Camas Mhor-Bheoil is a charming, traditional, whitewashed croft house which has an excellent situation seven miles from Portree on the beautiful island of Skye. Reached from a tiny country road, it offers exactly what so many holiday makers crave, a very secluded position at the end of a drive, invisible from the road, snuggling into woodland behind, with glorious open views away to the sea at the front. Outside, there is a large enclosed garden, where children can play in total safety.
Nor does the interior disappoint, for it has been carefully modernised and furnished in a very pleasing style, while still retaining traditional features such as the panelling in the upstairs bedrooms, and now provides the most comfortable of holiday homes. The snug sitting room/dining room has a wood burner to complement the oil-fired central heating; the kitchen, with its large range cooker, is charmingly presented; the sleeping accommodation with four bedrooms, two doubles, a twin and a single, is very versatile, and there are two shower rooms. The magnificent views to the sea can be enjoyed from all the windows.
For all its seclusion, here you are in a very central position for exploring all of this magical island. Nearby Portree offers a good selection of shops, restaurants, boat trips and also has the Aros Centre, which offers entertainments and a permanent RSPB exhibition about the sea eagles which have been reintroduced to the island.
Skye is a geologists' paradise and to the north of Portree, you can walk up to the distinctive rock, the Old Man of Storr, an enjoyable excursion affording glorious views for those who may not feel the immediate urge to don their climbing boots and tackle the Cuillins! At Staffin, there is the Kilt Rock and from there do not fail to take the amazing road through the stunning formations of the Quiraing over to Uig, where the steamer departs for the Outer Hebrides. You could come back round the coast via Duntulm Castle and Flora Macdonald's (she who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape after the '45 rebellion) home at Flodigarry.
Then, to the north-west, Dunvegan Castle, the Coral Beaches, and the strange flat-topped hills, MacLeod's Tables, should not be missed. While there, if you really wanted to indulge, you could book a meal at the world-renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant.
To the south, there is the golf course at Sconser, where you can also take the ferry across to Raasay, or go further south to the Sleat peninsula, also known as The Garden of Skye.
Bed linen, towels, electricity and the first £20 of oil-CH are INCLUDED in the rental. Sorry, pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted in the cottage. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.