Husabost Croft ref: UK30513

Husabost, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
2
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Pets
2
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Element 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • Unique Cottages 

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Husabost Croft is the holiday home of your dreams. Perfectly located not only on one of the most awe-inspiring islands in the world, but also positioned in one of the best spots on the island. The far north west of Skye is a magical location. Beyond Dunvegan and towards Neist Point lighthouse there are small clusters of croft houses that have stood up against the wild winds that the Atlantic brings for centuries. Husabost Croft is one of these cottages, and it has been wonderfully renovated in 2010 and extended to offer a perfectly sized house for a family or couple of couples to enjoy the most memorable of holidays.
The long drive to Skye and to Husabost in the north is immediately worth it upon arrival. Meandering along the private driveway, you reach the house on its elevated croft plot, surrounded by windswept moorland on one side and the sea on the other. You can see Coral Beach just across the water, Dunvegan Castle in certain lights, and also the Cuillin mountains in the distance. Upon entering the property you are within the original part of the croft house, dating back to the 19th century. To the right there is the living room, which is double aspect, and the open fire is a bonus to warm yourself after exploring the island. Through the living room there is another door leading to the wrap-around extension. You enter into a second living area. If you thought the view from the first living room was good – this is truly outstanding. The second living room is open plan with the dining room and kitchen. It’s a great L-shape space that has patio doors out into the garden. The kitchen is finished to a very good standard and is farmhouse style with a lovely old butler sink and large pantry. The kitchen leads round to a utility room and downstairs shower room. Upstairs there is a large bathroom with perfectly placed bath with a wonderful view out to sea and towards the Cuillin. Either side of the bathroom is a good sized double bedroom.
The exterior of the property is perfect for kids and a dog to go exploring. It’s typically Highlands underfoot, with many a soft patch to submerge your foot within, so Wellington boots are an excellent choice. Beyond the property there are many walks to explore the surroundings. Glendale is only a short drive away or a bit of a hike over the hill by foot with its excellent café and tiny harbour where you can often see local fishing boats at work. Neist Pointis a little further on, so you can easily go a few evenings of your trip to watch the sunrise over the Minch and Outer Hebrides. The nearby village of Dunvegan has plenty to offer of interest including Dunvegan Castle with its stunning mature gardens and interesting history. A visit to Coral Beach through Dunvegan is a must where you may see seals basking in the shallow waters. A couple of very lucky visitors have also seen pods of dolphins in the loch below. Further afield there are a lifetime’s worth of things to do on Skye. Beach 11 miles. Shop 28 miles, pub 7 miles and restaurant 3 miles.

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  • Nearest town
    Dunvegan
  • Shops
    28 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    7 miles
  • Railway station distance
    53.0 miles
  • Lake
    500 yards

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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