Ewan's House, Staffin
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This detached cottage is one of three holiday homes occupying a private and scenic location on the north east side of the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula.
From ‘Tigh Eoghainn’ there are panoramic views northwards across Staffin Bay to the Trotternish Ridge and eastwards to Staffin Island and beyond. This nicely planned and comfortably furnished cottage provides everything you will need for a relaxing highland holiday and benefits from an electric heating system throughout and double glazing.
Staffin is a large and friendly village with good local services including 2 village shops, and the Columba 1400 centre with restaurant attached.
There are excellent hotels within a few miles drive both providing quality dining. There is a lovely sandy beach close-by with a slipway and the area is ideal for both hill walking and bird watching.
The island's capital Portree is some 16 miles to the south and here you will find all the facilities you would expect of a thriving town
There is a small entrance vestibule ideal for hanging up your coats and leaving your walking boots and a door leads through to the hallway. The cosy lounge is well provided for with a comfortable suite and TV and a door off leads through to the kitchen/dining which has a pine table and 4 chairs and all the appliances you could require including a washing machine, electric cooker, fridge and microwave.
The bathroom comprises of a WC, wash hand basin and bath with an electric shower over and there are two bedrooms one double and one twin. There is a spacious parking area beside the cottage. Linen and Towels included - Open January to December
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
About this location
The Hebrides region
The North West Highlands of Scotland holds some of the world's best scenery as well as hundreds of plant and animal species.
It also has a unique culture and although eveyone here now speaks English, the local language is the Gaelic (pronounced. Gaalik)
Originally named Kiltarigan, Port-righe – meaning King’s Port in Gaelic – was renamed after a visit by King George V. Situated in a natural harbour, Portree is a delightful haven for visiting yachts and cruise ships which return year after year.
On a summer’s evening you can watch the local fishermen landing their catch.
Boat trips leave regularly from the bustling harbour. You can try deep sea fishing or go for a leisurely cruise around the neighboring Island of Raasay. There are many fine seafood restaurants to be found in and around Portree.
After a delicious meal why not take a stroll to the village square where The Isle of Skye Pipe Band regularly play on summer evenings. Street fayres are held in the summer months providing fun and games for all the family.
The island’s swimming pool offers regular fun days which the children will love.
Local cycle hire is also available. There is a superb children’s playground at the Aros Experience – visitors will also enjoy the exhibition telling the full story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s famed visit to Skye.
The less energetic can while away the hours watching the local shinty team entertaining the crowd at their home park – Parc na Loch.
For many people Portnalong/ Carbost this is the most inspirational area of the island. The awe inspiring scenery provided by the magnificent Cuillins has attracted countless visitors for over a century. Climbers, walkers, artists and photographers are drawn by the wonderful panoramic views and the challenge to either capture images or conquer the mighty peaks and ridges.
You can watch the local fishermen landing their catches at nearby Carbost and Portnalong. This area enjoys a good selection of pubs and restaurants and children are well catered for. The renowned Talisker Distillery offers guided tours for visitors and there are regular events held throughout the summer months which all the family can enjoy.
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30 Jun 2014
"stunning views & comfy beds"
We were very satisfied with this cottage - everything was working well, it was very clean, and we had (more or less - see below) everything we needed. The lounge was spacious, the beds were very comfo… More
Thanks for your feedback and great to hear you enjoyed staying at Ewan's House. Also thanks for raising the points about the dryer and clothes horse. Without feedback from guests it can be hard to improve the services offered. We will be looking into resolving them as soon as possible.
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