“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.”
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.
- Terence and Valerie Mitford, Nov 2018
- Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath with shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
- 2 x bathrooms with bath with shower over, basin and WC
- Dining room
- Sitting room with woodburning stove
- TV room
- Garden room
- Oil central heating with woodburning stove
- Oil-fired 4-oven Aga, 2 electric hobs, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
- TV, DVDs, selection of books and games, CD player, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Highchair and travel cot available on request
- Ample off-road parking
- Non-enclosed garden with patio, lawn, barbecue and furniture
- Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
- Shop 4.2 miles, pub 1.7 miles
- Note: bring own linen for travel cot
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. Licence number: HI-30033-P
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.
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About the location
Glenbrittle 13 miles; Portree 18 miles; Broadford 28.7 miles.
Situated on the west coast of the Isle of Skye, the delightful village of Carbost offers uninterrupted views over Loch Harport and is made up of a variety of houses dating from the early 19th century through to the modern day. Best known as the home to one of Scotland's finest distilleries, Talisker, who began producing c1825, the village also offers guided mountain walks and makes a great base from which to explore a variety of Skye attractions. The popular Dunvegan Castle, home to the MacLeod family who have been in residence since the 12th century, is well worth a visit, as are the various museums located in the area, including the Toy Museum at Glendale and the Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir. With interactive exhibitions and forest trails at the award-winning Aros Centre, there is something for the whole family to enjoy in this lovely holiday location.
Note: bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.