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Peinora House

Balgown near Uig, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1082951)

4.5

Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was situated in a good location for exploring the north of Skye."

    It was a 10 minute car journey to the village of Uig with its well stocked convenience store, petrol station and restaurants (booking essential). The house was comfortable with great views from all windows. The kitchen had all the appliances, crockery etc you required and although the shower room was small there was plenty of hot water. There was a lovely surrounding garden with seating areas and a few sheep. All ideal apart from the weather!

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday in our comfortable house, and all the beautiful views and wildlife. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2022

  • "The heating was off when we arrived and it was absolutely freezing."

    After waiting for it to come on for quite a while we found most of the radiators were off and the thermostat was turned right down. It wasn’t very pleasant. Other than that the house was fine. We liked the location. The kids loved the garden.

    Thank you for your comments. Our first guests stayed in the middle of winter in January and found it "cozy and warm". The heating was on the same setting as then, and can be adjusted according to each room and quickly heats up. It is never turned "right down" at the thermostat and radiators, as this would cause damage to the house and contents. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2022

  • "The property was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, so perfect for our stay."

    We couldn't get the tv to work, except for DVD, which was probably a good thing, so were not troubled by that. The house is in a great location with fine views over the Minch.

    Thank you for good comments. The tv works, but takes a minute or so to warm up, and the digital reception from the Outer Isle can be variable depending on the weather. The internet is probably more reliable. I am happy you had some good weather to enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "Pro - All in all, a lovely house and location."

    Plenty of additional pillows, blankets, towels etc. Well organised with plenty of information sheets. Plenty of 'consumables'. Once the house had warmed up it was very comfortable. Cons - We arrived to a very cold house. Some thought should be given to ensuring a warm welcome. We had been on the road for 12 hours - a cold bed is no fun ! Information on managing the heating was sadly absent. A general note for those who may not be familiar with this type of property, the staircase is narrow but has handrails. The ground room floors are not level throughout.

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and your comments are noted. Please bear in mind that there was a bad storm the previous day (winds 90mph) and the power was briefly off, but the house takes time to heat up after these events. The heating instructions are in the Information Folder in the hall. The stairs and flooring comments are very common in croft houses of this age, and for many people adds to it's character. You stayed an extra night because of another storm which prevented you working, at a discounted rate. I hope your Company will book the house again when working in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at this cottage, it was cozy and warm."

    It supplied us with everything needed and loved every minute. The views were spectacular, my daughter loved waking up to see the sheep across in the farm. We were really sad to leave but we will be rebooking soon. When we arrived at the cottage we had a lovely welcome card and some fizz, was a very nice touch.

    Thank you for so many wonderful comments about Peinora House being our first guests. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the magic of Skye, and hope that you will book again soon, and hopefully the weather will be a little better:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaJan 2022

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with 2 x living flame electric fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and extra folding bed available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden and enclosed, multi-level rear garden with lawn, gravelled area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles and pub 4.4 miles

The property

Peinora House is a picturesque, detached house resting in Balgown just outside Uig on the Isle of Skye.

Boasting spectacular views across countryside, mountains and out to sea, the house is nestled in a rural spot for a family or group of four to explore the history and sights of Skye.

After parking in the off-road parking and admiring your romantic surroundings, step inside Peinora House where your adventure begins; kick off your shoes in the porch and turn left into the homely sitting room, complete with two inviting leather sofas, quaint décor, a TV and unusual games for evening entertainment, including Dutch Sjoelbak and Chinese Mahjong, all the while the electric fire keeps you toasty.

Making for a convenient self-catering holiday, the kitchen hosts plenty of cupboard space, as well as a fridge, freezer and electric oven and hob to rustle up energising breakfasts or host home-cooked meals to be enjoyed in the dining room, with seating for four by the warmth of an electric fire.

Trekking along Skye's coast calls for a hot shower in the ground-floor shower room, where you can rinse off the day before climbing the stairs for bed.

You'll find a double and a twin with sloped ceilings, storage space, dressing tables and wonderful views across rolling hills and stretches of grassland.

Peinora House also offers family-friendly holidays with a highchair, cot and folding bed are available on request.

A handy first-floor cloakroom has a basin and WC to quickly freshen up for the day.

Make the most of the spectacular surroundings in the property's gardens, rich in shrubbery and plants; take to the enclosed, rear garden for an afternoon of games or set the outdoor seating to dine alfresco and toast to your holiday home.

In an excellent spot for exploring Skye, Balgown is home to Whitewave, a family-run outdoor centre offering kayaking, canoeing, climbing and abseiling at various locations, whilst the village of Uig is a short journey away.

Resting on the shorts of Loch Snizort, Uig hosts two pubs, shops and a filling station with a café, as well as Uig Pottery for hand-crafted souvenirs and Skye Brewery serving superb real ales.

Catch the ferry to the Outer Hebrides to admire one of Skye's most beautiful bays and see if you can spot local wildlife such as sea eagles and dolphins!

With Uig as your base, be sure to visit the iconic Fairy Glen, a unique hillside known for its folk tales, whilst The Quiraing is known for challenging mountain hikes and breath-taking scenery.

Journey east to Staffin, famed for amazing views and peaceful Highland retreats with plenty of history; Staffin beach is sheltered and ideal for families, head to the seafood market to taste local cuisine and take the hiking trail to Staffin Harbour and Corran Beach.

Heading further south, Portree is Skye's largest town with excellent amenities in a picture-perfect setting, whether that's wandering along the natural harbour for fish & chips, clambering up to The Lump for panoramic views, or visiting the award-winning Aros Centre for regular theatre, concerts and film screenings.

Peinora House is a fantastic, tranquil base for making memories on the Isle of Skye.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

UIG

Portree 15 miles.

The village of Uig (pronounced "Oo-ig"), at the northern tip of Skye, rests on the shores of Loch Snizort, Skye’s largest sea loch off the Atlantic. The village boasts two pubs, two shops, a hotel, a filling station and cafe, as well as two other businesses well-worth a visit. Uig Pottery sells a range of high quality pottery produced on-site, while the Skye Brewery sells its own superb real ales from the brewery shop. Sheltered by high cliffs, the bay is one of the most beautiful in Skye, and is home to the ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides. Wildlife in the area includes golden eagles, sea eagles, pilot whales, seals and dolphins. The attractions of the Isle, including the main town of Portree, are all within easy reach of this tranquil base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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