The Old Church ref: UK13309

Torrin, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 


The Old Church has been amazingly converted to provide very comfortable and spacious accommodation for eight people. It’s perfect for families or a group of friends. Situated in the magical village of Torrin along the Elgol road, it’s a quieter corner of the island, which is hard to understand, because the scenery is obviously the best you’ll find on the Isle of Skye.

The accommodation has a superb flow throughout and is spacious at every turn. Upon entering the property you have a boot room, where you can leave your muddy boots, after long walks and adventures across the island. Beyond, in the centre of the house is the spacious and light dining room. The living room is wonderfully finished and spacious, and from here you will discover a hidden gem of the property - a bar room!

On those occasional warm evenings, there’s a sheltered decking area in the garden for everyone to sit out and enjoy the views of the mountains and sea loch. You’ll see sheep and cows roaming around the property, as well red deer, white-tailed eagles and golden eagles and seals on the shoreline.

The Old Church has views to die for. The centrepiece vista is to the north, and is framed by a large window in the living room. You can see Bla Bheinn, one of the most magnificent mountains in the UK, along with the routes you can walk to the summit throughout your holiday. To the north and west from Bla Bheinn is the Black Cuillin, and to the east, the Red Cuillin, which are all approachable from The Old Church. It’s a hiker’s paradise!

Sea Loch Slapin is also very close, visible from the cottage, so you have the rare commodity of coast and mountain at the same holiday property. Along Loch Slapin one way, you’ll find one of the best secret walks on Skye to the clearance villages of Boreraig and Suisnish. Take the other way at the road end, and you will find the amazing harbour village of Elgol, where you can go on boat trips to see wildlife, or simply to get across into the heart of the Cuillins and visit Loch Coruisk. Visit The Old Church and you’ll fall in love with this part of Skye, and will soon be planning your return visit. Beach 10 miles, Shop, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

6 steps to entrance.
Living room 1:
With gas wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Living room 2.
Dining room:
With wooden floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with Rayburn with 2-ring electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet
Shower room:
With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bar room.
Boot room:
Leading to...
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over Jacuzzi bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, 2 highchairs and 3 stairgates available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras.


Enclosed garden with terrace, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    7 miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    300 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.


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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