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Self Catering Accommodation, Portree, Isle of Skye Panoramic Views of Cuillins



Updated: 07-Nov-2016
Holiday Home in Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland - Peaceful Location 20 Minutes Walk from Portree Centre, Ideal Touring Base or Retreat.

Welcome to our holiday home on the beautiful and historic Isle of Skye. This 2 storey house has electric central heating and is doubled glazed throughout. It provides the ideal base for touring or just cozying up and watching the ever changing vistas. The house has an open south facing aspect with views from all the windows. There is an open plan living area downstairs and the upper hall sitting area has a large picture window. There are 2 en-suite double bedrooms and the 3rd double bedroom is adjacent to bathroom with over bath shower. The garage has washing and drying facilities. A patio door leads out from the dining area to a decked area. The garden faces south, adjacent to natural croft land and off-road parking. Portree and its natural harbour is within walking distance and has an excellent range of facilities. Cultural attractions are plentiful and sports enthusiasts are well catered for with walking, climbing, cycling, boat trips. There is something for everyone here on Skye.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I was born and brought up on the Isle of Skye. Our family have spent many holidays on Skye and now as adults still love to visit.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is fantastic and ranks as one of the best properties we've stayed in Scotland! Thanks for allowing us to have such an enjoyable and comfortable week in Skye, we will not be waiting another 16 years before visiting again.

A Smith, April 2011

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our all too brief stay at Arus. You have a fabulous house in a wonderful location and it’s really well appointed. It makes a great base from which to tour and a welcoming home to come back to when you've finished the tourist bit.

Cheetham – April 2011

Your house is brilliant - we loved it. We go away every Easter and have stayed in lots of houses, but yours was certainly the most luxurious. It's so well equipped! Weather reasonable and we were able to see the magnificent views from your house. We did lots of exploring and two of our party went to Harris to do a mountain bike ride. Passmore - April 2009.
Aug 2008
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely property in beautiful Syke!

  • 5 of 5

As a party of 5 adults the property was ideal for us. It has 3 bedrooms (sleeping 6) with 3 shower/bathrooms. The property is finished to a high standard and is very well maintained. It is modern, well equipped and has lovely open views.

It was an ideal base for us travelling by car, with the centre of Portree only a few minutes drive. Skye itself is a beautiful island and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The owner was very helpful, pleasant and professional with all our correspondence. Would recommend highly this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Midlands

Excellent Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

'Arus' was an excellent holiday home with all mod cons and superb views. We particularly liked the upstairs reading area which was very peaceful. It was near enough to Portree for food shopping and also an ideal base for touring. We would fully recommend it and would love to go back again at some point.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Modern House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights at this lovely property and was very impressed with everything about the house. It had everything you needed from a dishwasher, DVD player, iron, wifi etc etc. It is a modern property and the decor is homely. We will defiantly return to this property in the New Year as there is so much more in Skye that we want to explore!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brisbane, Qld

Island getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were really pleased we chose this lovely house, plenty of space, extremely well presented, lovely and warm, easy walk into Portree. Beautiful views. would not hesitate to recommend to friends and fellow travellers. Owners responded quickly to enquiries and were most helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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From the Owner

Achachork has always been a favourite part of Skye for us with its panoramic views and being within walking distance of Portree, the main village on Skye. When this site came up we decided to go ahead and build a house taking into account the wonderful views across Portree to the Cuillin Hills beyond. We are very lucky to have a lovely house built to our own specification with everything we need in a holiday home and wonderful views to enjoy from every window.

Activity and Interests


The house is approximately one mile (20 minutes walk) from Portree harbour and bay. Further afield there are plenty of small beaches (both sandy and shingle) to be found on the Island.


Use of car recommended and essential for touring the island. Nearest airport is Inverness (2-2½ hours by car). Regular flights south and car hire available. Also Glasgow Airport is an alternative. Nearest train station is Kyle of Lochalsh which is approximately 45 minutes by car.


Nearest town is Portree, the main town on Skye which is 20 minutes walking distance from house, or approx 3-4 minutes by car to centre. Nearest facilities, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cash point and nightlife in Portree.

Kyleakin and the Skye Bridge are approx 45 mins by car.

Uig ferry to the Outer Isles approx 30 mins by car.

Sligachan and access to the Cuillin Hills approx 20 mins by car.

Dunvegan Castle is approx 30 mins by car.

Armadale ferry is approx 1 hr 15 mins.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
3 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
31 Mar 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
22 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Notes on RATES:
Rates are in UK Pounds. Above rates are for 3/6 adults per week, reduction for 2 adults per week of £100 on above weekly prices. Stay of 4 night break in October/November and February to March is £125 per night.

The above prices do not include stay over Christmas and New Year. Please contact owner for these prices. Rates includes linen, towels, wifi access, central heating and electricity.

Booking Notes:
Payment of the deposit constitutes acceptance of the booking conditions. Deposit required to secure booking is 20% and is non-refundable. The balance must be paid by 8 weeks prior to the start of the your holiday. A separate £100 security deposit is payable when balance is paid and is returnable once the house has been checked after departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday but may be flexible. Please depart by 10:00am on day of departure. Arrival anytime after 3.30pm. House cleaned between lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The views from the house towards the Cuillin Hills are spectacular and the house is warm, comfortable and has all the mod cons required for a relaxing stay. As a base the location is perfect for day trips throughout the island being so near Portree. There is nothing better than to sit on an evening with 'refreshments' and watch the setting sun turn it's magic on the landscape, no matter which season there is always something different to view.

Property Type

  • house


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 en-suites have walk-in shower, basin and wc. Bathroom adjacent to bedroom 3 has feature bath and basin with over bath electric shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - ground floor en-suite, 2 singles (or king size), built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 - en-suite with king size bed, walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds, walk-in wardrobe. All have quality mattresses, bedside cabinets and vanity area.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Full electric total control central heating and double glazed throughout. We are sorry but the house at present is not fitted out for toddlers/young children. The garden is fenced but has an open driveway. No smoking in the house please. We are sorry to stipulate no pets. Outside: Large open south facing garden area adjacent to natural croft land. Outside decked area and garden chairs and BBQ in garage. There is also an outside rotary clothes line. Utility Room: Leading from the kitchen the garage has a washing machine, freezer and ample drying facilities and shelving. Walking boots and outdoor gear can be stored here and the car can be unloaded from here (perfect on a wet day! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Rates include wifi access, towels, linen, electricity and central heating. The property is cleaned and checked weekly. Other: Entrance vestibule with large built-in cupboard with coat hooks, radiator and shoe rack. Full length mirror on opposite wall.

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