Near Dunvegan, Isle of SkyeGuest Rating
Marchbank is a detached modern house in a truly stunning location on the shores of Loch Bracadale, between Dunvegan and Sligachan, on the west coast of the Isle of Skye.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The view over the water and across to the strange, flat-topped hills known as MacLeod's Tables is simply beautiful and the excellence of the house is on a par with its setting.
The large sitting room that has one wall made almost entirely of picture windows, giving guests ample opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view from the comfortable seating. The expansive dining kitchen is modern and well-equipped with plenty of space for both cooking and dining. There is also a separate utility room that houses the laundry facilities.
The large master bedroom with king-size bed has an en suite and there are two further good-sized twin bedrooms and a large family bathroom with a bath and shower. As an additional bonus there is a second enormous sitting room/play room with snooker table and TV/DVD at the top of the spiral staircase, so there is plenty of room to spread out and for children and adults alike to relax.
There is parking right at the door and there is also free use of the jetty below the house if you wish to bring your own boat. Essentially, at Marchbank you have your own stretch of seashore, where children can play and adults explore, perhaps catching a glimpse of an elusive otter in the process. Seals and all manner of seabirds are frequently to be seen and you may even be lucky enough to spot a sea eagle. Do please, however, keep the gate shut or you may have wildlife coming to see you in the form of the nosy local sheep. Marchbank really does have it all!
Historic Dunvegan with shops, restaurants and its famous castle and gardens is just 7 miles away and from there you can take boat trips out to the seal islands.
The 'capital' of Skye, Portree, is just a half an hour’s drive from the cottage and the excellent roads in this part of the island mean that most of the island is quite accessible for a day's outing.
You can visit the Talisker Distillery at Carbost on Loch Harport (careful, there are two Carbosts on the island), head into the Red Cuillin from Sligachan, or for some less strenuous exercise, play golf at Sconser (18 miles).
Another worthwhile excursion would take in the Trotternish Peninsula at the north of the island. From Portree, head north to the Old Man of Storr – it is a lovely and rewarding walk from the road up to the base of the ‘Old Man’. Just short of Staffin, after pausing to take in the Kilt Rock where the rock formations on the cliff look just like tartan and possibly take a stroll along the beach looking for more of the dinosaur footprints which were found here, continue north.
From there you can either bear left up the pass where there are more spectacular rock formations of the Quiraing or visit Duntulm Castle at the very top of the island, before returning via Uig, where the ferry sails for the Outer Hebridian islands. There is so much to see and do, though you may well be content just to chill out in the lovely surroundings of Marchbank.
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/DVD
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite Shower
Bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash basin
Sitting room/play room with TV/DVD
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
- Save 10% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£695.00||£695.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£695.00||£695.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£795.00||£795.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£695.00||£695.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£795.00||£795.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£695.00||£695.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£495.00||£550.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£695.00||£695.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00||£450.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£795.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||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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Beautiful view, décor needs finishing in places. Sofa possibly needs updating.
It's a home from home. Everything that you need and a cracking location.
House was lovely and spacious & in great location. Only drawbacks :-our weather wasn't great and the house was rather co...
We're glad you liked Marchbank and its amazing location. There are heaters in every room, so it was surprising to hear t...Read More
Cottage was nice and clean but furnishings were a bit tired. Shower in main bathroom really needs replacing as it only ...
Thank you for your feedback. The owner is going to be replacing the shower in the main bathroom. There are instructions ...Read More
Our third visit to Marchbank, and probably not the last.