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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|
|12-Apr-2021||Mary Bank Cottage FL8 (overall)||We have stayed in a few cottages in Peebles and this is our favourite. It's very clean, spacious with tasteful modern decoration (no lace here). Great location - a few minutes from the village of Peebles and there are endless beautiful walks from your doorstep. Dan the owner was super helpful and easy to communicate with.|
|30-Jan-2021||Glen Affric View FD1 (overall)||Good website, which is easy to navigate. Phone contact was also easy and service very professional.|
|23-Jan-2021||West Carsaig Cottage AU7 (overall)||Carsaig is isolated, lovely, and the cottage was clean and comfortable. I recommend it: we certainly had fun as a couple with a (very excited) 3 year old! Mull gorgeous. Drive over to Carsaig fine as long as you're careful. Bring food, wellie boots/walking shoes and be prepared for changing weather. But we had sun almost the whole week - and felt lucky for it.|
|15-Jan-2021||Ashieburn Cottage DE8 (overall)||Excellent and very caring. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived|
|15-Jan-2021||Kates Cottage BJ2 (overall)||A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Hosts most helpful as we had tochange dates due to last minute change in Covid restrictions. Downside was poor internet connction . Couldnt get radio or T.V despite satellite dish. There is a dishwasher,which is great ,but number of plates and cutlery needs to be increased to reflect this.|
|15-Jan-2021||Claddochside GE9 (overall)||Clear guidance and compassionate understanding it a difficult time.|
|15-Jan-2021||Tweed Cottage at Old Melrose CN5 (overall)||Very professional and everything was straight forward|
|01-Jan-2021||Gardener's Cottage AE4 (overall)||It was a great service once we finally managed to get a response..|
|27-Dec-2020||Rosie's Cottage EC2 (overall)||Lovely cottage in a lovely location|
|05-Jan-2021||Mag Findargat FA2 (overall)||Good apart from miscommunication about number of beds to be made up and no extra sheets available so it took 24 hours to get someone back to make the 2nd bed up.|