About this listing
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 stove, 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 the 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
Our friends Olly and Val on the island will be available as primary contacts, and I will be able to take calls or messages. I live in England and so will not be present on the Island. Val lives in a neighbouring house in Balacuirn and her nephew Olly is often in the area.
The Isle of Raasay is a stunning location with a small friendly community mostly located in the only at the south of the island. Here there is a hotel, ferry terminal and shop and post office. There are also nice craft shops dotted around. During your stay you will experience expansive skies, unusual birds, unique landscape air, and water, and a general feeling of space and health that is genuinely rejuvenating.
Our cottage is rather remote being in the middle of the island just off the small road heading to the north of the island. You may only see sheep and cows that graze near the house for days on end - perfect!
Other things to note
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 - please don't expect a brand new house furnished like many rental with cheap IKEA furniture. 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 gas 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 ship as it has good products, and it is good to support this local 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, including service fees.
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