Hawthorn Dene

Self Catering Cottage in Torrin, Isle of Skye

Hawthorn Dene is a traditional croft holiday cottage in Torrin, near Broadford on the Isle of Skye, ideal for a tranquil getaway for up to 4 people and 2 dogs.

The cottage is surrounded by stunning countryside and Cuillin mountain views and lies within a large and secure dog-friendly garden. The traditional Skye white detached 1½-storey croft house has a homely, country feel. Torrin lies on the shores of Loch Slapin and is overlooked by the mighty Blà Bheinn or Blaven ‘blue mountain’.

The cosy sitting room, has a wood-burning stove; twin sofas and a large smart TV with multi-channel FreeSat reception and access to your favourite on-demand streaming services.

The spacious kitchen is very well equipped with all the necessities you need for your stay in this remote location, including an oven, hob, microwave and washing machine. There is ample room for storing supplies in the fridge/freezer and cupboards.

The family dining room is a highlight of the cottage with a large dining table, seating four in comfort and a feature stone fireplace. Ideal for a lazy breakfast, relaxed lunch or evening meal.

Up the narrow traditional wooden staircase are two charming bedrooms (one double, one twin), enclosed with snug sloped ceilings, countryside views and ample storage.

The upstairs family bathroom enjoys superb views over the garden and adjacent fields up to the Red Cuillin hills of Beinn Dearg Mhor and Beinn Dearg Bheag and offers a choice of a relaxing bath or power shower.

The large enclosed garden is a lovely spot to breathe in the fresh air, and take a minute for yourself surrounded by the still ether of nature. It’s also perfect place to let your dog safely off the leash.

Torrin is a quiet crofting village on the Isle of Skye. Just a short walk away are Amy’s Place tearoom and gifts and Mrs Mack’s Wee Take-Away.

Just over 5 miles distant is the village of Broadford, where you can access a large Co-op supermarket, post office, public transport, pubs, restaurants, and cafes, many of which source fresh, local seafood. The nearest electric car charging point is also in Broadford.

The Isle of Skye is home to amazing opportunities that you cannot miss, climb nearby Blaven and other Cuillin mountains, swim in Torrin Pools, take a boat trip from Elgol over to Loch Coruisk or discover Armadale Castle & Gardens.

If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway within easy reach of Broadford and with excellent access to South Skye and beyond, Hawthorn Dene is the perfect spot.

“Beautiful, comfortable, well equipped cottage in the perfect location. Stunning views. Will book again”


“This was our second stay at Hawthorn Dene, and it certainly won’t be our last. We really enjoyed our stay, the croft is well furnished with all you could want for a comfortable stay, and is superbly located for a quieter experience of Skye, whilst being close enough to access lots of interesting places.”


“This cottage was outstanding, with such attention to detail that a whole family could move in and not need anything but clothes! It was so well equipped and the location was perfect. We drove all around Skye and didn’t come across anywhere better to stay. When we return it will be to Hawthorne Dene!”


“3rd time here and feels nicer each time we visit. Lovely place, lovely surroundings. Great garden for dogs and clean comfortable house. A couple of lovely cafes close by.”


Fabulous cottage! We absolutely loved our stay and have already booked to come back next year.


Absolutely fantastic cosy and clean little cottage. Lovely safe enclosed garden for the dogs – they loved the garden. Everything you would need is supplied and the hosts are absolutely wonderful. Already booked again for next year. Wonderful.


The cottage is perfect, a true home away from home and so comfortable and cosy. Set in a stunning location, with amazing mountain views from the garden and only a short walk to a beautiful beach.


Hawthorne Dene dog friendly holiday cottage on Skye will not disappoint. Doug thoughtfully sent ahead copies of the most recent newspapers, so we were in the loop with current events on the island. Doug was happy to assist with queries and was an attentive host, whilst allowing for our privacy. The cottage is conveniently placed […]



  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, and microwave
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with wood-burning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • FreeSat & Smart TV plus DVD player
  • Free WiFi (Starlink Broadband)
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Off-road parking for at least 2 cars
  • Spacious and enclosed dog-friendly garden
  • Broadford shops and restaurants 5.6 miles
  • Amy’s Place Cafe, Tearoom & Gifts 0.5 miles
  • Mrs Mack’s Wee Takeaway 0.75 miles
  • Elgol boat trips 8.5 miles

House Rules

  • All bookings are Saturday-Saturday.
  • Maximum number of guests: 4 persons
  • Check in: 5:00 pm
  • Check out: 10:00 am
  • Pet friendly, max 2 dogs
  • Smoking not allowed
  • EV charging strictly forbidden. Nearest public charger is in Broadford.
  • Note: Not suitable for children under 5
  • Note: Steep & narrow staircase not suitable for anyone with mobility issues
  • EPC Rating: Band F
  • Short Term Let Licence No : HI-30092-F


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