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Varis Holiday House, Balmacara - views to Skye – Home 4974803 Bungalow

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Varis Holiday House, Balmacara - views to Skye – Home 4974803

  • Bungalow
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 17 reviews

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Bungalow / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from manager


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The house is just 500m above the A87, the main route to Skye so you can readily arrive by long distance bus from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness. But to be frank, public transport in the Highlands isn't great so we recommend your own transport. There is an extensive set of paths/mountain bike trails above the house.

Interaction with guest

We are always just a phone call away in case of difficulties and are happy to suggest things to see/do in the area to supplement the extensive literature available in the house.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

We accept up to 2 dogs automatically : talk to us in advance if you'd like to bring more but this is entirely at our discretion. We are always mindful of our neighbours.

Dogs are not permitted in bedrooms (we have lovely pure white cotton linens) or on the furniture.


About the manager

Debra Storr
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Calendar updated::
21 Jun 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Bungalow has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Aug 2014. Located in Kyle of Lochalsh, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £1000.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jun 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 17 reviews Excellent
17 reviews

Very Good

“Great base for exploring”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2018

At the top of our list when booking was outlook from the property. We were not disappointed, the view from the front window was outstanding. Couldn’t quite see Skye Bridge from inside but the views across the loch to the island were just gorgeous. Ever changing and one you just couldn’t tier of watching. Although we did spend time over on Skye, lovely walks up Old Man of Storr and around Elgol, the majority of time was spent walking the area immediately out of the front door. Amazing walks through the forest tracks and over to Balmacara Square including some challenging scrambles down through the forest towards Kirkton (we are not in our first flush of youth!). The property itself is first class and equipped with everything you could possibly wish for. There is an abundance of local maps detailing walks etc with information on all local amenities. We couldn’t fault the property and would absolutely recommend it to anybody wanting a comfortable well equipped base to either venture from or just sit and enjoy the fabulous surroundings. Our only drawback to the holiday was finding somewhere to eat out that would take dogs, we had our Border Terrier with us and we really struggled to find somewhere that catered for us. That said there is a well stocked Spar at the bottom of the track (although a little pricey even for a captive audience) and there is a Co-Op in Kyle of Lochalsh about 5miles away and Varis House kitchen is so well equipped it wasn’t really that much of a hardship to cook in the property.

Thank you so much : yes, we often get 'complaints' of slow starts to the day as people spend too much time just watching out of the window. Hope to see you again soon.

“Holidays in Scotland”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2015

We liked the seize of the house and the rooms. The kitchen is well equipped and the utility room as well. So are the other rooms.The view from the living-room is fantastic even if there isn't any sunshine. Debra gave us a warm welcome with a nice bottle of wine and some cookies. Even tea, coffee and a lot of other stuff was provided. We had a wonderful time there.

Thank you. Glad you had a good stay.


Reviewed 3 Jul 2015

Varis is in the perfect location for exploring the surrounding area, within very easy reach of Balmacara Square, Plockton, Skye, Eilean Donan Castle etc. The house itself was in lovely condition, with beautiful views over the loch, and as soon as we closed the gates it was safe for our two dogs to roam around the generous garden. The owners seemed to have thought of everything, making the house really feel like a home from home - the Welcome folder was full of really useful and helpful information about places to visit and places to eat, though we tended to cook our evening meals at the house. The kitchen has everything you could need and it was a pleasure to look out over the loch while having our meal. There is an extremely well-stocked Spar (with Post Office) within easy walking distance, next door to the Balmacara Hotel where there is a very popular restaurant, a friendly bar and an outdoor seating area overlooking the shoreline. We will definitely be back!

Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

“It was a fabulous location”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2015

We really enjoyed our holiday. The bungalow was lovely, very comfortable and in a fabulous location. It was very quiet and peaceful. There were lots of lovely walks around the area and we enjoyed watching all the birds in our garden. We were able to tour around and the scenery is absolutely terrific. The local supermarket had a good selection of beer! Our hosts were very obliging to us as we had to cancel our first holiday we booked due to a surprise stay in hospital and they kindly allowed us to re-book without losing our deposit, which was a very generous thing to do. The only slight criticism is that when we stayed we had a very cold snap of weather and it wasn't always as warm as we would have liked in our bedroom although the lounge was lovely and warm.

Thanks for that. Sorry about the cold bedroom : guests can control the heatng and in addition, just in case of need, there is a very efficient fan heater provided. I must put a note about the fan heater in the House Folder. Thanks for the prompt.

“Lovely setting for a relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2015

The house was ideally situated for visiting Skye and Wester Ross, it was in a nice secluded position far enough from the road to be quiet and was very well appointed,the attention to detail was very impressive,the beds were very comfortable and everywhere was very clean.

So pleased you enjoyed your stay. There is plenty to do in the area - rain or shine.

“Excellent holiday cottage”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2014

Varis is a very well equiped bungalow with a fine view of loch Alsh. The owner was very helpful. I would recommend Varis to a friend. Kevin

Thank you your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the house and its views and look forward to welcoming you back.

“Lovely house in a great location!”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Varis. It's in a good central location that is perfect for exploring the area. The house had everything we needed and was clean and nicely decorated. The beds were comfy and there were loads of wardrobes for storage space. The local shop is within 5 minutes’ walk of Varis and is well stocked with everything you could need. We have family in the area that we visit each year, so hopefully we will stay again!

Those comments are very much appreciated and we will continue to work to make Varis a great place to stay.

“A clean and comfortable home from home.”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2014

Really enjoyed our stay at Varis during August 2014. The house was very clean and well equipped with all the things you could possible need and more. The views were stunning and there were easily accessible walks on the doorstep. It is in an ideal location for exploring the Isle of Skye and surrounding area. The property provides extremely comfortably facilities which creates a home from home feeling when staying there. The snug has Wifi facility and the bedrooms are spacious with extremely comfortable beds and luxurious bedding. The kitchen provides all the usual home comforts and there is also a large utility room which is useful for storing/drying outdoor clothing. The owner has thought of all of the needs of the visitor and has provided extensive information about the local area and walks available. This is definitely a property I would revisit and would recommend it to other visitors to the area.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again.

“Everything we needed - and more”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2014

A very enjoyable time at Varis. House was so clean and comfrtable, Everything we needed and more was thoughtfully provided. Beds so comfortable and even the weather obliged by being sunny. Lovely situation with view of Lochalsh

Thanks. Glad the weather obliged too!

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