The Hebridean Trust - Alan Stevenson House ref: 31143

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

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 

Description

From the moment you touch down or step ashore on Tiree you know you have arrived at a very special place. Glorious, sweeping, white sandy beaches and magnificent views across to the mountains of Mull, give a real sense of freedom and space. Hynish is home to the Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition, which records the fascinating account of the hazardous Skerryvore reef, 10 nautical miles to the south west of the Isle of Tiree, and the design and construction of the tallest lighthouse in Scotland by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. With plenty of wild Atlantic weather, Tiree is a wonderful place to ‘get away from it all’ and relax, or as a destination with great conditions for some of the world’s most exciting sports, including wave sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, sand yachting and kite-surfing. Those who enjoy gentle exercise might prefer a day out trekking on the Icelandic cross ponies, exploring the archaeological sites of ancient cultures, playing a round on the islands 9-hole golf course or take in the flowering Machair (rich seaside grassland) in May and June. Tiree’s landscape is a chance to enjoy wildlife rarely seen on the mainland. Exploring the shore, you will find basking seals, otters and rock pools teeming with life. Marvel at the range of bird species, including the spectacular drumming displays of the snipe and the wonderful song of the skylark. The rasping call of the corncrake, one of Europe’s rarest birds, is heard in May to June, and from the high cliffs of Ceann a’ Mhara you will see swooping peregrine falcons and thousands of seabirds; fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and the like, that nest on the cliffs. Your trip would not be complete without a taste for local life on this Isle, where English is often the second language to the native Gaelic. Tiree’s heritage centre, An Iodhlann, is the island’s community archive in the Old Reading Room at Scarinish, a fascinating storehouse of local history including a digital collection of Gaelic folklore and songs. There is a good range of facilities on the island including car hire, taxi and bus service, shopping, a choice of restaurants, cafés, craft shops and potteries. All three properties (refs: 31143, 31144 and 31145) can be booked together to accommodate up to 36 guests. When all three properties are booked together the catering staff can provide breakfast, packed lunches and delicious evening meals by arrangement with the caretaker prior to arrival (at cost). Beach 50 yards. Shop and pub 7 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance (alternative level access).
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 28” Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and wooden floor.
Dining room: With beams and tiled floor.
Kitchen: With electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Games room: With table tennis.
Separate toilet.

First floor

With lift access.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), bunk bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 7).
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and bunk bed.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and bunk bed.
Bedroom 4: With bunk bed and en-suite with shower cubicle (no toilet).
Bedroom 5: With bunk bed and en-suite with shower cubicle (no toilet).
Bedroom 6: With bunk bed.
Bedroom 7: With single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 1).
Bedroom 8: With single bed.
Bathroom 1: With bath (no toilet).
Bathroom 2: With bath (no toilet).
Shower room 1: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle (no toilet).
3 separate toilets.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 central heating by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are low and sloping ceilings in some of the rooms. There are sloping banks in the grounds. The sea is 50 yards away.
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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

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

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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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