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Ard Thurinish

Near Ardvasar, Sleat, Isle of Skye

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Ard Thurinish is a detached cottage set up a gated driveway in the crofting community of Aird near Armadale (4 miles) on the Sleat peninsula of Skye, with beautiful views of the Sound of Sleat.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Inside, the sitting room is warm and inviting with comfy seating and an open fire to curl up in front of. It is kept light and bright by the large picture windows that frame the wonderful seascape outside. There is further seating by the windows so you can use the binoculars to spot the dolphins, seals and whales that are often seen out in the water.

The colourful kitchen is well-equipped and, as it is open to the dining area, the nominated cook doesn’t have to miss out on any of the fun. From the dining area French doors open out onto a charming patio that is the perfect place for lingering al fresco meals spent admiring the scenery. The kitchen is supplemented by a useful utility room that houses the laundry facilities and there is a WC on this level, as well as handy downstairs double bedroom with en suite shower room.

From the dining area a staircase leads up to a spacious landing that has more seating from which to enjoy the amazing outlook from. Off the landing are a small double bedroom and a twin bedroom that share a family bathroom.

Outside there is parking right by the door at the rear of the cottage and to the front is a large, enclosed grassed garden with pretty patio area (with furniture).

Map & Local

Ard Thurinish is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the ever changing views out towards the isles of Rum and Eigg. There are also some pretty spectacular sunsets that will be sure to delight photographers and as you are right on the coast there is sea fishing nearby.

The Sleat peninsula is easily reached by ferry from Mallaig in Lochaber (45 minute crossing), arriving into Armadale (4 miles). If you prefer, you can take the Skye bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh over to Kyleakin (25 miles) on the east coast of the island.

The Bright Water Centre in Kyleakin has an exhibition on Eilean Ban, the island beneath the Skye bridge, with boat trips that run out to see the its diverse wildlife which includes seabirds and otters. The centre also has information on the history of Gavin Maxwell, the famous author of ‘The Ring of Bright Water’ who used to live on the island.

There is a lovely walk to the sandy beach at Camas Daraich just along the road. Ardvasar (3.5 miles) has a small grocery shop and hotel/restaurant and the hamlet of Armadale (4 miles) has a petrol station/PO and a well-stocked farm shop. Boat trips run out from the harbour in season and there are several excellent restaurants in the area if you fancy a break from cooking.

The Clan Donald Visitor Centre (4.5 miles) has 40 acres of gardens to explore, a café and the Museum of the Isles that details Scottish history and, in particular, the MacDonald clan. There is a library within the museum where you can trace your ancestry, with knowledgeable staff on hand to assist with your investigations. Quad biking and archery are also available from the centre.

The nearest place for supermarket supplies is Broadford (20 miles) and there is sea kayaking at Skyak Adventures just outside the village. There is a mountain biking route at Sligachan (36.5 miles) on the way to the Skye’s picturesque capital Portree (45 miles) with its string of brightly coloured houses that line the harbour there.

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 open fire, TV/DVD
Kitchen/Dining room with dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge, etc
Utility room with washing machine and freezer.
Double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin.
WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (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.



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Changeover Day: Fri

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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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024 POA POA
19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024 POA POA
03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024 POA POA
24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 POA POA
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 POA POA
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28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA POA
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. 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.


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