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1A Kylerhea

Kylerhea near Broadford, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 17274)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • 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/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • “This was our second visit, the first 7yrs ago when it was in its first year of being let.”

    So pleased to see many improvements, such as the comfy settee and easy chair, folding dining table and TV & DVD player on the lower side table (not the wall); all were a big improvement. The equipment had also expanded and was excellent in the kitchen with a large range of saucepans, roasting pans/trays, bowels & cooking utensils, plus cafetière. Some items had not been listed, such as the toaster and hairdryer, so I wished I’d asked before taking these with us. We also took a fan heater ...

    So pleased to see many improvements, such as the comfy settee and easy chair, folding dining table and TV & DVD player on the lower side table (not the wall); all were a big improvement. The equipment had also expanded and was excellent in the kitchen with a large range of saucepans, roasting pans/trays, bowels & cooking utensils, plus cafetière. Some items had not been listed, such as the toaster and hairdryer, so I wished I’d asked before taking these with us. We also took a fan heater for the kitchen - see below. The only drawback to the cottage is the lack of heating in the kitchen. The night-storage heaters in the hall & living room give out an enormous amount of heat during the night (with a boost in the middle of the day). Tip: leave the living room, kitchen & bathroom doors open at night for the heat to circulate everywhere, this will ensure all is warm for the morning. Unfortunately this heat is not sufficient to keep the kitchen warm during the day and even with the wood burner lit in the living room and door open, is still very chilly. A convector heater, such as that in the bedroom, or a fan heater, is very much needed in the kitchen. The bathroom would also benefit from having a wall fan heater installed as the heated towel rail which keeps it cosy while the off-peak heating is on, goes off at 7am and in winter cools down very quickly. Taking a shower later can be a chilly business (particularly as the water pressure is low resulting in the shower not being very good). A wall mounted fan heater, to be used while taking a shower would make it more comfortable. The first time we came I was impressed with the memory foam mattress which was very comfy. I’m afraid that it either needs turning frequently or (7yrs later) possibly replacing now as one side has a definite hollow, which if it fits your stature may not be a problem. It is passable but is something that should be kept in mind for replacement. We love the position of the cottage, right on the side of the loch. Having many health issues it is not possibly for me to walk the mountains, or any distance in search of seeing the wildlife as my husband does. Sitting at the window with its wonderful view of the water provided me with an excellent viewing point for the otters, dolphins, an eagle and a large range of bird life (plus migrants) which I saw. My husband actually saw ptarmigan twice on his mountain walks - very envious!

    - Mr Bulmer, November 2019

The property

Broadford 10 miles.

A nicely presented, detached stone cottage, occupying a stunning seaside location surrounded by mountains in the small village of Kylerhea on the Isle of Skye.

This Isle of Skye cottage looks out across the Kylerhea Straits and over to the village of Glenelg on the mainland, and both communities are connected by the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland, a short but exciting journey.

This Isle of Skye cottage would suit a couple who really want to savour the spectacular scenery and unforgettable wildlife to be found in this remote Highland community.

Well-appointed throughout and offering accommodation all on the ground floor level, this Skye cottage has a double bedroom with views out to sea, a modern cottage-style kitchen and a cosy sitting room with warming woodburning stove and further views of the sea and mountains.

Outside your Skye cottage is a lawned garden, and the only sounds to be heard are the lapping of the waves and the snorting of the seals!

The Otter Haven Hide is close to your Skye cottage and offers superb scenery and the chance to spot otters, seals and other wildlife.

Guests may wish to travel inland and explore the beautiful Isle of Skye with its pretty villages and vibrant capital town of Portree, offering excellent shopping opportunities, or, why not cross the Skye Bridge and explore the village of Plockton and the romantic Eilean Donan Castle?

This Kylerhea holiday cottage is a great base from which to discover this scenic part of the Isle of Skye.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining table and woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with outdoor chairs and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 miles
  • Coast 1 min walk
  • Note: This is an unfenced property and due to the proximity of the coast, pets to be supervised

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About the location

BROADFORD

Portree 29 miles.

Skye's second largest village, Broadford lies in the shadow of the Red Cuillins and spreads itself along the southern side of Broadford Bay. Views extend out to the Isle of Pabay and more distantly to the Applecross mountains on the mainland. The village caters well for the tourists with shops, hotels and colourful craft stalls. Close by is the little village of Elgol, which enjoys 'the finest view in Britain' - the end of the Cuillin Ridge seen across Loch Scavaig. From Elgol pier take an unforgettable boat trip to Loch Coruisk in the heart of Cullin Mountain Range. The nearby Sleat Peninsula known as the 'Garden of Skye' has many attractions and a ferry link to the mainland - Armadale to Mallaig.

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