Taigh nam Braithrean
Near Staffin, Isle of SkyeGuest Rating
Taigh nam Braithrean (pronounced Tie nam Brahren) is Gaelic for 'House of the Brothers'.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
It has a lovely situation just a short walk from the scenic headland, Rubha nam Braithrean, on the east coast of Skye's Trotternish peninsula, about fifteen miles north of the 'capital', Portree (with all facilities, restaurants, hotels, supermarket, etc). It has wonderful views across the Sound of Raasay to the island of Rona and the mountains of Torridon on the mainland beyond. To the west there are stunning views of the Trotternish Ridge with the amazing rock formations of the Quiraing in the distance.
The house is detached and surrounded by its own well-tended and landscaped gardens and pleasant patio with barbecue, children's swing and garden furniture. It is perfect for children and for relaxing on long hot summer days - yes, you do get them on Skye!
The house itself has been completely refurbished and extended and its whitewashed, traditional exterior really belies the modern comforts to be found within. The cosy sitting room has a wood-burning stove, which supplements the LPG central heating. There is a well-fitted kitchen diner, a downstairs double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a further bathroom and two twin bedrooms upstairs.
The nearby village of Staffin has a couple of shops and the Columba 1400 centre has a café/restaurant with internet access. There is also a hotel offering evening meals just a short walk from the house.
Just a little way further up the peninsula there is the famous Flodigarry Hotel. It now incorporates the erstwhile house of Flora McDonald, who assisted the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie after his defeat at Culloden. Her grave is to be found just up the road at Kilmuir near Duntulm Castle, the ancient seat of the chiefs of Clan Donald.
The Quiraing has long been a mecca for walkers and climbers. Take the spectacular road through it over to Uig, on the west coast, where the ferry plies to and from the outer islands. On your way to the cottage, you will pass the Old Man of Storr, another striking rock formation. There is an excellent path up to the foot of the rock, suitable for all (reasonably fit) members of the family and very popular on a summer's day. This is a good coast for viewing sea eagles and Staffin has another claim to fame as the site of some fossilised dinosaur footprints which were found on the shore there in 1996.
The Aros centre, that features the island's history, makes an interesting visit for a wet day. From Portree harbour you can take various boat trips around the coast. There is a 9-hole links course at Sconser. While there, take the little ferry which plies back and forth to the island of Raasay, which boasts many fine walks and is a whole different world.
From Portree, you can take the road over to historic Dunvegan, home of the Chief of Clan MacLeod, with its castle and Fairy Flag. You could climb the curious flat-topped hills, MacLeod's Tables, while you are in the area, though those who take their climbing really seriously will be making a bee-line for the mighty Cuillins.
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/V/DVD
Kitchen diner with electric cooker, washing machine, tumble-drier, fridge freezer, microwave etc.
Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath (shower over), WC and basin.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by LPG central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (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.
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).
- Save 15% - Easter 2019 From 20/04/2019 to 26/04/2019
- Save 10% May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
- Save 10% w/c 27 Apr 19 From 27/04/2019 to 03/05/2019
- Save 10% w/c 04 May 19 From 04/05/2019 to 10/05/2019
- Save 10% w/c 11 May 19 From 11/05/2019 to 17/05/2019
- Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
- New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
- October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 01/11/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£595.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£495.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£595.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£695.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£595.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£695.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£595.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£495.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£595.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£695.00|
|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.
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Cottage is close to some of the island's great sites: e.g. Old man of Storr, dinosaur footprints. Views from the large g...Read More
Good location, great holiday
Spitze ! Prima ! It was a perfect place for a family holiday. Thanks for all the effort to make us feel welcome.
We loved this cottage. Really homely with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen.
The log burner was a ...
The cottage was amazing, a fully stocked kitchen with everything you could possibly need to cook a great three course me...Read More
'Lovely and comfortable holiday house - beds in particular were comfortable. Thank you for sharing it with us.'
'Lovely, well equipped cottage.'
'A lovely house, gorgeous views.'
'Immediately felt at home in the cottage.'
'Thank you for a lovely holiday. House is lovely.'