Luxury and tranquility on the Isle of Skye

Self catering cottage near Portree
sleeping 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms

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CUILLIN COTTAGE, SKYE

Cuillin Cottage is a recently completed detached house purpose built for luxury self-catering. The house is secluded and quiet, set in spacious grounds with clear views of the Cuillin Hills, designed with the discerning traveller in mind. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, want to experience the great outdoors, explore history and culture, enjoy great food and drink, or just want to soak up the peace and tranquility, Cuillin Cottage is an ideal base to make the most of your visit to the Isle of Skye. The cottage is within 20 minutes walk, a short cycle ride or 5 minutes drive of Portree, the island’s capital.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, and ensuite with double shower, basin, WC and bidet. The second bedroom has twin beds that can be linked to create a superking. Both bedrooms have a fitted wardrobe and ample drawer space. Crisp cotton bed linen, Egyptian cotton towels and a hairdryer are provided.

The main bathroom has a bath, overbath shower, basin, WC and bidet. Complementary handmade toiletries from Ness Soaps are provided.

The bright, spacious open plan lounge has comfortable leather seating and solid oak floors with Persian rugs. Picture windows make the most of spectacular views over the Cuillin Hills. The dining area has a cherrywood table and 4 dining chairs, and opens through French doors onto a slate-tiled patio. An outdoor table and chairs are provided. There is a TV with Freeview, DVD player and Hi Fi sound system.

Oil fired central heating and a log burning stove will keep you cosy even in the coldest weather.

The kitchen, conveniently next to the dining area, is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking pots, pans and utensils. There is an oven, microwave and grill, ceramic hob, fridge and freezer. A dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer are integrated into the kitchen units. A drying rack, outdoor drying line, iron and ironing board are provided.

There is a ‘quiet room’ looking over open fields with a desk and leather chairs.

A selection of books, DVDs and board games is provided, along with maps and local guide books for use during your visit.
There is ample private parking around the cottage, with a drying area and log store to the rear. An enclosed wet area at the back door can be used to secure bikes and change out of wet gear.

The Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye has always drawn people to experience the grandeur of its mystical landscapes and history. Magnificent mountains, lochs, seascapes and magical light provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy being outdoors, being as energetic or relaxed as you choose.
A week on Skye will allow you to explore the main areas of
Trotternish (the Old Man of Storr, the Quirang, Kilt Rock, Staffin and the dinosaur footprints)
Duirinish (Dunvegan, the Fairy Glen, and Coral Beach)
Minginish (the Cuiilin mountains, the Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle)
Strathaird (Sleat with its wonderful gardens and ferry to Malaig)

If you’re looking for outdoor activity there are ample opportunities for cycling, walking, climbing, photography, salmon and trout fishing, and varied watersports.

Tours of the island by coach or taxi, car hire and bicycle hire can all be arranged in Portree. Visit some of the varied arts and crafts makers on the island- you can pick up a complementary copy of the Skye and Lochalsh Arts and Crafts trails booklet at Cuillin Cottage or visit the website www.art-skye.co.uk

Information on history, culture and ancestral research is available from the Visit Scotland information centre in Portree.

Eating and drinking

Fresh produce can be bought in Portree which has supermarkets, a deli, several bakeries, wholefood shop, and fish and game suppliers. The village boasts restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every taste from fine dining to casual. Its generally advisable to book a table especially in the summer months. Take away Indian and Chinese food is also available in Portree. There are many other opportunities to enjoy fresh local produce as you explore the island.
The Isle of Skye Brewery in Uig and Talisker Distillery in Carbost are worth a visit for those who enjoy craft beer and malt whisky.

Transport

Citylink coaches connect Skye with much of Scotland and Scotrail train services can be accessed at Kyle of Lochalsh (35 miles from Portree) or Malaig.
www.citylink.co.uk
www.scotrail.co.uk
The nearest aiport is Inverness (approx 3 hours drive from Portree. www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport
Car hire is available from Jans in Portree. www.jans.co.uk
Ferries connect the Isle of Skye with other Inner Hebridean islands and the Outer Hebrides. www.calmac.co.uk

A perfect base to experience
the Isle of Skye

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Rates 2016

Bookings are for 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday

June, July, August: £875

September: £770

October – December 16.12.16: £670

December 17.2.2016 to January 6.1.2017: £875

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Contact: Ronald and Catriona
Tel: +44(0)7539 886659
Email: bookings@cuillincottageskye.scot

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