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Isle Of Raasay, Arnish Cottage.

SuperhostIsle of Raasay, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Nicky
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds1 bathroom
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Nestled in the hills of the North End , remote Arnish Cottage has views through ancient woodland across the sea to the ISLE OF SKYE. Arnish sits at the end of CALUMS ROAD and is a traditional Hebridean cottage, sympathetically modernised.

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Nestled in the hills of the North End , remote Arnish Cottage has views through ancient woodland across the sea to the ISLE OF SKYE. Arnish sits at the end of CALUMS ROAD and is a traditional Hebridean cottage, sympathetically modernised.

Arnish is a charming four bedroom off grid Cottage. Three rooms are double and one twin. Two of the doubles and the twin lie under the eaves upstairs with the last bedroom downstairs. Also downstairs is a modern bathroom with bath and shower. The cosy lounge has a woodburner, TV, books and games. In the kitchen you will find a large table, great for family gatherings and a Range for cooking. A warming LPG stove sits within a sweet little fireplace. Entering the cottage you will find a fair sized boot room. There is a pretty cottage garden of a good size surrounding the property, this is totally at your disposal. The area is fenced off and dog friendly. Having been owned previously by a deep sea diver, the cottage and garden contain some fascinating nautical memorabillia.

Guest access from Calums Road comprises of a shared driveway, leading to your own parking space, enough for two cars, with additional space if required. There is well fenced off croft land around the property which guests are welcome to explore with their dogs . Please be aware that we use this area and have two dogs. There a three wild cats that sometimes sleep in the shed abutting the garden, they seldom come into the garden and keep well away from inquisitive dogs. There are two pigs on property that have free range of the Croft but not in your garden .

As we are situated nearby to the property we are available for interaction with guests. If you wish for total peace and privacy this is respected by us. We can show you spectacular walks and give advice on places of interest.

Arnish cottage is hunkered down against a backdrop of ancient Birch covered hills and grinning rocky outcrops, just a few minutes walk to the sea. The area is a Geologists dream. Challenging but beautiful landscape makes it the perfect playground for cyclists, walkers and the adventurous of heart. The remoteness provides an atmosphere  perfect for a  retreat.
If you feel a shadow pass over you on a walk by the sea, look up, it may well be a sea eagle. The given name of the area Arnish, means Eagle Headland.
Raasay itself is an island bedded down in the waters between the spooning landscapes of Skye and the West Coast Peninsulas. Its diverse landscape encourages an abundance of fllora and fauna. Marine life such as dolphins, seals and even whales show themselves in these waters. Deer dot the landscape, resplendently silhouetted atop the hills at dusk. At each seasons change Raasay opens her box of treasures and showers the Isle with seasonal gifts. During the warmer months the woods and grasslands are busy with wildflowers, Primroses carpet the woods, to be replaced nearer Autumn with pockets of Chanterelle mushrooms. Orchids and foxgloves seem to love it here.
The North End of the Island is the starting point for many amazing walks, and Arnish the last resort for accommodation. Thereafter lies 6 miles of amazing landscape to be explored, including a group of small islands, some of which you can cross to at low tide. The village has a lively community shop, where you can pre order provisions for your stay. The wonderfully gracious Raasay House is a 18th century mansion and provides variety of facilites and events alongside a cafe and bar. Raasay itself is only 20 minutes by ferry from the Isle of Skye so there is much to explore.

Arnish is the end of the road so you cant miss us! There are regular ferries to and from Skye and a bus service from the ferry terminal at Sconser to Portree and Kyle Of Lochaish. Timetables for the ferry can be obtained from Caledonian McBrayne, https://www.calmac.co.uk/. Copies are also in the cottage for your information.

Heating is supplied by a wood burning stove in the lounge and LPG stove in the kitchen. A radiator in the bathroom picks up any excess power from the wind turbine and solar panels. You will be supplied with a basket of logs on your arrival and additional logs can be obtained at £5 a basket. Please be aware that wood burners are not suitable for the very young to be left unsupervised around. There is constant hot water supplied by an Instant Water Heater. As is typical in many parts of Scotland, the water comes from a local source. We have a Berkey water filter for drinking water. Bath and shower water may appear discoloured on occasion.
Please dress sensibly for this part of the country. We are 10 miles from the village,this is where the shop and post office are. Although you will be provided with a small welcome pack of essentials on arrival , please make sure you have other provisions you might need for the beginning of your stay. You can pre order your requirements from the village shop, alternatively let us know and we can pick up your supplies. There is no chemist on Raasay. There closest are in Broadford and Portree where there is a Boots.

Guest access
The cottage and garden is exclusively for guests but you are free to wander the surrounding Croft .

Other things to note
NB . When purchasing food please be aware that although the oven hob is a gas the main oven is electric. You might want to consider your food choices as being off grid means that power can occasionally be insufficient to run the oven without putting the generator on. We are happy to do this but wish that you are aware that living off grid grid requires some flexibility regarding power. Don't worry your favourite seasonal meals for Thankgiving, Christmas and New Year safe . There is plenty of power during the winter months.
Nestled in the hills of the North End , remote Arnish Cottage has views through ancient woodland across the sea to the ISLE OF SKYE. Arnish sits at the end of CALUMS ROAD and is a traditional Hebridean cottage, sympathetically modernised.

The space
Nestled in the hills of the North End , remote Arnish Cottage has views through ancient woodland across the sea to the ISLE OF SKYE. Arnish sits at…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

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Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
TV
Indoor fireplace
Washing machine
Heating
Hangers
Smoke alarm

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Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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