West Ridge ref: CC511394

Drynoch near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
4
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Customer’s Choice 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Free Pets 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 

Description

West Ridge is a spacious and well equipped holiday house furnished to a high standard to ensure a home from home holiday experience. Enjoy stunning views over Loch Harport and The Cullins from the decking at the front of the house. Situated in the crofting township of Drynoch, a short drive from the village of Carbost where you have a shop/post office and the Talisker Distillery (Skye’s only distillery). The Old Inn serves food all day and has regular live music. The Oyster Shed is a must to sample locally caught seafood and Skye game.

Further along the peninsula you have many craft shops and art galleries to browse, however, it is the scenery and the changing light that makes this area so dramatic. The walking is superb for all levels, Talisker Bay, Glenbrittle Beach and Fairy Pools whilst climbers should not leave without exploring the Cuillin mountain range. A trip to Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Neist Point Lighthouse or the beautiful Waternish peninsula are all recommended and are all on the west side of the island. Portree, the bustling main town, is where you can take a stroll down to the harbour, take boat trips to see the sea eagles and other sea birds, seals and whale spotting on occasions. To the north of Portree is the Trotternish Peninsula which boasts some of Skye’s most stunning scenery. To the south of the Island is Broadford, with the southern tip called ‘The Garden of Skye’. Here you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and its lovely gardens. Skye has so much to offer in the way of outdoor pursuits with kayaking, pony trekking, boat trips, fishing and so much more so come and enjoy!

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has LPG central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Spacious with open fire, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD/radio.
Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and patio doors.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed, day bed, Freesat TV and DVD. This room can be used as a second living area.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

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Fourth floor

Facilities

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with furniture to the front of the house. One pet welcome. Private parking for three cars. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
    Portree
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    15 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    NA
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    NA
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

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

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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