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A stunning bungalow (STB 5 star ) close to local amenities and pubs.

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 6 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

“Ardmore” is a stunning luxury 3 bedroom (2 en suite) detached bungalow in a superb location and enjoys sea or mountain views from all rooms. It is finished, furnished and equipped to the highest standards and fully deserves its 5 star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board (their highest award). There are extensive private gardens to the rear with loads of parking for several cars

Located in the village of Broadford, the second largest settlement on Skye, Ardmore is within easy walking distance of local restaurants, pubs, shops etc. Broadford is an ideal centre from which to tour all of Skye and Wester Ross.

Lounge - The lounge is spacious and from the bay window there are excellent views over the bay and Kinloch hills. It seats six people with ease and features a solid oak floor and a feature limestone fireplace. For entertainment there is a 47 inch television with Sky, a DVD player and a supply of DVDs and CDs.

Bedrooms 1 And 2 - Both these double bedrooms have spacious en suite facilities and enjoy panoramic views over Broadford Bay and the red Cuillins. Bedroom 1 has a king size four poster bed. Bedroom 2 has a king size sleigh bed. Both rooms are supplied with hairdryers and flat screen TVs.

Bedroom 3 - Bedroom 3 is a twin room with magnificent views of the Red Cuillins. A hairdrier and flat screen tv are provided.

Kitchen - The kitchen is fully equipped and fitted out with quality solid wood units. The appliances (cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher) are Neff and all are integrated. There is also a microwave oven and flat screen tv. A table and chairs are provided for those who wish to breakfast in the kitchen rather than in the formal dining room.

Dining Room - The dining room has French doors which open onto a large patio. A gas barbeque and garden furniture are provided for those who enjoy “the great outdoors”.

Utility Room - The utility room has a washing machine and tumble drier

Bathroom - The outstanding feature of the main bathroom is the roll top freestanding bath.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ian Macmillan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Ian Macmillan

Locally born and bred and living in the village. I make every effort to ensure that guests have a thoroughly enjoyable time during their stay at 'Ardmore' More than happy to give advice and recommendations for restaurants, walks, drives etc

Ian Macmillan purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ian Macmillan chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Purpose built by me to attract the top end of the holiday market, 'Ardmore' is a spacious well equipped property fully deserving its 5 star award from the Scottish Tourist Board (their highest accolade). Enjoys magnificent sea or mountain views from all rooms and is within easy walking distance of local restaurants and pubs

Ideally located for touring all of Skye and Wester Ross.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of Ardmore is superb. Quietly located, yet within easy walking distance of pubs, restaurants etc. Large private secluded gardens and patio to the rear from which you can sit and enjoy magnificent views of the bay and the Red Cuillin mountains.

8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely spot for a holiday on Skye...

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant surprise in the location of the property with panoramic views from all sides.

Lovely wee house, thoughtfully appointed,with all bases covered for the discerning traveller. We've stayed in worse 5* hotels.

Enough said.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gordon Thanks very much for your kind comments re my holiday cottage and for taking the time and trouble to write a review. Both are much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay at "Ardmore" and I would love to see you return in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Ian Macmillan
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5

Wow!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the best properties we have ever stayed at in all our years or renting holiday cottages. Everything in this property is of the highest quality and the owner has thought of everything u need. This cottage was booked as a surprise for our 50th wedding anniversary by our son and has made our anniversary so special. Would luv to thank the owner for our fantastic stay and will definitely be booking it ourselfs later on in year. THANKYOU!!! Mr & Mrs Rock.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house in a truly wonderful location. We can't wait to come back.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent New Year in this great property in the shadow of the Cuillins. We would say that the bungalow exceeded our expectations with its size, comfort and proximity to local amenities and the beautiful Skye landscape. Suffice to say that we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. They are much appreciated. Glad you had an enjoyable stay and would like very much to see you return in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Anne and Ian Macmillan
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5

Perfect home in Skye

  • 5 of 5

This lovely and spacious home was the perfect place to spend a week exploring Skye.

We celebrated my dad's 83rd birthday here and couldn't have chosen a better place.

Ian and Anne were also gracious hosts thought of everything to make our stay comfortable.

Our family will have many fond memories of this gorgeous home and holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family had an enjoyable stay at Ardmore. It is what Anne and I strive to achieve. Thanks for your kind remarks about us and our cottage. They are much appreciated. Kind Regards Ian Macmillan
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5

Magical location

  • 5 of 5

The property is outstanding and has all that is needed to make your stay comfortable.

It's location with views over the bay and up to the mountains takes precedence every time you are near a window, you just can't stop yourself from gazing.

This was the perfect Xmas retreat for our family and we had some amazing walks at the Old man of Storr and the fairy pools, nothing is too far from the home

There is a very well stocked shopping market 2 miles away and restaurants and pubs are close by

I would highly recommend this as a base to explore the isle of Skye and the surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to review your stay. It's great to learn you had an enjoyable experience at "Ardmore". Hope you had a good drive home and hoping to see you again in the not too distant future. All best wishes for 2016 to you and your family. Kind Regards Ian Macmillan
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beginning from a warm welcome, the perfect house, the wonderfull isle of Skye, nothing to complain. I would not hesitate to book it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to submit a review. This is much appreciated. Glad you had an enjoyable stay at Ardmore and it would be lovely to see you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Ian Macmillan
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Location

From the Owner

Purpose built by me to attract the top end of the holiday market, 'Ardmore' is a spacious well equipped property fully deserving its 5 star award from the Scottish Tourist Board (their highest accolade). Enjoys magnificent sea or mountain views from all rooms and is within easy walking distance of local restaurants and pubs Ideally located for touring all of Skye and Wester Ross.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : Claymore at 400 Metres Nearest Ferry : Armadale at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Isle of Skye Golf Club at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Kyle of Lochalsh at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Claymore at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Ashaig at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Broadford, the second largest village on Skye is centrally located and an ideal centre for touring the island. There is a choice of several excellent restaurants and pubs in the village, all of which are within easy walking distance. There are further restaurants a short drive away.

For those keen to sample world class cuisine there is the award-winning Three Chimneys and Lady Clare MacDonald's Kinloch Lodge etc. The Claymore, some 400 yards away, is the closest local, while those wishing a true self-catering break will be delighted with the selection of fresh seafood and farm produce available locally.

The village also boasts several hotels, a supermarket, licensed grocer, snack bar, butcher, baker, fishmonger and several art galleries and craft shops. There is also a bank, post office, two ATMs and a 24 hour service station which also sells basic groceries. For medical emergencies there is a local hospital and medical and dental surgeries.

If being right in the middle of the most glorious hillwalking and climbing scenery in Scotland isn't enough, visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities in and around the Broadford area.

Golfers will be delighted with the challenging and scenic Isle of Skye Golf Course, which welcomes golfers of all abilities (including children!) and both green fees and club hire are extremely reasonable. Unsurprisingly, the area is a paradise for anglers. Boat hire is available, and a number of local boat operators offer fishing trips, and charters. There is also some excellent fishing off the rocks. Some hirers offer you trips in a glass bottomed boat.. Others offer seal, dolphin and whale watching trips, while the more adventurous can take part in a Sea-fari Adventure.

A must is the trip on the Bella Jane to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin mountains. If you want to make a real day of it, Caledonian MacBrayne also run day trips to the Outer Isles. If you want to see Skye on horseback, there are a number of riding centres, although those who prefer four wheels will find some of the most spectacular and finest driving roads imaginable. The more energetic will maybe want to hire bikes - these are available locally.

Everyone knows of Skye's associations with Flora Macdonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie, but the island's history goes a little further back than that... There are numerous museums and sites of historical interest scattered throughout the island : Dunvegan Castle - seat of the Clan MacLeod , the folk museum at Kilmuir, Flora Macdonald's house at Flodigarry and the Aros Centre at Portree are just a few well worth a visit.

Try your hand at kayaking, canoeing, climbing, abseiling and archery. Whitewave at Kilmuir offer these activity sessions to individuals, families and groups.

Wildlife.

As far as wildlife is concerned well, Skye has it all! Seals, dolphins, porpoises, red deer, rabbits and a variety of birds abound while the lucky visitor may spot an otter, a golden or a sea eagle. A dog otter can regularly be seen passing through the field in front of Ardmore. For those who have a keen desire to see an otter, there are various hides a short drive away. Every kind of wild bird imaginable is here - don't forget your camera and binoculars!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
3
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
4
6 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
5
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
6
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
7
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
8
16 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
9
7 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
9
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
10
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£500
 
 
11
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rates are for up to 4 guests. Additional guests (excluding infants under 2) up to a maximum of 6 will each attract a weekly supplement of £50.
The rental charge includes line, towels, oil, electricity, WiFi and a welcome pack.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

The location of Ardmore is superb. Quietly located, yet within easy walking distance of pubs, restaurants etc. Large private secluded gardens and patio to the rear from which you can sit and enjoy magnificent views of the bay and the Red Cuillin mountains.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), large
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, spacious
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, spacious
  • All 3 bathrooms are spacious and light. The main bathroom has a large roll top stand alone bath. The 2 en suite shower rooms have large shower cabinets and power showers.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All 3 bedrooms are spacious and light and enjoy views of the bay or the Red Cuillin mountains. Each is equipped with hair dryers, flat screen televisions and IPhone docks.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Full equipped kitchen and utility room Garden furniture and gas barbeque Oil, electricity , linen, towels, WiFi and a welcome pack included in price.

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