Taigh a'pheantair (The Painter's House)

Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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This highly individual architect-designed house is situated on the edge of the village of Dunvegan, one of the most popular corners of the popular Scottish island Skye.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

Within easy walking distance of the village shops, hotels and Loch Dunvegan itself, the house's position is nevertheless a peaceful one. There is parking at the door and a pleasant garden with a stream running round the perimeter to the side of the house. From the upstairs living area there are views over the fields at the back and down to the village at the front.

The house is quite unique and specifically designed to be as light and bright as possible - a far cry from Eoghainn A'Pheantair's wee cottage which originally occupied this site! The bedrooms (two king-size doubles and a small bunk bedded room), are all downstairs and the two doubles both have en suite facilities. The dining kitchen is also on this level and is spacious and well-designed.

Upstairs is a very large and airy L-shaped living area with a TV-viewing end and, at the other end, a comfortable space to chat, read, play a game of Scrabble, perhaps, or just relax.

The cottage is furnished and finished to a very high standard. There is fine oak flooring throughout and the heating is under floor downstairs and by radiators on the upper level.

Map & Local

Dunvegan is such a good centre for exploring this magical island. Dunvegan Castle, the ancient seat of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod, with its wonderful gardens and boat trips, is just up the road, with the magnificent Coral Beaches only a mile or two further away.

In the other direction are the strange, flat-topped hills known as MacLeod's Tables. These make for an excellent walk and are rather less challenging than the mighty Cuillins further south!

Dunvegan village has shops - a bakery, a cake and chocolate shop, a well-stocked mini-mart and a fruit and veg shop - as well as hotels and restaurants. The world-renowned Three Chimneys restaurant is within a short drive for that very special occasion.

The Waternish and Trotternish peninsulae in the north of Skye are full of interest and well worth exploring. The miniscule port of Uig (which just means 'Bay') is where you can take ship for the Outer Hebrides while at the tip of Trotternish is ruined Duntulm Castle and Flodigarry, home of Flora Macdonald (who assisted the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie after Culloden).

At Staffin, you can look for dinosaur footprints (one was found on the shore here) and fossils, visit the Kilt Rock and marvel at the grotesque rock formations of The Quiraing. A walk up to the rock needle, The Old Man of Storr, is another must for energetic guests on a good day. And keep an eye out for the sea eagles, which have now been reintroduced here.

Portree, the island 'capital', is about a half hour drive and from there you can take boat trips, visit the Aros cultural centre and do your major shopping. There is a golf course at Sconser, a bit further down the coast, which is where you can take the ferry over to Raasay for another unique island experience.

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.




Kitchen/Dining room with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bath/shower and wash basin only
Single bedroom
WC and wash basin


Sitting room with TV/DVD

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay). Wifi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking. No infants. No children under 5.



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

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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% - May 2017 From 06/05/2017 to 26/05/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £525.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £675.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £775.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £675.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £775.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £675.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £525.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £675.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £425.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £775.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £775.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 POA
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 POA
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03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 POA
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 POA
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26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 POA
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 POA
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01 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018 POA
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13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 POA
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21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 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.


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The house is well appointed and very cosy. It is in an excellent location for exploring the rest of Skye.


Warm and comfortable. And very clean. Did not find the bed particularly comfortable but that may be personal preference...

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The owner apologises again for not being available to welcome you personally on your arrival as she usually does, this w...

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A well constructed and well equipped cottage, clearly well maintained with an excellent landlady on hand. Could not faul...

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Lovely cottage in excellent location. We had a lovely break in this super house. Well equiped , warm and very comfortabl...

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Lovely clean comfortable cottage. Owners very helpful and welcoming


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