Sea Wrack House
Isle Ornsay Bay, Isle of Skye
Sea Wrack House on Skye is a superb new property on Isle Ornsay Bay, just 15 minutes drive from both the Skye Bridge and the Armadale car ferry.
It stands just along the bay from Tides Reach, with which it shares parking (two spaces for each property), but the other house is completely screened from it, so both retain total privacy. The house is situated just a few yards from the rocky shore, and from its upstairs balcony and downstairs terrace there are the most incredible views across the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of Knoydart beyond.
Designed, furnished and equipped to a very high specification, inside it is light and airy, with lots of natural wood. There is a spacious open plan kitchen/dining room, a comfortable sitting room with wood-burning stove, two double and two twin bedrooms (one with en suite facilities) and a further bathroom and a downstairs shower room.
The cottage is within easy walking distance of the Eilean Iarmain Hotel (with restaurant and ceilidhs) and the Prabann na Linne Gaelic Whisky Company is also close by.
The Sleat peninsula is an uncharacteristically fertile part of the island, for which reason it is also known as 'the Garden of Skye'.
It is well worth taking a ride over the tortuous single-track road to the scattered settlement of Taskavaig, where there is a little sandy beach. Here and nearby Ord, where there is another sandy beach, offer arguably the best views of the mighty Cuillins in all of Skye.
On the east coast, near the cottage, there is also a Stevenson lighthouse at the point of the tidal Isle of Ornsay. The area offers plenty of scope for walking, cycling and exploring the island by car. The nearest town is Broadford (9 m, with shops, restaurants and hotels). The nearest golf course is at Sconser (22 m), from where it is also possible to catch the little ferry which plies back and forward to the delightful island of Raasay.
Wildlife watchers will find plenty to interest them at Sea Wrack itself, which could double as a hide for watching the birds, seals, deer and even otters at the water's edge. The best place to see otters, however, is at Kyleakin (14m), where the Bright Water Visitor Centre commemorates Gavin Maxwell of Ring of Bright Water fame. A good option for a rainy day, it offers lots of hands-on things for children to do. At Kylerhea, 4 miles down the coast from Kyleakin, there is a Forestry Commission otter hide, where you may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these most elusive creatures.
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.
Sitting Room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD, Hi-Fi, i-Pod dock
Kitchen/Dining-room - Electric hob/oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility Room - Washing machine and tumble drier
Shower with WC and wash basin
Double Bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin
Small twin Bedroom
Bathroom - With shower
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Travel Cot
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 3 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
Changeover Day: Sun, Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8|
|18 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014||£1,045.00|
|01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014||£695.00|
|20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014||£1,395.00|
|27 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015||£1,695.00|
|06 Jan 2015 - 04 Jan 2016||POA|