Lovely 3 Bed home swap in Portree, Scotland
Our home is built circa 1860, our boutique style/furnished home, is an old schoolhouse on the stunning and world famous Isle of Skye. The schoolhouse has original features whilst being fully modernised with all mod cons.
Bespoke oak and plank furniture, quality carpets (including a made to order, luxurious wool and silk, deep pile carpet in the master bedroom) an eclectic mix of antiques, curio's and art add to the boutique design.
LCD Smart TV with satellite, watch Netflix, Lovefilm, You tube or surf the net on a 37LCD HD screen, iPod/iPad/iPhone docking system. Log & Coal fire (with free logs and coal) and electric central heating.
Master bedroom has LCD TV with satellite channels and ps3 games console. King Size bed, with luxury Hungarian Goosedown bedding, pillows & memory foam mattress for a truly luxurious sleep. Second double bedroom with double bed. 3rd bedroom with cot/single bed
Kitchen has all mod cons including a dishwasher, with an olde world country kitchen feel.
All rooms have garden or sea views and is a great place to chill out and or discover all Skye has to offer. Sit by the fire in a chair fashioned from whiskey barrel staves, or chill out on the comfy leather sofa's, watch TV, DVD's, read, look out at the garden or out to sea, sit in the garden listening to the beautiful birdsong, cowbells and chimes that hang from trees and 'singin the the breeze.
Superb location with lovely loch views, garden and hills. Garden with, beautiful trees and hedgerows. You can lay in the hammock watching Eagles and buzzards soar overhead. Listen to constant birdsong.
Geese, owls, buzzards and herons all can be seen from the garden. Dolphin pods were spotted in the loch this week also and many hundreds around the island with minke whales also spotted this week.
Excellent walks within minutes of the house, chambered cairns, standing stones and walks along the shore up country lanes just literally on the doorstep.
The Isle of Skye, deservedly, has the reputation of being the Jewel of the Scottish highlands and once here, you will understand why everyone falls in love with the island.
From the Majestic Cuillin Mountains (the finest climbing and walks in the UK), Out door 'wild swimminglocations such as the fairy pools, bizarre rock formations (featured in upcoming Prometheus Movie), gentle walks , outdoor pursuits and culture Skye has something fro everyone. Boatrips from Elgol will take you right into the heart of the Cuillin Hills for a days exploring, the scenery here is breathtaking and this is a must do day out, other boat trips from here will take you to Eigg, Rum, Canna and Muck. Boat trips are around the island to see just about every part.
We are just minutes drive from the picturesque and bustling fishing port of Portree, capital of Skye, with quality restaurants all shops and banks etc. Here you will find boat trips to see seals, dolphins, puffins and Britain's rarest bird of prey, The White tailed Sea Eagle.
Skye was voted 4th best Island destination (in the world) by National Geographic Magazine. An ideal destination for all outdoor types, nature lovers or anyone just wanting a romantic place to chill out.
Skye wins accolade after accolade for scenery, romance and culture its ferry journeys and arrival by train. Skye is now also a big hit with 'foodies'. We have some of the worlds best restaurants with the award winning 3 Chimneys restaurant, Lady Claire's, Michelin Starred Kinloch Lodge and our personal favourite, The Duisdale. Quality fresh seafood is everywhere, served however you like, mussels, langoustines, lobster, all varieties of local fish, its food heaven.....
Outdoor pursuits include, Kayaking, Mountain climbing (we can arrange experienced guides to take you, even if you have no experience) Walking, Sailing, Boatrips, Windsurfing, Mountain Biking, Skye is getting a name for great bike tracks and the Track at Sligachan is award winning. Danny MacAskill (inspired bicycles) hails from Skye. Fishing (Skye has fabulous trout and salmon fishing many just minutes away and you can charter boats to take right out to sea and maybe even catch a shark!) There are great out door centres with loads more activities.
Castles & culture, Dunvegan Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Armadale, Moil, Duntulm, Dunsgaith, There are dozens, from ruins to still inhabited, there are a host you can visit. Art galleries, museums, centres, crofting, the way of life is just a pleasure to watch and become involved in.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Hospitality Exchange
- Housesitting Offered
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Weekend Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Rental Offered
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome
- Washer / Drier
- Garage / Parking
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Use of computer
- Horse Riding
- Car recommended
- Local restaurants
- Shopping facilities
Property type: Cottage
Location type: Beach/Seaside