About the home
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, 8km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
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.
Please contact us to discuss any questions about your booking and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
The Hebrides / Skye / Isle of 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.
The Portree / Dunvegan area
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.
How to get there
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Train to Kyle of Lochalsh, bus available to Portree, then to Dunvegan
Fly to Inverness, car hire available or bus
Flights to Glasgow, Car hire available, drive to Fortwilliam, then cross the bridge to Skye, carry on to Dunvegan
Activities near Portree
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
29 Oct 2012
We spent a great 4 nights at the house. It is easy to find, parking is good, and the house itself is immaculate - beuatifully maintained, and the welcome pack of mild & bread and coffee and shortbread - along with a few tots of Talisker was a lovely touch. Everything was straightforward, and all the machines - the satellite TV, the dishwasher/washing machine etc very easy to use. Beds were very comfortable. Helynn was a very good host, throughout the booking and the stay, making it all very easy.
Minor issues - The shower was a bit weak, and the instructions for getting the wifi weren't there, and we couldn't get into the games room.
No. 2 is a fantastic base to see the delights of Skye - a trip to the lighthouse at Neist is worth it, and the coral beach past Dunvegan castle is very beautiful.
14 Aug 2012
Sam and Helynn were great, they met us when we arrived to show us around, told us where things were and they gave us some fantastic ideas of where to go.
The house is the best equipped house we have ever stayed in, we have stayed in lots over the years! There is everything you could wish for and more! The bedrooms are of the highest quality, the beds incredibly comfortable and clean, very well laid out.
We were able to walk every day down to watch the seals, just passed the castle, this was brilliant as they were very close and obviously used to people. We saw so much wildlife on the longer walks, like to Neist Point Lighthouse, where we saw minkie whales, dolphins and the Sea Eagle when we went to Waternish, definitely would recommend you to take your camera.
The best bit, our welcome hamper! Such a treat, toffee, fudge, local beer and even the Talisker etc! We sat out on our first night and watched the sunset from the back garden with our beer - what an experience!
All in all, a fantastic holiday cottage in a great location, with very switched on owners. Nothing is too much trouble, so friendly and helpful. A + We have already booked to come back!
We're delighted you had such a lovely time and look forward to seeing you next year.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Per night||25 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 400||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Christmas / New Year||22 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 750||£ 120||£ 150||Flexible|
|January / February 2013||6 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||£ 395||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|March 2013||2 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 395||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|April 2013||30 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2013||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|July 2013||29 Jun 13||27 Jul 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|August 2013||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|October 2013||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|November 2013||26 Oct 13||30 Nov 13||£ 395||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|December 2013||30 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 395||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Christmas 2013||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Discounts available for couples, please call for details.
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