Duart Cottage

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Getting 'over the sea to Skye' has never been easier, with the sweeping arc of the Skye bridge making light work of it.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6/8 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Where the ferry from the mainland used to dock, but now bypassed by the bridge is the little village of Kyleakin that is now refreshingly quiet and peaceful as a result. There, on the road which runs along the water's edge to the harbour is Duart Cottage, a trim, whitewashed, typical Highland house.

It stands in about a quarter acre of garden (with furniture) and inside, it has been beautifully restored to a very high standard.

Inside, there is a cosy sitting room with a multi-fuel stove to cuddle up in front, a modern kitchen and a separate dining room.

Upstairs there are double, twin and (small) bunk bedrooms. The twin bedroom is accessed through a further sitting room where there is a double sofa bed that can be used for additional guests.

In addition to its quality, the cottage is full of character, from the cast iron fireplace in the sitting room to the original pine panelling in the dining room. The owners have carried this theme throughout the house, with much use of pine and natural wood in most of the rooms. The result is a most attractive house which seems to fold you into its welcoming embrace.

Map & Local

Duart is perfectly placed for maximum accessibility to this wonderful area. Kyleakin itself has a shop and 4 restaurants, while Kyle of Lochalsh (2 miles) across the Sound has a full range of shops, eating places, leisure centre, etc.

The picturesque village of Plockton on the mainland (where the television series 'Hamish Macbeth' was filmed) has superb restaurants and is within a 15 minute drive. For a special meal out, Lady Claire MacDonald's Kinloch Lodge is 10 miles away on the Armadale Road.

Walkers and climbers will scarcely know which way to turn! On Skye itself, the Cuillins beckon, while over on the mainland, the mountains of Wester Ross and Torridon are almost as close. Kyleakin now has its own marina, so sailing enthusiasts are also well catered for.

In the centre of the Sound is the Ring of Bright Water Visitor Centre on Eilean Ban, once the home of author and naturalist Gavin Maxwell and now a wildlife sanctuary with an emphasis on otters. There is another otter hide at Kylerhea, just down the coast, while further up the island you can hope to see sea eagles, dolphins and even, perhaps, a whale.

There is golf on Skye at Sconser (21 miles) and at Portree (33 miles) - the 'capital' of the island. Riding is also to be had there, or at Armadale (21 miles) to the south, where the ferry plies back and forth to Mallaig and where the Castle gardens are also worth a visit.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting room with Satellite TV/V/DVD Playstation 2 and games library and multi-fuel stove
Dining room
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer etc.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

Upstairs

Double bedroom with king size bed.
Sitting room with double bed settee giving access to twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Very small bedroom (2ft 6in. x 6ft 3in.) with two bunk beds (only suitable for children).
WC with wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Stair Gate
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00
Travel Cot
£6.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and multi-fuel stove (supply of coal INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 8
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £450.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £550.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £425.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £650.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £650.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £425.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £450.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £425.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £450.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £550.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £450.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £550.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £650.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £550.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £650.00
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 £550.00
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £450.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £550.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £425.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £650.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £650.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
30-Aug-2016

The house was very convenient and had everything needed. Maybe, the room with the convertible bed was less comfortable t...

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Excellent
15-Aug-2016

Well equipped, comfortable, a lovely place to stay. Some people might complain at the lack of a grassy garden (there is ...

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Excellent
17-Jul-2016

A really nice cottage. Perfectly situated for exploring not only Skye but also the amazing west coast of Scotland. A bri...

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Excellent
15-Jul-2016

it was excellent

Good
28-Apr-2016

A very well-equipped, comfortable cottage in a great location. Very clean apart from the kitchen where a couple of thing...

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