Sheena’s Cottage ref: CC511135

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

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Sheena’s Cottage is a traditional croft cottage that has been beautifully restored and updated by the current owner.  It is situated on the lovely Isle of Raasay, just a 15 minute ferry ride off the coast of Skye.  A regular small car ferry runs all year round from central Skye (Sconser) across the Sound of Raasay to the island, with ten sailings a day from March to October.  Sheena’s Cottage offers a wonderful venue for a real small island adventure holiday whilst remaining easily accessible to the centre of Skye.  Once a croft or small farm cottage the property has been beautifully restored and upgraded.  The welcoming lounge / dining room has a superb open fireplace and windows overlooking the large natural garden grounds that lead directly down to the sea-shore. It is bounded by mature rhododendron bushes which look spectacular when in the Spring and early Summer.  The modern kitchen is well-equipped and has unusual square windows that frame the magnificent views across the bay.  Three generously sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom complete the picture. 

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge / diner: with open fire, satellite Freeview TV/DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
Bedroom 1: with two single beds
Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 2: with king-size bed
Bedroom 3: with two single beds

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All fuel and power included.  Bed linen and towels provided.

Miscellaneous

Rural garden set in approx ¾ acre with old stone byre in the grounds. Gardens lead directly down to shoreline with adjoining jetty for visitor’s use. Off road parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Kyle of Lochalsh (on the mainland)
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    20 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh (on the mainland)
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    20 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The Isle of Raasay is renowned for its wealth of outdoor activities.  There is an exceptional outdoor centre here which offers an amazing range of pursuits.  Sea kayaking, canoeing, abseiling, mountain biking, escorted wildlife walking, hill-loch fishing and even gorge-walking down the dramatic rivers that flow through the rocky crags, are some of the activities that visitors can participate in.  The cottage also has an adjoining slipway for boating enthusiasts. Raasay is Gaelic for ‘the isle of Roe deer’ and local wildlife abounds.   Not only deer but nesting golden eagles, visiting white-tailed eagles, Northern Diver, seals, dolphins and a number of otters can be seen in the vicinity.  The island terrain varies from heather-clad moorland, forests and hills to rocky outcrops and limestone cliffs.  Dun Caan is the highest point on the island.  A distinctive flat-topped mountain with a 360 degree view from the summit, it makes a wonderful day’s walk for the fit and able.  For the less energetic there are numerous woodland walks through pretty scenery and miles of single tracks and quiet lanes for cycling and exploring.  An intriguing story lies behind the now famous ‘Calum’s Road’, which runs from the ruins of Brochel Castle to Arnish. It was constructed by the sole inhabitant of Raasay, Calum MacLeod, who, after the clearances, wanted to encourage people to return to his beloved island. Using only a wheelbarrow and local stone the project took over 20 years to complete and is commemorated in the book by Roger Hutchinson.  It is still in use today. 
Local facilities include a restaurant, café, general store and post office, together with an excellent leisure centre.  This is an ideal location for a real get-away-from-it-all holiday whilst being readily accessible to the delights of the Isle of Skye by a short and frequent ferry crossing.   A real “island hopping” adventure holiday!

Things to do nearby

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.

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.

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.

Islands Cycles

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

The Duirinish Coastline

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

Raasay House

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

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.

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Thursday 21 December 2017 7 nights £ 704.00
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