the view and the sweet treats each day…which were all delicious…not forgotten the breakfast which was exceptional too. Thank you for a perfect stay and being so welcoming Vivienne and Steve :))

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear N & D - Thank you so very much! Really, SO happy that you enjoyed your Autumn Skye staycation and the stay in our Bothy. It was just super to meet you both, such lovely folks to chat to each day and very happy that you enjoyed everything. Hope you had a nice drive home and that maybe we will see you back some day. Best wishes from us here (including the doggies) Viv & Steve.

5
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27th September 2022:

This was our second visit to you, we had such a lovely time with you. You make a visit so special en unforgettable. Your kindness, taking care of guests is perfect, just like your breakfast, cake and picknic. We already looking forward to see you again.

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Things to see are the Quiraing, Fairy Pools and so many more .

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We were so happy to see you both again and for a whole week! We hope the rest of your trip was great and a safe journey home to the dog and the family :-) Until next time - Viv & Steve

5
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20th September 2022:

We spent a week touring Skye and the Highlands and this was our favourite stay - Viv and Steve are lovely warm welcoming hosts, the breakfasts are superb and the Bothy was wonderfully well equipped and provided - we were even welcomed with still warm home baked scones! Wonderful views over the Loch.

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The Galley Cafe over the road was an excellent unpretentious seafood restaurant with the freshest seafood ever.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear J & C Wow! To be rated as your favourite stay is high praise indeed, so thank you so much for that. We are delighted to enjoyed the stay here and liked our wee Bothy, the food (good timing with those scones coming out the oven!) and our welcome. We hope you had a great impression of our beautiful area and will revisit some time again. Kindest wishes Viv & Steve

5
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20th September 2022:

Beautiful bothy set in an idyllic location, breathtaking views and the most amazing hosts! Viv and Steve’s warm, friendly welcome from the minute you arrive, they go above and beyond to make your stay fabulous, the bothy is stunning, modern, spotless with beautiful design features, also lovely touches, Viv’s home baking on arrival, tablet and other treats. The breakfasts are exceptional, but it’s also the chats and laughs at breakfast passing on local knowledge about great finds to visit that makes this a 5 star luxury experience, can’t wait to return again next year!

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Places to visit Totternish, The Culllins, Sligachan Bridge, we travelled North visited The Museum of Island Life in Kilmuir, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Lealt Falls and Flora Macdonald memorial, also Alexander McQueens ashes are scattered in the cemetery opposite! Short Ferry trip from Armadale to Malaig is worth doing to see the silver sands in Morar. We visited a beautiful Vegetarian restaurant Chidakasha Skye in Glendale, food was amazing, and local in Earlish is The Ferry Inn food and ambience was exceptional and in walking distance. Cafes! Skye Skins and Birch in Portree, also the new red cafe, Cafe Coul on the way to the Talisker Distillery, delicious sandwiches and home baking sit in and takeaway. Shopping: The new Skye Candles Visitor Centre in Portree, Edanbabe Pottery, Skye Skins Tannery and lots of independent artists across the island with pop up studios,

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear G & L - This is so kind of you. Thank you, it was so great to see you both again and we are delighted you enjoyed your second visit to Am Bothsn Dubh, tied in with those lovely meals out locally at The Ferry Inn and of course worth the drive Chidakasha Skye. We really appreciate your recommendations written here, ideal for new guests when planning their Abhaig adventures! We will really look forward to catching up with you both next year and hopefully lots of new Skye things for you to discover. Thank you again for being super visitors to Abhaig. With our best wishes Viv & Steve

5
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8th September 2022:

Our week long stay and visit to Skye was idyllic. The Bothy is amazing and the care from Viv and Steve is 5* We enjoyed every moment of our holiday exploring the beautiful isle . The Bothy with all its comfort and views made us feel very spoilt . We enjoyed our delicious breakfast , picnics and gorgeous home made cake . We hope to visit again . Thanks so much for sharing your home and isle with us . Sharon & Jonathan x

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The sea flower boat trip was amazing . Exploring the island and its magnificent views

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much S & J for writing this review. We are just so glad that your week stay here with us was all you had hoped for. The weather certainly helped things along nicely and it was lovely to see you enjoying the outside space too. We enjoyed meeting you both and hope you will plan another Skye getaway. Thank you again and best wishes from us. Viv & Steve

5
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4th September 2022:

We had a wonderful stay thanks to the warmth and hospitality of Viv and Steve. Beautiful interior design, warm and luxurious beds, and terrific breakfasts to fuel up for the day exploring Skye’s natural beauty.

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Quiraing, Edinbane Lodge, Edinbane Pottery, and Skye Museum of Island Life.

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Owner Response:

Dear D & J Thank you for this lovely review, so kind of you. We are so pleased to have met you both and really glad you enjoyed your time here. Thank you both for being lovely guests and we hope we will see you back. Best wishes Viv & Steve

5
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31st August 2022:

Posto stupendo , colazione eccezionale. L’Isola di Skye è meravigliosa ma dormire qua la rende un’esperienza da sogno. Nella struttura non manca nulla , c’è tutto quello di cui si può avere bisogno. Vivienne e Steve sono persone speciali e discrete che ti fanno sentire come a casa. E la cucina di Vivienne è ottima, parola di un’italiana ;)

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Owner Response:

C & E We are so excited to receive this review in Italian, thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so happy that you had a good time here. It was so great to meet you both and look after you with a nice room and good food. We hope life & work is good after your holiday and perhaps we can see you in your amazing country some day. Best wishes from Viv & Steve

5
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20th August 2022:

Viv and Steve were excellent hosts and the food was delicious

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Owner Response:

Thank you J & K, you were such lovely guests and we are just delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Viv & Steve

5
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18th August 2022:

We got spoiled by our lovely and wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were fantastic and a lot. We also had homemade scone in the late afternoon. Our room was really nice and cozy. Everything was excellent. Thank you so much Viv & Steve!

Tips:

There is a restaurant called ‘The Galley’ just across the street. We did a takeaway and ate at the B&B. That was really nice. I recommend the picnic that the B&B offers. It was wonderful and delicious. We had the seafood basket.

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Owner Response:

Dear E & D It was so lovely to meet you both and we are delighted you fell in love with Skye, our location and enjoyed what we do here at Abhaig. Good luck with the rest of the trip and of course your exciting future plans to travel with your amazing home on wheels! Hope we will see you again - best wishes - Viv & Steve

5
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15th August 2022:

You were really welcoming and available, and at the same time professional and effective. Great food, nice room, some good whiskey and wise advices.

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Early arrival is recommended (restaurants close around 8-9pm, roads are tight and scarcely illuminated). Visit Neist Point, the Skye Museum of Island Life and Trotternish Peninsula.

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Owner Response:

Dear C & V Thank you so so much for writing a review for us! We are really pleased you enjoyed the stay, we enjoyed having you here all the way from Italy! Thank you again and we wish you both the best from us. Viv & Steve

5
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14th August 2022:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Vivienne and Steve. They were warmly welcoming, very attentive and gave us lots of tips for sightseeing. The room and bed were very comfortable and spotless. Nice facilities. Tasty and nicely presented breakfasts accompanied by Vivienne and Steve's good humour!

Tips:

We recommend The Ferry Inn restaurant in Uig not far from Vivienne and Steve's. We were very welcomed and the decor is very tasteful.

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Owner Response:

Dear S & P Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! After waiting all that time since trips were interrupted because of the pandemic, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here, the room and the food. It was certainly great to meet you both and we enjoyed having you here for 3 days. We hope the rest of the trip was good too and that you did see more sunshine than in Skye! Kindest wishes Viv & Steve

5
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30th July 2022:

Friendly and kind hosts. Delicious breakfast.

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Owner Response:

Dear C & B - Thank you kindly for giving us top marks! It was really nice meeting you both and we hope you enjoy the rest of your Scotland trip. Kind regards Viv & Steve

5
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14th July 2022:

Absolutely perfect !!! Thank you Viv & Steve xx

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Owner Response:

Dear A & L - You were just fantastic people to have here, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Hope the remainder of your wonderful trip is going well and that we may see you return. Kindest wishes Viv & Steve

5
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4th July 2022:

So peaceful, comfortable and well appointed with a design flair, the Abhaig bothy was a delight. Plenty of room for a couple with an inviting bed and roomy bath. Breakfast was wonderful and the sunset view is out of this world! Viv and Steve are great hosts! Best stay during our two weeks in the UK!

Tips:

Restaurant options are limited in the area so book in advance. If your first time visiting Skye, recommend at least 3 nights - there is much to see, and driving between sights takes some time on Skye's many single track roads. Lastly, pack for changeable weather any time of year

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Owner Response:

Dear Ron & Jo It was a real pleasure to meet you both and although we had to have some limitations in place due to Covid, we are delighted that you were flexible over the slight changes/limitations we had set. We hope the rest of your journey went well, then the trip onwards to your home. Kindest wishes from us. Viv & Steve

5
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2nd July 2022:

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much Eileen & John - we were really pleased to meet you both. Thank you for being understanding about the slight limitations for the days of your stay, we hope you still enjoyed everything. Kindest regards Viv & Steve

5
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26th June 2022:

Loved every second here!

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Owner Response:

A & V it was a pleasure to meet you both, we could have chatted all day! We are so glad you had a nice stay and would be really pleased to see you both again. Kindest regards Viv & Steve

5
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21st June 2022:

It’s not easy to achieve what Viv & Steve have created with their Bothy Suite. It really is a tastefully furnished haven of tranquility and Viv & Steve are excellent hosts. I can’t imagine anyone staying there and not being impressed with what’s on offer.

Tips:

Uig Hotel Dinner was good. Ferry Inn sounds like it would have been a second good option had it not for some reason been shut for 4 days over a weekend in mid June. Ferry terminal less than 5 minutes away. Portree 15 minutes.

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Owner Response:

Thank you very much for reviewing and we are just delighted that you enjoyed your stay. "Haven of Tranquility" is just lovely and really glad also that you enjoyed your eating out options locally too. We hope you will visit us again. Best wishes to you both. Viv & Steve

5
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18th June 2022:

Vivienne and Steve were the very best of hosts - they shared their favorite spots, shops and restaurants on Skye with us and their recommendations were outstanding. There is such thoughtfulness in the goodies supplied (Vivienne’s mom even made some candy for our stay). And having the espresso and tea station was outstanding as we loved the ability to have coffee as soon as we woke up. We departed feeling we’ve found a perfect slice of heaven, and made wonderful friends with Vivienne and Steve in the process. We cannot wait to come back and cannot recommend Abhaig Boutique B&B highly enough.

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Abhaig Boutique B&B is a beautiful and incredibly special place. We stayed in the “Am Bothan Dubh” cottage and everything about it was beautifully designed and thought out. Great attention has been given to every detail. We especially loved the support of local artists and products. There is such thoughtfulness in the goodies supplied (Vivienne’s mom even made some candy for our stay). And having the espresso and tea station was outstanding as we loved the ability to have coffee as soon as we woke up. Sitting in the outdoor seating area and looking out at the stunning view, as well as taking walks in the neighboring fields along the ocean bluffs, were some of our favorite moments. As were the wonderful and delicious breakfasts (plenty of vegetarian options). We cannot wait to come back and cannot recommend Abhaig Boutique B&B highly enough.

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Owner Response:

This is perhaps THE nicest review ever! It was so lovely to meet you both and just fantastic to see you both relax here, not rush and enjoy the final element of your holiday in a rested way. We are really glad that our accommodation offered what you needed and hope you will come back some day. Sending our best to you both Viv & Steve.

5
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18th June 2022:

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Owner Response:

Thank you Laura & Harry - We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. It was just lovely to meet you both. Kindest regards and safe journey onwards. Vivienne & Steve

5
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3rd June 2022:

The most beautiful location I ever stayed in, extraordinary breakfast and lovely hosts. Viv and Steve are simply great and wonderful hosts. You are surrounded with very beautiful design and details in every room. The nature surrounding the house is breathtakingly beautiful.I am so happy that I could get to know this b&b

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Quiraing, Fairy Glen and the Islands

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Owner Response:

Daniela & Joseph Thank you from us for this lovely review. It is so appreciated! We are so happy that you found us too and enjoyed your stay. It was great to meet you both. Kind regards Viv & Steve

5
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2nd June 2022:

We had an amazing time at Abhaig Boutique B&B. Vivienne and Steve make you feel so welcome! The room, breakfast and everything else are just fabulouse!!! We can really recommend this B&B!!

Tips:

Book "the Bothy"! The house and views are amazing!!!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so so much! We are so happy that you were able to visit at last (following 2 years of delay!) and you found your stay was worth the wait. It was lovely to meet you both. We wish you happy travels as you continue your adventure and hope we might see you both again. Best wishes from Viv & Steve

5
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27th May 2022:

It was just great, one of the best BnBs we have ever been!

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Owner Response:

Dear L & A Thank you so much! We know you have travelled a lot, so we take that as a high compliment indeed. Wishing you well for the return home and of course for the future ahead of you. It was so lovely to meet you both. Kindest regards from us. Viv & Steve

5
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27th May 2022:

What can we say 10/10, would give more if we we’re able. From the moment you arrive, hosts Viv & Steve can not do enough for you. The bothy is the height of luxury with so many special touches, homemade tablet and cake not forgetting the wee dram. Breakfast is just amazing with so much choice, high quality ingredients and served with a smile. Viv & Steve are so knowledgeable about the area and able to give advice about places to visit wether this is your first time in Skye or a return visit. We can’t wait for our next stay.

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Book dinner at the Ferry Inn, it is just perfect, with staff who will go out of their way to ensure you have a lovely evening with amazing food.

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Owner Response:

Wow! That's such a lovely review, we read it twice! We cant thank you enough, we appreciate you have been with us a few times now and to continue reviewing us well is fantastic. We really enjoyed your stay too (:-)) just lovely seeing you both again. We look forward to your next stay and in the meantime send our very best. Viv & Steve

5
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22nd May 2022:

I can't say enough to describe this 'Bothy'. It's perfect in every way. We stayed in 5 star hotel in Loch Lomond before we stayed here and are currently in a 4 star hotel in Inverness post visit and neither meets the standards at Viv and Steve's place. Perfection in every sense! Breakfast and extra treats are delicious. Eggs served from the "ladies" on the day are delicious!! Perfectly cooked food from a great choice of options. All wholesome and filling portions. Lots of home made items: jams, cakes etc. Hosts are so welcoming but not intrusive. Helpful re places to visit etc. The Bothy we stayed in is decorated to such an exquisite standard...sublime! Peaceful,private and perfect! Be sure to book way in advance. Thank you both for such a wonderful few days.

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Ask Viv and Steve!!

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Owner Response:

Oh Wow! F & B we are just blown away with this review. Thank you so so much. We are just so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The weather did not do its very best for you to see Skye, but hopefully after scratching the surface we can entice you back. We really hope the onward journey was lovely too and you are enjoying the delights of the Highlands still. Thank you again for such kind words, its so appreciated. Viv & Steve

5
out of 5

22nd May 2022:

Excellent hosts. Very knowledgeable of local area. The best breakfast ever! Steve and Vivienne go out of their way to help and advise and to make sure our stay is memorable.

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Uig hotel excellent for meals. A visit to Skye life very interesting.

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Owner Response:

Dear E & A - Thank you so much for sending this review, we are just delighted that you enjoyed the stay. Hope the week remaining on Skye is going well too and you are enjoying exploring at your leisure. Very best wishes from Viv & Steve

5
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14th May 2022:

If we could give 11 out of 10, we would. Absolutely lovely hosts made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. The accommodation in the ‘bothy’ was extremely comfortable and stylish. The breakfasts were delicious and really set us up for the day. Superb!

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The Skye weather meant we didn’t see as much as we had hoped to do so. The Uig Hotel was friendly and the meals good.

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Owner Response:

R & S thank you so much for leaving such a nice review for us. It was an absolute pleasure to host you both. Despite the Skye weather not being in your favour, we really are glad you enjoyed the accommodation and perhaps a nice relaxing time before the next part of your trip. Thank you again and we hope to see you both again. Viv & Steve

4.8
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11th May 2022:

Viv and Steve went well beyond the normal in providing a very friendly welcome and support during our stay. The bothy was extremely comfortable, with stunning views. Breakfast were scrumptious.

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The Fairy Pools are nearby and worth a visit. Also we enjoyed seeing the ferries at the port at Uig. Dunvegan Castle is definitely worth a visit, particularly the beautiful gardens (big discount for RHS members).

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our hosting too. We cant thank you enough for the lovely paintings too! Such a wonderful surprise for us. It was super meeting you both and we are just so pleased you were able to finally visit after the pandemic holding things up for the last 2 years! Kindest wishes Vivienne & Steve

5
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8th May 2022:

The most gracious and kind hosts! The house was immaculate and had fresh pastries waiting for us every other day. Breakfast was made with such care and both Viv and Steve were super engaged and communicative. Literally the best hosts!

Tips:

The house is located pretty far north of the island so a car is necessary. Go and do the Storr hike, it's about an hour away but worth it. Everything is at least 30-60 min away so be prepared for that, it's worth it however for the views and scenery of sky. Also go to Kinloch Lodge for dinner, highly recommended!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are so happy you had a good stay and enjoyed your time on Skye. It was just lovely meeting you both and we hope we will see you again. Kindest wishes from us. Viv & Steve

5
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20th April 2022:

Wonderful stay with Fabulous hosts and Perfect service. The food, again, was excellent. Perfect location for a relaxed holiday.

Tips:

Very near the Uig hotel for delicious dinners. Have a drink at the Pub Ferry Inn, too. The Caberfeidh Restaurant/Pizzeria in Portree is very recommendable, super service, delicious pizzas. Go and see the Dinosaur museum in Staffin and speak to Dugald. North of Isle of Skye: Take the route northeast, see the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock and enjoy Quiraing and the route along the coast in direction west and then south again in the late afternoon and early evening.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us again. It was extra special to see you with friends and family too. Thank you for the great tips for other guests too, this is super helpful. We hope we will see you again. Kindest wishes Vivienne & Steve

5
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19th April 2022:

We had a sublime stay at Abhaig with Viv and Steve as perfect hosts. Skye could sell itself but the location and feel of Abhaig added to our love of the island immensely. They have thought of every conceivable touch and really put themselves in the feet of the traveller to imagine how they could improve the experience. We will return I'm sure...

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Owner Response:

Dear I & K Thank you so much for reviewing us so well. We loved having you both here with your friends, such a happy atmosphere. We are really pleased you liked our wee place and shared our love of this location and Skye. Hope we will see you again. Viv & Steve

5
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19th March 2022:

We stayed in Am Bothan Dubh which was faultless. The uninterrupted views over the coastline are incredible especially at sunset. The shower was brilliant with heavenly products to use. It is a beautiful relaxing space in The Bothy. Breakfast was an absolute feast. We have never had such choice of home cooked, good quality food. My dietary requirements were met and no items were simply “left out”, an alternative was given. Viv and Steve were the loveliest hosts with a wealth of knowledge of the island. It was a joy to be there and we will most definitely return.

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We only ate out once at the Uig Hotel which was very nice

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Owner Response:

Thank you both for choosing our wee place for your staycation. We are just delighted you enjoyed relaxing in Am Bothan Dubh, admiring that view! So happy that you enjoyed breakfast too, we certainly enjoy creating a healthy feast for everyone. The Uig Hotel is such a lovely place to eat out in the evening nearby too, very glad you went there for one of your evenings. It was so nice to meet you both and hope that we will see you again on more of your Skye adventures. Thank you again for reviewing in such a kind and positive way. Kindest wishes from Viv & Steve

5
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16th October 2021:

Great hosts! Very welcoming, fantastic attention to detail, thoughtful touches in the bothy, and excellent breakfasts!

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Seabreezes restaurant in Portree is well worth a visit.

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Owner Response:

Wow thank you, we are just delighted with this review! Great guests too! So happy you enjoyed your break with us here and hope to see you again. Kindest regards from Viv & Steve

5
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7th October 2021:

This was our second time staying with Viv and Steve and we would hapily come back again! A wonderful location with a very homely feel.

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The Hungry Gull has some brilliant food options. The Quiraing, The Fairy Glen, and Staffin Beach are all a short drive away and offer great walks.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for reviewing after your second trip with us. It was great to see you both and to host as part of your honeymoon! Wishing you all the very best guys and hope we will see you again in the future. Viv & Steve

5
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10th September 2021:

During these difficult times we felt safe and secure during our stay in the Black Bothy. Its beautiful,luxurious,spotlessly clean with lovely wee extra touches like welcome cake a wee dram,quality chocolate, popcorn and luxury toiletries. Big comfy bed,hot powerful shower,big fluffy towels,robes and slippers. Big picture window facing the sea and hills and a nice sheltered place to sit outside if the weather's good.We had the supper club 2 nights and the food was AMAZING. Loved the unusual choices at breakfast too. Steve and Viv are fantastic hosts going above and beyond to make your stay extra special

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Definitely try the supper club!!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear C & G - it was lovely to welcome you back for a second time and so nice to see you both again. Thank you so much for sharing your experience for other readers and we are just delighted that your second stay didn't disappoint. It was a pleasure to arrange suppers for you too and glad you enjoyed our food again. Hope you had a great visit to the Outer Hebrides too and wishing you both all the very best. Viv & Steve

5
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24th August 2021:

Excellent in every respect. A warm and genuine welcome from Viv and Steve who were determined we would enjoy our stay in the cabin.Wonderful views from window and beautifully appointed, including many little touches to make us feel welcome and at home.Delicious breakfast and first class evening meal. Certainly the best place we stayed in this two weeks in the Hebrides.

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Steve recommends good walks

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Owner Response:

R & J - So nice of you to take the time to review your stay. We are just delighted you enjoyed your stay and to say this was your best stay in a two week break makes us very happy, a nice finale for you before your return home. It was lovely meeting you both and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the islands. Also wishing you the best of luck for a smooth house move coming up. Kindest wishes Viv & Steve

5
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22nd August 2021:

We we’re so impressed with the quality and design of the bothy. All the little extra touches provided made our trip extra special. The food that we had was incredible. The lamb tagine we had as part of supper club was out of this world and then the breakfasts were all so tasty and set us up for the day. To top it all off Viv and Steve were so friendly, full of local knowledge and couldn’t do enough to help us and make our trip amazing. Thank you!

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We enjoyed our day walking the Quiraing - unreal scenery but wear walking boots and be prepared to get a bit muddy. The Skye candles shop was a delight and a great place to get some early Christmas gifts. If you’re going to some hotspots (fairy pools etc) get there early. If your up for an adventure do a dawny trip and get in before the crowds then come back for breakfast. If not a Danny then try and get in before 10. For food - Book in advance!! We will book 8pm bookings each evening next time ensuring we have somewhere for dinner, giving us enough time to have a full day out and then come back and get showers and refreshed before going out again - so many options in Portree and it’s really not too far. Supper club at the B&B is a must do, especially if it falls on your first night: incredible food and a fab first night meaning you can relax once you’ve arrived. We had dinner in Cuillin Hills Hotel which was stunning and reasonable for what you get. Oyster shed was a great experience and cracking food!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for this review! We are just delighted to have met you and that you chose our place as the finale to your honeymoon! Its great you enjoyed the bothy, our food and our hosting. Our job is made easy when our guests are lovely people like you two! So thanks again and also for giving some really useful tips in your review. Very much appreciated and we send our best wishes to you both - Viv & Steve

5
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13th August 2021:

Abhaig was an incredibly beautiful place to stay. We stayed in the main house. Out bedroom was on the second (and top) floor, though the bathroom was down the stairs in the "public" area (next to the entrance way and the guest dining/sitting room). It was not as much of an issue as I thought because our hosts stayed to their part of the house and the other guests had no reason to come into the main house except for breakfast. Viv and Steve were immensely wonderful as hosts and cooked brilliant and extravagant breakfasts. They also were very generous with the little bits and pieces (eg. Chocolate, whisky, shampoo, conditioner ect.).

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The Ferry Inn is a very good restaurant, particularly for their seafood, to have dinner at. It is a 10 minutes drive away (or about a 30 Min walk). It would be best to book in advance. The Fairy Glen nearby is also worth a walk through because it is delightful and beautiful.

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Owner Response:

Grace and Jordan - it was so nice to have met you both and thank you for this generous review. Yes indeed, we are as clear as we can be in our descriptions about the layout of our rooms in the main house and like you say, it should not detract from a good peaceful stay. So glad you enjoyed the accommodation, breakfast and all the wee touches. We wish you very well for the future both here in the UK and for your future back in Australia too. Viv & Steve

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28th July 2021:

We had an amazing stay! It was a highlight from our week travelling in Scotland. Viv and Steve are brilliant hosts and so welcoming and accommodating. The food was excellent — we had lovely locally sourced fresh seafood as part of the supper club (the scallops were amazing) and enjoyed the selection of two course breakfasts! Location wise the B&B is in a beautiful scenic location in North Skye. Not far from Portree and near to the Quiraing which we were able to hike during our stay. We were also able to bring our puppy, Milo, who slept in the main house (there is a separate dog boarding / daycare service). This worked really well for us as it allowed us to have a break from looking after him in the evenings plus he had a fantastic time in a new environment and gained a wee bit of independence! He didn’t want to leave! Thank you again Viv and Steve for a memorable time in Skye!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. It was lovely to host you and Milo of course and we were happy that we had an ideal space in our doggie home boarding diary too! It was lovely to give you a break and to enjoy such a lovely wee dog in Milo. We are delighted that you liked our place, the food and where we are on Skye. It goes without saying that you will be welcome visitors anytime. Wishing you the best and extra hugs for Milo please :-) Viv & Steve

5
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26th July 2021:

This places oozes class and charm. The Bothy is perfectly equipped and the view is magical. The service is amazing and the food delightful. I can't imagine a better place to stay in Skye.

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Lots of good hiking. Local restaurants can book up quickly. Book in advance if possible. But the Galley, a fish restaurant up the road is very good and does takeaway aswell

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Owner Response:

Luke & Dorothy thank you so very much. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us here at Abhaig. You were superb guests, with excellent communications throughout and it was lovely to have met you both. We hope the remaining weeks are enjoyable and that you might even visit us again in the future. Kindest Wishes Viv & Steve

5
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16th July 2021:

You have a fab place and work super well as a team

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much Andy & Hilary - we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. It was so nice to meet you both and hope you will visit us again in the future. All the very best from Viv & Steve.

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14th July 2021:

Thank you for a lovely stay. The accomodation was luxurious and very comfortable with amazing views. The breakfasts were very tasty and filled us up for the day. We had the Supper Club one evening and the food was also excellent. Viv & Steve were wonderful hosts and we hope to stay with them again in the future.

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A great base to explore the Trotternish peninsula on Skye. Really close to the Fairy Glen and the Quiraing for some amazing walks. The beaches on the East coast of Trotternish (near Staffin) were great too, and we enjoyed a tasty takeout from the Hungry Gull in Staffin. The bothy has a nice outdoor seating area with a great view for drinks in an evening and watching the sunset.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Ahhh thank you J & R - what a kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. It was great to see you both relaxing outside at the "sit-ooterie" too! We wish you both all the very best in the coming months and must say how nice it was to host you both. Viv & Steve

5
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28th June 2021:

Viv and Steve are the most warm, friendly and exceptionally welcoming hosts they can’t do enough for you, the attention to detail at Abhaig Boutique B&B is exceptional, the beautiful modern bothy is pure luxury, the lovely touches that they add, delicious home baked cake on arrival (Viv is an exceptional baker), a wee dram and Vivs mums delicious tablet was wonderful, it’s also the stunning views from the bothy and the sunset we were lucky to experience that make this place magical, we opted for the supper club and takeaway picnics so glad we did, all the freshest ingredients which was delicious. There is also fantastic choice for breakfast from full Scottish to healthier options which catered for everyone. Viv and Steve’s hospitality was first class and well worthy of higher than 5 stars we loved our stay at Abhaig enjoying the company of knowledgeable hosts, taking in the breathtaking landscape of Skye, particularly after a busy day exploring there was nothing better to come back to the tranquility of the beautiful black bothy.

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Viv gave us lots of lovely places to explore around Skye and different routes around the island, we visited the usual tourist attractions The Fairy Pools, The Fairy Glen, Dunvegan Castle and Portree, but Carbost was a lovely village, The Oyster Shack, Talisker Distillery and grabbed coffee and cake from Caora Dhubh lovely place, also worth visiting Dunvegan village, Edinbane Pottery as they have the most beautiful Skye pottery.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Dear G & L - well what can we say but the biggest thank you for this lovely write-up! So so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in our Bothy, the supper and breakfasts. As hosts, we cant help but enjoy talking to our guests when they are as lovely as you two. We are lucky to live in a wonderful place, you guys did see it at its best with the weather and that sunset! Wow! We hope you'll come back and thank you also for leaving us with gifts! Honestly so appreciated. Viv & Steve

5
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25th June 2021:

Absolutely unbelievable experience. Viv and Steve hosted our wedding and it was absolutely amazing!!! From start to finish, Viv and Steve made us feel so welcome and special. Viv and I worked through the food menu months before and it was just perfect. Viv is a fantastic cook and they are both just wonderful humans!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Ahhh it was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding here at Abhaig, what an honour! It was such fun, doing all the food planning and making it all come to life on the days themselves, all we can hope it that it met your expectations for your special time. Thank you so much for being great regular guests here, we already look forward to you coming back. Wishing you both all the happiness - Viv & Steve

5
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20th June 2021:

Wonderful place to stay with great attention to every detail. The food was fantastic and Viv and Steve are very welcoming and friendly. The Bothy is a lovely place to stay with spectacular views.

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A good location from which to see the north of Skye and for the Harris ferry. Dunvegan Castle Portree and the Coral Beaches good to visit although minimal car parking at the latter.

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Owner Response:

Judith, Tom, Jane & Chris - it was a real pleasure to have you all here. We are delighted you had a good stay and enjoyed our little place. We hope the second leg of your trip went really well and hope we will see you all again. Thanks so much and kind wishes to you all. Viv & Steve

5
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17th June 2021:

A beautiful bolthole on Skye, perfect in every way – thank you for taking such good care of us.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much! It was lovely to meet you both and though your visit was fleeting, we are delighted that you enjoyed it. Hope you are now settle back home and that you will book a stay another time. Best wishes from Viv & Steve

5
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31st May 2021:

10 out of 10 for an outstanding stay in fabulous luxury accommodation. Everything has been so well thought out and Viv and Steve go above and beyond to give guests a truly memorable stay. Supper Club is the icing on the cake!

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are just delighted that you had a good stay and enjoyed your time here at Abhaig. It was lovely to meet you both, we are so pleased that you brought the good weather! Look forward to seeing you again and thank you again. Viv & Steve

5
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21st May 2021:

Viv and Steve were the most amazing hosts during our stay at Abhaig in the Am Bothan Dubh. We had never stayed in a B&B before (just hotels and Airbnbs!) so were a little unsure of what to expect when we got there. That being said, we were absolutely blown away by the level of service we recieved. Firstly, the Am Bothan Dubh was beautifully appointed and kitted out with everything you could ask for and more. The little touches like the tablet made by Viv's mum and the lovely vegan amenities in the bathroom were well recieved! It happened to be my birthday while we were there so Viv and Steve had put a bottle of prosecco in the room for our arrival and had written out a card and a little gift on the morning of for me - totally going above and beyond! We ate like kings during our whole trip, but the supper club we had on the Friday night of our arrival and our lovely breakfasts throughout the stay were some of the highlights of the whole trip! My personal favourites were the cauliflower in maple syrup during dinner and the french toast croissant breakfast. Our hosts couldn't have done more for us, even helping us plan some of our day trips around Skye and on one occaisson letting me borrow a pair of sunglasses! We even got to take home a carton of eggs from their hens. The "sit oot-erie" was great for us to come back and sit and enjoy the outside weather after dinner and we saw some amazing sunsets from there. Thank you for the best birthday ever, we will most certainly be back!

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The Ferry Inn in Uig was a great place for dinner. The little shop just down the road was brilliant for anything you might have forgotten or need during your stay. Try some Skye beer too!

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Owner Response:

Oh goodness, what a wonderful review! Thank you. It was so good to get re-opened after the lockdowns and to welcome such a lovely couple, especially nice to have a Birthday to celebrate too! We are thrilled you enjoyed Skye, Am Bothan Dubh, our food and service and we hope you will come back to see us again. All the very best from Viv and Steve.

5
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15th May 2021:

This is a really special place to stay in a special part of Skye. The bothy is simply stunning - with magnificent uninterrupted West-facing views across the sea. Viv and Steve are excellent hosts and Viv went out of her way to ensure I was well looked after, nothing was too much trouble. The little touches - lots of little treats in the bothy like Whiskey and fudge, home-baked cakes and artisan chocolates - added to the special experience. The bothy was extremely comfortable and luxurious, very tastefully designed and spotlessly clean. Set apart from the house, it is very private, and as it is set back far from the road, very peaceful - the only sounds are birdsong. The bed was super soft and comfy, beautiful soft furnishings throughout the room, great shower, a nice selection of books - basically everything has been thought of to make you feel pampered! There is a lovely outdoor seating area for when the weather allows - a perfect spot for an evening drink whilst watching those spectacular sunsets, or a peaceful morning tea. Viv's breakfasts were delicious - she offers much more variety than usual b&bs and her home-baked granola and full Scottish breakfast were particularly scrumptious. Viv also offers supper clubs, with delicious dinners - the freshest seafood, and very generous portions! In short, a very memorable b&b with everything one looks for: generous hosts, delicious food, spectacular views, luxurious room, and total peace - you'll come away feeling utterly relaxed! Thank you both - I'll be returning!

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The local area has plenty of truly spectacular scenery to enjoy by car or on foot. Abhaig is just 5mins drive from Uig, where there are some good restaurants. The Ferry Inn was fantastic and well worth a visit.

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Owner Response:

This is the first review of 2021 and just makes us brim with pleasure! You were a lovely first guest and it was a real delight to meet you, introduce you to our wee corner for a few nights away from the city. Thank you so much and we look forward to having you back some day. Viv & Steve.

5
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1st November 2020:

Viv and Steve are the most welcoming and thoughtful hosts we have ever met. The Bothy is beautifully decorated and is a perfect, self-contained unit - especially reassuring in these difficult times. The food provided by Viv (breakfasts and the supper club) meals are exceptional - quality and quantity. We simply couldn't recommend Abhaig B&B more highly.

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Quirang, Fairy Glen, Skye Brewery all within a short distance. Uig and Edinbane potteries nearby and, of course, the magnificence of the Skye scenery.

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Owner Response:

It was so great to welcome you to Abhaig for a second time and as we mentioned then, its the biggest compliment for a host when guests re-book. We are just delighted you liked the bothy and since the weather was not that kind for your four nights, it was nice to think you were looking forward to being cosy in there each day and evening. We are also pleased you enjoyed our suppers too, our chance to enjoy a wee chat with you both. Such lovely guests and friends of Abhaig, thank you again and lets hope we might see you again. Take care, Viv and Steve (Archie too!)

5
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20th October 2020:

We loved our stay, thanks so much Viv and Steve. Really appreciate it! We were made to feel so welcome from start to finish and when we return to Skye you'll be our first port of call! The bothy was lovely as well with amazing views. We loved it! Really tasty food as well :-) Thanks!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for reviewing us! We really do appreciate it and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you both and we are super happy that you liked your accommodation, the food and Skye. Wishing you both the best and here's hoping we may see you again. Viv & Steve x

5
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25th September 2020:

Loved everything about our stay. The Black Bothy was so clean and comfortable. Beautiful location looking over fields onto the water. Viv and Steve were fantastic hosts. The Supper Club food was delicious and loved the unusual choices at breakfast. Really didn't want to leave and we'll definitely return. Robust covid measures in place too. Felt super safe.

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Definitely have a meal at Abhaig.

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5
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23rd September 2020:

Lovely hosts and superb accommodation

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much. It was great to welcome you back. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes to you both and we hope we'll see you in the future. Viv and Steve

5
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20th September 2020:

What an amazing place, every detail met to perfection. Hosts, Viv and Steve could not do more to make our stay exceptional. Breakfast and supper club fabulous, 6 ⭐️ would recommend for a stay cation to remember.

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Take advantage of supper club, food and service second to none.

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Owner Response:

What can we say?! Such a lovely lovely review! Thank you so very much. Its a compliment when guests wish to stay longer (like you with 5 nights), but for people wishing to eat in every night, that's just fantastic! we are delighted you had a great visit, good days out and really great weather too. Kindest wishes from us - Viv & Steve

5
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9th September 2020:

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5
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26th August 2020:

We had the most unforgettable stay at Abhaig b&b staying in the bothy. The bothy itself is beautiful, with so much attention to detail from the design to the Edinburgh Coco choccies on the pillow and local whisky with fudge for us to tuck into after our long drive to Skye. It has a picture perfect window that looks out on the breathtaking sea views, where both nights we watched the sunset over the sea with the Isle of Harris in the distance. We had dinner there both nights. The first meal was a showstopper with locally caught Langoustines and a paella; a feast for the eyes! I am gluten free and Vivienne went above and beyond to create breakfast and dinner options that both my fiancé and I can eat. She even baked the most delicious gluten free cakes! I felt truly spoilt. Who needs to go out for dinner when there are 5* meals in-house! Breakfast too was delicious and all home made. Vivienne and Steve are so warm and welcoming and were so helpful recommending places to go to in Skye. They both have so much knowledge of the area having lived there for most of their lives, so we felt like we were getting a truly authentic Isle of Skye experience! We felt so well looked after and we will definitely be returning back. Thank you Vivienne and Steve for making our stay in the Isle of Skye so special, we wish it could have been for longer. We will definitely be sending friends and family your way if they venture up that way! Hope to visit again soon. Best wishes, Amber & Chris

Tips:

The quieter walk up to Quiraing that you recommended was beautiful, we also loved moseying around Portree. And that coastal route up from Applecross was stunning!

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Owner Response:

Amber & Chris - what can we say?! What a kind review from such a lovely couple. It was a real pleasure to meet you and we are so glad that Skye made a nice impression on you. Who would have thought that the old fashioned concept of dinner, B&B would make a come-back?! We are just simply delighted at the response to our food, thank you so much. Really hope the rest of the trip was lovely too, Torridon and then your stop at Blair Atholl. Take care of yourselves and each other and of course best of luck for all the future holds. We hope we will see you again. Viv & Steve x

5
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22nd August 2020:

These guys could write the textbook on perfect Highland hospitality. The accommodation is gorgeous and the food was delicious but nothing compares to the joy of staying with a couple who so clearly love where they’ve landed. Their local knowledge and tips were invaluable and their flexibility and welcoming attitude second to none. We were nervous travelling just a wee while out of lockdown but Vivienne and Steve put us at ease, kept us safe and allowed us to enjoy a beautiful trip.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Oh wow, what lovely things to say! Thank you so very much. We count ourselves lucky to be able to open up, even in a smaller capacity after being shut for the last months. So to know that you felt at ease and had a good stay is fantastic. It was lovely to have you both here, great guests and super flexible too, with any changes we had introduced. We are delighted you enjoyed the Bothy, the food and our hosting, it was an absolute pleasure. Best of luck to both of you. Viv & Steve

5
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11th August 2020:

A paradise on the isle of Skye. A wonderful setting with a fantastic room with a view. The hospitality of Vivienne and Steve. The abundant breakfast. The diners (tajine and langoustine). As I say : heaven on earth!

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Owner Response:

Dear T & V - Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us so generously. It was lovely to meet you both, we wished you had stayed longer. But we know you have had a 3 week tour and we hope your visit to Skye will leave great memories. Safe travels south and back on the Ferry to home. We hope we might even see you again sometime. Thank you for being wonderful guests. Vivienne & Steve

5
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6th August 2020:

I’ve been lucky enough to stay here twice now, and it’s truly fabulous. From its cosy independent setting overlooking wonderful views, the most incredible hosts, who cook the most fabulous food, it’s splendid location and the attention to details. All life’s little luxuries can be discovered inside this Bothy....it’s magical like Skye itself.

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Claigan coral beach, Quiraing, Staffin Bay, Skye Skyns, Edinbane pottery,

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much! We feel lucky when guests wish to return, that in itself a compliment. It was great that you sampled our suppers too, which had not started when you last visited. Just so happy you liked the choices and enjoyed the food. It was a pleasure to host you guys, such lovely guests who clearly enjoy Scotlands West Coast. Look forward to seeing you again. With best wishes Viv and Steve.

5
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2nd August 2020:

This was special. We feel utterly spoiled, pampered and refreshed. Viv and Steve could not have done more to look after us and the food was exceptional. What a spot, what a view. Thank you so much.

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Langoustines were incredible. A super spot to explore the North end of Skye and these two know the island better than anyone.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for this review! We are just delighted you enjoyed your time with us. It was lovely to have you all here, such a great bunch! So happy you enjoyed the food too, we are delighted that the take up for our food has been so positive. Look forward to seeing you all again soon and all the best for school going back, big swims and generally life getting back to normal.

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27th July 2020:

Viv and Steve are superb hosts and make your visit special from the minute you arrive. There is so much attention to detail from the home baking waiting for you after a day sightseeing to the wee whisky nightcap with homemade tablet. The Bothy is beautiful, so comfortable and luxurious with amazing views. Supper club meals were absolutely amazing too with so much effort put into making it special. This was our 2nd visit and it won’t be our last. You will not be disappointed. Thanks to you both

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Make sure you walk the Quiraing but be prepared... it is fairly tough and take your walking boots. Also take the ferry to Raasay and make sure you visit Brochel Castle... don’t be put off by the single track windy road!

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Owner Response:

Ah what an absolutely lovely review. Thank you! We are so glad to be open again after the worldwide lock down and just delighted that you came back to us as one of our first guests. Thank you so much for highlighting the food too, its great to be able to offer suppers and do a bit more for our guests. Wishing you both and your family all the very best. Look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Viv & Steve

5
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8th May 2020:

Excellent hosts and accommodation couldn’t fault it

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22nd March 2020:

Abhaig Boutique B&B is hands down one of the best B&Bs we’ve stayed at and we’ve been to many! We stayed at the separate bothy that has been recently refurbished. It is done beautifully - each little design detail is well thought through and it feels modern, cozy and luxurious. The view from the big window is simply stunning. Waking up every morning to see the sea and expansive sky is such a treat. Viv and Steve are the perfect hosts. They make sure we have everything we need, cook up absolutely delicious breakfast, leave little treats in our rooms and not to mention yummy cakes every afternoon! We stayed in one night and they made us salmon and prawn linguine, both were cooked to perfection. It was then followed by a scrumptious berries crumble. All this with side vegetables cost us only £20 each! Viv and Steve also look after dogs for others, and if you are a dog lover like us, another highlight everyday is to cuddle with the dogs. What more can you possibly need!

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The location of the b&b is perfect for day hikes and there are many stunning routes nearby. We enjoyed going to some of the local restaurants but I have to say dinner at the B&B was a lot nicer than some of the meals we’ve had. It is hands down best value for money so would highly recommend. We can’t wait to go back another time. Thank you Viv and Steve for such a wonderful time.

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Owner Response:

D & M - Thank you for such a lovely review! It was great to meet you both and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you know, our pop-up suppers are a new experiment, so we are just over the moon with this feedback. It is proving fun to cook off-the-cuff meals for our lovely guests. We hope your few final nights on the other side of Skye were enjoyable too and a safe journey home. Wishing you the very best for a very exciting future. Kindest wishes Viv, Steve and the doggies!

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8th March 2020:

Steve and Viv do everything to ensure you stay is perfect, this was work visit but the stay at Abhaig made it feel more like a holiday.

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Owner Response:

Thanks so much for this generous review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Kindest wishes from Steve and Viv x

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