Curlews CottageGuest Rating
Curlews Cottage is set down a quiet lane on the end of a charming row of cottages in the village of Inverarish on the peaceful Isle of Raasay, the satellite island of Skye.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This traditional cottage takes its name from the curlew, a large wading bird that is just one of many you are likely to spot nearby. Inside, its warm, inviting sitting room has a wood-burning stove set in a traditional stone fireplace at its heart and cosy seating to snuggle up on. The smart kitchen is well-equipped and has a dining area alongside and the modern bathroom with bath and shower over is also on this level.
Upstairs are two attractively presented bedrooms, a double with king size bed and a twin, both of which have roof windows that keep them light and bright. As you would expect in this type of cottage the bedrooms have steeply coombed ceilings and lower than average doors, so taller guests may have to mind their heads.
Outside there is parking in the space just to the side of the cottage. To the rear is a grassed garden area that backs onto the local playground, with the sea beyond it and even a little sandy beach when the tide is out.
The Isle of Raasay is reached by a 25 minute ferry ride from Sconser on the Isle of Skye, arriving into Churchton Bay (1 mile). You can bring take your car across on the ferry, or perhaps even leave it behind for a real break away from it all.
Raasay is off the main tourist trap with a quiet, relaxed pace of life and a climate that is softened by the warming Gulf Stream.
A single track road runs around the island, part of which was hand-built by determined local Calum McLeod and took over 10 years to complete!
It is worth filling up with petrol and stocking up on supermarket supplies on Skye en route, although Inverarish does have a little shop/PO with groceries, newspapers, etc, as well as day or week permits for fresh water trout fishing. There is a restaurant, café and bar in easy walking distance at Raasay House, where they also rent out bikes and offer outdoor activities including canoeing, gorge walking and abseiling.
There are plenty of walks around Raasay’s hilly terrain and the quiet roads are ideal for cycling. There is a lovely walk up to the highest point on the island, Dun Caan, which was formed by the remains of a volcanic plug. It starts at East Suisnish pier and leads up the peak to its distinctive flat-topped summit from which an incredible 360 degree panoramic view can be enjoyed.
‘Raasay’ means isle of the roe or red deer and that is just one of the array of wildlife that can be spotted. Sea, golden and white-tailed eagles are known to grace the skies and dolphins, whales and a colony of seals are often seen in the surrounding waters. Stargazers will enjoy taking advantage of the dark skies and lack of streetlights, particularly towards the north where the aurora borealis, or northern lights, have been spotted.
A day trip back to the Isle of Skye allows you to take advantage of its many facilities including a golf course, swimming pool, pony trekking and boat hire. There are also plenty of opportunities for climbing and munro ‘bagging’ on its Cuillin mountain range.
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 TV and wood-burning stove
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave etc
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king size)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (fuel INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 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.
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 (£75)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016||£395.00|
|15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016||£485.00|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£365.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£565.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£565.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£365.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£395.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£365.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£395.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£485.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£395.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£485.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£565.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£485.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£565.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017||£485.00|
|16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£395.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£485.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£365.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£565.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£565.00|
|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.
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The cottage is well equipped and beds were very comfortable. It is in a very good location and close to the amenities av...Read More
Lovely cottage, very well equipped with everything you will need. fantastic views from the garden out to Skye, and a lov...Read More
We loved this cottage and it met the majority of our needs. The location of the cottage was excellent and we loved the p...
We're happy that you liked the cottage and would return. The owner has looked into adding a dishwasher but found that it...Read More
Lovely peacefully and cosy cottage.
Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, and in a lovely location. Couldn't have been better for me.
Thanks for your lovely comments. The owner is glad you enjoyed the cottage and your stay and looks forward to welcoming ...Read More
'Brilliant cottage with everything you need and a lovely welcome breakfast pack. So relaxing and peaceful, would love to stay longer.'
'Comfortable and well equipped cottage. Thanks so much for the breakfast pack it was much appreciated! Enjoyed our stay.'
'A very happy time thanks to the wood-burning stove, welcome breakfast and friendly neighbours.'
'Fab situation, excellently equipped. Welcome breakfast much appreciated. We loved our stay.'
'Great week, midsummer overlooking Rona. Thanks for the welcome breakfast. Cottage perfect!'