Tarskavaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye
A stunning and substantial detached house designed by award-winning Scottish architects, Seacroft has an elevated position on the west coast of the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye, with breathtaking views to the islands of Rum and Eigg.
It is within a five minute walk of the beach and Tarskavaig Point with dramatic views of the rugged Cuillin mountains. The house stands in quarter of an acre of mainly grassed garden. There is a decking area to the front, accessed by patio doors from the dining area, so the wonderful views may be enjoyed when sitting either inside or out.
The internal design is indeed stunning. There is an impressive kitchen-dining area with solid oak wood flooring and a high ceiling with Velux windows to give the maximum amount of natural light. The kitchen is superbly fitted and equipped and there is an additional entrance hall/boot room and WC.
An arch leads through to the sitting room with wood-burning stove. This, with underfloor central heating and double glazing throughout, ensures that the house is a warm and cosy place to return to after a day in the hills or sightseeing. There is also a downstairs double bedroom with en suite double shower.
Stairs from the living area lead to a gallery which provides additional seating with a spectacular outlook to the Isles. Off this are three more bedrooms, the family bath and shower room and a playroom for children.
Sleat is known as the 'Garden of Skye' which, lush and green, is entirely different to the rest of the island.
The traditional crofting community at Tarskavaig is reached by a single track road from the main Armadale - Broadford highway, readily accessible either by the bridge or ferry from the mainland. Rarely indeed will you not find yourself face-to-face with deer as you make your way to the other side of the peninsula.
The coast line on this side is quite stunning, rugged with rocky headlands, beaches and the ruined castle Dun Scaith to explore, all affording great opportunities for waterside picnics, with arguably the best views of the Cuillins on the whole island. Look out for seals here, they are perhaps as common in the water as the deer are on the hills!
Walkers and climbers will hurry off to the Cuillins. For something less strenuous and closer to home, you can take boat trips from Ardvasar (with shops, cafe and hotel) or visit the gardens and visitor centre at Armadale castle. To the north, Broadford is the place to go for supermarket shopping and petrol. Beyond there all the attractions of Skye await - Portree, Dunvegan Castle and the Coral Beaches, the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing, the golf course and the ferry to Raasay at Sconser - the list goes on.
Sleat is also well off for excellent places to eat. The Hotel at Eilean Iarmain does excellent bar meals and has regular Ceilidh evenings, or for another special evening out, you can visit Lady Claire MacDonald's Michelin Star restaurant at Kinloch Lodge or Toravaig House.
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 burner and TV (Freesat)/ DVD, CD/Radio
Dining kitchen with gas hob, electric oven. fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher etc
Boot/Drying room with washing machine and tumble drier
Double bedroom (king size) with en suite shower
Galleried seating area
Double bedroom (king size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs 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.
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8|
|18 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014||£850.00|
|01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014||£495.00|
|20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014||POA|
|27 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015||POA|
|05 Jan 2015 - 06 Mar 2015||£550.00|
|07 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2015||£695.00|
|28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015||£895.00|
|11 Apr 2015 - 08 May 2015||£695.00|
|09 May 2015 - 22 May 2015||£895.00|
|23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015||£1,095.00|
|30 May 2015 - 03 Jul 2015||£895.00|
|04 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015||£1,095.00|
|29 Aug 2015 - 18 Sep 2015||£895.00|
|19 Sep 2015 - 16 Oct 2015||£695.00|
|17 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015||£895.00|
|31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015||£550.00|
|19 Dec 2015 - 27 Dec 2015||£1,095.00|
|28 Dec 2015 - 05 Jan 2016||£1,095.00|
|06 Jan 2016 - 01 Jan 2017||POA|