Portnalong, Isle of SkyeGuest Rating
Restless Winds is a superb modern house in traditional style which has a commanding position above the bay near the village of Portnalong in the west of Skye, with superb views out over Loch Harport, the Macleod's Tables and the Cuillins also visible from the driveway.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
|Licence No: HI-30178-F|
The sunsets are amazing in this part of the word, plus the months of March and October also offer the chance for seeing the incredible Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
Downstairs, the stylish sitting room has a very generous comfy seating area and a wood-burning stove which keeps it nice and toasty. The beautifully fitted dining kitchen is a modern take on a traditional design and has a gas burner, The Aga in the property is being replaced with a range cooker for 2016. There is also a handy utility room.
Still on this level is one of the double bedrooms and a bathroom with a relaxing whirlpool bath, as well as a separate shower.
Upstairs is an additional cosy seating area and the other double bedroom (with king size bed) and a luxury bathroom with a stunning roll-top bath and separate walk-in shower.
The house stands in its own large, neatly fenced garden with decking and patio areas to sit and take in the beautiful views with its wonderful position being more than equalled by the comfort that is found within.
Carbost, with shop, pub and the world famous Talisker Whisky distillery, is only 3 miles away. On this side of the island you have Dunvegan, with its famous castle and Coral Beaches and the capital, Portree is around 17 miles up the road.
Additionally on the island, you can climb in the Cuillins or, less strenuously, walk up the Tables you can see from the cottage. Look out, too, for sea eagles in the skies above or take boat trips to view the teeming marine life around the shores.
A highly scenic and not particularly lengthy trip would be to head down the little road to Glenbrittle, where it comes to an end. Here there is a wonderful remote, sandy beach, as well as some wonderful views of the Cuillins. The streams coming off the mountains fall is some spectacular waterfalls, so there is the choice of either swimming in the sea, or cooling off on a hot day with a dip in the pools beneath the falls. The cottage is centrally situated for guests to enjoy all the many attractions of this most enchanting and atmospheric of islands.
If one island is not enough for you, there is always the possibility of heading for Sconser (14 miles) and taking the ferry (no booking necessary) across to the rather wonderful island of Raasay. This is a real step back in time in terms of peace and tranquillity.
Most inhabitants live at the southern end of the island and you can take the little road north through increasingly wild countryside without a house for miles, or walk round the eastern side of the island and discover the poignant traces of the old villages which were abandoned during the Highland Clearances. The views across to Applecross on the mainland are quite sensational.
Local Events and Attractions
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-burning stove and TV (Sky)/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with range cooker, 2 ring gas hob, fridge/freezer and microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and deep freeze
Bathroom with bath (whirlpool), separate shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with rolltop bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to provider and a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
Please note: For Restless Winds, the tariff for 2 persons is based one bedroom being made available.
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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£695.00||£750.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£1,050.00||£1,050.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£1,050.00||£1,050.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024||£850.00||£895.00|
|30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024||£895.00||£995.00|
|20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024||£850.00||£895.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£895.00||£995.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£1,095.00||£1,095.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£895.00||£995.00|
|22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024||£1,095.00||£1,095.00|
|20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
|24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024||£895.00||£995.00|
|14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024||£850.00||£895.00|
|05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024||£895.00||£995.00|
|26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£1,195.00||£1,195.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Restless Winds, the tariff for 2 persons is based one bedroom being made available.
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Well equipped and great location. Overall we had an excellent week with fantastic weather - quite unexpected for Skye in...Read More
Wonderful spacious accommodation. Very clean and comfortable. Lovely views.
In our opinion, Skye is an excellent holiday destination and the Carbost/Portnalong area was an ideal base for exploring...Read More
'Restless Winds' provides excellent holiday accommodation on Skye - individual house that is very well presented and equ...Read More
Ideal location for the Cuillins though you could not see them from the house. Very nice spacious house with many extras ...Read More
'Had the most wonderful week ever – the weather was totally amazing, warm, hot and sunny. We swam every day in the lochs, rivers and the sea! The house is great – so well furnished, spotless and fantastic views.'
'Thank you for a lovely stay in a very comfortable cottage. A great base for some fabulous walks. Thank you for the welcome gifts, much enjoyed.'
'It was a pleasure to stay at this lovely place- we enjoyed the awesome nature. Thank you for the welcome gifts. All these stunning views would be deeply burnt in our minds. Thank you.'
'Lovely time in this wonderful cottage. Climbing Cuillins despite the weather. Thanks for a fab week.'
'Thank you for a lovely comfy stay in your cottage. The weather has been great and we have had a fabulous time on Skye- thank you!'
'Really lovely cottage in stunning location. We had a lovely week on Skye enjoyed the nature, the coast and the mountains. Restless Winds is the perfect base for all this – thank you!'
'Made it back again after 9 years! Cottage is still amazing and super comfortable. The most gorgeous location. Love it! Thank you for creating such a beautiful place to stay and hope to be back soon.'
'Mission accomplished! We were lucky to have great weather so lots of trips out to various place we had not been to on Skye before. Fabulous wee cottage – very spacious – lots of modern appliances – very comfortable.