House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This new 3 bedroom croft house has been finished to a very high standard with luxury , comfort and entertainment in mind. The highlights of staying at Number 19 apart from the wonderful views , fantastic wildlife and 5 star accommodation is the extras that help make your holiday special such as the games room , play park and barbecue area where you can spend quality time with friends and family
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 30 minutes away by car as is Taliskers Distillery in Carbost.
Make number 19 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.
Discounts for couples.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 170 km, Nearest railway: Kyle 70 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, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, 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, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Newly built in 2010 Number 19 has all the comforts expected from a 5 star self catering cottage and more .
The large living and dining area is triple aspect with fantastic views from every window, to the front are large floor to ceiling patio doors making the most of the scenery on offer.
Large comfy couches and solid oak furniture adorn the room with full Sky HD TV package and free Wi Fi provided for your entertainment .
There are various board/card games made available , an excellent book selection and a huge DVD library of over 200 titles covering most major releases over the past decade . Also downstrairs is a large fully equipped kitchen , a utility room , family bathroom and a double (or twin) bedroom .
Upstairs is a large master bedroom with a kingsize sleigh bed and en-suite shower room . Across the landing is a twin (or double) room which also has a comfortable sofa bed able to sleep two extra guests should it be required . Cots can be provided at no extra charge , and a large fireguard and stair gates can be supplied for the safety of toddlers and young children.
Two of the double bedrooms can be arranged to best suit the needs of the guests with either double or single beds provided . the cottage is centrally heated by way of an oil combination boiler and there is a multi fuel stove in the living area with logs and coal provided free of charge.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside is our garden with stunning uninterupted views over the Ascrib Islands to Uig. In our fenced play area we have swings , a slide , playhouse , climbing frame and sand pit as well as a barbeque for the lazy summer evenings to unwind after a day of exploring.
The clifftops and sea beneath Number 19 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. Number 19 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 Number 19 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.
Discounts for couples.
The Hebrides/Skye 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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26 Feb 2014
"Number 19 Geary"
We stayed at number 19 in November 2013 for a week. It was a great find. The house is kitted out to a very high standard and has everything you could need for a week away. We arrived in the dark so it… More
25 Feb 2014
Stayed in January and had a lovely break at no. 19. The house was beautiful and immaculate with every possible whim catered for. The views were stunning! The games room was an bonus and we had a lovel… More
1 Dec 2013
"Stunning Cottage and Location"
Just finishing our stay at the cottage and really glad we opted for number 19.The owners are polite, reliable and friendly. The cottage is located in a wonderful location and the quality of the cotta… More
14 May 2013
This accommodation is absolutely fantastic, amenities provided are first class..beautiful kitchen with everything your could need, contemporary bedrooms, that are furnished to a high standard, lounge … More
3 Mar 2013
"A home from home with jaw dropping views"
We've stayed in a number of self-catering places on Skye, and we can safely say this is the best. This house was built as a family home just a few years ago, as such you don't get any of the compromises you get either with a modernised older property, or a purpose built holiday home. What you get is a house built by someone who grew up in Geary, and built his house to show it at it's best.
Other reviews have tried to describe the view, but it really is very difficult to put into words, and pictures don't do it justice - you just have to come and see for yourself. Unlike most of Waternish which is famed for it's sunsets, Geary faces the rising sun - we just watched the sun rise almost every morning.
Being a local, John knows everybody in the village - the welcome pack includes produce from several of his neighbours, so we walked up to the end of the village to buy eggs, and also to get more delicious bread and cakes.
John was very welcoming and accommodating, for example since we didn't need the wi-fi in the games room he swapped it over to use the alternative router in the house for us. Knowing we were coming with small children he also ensured that toys were left for our children so we didn't have to bring many with us, he also brought new release DVD's later in the week that he had picked up on the way back to Geary.
In summary I'd recommend this place just for the views, which on an island full of fantastic views are hard to beat, but on top of that you get a well equipped, modern house that allows you to enjoy those views, along with the warm welcome from a knowledgeable local wanting to share the island he was brought up on with his guests.
2 Mar 2013
"Stunning House in a Stunning Location"
We have justed returned from Number 19 and had a fantastic holiday,from the minute we entered the house we felt at home.It is very well equipped and had everything we needed and more.We have stayed at many holiday rental properties and i must say this ranks as one of the best! definitely 5 star.The house was spotless on arrival and the welcome pack a nice touch,John the owner was there to show us around and explain how everything worked.Amazing views from an ever changing landscape.Would have no hesitation in recommending this property but please don"t all book it and leave a space for us to return again!
22 Feb 2013
After a long journey with 2 small children we arrived at a beautifully lit and welcoming No. 19. Having walked through to door my husband said "you will love it" and I knew we were in for a… More
11 Feb 2013
"Number 19, Dunvegan"
A fantastic holiday, staying at a lovely 5 star house with all mod cons imaginable. The owner was very friendly and accommodating but not intrusive, and the welcome package was a lovely touch. The house is set in a stunning location that offers some amazing views and local attractions such as Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker distillery are easily accessible by car. Could not ask for more.
3 Feb 2013
"Incredible property - magical holiday."
Right from walking in the door of Number 19 I knew we were going to experience something special. We were met by a magnificent hamper from the owners, a ready mode fire ready to light in the wood burner, and a view to take your breath away.
Throughout our stay, we experienced luxury and comfort that was simply out of this world. Quite how the previous reviewer can judge this on factors out of the owners control is a bit beyond me. The owners consistently went above and beyond the call of duty to assist us, from helping with tourism info, to calling us when bad weather was due, we simply could not have asked for more.
It is EXTREMELY easy to see why the property has been given such a high rating - if you are looking to do Skye in unrivalled luxury, I would have no hesitation in telling you too book Number 19, and book it right now before anyone else does!
22 Jan 2013
"Nicely decorated house but let down by key appliances not working"
We stayed at Number 19 for our Christmas week and had hoped and planned for everything to be perfect for this special holiday - unfortunately due to circumstances outside our control, this was not to … More
While I strongly disagree with your version of events and complaints posted in this review I do accept and thank you for pointing out the mistakes in the welcome letter. I am sorry that our service, facilities and location was not to your liking, but I am immensely proud and take heart in the fact that many of our bookings this year are from returning guests who did enjoy their stay at Number 19.
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