The best location on the island for views, our holiday cottage faces a wonderful Highland setting. The cottage itself can be considered rustic, and it is remote. It is a bit dated in a way we really like and want to maintain. You will be comfortable, but please be aware it is an old house. If you are looking for a fully modernised or luxury holiday home, this may disappoint. If you like unusual houses, lots of space, and beautiful scenery then this will be your kind of place.
This is an updated crofters cottage which has two double and one small single bedroom upstairs. Downstairs there is a drawing room with a wood burner, kitchen, and next to this a sun room. Additionally there is a pantry and a small bathroom downstairs. There is a small garden and a beautiful open and usable grassy and mossy area that overlooks Skye and its mountains.
Please note instructions in House Manual section about gaining access to the house. You will be renting the entire property and have sole access to the garden and surroundings.
Interaction with guests
Olly lives on the island in the village and will be available as a primary contact, and I will be able to take calls or messages. I live in England and so will not be present.
Other things to note
There is a laptop that guests are free to use.
The water is fed from a nearby spring. If there is a group of more than 3, then water should be used more carefully. The same goes for the hot water, which provides a single bath at a time, and after it will take 1.4 hours to reheat in the hot water tank.
The cottage is basic but is comfortably furnished. Some of the furniture belonged to my grandparents and is quite old and can be delicate. There are some classic retro items here and there. Additionally, the house has no central heating but has electric heaters in all rooms. Outside can get very wet and slippery so caution must taken not to slip over.
Please plan your trip carefully, being sure to check the ferry times between Skye and Raasay. There is a well-stocked village shop with post office in the village of Inverarish. We recommend using this store as it is well stocked, and it is good to support this local community business.
Ensure you check the car ferry service schedule before booking. Search on-line for Calmac Ferries Raasay to Sconser for an up to date timetable. The ferry is regular and reasonably priced, but stops running weekday evenings to Raasay at 1845! Saturdays it's last sailing is at 2100.
You should be happy to collect the house keys from a secure key box at the cottage and let yourselves in. The code is 6007. We will be available by phone and our agents are on the island and can assist you where necessary.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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About the home
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