Mary’s Thatched Cottages were originally built by Drew and Mary Sim on Drew’s family croft in Elgol, Isle of Skye. Land that had been in Drew’s family for six generations.

In 2018 Mary and Drew decided to move on and the ownership of these stunning cottages fell to four new families from different walks of life. Based on a traditional hebridean blackhouse but enjoying the comfort and luxury of a modern cottage three of them are still being run as self catering holiday homes in a truly wild landscape.

Rachel & Katherine.

We have been staying at Tigh Mairi with our dogs, Indie, Hector and Frankie since 2007, as it combined a high-quality luxury retreat from busy working lives and relentless email, with a truly dog-friendly base for exploring Skye.

We took the opportunity to buy Tigh Mairi in 2018, so we could keep enjoying dark skies, stunning drives, exhilarating walks and cosy nights in. We aim to give the same excellent standard of welcome we had from Mary and Drew Sim, combined with our own Skye experiences, and Yorkshire Tea or freshly filtered coffee to start the day.



John, Sheron & Tilly.

As the owners of Tigh Lachie it’s fair to say we fell in love with it on a typical Skye weather day, cold, wet and misty, back in April 2018. We had missed our appointed time to view but were flagged down by a man in a thick coat and rain hat who turned out to be Drew. He was so welcoming and friendly and once inside we knew straight away that we didn’t want to view anywhere else. It’s our first venture into holiday cottage letting and it is so rewarding to have so many people tell us how much they have enjoyed staying here.
Tilly loves it too!



As lovers of the outdoors we have spent many a night in our campervan travelling around Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. Its fair to say we fell in Love with Skye on our first visit and several years later we decided to make our stay more permanent.
Tigh Phadraig was the last remaining cottage for sale at Marys Thatched Cottages and the first we viewed on Skye. We knew immediately that this was the one as it charmed us with its rustic and warm welcoming feel as well as the amazing views and many walks nearby. Being our first holiday cottage rental it is very much loved by us and our family and thankfully our guests have told us they love it as much as we do.