|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Cullen View is a newly refurbished detached bungalow right on the sea shore with stunning views of the Cuillins on Skye. The bungalow has a double bedroom, twin bedroom, lounge with wood burning stove, large kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, bathroom with shower and large dining conservatory. Wooden floors and conservatory dining with stunning views of the Cuillins from the lounge, kitchen and conservatory make this an ideal rental for family or friends. The beach is directly on the doorstep. A dream location for dolphin and otter spotters! The bungalow is within a few minutes walking distance from the ferry terminal and less than five minutes walk from Raasay House where guests can enjoy the restaurant, bar and outdoor facilities offered. The bungalow has a terraced area to the front of the property with table and chairs which has panoramic views of the sea and mountains. The garden behind the bungalow is mainly grassed. There are also sun loungers available.
Cullen View....The pictures do not do the views justice.
It was a wonderful, peaceful location with superb views across to Skye and the Cuillins.
The Island of Raasay was beautiful.
Sadly the cottage lacked any basic groceries.....milk, tea, coffee,sugar, bread. The ONLY food item in the cupboard was a packet of salt!
A major omission as the cottage is only available after 4.00pm on Saturday whilst the only tiny shop on the Island closes on Saturday at 6.00pm. and does not open again until Monday at 9.00am.
A few basic groceries in a welcome pack would have made so much difference. Maybe a wee vase of wild flowers? Where was the traditional, warm Scottish welcome we have come to expect?
The cottage really needed practical, helpful notes...eg instructions for dealing with the fire/where to put the ashes . How to contact Sandra if there was a problem...eg a blocked sink or how to contact the local Doctor.
The cottage sleeps 4.....yet only a single roll of toilet paper was provided! Only 6 plastic coat hangers. It just felt so penny pinching.
A shelf of paper back books or a few puzzles, games for wet weather. ..so easily picked up from charity shops, would I feel make the world of difference for wet days.
All the above could be so very cheaply implemented and would have made a huge difference to how we felt about the cottage.
It was not made clear from the web site what was included in the rent... bedding and towels were included.
Also the electricity and fuel for the solid fuel stove in the sitting room, which was the only means of heating the cottage and providing hot water for a bath.
Maybe not ideal for those just wanting to take the chill off the house for an hour or two, or guests who do not want to bother with the solid fuel stove/emptying the ashes etc.
There was no other method of heating.
The cottage was spacious,unadorned, immaculate and very clean.
It had a well equipped kitchen, including washing machine/dish washer/ full size fridge/freezer.
We found the chairs and bed very comfortable.
It had no wi fi...but did have a big flat screen TV. with free sat.
In the small garden, next to the garage was a rather old caravan with someone who appeared to be living in it. It felt unsettling.
We had such a wonderful week in this fabulous little bungalow. The views were amazing and everything about the island is so magical. We were made to feel very welcome by everybody we met, took part in some fabulous activities at Raasay house and spent other times exploring the Island. We felt so at home and this was the first holiday in years that we were gutted to be leaving.
We're hoping to revisit one day soon.
A lovely holiday home, literally a few yards from the sea. The sound of the waves lapping the rocks, while we enjoyed our meals was unforgettable. Not to mention the views. What you see is what you get. Weather permitting, the views are sublime.
Clean, functional (the coal fire took some getting used to, for us Continentals) and a superb location with an ever changing panorama of the Cuillins on Skye. The local shop a mere ten minute walk away, the ferry pier within a 3 minute walk, the Raasay House (with bar and good cakes, free Wifi at the bar, they do pubgrub as well.) at crawling distance.
A very pleasant double bed in the master bedroom, a well equipped kitchen. The other bedroom features twin beds which were fine for our children (16 and 13). The bathroom was nice and spotless on our arrival.
We were welcomed by Grant, who helped us out with the digital TV and made us feel very welcome indeed.
Raasay offered us some great walks, several sightings of sea eagles and a unique experience. We didn't get around to sea kayaking (from the Raasay House) but we did spot several seals and dolphins from the Raasay shores. The views from Dun Caan, the highest hill, were sublime. From Kintail and Assynt to the Cuillins and Trotternish on Skye to the outer Hebrides. Highly recommend this walk on a clear day.
Also very interesting: a drive up Calum's Road. Old Calum built it himself, over the course of a decade or so.
There's good walking right from the doorstep, from short strolls along hidden bays to forest walks and heavy day trips.
You don't actually need a car to get to this accommodation as it is very close to all amenities. But bringing a car allowed us to explore more of Raasay. The last few yards of the driveway in front of the house to the parking are a bit narrow.
I would certainly reccommend this place. We were very glad to stay here.
Hendrik Jan Riesebos
We found this cottage great for a week away, clean and well appointed. I appreciated the lack of fussiness, no notices stuck up around the place. Raasay was lovely, quiet and with great scenery. Sea otters and eagles were spotted from the house and the view back to Skye is simply stunning. Only thing I'd note is that it has solid fuel heating via the wood/coal stove, which worked very well for us, but might not suite all.
We are couple with 1yo baby and we stayed for 12 days. The house has wonderful location right by the sea with a stunning view. Nice and calm environment and the house is comfortable. Raasay island has plenty to offer for those who enjoy the outdoorlife, hiking etc. Beautiful nature, a great place to be offline for a week or two!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|