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The Beach House at Garrachan

6 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Beach House at Garrachan is a rebuild from the ground up of an iconic property set on the shores of Loch Dunvegan that had fallen into disrepair. The original property was built around the 1900's. The Beach House at Garrachan is set in a secluded area with approximately half an acre of private and fenced off garden. The exterior of the main house is clad with the original stones of the old house giving the property a particular stately appearance. Towards the front is Loch Dunvegan with easy access to the shoreline, an ideal opportunity for venturing out in kayaks. The property overlooks Dunvegan at the other side of the loch, the Cuillin mountain ridge in the distance and MacLeod's Tables. Upon entry you will find the hallway with an oak staircase leading off to the first floor. To ...The Beach House at Garrachan is a rebuild from the ground up of an iconic property set on the shores of Loch Dunvegan that had fallen into disrepair. The original property was built around the 1900's. The Beach House at Garrachan is set in a secluded area with approximately half an acre of private and fenced off garden. The exterior of the main house is clad with the original stones of the old house giving the property a particular stately appearance. Towards the front is Loch Dunvegan with easy access to the shoreline, an ideal opportunity for venturing out in kayaks. The property overlooks Dunvegan at the other side of the loch, the Cuillin mountain ridge in the distance and MacLeod's Tables. Upon entry you will find the hallway with an oak staircase leading off to the first floor. To your right is a cloakroom and spacious utility room, which houses the heating and ventilation system. Opposite the utility room is a recess with washing machine and tumble dryer. To your left is the main living area and dining room. The living area is open plan and comprises of a spacious sitting area with a wood burning stove and a kitchen area with breakfast bar. The living area is furnished with contemporary furniture, and offers direct access to the front of the property. The dining area overlooks the fields of the former crofting community Garrachan, the Cuillin mountain ridge in the distance and the mighty MacLeod's Tables, two impressive flat topped hills that dominate the local landscape. Three big panorama windows will make this space also a great lounging area where you can relax and enjoy the impressive surroundings. The floors in the living area, hallway, utility room and cloakroom are finished with polished concrete tiles which give a contemporary look. The sun room flooring is natural white oak. All of the downstairs area is heated by means of underfloor heating. Upstairs you will find a mezzanine style landing which leads off to two very spacious bedrooms, the master with a king size bed and a twin, both enjoy views over the loch to Dunvegan. A shower room completes the facilities on this level. In the direct vicinity you will find various shops (Dunvegan, Glendale), restaurants (Three Chimneys, Old School Restaurant) and pubs (Dunvegan). The village of Dunvegan, the ancestral home of the clan MacLeod, is just opposite the property on the loch shore (5 minutes by car). There are great walks straight out of front door.More
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About the Owner
Rogier S
Languages spoken:German, English, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
Interaction with guests
You will find the keys to the property in the key safe box next to the door. You can let yourself in at any time on the day of your arrival.
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Pros: Beautiful & spacious new build house with contemporary Scandinavian - style interiors and high quality furnishings. Spectacular views from every window. Garden goes right down to the Loch with your own seal colony playing a few metres away. The house is one of the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank AirmileHope
cliffhanger60, VR Owner at The Beach House at Garrachan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Skye is notoriously bad for internet and phone. When the house was built, satellite broadband was the best available option (BT offered a phone line which would give marginal broadband speeds, comparable to a dial-up connection). We have recently investigated alternative solutions, specifically one based...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

We have just returned from Skye and stayed in this lovely house for the week. The house is spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and has everything you need for a great holiday. Sitting on the Uiginish , peninsula, on the edge of loch Dunvegan it is...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank blossombob
cliffhanger60, VR Owner at The Beach House at Garrachan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Skye is a magical and inspiring island and the Beach House at Garrachan is the perfect spot to enjoy it from. The Beach House stands on its own overlooking the loch and Dunvegan. The views from most of the windows are inspiring. It is a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank MrSofHerts
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The cottage is wonderful. Very high standard and all the the things you will need for all weathers. The view is stunning bunnies in the garden. You could see little lambs from every window . Lovely and clean High spec

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Joanne C
cliffhanger60, VR Owner at The Beach House at Garrachan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed 28 June 2016

We enjoied very much our stay in the Beach House at Garrachan. The cottage is really wonderful and very well equiped. The location is very nice and quiet, with a beautiful view on the lock and Dunvegan village. Very kind welcome and great availability of...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Alessandro M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The surroundings are tranquil but not remote. The property overlooks Loch Dunvegan with the village of Dunvegan opposite from the property. Nearby attractions are Dunvegan Castle and castle gardens (the seat of the clan MacLeod), the Coral Beaches, Neist Point lighthouse and Orbost beach. There are many, many others but these should really not be missed. There are truly great walks in any direction from the property. No need to use the car. Just venture out from the front door and choose a direction. Close by (5 minutes by car) is the world famous Three Chimneys Restaurant (reservations required). Shopping, lunches and dinners are available in Dunvegan and Glendale. The island capital, Portree, is 25 miles from the property.
Getting around
In order to get to see the island, a car is recommended. In case you're travelling via Inverness airport, you can arrange for a hire car there. Other airports like Glasgow and Edinburgh also provide car rental services. The tourist business is a dynamic thing on Skye. Your best bet for up to date information on activities is to search the internet and make your reservations online as soon as possible.
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