Kensaleyre near Portree, Isle of Skye, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles
Portree 7 miles. This superb, detached, single-storey cottage occupies an elevated position in the friendly crofting community of Kensaleyre on the Isle of Skye. Kensaleyre has houses scattered along the shoreline of Loch Snizort Beag, and from this Isle of Skye cottage there are stunning views over the loch and wonderful southerly views towards the famous Cuillin mountain range. This holiday cottage is ideal for a family or larger group looking to enjoy a wonderful break on the Isle of Skye and makes a fabulous and extremely comfortable holiday home, both tastefully presented and very well-equipped. The sitting room boasts a warming woodburning stove and a lovely picture window, which overlooks the loch and will constantly draw you to simply gaze out across the tranquil waters. Four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, provide flexible sleeping accommodation, and the addition of a bed settee in the snug is a real bonus. Outside your Skye cottage is a nicely landscaped rear garden, featuring a wooden walkway, bridge and pond, along with a large side patio area, which provides a lovely place to sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful views on offer. Surrounded by fields where sheep and cows graze, your Skye holiday home offers lovely lochside walks and is in a fantastic location for fishing, cycling, climbing and touring. Eight miles to the north is the charming village of Uig, which is the ferry terminus for visiting the Outer Hebrides, while Portree, the capital town of the island, is also within easy reach of your Skye cottage and offers an excellent selection of shops and restaurants and a quaint harbour providing boat trips to see seals, otters and even sea eagles if you’re lucky. This is a superb Skye cottage from which to discover the unspoilt beauty of the romantic Isle of Skye, time and again.
All ground floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with basin and WC, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility. Dining room (seats 8). Sitting room (seats 6) with woodburning stove. Snug with bed settee.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x washing machines, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freesat, DVD, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Large side patio with garden furniture. Landscaped rear garden with wooden walkway, bridge and pond. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 7 miles, pub 5 miles. Note: There is an unfenced pond at this property - ensure children are supervised at all times.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Washing machine
About the location
Fort William 108 miles; Inverness 113 miles.
Set round its natural harbour on the stunning and tranquil Isle of Skye, charming Portree boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants. Cultural attractions are plentiful; the Aros Centre is well worth a visit with its programme of concerts, theatre and cinema. Sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with sea kayaking, rock-climbing and a good choice of well-marked walks. The rock formations are particularly spectacular; Trotternish Ridge stretches for 31km of continuous cliffs, with many fantastic rock forms and pinnacles. Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre are just two more reasons to visit this magical isle.