Diubaig House ref: S12

Greshornish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

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  • Bike Store 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Customer’s Choice 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 
  • No Pets Allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

With splendid views of the Trotternish Hills and Loch Greshornish, in the unspoilt north of Skye, this 5 star, detached stone cottage is a peaceful, secluded and comfortable retreat on one of the island’s most picturesque peninsulas. Décor and furnishings are to a very high standard and include the owner’s distinguished collection of Scottish paintings; the kitchen has local stoneware, cast-iron casseroles and an induction hob. Every room looks down to the Loch, where in summer the dawn breaks early and the moon throws a silver path across the water. The nearby Trotternish peninsula offers some unusual rock formations, where a combination of volcanic basalt and softer sandstone and limestone has caused spectacular landslips and sheer cliffs.
The island, renowned for its excellent seafood and wonderful restaurants, has something to suit everyone. Visit Dunvegan Castle, Neist Point Lighthouse and the old fishing village at Stein. The ‘Blackhouse’ Museum at Duntulm shows how islanders lived in thatched stone houses; the Aros Centre in Portree shows how the sea eagle has been reintroduced on Skye. Tour the island by car or take an easy walk around the 4-acre garden and to the secret shores of Loch Diabaig or just walk out of the back door for 10 minutes for a glorious view of the Ascrib Islands. The setting has it all, inviting relaxation and discovery with glimpses of the wildlife, birdlife and sealife. Shop 9 miles. Pubs and restaurants 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room with multi-fuel stove, loch views and designer rug on floor. Large farmhouse kitchen/dining room with oak floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Separate toilet.

First floor

Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Study. Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms on first floor have high coombed ceilings.

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Multi-fuel stove - fuel included. Electricity, electric radiators and full NSH, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Sky TV (sports channels). Video and DVD (large libraries). Stereo/CD (small library). Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi broadband. Telephone (honesty box).

Miscellaneous

Enclosed 4-acre garden with seating, secluded lawns, extensive planting and natural landscape with mown pathways and 360-degree views. Use of owner’s extensive library with books, maps and guides for local walks. Private parking for 4 cars. Secure cycle storage. NB: Fenced lochside frontage in garden.
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About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

Skyeskyns

VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

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