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Rum View
Tarskavaig
(14 reviews)
From £385 per week
Sleeps 2
1 bedroom
1 double
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£385£120
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£405£125
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£435£135
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£435£135
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£475£145
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£475£145
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£505£155
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£475£145
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£435£135
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£435£135
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£405£125
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£385£120
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£505£155
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£505£155

Description

Once a former croft house, Rum View is a beautifully renovated property for two in Tarskavaig, south Skye. Named after the island you can see from the windows, the stone property was built in the 1830’s as a family home beside Peter’s Cottage, which sits nearby. Rum View has now been restored to a very high standard throughout. When entering the property, you are immediately drawn to the traditional wooden beams that run across the ceiling and the exposed stonework around the windows. The stunning contrast between old and new is created through the installation of the contemporary mezzanine kitchen and the modern furniture throughout the property. The sleek, blue-coloured kitchen units contain all of the necessary appliances and equipment. There are two areas where you can sit to have a meal – one of which seats six people, which is ideal for hosting dinner parties if Rum View has been taken with the neighbouring Peter's Cottage. The bedroom downstairs has large patio doors that looks onto the garden.

The southern peninsula of the Isle of Skye has some magnificent views of numerous Scottish islands, including Rum, Eigg and Canna. There are many activities to participate in during your stay here – from yacht trips to museum visits, there is something to suit everyone. Explore the area on foot and go on nature walks, or take the time to explore the ancient Dunscaith Castle in Tarskavaig that was once home to the MacDonald clan.

This property is ideal for couples seeking the perfect romantic and remote getaway, or for family holidays where separate self-catering accommodation for grandparents or grown-up children is required.

PROPERTY CODE: N940

Layout

Ground floor:

Open planned living/dining area with mezzanine kitchen.

Downstairs:

Double bedroom and bathroom with WC, WHB and shower.

Please note:

  • EPC Rating - F
  • Rum Cottage is approx. a quarter of a mile from the shore. There is a trail down here where people often go walking. Armadale Castle, Seall (College - provides regular entertainment throughout the year) - 5 miles away. There is also a new distillery nearby.
  • CalMac Ferry: Ferry at Armadale links to ferry at Mallaig, where you can access Eigg, Rum and Canna.

Facilities

  • Nearest shop, post office and filling station is in Ardvasar, just over 7 miles away.
  • Mallaig Ferry – 6 miles.Skye Bridge – 28 miles.
  • There are many restaurants in the surrounding area - Duisdale, Toravaig, Isle Ornsay and Michelin starred Kinloch Lodge.
  • All energy and heating included
  • CD player
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric induction hob
  • Electric oven
  • Flat screen TV with freesat
  • Fridge with ice box
  • Garden with furniture
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Private parking on driveway
  • Washer/dryer
  • WiFi
  • Reviews

    (14 reviews)
    Rum View reviews
    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 is 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.
    Miss Prentice - December 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.
    Mr Macaulay - October 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 opens 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.
    Mr Reid - August 2018
    excellent cottage, a perfect home from home. a very good well equipped holiday cottage, very clean, comfy bed , perfect peaceful location, even on a misty day the scenery was beautiful, the community cafe is well worth a visit with tasty home bakes. the owners of rum view were very friendly and on hand if needed, but left us alone to enjoy our holiday
    Mr Clark - July 2018
    A beautifully located and well equipped spacious cottage. You really can get away from it all here and relax. The six mile drive from the ferry at Mailaig is interesting but fortunately with very little traffic. The local tapas at the Armadale restaurant is worth a try, and the restaurant at the Toravaig Hotel is not to be missed.
    Prof Harwood - July 2018
    My wife and i loved everything about rum view. Janet was very welcoming. The cottage was everything that the photos showed... And more. The location, the views, the wild life, the seclusion, the sounds. We cannot think of any where else we would've loved as much as Skye, especially Tarskavaig. We celebrated our honeymoon with a bottle of champagne on the shoreline hearing cuckoos and lambs bleating. As near as paradise as you can get... For us. Thank you We have fallen in love with the place.
    Mr Clarke - May 2018
    Lovely location and accommodation. Well equipped.
    Dr Ritchie - February 2018
    I have stayed in a good few rural cottages over the years and this is the best by far. The pictures on website does not do it justice. Totally loved the place. Will be returning in the future
    Mr Sneddon - January 2018
    Perfect house, everything we needed was there. Good bed! We had a great vacation, enjoying the autumn colors every time we left the house. Both roads to Tarskavaig are beautiful. Near Ord we saw deers crossing the road. We enjoyed the hikes near Tarskavaig and around Ord. The view from the kitchen window is stunning, especially on a clear evening to see the sunset.
    Mr Severijnse - October 2017
    This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely rural location. It's well modernised inside with comfortable sofas and bed, beautifully clean too. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you'd need in a self catering cottage. We really enjoyed driving along the single track road to get to the cottage. The art gallery, Blue Studio, close to the cottage is well worth a visit
    Mrs Gordon - September 2017
    This has to be one of the most beautiful cottages I have stayed in with stunning views from the kitchen and garden. A very upmarket interior with quality furnishings and fixtures and Everything was spotlessly clean, the amenities in the cottage were first class. The owners Mr & Mrs McGregor are so lovely and really helpful too. One of the most beautiful areas I have stayed in and will definitely book this cottage again. First Class
    Miss Cullen - July 2017
    A beautiful area and lovely cottage, welcoming hosts. Superb for relaxing and walking.
    Mrs Wight - September 2016
    Everything at Rum View was even better than we expected, a lovely cottage providing all we needed. Mr McGregor was there to welcome us, maybe we will meet Mrs Mc,Gregor on our next visit, (we hope to return) A very clean and spacious cottage and very thoughtfully restored. The view of Rum from the kitchen window was fantastic, viewing the Ferry, fishing boats and the ever changing weather and on two afternoons were able to sit out in the garden. Tarskavaig is a very quiet, friendly village with great walks along the sea shore and along the cliffs.
    Mr Thow - September 2016
    We had no knowledge of where to stay in Skye when we booked our trip but could not have been happier with our choice when we arrived at Rum View! We are from Scotland and have travelled a lot at home and away - Tarskavaig really was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been to. The south of Skye is stunning. The accommodation itself was brilliant - the owners really have thought of everything that you could need - it is very well equipped and comfortable. It is such a cozy house to come back to and the sea views out the kitchen window overlooking Rum were so lovely to wake up to each morning. The owners local knowledge proved invaluable, they suggested some fantastic walks and provided us with lots of information about the village and surrounding area. There are some beautiful walks right on the doorstep and it is great spot to watch the sunset. We would highly recommend and will most definitely be returning each time we visit Skye. The accommodation is done to a very high standard.
    Mr Stafford - April 2016

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    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

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    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
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    2. Failure of public or private transport.

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    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

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