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|
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
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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 drier and deep freeze.
Bathroom with bath (whirlpool), separate shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom. (King-size)
Bathroom with bath (rolltop), 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£825.00||£825.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£695.00||£725.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£595.00||£625.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£695.00||£725.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£825.00||£825.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£825.00||£825.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£495.00||£525.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£595.00||£625.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£695.00||£725.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£595.00||£625.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£695.00||£725.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£825.00||£825.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£695.00||£725.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£825.00||£825.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£695.00||£725.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£595.00||£625.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£695.00||£725.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£495.00||£525.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£825.00||£825.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£825.00||£825.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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We enjoyed our stay here, excellent location & very clean. As others have mentioned, the bed on the first floor was foun...Read More
Great location & very clean. Only criticism is the first floor bed is uncomfortable. Great kitchen.
Thank you for the review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the location and cleanliness of Restless Winds. Guests’ t...Read More
Clean, comfortable with many well thought out features.
Great base next door to a pub/ restaurant
Glorious holiday on the lovely, wild island of Skye.
We loved the mountains, the birds and their Spring songs, the...
'What a stunning house on a beautiful island with scenery to die for. Just driving/walking around the island seeing monuments and wildlife off the beaten track was amazing. We will return.'
'We had a wonderful time on Skye. Lots of walking and swimming in the fairy pools. Restless Winds was very comfortable.'
'An amazing house with a fantastic location so close to the Cuillins and wonderful beaches especially Talisker Bay. So comfortable, cosy and well-equipped.'
'We've had a lovely week in your warm and comfortable house. It is very cosy and tastefully furnished. We've seen three golden eagles, which has made our week.'
'Comfortable warm cottage - walking included Loch Corusik, coral beaches, Armadale gardens, Neist lighthouse and sunset at Talisker Bay.'
'Fabulous cottage, very well-equipped - a real home from home. Weather was great. Good fish from the Oyster shed.'
'Loved the house and loved the walking on Skye. Wish all holiday cottages were as good as this one.'
'Lovely house and very well-equipped, probably the best we have stayed in. Ideal location to walk, cycle or kayak.'