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Raasay Cottage, visitors to island not allowed

Entire cottage hosted by Toby
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This cottage is in a very remote position, and very high for a dwelling in the Western Isles, quite possibly the highest. The sunroom faces West and offers an astonishing panorama of the Sound, Skye from the Cuillin mountains to the tip of Trotternich, and the ever-changing sky. It is a traditional croft cottage, with many original features. You can walk directly from it both up Dun Caan and down to the beautiful Inver beach. "Utter, utter bliss." Please take a look at the reviews.

The space
The cottage has a double, a twin, and a small single bedroom upstairs, and there is a good futon for a sixth person. The drawing room has a wood burner (firewood in shed), the kitchen is well-equipped, with a table, or you can dine in the sunroom. The bathroom is downstairs. There is a small garden and a lovely grassy-mossy area overlooking Skye. If the highland cattle are there shoo them off.

Guest access
Please note instructions in House Manual section about gaining access to the house. You will occupy the entire property and have sole access to the garden and surroundings.

Other things to note
The drive is steep and rough.
There is BT line internet, not fast, wi-fi. There is a landline, please use as sparingly as possible.
The water comes from the fenced-off spring above the tank. It is not inexhaustible, especially in times of drought, so please use reasonably. We have always enjoyed it as beautiful drinking water, but please make your own decision on this. The hot water tank needs to reheat after a bath, about an hour. It will be On when you arrive, but you can if you wish switch it to the timer (switch in kitchen).
The storage heater in the hall is on a night storage circuit. There are electric heaters in all the rooms.
Some of the furniture dates from my parents and is quite old and can be delicate. There are some classic retro items here and there. Outside can get very wet and slippery so please take care.
Waste bins are at passing place on the road.
Please plan your trip carefully, being sure to check the ferry times between Skye and Raasay.
This cottage is in a very remote position, and very high for a dwelling in the Western Isles, quite possibly the highest. The sunroom faces West and offers an astonishing panorama of the Sound, Skye from the Cu…

Sleeping arrangements

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

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Washing machine
Iron
Heating
Hangers
Hair dryer

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4.80 out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
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Location

Kyle, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Isle of Raasay is a stunning location with a small friendly community, almost all of whom live at the south end of the island in and around the village of Inverarish. Along with the ferry terminal, Inverarish has Raasay House, which is a hotel/outdoor centre (activities can be booked), and has a bar, cafe and restaurant. There is the newly opened Raasay distillery with a visitor centre, and there is a craft shop. There is a well-stocked shop with post office and please support this community-owned business. Raasay venison is the very best! But no doubt most visitors will be coming for the quiet, the space, the landscape, the flora and fauna, and the air. That is really what the croft is all about.
The Isle of Raasay is a stunning location with a small friendly community, almost all of whom live at the south end of the island in and around the village of Inverarish. Along with the ferry terminal, Inverari…

Hosted by Toby

Joined in October 2013
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Hi I'm Toby, Oliver Buxton's dad, and I have taken over the hosting from Olly because he's got a lot on his plate. I live in Oxford, sort of semi-retired. We started offering the cottage for rent last year; it is much better off occupied as much as possible, and it means we have been able to get on with some quite expensive works such as a reliable water supply. And we really like sharing it.
Hi I'm Toby, Oliver Buxton's dad, and I have taken over the hosting from Olly because he's got a lot on his plate. I live in Oxford, sort of semi-retired. We started offering the c…
Co-hosts
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  • Oliver
During your stay
Olly Turrell lives on the island in the village and is available as a co-host. I am in Oxford but I am on the phone/email to answer any enquiries. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me about anything.
  • Languages: English, Français
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Things to know

House rules
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed