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The Isles of Skye & Raasay
The Isle of Skye is one of the Inner Hebridean islands that lies off Scotland’s beautiful west coast. It is the largest of these islands and is now easily accessible by road as well as by ferry due to the toll-free Skye Bridge. Skye’s satellite island Raasay sits to its east and is a wildlife lover’s paradise due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. Pine martens, golden eagles, sea eagles, otters and dolphins have all been spotted here.
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Two Beautiful Islands to Explore
Skye is an island of ageless romance and steeped in history; the famous Skye Boat Song tells of Bonnie Price Charlie's escape after the battle of Culloden when he was aided by one of Skye's most famous daughters, Flora MacDonald, who disguised him as her maid! Her house beside the Flodigarry Hotel can still be seen and her grave and imposing monument are in Kilmuir Churchyard.
It is the stunning scenery that brings most people to these islands. On clear days the outline of the mountains against the sky is quite breathtaking, but even the mists imbue the landscape with an unforgettable, haunting beauty.
On Raasay you feel as if you are stepping back to a gentler, more peaceful age, but it too has its history. The peace it enjoys today was dearly bought, with so many of its former inhabitants being ejected during the Clearances.
Nowadays, however, visitors can have the best of both worlds, the peace and escapism of Raasay, with the easy passage back to the Skye 'mainland' making it possible to enjoy all the activities and tourist attractions there as well. If you fancy a game of golf while you are there, for example, you can leave the car on Raasay and need only carry your clubs across on the ferry. The golf course at Sconser is right beside the ferry terminal on the other side!
|Date||Product||Score||Customer Comment||Our Response|
|13-Jul-2020||Unique Cottages||"PLEASE LEAVE. WE DO NOT WANT YOU IN OUR BUG FREE VILLAGE" This message was left on our car on the night we arrived in the week before the Covid 19 lock down. . We tried to persevere and stay as we had booked an extended stay. However we were subjected to continuous abuse and intimidation throughout our stay. We eventually left before our booking finished, and Unique Cottages refused to refund us for the time we did not stay. I will never go to Ord or Skye again.|
|11-Jul-2020||South Lodge BH9 (overall)||Cottage very clean and tidy.coal fire was very welcome due to cold weather.enclosed garden good for dog.large bathroom large with bath and shower.would recommend|
|10-Jul-2020||Tayvulin AN8 (overall)||Easy to use friendly staff let you know what you need to know when you need to know|
|12-Jun-2020||Fyne View Cottage CX3 (overall)||As usual all is good|
|10-Jun-2020||The Croft EE9 (overall)||excellent cottage, very clean and well fitted, excellent location.|
|13-Apr-2020||Silverburn Cottage EP5 (overall)||Lovely, well equipped and cosy cottage. Perfect for a get away from it all break. The two bedrooms are comfortable and airy. A great living room with stays toasty warm with the wood burning stove - we had it on almost the whole time. Great views down the valley towards the River Tay. A little bit of a shame that quite a lot of forestry work has gone on but still a beautiful vista. Forestry work limits some of the walks, but there’s still a good hike up the farm tracks.|
|23-Mar-2020||Restless Winds BD5 (overall)||Welcome pack was a pleasant surprise and the property was clean, well equipped and home from home|
|22-Mar-2020||Tarken Lodge CR4 (overall)||Website easy to negotiate; communication very clear throughout.|
|22-Mar-2020||Kingfisher Cottage EC6 (overall)||Easy to use website, great range of properties with clear booking instructions.|
|15-Mar-2020||The Black Barn DB7 (overall)||Excellent, very easy online booking arrangement|