Features

  • Fabulous location overlooking the sea
  • Dramatic beach of black sand and rock, safe for swimming and paddling, launching boats or canoes
  • High standard house
  • Log burning stove
  • Hill and coastal walks, climbing and mountaineering
  • Talisker Distillery - 8 minutes drive
  • Local Oyster Farm with retail outlet
  • Village (Carbost) with pub, shop and shellfish outlet, 8 minutes drive
  • Ample parking
  • Electricity and oil included
  • Initial supply of logs included
  • Linen and towels included
  • No smoking
  • One well behaved dog welcome - £20 per dog

Accommodation

  • Ground Floor:
  • Entrance porch
  • Inner hall
  • Sitting room with seating for 8 and wood-burning stove
  • TV room
  • Large garden room/second sitting room with fabulous views and seating for 8
  • Dining hall with ample room for 8
  • Spacious well appointed kitchen, opening to the dining hall
  • Twin bedroom with en suite shower room
  • Utility room
  • Stairs from inner hall to:
  • King size bedroom with its own bathroom
  • Main staircase from dining area to first floor:
  • King size bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Twin bedroom with separate bathroom
  • Outside:
  • Separate drying room with ample storage for boots and coats - great place to leave muddy boots and wet clothing after a day on the hills or the water. Useful place to allow a dog to dry off before entering the house.
  • Large double garage with storage space for bikes, kayaks etc.
  • Stone 'Folly' with seating - perfect to take that glass of wine and admire the view!

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
High July/Aug £1,275
Mid Season Autumn £1,100
Mid Season Half Term £1,100
Low Nov/Dec £900
Christmas week £1,375
New Year week £1,375
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Mid Season Autumn £1,100
Mid Season Half term £1,100
Low Season November/December £900
Christmas 21st to 28th December £1,375
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £1,375
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £900
Easter £1,250
Mid Season Spring £1,100
Whitsun Holiday £1,325
High Season £1,325
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Short break prices
Low Nov/Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £650
Mid Season Autumn 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £800
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £650
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £650
Mid Season Autumn 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £800
Mid Season Spring 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £800
Low Season Jan to March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £650
PLEASE NOTE: Additional logs (first basket included). £20 charge per dog.
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £200
More information about Saltwinds

Property information

Saltwinds is beautifully positioned, overlooking Fiskavaig Bay, with a backdrop of the MacLeod Tables and with the majestic Cuillin Mountains just 15 minutes away. Sunsets over the water are spectacular and plentiful windows take advantage of the ever changing colours.

The house was designed and built seven years ago and provides a spacious, light and very well appointed base for relaxing or energetic holidays. It will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, with its proximity to sea and mountains and provision of a drying room, and to those who wish a beautiful base from which to explore the many attractions of Skye.

Fiskavaig is on the delightful Minginish Peninsula on the west coast of the Isle of Skye. The area is home to otters, seals, dolphins, deer and the occasional golden eagle. The beach, close to the house, is safe for bathing and pottering in a dinghy and a great starting point for sea kayaking. There are coastal and hill walks nearby, as well as mountain walking and climbing in the nearby Cuillins.

The toll-free Skye Bridge is approximately 55 minutes' drive and Portree, the capital of the island, is 21 miles away. Dunvegan Castle, historic monument and home to the Clan MacLeod since 1200, is 25 miles up the coast while the Talisker Distillery and Visitor Centre, producing Skye's celebrated malt whisky, is just 10 minutes away. Skye's only oyster farm is also nearby.

Facilities

  • 4 oven oil-fired AGA with 2 electric hobs
  • Microwave oven
  • Large fridge
  • Large freezer (in drying room)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine (utility room)
  • Tumble dryer (utility room)
  • Drying room with boot and gear storage
  • Wide screen TV with Blu-ray player
  • CD player with iPhone dock
  • WiFi
  • Books, board games and some videos
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue

Further information

  • Eating Out - Old Inn at Carbost for local seafood. Two Michelin - starred restaurants on Skye: the Three Chimneys near Dunvegan and Kinloch Lodge to the south
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - Ramp access to the house; twin-bedded room with en suite shower on ground floor
  • Internet/Wifi - WiFi
  • Beaches - Dramatic beach nearby with black sand and rock (volcanic). Safe bathing and paddling; able to launch sea kayaks and dinghies
  • Fishing & Stalking - River, loch and sea fishing available locally
  • Hillwalking - In abundance!! The Cuillins are nearby plus many others
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - From Fiskavaig beach, Portnalong (1 mile, small slipway and harbour) and Carbost (approx. 6 miles, pontoon)
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Whales, dolphins, otters and seals frequent Skye's waters. Golden and sea eagles and other birds

Travel information

Drive time: Inverness airport - 3 hours. Skye is accessible by a toll free bridge. You can also sail from Mallaig to Armadale

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Visitor comments

  • LS
    We would like to say that we fell in love with the property Saltwinds. The location really deserves the word ‘stunning’. The house was even better than described on the website. In short: fantastic house with fantastic views. Please pass our compliments to the owner. Should there be a future holiday on Skye, we will certainly return to Saltwinds.
  • R&X
    Wonderful house, great week. An excellent week in this very comfortable house, made perfect by the achingly beautiful views and the joy of cooking on an aga for the week
  • Holroyd
    Such a beautiful house - a home from home. We have had a lovely time
  • Scobie
    Wondeful sunsets - comfy house - wonderful scenery Thank you
  • Ian
    Lovely house in a beautiful location. Loved the aga! Lots to do and see during the week
  • Kilmacolm
    Here for the half marathon. Brilliiant weekend and perfect setting - what a wonderful house. Many thanks
  • Sutherland
    Fantastic stay, never had such good weather on Skye - hope to be back soon!
  • R & G
    A wonderful stay on Skye - full of sunshine, breeze and gorgeous sunsets!
  • Tim and Sue
    Beautiful house, great location- had a lovely week
  • D&R
    Came to Scotland to get married! House was beautiful - thanks!
  • Adams
    Great house, great weather and surprisingly dry! Great fun had by all!
  • Lindsay
    I loved staying in this beautiful house. Always warm and cosy, and with beautiful paintings and photographs, and fantastic views. I could very happily live in this house.
  • Curtis
    What a wonderful house and in a wonderful location. The views, the beach and the area in general is out of this world. Thank you and Sarah for making our stay truly memorable. You could have squatters by the morning!
  • Hislop
    The house is stunning and four couples could hide in different parts of it. The house has everything you could possibly need. A great week and thoroughly recommend the house.
  • Rob
    Such a wonderful break. Relaxing, comfortable and peaceful. Thank you for a beautiful holiday.
  • Lunns
    We have been to Skye many times. Had a fab week. Fantastic house - we were very comfortable.
  • Humphries
    Wonderful house and location with great views. Need another week at least!
  • I Lennort, Australia
    We have had a lovely 4 nights here at Saltwinds. The house is very comfortable for a family, the kitchen well equipped. A perfect spot for some great walking.We have been treated to beautiful sunny weather. Sarah is a wondeful housekeeper- caring and attentive - thank you!
  • k Archibald
    Thanks very much for such a fantastic stay. The Isle of Skye is stunning and Saltwinds offers the most perfect base to enjoy the island.
  • The Swansons
    We loved the house - especially the aga! Highlight of the week was the walk in warm sunshine to the Fairy Pools. The Oyster Shed is great for seafood, and for a real treat, the Three Chimneysis exquisite!
  • Terence and Valerie Mitford
    This is by far the best holiday house I have stayed in since we started to go up to the Highlands after my father came back from the war, light, comfortable and spacious. Terence. We felt privileged to stay in this house with its beautiful interior design and paintings. It was a perfect place for eight of our family to celebrate our Golden Wedding. The sitting room with log stove for cosy evenings, the garden room for other and the TV room for teenagers, gave us all freedom. I especially enjoyed cooking on an Aga again and the warm welcome it gave when we returned from outings, also, in the kitchen, using the beautiful pottery made by the owner. Our grandchildren, 19, 16, 11, their parents , grandparents and our dog all enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Valerie.
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