House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A stone's throw from the famous Dunvegan Castle, home to the Macleod clan for the last 800 years and nestled on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, this timber clad house offers beautiful views over the loch to Macleod's Tables. A large fenced garden with access to a small jetty, a huge family barbecue and seating area makes our house a dream for families and couples alike.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coral Beach 8 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 200 km, Nearest railway: Kyle of Lochalsh 80 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The interior was renovated this spring and decorated in a modern style, with laminate and tiled floors downstairs. The lounge has a 40in TV with Sky HD plus and an electric log burner for all the enjoyment with no fuss. A fully equipped kitchen diner for 6 people, with selection of cookbooks, highchair also available on request. There is a family bathroom with monsoon shower above the bath, Egyptian cotton towels and Skye soaps for a little luxury. The 2 king size rooms have a 40inch flat screen TV with free view and lovely pine or oak furniture. The twin room overlooks the Loch and has a 36in TV with Sky HD plus. All beds have Sealy mattresses for the ultimate nights sleep. We have tried to use as much local arts / crafts in the house, there are pictures and ceramics from local crafts people, with sheep skin rugs and furnishings made on the island. There are a variety of books and maps on the area as well as a selection of reading material for all ages. There is a games room on the second floor, which is accessed by a ladder; it has two velux windows overlooking the Loch. We have included a selection of DVD’s, board games, a Nintendo wii and a playstation 3 with games to cater for all ages.
|Further details outdoors|
Private off road parking for 2 cars.
Playpark 200m from house with stunning views across to Macleod's Tables over the loch.
The Hebrides/Skye region
Dunvegan (Gaelic: Dùn Bheagain) is a town on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is famous for Dunvegan Castle, seat of the chief of Clan MacLeod. It is also the hometown of Celtic fusion band Peatbog Faeries.
In The Norse Influence on Gaelic Scotland (1910), George Henderson suggests that the name Dùn Bheagain derives from Old Gaelic Dùn Bheccáin ([the] fort of Beccán), Beccán being a Gaelic personal name. Dùn Bheagain would not mean 'little fort' as this would be Dùn Beag in Gaelic.
The village is now home to 4 decent sized hotels/B&B's, a bakery, a restaurant, two general stores, 1 filling station, a garage, a gun shop, a fishing store and a fruit and vegetable shop. It also has a recycling point and other small facilities. The Giant MacAskill Museum, which celebrates the life of Angus Mòr MacAskill was established in 1989 and is managed by Peter MacAskill, father of the street trials cycle rider Danny MacAskill.
Dunvegan sits on the shores of the large 'Loch Dunvegan' and the Old School Restaurant in the village is widely known for its freshly caught fish from the loch itself.
Dunvegan Castle, home of the clan Macleod for over 800 years is just a 10 minute stroll away.