Here was our first review from Lou and Kelly from San Francisco:
This was our first experience with AirBnB, and David and Frances set the bar very high! As Frances was away, we dealt with David and he was an amazing host and cook. Breakfast was fantastic with homemade bread and fresh eggs sourced from the chickens that roam the backyard. The private room, which was like a hotel room with modern and luxurious bathroom, had sweeping views of the landscape and a surprisingly entertaining flock of chickens (we spent more time watching them and their antics than we’d like to admit). The location has a remote feel and it’s nice and quiet but there’s a walking-distance pub, and it’s a quick drive to anywhere on the island. We visited Dunvegan Castle on the opposite end of the island, which was only an hour away. Skye and a stay at Thistles on Skye is worth making a trek for!
What Lou loved about your listing:
The room was lovely with amazing views of the bay, breakfast was the best we’ve had in all of the UK, and the chickens are endlessly entertaining to watch.
Review from Jennie & Dave from Minnesota:
Thistles on Skye was amazing. Hosts Frances and David seem to have the perfect amount of ‘presence’ — offering help and suggestions without crossing that sometimes-weird B & B line where you never have privacy. Their house is right next door so you don’t feel like you are intruding. (Can you tell I’m not normally a b&b person?) At any rate, we loved it all. The finishes and decorating are all top notch and gorgeous. Many amazing touches and thoughtful design, like USB plugins so you don’t need converters and master lights switches at each bedside. The local whiskey in our room each night was an unexpected and wonderful surprise. This is a gem that we were lucky enough to book as they were just starting out. Something tells me it won’t be so easy next time! Highly recommended!
Review from Katie & Rob from Clinton, Connecticut
I cannot speak highly enough of both our hosts and their beautiful B&B! I wish there were more than 5 stars, because they deserve them. Frances & David have thought of EVERYTHING! Every detail is divine! The view from our room was nothing but stunning. We loved their company and the chance to discuss our travel plans and get advice about our trip. Skye is such a breathtaking location and it has stolen our hearts. However, that is much in part to our stay at Thistles on Skye. We also loved that everything in our room, even the decor, was made in Scotland. That added such a nice touch. David’s breakfasts were superb and his baking top notch. We feel very fortunate to have found this gem during our vacation and look forward to planning our next stay with them!
What Katie loved about your listing:
Honestly, your company was wonderful! We loved chatting with you over tea. Your cooking was delicious! The details and thought that went into everything is so appreciated. We stayed at a supposed 5 star venue the night before and it is your home that showed us what that should be! Thank you for making our trip so memorable!
Review from Evelyn & Dave, Hamilton, Scotland
An amazing, luxurious stay. The room is better than any 5star hotel I have stayed in. The finishing and detail of the accommodation(both room and ensuite) is of the highest quality. Every detail has been considered. Frances and David are fabulous hosts, the communication before arrival was extremely accurate and helpful. On arrival we were given a very warm welcome with local information to enhance our stay. A very quiet location with stunning views and walking distance to local hotel pub and restaurant with lovely food and atmosphere for lunch/dinner. The breakfast provided by Frances and David was fabulous, fresh produce with everything considered. All dietary needs are catered for. I would recommend the vegetarian breakfast. We were even provided with extra towels, midge nets, umbrella and freshly baked cake for our day out exploring Skye. Frances and David are exceptional hosts, I could not recommend them highly enough. They are extremely accommodating and really did make us feel welcome. They both enhanced to our trip to Skye. We will definitely stay here again!
Review from Tim & Lauren, California