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Tranquil Cottage With Loch Views To Macleod's Tables From £350 A Week

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Cottage in Vatten, Nr. Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Exceptional loch and mountain views, Tranquil Position on private track off loop Road Yet Only 4 Miles From Shops in Dunvegan.

Loch Vatten cottage is quiet, even for Skye, with fantastic walks on your doorstep to prehistoric remains (Vatten cairns and nearby Dunbeag Broch are two of Skye's most important sites) and spectacular viewpoints and a secret white sand beach.

You can watch seals basking on the rocks from the kitchen window and even enjoy occasional visits from otters.

The cottage is artistically decorated with original artwork, Cath Kidson accessories, White Company linens and local craftworks.

Wi fi, TV.

Outside is a third of an acre of enclosed garden overlooking the Loch.

Beaches are a couple of minutes walk away.

There are Adirondack chairs and a picnic table to enjoy al fresco meals.

All linen, towels, soaps and a welcome pack of groceries are provided.

Heating and solid fuel included.

The cottage is in an exceptionally quiet position yet only 4 miles from the shops, pubs and cafes of Dunvegan and 25 minutes from Portree.

Please note, the cottage is looked after by our housekeeper, Donna. We kindly request that you leave the cottage clean and tidy. Donna does not have time to do a deep clean between changeovers, so the oven in particular needs to be left as you found it. We get a deep clean done between bookings when we can, but during high season this is not always possible. Please be considerate and leave the cottage in a clean and tidy state. Thank you.

We are a gay friendly establishment.

If you'd like to break up the journey and explore Edinburgh we also list our Edinburgh apartment on the best street in the city for up to 2 adults plus 2 children.

Do take a look:

https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8128666?uni_id=3435024

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Frank and Jo live and work in Edinburgh. We have two boys and all love Scotland's fantastic history and scenery.

If you would like to stay in Edinburgh on your way to or from Skye or even as a destination in itself we can offer our beautiful Regency apartment with private garden for up to 4 people on Ann Street, the premier street in Edinburgh. See:https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8128666

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved your cottage. It is in a pretty special location too."

" We had a wonderful time in your beautiful house. Spectacular views."

" A lovely, cozy home from home with great art work."

"Your cottage has something quite different from other places we've been to. The views, the peace and quiet. Everything we could have asked for for a relaxing holiday was here."
May 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week in Loch Vatten cottage. We were a family of 4- our two boys aged 10 and 12 had an incredible week exploring Skye and climbing Macleod's Tables and the mighty Marsco. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The cottage was well-equipped and beautifully furnished and decorated. It was immaculately clean and had many kind and thoughtful touches. There was a bowl of cheese, biscuits, eggs and marmalade waiting on the table and all of the bedding and towels are high quality. The views are breathtaking and the cottage very snug and cosy on windy Skye nights. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We hope we can welcome you back soon.
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5

Another World

  • 5 of 5

I had been looking for a special place to spend a month on the Isle of Skye to walk and paint and spend time on my own and Vatten Cottage was perfect. Even in the blizzards and gales of March the the cottage was a safe haven to venture out from. The ever changing views to the loch and MacLeods Tables are truly wonderful. The cottage was warm and so cosy with its open fire. It has been thoughtfully furnished and decorated with some beautiful paintings and prints on the walls. It was well equipped and clean. I can't think there was anything I wanted. It is in a great position to explore the north part of the island. You don't have to go far to find ever more stunning vistas and special places. I had a wonderful time even in March before many of the galleries, cafés and shops were open for the season. During the month I had as many beautiful warm, sunny days as I did cold and rainy ones. I saw golden and sea eagles, more stars than I have ever seen in my life and the northern lights to name a few truly memorable times. I loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. So glad you loved the cottage. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with Vatten Cottage because of its especially peaceful location. We could simply open the doors and let the boys play outside, and walk off in any direction to get a wonderful view of the Cuillins or MacLeods tables. At night there are often fantastic clear views of the Milky Way. We are all into history and the island is full of traces of a fascinating past. In particular there are many prehistoric remains within easy reach.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 133 Miles Nearest Barpub : Dunvegan at 3.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Uig at 28 Miles Nearest Golf : Isle of Skye Golf Club, Sconser at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Kyle of Lochalsh at 55 Miles Nearest Motorway : A863 at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Aviemore at 153 Miles Nearest Beach : Various beautiful beaches at 0.5 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The cottage is only a few minutes walks from the shores of Loch Vatten, a sea-loch. About ten minutes walk away is a secret white sand beach. There are many other wonderful beaches and bays on the island; Coral beach (about 10 minutes drive and 30 minutes walk) is a beautiful white sand beach with views to the outer Hebrides, and Neist Point (30 minutes drive) a spectacular cliff walk.

Travel:

Inverness Airport is 3 hours (133 miles) by car

Edinburgh Airport is 5 hours (243 miles) by car

Glasgow Airport is 4 hours 50 minutes (218 miles) by car

The nearest train station is Kyle of Lochalsh, 1 hour 10 minutes by car.

Car hire is recommended although buses can be caught on the main A863 (16 minutes walk from the cottage)

Distances:

4 miles from the shops, pubs and cafes of Dunvegan, as well as Dunvegan Castle and 25 minutes from the main town of Portree. The other main town of Broadfoard is about 1 hour drive (40 miles away). Uig, with its ferries to the outer isles is about 40 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

There are two grocery shops in nearby Dunvegan as well as a Post Office, Petrol Station, fish and chip shop, wonderful bakery and cake shop and cafes and restaurants. There is a cash machine in the post office and one of the small supermarkets in Dunvegan.

The nearest large supermarkets and bank are in Portree (25 minutes drive away)

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 24
13 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
Rate 25
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£635
for 4 nights
From
£150
£785
 
 
Rate 26
29 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£635
for 4 nights
From
£150
£785
 
 
Rate 27
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£339
for 5 nights
£460
 
 
Rate 28
8 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Rate 29
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
Rate 30
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Rate 31
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
Rate 32
4 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Rate 33
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Rate 34
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Rate 35
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
Rate 36
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Rate 37
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Rate 39
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Rate 40
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
Rate 41
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning £35

Booking Notes:
To confirm a booking we take a deposit of one third of the rental. The balance is then due one month before the booking. We send a reminder for this a week before it is due and also ask guests to complete a Holiday Letting Agreement. We also ask for a security/damages deposit of £100 (£150 if you have children under five) which is returned after the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival time is after 4pm.
Departure time is before 10am.

Please note: we reserve the right to take a portion of your security deposit if you have left the cottage in an unacceptable condition which requires extra cleaning over and above a normal changeover.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Location overlooking the water. Down a long track off the road. Cosy cottage with open fire. Spectacular views.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a full-size bath, Mira shower and heated towel-rail.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed and large picture window and blackout curtains for a good night's sleep. Bedroom 2 has adult size bunks.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We are sorry, but we do not take pets. Outside: Third of an acre of enclosed garden overlooking the Loch. There are Adirondack chairs and a picnic table to enjoy al fresco meals. Utility Room: Entrance hall/Utility area with washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White Company/Cath Kidson linen and towels provided. The property is cleaned once a week.

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