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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|
|18-Mar-2019||Mol Hall EF4 (overall)||Very Friendly and efficient|
|17-Mar-2019||Camus Bay Cottage CB7 (overall)||Everything went smooth|
|16-Mar-2019||Herdsman's Cottage BJ5 (overall)||The cottage is very comfortable, in an ideal location and makes a great holiday base. It is well maintained and welcoming with the ‘snug’ adding to a lovely holiday experience allowing views of the night sky.|
|16-Mar-2019||Laurieknowe Cottage EA9 (overall)||I was always kept up to date regarding my booking, receiving regular emails informing me of payment details, directions to cottage and what to expect there. If I had any queries they were answered quickly and professionally and always friendly.|
|16-Mar-2019||Water Wynd Cottage CD6 (overall)||Duidelijke, helder en overzichtelijk. Alleen soms wat duur.|
|15-Mar-2019||Ashintully Castle Cottage AG8 (overall)||Would definitely rent again, in fact we already have.|
|15-Mar-2019||Cruinn Leum Round House FH5 (overall)||Booking a holiday is easy and service is fast and efficient. Will definitely use again and very highly recommend using them for a holiday in Scotland.|
|15-Mar-2019||Coldwells Cottage EK5 (overall)||Easy to use website and booking process|
|14-Mar-2019||Tweed Neuk Cottage BC9 (overall)||Always friendly and very helpful. Everything is of high standard.|
|14-Mar-2019||Garden Apartment, Reswallie House DX3 (overall)||The cottage and surrounding area were stunning. The cottage was beautifully decorated. The lounge boasted cosy wood panelling, an open fire,a lovely view to the garden where you could spot an array of birds including pheasants, robins etc and look out on to the wintery scene.There were great oil paintings and other pictures. The couch was sumptuously comfortable and there were woollen blankets to shroud over. A large selection of many types of books, dvd's and c.d's. There was a lovely panelled floor, lots of lighting and many games and a large dolls house for children. The kitchen was well equipped with dish washer microwave and easy clean cooker. The stone stair case was adorned with portraits and there was yet even more books and children's books upstairs.One bedroom with twin beds was tastefully decorated with toile de jouy wallpaper with lovely windows. The double room that I stayed in was pretty and relaxing for snuggling in and reading a good book.I had a very comfortable bed and an electric blanket was provided. The bathroom was roomy and boasted an 18th century,deep roll top bath which was great to unwind in. There were nice period details including the blue downstairs toilet. The cottage was well thought out and very well equipped. You can help yourself to logs just outside your front door and the smells of them burning on open fires waft through the crisp air as you enjoy a walk in the garden. I was there in winter but there is a greenhouse where you can help yourself to food in the summer, there seems to be a herb garden also and tables and chairs which I imagine would be picturesque in the summer with all the plants, flowers and wildlife. I think there are foxes,otters and other wildlife also to be seen as you go through a gate at the end of the garden where you can freely stroll through the woodland and lake. There are also 6 brown hens in the garden that you are allowed to feed. The owner is colourful, lively and energetic and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable, yet you are afforded great privacy. The cottage is within driving distance to Dundee and Perth and many enjoy visiting the surrounding glens, fishing and many other activities. I enjoyed a blissfully peaceful, tranquil and revitalising holiday in this wintery haven. Would highly recommend.|