Taigh na Cloiche
Near Tarskavaig, Sleat, Isle of SkyeGuest Rating
Set in a quiet crofting community that looks out to sea is Taigh na Cloiche, a lovely detached house that sits in extensive grounds near Tarskavaig on the Sleat peninsula of the Isle of Skye.
|Sleeps: 2/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Situated up a rough track, this charming croft house has been modernised and extended to create a cheerful and welcoming holiday home. The main accommodation is open plan with cosy seating arranged by the wood-burning stove at one end of the room and an elegant dining kitchen with a large range cooker at the other.
A separate utility room houses the laundry facilities and has a handy pulley rack for drying wet clothes neatly out of the way. There is also a double bedroom and a modern wet room style shower room on this level and the sunroom at the front of the house has French doors that allow you to really appreciate your surroundings and ‘bring the outdoors in’.
An open wooden staircase leads upstairs to the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and an attractive family bathroom where there is the choice of a shower or a relaxing soak in the roll-top bath. Off the spacious landing is a study/snug where you can catch up on some work or simply relax with a book.
There is plenty of parking and about 3 acres of rough meadowland grounds around the house, although there are some boggy and raised areas so care should be taken. There are wonderful views out to sea, the isles of Canna and Rum and the southern end of the Black Cuillin mountain range to admire and there is even a stone in the grounds that came from an ancient chapel and is said to have ‘mystical properties’.
In easy walking distance is the sandy beach at Tarskavaig Bay that just begs to be explored and offers some amazing views of the Black Cuillin mountains – it is also a picturesque place to enjoy a stunning sunset.
Climbers will want to tackle the Black Cuillins for themselves with a variety of terrain to cover and magnificent views to be admired from the top. It is also one of the few places on the island where stunning golden eagles can be spotted, so bird watchers will be in their element.
Just 15 minutes’ drive from the house are the ruins of Dunscaith Castle that stand on a rocky island on Loch Eishort. As the drawbridge that crossed over to the castle is no longer intact it is not safe to access it but wonderful views of the castle and the Small Isles beyond can still be enjoyed from the coastline.
From Mallaig over on the mainland, the ferry arrives into Armadale (7.5 miles), or there is the option of driving across the Skye bridge that brings you in to Kyleakin (23.5 miles). The Sleat peninsula is known as being somewhat of a paradise for foodies as there are several excellent restaurants to try out, particularly around Armadale.
The area is a haven for wildlife and, in particular, there are lots of red deer found all over the peninsula and whales, otters and dolphins to keep an eye out for off the picturesque coast.
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.
Open plan living area with wood-burning stove, TV(Freesat), gas range cooker with electric double oven, fridge
Utility room with washing machine, freezer, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil-fired central heating and wood-burning stove (log starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 12.5MB download and 2MB upload). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£495.00||£595.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£650.00||£750.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£850.00||£850.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£650.00||£750.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£850.00||£850.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£950.00||£950.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£850.00||£850.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£950.00||£950.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£1,050.00||£1,050.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£850.00||£850.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£650.00||£750.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£850.00||£850.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£495.00||£595.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£950.00||£950.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£950.00||£950.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA||POA|
Please note: 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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The cottage was very clean, well-equipped and homely with some very thoughtful touches. Emma and Dave were perfect hosts...Read More
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'We’ve had a lovely time. A great house - beautifully done and an amazing set of books. Hopefully we’ll return!'
'A real home from home. We’ve enjoyed every moment of our stay – thank you!'
'What a lovely house, full of lovely things. Cosy, comfortable and characterful. What a wonderful part of the island - a revelation for us who normally go North. We would love to come again.'
'Another fabulous holiday in Skye! This is the nicest place we have stayed – warm, friendly. Looking forward to coming back.'
'Beautiful house, lovely views and an even better host – will definitely be back.'
'We have really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage! Thank you.'
'Amazing!! What a lovely little house. And what a lovely part of the island. I will be back soon!'
'What a lovely holiday we’ve had in this very charming and cosy cottage! We thought the art collection to be a perfect compliment to the stunning views outside - thank you!'