Isle of Skye
Cnocan (pronounced Knockan) is one of three properties on a short cul-de-sac, situated in its own private grounds within the crofting township of Camuscross on the fertile Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye, often referred to as "The Garden of Skye" due to its abundance of trees unlike other areas of the island. Its elevated position offers amazing views out across the bay to the Isle Ornsay lighthouse built by the late Robert Louis Stevenson's father, the Sound of Sleat and Kinloch Hourn.
With spectacular scenery, it is also an ideal location from which to explore Skye and other areas on the West coast due to its proximity to the Sky Bridge (16 miles) and the mainland. Nearby, 6 miles away is the regular (all year) ferry service from Mallaig to Armadale and in addition, are rail links to Inverness and Glasgow, available from Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig. Closer to home, Portree and the town of Broadford (8 miles) offers all of the usual facilities including hotels, supermarket, shops, petrol etc.
The spacious accommodation is accessed via a useful entrance hall with cloakroom. The sitting room is warm and welcoming with a cosy wood burning stove and a large picture window to take in the wonderful surrounding views. The dining room also looks out to sea. There is a well equipped kitchen with a separate utility room offering washing and drying facilities and access to the outside. Upstairs is a master bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom, a double bedroom and a further twin bedroom which share a spacious family bathroom complete with twin basins, one of which, very cutely, is at child height. A travel cot is also included for younger guests. Outside, the mature garden is well maintained with many trees and a pond (care with young children) frequented by many birdlife.
A host of activities can be found in the surrounding area with a sandy bay (when the tide is out) on which to enjoy beachcombing or alternatively, to sit on the shore by the lighthouse and enjoy a picnic whilst watching the sea birds duck and dive. Well known as a sheltered anchorage, Isle Ornsay harbour attracts many boats and yachts in the summer months creating a hive of activity which makes for interesting viewing. Climbers looking for a more challenging activity will delight in the spectacular Cuillin Mountains, the Old Man of Storr or Quiraing. Seafari trips are offered from Ardvasar where you can also visit the Clan Donald centre and Armadale Castle gardens. The north of the island offers many popular destinations including the busy town of Portree, Dunvegan with its castle and the nearby gem of a coral beach at Claigan, as well as the popular Glendale toy museum.
Heating by oil CH (INCLUDED) and wood burning stove. Electricity, bed linen and towels are all INCLUDED. Pets are welcome by arrangement. Sorry, smoking is not permitted in the property. Wi-fi INCLUDED, subject to provider.
Accommodation (sleeps 6):
- Entrance Hallway with WC and wash hand basin.
- Sitting room with TV, DVD and wood burning stove.
- Dining room.
- Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave etc.
- Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
- Master bedroom and ensuite bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and bath with fitted shower above.
- Double bedroom.
- Twin Bedroom.
- Bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath and separate shower.