Claigan House

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Tourists flock each year to the beautiful island of Skye, to walk, climb, sail or just to appreciate its amazing scenery.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sun Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

Parts of the island can get pretty busy as a result, but if you would prefer something more peaceful, yet still in a glorious setting and within a few minutes of two of the island's greatest attractions, then Claigan House is most definitely for you.

The main road effectively ends at the iconic Dunvegan Castle in the north west of the island, but a lovely little single track extension takes you the few miles up to the Coral Beaches. Claigan House is within walking distance of these, a substantial, traditional detached white house in its own charming and secluded gardens (with furniture) which are full of birds.

The house is bright, sunny and amazingly spacious and has been very attractively furnished with a good dash of character as well. The large sitting room has comfortable seating and an open fire to augment the electric heating and keep it cosy. In both the sitting room and the kitchen the original wood flooring has been retained and in the sitting room the original ornate cornicing is also still in place. The unusual saxophone wall decoration above the fire certainly points to a musically inclined owner!

The dining kitchen has comprehensive banks of units and appliances along two walls and the rest of this large room is given over to the dining table, whilst somehow managing to leave plenty of space in between!

Upstairs, the master bedroom is an impressive room, beautifully furnished with solid, quality pine pieces. It faces the front of the house, so enjoys both sun and views. The twin bedroom is almost as large and is also a comfortable, elegantly presented room. The bathroom, with its big window, is a light room and in size is on a similar scale to the rest of the house. There’s certainly no chance of feeling cramped here!

The house once belonged to Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod (Dunvegan Castle is the family seat) and was occupied by the tackman, who collected the rents on the estate and was a VIP as a consequence. If their houses are anything to go by, tackmen seemed to live extremely well!

Outside there are wonderful views from the garden to the hills behind and to the sea loch through the shrubbery to the front.

Map & Local

You could spend a very happy week here just relaxing in the tranquil surroundings and lazing in the garden.

You could take the occasional stroll to the beaches or a cycle ride (the little road is not particularly hilly) into Dunvegan, which has shops, hotels and eating places as well as the Castle and its Visitor Centre.

If you do fancy a bit of exploration further afield, the 'good road', a two lane highway, begins at Dunvegan and just a little further south you can access the strange, flat top hills known as MacLeod's Tables.

You can go north east to explore the Waternish and Trotternish peninsulae, marvel at the grotesque rock formations of the Quiraing, visit the ruined castle at Duntulm, or walk up to the Old Man of Storr.

Portree, the island's 'capital', can be reached within half an hour from Claigan House. Further south, the tiny road which leads down Glen Brittle will allow you to access the Cuillins right by the back door, so to speak.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD
Dining kitchen with gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc.

Upstairs

Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and open fire. 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. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

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: Sun

Booked Available
2016
Price

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 20% w/c 04 Sep 16 From 04/09/2016 to 10/09/2016
  • Save 15% w/c 11 Sep 16 From 11/09/2016 to 17/09/2016
  • Save 10% w/c 18 Sep 16 From 18/09/2016 to 24/09/2016
  • Save 5% w/c 25 Sep 16 From 25/09/2016 to 01/10/2026

Changeover Day: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
28 Aug 2016 - 17 Sep 2016 £525.00
18 Sep 2016 - 15 Oct 2016 £475.00
16 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016 £525.00
30 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £395.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £595.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £595.00
05 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017 POA
12 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017 POA
19 Feb 2017 - 04 Mar 2017 POA
05 Mar 2017 - 08 Apr 2017 POA
09 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017 POA
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07 May 2017 - 27 May 2017 POA
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03 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017 POA
17 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017 POA
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017 POA
29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
19-Aug-2016

Nice cottage and wonderful location

Excellent
17-Aug-2016

Claigan House was in all respects fine.We would have preferred to have WLAN since there was no mobile phone coverage in ...

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Good
15-Jul-2016

The house itself with it's charakter and situated as it was - well, it was exactly what we expected, and we loved our st...

Our response:

Thanks for your feedback - we're glad you enjoyed yourselves. The fires are closed with wooden boards off when not in us...

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Excellent
16-Sep-2015

Absolutely goregous... Perfect house and perfect location. Would love to live there! We will be back. Thank you!

Good
15-Sep-2015

Cottage was pretty good. A bit tired, quirky and rough around some of the edges but a great location.

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