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Rum View

Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary cottage with wooden beams and exposed original stone
  • Unique mezzanine-style kitchen
  • Sandy Tarskavaig Bay less than 500 metres away
  • Views of the islands Rum, Eigg and Canna
  • Whisky distillery, museum and castle within close proximity
Property code: CA293

Charming 1830s cottage that's been fully modernised to provide a stylish, contemporary space for two. Unwind and discover the beauty of the Isle of Skye.

This wonderfully converted 19th-century cottage can be found in the small village of Tarskavaig. Walkers regularly follow a route past the house to access the small and secluded sandy bay, a wonderful spot for dog walking or relaxing. Take in beautiful views of Rum, Eigg and Canna islands whilst there. Walk along the coast to the ruins of Dunscaith Castle for more of these stunning views, or head across the bay for Spar Cave. Under 10 miles you'll find yourself at the less ruined Armadale Castle with beautiful gardens to enjoy, and the Torabhaig Distillery can also be visited on this side of the island. Head to local village Arvasar for a pub, restaurant and shops.

Enter into the open-plan living space on the ground floor and immediately notice the vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams and original stone walls, all nicely contrasted with contemporary furnishings and bright colours. Large skylights allow light to flood into the property. To one side of the room, the lounge centres around a TV/DVD player, perfect for a cosy night in. To rustle up that romantic dinner for two, the kitchen can be found to the other side of the room on a unique mezzanine-style platform. This stylish kitchen boasts a fridge with ice box, electric hob and oven, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Settle into the small dining table or make use of the larger dining area in the centre of the room. Downstairs you'll find a spacious double bedroom and modern shower room with WC and towel heating radiator. The bedroom has patio doors leading out onto the garden.

The garden offers both a gravel drive and lawn, with outdoor picnic furniture for enjoying food and drinks on summer evenings. Parking for one car is available on-site.

 

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Fridge with ice box, electric induction hob and oven, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric wood burner-effect fire
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Private parking for 1 car on driveway
  • Garden with furniture
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pub and restaurant within 8 miles

Carol Gall

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Malcolm, 19th October 2020

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Rum View cottage been renovated to a very high standard while being sympathetic to the authenticity of the original building and is similarly of a high standard in relation to cleanliness, comfort and equipment. The owner was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area and Skye in general. A very good choice for relaxation and coastal views. ThRead moree road to Tarskavaig, Tokavaig and Ord is not for the faint hearted but well worth it when you arrive. Good base for exploring all Sleat has to offer Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Stephen, 27th September 2020

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The cottage is a perfect base to explore the south of the island. The beach and headland at the end of the lane provide spectacular views. The cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable and enjoyable holiday. We would certainly use it again.

Reviewed by Chris, 12th September 2020

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Excellent cottage for two in a beautiful, fairly remote location with fantastic views and coastal walks. Very large, comfortable and well equipped. Very quiet with fantastic star-filled skies on a clear night. Hosts extremely helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by David, 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Richard, 29th August 2020

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Rum View was awesome..peaceful and secluded yet comfortable and welcoming. Furnished to a very high standard, it had all that was needed to hide away for a wonderful week. Views across the sea to Rum were almost as good as those of the Cullins from the headland. Janet and Donald (the owners) were friendly and had plenty of information about the hisRead moretory of the cottage and Tarskavaig, but were never intrusive. Network access was reliable and fast enough (few Mbits). Hide

Reviewed by STEVEN, 24th August 2020

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Stunning views on drive to cottage. Things got even better on arrival at stunning cottage with glorious views to Rum. Cottage interior is amazing layout works 100%. Very relaxing break.

Reviewed by Anne, 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Alison, 1st August 2020

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It is a beautiful cottage in an amazing part of the world. We had a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Thomas, 21st December 2019

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Very comfortable cottage, renovated to a high standard. Beautiful area if you like peace & tranquillity & wildlife.c Would love to return at some ooint.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 26th October 2019

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Beautiful cottage in a remote and amazing location. Host was just the right balance of helpful but not intrusive. Cannot recommend this place more.

Reviewed by Mr Hlawon, August 2019

Rating myself very lucky for having got this fabulous and half-way remote cottage on short-term. It totally made up for the rather unlucky weather. The historical wall substance renders it charming, the modern heating makes it cosy and the equipment just fits all needs for a good and quiet relaxing time. Had my best week of the year, thanks so muchRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Ballantyne, May 2019

A fantastic cottage, well equipped. As soon as you walk in to the cottage , you can see the work that has been done to achieve the first class condition. Beautiful interior, great kitchen and very comfortable bedroom. The wildlife in the area is great to see, in the evening, standing outside the cottage looking at the stars, a fantastic sight. For Read morebudding photographers , you will never put your camera down. We stayed for a fortnight and wished we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mcgill, March 2019

A little bit of heaven on Earth. The Croft clearly painstakingly and sensitively restored. Everything needed to self cater (if you chose to do so) for the week. Pristine. Stunning views over to Rum. Loved the beauty of the area. Homeowners very welcoming and discreet. Warm and cosy home from home.

Reviewed by Miss Prentice, December 2018

Rum view is so idyllic, it has stunning views, is so thoughtfully equipped and comfortable with literally great views of rum. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday surrounded by nature and the sea you could not find a better place. We loved our stay from start to finish. The hosts were friendly and helpful yet not at all intrusive. Tarskavaig iRead mores unique, although the road in is not for the faint hearted it is exciting and worth it when I reach the comfort of rum view. Visit the oyster shed in Carbost for authentic rustic seafood experience. Also a nice wee pub with a glowing fire and resident cat to visit is hotel Eilean iarmain. Skye has lots to offer and to us rum view was the perfect base. We will definitely be back. Hide

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