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The Smiddy - high-end quality self-catering holiday home in Waternish

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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Waternish, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
‘The Smiddy’ offers high-end quality self-catering accommodation on the Waternish peninsula, one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas on the Isle of Skye. Originally a blacksmith’s workshop, ‘The Smiddy’ has recently been converted into an open plan Studio with a mezzanine bedroom area to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation for two sharing adults. Fantastic sea views. Bright colours and attention to detail throughout. Fully equipped kitchen. Comprehensive library. Sorry, no pets.

‘The Smiddy’ is a detached unit situated on our property, offering all the privacy you wish for on your holiday. All windows face out towards the sea, away from the main house, taking in the morning light over picturesque Loch Bay, the stunning views across Loch Dunvegan towards Dunvegan Head and the Islands Isay, Mingay and Clett, and of course the...
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Listing #HL8822080
About the Owner
Carmen M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Carmen moved from Germany to Scotland in 2007. She is a keen traveller and enthusiastic tour guide with a particular love for all things Scottish: the land, the people, the language, the literature and the music. Carmen’s partner John has a lifelong love of wildlife, especially for birds and wild flowers. If he is not out and about birdwatching, he is looking after our wildlife friendly garden. We live on site, in the main house right behind you. If you should have any questions or problems during your stay, we will be happy to help. Unless you contact us, we will respect your privacy at all times.
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We spent a week at the Smiddy and would thoroughly recommend it. The house is in excellent condition and the location is perfect - giving privacy at all times, but handy to John and Carmen if you need anything. The house is really well equipped...More

Thank FiJM
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Advertised as high end and certainly is! The lovely Carmen has furnished the Smiddy beautifully, with absolutely anything and everything you could wish for. The setting is in a gorgeous spot with fabulous views. Whatever the weather this is somewhere everyone would like to stay!

Thank JuliaR-B
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed for four nights in April and couldn't fault The Smiddy. Carmen and John are very friendly and helpful and have thought of everything you could want/need for your stay. The Smiddy is lovely, it has been refurbed to a very high standard and...More

Thank Sarah H
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Stereo System
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
‘The Smiddy’ has been designed for one or two adults only. Please accept our apologies for not catering for children or additional guests during your stay. Sorry, no...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
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30 Jun 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
3 nights
29 Sep 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
3 nights
27 Oct 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
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About the neighbourhood
'The Smiddy' is situated on the Waternish peninsula, one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas on the Isle of Skye.
Waternish is a working crofting community with a long history of occupation dating back to Neolithic times. Explore the remains of three Iron Age Brochs or the beautiful Trumpan Churchyard, the scene of the Battle of the Spoiled Dyke in 1578.
Crofting past and present, is evident everywhere in old markings and lazy beds and the remains of old stone cottages.
Waternish is also an area of outstanding scenic beauty with stunning views across Loch Dunvegan to Dunvegan Head and MacLeod's Tables and across the Minch to the Outer Hebrides. Waternish sunsets are legendary. Waternish also features three Dark Skye Discovery Sites
Getting around
Skye offers a network of public transport buses. There is a bus from Portree to Dunvegan that stops near Fairy Bridge at the Waternish junction. Unfortunately there is no public transport onto the peninsula and to 'The Smiddy'. We strongly recommend that you travel by car to make the most of your holiday on Skye. Many of the most beautiful spots and popular visitor attractions are not, or not easily, reached by public transport.
The nearest train station is in Kyle of Lochalsh.
The nearest airport is in Inverness.
Car advised
How to get there
How to find us – From Skye Bridge to The Smiddy

After crossing the Skye Bridge, follow the A87 to Portree / Broadford.
There is a Co Op supermarket with petrol station and cash machine in Broadford (open every day, 24 hours)
From Broadford follow the A87 to Portree.

When you get to Sligachan, you can chose between two options:
You can follow the A87 to Portree or turn left, following the A863 to Dunvegan.
The A87 to Portree is the main road, which allows faster travelling and gives you the opportunity to do some shopping or fill up with petrol in Portree.
The A863 to Dunvegan is the scenic route, with beautiful views of the Cuillin Hills and the coast, but it is a smaller and in parts winding road, which means slower travelling.
If you arrive late and need to do some shopping or fill up...
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