Whether on your own, with a partner, friends or family, relax in these comfortable and authentically restored self catering stone cottages on our living croft in North West Skye.
Our two cottages, the Merman and Tigh Dubh, provide an ideal base for exploring Skye. Portree, the main village on the island is 20 minutes away, the famous Cuillin mountains just a spectacular 45 minute drive and Edinbane Inn, 15 minutes walk away is one of the best hotels on the island for traditional music. Perfect for romantic retreat at any age and also for families.
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The cottages are sufficiently distant from each other to provide privacy yet are close enough for 2 families to enjoy a joint family holiday, together with the security and knowledge that the children can be free range as they bounce on the trampoline, play in the Wendy house or have an adventure exploring the croft.
Enjoy the walkways through the growing woodland which has been planted on a third of the croft, stretching from moor to loch with views to the Outer Isles. Spot the flora and fauna that change as the seasons pass: the early summer orchids, to the autumn heathers. Soak up the summer sun, occasional wild autumn winds and the sudden crisp calm of winter. The bird life is ever changing: winter visitors giving way to their summer counterparts, including the distinctive Skylark and the oyster catchers, curlews and sandpipers and herons by the lochside.. Seals, dolphins and otters are sometimes seen playing in the loch.
Tara and Cora, the ponies, like an apple or carrot and even better a scratch behind the ears. The cows may have calves with them depending on the time of your visit.
Shared facilities include a washing machine, dryer and deep freeze, full access to the croft, trampoline and storage facilities for bicycles and kayaks. A cot and a high chair are available on request. Horses and Pets are welcome (for a small extra charge). We can accommodate 2 horses in stables and 4 in a field. Dogs are free to roam on the croft walks but need to be kept on a lead further afield. Extra wood is available for a small charge.
The Merman cottage has been carefully renovated with attention to history and architectural detail and with wood-carvings from local craftsmen. The wood- panelled, open-plan living area, provides a comfortable space in which to relax after a day on the hills, by the wood-burning stove for colder evenings. There is also a TV & DVD with Freeview, radio, CD player and iPod docking station. Board games and a selection of books for all tastes provide entertainment for that odd rainy day. Tiles in the kitchen were hand-made in the local pottery, others were brought back by friends from India. The kitchen is well equipped including dishwasher and all necessary crockery and utensils. The unique wooden spiral staircase leads to a bathroom and two bedrooms, the double one with stunning views over the loch. The smaller bedroom has 2 single beds with views of the garden, croft walk and hills and the sound of the trickle of the burn which runs by the cottage.
There are 2 bathrooms: a small one upstairs and a wet room with shower and sink downstairs. Background heating is from night storage heaters. Electricity is included in the rental as is bed linen.
Our other cottage is Tigh Dubh . Great care has been taken to keep the feel of this traditional Black House but with all the insulation and modern touches to ensure a comfortable and unique stay. A wooden panelled open plan living dining area provides a great space for relaxing, lounging over an extended breakfast or dinner.
"Feels as though I've been transported to a different time,"( Lisa from Birmingham).
Tigh Dubh is Grade 3 Disabled Access.
Internet access available in both properties.
Both cottages are non-smoking.