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“Perfect holiday home, perfect location.”
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Lusta Cottage and croft overlooking Lochbay and the Outer Hebrides
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Lusta Cottage and croft overlooking Lochbay and the Outer Hebrides
Lusta shore edge Another beautiful day - zoom of view taken from Lusta Cottage
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43 reviews
Lusta Cottage and croft overlooking Lochbay and the Outer Hebrides
Lusta shore edge
Another beautiful day - zoom of view taken from Lusta Cottage
Pink sunset of Stein taken from Lusta Cottage
Exploring Lusta Croft
Our favourite picnic spot on the croft!
Sue and Craig under Lusta's biggest waterfall!
Lusta Waterfalls
Seaview to Outer Hebrides and gate to croft from righthand side of garden
Angus enjoying the bottom of the croft
Christmas at Lusta Cottage!
Sunset over Stein taken from Lusta Cottage
Sheep with lambs at the top of Lusta croft
Lusta Family bathroom
Double Bedroom with Ensuite
Twin Bedroom 1  in main house
Twin Bedroom 2 with separate access and ensuite
En-suite Shower room with Twin Bedroom 2
Kitchen
Lounge
Sunset from Lusta Cottage
Snowy view taken from inside conservatory (Xmas 09)
Snowy Beach! The Beach at Lusta Christmas 2009
Winter wonderland at Lusta - Chritmas 2009
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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Waternish, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Ruth M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect holiday home, perfect location.”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We've just had a great week at Lusta Cottage, and would recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Skye, especially if you're interested in the North end, as we were. It's in a fabulous location with stunning views, and the cottage is very comfortable, more like a second home than a holiday rental. After spending the day watching whales, sea eagles, and seeing the sights of the island, Waternish is a welcome retreat. Craig and Sue are more than helpful, and we hope to be back soon.

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Liked best: Immediate help when we had a problem.
Travelling group: Teenagers
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18 Jul 2016
Thank you for the lovely review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lusta Cottage!
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Liked best: the view
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed Lusta Cottage. Thank you for your lovely comments.
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C H
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
1 review
“The best location ever.”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The sunsets are truly amazing and the environment so peaceful it's another world. The overall experience was really great. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need, We've known Waternish for over 60 years and it is looking as well as it's ever looked. Waternish is delightfully peaceful if your looking for bright lights this is not for you. The walk through the croft to the Stein Inn is quite steep and over some fairly rough ground but well worth the effort, it's a bit longer but you can walk round the road. As you would expect on Skye the midges can be a bit of a problem but that applies to the whole of Scotland. We had fantastic weather which added to the enjoyment. I would have no hesitation in recommending it, go and enjoy.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: the midges
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
Many thanks for your lovely comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lusta Cottage.
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David A
Penicuik
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect location ”
Reviewed 9 November 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful cottage in September.
The first thing you notice is the views. The location of the cottage perched on a hill overlooking Lochbay is stunning and the uninterrupted views from the conservatory (or, as we called it, The Viewing Platform) make the journey well worthwhile. It is such a peaceful place that we looked forward to getting up in the morning just to breakfast and watch the wildlife and the ever-changing skies, which, even in a storm, were breathtaking.
The cottage itself is very clean and cosy with 3 bedrooms and every comfort you could need including satellite TV and free Wi-Fi which was an unexpected bonus.
We cooked on 3 of the nights we stayed and the fully equipped kitchen allowed us to do this in comfort.
I would heartily recommend the Stein Inn for lunch and dinner and the fabulous Lochbay Seafood restaurant is a must and well worth the money.
Also essential is a visit to Skyeskyns factory and shop. A free explanatory tour and no hard sell. Also go to Ian Williams fantastic Gallery at Brae Fasach. You must try the scones and coffee and ian and Gill are so friendly and welcoming. All places are no more than a 15 minute walk away, but take the car because you will want to buy so much.
All in all a fantastic place which we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back.

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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
Thank you for your fantastic comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Lusta Cottage!
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Martyn F
Ely, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“The best view possible....”
Reviewed 23 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

have visited Skye several times before and this area is my favorite. I booked the cottage through trip Adviser which was relatively straightforward and was hopeful that the cottage would be nice. The cottage was very clean, beds comfortable and the kitchen well equipped for our needs. Best of all though is the sun lounge and its view, it is just amazing and makes this cottage an absolute must to return to. The cottage had a good wireless internet connection allowing me to do work whilst looking at that amazing view., no wonder so many artists live here. Best of all we saw the Aurora so clearly from the garden on two evenings, it is such an awe inspiring sight. I will be back I am sure......

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: No woodburner
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Lusta Cottage and had a great holiday. We totally agree that Waternish is one of the best locations on the island. Absolutely delighted that you got to see the Northern Lights - Fantastic! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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