Eravue, Isle Ornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye
Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland
- 100 Year old architect designed beautifully renovated croft house based on the Scottish Longhouse.
- 'Stop and stare' lounge room with 180 degree views of the sea, sky and mountains. Breathtaking views.
- Only 30 minutes from Skye Bridge and 10 minutes from the Mallaig ferry.
- Romantic and private location.
Good To Know
- Large deck and landscaped garden.
- Full Sky TV package.
- Wifi throughout.
- Underfloor heating.
- Secure parking.
- Up to 2 well behaved pets welcome on request.
- A well-stocked pantry is at your disposal, just help yourself and replace if required.
- Visit Kinloch Lodge, Lady Claire’s restaurant on the Isle of Skye for dinner or The infamous Three Chimneys owned by Shirley Spears; two prominent Skye foodie writers.
- Plenty of fresh seafood, creel caught langoustines, local venison and shellfish to sample and buy locally.
- Isle of Ornsay Hotel Eilean Iarmain on the shore of Isle Ornsay is a stunning setting for a relaxed pub supper or reserve a table at the hotel's restaurant for fine dining.
- 5 minutes walk from your front door to Camuscross beach and it's amazing rock pools.
- 15 minutes walk to the picturesque harbour of Isle Ornsay and it's hoteland whisky bar.
- Short drives to Broadford and Portree the two largest towns on the Isle of Skye.
- Miles of uninterrupted coastline, clifftops and open sescapes.
- The perfect walkers and climbers playground with the Cuillins of Skye, Quiraing, Neist point are just a few of the many favourite climbs and walkers destinations. With 24 peaks and 12 munros as well as the Trotternish Ridge for the more experienced climber.
- Visit Armadale Gardens, Clan Macdonald Centre in Skye and the Clan museum, the fairy pools, Dunvegan Castle and other famous landmarks.
An architect designed, beautifully renovated croft house by the sea in the magical 'garden of Skye', with its centrepiece 'stop and stare' lounge room, panoptical mountain views and stunning seascapes overlooking Camuscross, Knoydart and Loch Hourn.
Eravue offers superb self-catering accommodation for up to 6 guests with three luxurious bedrooms comprising of 2 spacious king-size bedrooms and one double bedroom. There's plenty of room for holidaying families and both upstairs bedrooms can accommodate a cot. The property also has a family sized bathroom with complimentary Arran Aromatics products and a second separate shower room and w.c. Bedrooms downstairs have traditional hardwood floors throughout.
The spectacular architect designed lounge has a vaulted ceiling and you'll be blown away with the mesmerising views across Camuscross and over to the Knoydart peninsula. A truly relaxing place to relax, read and share special family time together. Pad across cosy floors with underfloor heating throughout and for family nights in you can catch up on films with full Sky TV package including movies and sport, as well as a DVD and CD player. The owners have thoughtfully provided a library of DVDs/CDs as well as books to keep you entertained and a selection of maps and local information to help you plan out your next day's adventure.
No holiday house is complete without a good porch for hanging all your walking gear and boots and Eravue has thought of everything to make your stay complete including a washing machine and tumble drier perfect for families with young ones.
There's a fully fitted kitchen with good lighting, a range, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, pantry with dining table and seating for 6. You can also take your dining alfresco and enjoy the views over supper with the extensive decked area, when you want to watch those to-die-for coral sunsets on the West Coast.
Set in 3/4 of landscaped garden Eravue is a natural playground with a small natural stream running through it. A haven for the local wildlife, ducks, rabbits and hedgehogs perfect for littlies to go exploring with a grown- up.
There is little light pollution at Eravue and you can catch your first glimpse of the Milky Way or wish upon a star - the nightskys are dazzling and if your lucky you may even get a glimpse of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the winter months.
The rates include all costs, heating, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, UK calls and there's even a thoughtful well stocked pantry which guests are welcome to help themselves to anything they need or may have forgotten, on a please replace basis before you leave.
Driving to Skye from Inverness or Glasgow takes you past breath-taking scenery and centuries of history. You can reach Skye through magnificent Glen Shiel or imposing Lochcarron. Buses to Skye from Inverness and Glasgow run daily.
The Sleeper train takes you to Fort William or Inverness- please note this route requires a hire car for the last stretch of the journey. Normal train services operate between Inverness and the Kyle of Lochalsh and also between Fort William and Mallaig.
You can still go ‘over the sea to Skye' by ferry choosing Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Mallaig to Armadale. For an island-hopping journey Uig in the north of Skye links to Tarbert on Harris and Lochmaddy on North Uist.
The closest airport is Inverness and car hire is available direct from the terminal. The scenic drive from the airport to Eravue takes around 2 hours and initially follows the path of Loch Ness. Alternatively flying in to Glasgow or Edinburgh then takes around 5 hours to drive to Eravue.
Eravue is available for
weekly stays - Saturday changeover from £1400 per week
2 dogs well behaved dogs welcome, pet housekeeping charge of £30 per dog.
"We had the most wonderful time at Eravue, we could have stayed in the lounge forever, great style and comfort and that view - wow!"
"We loved Eravue - a top class, five star holiday house with the most incredible views across the Sound of Sleat."
"Great cottage! :
- 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."
"My husband and myself had the most wonderful stay at Eravue. The views from the house are outstanding. It is the perfect place to chill out and relax. It really is hard to find a better location. The place is immaculate and well equipped with everything you need to make you comfortable. We will definitely be coming back."
"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. "
"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."
"Breathtaking views, great surroundings and a fantastic dwelling to enjoy them in."
"The view! The best we can find from any cottage in Scotland. The house - amazing! A perfect place to spend time with friends."