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Main lounge window looking out to Sound of Sleat

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Old Church is perfectly situated to allow easy access to wonderful walks, wildlife & stunning scenery. It is a deceptively large house with flexible accommodation ideally suited to two families or large groups. PETS VERY WELCOME! From the large main lounge there is a fantastic view over Ardvasar Bay & the Sound of Sleat. At the other end of the house there is a kitchen with dining table & additional lounge area looking out over a field that is usually populated with Highland cows & their calves.

PLEASE NOTE:- The information on this advert has information about the house after refurbishment in early 2012. It is more up to date than our own website. Thank you.

Just along the road there is an excellent hotel/pub/restaurant which is exceptionally friendly. There is also a small but well stocked shop in the village, both within easy walking distance of the house. There are many local craft shops & galleries around as well as a host of outdoor activities around Skye.

The house is just under a mile from the ferry terminal at Armadale making a day trip to the mainland an easy choice. The area around Mallaig & Arisaig is well worth investigating as well as the beautiful SilverSands beach only a couple of miles from Mallaig.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ardvasar 500 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 150 km, Nearest railway: Mallaig (via Ferry, distance is on land)) 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house is bursting with character with wooden wall panelling, a beautiful oak staircase & some stained glass windows. It is exceptionally well equipped and intended to be a "home from home" - the only thing we have ever been asked for is a toast rack!!

The garden is very pretty and is fully enclosed. There is a selection of garden furniture and also a "Midgebuster" so the garden can be enjoyed at all times.

Further details

Heating, lighting, bedding & towels are all included within the tariff.

Pets are welcome at no extra charge.

Short breaks may be available.

The Hebrides/Skye region

The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides, having some 350 miles of coastline. Over 1 million years ago the majestic landscape of mountains, moorland and lochs was created by violent volcanic activity. Deep Glens and spectacular peaks were formed during the ice age. The red Cuillins are amongst the dramatic natural beauties of the isle, enjoyed by many climbers both in winter and summer. The island tells of a rich and turbulent history, which dates back to the Iron Age.

Vikings settled and dominated Skye for almost 400 years. Like so much of Scotland there was recurring fighting between the clans. On Skye the Macdonald Clan, known as the Lords of the isle (Armadale Castle) and the MacLeod Clan (Dunvegan Castle were at war for many years.

It was on the Isle of Skye that Flora MacDonald gave shelter to Bonnie Prince Charlie from the English army and helped him to escape to France. A memorial to her can be visited in Staffin in the north of the island..

Traditions are very much kept and around a third of the population speaks Gaelic. The Gaelic College, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, is expanding rapidly and hosts many interesting cultural events throughout the year.

Ardvasar

The Sleat Peninsula is often known as "The Garden of Skye". Here the terrain is gentler than many other areas of Skye although no less impressive. There are some wonderful beaches within easy driving distance. The peninsula stretches some 25 miles from the main body of Skye culminating in the Point of Sleat at the southernmost tip. There are a number of award winning restaurants along the peninsula as well as many craft shops and galleries. Armadale Castle has an excellent museum, beautiful gardens with woodland walks and and a lovely Cafe with locally produced goods. Boat trips are available to go wildlife spotting.

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8 Oct 2013

5/5

"STUNNING SELF CATERING PROPERTY."

We spent this last weekend here and the property is fantastic.. Sleat is a gorgeous area of Skye and this house is an ideal base. Lots of room,, loads of lovely little touches and it is very well eq… More

8 Jul 2013

5/5

"Awesome place"

We had a really great time staying here! Correspondance with Carole, the owner, was quick and most helpful the whole time. The place was done up really nicely and we always looked forward to returning… More

15 Feb 2013

5/5

"Comfortable property with in a great village location."

The Old Church is a large property which can comfortably accommodate 10 adults, though as it was we were a group of 7. It is located in a village with good amenities (as well as the Mallaig ferry), th… More

13 Sep 2012

5/5

"Exceeded all expectations"

Such a beautiful and spacious gem of a find! The 5 of us felt immediately at home. The cottage has ample space for lounging, whether in front of the TV, or next to the fireplace after a long day out… More

17 Aug 2012

5/5

"Heaven on Earth"

It's a must.
This is the 6th time i have stayed at The Old Church and it gets better every time.
The owners ongoing enthusiasm to make you feel at home yet part of the laid back lifestyle of The Isle of Skye works.
The addition this year of a bell tower visible from the ferry on arrival and then the constant TLC inside, that has now incorporated an on suite shows that they want you to have the relaxing holiday you deserve
Its truly stunning and i will be coming back next year. THANK YOU.

18 Jun 2012

5/5

"Amazing Amazing Amazing"

This property & everything it offers is all you could ever want. It feels like a home rather than a holiday cottage & sort of welcomes you with a big hug the minute you set eyes on it. I loved every s… More

12 Jun 2012

5/5

"Welcoming family friendly property in the "Garden of Skye""

This is a beautiful house, converted with taste from a former small chapel. It is extremely well equipped and well maintained. Its location is superb, being a very short distance from the ferry, acros… More

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Calendar last updated:01 Sep 2014

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