The Bothy is a modern, three-bedroomed, self-catering holiday cottage built in traditional Scottish style situated some seven miles from Portree. Well-appointed and comfortably furnished with heating in all rooms, it occupies an elevated position above the single-track Braes Road (B883) overlooking the beautiful Sound of Raasay.
Surrounded by working crofts in a quiet and tranquil location, traffic congestion only occurs when the sheep walk down the road. There are magnificent views from all windows in the house.
The Aird, the attractive winged-shaped peninsula is within easy walking distance where, at low tide, the adventurous can access deep and mysterious caves. The Bothy is situated on the eastern slopes of Ben Lee providing pleasant hill walks right on the doorstep.
The Bothy is situated in a quiet and historic area of Skye known as The Braes on a road which ends at Loch Sligachan. It is close to working crofts with usually more sheep on the road than cars. Many lovely beach and hill walks are readily accessible and the strange winged-shaped promontory called The Aird which can be seen from all the rooms in the house has fascinating caves and rocks to explore and is a few minutes walk away.
Skye's busy and attractive capital, Portree, is only 7 miles away and offers holiday makers all amenities in a friendly and welcoming environment.
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2x Double bedrooms (one en-suite & one with shower room)
1x Study/Bedroom with twin beds
1x Sitting Room
1x Kitchen/Dining Area
1x Utility Room
The downstairs accommodation consists of an entrance hall leading to the sitting room, the downstairs bedroom with a double bed, and a shower room.
The light and airy sitting room has French windows leading out to a panoramic view. It is furnished with a 2-seater and a 3-seater settee and an armchair, together with TV and DVD, a radio/CD player and extensive selection of books. The sitting room leads to the dining area which seats six in a windowed-bay.
The open-plan kitchen leads off the dining room and gives access to the utility room. The amenities include a washing machine, a tumble dryer, a dishwasher, a fridge freezer and a microwave with convection oven and grill as well as a separate hob & oven.
The upstairs accommodation consists of the master bedroom with twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with a bath, and a study/bedroom with a desk and twin beds.
For those sunny days and the long summer evenings there is a lawned garden with garden furniture.
Bedding and towels are included but visitors should bring their own beach towels if required.
One well behaved dog can be accommodated by prior arrangement but guests are asked not to allow their pet upstairs or on the furniture.
Please note: We operate a no smoking policy in the house and in the interests of all we ask our guests to observe this as well. Thank you!
From £350 - £650 per week. Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday.
The Bothy is available for booking throughout the year. The rates shown are per week, from Saturday to Saturday and include electricity, all bed linen and towels (guests are requested to bring their own beach towels).
Discounts are available for bookings of more than one consecutive week and short midweek breaks or long weekends are available out of season. Please contact us for details.
Entry to The Bothy is after 4.00 p.m. on the day of arrival and guests are asked to vacate by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure.
A 10% deposit of the total payable must be paid within 7 days to confirm your booking. This deposit is non-returnable. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further details.
All year round.
No smoking. Pets accepted by arrangement.
Approximately 6.5 miles after the Sligachan Hotel you come to a very sharp left hand bend and bridge. On the bend and about 20 yards before the bridge is a right hand turn that is sign posted to Braes. Travel half a mile on this single track road to the T junction and turn right. You are now on the B883.
Follow this road for a further 5 miles (ignoring the left hand turn to Camas Tianavaig) until you get to the next left hand turn signposted Gedintailor, Balmeanach and Peinachorrain (at this point you can see The Bothy ahead and to the right) continue ahead and take the second right hand turn signed The Bothy and Easan Dubh. The Bothy is the first house on the right, through the gate.
Approximately 2 miles from Portree you come to the B883 turn-off on the left. The road is single track and drops steeply, bending to the left and over the River Varragill. At the top of the rise follow the road to the right (ignoring the turn off straight ahead to Penifiler. A little further on you are joined by the road from the south on the right).
Follow this road for a further 5 miles (ignoring the left hand turn to Camas Tianavaig) until you get to the next left hand turn signposted Gedintailor, Balmeanach and Peinachorrain (at this point you can see The Bothy ahead and to the right) continue ahead and take the second right hand turn signed The Bothy and Easan Dubh. The Bothy is the first house on the right through the gate.
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