About the property
- House21527 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedroom, fully renovated 100 year old Croft house
The house is a traditional 100+ years croft that has been fully renovated based on the Scottish long-house. With a spectacular architect designed lounge and its vaulted ceiling. Fully equipped with SKY TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and lots of DVDs/CDs and books.
A fully fitted kitchen with wonderful lighting, range, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and pantry.
Downstairs there is a double bedroom and shower room/downstairs loo. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and the main bathroom.
Outside there is an extensive deck area, table and chairs and a gas barbecue.
Sleeps 6 people in 3 double bedrooms.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We fell in love with Eravue on our first visit in 2015. We've returned twice since. For our family unit of four the property itself, its location on Skye and Skye itself offer the perfect getaway break.
Self catering being referred to as a home from home is a cliche that is almost universally inappropriately used. We've stayed at many self-catering properties and even the most expensive with all mod-cons and amazing views leave us feeling hollow. Only Eravue provides a genuine sense that you have entered someone's loved and cared-for home. It's hard to distill exactly what makes it different but the decor and ambience feels genuine and homely and the fact that the store cupboard has a range of staple goods certainly contribute.
On the first morning you could wake up at dawn to watch the sun rise over the Sound of Sleat, spend the day watching the light change across the water, repeat seven days and have spent a wonderful week. The fact that you just so happen to have the most glorious island on your doorstep to explore means you really ought to force yourself to get out and about a bit.
If you want to put your hectic world on pause for a week or two, to relax, breathe, feel human and uplifted, this is the place.
Luxurious from home, stunning view across the loch
Great cottage! Highlights as follows:
- very light, well equipped, homely cottage. This felt like a place to live rather than a rental cottage: board games, DVDs, CDs & books aplenty. Lots of food in the larder and no end of utensils and gadgets to cook with
- no photo can do justice to the view across and down the loch. When the setting sun is shining on the hills across the water, the colours change by the minute
- the location is very quiet indeed being a little off the tourist trail but still only 20 mins to Broadford
- There are great beaches in Sleat, both at Ord where you can watch the sun set over the cuillins and at Point of Sleat, which has white sand and clear blue water (3km walk from Aird, but well worth it). We watched a seal swimming about 50m off the beach for a good 20 minutes
All in all, a fantastic base for our first trip to Skye.
Thanks so much for spending time to review your stay - we really appreciate it. We are lucky to have owned Eravue for 16 years and we are delighted that it feels like a welcoming home. Its location makes it perfect for exploring the Skye and the mainland and as you say - if you don't want to go out - the view from the lounge is ever captivating!
My husband and myself had the most wonderful stay at Eravue. The views from the house are outstanding. It is the perfect place to chillout and relax. It really is hard to find a better location. The place is immaculate and well equiped with everything you need to make you comfortable. We will definately be coming back.
Incredible Skye holiday home
It was my first time up to Skye with my partner who had been before, so I was really looking forward to it. On arrive to the house I was stunned my the view from the decking. On entering the house it was very clean and really nicely decorated to feel homely and has excellent facilites if the weather stops you from seeing the island. In the 5 full days at the house we managed to see Neist Point, the Fairy poles, a sunset over Elgol, the Old Man of Storr and a few other sites too! It was incredible and I'd happily go back to Eravue, it was amazing.
Everything as described but better!
My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Eravue and the longer we were there, the more we loved it. This is not an impersonal home decorated for the tourist but the home of people who love Skye and want you to enjoy it as much as they must. We had awful weather and having a home with a magnificent view was a delight. Even in the rain you could hear all sorts of bird song. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was so well thought out, all I needed to do was be logical and everything was there. Not that we had dinners in. We could have but there are 4 Country House Hotels in the area serving excellent food including a great Pub close to the house. The owners have binoculars for your use and enough books and maps of the Island to stay for a month of driving around and hiking. We looked at a lot of rentals and could not have picked a more ideal spot for our vacation.
We are delighted that guests feel its a much loved home, we have owned the house for over 10 years and have enjoyed the delights of the weather in Skye many times - good and bad. We want guests to be able to relax and feel at home whilst the watch the world go by when they are not out sampling the wonderful food in our nearby restaurants and pubs.
Family Coupe does Skye
Lovely well equipped cottage, wonderful views from the huge picture windows. Great location to explore the island from. We found ourselves there on a very wet week so the cottage became more important than it normally would be for us in terms of drying out clothes and boots!!! It passed with flying colours!!!!. Loved the local pub and easy to find walks. As for the otters, forget seeing them you've got more chance of seeing the Loch Ness monster.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review, its great that the house works for guests in all weathers - Skye is an all weather Island! Sorry no Otters, we have seen them when we stay at the house but its just luck if they are around.
Activities, wildlife, food & drink and art
For lovers of the outdoors: Skye has it all and always with a view! The Cullins, Old Man of Storr, Quirang for those who like big hills. The location is also a perfect base to go further afield to the Outer Hebrides or back onto the mainland to visit the picture postcard village of Plockton.
For food & drink lovers: The local hotel/pub in Eilean Iarmain (15 minutes walk away) also provides Gaelic Whisky tasting. The only Isle of Skye distillery – Talisker – is a great trip out. Lady Claire Macdonald’s Kinloch Lodge with its Michelin star restaurant just 10 minutes drive away.
For lovers of art: Eravue is perfectly located to take in a number of artist studios and is close to the centre for Gaelic music and arts at Sabhal Mór Ostaig. There are a number of local artist studios and a gallery at the local hotel which hosts an annual exhibition programme.
Golf: 9 Hole at Sconser open to the public, magnificent views over to the Isle of Raasay.
Additional pricing information
Dogs are welcome but not allowed upstairs and must not be allowed on the furniture. There is a £30 supplement per dog. Eravue is a non-smoking house. Rates include all costs – heating (electric wall radiators in all rooms except lounge) bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, UK In the event of a cancellation every effort will be made to re-let the property and you will be reimbursed in full (minus a £25 administration charge). If we are unable to re-let, cancellation costs will be incurred as follows: • More than 6 weeks before booking commences your deposit will be forfeited • Less than 6 weeks before booking commences you will be liable to pay the full cost of rental
A 30% deposit is payable on booking and the balance of payment must be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival date via our website booking process www.eravue.co.uk.