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Talla Hope

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

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the cottage and it met our needs perfectly."

    Great location for exploring Skye and very affordable. We did many walks and went wild swimming at Staffin Bay. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had an amazing stay at Talla Hope."

    It was an excellent base to explore all that Skye had to offer. After chilly days exploring it was lovely to come back to Talla Hope to warm up in front of the log burner. The daily visit from the 2 highland cows kept my children entertained and allowed for some amazing photographs! We were all sad to leave!!!!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a beautiful and cosy home from home with everything you need to have a relaxed holiday."

    Stunning views, peace and tranquility. And a couple of gorgeous young cattle to greet you in the morning. Our only niggle, but not really that, was the green light which stays on all night, (safety light) lit up the mezzanine, we like it pitch black when sleeping. Beds really comfy, my husband and I loved having a bathroom each!

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed staying in this sympathetically converted old chapel."

    Lovely and warm and well equipped with full range of kitchen utensils and pans, microwave, washer/dryer, heated towel rails, two showers and bathrooms. Everything clean and well maintained. Towels and tea towels provided. The property is set slightly back from the A855 which at this point is single track and not busy. There is parking at the roadside and a large white sign saying Talla Hope; the WhatThreeWords address is agreed.coolest.snowballs and the property is marked with a cross on the OS map (church); we had no difficulty in finding it and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Excellent coffee and cake just up the road at Kilmaluag on the left.

    Good evening. Thank you so much for the feedback, we really appreciate that. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and that the house met your expectations. Thanks for bringing the what three words to our attention and hope the weather was kind? Skye is indeed such a special place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Proper address should be given ."

    Finding the address is difficult

    Reviewed by Ornela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Talla Hope is a pleasant and well maintained property with all you need for a comfortable stay."

    The garden is small and pleasantly natural, providing a picnic bench and firepit for evening BBQS after exploring the wonders of Skye. The location is about 2 hours from the Skye bridge so be prepared for the extra drive after you arrive on to the island but you will be rewarded with a perfectly scenic and peaceful location. Approx. 20mins drive to Uig and the nearest well stocked shops. We took in a lot of the historical and scenic attractions from here either walking or by car. A memorable visit. I would definitely return and book the Talla Hope again. Lovely accomodation.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved staying at Talla Hope."

    It was a great location from which to go exploring Skye and some of the other islands. The cottage had everything we needed and provided a comfortable base for our family holiday.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jun 2023

  • "Tallahope was very nice and the surrounding area we had a very nice relaxing ..."

    Tallahope was very nice and the surrounding area we had a very nice relaxing holiday the only down sides to it were the garden area part of it was like a building site and I picked several large nails up as I had my dog with me I didn't want her paws to get hurt and I would have like a bigger fridge with a frezzer as there we're four of us and it ment I had to go food shopping every day and a girl like to have ice in her drink lol but we would definitely go back to tallahope mrs a blackbourn

    Reviewed by Audrey3.8Jun 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our stay, the only comments or suggestions I would make would be, a insect screen on bathroom window, if to be left open after shower."

    Well appointed has everything you would require for a stay.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2022

  • "Hello, Absolutely loved our stay at Talla Hope."

    What a lovely place to spend a quiet week walking Skye. The only downside was no washing machine...we did pack enough to last us all...but with 3 kids it was tricky. Never the less, faultless wee place in the most beautiful surroundings. Sat happily at night at the picnic table watching the world go by and the stars! Stunning landscape & lots to do locally. Our kids loved it which really is quite something. Felt so at home. Would happily return. Thanks ever so to all involved with Talla Hope. kind regards, Nicola Bain

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay at Talla Hope."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Ananda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage- really enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property is in a beautiful location and is clean enough however , the heating in the property is mediocre at best so had a few chilly nights as there are drafts ."

    Skye is a wet and windy place but there are no drying facilities so wet coats , gloves shoes etc have to be dried in a creative manner. The TV was broken , reported it to Sykes who immediately contacted the owner who sent there handyman out who confirmed it was broken but it wasn’t replaced .So a few nights spent on our phones ( not exactly thrilled about that ) Considering check out time is 10 am and check in isn’t until 4 pm , I am surprised it wasn’t picked up on when the inspection is done before we arrived . Good job our kids are grown up . Not the best cottage for wet/cold weather . I am disappointed as it wasn’t quite up to the same standards as we have had in the past with other cottages through Sykes that we have had in the winter months and loved every minute . We will definitely rent again through Sykes , just not the same place .

    Thank you for the feedback and we feel under the circumstances that it is important that we respond. The house has a shoe rack and clothes horse to assist with drying wet items. The heating to the lounge and hall was renewed December 2021. There are additional heaters in all bedrooms and all can be turned on and adjusted to give additional heat. The TV was checked and was working on your day of arrival. As there are no shops on Skye that sell TV's we were unable to replace during your visit. We purchased a new digital box and compatible smart TV and had that installed in just over 48 hours from Sykes notification email. On a personal visit to do this we noted that the house was nice and warm on what was a cold day on Skye. Whilst your booking was for two adults we wonder as to why you mention "kids" when the use of the house confirms otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Saleem3.1Feb 2022

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great area for walking and enjoying nature."

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Dec 2021

  • "Nice cottage right at the top of Skye All you need for a restful break"

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Nov 2021

  • "House was comfortable and clean."

    Lovely situation with good views. Nice furniture and fittings. We were very lucky to experience good weather. There are no real drying facilities in the house should you encounter wet weather or anywhere to put wet coats/boots. Mezzanine bedroom has restricted height - was ok for us but maybe not for taller folk! Kitchen was well equipped although due to lack of space only a small fridge/freezer and no dishwasher. A welcome pack with a few basics would have been a nice touch especially considering the more remote location of the house and the weekly rental paid. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to provide this. Take everything you need (tea, coffee etc) with you. The pub that is mentioned in the description we ascertained must be the Flodigarry Hotel - a 10 minute drive away. We ate here one evening which was very good but pretty expensive. Overall we loved Skye and had a great week .

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Aug 2021

  • "We had terrific weather which added to our enjoyment of exploring Skye ."

    The house was perfect for our family .

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine-style double bed, 2 x ground-floor bunk rooms
  • Two ground floor shower rooms with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Road-side parking
  • Lawn garden with bench seating
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 8.1 miles, pub 2.5 / 3 miles
  • Note: 4pm check in
  • Please note: there are steps to access the property

The property

Enjoying a picturesque rural setting in the Trotternish Peninsula of the Isle of Skye is Talla Hope, a detached holiday accommodation, formerly a church.

This property offers a tranquil self-catering accommodation with the majestic Scottish landscape awaiting to be enjoyed and the thriving town of Portree just a scenic drive away.

At the end of a bracing day, discover the open-plan living room, boasting high-vaulted ceilings, typical of a church building and everything you could possibly need for a holiday with the family.

The modern kitchen suite is perfect for the chef of the group to cater favourite dishes, whilst the dining table presents itself as a sociable spot for enjoying the company of your loved ones.

Concluding the space are two sumptuous sofas that invite you to tune into the TV or to get lost within that book you have been meaning to read whilst cosying up in front of the woodburner.

From here, take the staircase to the mezzanine-style first floor, where a plush double bed awaits when the evening draws to a close.

Back on the ground floor, you will find two well-presented bunk bedrooms and a sleek shower room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

To the exterior of Talla Hope, there is a front and side garden with a lush lawn for your canine companions to roam, as well as bench seating for you and your loved one to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

Avid ramblers can don their walking boots and look forward to exploring the Trotternish Ridge.

The Quiraing is a mountain well worth a visit, it is located on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, along with The Storr, a craggy summit with impressive cliffs behind the famous pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr.

There are so many adventures to be had in the area, with plenty of walking routes amidst stunning scenery, geology, cliffs, pinnacles and needles to savour.

Other local attractions include the captivating views from Rubha Hunish, exploring the ruins of Duntulm Castle and brushing up on the local history with a visit to Skye Museum of Island Life in Kilmuir.

Venture further afield to An Corran Beach and keep an eye out for dinosaur footprints, or head in the other direction to The Fairy Glen, which is an old landslide gives this hillside, known for its folk tales about fairies.

Portree, the main town of the isle is also well-worth a visit, boasting a colourful harbour, plenty of shopping opportunities, the award-winning Aros Centre and excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool, pony-trekking and boat cruises.

With Rigg Viewpoint, Rha Waterfalls and Lealt Falls also waiting to be enjoy, you and your loved ones are certain to have a superb holiday to the Isle of Skye when you stay at Talla Hope.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location

DUNTULM

Staffin 8.1 miles; Uig 8.9 miles

Resting on the North of the Trotternish Peninsula is the small village of Duntulm, on the majestic land of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Here you will find the remains of Duntulm Castle which was thought to have been a dun, or broch. This castle is nestled on a sheer cliff and can be reached by a well-made coastal path, promising breath-taking coastal views which looks across The Minch to the Isle of Lewis. For local amenities a short car journey will bring you to the coastal village of Staffin, where you will find a choice of restaurants, two shops, a part time opening Post Office, as well as a Staffin Slipway for sailing enthusiasts and the only sandy beach in the north of Skye. Further afield attractions upon this part of the isle include the 674-meter-tall landslip and the Quiraing, both offering superb walks amidst breath-taking scenery. Duntulm is a majestic location for exploring this pretty part of Scotland.