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House overlooking Loch Dunvegan, Skinidin, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland - Architect designed with comfy beds, wood burning stove & all mod cons. Great base for exploring the island.
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs bedroom has a Super King Size bed or two single beds should it be required (zip and link). Very good quality mattress (back friendly). Downstairs bedroom has a Double Bed again fitted with a very good back friendly orthopaedic mattress.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Suitable for older children. No highchair/cotSuitable for older children. No highchair/cot
Pets allowed - 1 DOG (only) BY PRIOR AGREEMENT ONLY1 DOG (only) BY PRIOR AGREEMENT ONLY
No events - NO parties or events. NO parties or events.
No smoking - NO smoking allowedNO smoking allowed
Max guests: 4
- Small/medium well behaved dog SUBJECT TO PRIOR AGREEMENT :) - arranged at the time of booking. Pet fee applies and 'Dog Rules' must be followed.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Open the door, walk about 100 metres and you're on the shore line of Loch Dunvegan where you can cast your fishing rod or just mooch about and will most likely have seals for company.
Coral beach is a must. Just stunning with the vibrant blue water and black rocks against the white beach. Nice circular walk here.
Tallisker beach with its grey sand looks fab agaist the dramatic cliffs. Visit at low tide or get here for amazing sunsets.
Access to Skye is either via the bridge at the Kyle of Localsh or, via ferry from ferry from Mallaig to the south of the island.
'The Backrest' is approximately a 45minute drive from the bridge or a 1hr 20min drive from landing in Armadale.
If it's your first visit to Skye we recommend arriving one way and leaving the other for a full Skye experience.
Three Chimneys Restaurant - 1 mile
Dunvegan (vlilage shops, bakery, post office, eating places, pub, petrol) - 2 miles
Glendale (large village shop, eating places) - 4 miles
Coral Beach - 5 miles
Portree the island capital - 22 mlies
Old Man of Storr - 30 miles
The Cuillin Mountains - 28 miles
Neist Point - 8 miles
Tallisker Distillery - 25 miles
The Oyester Shed, Tallisker (great for buying seafood) - 25miles
Uig Ferry port - 32 miles
Kilt Rock - 30 miles
The Quiraing - 40 miles
Skye maybe an island but it's most definitely not short on access to all the usual stuff you expect to find on the mainland. Groceries are easily accessible either via the exceptionally well stocked local stores in Dunvegan or Glendale where some of the fresh selections we consider to be even better than the supermarkets. If it's bigger stores you want, the Co-op at Portree or Broadford (which you'll pass en-route to the house) stock all of the usual suspects and have long opening hours. You won't go hungry or thirsty - the local store in Dunvegan has an unrivalled range of Scottish bottled beers, we know!
- english, Danish
About Mette Stopa
A chiropractor and a management consultant we are based in Glasgow with our dogs, Frida and Floyd, having originated in Denmark and the Midlands respectively via various places on the way!
Mette Stopa purchased this house in 2013
Why Mette Stopa chose The Hebrides
Our first visit to Skye was en route to Harris for just one night. Despite a half completed Quirang walk because of bad weather we instantly fell in love with the island which just looked stunning in the mist and rain. We looked at building on islands nearer to our home in Glasgow but kept being drawn back to Skye. Bizarrely whilst on holiday in Rio we saw the Skinidin plot for sale and the weekend after our return found ourselves walking on it and a few other for good measure. We hadn't agreed any criteria for selection so when our only dog at the time, Frida, went absolutely nuts, doing mad happy dog sprints it quite simply sealed the deal. Thanks to Frida, The Backrest is here today.
What makes this house unique
All the joys of modern life in the most rural of settings but yet civilisation is just a short walk away in the form of The Three Chimneys. Modern life is brought to you in back friendly comfort combined with that spacious, clean Nordic look thanks to a Danish owner who's a chiropractor.