Romantic & Charismatic Cottage Apartments, sleeps 2 & 4 with Canopy beds, Jacuzzi, open fire, wood burning stoves and sunset sea-views. Dogs Welcome,Wifi, on-site parking.
Shiant Cottage Apartment, sleeps 2, and offers a charming island retreat situated in central north Skye which invites you to take of your boots, wriggle your toes, ease those weary feet. Light candles, pour fine wine and snuggle up to romance the hours away! Escape, whatever the reason, to candlelight by its cosy fire! With Jacuzzi, canopy bed, open fire, fireside sunsets, wood burning stove, candles and flowers an island welcome awaits you. Well behaved dogs welcome. WiFi available*
We invite you to stay in our family home, built on the family croft in the township of Kildonan (near Edinbane) with magnificent views over Loch Snizort to the Ascrib islands, Shiants and the Outer Hebrides beyond. This view whether drenched in summer sunset, or dusted with light winter snow is always captivating and frees your mind to relax. Facing south-east and north-west, sunrise and sunset are glorious, and if the Aurora borealis is active while you visit, you are perfectly placed to enjoy it from the sitting room or decking. The croft land extends down to a rocky shore where you are welcome to wander. Dogs are welcome with well behaved owners!
It is a perfect base from which to easily explore all of North Skye's wonders. Situated by historical 'Dun Flashadder', the croft and cottage is only a few hundred metres off the main road, A850. It's a 2 min drive from Edinbane, 15 min from both Portree or Dunvegan and neighbour to well known Waternish. Neist Point Lighthouse (22m), Talisker Distillery (30m), Dunvegan Castle (9m), Portree Town(13m), The Old Man of Storr, The Quiraing and Trotternish Ridge (30m), The Cuillin (22m) and Fairy Pool (30m) are all an easy drive drive from the cottage. Trips to Elgol, Armadale in Sleat or Plockton on the mainland are all realistic, all being 55 miles away offering great days out. Dining, pub and live music are available at Edinbane Inn, and Edinbane Lodge which are about 1.5 miles from the cottage, close enugh to walk down ann get a taxi back.
This deceptively spacious cottage has been split into two apartments Ascrib & Shiant. Entirely independent they each have dedicated access, parking and garden seating areas offering privacy to enjoy your holiday. A great idea for those that getaway together, but enjoy having some peace and quiet to themselves too.
Both Cottage Apartments have a distinctive Highland character, and offer a welcome where you really feel you're in a charismatic island home from home. Colourful and cosy, with 'minders of childhood freedom', local island heritage and some modern luxuries they are refreshingly inviting holiday apartments.
SHIANT COTTAGE APARTMENT provides accommodation on two floors as follows
Downstairs: 1 lounge, 1 kitchen/diner, 1 Jacuzzi bathroom, hall and porch.
Upstairs: 1 Double gallery bedroom
The upstairs gallery bedroom is wonderfully romantic, with a canopy bed in glorious colours. Candles, flowers, and quirky old photos endear this room as a very charming island retreat. Lie at night and enjoy the stars and moon in the skylight window. If you leave the blackout blind open the evening sunset engulfs you in a rich golden glow. The bathroom has views to the Trotternish Ridge from the Jacuzzi and candles invite you to truly relax after an energetic day out or simply pamper yourself because you deserve it. The living room has fabulous sea-views, easily enjoyed from the fireside whose cosey warm fire invites you to sit back and chill out! Characterful old island photos and inspiration from the outdoors will inspire your escape from every day life.
Freesat TV, DVD and Wifi are available for those that still enjoy modcons of the 21st century. The kitchen is fully equipped, also with dining table and chairs, and has a wood burning stove which is great to top up the heat and hot water. It's so inviting to sit and indulge in fine food and wine. The cosy warmth drifts upstairs to add extra heat to the romantic gallery bedroom.
Further more detailed information is available ON OUR WEBSITE where you will also discover all there is TO SEE & DO and lots of other useful information about the island. You might also LIKE OUR FACEBOOK page for general holiday inspiration and latest news of events and offers.
The porch is very spacious and great for all your outdoor gear, a couple of bikes and unloading the car. Facing north and east it's a great place to paint, or sit and enjoy some daytime sun while reading a book with the back door open.
Shiant has its own decking which looks seaward and is a great place to enjoy the evening sunset.
Alternatively you make like our other apartment Ascrib as detailed below.
Come 'Stay with us on Skye' to escape and explore, or relax and romance, you'll love it!
We also have neighbouring Ascrib Cottage Apartment, which sleeps 4, available for let,
200m of the A850, Portree to Dunvegan road.
CAR recommended - parking on site
BUSES the local bus stop with shelter 200m away on A850. Use http://www.traveline.info/ and the cottage local postcode IV519PU to research bus routes and times.
LOCAL TAXIS for evenings out