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Uiginish Lodge

Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Sky TV
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 18th-century former dower house of Dunvegan Castle
  • Gaze across the sea loch and across to the castle from the first-floor sitting room
  • Socialise in the spacious open-plan living space
  • Stroll from the house for a swim in the clear blue sea
  • Feast on freshly cooked seafood in one of the local restaurants
  • Set sail on a boat trip to visit Eigg, Muck and Drum
Property code: CA396

With fabulous landscapes, breathtaking sea views and a shoreline location, this stunning six-bedroom property is perfect for families and friends seeking a relaxing holiday on the Isle of Skye.

Occupying a stunning location at the end of a secluded single-track road, this impressive and welcoming property offers glorious views of Loch Dunvegan, and makes a wonderful base for exploring the magical Isle of Skye. Set on the north-western Duirinish Peninsula, this traditional three-storey property is ideal for enjoying long walks along the spellbinding shoreline, rugged cliffs and tranquil beaches. With plenty of space for up to a dozen guests, this is a fantastic base for a larger family or group of friends looking for a quiet retreat. Eagles are frequent visitors, and there may be chances to glimpse a variety of wildlife including seals, otters, deer, a range of wild birds and the famous Dunvegan seals.

Formerly the dower house for the nearby Dunvegan Castle, this beautiful 18th-century property has been sympathetically refurbished and stylishly decorated. It also retains plenty of original features including wooden floors and antique furniture which is juxtaposed with some fascinating examples of modern art. You may spend much of the time in the bright and cosy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, but the house also has several other charming living spaces to explore including a snug and library.

Stepping into this delightful house you will soon find the wonderful main living space which comprises a kitchen, diner and lounge. The farmhouse-style kitchen and dining area is an ideal space to prepare and share a fabulous family meal, and is equipped with everything you may need including a four-oven AGA and a large dining table, perfect for the whole family to sit round and chat late into the night. The lounge is a lovely place to relax in, with plenty of seating and a traditional wood burner. The ground floor also features a spacious hallway with seats and a baby grand piano, as well as a snug with TV and plenty of seating.

Heading up to the first floor you will find three stylishly decorated and comfortable bedrooms: there are two twin rooms and a double room, each with spectacular views. This floor also offers a family bathroom and a charming open-plan seating area which overlooks the loch. A games room with two extra single beds can be reached via the rear annexe staircase.

The second floor features a beautiful library on the landing, a bathroom, and three further bedrooms: a double room and a twin room with sea views, and a double room looking toward the mountains.

Outside is a fully-enclosed garden with easy access across the paddock to the shoreline which offers wonderful views across the loch to Dunvegan Castle. The property has its own boathouse and you can launch or hire a boat across at Dunvegan Jetty. You can also try your hand at sea fishing or take an RIB boat trip to visit Eigg, Muck and Rhum.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms - 4 double, 2 twin, 2 additional single beds in games room
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with freestanding bath with handheld shower, separate shower cubicle and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath, separate shower cubicle and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • 4 door AGA, fridge/freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Woodburner – logs included
  • TV with Sky, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Table tennis, table football, darts and board games
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3.5 miles

This is a fantastic area to explore, ideal for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers. The nearby village of Dunvegan (3.5 miles) has a choice of places to eat and drink, and is home to the magnificent Dunvegan Castle and Gardens (4.5 miles). From the castle, you can take a boat trip out to explore the loch, try your hand at sea fishing, or – in summer – visit the local seal colony. There are a number of well-known inns and restaurants within easy reach including the famous Three Chimneys (3.5 miles), the ancient Stein Inn (11.5 miles) and the Red Roof Cafe Gallery (7.5 miles). Other local attractions include the Colbost Croft Museum (3.5 miles), Skye Weavers (6 miles) and the Giant Angus MacAskill Museum (3.5 miles). Cyclists can take part in the Roag-Harlosh Loop (4 miles), while walkers and climbers can attempt the two flat-topped mountains known as MacLeod's Tables (both within 6 miles). You can also head to the most westerly point of the island where you will find the Neist Point Lighthouse (10.5 miles). Heading a little further afield, there are glorious walks including The Old Man of Storr (32 miles) and the Fairy Pools (25 miles) or you can explore the Cuillin Mountains (28 miles).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Charters August 2018

Inside the house is lovely. But the outside area and garden needs a lot of work. House is well kitted out and the location is amazing. The path to the house is in very bad condition and needs a 4wd to access easily. Overall a good property but overpriced considering the state of the outside and garden area.

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Location

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