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Calath is a self-catering house situated within 20 minutes walk from the village of Carbost on the west coast of Skye. It is a modern house designed by the award winning architects Dualchas, completed in 2003.
The house has three large double bedrooms and can sleep up to eight people comfortably. There is a large open plan dining/lounge area where the views to the loch and of the whole of the Cuillin ridge must be seen to be believed.
The house is in a quiet location overlooking the village and loch. It gets the sun from sunrise to late in the evening and unusually for Skye is relatively untroubled by midges! There is ample parking space for up to four cars.
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Please do not flush any sanitary items down the toilet. Put them in the bags provided, there is septic tank system and any non biodegradable items will clog the system and may lead to a blockage.
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Had a great time at calath , great location with lots to do around the area and further afield, the views at calath are jst amazing, the house was great to stay for the week, we did not want to leave, had everything in you need, thanks for a great week. X
Some pictures of views from the house🥰
Visited April 2023
Written 25 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
After a very brief visit to Skye in Summer 2018 we always stated we needed to go back for longer. With family of 8 in tow we set off to Calath wondering if the correct choice of location was made. What was the worry, we all agreed a beautiful location, the view from main window was like a painting which looked different on a daily basis, one that you could look over every day and never tire. Plenty of space, not too far off main track but far enough for the tranquillity we required. Perfect for touring the Island, we will certainly return.
Visited November 2019
Written 15 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dieburg, Germany3 contributions
Spacious and comfy house in stunning scenery
Located on the shores of Loch Harport Calath makes an excellent base for exploring the Cuillin, but not too far from Portree in the very centre of the island, too.
The house is very spacious and has everything you may need. The icing on the cake is the huge window in the living room, where you can admire "The Ridge" like a framed picture.
Nice bedrooms with comfy beds, a bath tub and real fire stove for cosy evenings after wet days in the hills. Plenty of space to store your outdoor gear and a (small) utility room with washing machine and clothes rack.
Alan has been a very friendly host from the booking until the end of our stay.
Visited September 2019
Written 4 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom2 contributions
What a beautiful situation Calath has with the amazing views of the ever changing Cullins. Very central location for touring the whole of Skye as not too far off the beaten track. The house is extremely comfortable with everything you would need and more. Being keen walkers and kayakers we were able to see plenty of wild life on and around the loch, 6 sea eagles on one afternoon. Would highly recommend Calath for a holiday as it offers something for everyone
Visited June 2019
Written 17 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for the great review and so glad that you liked the house and the views ! Hope you will return some other time :)
Written 19 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Exuberant wild and free, with one foot in the land and one in the sea.....
And that’s just the whisky! This was a perfect location, with amazing panoramic views of the sea and rugged landscape from every window, light streaming into the spacious, modern kitchen and relaxing lounge.
All the rooms were well proportioned and there was plenty of room for our party of six.
Carbost is also a cute little village with the glorious Talisker whisky Distillery, well worth a visit and the Oyster Shed, cafe if you love fish a bit rough and ready!
You won’t be disappointed with Calath House as you sit and sip looking out to the glass-like Loch Harport reflecting the landscape in the still evening light.
Visited April 2019
Written 2 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom24 contributions
Beautiful accommodation in Carbost
We stayed here over Hogmanay. It suited our party of 5 admirably with 3 spacious bedrooms, all fresh and clean, even down to a fresh bowl of ice cubes. The view over the Loch and Cullins from the picture window is amazing, still missing it! Walking distance of the pub at Carbost. What else can you ask for? Stay here!
Visited December 2018
Written 9 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium3 contributions
We saw the milky way!
We verbleven tijdens de herfstvakantie met 3 (11,106) kinderen en 4 volwassenen in Calath house. Het is een top verblijfplaats dat we iedereen kunnen aanraden. Het huis is zeer rustig gelegen. De uitzichten over de Loch en naar de Black Cuillin zijn prachtig en veranderen meermaals per dag. Toch is het ook een prima centrale lokatie om de rest Skye te ontdekken. Het huis is goed uitgerust, alles is voorzien om zelf te koken. Alan is een aangename, correcte gastheer. We verbleven er tijdens de herfstvakantie en hadden geluk met het weer. Eerst 2 dagen zonnig zonder regen, dag 3 regenachtig, dag 4 en 5 zon met enkele buien. We hadden geluk dat we enkele heldere nachten hadden, we konden zelfs de melkweg zien!
Kortom : een aanrader!
Johan Govaerts - België
Visited October 2018
Written 4 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amazing location on Skye
What a beautiful place! It is spacious and comfortable with a wonderful view. We saw so many rainbows. And it is close to so many great places to see and visit.
Visited September 2018
Written 8 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Calath Cottage is perfection!
We stayed at Calath for a week in August and loved it. There were seven of us (two families) and there was ample room. The location was perfect; within walking distance of Carbost and the perfect base to explore the Isle of Skye, and the views were incredible. The cottage is equipped with (almost) everything needed for your stay (bring your own hand soap and toilet paper!) and offered a warm and cozy place to return to after a day of exploring. Things to see and do close by are: Talisker Distillery, live music at The Old Inn; boat tours; Talisker beach; the artisan craft sale at the community centre (seasonal); Cath Waters Art Studio and the Oyster Shed. The new playground in the village was loved by the kids and the little shop provided essentials (when it was open). We had a very hard time saying goodbye. Alan was always quick to respond.
Visited August 2018
Written 16 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Large rooms, great view
The plus of the house is the view:: large windows everywhere. Also all the rooms are bigger than what they look in the pictures: so plenty of spaces and light. Allan always answer quickly to emails. Board games and hicking book about the island were appreciated. A few cons: The beds were not so confortable and from all the renting we did in Scoltand, this one had the less small amenities like: hand soap, coffee for fist morning, minimal toilet paper, no aluminum fold or saren wrap etc.
Visited August 2018
Written 5 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sorry you have found the beds uncomfortable, everyone has different preferences in beds and it is impossible to please all. All I can say is that in ten years only two people have found a problem with the beds. Thanks for the other points which I have taken note of....
Written 7 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)
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