Green Pastures Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Looking for the best self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Skye? Welcome to Green Pastures, our wonderfully cosy, luxury self-catering croft cottage at Gillen on the peaceful Waternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye, with its stunning views over the sea to Trotternish and the Outer Hebrides. Watch the sun rise over the sea from the large picture windows in the main bedroom and the lounge, relax in the peace and quiet of this very special location. What makes us special? Apart from the views, this is no sterile holiday cottage with no soul... this is a home, with character, warmth, cupboards full, personal pictures....a home from home, in luxury!!
Ideal as a romantic get away from it all for couples; or for two couples wanting a warm retreat; the cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms. The main bedroom is stylishly appointed with a king size double, and large picture windows overlooking the sea. Have breakfast in bed looking at the amazing view! The second bedroom is a light and bright double aspect twin room. There is a large lounge also overlooking the sea, with wood burning stove and comfy sofas and armchairs for relaxing. The brand new fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and underfloor heating has all modern conveniences and appliances to make your stay chore-free, whilst a newly fitted bathroom with large rainshower over the bath also has underfloor heating. The cottage also has a boot room/utility room, and a spacious entrance hall. As well as the wood burning stove, the cottage is warmed by oil fired central heating throughout plus the under floor heating in the kitchen and bathroom, so is suitable for all year round stays and cozy winter nights. In the lounge you will find a satellite TV and DVD player, lots of books, games, and DVDs to keep you occupied. The cottage has free broadband internet so you can always stay connected! You will find suggestions for walks and things to do in the cottage, as well as ideas for where to eat if you don't feel like cooking.
There is a safe and enclosed garden to the front and side of the house and beyond at both front and rear of the cottage there are 6 acres of croft land to run about in!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 150 km, 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, 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 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Built at the turn of the century as a croft cottage, Green Pastures has been stylishly refurbished to ensure maximum comfort, enjoyment and convenience for our guests. The cottage is fully double glazed and has oil fired central heating throughout.
The lounge is a large room with a huge tilt 'n turn double glazed picture window overlooking the sea. Settle down here in front of the log burning stove to enjoy the views, watch the satellite TV, read a book, or plan your next walk on Skye.
In the newly installed fully equipped kitchen you will find everything you need, from dishwasher, washer dryer, electric oven, hob and contemporary extractor, fridge and freezer, and microwave to coffee maker. There is also a breakfast bar seating 4, so you can eat here too. The kitchen has zoned lighting so that you can set your mood. The room is light and warm, with picture windows, underfloor heating, and a radiator.
The main bedroom has a king size bed and again has large picture windows overlooking the sea - imagine waking up and sitting in bed relaxing with a cup of tea, looking at the sea and the hills - wonderful.
The second bedroom is also lovely and light, with two windows to the rear and side, and twin beds.
The bathroom has been refitted in a contemporary style, and has a shower bath with large rain-shower over, underfloor heating and a radiator, so is lovely and cosy for a relaxing soak.
The cottage has a large hall, and a boot room/utility entrance at the rear where you can store your muddy boots and outdoor clothes.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is a neat enclosed garden surrounding the house with sitting area, washing line if you like to hang clothes out, plus all the croft land which leads down to the edge of the cliff and up behind the house.
There is plenty of parking by the side of the house, and sheds where you will find bikes for your use.
Welcome pack provided on arrival
Basket of logs for the stove provided
The Hebrides/Skye region
The Isle of Skye is famous for its amazing scenery, its mountains, beautiful clear sea, history, castles, and culture. Here are some suggestions at to what you could do...
For walking, rambling, climbing or mountaineering, there is no finer place than the Isle of Skye. There are the world famous Black Cuillin mountains for those who like the challenge of the finest mountains in the UK, then there's the Trotternish Ridge, the Quirang....plus lots of delightful coastal walks along some of the highest sea cliffs in Britain. If you prefer cycling, the opportunities for mountain biking are endless, or there are miles of quiet roads to cycle along for something less strenuous. For seeing the island in other ways, why not try pony trekking, or take a boat trip around the coast to see some of the marvellous wildlife. Get even closer to the water ry kayaking around the coast, or try some sea or fly fishing fishing. For children there are lots of beaches and rock pools to explore.
For anyone interested in wildlife, this is the place to be. You may be lucky and spot a Golden Eagle or the magnificent Sea Eagle. You will certainly be able to go birdwatching and see Divers, Gannets, Guillemots, and any number of other sea and land birds such as the Hen Harrier, Greylag Goose, or Golden Plover. On the coast spot dolphins, porpoises and even minke whales, as well as seals and otters. In autumn listen to the roar of the Red Deer stags in the rut. There is so much to see, you'll struggle to find time for everything!
If castles are your thing, then visit Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, home of the Clan MacLeod, and famous for its Fairy Flag. Dunvegan is just 10 miles from the cottage. Then there is Armadale Castle in the south of the island with its Clan museum, and, at the gateway to Skye, the world famous Eilean Donan Castle. Going further back in time there are the ruins of pre-Christian Brochs to visit. Then of course there is all the history associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the history of the clearances and crofting life, which can be seen at the Skye Museum of Island Life. Don't fo
There are several great restaurants nearby, including a special fish restaurant. You can enjoy an amazing walk on the cliffs from the cottage where you can see Golden Eagles and White Tailed Sea Eagles. You can walk down to the beach or there are great white sand beaches within a 20 minute drive.
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25 Jun 2014
"A absolutely perfect place to stay, stunning views just lovely."
Lovely little cosy cottage with everything to meet your needs during a stay. Perfect location over looking a bay.… More
8 Feb 2014
We arrived quite late when it was dark so when we got up in the morning we had no idea wat awaited us and when we opened the curtains we just stood there in awe. A view tha few places in the world can… More
29 Jan 2013
"Wonderful stay in a idyllic cottage"
We ( a family of two adults and two children) stayed for one week at the Green Pastures cottage! The view over the sea is spectacular. The first night we saw dolphins. The cottage has a nice atmosphe… More
28 Jan 2013
"Peace and Tranquility at its best."
A charming well appointed cosy cottage with spectacular uninterupted panoramic views. The cottage was immaculate and had a homely feel making you feel at ease and very relaxed. The cottage provided f… More
28 Jan 2013
"A superb, quiet place to relax and enjoy"
We have experienced Green Pastures as a very comfortable cottage, it is well situated on a quite spot on the island, almost at the end of a dead-end street. The cottage offers great views over the bay… More
27 May 2012
"Outstanding in every single aspect – so good we plan to return later this year!"
The location of the cottage is perfect – peaceful, away from it all and fantastic view from the comfort of the living room or the garden. Communication with the owner is really friendly and efficie… More
25 May 2012
"Comfortable cottage in idyllic location"
I spent a lovely 5 day stay here with my family including two teenagers. The cottage looks exactly like the pictures and was cozy and comfortable with a nice, modern kitchen and bathroom. The views… More
25 May 2012
"What a location!"
High expectations of both location and cottage were exceeded, we enjoyed being a bit off the beaten track. We were blessed with 3 to 4 perfect days of weather and on the less good days enjoyed watchin… More
20 May 2012
"Perfect piece of Skye"
We stayed at Green Pastures for 1 week in mid May. Sadly we did not get great weather, in fact when we arrived late at night on Saturday it had already started blowing a severe gale which did not subs… More
16 May 2012
"A homely and well appointed cottage, overlooking beautiful views and with plenty to do - it was awesome, we will return."
We stayed at Green Pastures Cottage for a fortnight in summer 2010 and could only tear ourselves away by promising that we would return again soon. The cottage was very well appointed with everything … More
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