Isle of Raasay, SkyeGuest Rating
Sitting in a quiet spot down a shared driveway under 5 minutes’ drive from Raasay’s ferry port is Kilima, a large detached house that is perfect for those who love the outdoors and exploring the natural beauty of the charming Isle of Raasay.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
The house has been laid out with the aim of making the very most of the wonderful surrounding vistas and is bright and inviting throughout due to its semi-open plan layout. The sitting room, with its comfy seating, has windows on three sides and doors out to the garden and is joined with a wide opening to a modern dining kitchen that can be curtained off for added cosiness in the evenings.
From the kitchen a further opening leads through to the breakfasting room/sunroom that has double height windows and is most comfortable for relaxing and taking in the scenery. Also downstairs is a en suite twin bedroom, a WC and a utility room.
On the mezzanine level that looks down on the breakfasting area there is further seating and the colourful master bedroom has yet more great views, a luxurious super king-size bed, an en suite shower room with a huge shower and even its own dressing room.
The second double bedroom doesn’t fail to impress either as it also has a super king-size bed, en suite bathroom and dressing room. Both of the double bedrooms have zip-linked beds that provide maximum flexibility.
A sizeable grassed garden surrounds the house with views out over the fields to the water and beautiful mountains of Skye beyond, making it the ideal place to enjoy the local microclimate that is warmed by the Gulf Stream.
Ferries over the Sound of Raasay from Skye run regularly throughout the day and take approximately 25 minutes. As the ferry terminal is so close to the house it is easy to pop back across to take in some of Skye’s many attractions.
The Raasay Community Store just half a mile away has lots of local produce or Portree (16.5 miles) over on Skye has a supermarket to stock up at.
As Raasay is only 14 miles long it is easy to get out exploring its hills, forests and beaches. Walks lead all around the varied landscape and the best vantage point to admire it from is the highest point on the island at the summit of flat-topped Dun Caan (over 1,400 feet tall). Raasay means ‘Isle of the Roe Deer’ and that is just one of the species that can be spotted including mountain hares, otters, sea and golden eagles.
Raasay House (0.75 miles) has a restaurant for bar or evening meals and also arranges outdoor activities such as cycle hire, sea kayaking, coasteering, rock climbing and archery, etc. They also offer cycle hire.
Whisky enthusiasts will want to make sure to fit in a visit to the Isle of Raasay Distillery (0.5 miles). As one of the newer distilleries in Scotland its first official release is not until 2020, but in the meantime the ‘While We Wait’ single malt can be sampled after a distillery tour or, for chocolate lovers, there is a tour that ends with whiskies being paired with delicious handmade chocolates.
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/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electric double oven and halogen hob, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave etc
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer
WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (zip link converts to super king-size) with dressing room and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (zip link converts to super king-size) with dressing room and en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £35 INCLUDED) and underfloor hearing downstairs. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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 6|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£795.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£995.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£795.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£695.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£795.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£595.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£995.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£595.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£695.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£795.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£695.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£795.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£995.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£795.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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Accommodation suited our party of five just fine. Plenty to do and explore on the islands despite the weather.
We hadn't been to this part of Scotland before but thoroughly enjoyed it. The Isle of Raasay is beautiful and recommende...Read More