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Chalet | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Catrina and John welcome you to get away from it all and relax in comfort and style in our newly built self catering accommodations for two. Situated in an elevated position overlooking the Ascrib Islands you have uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort and the Minch to the Western Isles.
As the name suggests Eagles are a common sighting as are a huge variety of birds and wildlife, in the living area full length windows provide you with amazing panoramic views, and upstairs you can walk out of the French doors on to your bedroom balcony or sit out in your private garden where red deer are often seen playing in the woods below. Local attractions such as Dunvegan Castle, Trumpan Churchyard, Coral Beach, Stein Inn, Skyeskyns , Lochbay Seafood Restaurant the renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant are all a short drive away. Portree the capital of Skye is 30mins away by car as is the Talisker Distillery in Carbost.
Make Eagles Rest your ideal holiday base for walking, cycling, fishing, water sports, boat trips, eating out or just taking it easy with a local tipple in the oldest Inn on Skye.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aros Bay 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 170 km, Nearest railway: Kyle 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Make full use of the modern fitted kitchen complete with fully integrated appliances and cookware for the most enterprising chef. The living area is arranged to make the most of the fantastic scenery on offer with a comfy L shaped couch to stretch out on and relax or a luxurious armchair to lounge in. For your entertainment there are various board/card games made available, freeview TV, an excellent book selection and a huge DVD library of over 350 titles covering most major releases over the past decade of various genres. Also on the ground floor is a modern shower room and W/C.
A space saver staircase leads to the 1st floor bedroom where a quality king size Sealy bed and Egyptian cotton bed linen is provided for maximum comfort and luxury. French doors lead off the front of the bedroom to the balcony where you can treat yourself with breathtaking sea views and the morning sunrise.
|Further details outdoors|
At the front and side is a large area where guests may park a car or sit out in the sun, a path leads around the building with Skye marble chips all round. At the rear of the 1st floor a door leads across a walkway to the private garden area with its neat lawn, fantastic views and sunsets, a perfect retreat to have an evening barbecue, dine alfresco or simply sit in the sun enjoying a good book or glass of wine.
The clifftops and sea beneath Eagle View have an abundance of wildlife. It is common to observe Golden and Sea Eagles passing by and hunting at the bottom of the croft and buzzards hunting around the chalet. Eagle View directly overlooks the Ascrib Islands a complex of skerries, islets, undisturbed mainland shores and offshore islands in north-west Skye consistently support a breeding colony of the common seal Phoca vitulina. The site represents one of the larger discrete colonies of common seals in the UK, holding around 2% of the UK population.
Due to the elevated position of Eagles Nest you have an unspoilt view over the sea below; it is common to see a wide variety of seabirds, whales, dolphin and porpoise in the waters below. And if you are interested in fishing then several trawlers and creel boats fish in the Loch and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to observe how the seafood they well may be eating in their local restaurant is caught.
About this location
The Hebrides region
Skye sits on the north west coast of Scotland and is famous for the Cuillin mountains, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the "Skye Boat Song" and its breathtaking scenery. Weather wise Skye can have all seasons in 1 day, and sitting in the Gulf stream is fortunate to have mild winters.
Waternish is spoilt with places to visit, there are several fantastic coastal and woodland walks with an abundance of interesting wildlife to be seen, Trumpan Churchyard where the infamous battle of the "Spoiling of the Dyke" occurred, the Thomas Telford village of Stein where you can eat and drink in the oldest inn on Skye and Skyeskyns, the only 5* tourist attraction on the island. Go 15 mins away by car and you get to Dunvegan Castle and the Coral beaches. And for all food lovers the world renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant is only 20mins away and the Lochbay Seafood Restaurant is 5mins away.
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2 Aug 2014
"A Room With A View......To Die For!"
This is our second visit to Geary, and it is like being at the end of the world! We had a great week last year in No.19, and promised ourselves that we would return. Eagles Rest is superb, and ideal f… More
19 Oct 2013
"Peace, perfect peace"
We chose Eagle's Rest for its name and location. It is a beautiful, peaceful little nest to come home to after a day's exploring, or just to relax in with all your creature comforts if the w… More
11 Jun 2013
"peace and tranquility"
Eagles Rest is perched above the owners property but is very private. On arrival the door was unlocked and the keys available on the table as described before our arrival. We had a superb welcome pack… More
13 May 2013
Perfect cottage in stunning location. Cottage is of a high standard with everything you could wish for. Owners are very friendly and helpful and the welcome hamper was the best we have ever had. Highly recommended!
23 Sep 2012
"A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Skye"
We had a lovely holiday in Skye. The cottage was lovely, really cute with everything you would need. The welcome hamper was a lovely additional touch. We really enjoyed out time in the cottage and would definitely recommend staying there.
30 Aug 2012
"Great hosts and accommodation"
Great location all mod cons for single traveller wishing a base. Scary stairs not for the infirm and the bedroom mezzanine is low on head room. Im 5ft6 and still managed to crack my head on the velux.
Make you you check out Stein Inn for drinks and food and the fish rstaurant next door.
John and Catriona are very helpful and hospitable.
29 Aug 2012
"Spotless, modern house in perfect location"
Lovely modern house which was clean and had everything we needed. The welcome hamper of local produce was brilliant. Fantastic location within Skye with gorgeous views. Very comfortable bed. Owners were so friendly and really helpful with local knowledge. Good base to strike out to other places in Skye.
29 Aug 2012
"Peaceful, Picturesque & Perfect"
We immensely enjoyed our week at Eagles Rest. The chalet is modern, well-equipped and cosy for two. It is in the middle of the small, quiet village of Geary but is in a raised position behind the road, allowing privacy and excellent views over Loch Snizort and even to Uig on a clear day.
The welcome hamper from our hosts was a lovely surprise and nice touches such as dressing gowns, books, DVDs and games mean it would be tempting to stay in the chalet, only popping out to get supplies from the local residents' produce boxes - such as eggs, bread, jam and cakes. However we had beautiful weather so we decided to make the most of it and venture outdoors!
Our walks in the village meant we had the opportunity to meet friendly locals and lots of friendly dogs. We also saw livestock, buzzards, foxes and we think we may have spotted porpoises or dolphins in the bay on one occasion. A nice walk locally was down to the shore via the next village of Gillen. Further afield there is the village of Stein where we visited the Stein Inn for a pint and the Loch Bay restaurant for dinner. Close to Dunvegan, Eagles Rest is handy for exploring the rest of the island. A good round trip was to Uig, on to Staffin via the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and the Storr, then back through Portree. The Talisker Distillery at Carbost was a good way to spend the only rainy morning followed by lunch at the Old Inn and a walk at Gelnbrittle Beach. We also enjoyed the drive to Colbost and Glendale, stopping off at the Three Chimneys for lunch, before going to the Toy Museum and Neist Point. If you are in the area I would recommend Ceitag's for tea and home-made cake.
An absolutely perfect holiday and probably our best yet. We hope to return soon.
17 Aug 2012
"Perfect - would definitely stay again"
My wife, one year old and I spent a week in June at Eagles Rest. John & Catrina were very accommodating by ensuring we had all we needed for our baby, providing a cot, high chair and toys meaning we … More
16 Aug 2012
"Remote getaway in fantastic surrounds with all the mod cons"
We were looking to get away from it all after spending a week touring Scotland and welcoming in the New Year in Inverness and how fortunate we were to stumble upon this remote Hebrides gem. If you wa… More