Rha Bank ref: UK11147

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

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Rha Bank has been furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing a holiday as possible, with your every need taken care of. With good sized rooms and a beautiful view across towards Uig Bay, Rha Bank makes a great base for exploring this lovely part of northern Skye. Set in a sheltered horseshoe shaped bay on the west coast of the Trotternish Peninsula, Uig is a picturesque village with the usual small village amenities and is also one of the stepping stones to catch a ferry over to the Western Isles.
Overlooking the Minch Uig, this property boasts a dramatic landscape and spectacular scenery. A visit to the magnificent Fairy Glen, a double waterfall is a must see, along with a trip to Clach Ard Uige – a relic of an ancient stone circle standing on the hills above the village, the Museum of Highland Life, the ruins of 17th-century castle Caisteal Uisdean and the Piping Memorial on the top of Glenhinnisdal, all well worth a visit.
The area is renowned for its wide variety of walks for all levels of fitness ranging from a strenuous 22-mile walk over the Trotternish Ridge, the Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr to a gentle stroll down to the harbour to watch the fishing boats landing their catch. Take a visit to explore the islands ‘capital’ Portree with its range of shops, restaurants, pubs and art galleries and taking a wander down to its colourful harbour is a must. Further afield you can take a trip to Dunvegan Castle and gardens and from here take a walk to the coral beach, breathtaking on a lovely day.
On the western edge of the island you can take a trip around the Talisker Distillery and visitor centre where you can sample their fine peaty single malt. To the southern ends of the island visit the Sleat peninsula known as the Garden of Skye where you can visit Armadale Castle and gardens. For the outdoor enthusiast, the Isle of Skye is a paradise. Climbing and hillwalking in the Cuillins, watersports, sea trips and fishing around its unspoilt coastline along with pony trekking and birdwatching to name but a few of the activities on this beautiful island. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 40" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
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Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
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Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.

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Second floor

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Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Portree
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    14.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Localsh
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    48.5 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (sea)

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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