A beautifully and stylishly presented the property would make a fabulous base for a family holiday or equally for a couple or a group of friends. The Orchids has been equipped and furnished to an extremely high standard.
The Orchids is newly built in the traditional Skye style with outstanding Five Star views. This beautifully presented property makes an ideal base for a family, couple or group of friends. The location is ideal for exploring northern Skye or just relaxing and enjoying the far reaching views across Dunvegan Bay to Dunvegan Castle and the Cullin mountains to the south.
Inside The Orchids has been equipped and furnished to an extremely high standard.
Ground floor:- The open plan kitchen and dining area has been designed to take full advantage of the magnificent views. The kitchen has all the usual appliances and a utility room is also located to the rear equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer. The dining area has a large table with seating for six, and also offers direct access to the garden. The lounge is furnished with a leather sofa and armchairs,television,radio,hi-fi and a recessed computer desk with free wi-fi access. This room also benefits from outstanding views. The property has three bedrooms, the first of which is located on this level. This room, located to the rear of the property, has a king size bed and an adjacent shower room with a large walk in shower.
Upstairs there are two further en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom has a super king bed and an en-suite shower room. The twin bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Both bedrooms are front facing and again benefit from the magnificent views. The owner has provided quality bed linens and towels for all guests.
The property has a large enclosed garden with a patio and private parking. Just a short walk down from The Orchids is the jetty and the shoreline of Loch Dunvegan, ideal for all ages whether looking at the sea life or canoeing or kayaking from the jetty on the loch.
The house itself is an eco build, and uses the latest green technology including solar panels and core heating for both the under floor heating and hot water. This ensures that all the rooms are kept at an ambient level no matter what time of year you choose to visit.
Colbost itself is best known for the Three Chimneys Restaurant, which is located just a ten minute walk from the property. Listed as one of the “World’s Top 50 Restaurants", it is an ideal place for a special occasion. Its resident chef/director Michael Smith, uses the best of the islands ingredients and he himself is a three-time finalist on the BBC’s Great British Menu.
The property is also situated less than a five minute walk from the Hillstone Lodge Guest House, out of season this newly opened business offers its residents evening meals and the owner is quite happy to extend this service to the guests at The Orchids. The local fisherman is also able to drop off lobsters and other seafood on request and subject to availability.
Dunvegan is situated just five miles from the property and has a small selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants, including the popular Old School Restaurant, plus a tourist information centre. Whilst here a visit to Dunvegan Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland and the ancestral home of the Chief of the Clan MacLeod, is highly recommended. In the opposite direction Glendale has a small shop and the Red Roof Café. Further on Neist Point, with its lighthouse, offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the island, and the opportunity to spot sea eagles, golden eagles, basking sharks and whales.
The island offers much for the visitor no matter what your outdoor pursuit. For walkers the twin peaks of the Macleod’s Tables are not far away, and the quiet country roads are ideal for the cyclist. For the lover of whisky the island has it's own distillery, Talisker, based at Carbost. A visitor centre is based here and tours of the distillery are available. Throughout the island you will find many small shops and companies providing a wide range of locally produced goods including art work and jewellery.