Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
* Sandy Beach
* 5 Minutes beyond Skye Bridge
* Spectacular sea views
* En-suite rooms
* Two Peaceful Lounges
* Piano, books & games
Adjacent to a sandy beach in the peaceful crofting township of Breakish, the exclusive position of Ashaig House boasts exceptionally scenic, uninterrupted views across nearby islands and Skye's dramatic mountain ranges. This refurbished crofthouse is set on over 7 acres of land sweeping down to the sea. The house is welcoming and is well equipped for families, couples or small groups of friends. The comfortable attic bedrooms include: one double en-suite & one family room en-suite (D+S beds) on the first floor, plus one twin room with own bathroom/WC on the ground floor. The upstairs bedrooms are traditional attic rooms, enjoying panoramic sea & mountain views, and the ground floor bedroom has a partial view of sea & mountains.
The house has a very sociable layout, with a central living/dining space with views out to sea. A second lounge, equipped with TV will satisfy parties requiring a separate space to relax, study or to play. The adjoining kitchen is in a traditional cottage style, and includes electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dish-washer, washing machine.
Ashaig House is heated by gas central heating, and for self-catering parties the rental price is inclusive of heating (6 hrs/day). Guests may choose to manually extend the timings during their stay, but please be conscious that additional usage could be chargeable according to meter readings. Bed linen and towels are included. Free parking. Skye's second village, Broadford, with its amenities including the nearest shops & pubs, lies within an 8 minute drive. This modernised cottage presents a Home-from-home amid glorious Hebridean scenery, and the grounds in front of the house are fine for BBQs & al-fresco dining, ball-games & kite-flying! For walkers, a drying facility can be provided by prior request (additional charge).
Ashaig House is self-rated as a high 3-star grade property. Please note that the two East rooms of Ashaig House are not made available for let or occupied.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||500 mtr|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 140 km, Nearest railway: Kyle of Lochalsh 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Hebrides/Skye region
The Highlands of Scotland are internationally known for its outstanding natural beauty, ancient castles and famous whisky distilleries. You can also sample the country's vibrant culture, with events including the Highland Games and famous Scottish 'ceilidhs'.
Broadford, Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye in Scotland's Inner Hebrides archipelago has long attracted visitors with its spectacular, rugged landscapes and legendary air of romance. Ashaig House provides the ultimate base for exploring both Skye and the neighbouring mainland. Bask in an early morning stroll across the golden sands of Ashaig Beach, then hop into the car for a few day trips exploring the island's varied geological landscapes, and its history of Clans, Vikings & Bonnie Prince Charlie.
A week based in the comfort and tranquility of Ashaig House would allow four days for touring and walks in different parts of the island, along with a couple of days to explore highlights on the adjacent mainland. The spectacularly scenic conservation areas of Kintail & Balmacara (National Trust for Scotland estates) are a 25 minute drive from Ashaig House, offering a network of woodland trails, or a rewarding hike to one of the UK's highest waterfalls, the Falls of Glomach. The famous Torridon mountain range, visible across the sea from Ashaig House, is accessible within a highly scenic 1 hour drive.
Also, the idyllic village of Plockton, with its selection of cosy pubs, and renowned from the TV series 'Hamish MacBeth' sits nestled in a craggy bay only 20 minutes drive away. The Isle of Raasay, facing Ashaig House, offers a fascinating day trip, with spectacular views across to Skye. The local area also offers a selection of fine establishments serving local seafood.