Cottage on Isle of Raasay in spectacular location!
Cottage on Isle of Raasay in spectacular location!

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 4 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 30
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.


Cancellations

Moderate

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
5 nights minimum stay.
From Apr 1 - Nov 1, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

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Eileen User Profile
August 2017
Fabulous location with stunning views. Accurate description of cottage. And we were blessed with good weather and only one morning of midges!

Maaike User Profile
July 2017
Raasay is a beautiful and quiet Island, with many nice walks To make. We loved the cottage because It is SO cosy, remote and with beautiful views. We miss them already....

Barrie User Profile
June 2017
We've rented lots of holiday cottages in Scotland but this was the most amazing location. It was hard to go to bed because of the ever changing views across to Skye. Raasay provided a fantastic range of walks and the bird and plant life on the island were wonderful. We'll certainly be back because a week wasn't long enough to fully appreciate and explore Raasay.

Katharine User Profile
May 2017
Spectacular location, very peaceful. Cosy house. We wee very happy here for a week .

Karen User Profile
May 2017
We were looking for seclusion, peace, quiet and beauty and that's just what we found! Raasay is perfect for an escapist holiday and the house is in simply the most amazing location, the best on the island we think. The weather was awesome, we swam, slept, and ate outside. The sunsets are incredible from the house looking over to Skye. We walked and rarely saw a sole. The house is old and quirky, full of interesting things there are no mod cons and that made our stay even better. Perfect thank you! Tip - although the local shop is well stocked it is expensive (£2 for 6 eggs, £3 for a cider), we brought most of our food and drink from the mainland!

Glen User Profile
April 2017
We had a fantastic week in Raasay and walked the length and breadth of the island. We love the stunning views from the cottage to the Cuillins and Trotternish ridge in Skye. It is breathtaking. The cottage is rustic as described but has everything you need.

Wendy User Profile
April 2017
We went to Raasay for the first time this April , on the recommendation of Pete Irvine's 'Scotland the Best' (Raasay is his number one island) and we really enjoyed staying in Oliver's lovely house. The location of the house and the west facing views from the sun room are wonderful and there are several walks that can be taken directly from the house (e.g. to Inbhir beach, and up Dun Caan and back via Inverarish). We did have a car with us, which enabled us to get to the north of the island, although we could have hired bikes from Raasay House (including electric ones, handy for those hills). The house is very pretty, and is well stocked with interesting books, maps and essentials such as towels, shampoo, dishwasher tablets etc. The only thing we couldn't find in the cupboards was black pepper, which we then kept forgetting to buy at the (fantastic) Raasay Stores. Raasay is a fascinating and beautiful island and we could easily have stayed longer than the 5 nights. Thank you Oliver.

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Hi i live in Cambridge with ny partner and our two young children. I work as an historian who works on early trade and government among other things.

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