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Rum View

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

  • Contemporary cottage with wooden beams, exposed original stone and unique mezzanine-style kitchen
  • Peaceful and secluded for that perfect romantic get-away on the beautiful Isle of Skye
  • Views of the islands Rum, Eigg and Canna and costal walks to sandy Tarskavaig Bay from the doorstep
  • Please note:- From 2025 the changeover day on this property will be a Friday
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.

Situated in picturesque Tarskavaig in South Skye, this charming stone property sleeps two making it the perfect romantic and remote couples’ getaway. Enjoy magnificent views of the neighbouring Isle of Rum from here, and discover the many footpaths and walking routes from your doorstep. Here you can relax in near-total seclusion, with the nearest shop 8 miles away in Ardvasar.

The former croft house retains many of its traditional features, from the wooden beams that run along the ceiling to the exposed stonework around the windows. There’s a striking contrast between old and new, with a fusion of rural and contemporary styles that perfectly suits the location.

This mix of styles is highlighted by the addition of a mezzanine kitchen above the open-plan lounge/diner, creating more space in which to relax and unwind. Prepare an intimate meal for two in the boldly designed kitchen, with seating beside the window to give you a beautiful backdrop for your meal. Alternatively, dine beside the lounge area for a little extra room.

Find a cosy double bedroom on the lower ground floor, providing the perfect spot for a good night’s sleep. Open the large patio doors that look onto the garden as you sip your morning coffee and take in the incredible setting. Here you will also find the bright and contemporary shower room.

The garden makes a great spot for watching the stars in the clear skies or for enjoying some Scottish sun if you are lucky with the weather. Take a seat at the garden furniture with a glass of your favourite local whisky and take in the peace and serenity that surrounds you. Private parking is available on the driveway. From here, a short trail stretching less than half a mile leads down to the shore.

 

  • 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
  • Electric wood burner-effect fire
  • Private parking for 1 car on driveway
  • Garden with furniture
  • Shops, pub and restaurant within 8 miles
  • Short-term Licence - HI-30045-F
  • Energy Rating - F
  • Please note:- From 2025 the changeover day on this property will be a Friday
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

From Tarskavaig Bay, watch the spectacular sunset on the pristine and peaceful white sands - a wonderful spot to savour the tranquillity and beauty of Skye. On the coast, you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot seals or possibly even an otter in the water, as well as an array of birds from buzzards to sea eagles in the skies above.

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of the many popular local restaurants at Duisdale (11 miles), Toravaig (8.5 miles) and Isle Ornsay (10 miles), or visit the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge (13 miles). Tour the 19th-century steading at Torabhaig Distillery (8.5 miles) and discover your new favourite whisky - a great souvenir for friends and family back home.

Uncover 1,500 years of history at Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum (7.5 miles) - the spiritual home of Clan Donald. Explore the magnificent garden, step back in time at the museum, and see the romantic castle ruin.

From Armadale (8 miles), take the ferry to the fishing port of Mallaig on the mainland. As well as incredible views and a bustling atmosphere, here you will find the well-known Jacobite steam train - featured in the Harry Potter movies - which follows the famous Road to the Isles. Or take the Skye Bridge (23.5 miles) to the mainland, which connects the Skye village of Kyleakin to the mainland village of Kyle of Lochalsh.

 

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by STEVEN 29th December 2023

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A great cottage in a lovely location very well equipped wifi is spot on with addition of fibre.

Reviewed by Christy 23rd September 2023

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This is a perfect holiday cottage in a fantastic location. Fabulous walks straight from the door. Its our 2nd time staying at Rum View and it won't be our last. Can't rate the cottage and the owners high enough. If we could give 10 stars we would. A very relaxing home from home cottage. Thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone. Makes for a perfeRead morect holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 2nd September 2023

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An amazing cottage , it had absolutely everything in a fantastic location the owners were lovely, we were so happy that we have already booked for next year

Reviewed by Gary 26th August 2023

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Reviewed by Holger 5th August 2023

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Rm View is a wonderful cottage with an amazing view, just as the name predicts, in a breathtakingly beautiful region of Skye. Janet and Donald are super nice hosts.

Reviewed by Diane 29th July 2023

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A beautiful cottage in a quiet remote area with stunning views. Lots of little bays to go kayaking around. We had a wonderful time it was just what we needed.

Reviewed by David 24th June 2023

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Lovely cottage, very clean. Great kitchen-window view over the sea to Rum as the name suggests. The red telephone box makes it very easy to find as long as you're used to the single-track roads in all the best places on Skye :-). Beautiful walks & bays close by. The nearby Coille Dalavil walk is absolutely recommended but pick a dry day and be prepRead moreared for a few ankle-deep wide streams! Hide

Reviewed by Carol 3rd June 2023

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I would recommend this cottage Rum View without hesitation. The cottage is beautifully converted from an old stone Croft well equipped and located in a beautiful remote and quiet area of Skye on the Sleat peninsula. from close by there are wonderful views of the Cuillin mountains across the sea and of course The isle of Rum. The owners of the cottaRead morege live close by and could not have been more helpful or friendly without cever being intrusive. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by John 13th May 2023

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Cottage is in a great location loved the peace and quiet and the darkness was awesome for seeing the stars at night through the roof Windows, very cosy and comfortable, bed was great,cooking facility was very good but as nearest shop is eight miles away the addition of a welcome tray would have been good, lounge was great and wi fi was good , sayinRead moreg that I would love to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by carol 29th April 2023

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beautiful cottage and surroundings. be prepared for a 5 mile single track, windy road into the village from the main road. don,t take the first signpost for Tarskavaig, it is 8 miles and worse ! take 2nd turning.

Reviewed by Vinca 8th April 2023

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An absolute joy.

Reviewed by Alissa 1st April 2023

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Had a fantastic break. The cottage was a perfect base for exploring Skye.

Reviewed by Peter 24th March 2023

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Brilliant in every way.

Reviewed by ronnie 4th March 2023

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Excellent cottage for two people. However worth letting any future visitors know that there are 8 miles of single track road to reach it.

Reviewed by Gordon 19th November 2022

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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, perfect for an isolated escape but still well within reach of the rest of Skye. Couldn't have asked for a better break.

Reviewed by Lauren 12th November 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 8th October 2022

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Absutely beautiful cottage exceeded my expectations on all levels

Reviewed by Christy 24th September 2022

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Very beautiful and peaceful location.Beautiful cottage.Couldnt fault a thing.Would highly recommend and are hoping to return ourselves.Everything you need is provided and everything is spotlessly clean.Excellent holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Charlotte 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Martin 30th July 2022

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Loved our stay at Rum View. Cottage is cosy and well equipped and ideal for a couple. Super clean and comfortable - great stay.

Reviewed by Robert 25th June 2022

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Stayed there twice now so peaceful.

Reviewed by Anne 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 15th May 2022

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Beautiful warm welcoming and stylish cottage. Stunning location and so peaceful. Owner is next door if you need anything, but everything has been provided and is new.

Reviewed by Maureen 7th May 2022

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The cottage was ideal, nicely furnished and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Margaret 30th April 2022

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A lovely, clean and well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Pete 23rd April 2022

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Brilliant property in a wonderful location and hosts Janet and Donald made us so welcome. Cant wait to go back in the future. Kath & Pete (Tranter)

Reviewed by Alexander 16th April 2022

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Can't think of any improvements because there aren't any ! that's why we keep going back and we keep saying a fortnight next time if we can. The weather wouldn't matter as it changes all the time as the scenery does. Janet and Donald are the perfect hosts.

Reviewed by Malcolm 2nd April 2022

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This is a delightful hide away cottage. Situated in a remote part of the island of Skye there are plenty of opportunities to explore this locality. Great views of the island of Rum and the Cuillin ridge just a step away from the car park.

Reviewed by Katie 12th March 2022

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Such an amazing place to stay the views are incredible and we couldn't have stayed in a better place. If we come back to Skye we will definitely stay here again.

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