Rallidae ref: UK5657

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

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Bath/Shower Seat 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Rallidae is a well-appointed holiday property located in the busy little ferry port of Uig. Just yards from the bay, you can enjoy watching the changing seascape, the local fishermen bringing in their catch and the daily ferry taking trips to the Outer Isles. You can take day trips on the ferry over to Harris, and local boat trips puffin and whale spotting and to St. Kilda. Day trips to Harris are available from May to September, Mondays and Saturdays. There are signposted Woodland Trust walks in the area and the Fairy Glen is a popular local spot to visit and is within walking distance from house or around a 5 minute drive away. The Quiraing and Old Man of Storr are both within a 15 minute drive from the house. The property is very central to all amenities including Uig hotel, local pub, restaurants, post office and well stocked local shop. The Uig pottery, petrol station, café, Isle of Skye brewery and local bar are close by the Pier.
The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing is popular for hillwalking. The Old Man of Storr, Staffin beach and the Staffin Dinosaur Museum, which contains a collection of local geological and fossil specimens, make great days out. The area is linked to the historic and romantic legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, who is buried in Kilmuir Cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life. The Whitewave Activity Centre offer a range of activities including kayaking, archery, abseiling and mountain climbing, and is a short distance away from Rallidae.
There is so much to discover throughout the island including historic sites, castles, brochs, whisky distilleries, boat trips and pony trekking. You will be amazed at the dramatic scenery including the landscapes, seascapes and sunsets. Shoreline 250 yards. Shop, restaurant and pub ¼ mile. Hotel ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room:
With multi-fuel burner, 40" Freeview TV, Google Chromecast and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, shower seat and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large, enclosed lawned front garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Portree
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    15 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    50.0 miles
  • Lake
    250 yards (loch shoreline)

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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