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Red Chimneys Cottage

Totaig near Dunvegan, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 912285)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Charles R
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    “Superb, well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location!”

    This was our second winter escape to Red Chimneys for a week in December. The cottage is thoughtfully well-equipped and comfortable throughout, and reasonably priced compared to some of the supposedly more 'fancy' cottages in Skye. We travel as a couple with a small dog but it would also be an excellent base for a family of four. Located in the hamlet of Husabost on the north west of Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan, it's quite isolated, surrounded by croft land and with the next nearest property ...

    This was our second winter escape to Red Chimneys for a week in December. The cottage is thoughtfully well-equipped and comfortable throughout, and reasonably priced compared to some of the supposedly more 'fancy' cottages in Skye. We travel as a couple with a small dog but it would also be an excellent base for a family of four. Located in the hamlet of Husabost on the north west of Skye, overlooking Loch Dunvegan, it's quite isolated, surrounded by croft land and with the next nearest property (when we stayed) several hundred yards away (this property was for sale during our first visit in winter 2016 and we looked around it with a view to purchasing it - unfortunately I decided not to go ahead for various reasons, a decision I keenly regret!) Donald the crofter, who owns the land surrounding the cottage, was in the process of building a house for his brother when we visited in winter 2017, to the rear of Red Chimneys about 75 yards away - this will now be the nearest habitation. The Husabost area is our favourite part of Skye, being somewhat off the tourist trail. We don't tend to visit Skye in summer as it's so busy, but I should imagine this area is considerably quieter than tourist hotspots like the Cuillins, the Quiraing or around Kylerhea. Glendale is the nearest large village, two and a half miles away. Not much open in winter, just the café when we visited, and that was the last day it was open - nothing on the menu other than soup and hot drinks was available, but maybe it's better in season. A very pleasant, homely cottage in a really peaceful and beautiful location, with plenty to see nearby - I'm sure we'll be back!

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Dunvegan 7 miles.

A charming, detached, whitewashed stone cottage, located in the crofting settlement of Totaig, on the north west tip of the magical Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Boasting fabulous panoramic sea views, this Skye cottage is ideal for small families or for groups of friends wishing to explore the unspoilt and dramatic beauty of the island.

There are two charming bedrooms in this Skye cottage, a ground floor double and a first floor twin room, both with en-suite facilities.

The well-equipped kitchen, with its dining area, is a bright and social space where guests can admire the glorious surrounding views, while enjoying delicious home-cooked meals!

On the first floor of this Skye cottage, you will find a stylish sitting room.

With its oak flooring, French pine walls and a welcoming woodburning stove, it really is a place for utter relaxation.

Sit outside in the large, natural garden that surrounds this Skye cottage.

The seating area offers total privacy and is strategically placed to make the most of the breathtaking sea views.

The nearby hamlet of Husabost is also a crofting settlement and part of a larger area known as Glendale, boasting a range of diverse craft outlets.

Visit Skye Silver for that special gift or perhaps Skye Weavers for some beautiful handwoven scarves.

The famous village of Dunvegan is a short drive away and during the summer months showcases lively music in the local pubs there.

Of course, a visit to the famous Dunvegan Castle and a walk along the amazing Claigan Coral Beach are highly recommended!

With its stunning, unspoilt landscapes The Isle of Skye is also a haven for nature lovers with its amazing array of wildlife.

This Skye cottage truly does offer a wonderful base for friends and families, wishing to explore this Scottish island!

Accommodation

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front gravelled patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 7 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception can be limited in Husabost
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent.

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About the location

DUNVEGAN

Portree 22 miles.

The village of Dunvegan is set in the north west of Skye and contains a mixture of traditional stone and modern houses, along with a selection of shops and hotels. About a mile from the village is Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan MacLeod, who have continuously occupied the castle since the 13th century. Only four miles away is the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant, a must for all foodies, and just a 10 minute walk away is the very popular Old School Restaurant, also worth a visit. Also in the area are the Cullin Mountains with their fantastic rock forms and pinnacles, which many climbers would put at the top of their list. Other attractions on the Isle are plentiful - visit the Talisker Distillery or Portree, the island’s only town, set around its natural harbour, which boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants, and also offers Sea Eagle trips from the pier, which are extremely popular.

Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

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