Inverarish, Isle of Raasay
Curlews Cottage is set down a quiet lane on the end of a charming row of cottages in the village of Inverarish on the peaceful Isle of Raasay, the satellite island of Skye.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This traditional cottage takes its name from the curlew, a large wading bird that is just one of many you are likely to spot nearby. Inside, its warm, inviting sitting room has a wood-burning stove set in a traditional stone fireplace at its heart and cosy seating to snuggle up on. The smart kitchen is well-equipped and has a dining area alongside and the modern bathroom with bath and shower over is also on this level.
Upstairs are two attractively presented bedrooms, a double with king size bed and a twin, both of which have roof windows that keep them light and bright. As you would expect in this type of cottage the bedrooms have steeply coombed ceilings and lower than average doors, so taller guests may have to mind their heads.
Outside there is parking in the space just to the side of the cottage. To the rear is a grassed garden area that backs onto the local playground, with the sea beyond it and even a little sandy beach when the tide is out.
The Isle of Raasay is reached by a 25 minute ferry ride from Sconser on the Isle of Skye, arriving into Churchton Bay (1 mile). You can bring take your car across on the ferry, or perhaps even leave it behind for a real break away from it all.
Raasay is off the main tourist trap with a quiet, relaxed pace of life and a climate that is softened by the warming Gulf Stream.
A single track road runs around the island, part of which was hand-built by determined local Calum McLeod and took over 10 years to complete!
It is worth filling up with petrol and stocking up on supermarket supplies on Skye en route, although Inverarish does have a little shop/PO with groceries, newspapers, etc, as well as day or week permits for fresh water trout fishing. There is a restaurant, café and bar in easy walking distance at Raasay House, where they also rent out bikes and offer outdoor activities including canoeing, gorge walking and abseiling.
There are plenty of walks around Raasay’s hilly terrain and the quiet roads are ideal for cycling. There is a lovely walk up to the highest point on the island, Dun Caan, which was formed by the remains of a volcanic plug. It starts at East Suisnish pier and leads up the peak to its distinctive flat-topped summit from which an incredible 360 degree panoramic view can be enjoyed.
‘Raasay’ means isle of the roe or red deer and that is just one of the array of wildlife that can be spotted. Sea, golden and white-tailed eagles are known to grace the skies and dolphins, whales and a colony of seals are often seen in the surrounding waters. Stargazers will enjoy taking advantage of the dark skies and lack of streetlights, particularly towards the north where the aurora borealis, or northern lights, have been spotted.
A day trip back to the Isle of Skye allows you to take advantage of its many facilities including a golf course, swimming pool, pony trekking and boat hire. There are also plenty of opportunities for climbing and munro ‘bagging’ on its Cuillin mountain range.
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 TV and wood-burning stove
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave etc
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king size)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack of fuel INCLUDED). 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. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 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.
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)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||POA|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||POA|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||POA|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||POA|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||POA|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||POA|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||POA|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||POA|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||POA|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.
'Super, sun-drenched week! Very warm and sunny, blue skies all week and no wind. Never saw a cloud! Kayaked around Rona and walked over the island.'
'Lovely cottage – a home from home. Lovely island - will re-visit!'
'Best cottage ever, forgot it wasn’t mine! Many thanks for the thoughtful touches.'
'Lovely cottage, beds great - so comfy. Everything one needs! Thank you.'
'Lovely to be back on Raasay. Cottage is lovely, homely and comfy. Location perfect for beach and forest walks from the door.'