Greenhill ref: UK7139

Torvaig, near Portree, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
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bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Greenhill is a very special holiday home tucked away in a tiny settlement called Torvaig, near Portree. Greenhill is a detached bungalow and has been completely renovated to a very good standard of accommodation. There are three bedrooms, a family bathroom, a living/dining room with open fire, and a kitchen. It’s a perfect house for families because it has an amazing enclosed garden.
The location is truly spectacular, at the road end with one of the best views on the island, and that’s saying something. At the front of the property, the garden spills away to reveal the Sound of Raasay and the channel that leads to Portree harbour, as well as the striking hill Ben Tianavaig across the water. It’s a sublime situation and you will be blown away every time you gaze out to look.
Even though you’re so close to Portree, this location is amazingly quiet: partly because the road to Portree is a few miles round, and not direct, which means you’re still close for the shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, but have the advantage of peace and quiet, your own little tranquil slice of heaven. This quiet helps attract Skye’s wildlife, and just below the property and to the left where the land spills away to the coast, there are cliffs where sea eagles and golden eagles nest. Also there are regular sightings of dolphins at the mouth of Portree Bay, which you can see from Greenhill.
Just under 3 miles to Portree by car, you’re a shorter walk away. There’s a fabulous trail that loops right by the house and is a popular walk for locals and visitors to Portree alike. Staying at Greenhill you can use the Scorrybreac Trail to get in and out of the town. To the centre of Portree it is only a 1-mile walk. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With open fire and 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and broadband included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Portree
  • Shops
    2.5 miles
  • Distance
    2.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    2.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    37 miles
  • Lake
    3.5 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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