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Welcome to Allt Dearg holiday cottage
A unique old shepherd's cottage which is in an isolated and truly spectacular position close under the Black Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye. The cottage provides comfortable, practical and well maintained self catering holiday accommodation for up to 8 people and pets and dogs are welcome. It is ideally situated for climbing and walking and for exploring the rest of Skye. Sheep sit on the doorstep and a lovely burn runs close by – a truly magical and much loved Highland holiday cottage!
This fully double glazed holiday cottage has been comfortably modernised while retaining its traditional character, including a multi-fuel stove. The self catering accommodation sleeps 5 in the main cottage and 3 in an annex (the Bothy) close by.
The sitting room has a multi-fuel stove/open fire, as well as an electric heater, and comfortable sofas and chairs providing a cosy place for passing those wet or midgy Skye evenings! There is a good selection of books, as well as cards, jigsaw puzzles and games. Please note that there is no television as the reception is poor but there is a telephone and free wifi.
The kitchen is well equipped for 8 people with full sets of crockery, glass, cutlery, and a wide selection of pans and utensils. We provide tea towels and oven gloves.
One single bedroom downstairs, and two bedrooms upstairs. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a double and single bed in it for flexibility, and the other has twin beds. The bothy has a bedroom with three single beds. All bedrooms have ample hanging and drawer space. Please note that bed linen and bath mats are included but towels are an extra. A cot and high-chair can be provided on request.
In the cottage is a bathroom with bath, hand basin, lavatory, 2 heated towel rails and electric heater, together with a fantastic view! There is a hand basin in the double bedroom. There is a shower room In the bothy, with electric shower, hand basin, chemical toilet, heated towel rail, electric heater and an automatic washer/dryer. There is a large drying room with electric heater and clothes pulley rack.
All rooms have electric heaters with controllable time clocks and there is a storage radiator in the hall. In addition there is multi fuel stove in the sitting room. We leave coal in the garage (1 free sack) and a little kindling to start you off. Please note that electricity is not included in the rent - please see conditions of let for more details.
Water. This is a private supply with a UV sterilisation and filtration plant. Hot water is provided by immersion heaters and controllable time clocks, and the shower heats its own water.
Pets and dogs are welcome at our Highland Cottage.
Cottage Location on the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland
Our holiday cottage is located near Sligachan, in the centre of the Isle of Skye, in the West Highlands of Scotland. Our photo gallery above and our own website show the breath taking location of the cottage nestling under the Cuillin Hills. A perfect cottage for walkers and climbers, a honeymoon or as a base for a family holiday exploring the mystery, beauty and history of Skye.
The Sligachan Hotel is about ½ a mile from the cottage, serving food and drink daily from 1st March to 1st November. As well as shops and restaurants in Portree and Broadford, Carbost has a small shop and Inn with good food and, often, live music on a Friday night.
In addition to walking and climbing, there are many great things to do near the cottage, including botanising, enjoying the nearby sandy beaches at Glenbrittle, Fiscavaig and Talisker. Golf is available at a 9 hole course in Sconser about 3 miles away. For swimming - the burn by the cottage has some lovely pools, and the Sligachan river some larger ones. The sea is never far away, but if you long for chlorine and warmth then Portree has a new and excellent public swimming pool. Fishing - in season river, loch and sea fishing are available locally (please ask us for details). There are also a great range of Boat Trips available from a number of places, including Broadford, Portree, Dunvegan and into Loch Coruisk from Elgol (highly recommended for those who don't want to brave the walk!) Wildlife of every sort is ‘just there’ and all over Skye to be enjoyed.
Prices are very variable and depend on numbers and whether you are a family, individuals etc. as well as season.
For more information see our own web