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Garraidh Ghorm Pod

Conista, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1025275)

4.9

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Garriadh Ghorm was the perfect cosy retreat we were looking for!"

    Not only did the pod exceed our expectations with all the little touches Catriona had left for us, but it was the perfect cosy retreat to sit after a day of exploring the island. We spent a week there and didn't get the best weather but that did not put us up or down as the underfloor heating worked a treat, the bed was beyond comfy (so good we overslepped a couple of days) and the little porch was a great shelter from the rain which meant we could sit wrapped in a blanket with a whiskey watching the sun go down or the storms come in. A trully magical little place that is secluded and peaceful. Catriona was the perfect host and on hand if we needed anything, however, everything we needed was already there which made our stay even more perfect.

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2021

  • "The pod is excellent!"

    Great location, Catriona very friendly, wifi telly handy for stormy evenings, will try and book again, loved it!

    Thanks so much. It was lovely to meet you both and hope we see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CliffSep 2021

  • "The complete isolation, not having other pods around you was wonderful."

    The pod was superb and incredibly comfy.

    Thanks so much. It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to have you as guests in the pod. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2021

  • "Wonderful 4 nights on Skye in a pristine pod, in beautiful idilic but isolated location, ideal if you need to get away from the hustle and bussle."

    Must add that the owner was extremely helpful to make our stay more accommodating and relaxing & enjoyable! PS Worth noting the WiFi/broadband service was excellent.

    Thankyou so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "The peace and quiet"

    Thankyou very much. Your feedback is so valuable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2021

  • "The pod was perfect for us, exactly as pictured and so clean and well thought out."

    The location was also perfect, so close to lots of things to see and only 20 mins from a larger town. The host was lovely, so easy to communicate with and was very attentive to make sure we were comfortable. I’d mentioned to her that I was 30 weeks pregnant on our holiday and a fan was left at the door to help if I got too warm which was over and above expected. We would go back in a heart beat.

    Thanks so much. We love to know people have loved the pod as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyJun 2021

  • "The pod is lovely, has everything you could possibly need for weeks stay."

    The location is amazing if you are looking for a peaceful retreat.

    Thankyou very much for your lovely feedback. It means so much to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "Great pod, larger than many we saw on Skye and very well equipped."

    Fantastic location in the most dramatic landscape Skye has to offer. You get a feel for crofting life and we loved the privacy as, unlike many other pods, this pod is the only one at the site. Perfect to access fantastic walks such as Old Man of Storr and The Quiraing. Owners were really lovely and friendly but not at all intrusive. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Thankyou so much . Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoJun 2021

  • "We were blown away by the exceptional attention to detail in this quirky little pod."

    Everything we needed was there and extras. We particularly liked the Bluetooth speaker system! The pod was spotless and the bed was so comfortable. Catriona and Peter were the perfect hosts, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. They sent us a really informative email before our arrival date which is something we had never had before. The pod is compact but because it has been so well designed, still has loads of open space. All of the toiletries supplied are eco friendly and cruelty free, which to us, as vegans, was a lovely surprise. We even had soya milk in the fridge on arrival and some lovely toiletries to say sorry that they hadn't managed to get us vegan cookies! The area is fantastic, right at the top of Skye. We visited at the end of May so it didn't get really dark until midnight. Perfect for sitting out on the verandah with a glass of wine listening to the cuckoo and the sheep. Skye is a wonderful island. Must sees are the Quaraing, the Old Man of Storr, Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Staffin Beach and Dunvegan Castle, to name a few. We will definitely be back. Catriona and Peter, thank you for a perfect week.

    Thankyou so much . Your feedback means so much to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Garraidh Ghorm Pod."

    From the outset, Catriona was incredibly helpful – phoning ahead to give directions, ask if we needed anything, leaving lovely fresh eggs from their chickens. We felt very welcomed to the Pod before we even arrived. The Pod itself is lovely. Catriona has clearly put a great deal of thought into the design, layout and functionality of the Pod. It is spacious, with a very well equipped kitchen. The induction cooker was great to cook on. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom and shower were neat and well set out. The décor is thoughtful, tasteful and compliments the space perfectly. The unique selling point for us was the fact that the Pod is on its own. It is set in a spacious open garden, which Catriona and Peter are clearly investing in making into a lovely space, with lots of thoughtful environmental and wildlife-friendly touches. The peace and quiet was simply wonderful. We know that holiday Pods are becoming increasingly popular, and have seen a lot of sites with several together. The fact that Garraidh Ghorm Pod is on its own, with the space and privacy to enjoy the open space around it, with the hills behind and the view of the sea in front of the Pod, was wonderful. The setting is peaceful, with local crofts surrounding around you. The wildlife was excellent – the experience of seeing the buzzards perched just feet away from you was delightful. It is an easy stroll down to the sea along the lanes, and the spectacular marine mammal and bird-watching opportunities at Rubha Hunish are within walking distance. The Quiraing is a short drive away, and offers one of Scotland’s most iconic walking opportunities close by. I wholeheartedly recommend Garraidh Ghorm Pod to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable retreat. Catriona could not be more helpful, and it was a wonderful holiday experience.

    Reviewed by KirstenMay 2021

  • "Amazing stay!"

    The pod is lovely, cozy and warm and has all the facilities you need for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed staying there and we strongly recommend! Isle of Skye is a wonderful place and the landscape is breathtaking.

    Reviewed by AlexandraOct 2020

  • "The perfect escape from home working and life in general."

    The pod is cosy and warm, in a lovely secluded spot and boasts an amazing view! It has everything you need, for any length of stay. Such a relaxing place to be and to start exploring from. Catriona was also incredibly helpful in returning some items that I had left behind. I will definitely be staying again, but for longer next time!

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "The location was just wonderful, surrounded by crofts and in a secluded part of Skye."

    The pod was cosy, clean and well equipped. Great wifi and tv channels and the underfloor heating was very effective. Loved watching the wildlife and croft animals.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "Holiday was amazing, pod was lovely and the views were stunning."

    Location was tranquil and it was so peaceful. Catriona couldn’t have been more helpful when contacted.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2020

  • "Amazing views and such a peaceful place"

    Reviewed by DamianAug 2020

  • "Lovely pod in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "We had everything we needed, thank you!"

    Reviewed by IlonaFeb 2020

  • "Owner was approachable and helpful"

    Reviewed by MathewFeb 2020

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The property

In the township of Conista, just a couple miles from the coast of Kilmaluag Bay, by the breathtaking coastal village of Balmaqueen on the Isle of Skye, home to a bounty of wildlife and rugged landscapes, is where you can find Garraidh Ghorm Pod, a wooden pod providing cute and compact holiday accommodation for you and your loved one.

A private pod on a stunning landscape.

Surrounded by an enclosed garden with grasses and wildflowers, this pretty property is ideal for a romantic break for avid walkers.

Take in the quaint look of the pod and your beautiful countryside surroundings before hanging up your coats and kicking off your boots on the porch, find the homely open-plan living space where you will be relaxing during your stay.

A corner sofa doubles up as a double sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements, but is best enjoyed when snuggled up under a blanket in front of the Smart TV, being warmed by the underfloor heating while the wind whistles outside.

A small dining area and kitchenette are great for cooking up and enjoying some easy meals using the integrated halogen hob and the microwave.

Tucked away towards the back is where you will drift off after a day of walking on the double bed.

Completing the interior is the shower room where you can ready yourself in the morning for an exciting day, or wind down later with a hot shower after a brisk walk in the chillier months.

If you enjoy watching Grand Designs, you would recognise, merely 1.2 miles down the road is the beautiful Single Track Art Gallery & Espresso Bar, open Sunday to Thursday during the summer, offering mouth-watering home baked delights, and according to local visitors "the best coffee in the UK".

Staffin is a short drive away where you can pick up all your essentials for your visit to Garraidh Ghorm Pod.

The whole of Skye is before you, with the island being 50 miles long, you aren't just limited to your immediate surroundings.

There is rich history to be explored from dinosaur fossils to clan warfare, with the remains of a Clan MacDonald castle, Duntulm Castle, just a few miles from your doorstep.

The Skye Museum of Island Life is not far and takes you back in time to an old Highland village, offering visitors a unique perspective and insight into island life one hundred years ago.

Garraidh Ghorm Pod will be your own little haven after days spent reveling in the incredible landscapes of Skye.

Summary

  • One double bed within a studio-style open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with double sofa bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Two ring induction hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV, Bluetooth speakers, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 1.2 miles and pub within 3.7 miles

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About the location

CONISTA

Staffin 6 miles; Uig 10 miles; Portree 25 miles.

Comprising of a few, traditionally whitewashed cottages, the scattered crofting township of Conista is situated within the area known as Duntulm, on the Trotternish Peninsula in the far north of the Isle of Skye. Duntulm is named after a steep rocky headland where the ruins of Duntulm Castle can be clearly seen. Conista is 10 miles from the village of Uig - the gateway port to the Outer Hebrides - and 6 miles from the village of Staffin. Both Staffin and Uig offer a small range of shops and local amenities. Trotternish is the northern peninsula of Skye, dominated by the Trotternish Ridge ranging from the imposing monolith of the 'Old Man of Storr' to the geological phenomenon that is the Quirang. The area offers excellent walking country, boasting breathtaking views including the Kilt Rock viewpoint, to the south of Staffin, with its dramatic waterfall. Many seabirds use the steep cliffs here in early summer, including the Fulmar, often seen circling the cliff tops at eye level. A fantastic location for exploring this mystical Isle.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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