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The Blacksmith's Bothy

SuperhostBy Elgol, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by James
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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The Blacksmith's bothy is a traditional black house with thick lime washed stone walls. These compliment a modern kitchen and wood burning stove.

Set in a peaceful location, the building is over 100 years old. It is surrounded by croft land and spectacular cliff top walks. Situated very close to Spar cave and 5 minutes drive to Elgol.

A private, screened deck area and hot tub is adjacent to the bothy with sea views through a wooded glade. Perfect as a romantic retreat.

The space
The Blacksmith's bothy is a renovated traditional old blackhouse bursting with character. You will find a bright clean space containing a brand new kitchen, a dining area, rocking chair, state of the art CD player music system with a wide variety of music, a battery operated DVD player and selection of films as well as a beautiful bespoke day bed so you can be cosy and comfortable in front of the wood burning stove whether having a romantic evening or relaxing during the day. The house is decorated to reflect the owners passions for art. Some of the prints are the owners own work. There is also a display of blacksmith tools from his own workshop. Creative workshops are available by request if booked in advance but the bothy is a completely private space for you to enjoy and relax.

The kitchen is equipped for you to fully self cater and contains a microwave, a fridge and two electric hobs. There is also a kettle , toaster and a cafetière for coffee. You will not however find an oven, a grill or a freezer. We want to make you aware of this so you can plan your shopping. There is a small ice box which would fit one or two items only.

Adjacent to the bothy you will find a raised deck area with a wood fired hot tub lit with fairy lights and optional insect screening. Also you can enjoy dining out at a table with two chairs and a bbq.
A selection of wetsuits are available to borrow should you wish to swim in the sea at the bottom of the croft.

Guest access
The bothy, decking and hot tub are for the exclusive use of the Blacksmith's bothy guests only. The area is screened from the main house so you will not be overlooked. You also have your own private parking area.

You are welcome to walk around the grounds and signage will indicate any private areas belonging to the owner.

You will have exclusive access to a shower room with toilet and washbasin at the rear of the silver workshop opposite the bothy building approximately 1 minutes walk away. No other guests of the main house have access to this. Signage and solar lights will guide you to this area if I am not around to advise you.

Logs and kindling are provided for the wood burning stove and hot tub and the log stores are found at the rear of the bothy building.

Other things to note
The bathroom is a short walk away from the bothy but is private and for exclusive use of guests.

Mobile phone signal is limited. It is improving all the time but you cannot be guaranteed to get a signal on your chosen network. Most people can receive signal in Broadford village on route. We also have a mast with EE signal a two minute drive away. Please check with your provider before booking if mobile coverage is essential during your stay.

The area the bothy is situated in is peaceful and remote. This is one of its greatest benefits. The Elgol village shop has basic amenities and is open a few hours during the daytime, however we would recommend you bring all provisions with you for self catering. The nearest supermarket is situated in Broadford and is open late into the evening. This is also where you will find the petrol station.

I also have another listing in the area with large bedroom, bathroom and wood fired pizza oven on outside decking with glorious sea views. https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/32013226
The Blacksmith's bothy is a traditional black house with thick lime washed stone walls. These compliment a modern kitchen and wood burning stove.

Set in a peaceful location, the building is over 100 years old. It is surrounded by croft land and spectacular cliff top walks. Situated very close to Spar cave and 5 minutes drive to Elgol.

A private, screened deck area and hot tub is adjacent to the…

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

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Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Private entrance
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Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide alarm

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By Elgol, United Kingdom

Glasnakille is a spectacular secluded village in South Skye with commanding views over Loch Slapin towards the Sleat Peninsula. There are also views of the small isles of Eigg and Rum nearby. `The mountains of knoydart can be seen in the distance. There are very quiet roads on which it is possible to walk or jog. You can walk the coastal path to Kilmarie which then takes you into Camasunary bay and the heart of the Cuillin . It is possible to have a quiet stroll or a big adventure without even taking the car. However Elgol is a five minute drive away with its famous boat trips to Loch Coruisk. Stunning views of the Cuillin can be seen along with walks to Prince Charlie's cave and amazing honeycomb cliffs near the pier.

Glasnakille is home of spar cave, a 50metre long cave which can only be accessed at low tide. It has a fascinating flowstone staircase contained within it.

Our nearest supermarket is 15 miles away. The co operative supermarket in Broadford is open till ten pm. This is also where you will find a 24 hour petrol station. However our area is remote and peaceful and there are no shops or restaurants or pubs within walking distance. We believe this just adds to its charm however. Bookings can be made for evening meals at Coruisk house in Elgol but these need to be made well in advance.
Glasnakille is a spectacular secluded village in South Skye with commanding views over Loch Slapin towards the Sleat Peninsula. There are also views of the small isles of Eigg and Rum nearby. `The mountains of…

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I am an artist, blacksmith and music producer, living and working on The Isle of Skye. I am passionate about all things to do with music and art and enjoy getting outdoors. My hobbies include coasteering, walking, kayaking, climbing and I also enjoy archery. I have lived in Glasnakille for five years and Skye for more than ten years. I particularly enjoy the seclusion and natural beauty that Glasnakille has to offer, as well as the adventures and places of interest on my doorstep.
I am an artist, blacksmith and music producer, living and working on The Isle of Skye. I am passionate about all things to do with music and art and enjoy getting outdoors. My hobb…
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I live at the property next door and if at home am able to help you with any queries you may have. If I am away then I am often contactable. Please get in touch in advance of your trip if you need specific help with questions about the area. Information about the bothy itself can be found in a manual inside or online.
I live at the property next door and if at home am able to help you with any queries you may have. If I am away then I am often contactable. Please get in touch in advance of your…
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House rules
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm

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