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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.

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
  • 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

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.


This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Thomas 21st December 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Mr Macaulay October 2018

Amazing cottage renovation with everything to make it a great base to explore one of the best islands in the world. Clean practical and tidy with the best view you could imagine.

Reviewed by Mr Reid August 2018

We stayed at Rum View for seven days and found it wonderful! The area has a couple dozen crofts scattered around a small glen with streams and a rocky beach. Depending on time of year you may see the local sheep shearing or even a series of gorgeous storms blow in from the outer Hebrides and vanish as quickly as they came. The small community cafe Read moreopens for a few hours three days a week to sell local baked goods. Do not miss out on this opportunity, plus the view from there is stupendous. Within a hour drive are a new distillery, several castle ruins, and dozens of fantastic hikes. Even during high season this area remains quiet and serene. You should note that you will need to drive several miles of single-track that connects Tarskavaig with the main road. The rental itself was immaculately clean and very well furnished. The beautiful interior design blended ancient stone Croft walls with many modern touches like skylights and a sleek kitchen. Last but not least, the hosts were wonderful, very helpful, warm, and accommodating without being intrusive. We would definitely stay here again. Hide

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