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Askival

(Ref. 906098)

Elgol, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Our fourth visit to Askival and we still love it as much, if not more."

    A very spacious and very well equipped and comfortable property in a stunning location. We go in Jan/Feb where we can watch the winter weather and sky change every few minutes while cosy inside. It is a great base for touring all the other peninsulas of the island as well as enjoying some great walking.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jan 2024

  • "If there is ever a place if Eutopia for stressed city people to find, it would be 'Askival'."

    We were spoilt by this beautiful property, and the weather was a magnificent 10/10 while we were there. The views? Down right amazing, and the fresh air was very restorative. It was lovely to get a welcoming phone call from the owner on arrival, and any queries I directed toward the housekeeper were met with prompt, friendly responses. My husband-- a chef by trade-- remarked how extensive the range of kitchen equipment there was. Shop at the nearby village of Broadford's CO-OP as you go up, it will save heaps if car space, and the store is a very large and well-equipped one. Also, the 15 mile journey between Broadford and the crofting community of Elgol is a long, windy and one roaded, and make a the journey feel much longer. If the house doesn't wow you, the views will. And if THEY don't, you have no business being there. Thank you for such an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely house, beautiful location and nice neighbours."

    The house had everything we needed. Comfortable beds and plenty of bathrooms. It is remote enough to feel like you are away from everything but Broadford which has all that you should need is 35 mins away. Beautiful views from the window and I'm sure the balcony is a lovely place to eat when it's the summer.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great location for views."

    The drive from Broadford is about 15 miles, however it feels more like 35 as it is single track and take great care of driving at night. Rain pools at front door so expect to get your feet wet if it rains. Floor in living room and hall creak a lot and therefore it is difficult to be quiet when moving about.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2023

  • "We loved the location and the privacy of the property,the views out the windows are stunning."

    We loved the propertys design especially the lounge & fire place.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a great holiday again in your lovely house."

    The new decking is a great improvement loved sitting out on it. had one night up on the hill with the fire pit which was good. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Sandra

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic house."

    Lots of room, comfortable and warm. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "What a beautiful house!"

    We loved every minute of our stay. There is nothing that could be improved at all! I’m sure we’ll be back soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "Askival is a beautiful, comfortable property with breathtaking views and was perfect for our needs, with 3 generations enjoying the space."

    Both the owner and Ailsa the housekeeper were very attentive to our needs and the house was immaculate. We couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate our Daughter’s wedding, it was a truly magical time and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a stunning location."

    Owners were super helpful as were the neighbours. The house is amazing with great facilities and the views are fantastic.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful location with nice view from the cottage also beautiful Elgol beach nearby only 7-8 mins walking distance."

    Reviewed by Md Mahadi5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent property again."

    Large and spacious with great views to Elgol. Very well equipped kitchen for the cooks. Bring lots of supplies with you, as it is 15 miles to the nearest shops. Great place to chill and watch the weather change or use it as a base to tour all the various stunning corners of Skye.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent. Warm."

    Comfortable. Well equipped. Five star property. (Great pepper grinder!)

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful location, excellent house."

    Thank you. Outside tap rould be useful for rinsing watersports kit. Great to have the wee shop at Elgol for all your essentials. We did not need to leave the peninsula.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "The only downside was that my husband and I never did manage to get on the WiFi but it didn't really interfere with our holiday."

    We were told before arriving that the on suite shower was leaking and the repairs were done with minimal impact and handled by the lovely lady caretaker. As for the shower, well we just used one of the other 3! Fabulous house with an amazing view. Would highly recommend - but a top for future people - do your food shop before you leave Broadford!

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, comfortable beds, everything that you need from a holiday cottage"

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2022

  • "Askival is an excellent property."

    A lovely house set in a truly stunning location. Lovely living areas and bedrooms. The new balcony is a great addition offering an opportunity to sit out on warmer days. And the fire pit at the top of the garden is a revelation offering wonderful views! The owners are really helpful and approachable. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely house, amazing location."

    Great space for the family to spread out on a rainy and windy day! Fantastic communication from the owner who made contact on our first day to check all was ok.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property and fully equipped with everything that you need."

    great location for walking and the log burner and logs were very welcome. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and lots of books and materials to help you enjoy your stay. Wifi could be better.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Askival is a fabulous house with wonderful views of an ever changing sky, sea and islands."

    It is spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. I would highly recommend a holiday here. Just a little note to add that unless you have a four wheel drive you are unlikely to be able to park near the front door so have to use the stairs to carry luggage etc up to the house. However, don’t let that put you off as everything else is perfect.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Askival - it's a perfect place for a holiday with both a mix of relaxed and active times."

    It's a wonderful experience to be relaxing in the lounge watching the sun set over the islands.The kitchen is a great feature of the accomodation - it's well equipped and has everything that you need for home cooking. On the active side, there are a number of great walks nearby and the harbour is a great spot for starting watersports like SUP. We appreciated the location being a little off the beaten path and never found the drive to be an inconvenience. Would reccomend this property to anyone looking to stay on Skye

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful house in a glorious location."

    The cottage is very remote and to get anywhere you have to drive 15 miles along a single track road, often navigating the local Highland cows - but it was well worth the drive. There are beautiful walks locally and further afield but read the instructions well as some are not for the faint hearted or anyone who struggles with heights - but the higher you go the better the view! The cottage is very noisy when the winds are high so might be worth taking earplugs if you are light sleepers. The cottage is perfect, very thoughtfully and tastefully set out with a very well equipped kitchen, huge TV and adequate WiFi- we managed to watch bbc iplayer without buffering when the weather was dreadful. All in all we had a fantastic week at Askival and would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jun 2021

  • "It is a unique house with a stunning view set in a remote location."

    A lovely layout to the property with views from most rooms. Facilities provided were all to a high standard and everywhere was very clean. We will be going back! Loved it.

    Reviewed by Neville5.0May 2021

  • "We arrived at the house on a wild rainy night and it instantly felt like a home from home."

    The house is larger than expected, well equipped and extremely clean, which is very reassuring given the current pandemic situation. The wood burner was lovely with the added bonus of a complimentary basket of logs! The kitchen had everything you would ever need, and the cottage had lovely touches including maps, books and guides for the local area. The internet worked perfectly (those with tech wise kids will understand the need!!). The Smart TV was great and streamed iPlayer and Netflix with no problem. The following morning the sun came out and the house filled with light, the views are spectacular, with the large panoramic windows making it a fabulous place to sit. The MistyIsle boat trip to Loch Coruisk was fantastic, we saw minke whales and seals, the children loved the whole experience. The local shop was great but it’s worth stocking up at the Co-op in Broadford on your way through. We walked to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s cave which wasn’t far and easily manageable for the kids. They also loved playing on the beach near the harbour, a short walk from the house. The beds were really comfortable and bathrooms modern with plenty of hot water. We would thoroughly recommend staying here and would come back in a heart beat! Sykes were amazing as always, we are continually impressed with the professionalism and service they offer.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent communication and instructions from the owner."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was lovely, clean and had everything you would wish for in a holiday home."

    The views were fantastic and it was a short walk to the bay where the views were breathtakingly beautiful. The walks were outstanding. The road to Elgol was 15 miles of single track with loads of passing places with sheep at the sides, it was like going back in time. We were unable to access the information on the villa whilst there as we were unable to get WiFi. I did send a text from the top of the garden but did not miss the phone after a while. I would recommend Askival for a holiday it is gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Nancy4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations and was extremely comfortable and cosy."

    It is very well equipped, especially in the large kitchen. The weather wasn’t very kind to us but we loved just watching the changing weather and light through the picture windows while keeping warm. A fantastic break and would highly recommend Askival. Do go down to the small harbour to get great views of the Cullins and the local seabirds.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jan 2020

  • "Askival is perfectly placed, overlooking the southern side of the Isle of Skye in Elgol."

    A beautiful property with just about every facility you could wish to find in a holiday home. Immaculately clean, spacious and comfortable inside with a 360 degree look of your surroundings from the chairs at the top of the garden. If you are lucky enough ( as we were ) you may find reindeer and other wildlife around the property. The owner was very helpful and warm natured. Couldn't fault it. Will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage is beautiful, spacious and well equipped."

    I have been taking cottage holidays for years, with Sykes and this is one of the top cottages I have stayed in. You won't beat the view either.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2019

  • "The views from the property and view point behind the house are stunning."

    Surrounding area is full of great views and wildlife. The drive from Broadford to the property is a nature trail in its own right for those who take the time. This is a great property to use as a base for exploring Skye.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful isolation!"

    Elgol is a fantastic place with amazing views and surprising wildlife. The weather (as you might expect) can change from minute to minute and usually comes with a healthy breeze. I travelled to Askival with a mixed party of eight. We had teenagers, young people and parents. The house itself is just perfect. Spacious, modern, warm and brilliantly equipped. It's decorated beautifully and has lovely features. The owners have a great eye for style and its a fantastic place to stay. I can't think of anything that could be improved and we all loved it from the moment we arrived. Excellent value for money and even better than it looks in the pictures. Elgol is the quieter part of the island and if you want hustle and bustle this is NOT the place for you. The best words to describe the area are wild and remote but also spectacular and amazing. It takes around half an hour to drive from the last real 'town' area down a one car wide road to get to Askival but it's always an eventful journey peppered with sheep, highland cattle and (if you are lucky - and you probably will be) even the odd stag! If you love the outdoors and want a base for great walks; boat trips to even more remote islands; Lochs; access to mountains and peaceful isolation this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Amazing view, comfortable house and a fantastic house handbook covering all our needs."

    Ideal for a family get together as really spacious. I was sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very pretty and comfortable house, scenic view ."

    .. Perfect !

    Reviewed by Jean-Pierre5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great house on the top of the hill above Elgol harbour with a direct view of the isle of Rum."

    House is comfortable, spacious and very well equiped. Perfect for walking and boat trips in good weather. Ideal for families and walkers. Elgol is in a remote location teeming with wildlife, a very quite and peacful location with exceptional views from the harbour and numerous paths.

    Reviewed by Sion5.0Jun 2018

  • "It was a fantastic week away the house was beyond brilliant great location, very clean, comfortable and welcoming."

    We loved the addition of the fire pit and benches up the back of the garden for watching the sun set.

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0May 2018

  • "We had sunshine and temperatures near 20C in April!"

    This house is so well equipped we were able to have a great dinner party with all our family who were staying nearby - including a firepit bonfire with incredible sunset views of the Cuillins and the islands to end an amazing night.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Apr 2018

  • "This property is exceptionaly good."

    Superbly situated, designed and appointed. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending this property.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

  • "Our stay at ASKIVAL was superb."

    The views are amazing! The house was warm and comfortable very well equipped . It was immaculately clean and we felt at home straight away. If you are looking for a top quality house to rent on the Isle of Skye , this is it !

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2018

  • "We were extremely well looked after."

    The views are stunning and the house is spacious and really comfortable. The kitchen is excellent for cooking in with plenty of good quality equipment. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2017

  • "Booking might well have been compromised if the owner and I had been unable to come to an agreement over our dogs."

    Thankfully resolved. I had previously visited Askival and its former owners, but had never stayed, but was aware of its location so when viewed on 'Sykes' website knew it was a great property and all our party of seven required was some good weather! The house is in a prime situation overlooking Elgol bay, Ardnamurchan, the 'Small Isles' to the south and west with the Cuillen Ridge to the North, and from the top of the garden completing the 360' to Glenelg and Kintail. A truly stunning location! Askival easily accommodated our party of seven guests with a well laid out interior with accompanying en Suite for the 3 main bedrooms and a separate bathroom and shower for an upstairs lounge with pull out bed. The whole property was furnished to a very high standard throughout and pristinely clean, with the added bonus of a 'deck' accessible from the panorama lounge and exterior. The owners have provided blown up photographs of the surrounding views and popular places in Skye and these add a modern ambience to the property. During our week we were blessed with the very best of West Coast weather and we're able to enjoy Skye, its environs and the islands at their very best. We all found it difficult to drag ourselves away from Askival at the end of our lovely week. No doubt we shall return!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2017

  • "Beautiful views, beautiful home and a lovely time was had by all."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4May 2017

  • "This is the best holiday home we have stayed in, everything was top quality even the view"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • First floor snug with sofa bed
  • Mezzanine sitting room with woodburning stove and French doors to balcony.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, telephone for emergency calls and incoming calls only, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front decked balcony with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk (summer months only) or 17 miles, pub 17 miles
  • Harbour 5 mins walk
  • Note: No mobile phone reception
  • Note: WiFi is very slow, streaming not possible
  • Note: There are steps to access property and throughout, may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm on day of arrival
  • Note: This property accepts short breaks from October until the end of March only.

The property

A stunning, detached cottage situated in the village of Elgol, in a fabulously elevated location, in the southeast corner of the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Built to take absolute advantage of this desirable location, the view from this Elgol cottage is very impressive indeed, looking out over the sea to the Inner Hebrides.

Comfortably-appointed throughout, providing bright and contemporary accommodation, this Skye cottage would be ideal for a family group, or group of friends, who wish to enjoy time together in this magical area of Scotland.

This Skye cottage is set over two floors with two spacious bedrooms downstairs benefiting from en-suite facilities, one of which also boasts a walk-in wardrobe.

On the first floor is a further king-size double with the bonus of an en-suite shower room, along with Velux windows from which sea and mountain views can be seen.

There is so much space, with the cottage also offering a separate shower room, and a snug with a double sofa bed!

On the ground floor level of this Skye cottage, there is a stylish kitchen, with a breakfast bar, well-equipped and perfect for preparing delicious home-cooked meals.

Steps lead up to a dining room and stairs to the snug.

The raised floor sitting room exudes comfort and style with its woodburning stove, high beamed ceiling, tall windows, and French doors leading to the balcony.

Outside, the large balcony is a simply perfect spot to sit, relax and view the local wildlife whilst savouring this magnificent location.

With just a short stroll down to the busy harbour, you can easily enjoy boat trips to the Islands of Canna, Rhum, Eigg and Soay, while trips to Loch Coruisk, in the heart of the Cuillins, are very popular, with regular sightings of whales, dolphins, basking sharks and puffins along the way!

The Isle of Skye is a breathtaking island, and a trip to Talisker Distillery and its great visitor centre is a must to taste the local whiskey.

With so much to see and do from this wonderful Elgol cottage, you will be sure of an unforgettable holiday.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-30320-F

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About the location

ELGOL

Broadford 15 miles.

The crofting community of Elgol sits at the tip of the Strathaird Peninsula, in southern Skye, at the end of a single track road running from the village of Broadford. Passing through the picturesque village of Torrin, round the head of Loch Slapin with the celebrated Bla Bheinn mountain on the right, the road descends into Elgol, with breathtaking views overlooking the small islands of Rhum, Eigg, Canna and Soay. Several pleasure crafts operate from the pier, and it is well worth a trip to the famous Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin, passing a seal colony en route. Experienced hill walkers and climbers can set out from here into the surrounding mountains or have a picnic by the loch and return by the same boat 1.5 hours later. Elgol has a small community shop with a café offering some delicious homemade cakes, perfect for a break after a day of adventure. Petrol is available in Broadford, which can be found 15 miles from Elgol and has a variety of pubs/bars, restaurants and shops including a Post Office and a supermarket for all of your last minute amenities. Elgol is a wonderful village from which to base your Highland adventure.

If you are a repeat booker at this property, you're eligible for a 10% discount of the rental cost - please contact us to verify this during or immediately after making your booking and we can apply your discount for you.
Note: This property accepts short breaks from October until the end of March only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas