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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!
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|21-Jan-2019||Hope Park West CN4 (overall)||Great friendly service :)|
|20-Jan-2019||Coire Bheag ES4 (overall)||I have booked several times with Unique Cottages & their service is generally very good. However, my last holiday cottage appears to have had it's reviews removed from the Unique Cottages Website. Not sure if this was done by the Owner or Unique Cottages? I will be contacting Unique Cottages directly to address this matter. however, I would book with them again & would recommend them.|
|20-Jan-2019||Braleckan House DH5 (overall)||The whole transaction went well, in both a couple of calls once booked to confirm some additional dogs and to make sure all persons were named for a Festive stay.|
|19-Jan-2019||Darnlee DA3 (overall)||Prompt and good service when making enquiries about cot for property and refuse collection over holiday period.|
|19-Jan-2019||River Cottage at Old Melrose CN6 (overall)||first class cottage with everything you could want with fantastic surroundings|
|19-Jan-2019||Boom House AD5 (overall)||This is a truly a unique place. We booked Boom House over Christmas so made sure we had everything we needed. Boom House is in a settlement of houses dotted around Melon Charles. It’s position is more or less secluded. The first thing that strikes you as you summit the drive is how contemporary the house is but the second thing that strikes you is the view. It is truly spectacular. Loch Ewe is stunning with the low winter sunlight on the red sandstone and heather of the far side. The garden is a good size and secure with fencing. So to the house. We loved it, especially the huge windows overlooking the Loch. Getting up before sunrise and watching the light rise over the loch was magical. One tip, take binoculars to watch the wildlife and general comings and goings. The kitchen was well set up and there was plenty of what one would hope a holiday cottage would have. The upstairs tv area was very comfortable and the bedroom including linen and towels was excellent. General cleanliness was excellent. The house is warm but never more so than when you light the wood burning stove and then retire up stairs, it’s very warm. Still, not complaining when the winter rages outside. Judging from the response of our friends to our numerous photos, Boom House could get quite booked up. A magical time, thank you.|
|19-Jan-2019||Kiltyrie Cottage EF2 (overall)||Very easy to book & deal with, professional & friendly service.|
|18-Jan-2019||Crannag CA3 (overall)||Very thorough, courteous and professional at all stages from booking the cottage on the phone to arrival.|
|18-Jan-2019||Linthill House EF3 (overall)||Quick to answer any questions. Pleasant on the telephone. Efficient service.|
|18-Jan-2019||Tweed Neuk Cottage BC9 (overall)||Efficient on line service, deposit returned in good time.|