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Varis Holiday House, Balmacara - views to Skye

Front of house - set against woodland overlooking Loch Alsh with views to Skye
5.0 of 5 bubbles
12 reviews
Front of house - set against woodland overlooking Loch Alsh with views to Skye
Relax in our comfortable seating with our signature Harris Tweed and a real fire.
This largest bedroom has a 6ft super king bed and plenty of space for a cot if required.
Real log fire
The TV room/Snug makes the house popular with families.
This bedroom can be configured as a double (6ft) bed or two single beds, made up with cotton linen.
This twin bedroom is made up with crisp pure cotton linen and with blackout blinds.
Well equipped kitchen to take advantageof super local produce.
There is ample drying space both inside and out
View over Lochlash to Glen Elg penisula and Skye from the house
Well behaved dogs are welcome in public areas at a small extra charge
Eilean Donan Castle is just 5 miles away - get up at dawn for the best photos.
View over Lochalsh towards Skye.
Deer come close to the house. This very wet one hopped over the fence into the garden
There is a network of livestock and traffic free paths direct from the house.
The delightful Glen Elg Ferry in its new 2014 livery.
The Skye Bridge is just 5 miles away.
Otter at Glen Elg.  The area is great for wildlife watching on and off the sea.
The house has plenty of space for families to gather or escape for a while
House in the snow.
Being close the to coast, the house is rarely inaccessible but the area is lovely in the snow.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Welcome to our spacious comfortable 3 bedroomed bungalow. The elevated position gives views over the Skye and the Glen Elg peninsula. The house was awarded 4 stars by VisitScotland in its first season and continues to impress guests.

The large main room is comfortably furnished with a multi-fuel stove, sofas, chair and the large dining table. The main window looks out onto Lochalsh with views to Skye and Glen Elg. We have provided a telescope and binoculars. A smaller cosy sitting room has the satellite TV and the WiFi hub. There is a selection of books and games available.

There are three bedrooms which can be configured as one double and two twins or two doubles and one twin. They all have oversized crisp white cotton linen for that touch of luxury, plenty of storage and blackout blinds.

The kitchen is very well equipped with...
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About the Owner, Debra S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
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5 of 5 bubbles Excellent - based on 12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

In many years of holiday rentals I can safely say that this was one of the best furnished and equipped houses we have rented. Presentation was superb, including a welcoming tray of local produce and a bottle of wine. Staying here was a real pleasure - if only the weather had been more welcoming! A very comfortable house and thoroughly...

Management response:

Thank you so much. We try - not for absolute perfection (as its OK to drop crumbs on the floor) but to ensure you enjoy being in the house as much as being outside - especially when the weather is uncooperative


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John B
West Kirby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Varis at Balmacara was ideal for us just set midway between the castle of Eilean Donan and Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye bridge with easy access to the mainland and Skye. It is dawgie friendly with a large hill with deer directly behind and to the side of the property, wifi included and is spacious and comfortable, we'd certainly...

Management response:

Thanks so much. Look forward to seeing you again.


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Babs J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Great location and well planned, comfortable cottage. Everything was clean and fresh bed linen crisp and white, plenty of wardrobe space and all three bedrooms of a good size. We travelled with 2 dogs and being able to walk them directly from the cottage was such a bonus. Fantastic view from the lounge of the loch and skye and food...

Management response:

Thanks so much. It's important to us that you have a hassle free holiday. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and had a safe trip home.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 130.0 km
Railway: Kyle of Lochalsh: 6.0 km
Ferry: Armadale (Skye) : 45.0 km
The house is set 500m away from the A87, the main route to the Skye Bridge. Most visitors will want to have a car as public transport is sparse. Travelling to Kyle of Lochlash by train takes visitors on one of the world's best railway journeys but local car hire must be booked in advance. <BR><BR>From Inverness there is a choice of routes by car either taking the A82 along the shore of Loch Ness before heading west along the A887 before joining the A87 or via the A9, A835, A832 and A890 Loch Carron route . <BR><BR>Similarly, from Edinburgh, the choice is between <BR>1. crossing the Forth Road Bridge and taking the A9 north to Dalwhinnie via Perth, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl before heading west onto the A86 to Spean Bridge before heading along the Great... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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