Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) Portree - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House)

Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Portree - Isle of Skye

Sleeps: 4

Price Range: £470 - £725

Christmas: £725

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Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House), Upper Ollach, Portree, Sleeps 4

Wood Burning Stove

Sorry No Pets Allowed

Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) is a stunning contemporary house, designed by award winning architects Rural Design and finished to the highest standards.  Beautifully situated and providing views to Ben Tianavaig and across the sea to Raasay, the house provides a perfect base to explore the Isle of Skye. The house lies in a quiet, sheltered position on the east coast of the island, six miles from the capital Portree, on the B883. 

The house has been designed in a contemporary style inspired by Skye’s traditional buildings and is constructed using sustainable materials most of which have been locally sourced.  For example, the exterior is clad in Scottish larch which has also been used internally for the flooring and the insulation is made from recycled materials. The building requires minimal heating (PassivHaus standard air-tightness and insulation) and hot water is provided via solar panels on the roof.

The house is entered via steps or a ramp and is arranged across three levels.  It offers a large open plan living area and two bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room.  In addition, there is family bathroom and a separate utility room. The double-height living space incorporates the kitchen, dining and sitting areas and enjoys great views to the surrounding hills and woods.  A modern log-burning stove provides both heating and a focal point and the French doors provide access to a timber deck.  The kitchen has integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher and Bosch oven and hob

Downstairs, the double bedroom has a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe area and an en-suite shower room with under-floor heating and a walk-in shower.  Egyptian cotton bed-linen is provided and Harris Tweed fabrics have been used to finish.  Upstairs is a twin room with views towards Raasay and of the surrounding farmland and woods and built in wardrobe.   Again, Egyptian cotton bed-linen is provided and Anta fabrics have been used to finish. The family bathroom also has under-floor heating as well as a double ended bath.  The small utility room has a washing machine and provides additional storage. Outside, there is parking for two cars, a timber deck with seating and a barbecue and a large private garden with access to the river.

Skye is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of attractions and outdoor activities for all.  There is much to explore in Braes itself with seaside walks, hill walks and a wealth of wildlife and heritage to discover.  From the house you are likely to see deer, eagles and otters while seals are a common sight by the shore and dolphins and whales occasional visitors as well.  Further afield, Portree (10 minutes drive) provides a range of shops, bars and restaurants and Sligachan (20 minutes drive) is an ideal place to walk in to the Black or Red Cuillins.  The rest of the island is readily accessible.

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  • Open plan living incorporating the sitting room, dining area and kitchen.
  • Sitting room, comfortable seating, wood burner, flat screen TV, DVD, CD, Radio, iPod docking station, direct access to decked area at rear of property.
  • Kitchen area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, dining table and seating for six.
  • Bathroom, double ended bath with shower over, wc, whb, under floor heating.

Staircase leading down to -

  • Master bedroom, king size bed, wardrobe area, en-suite shower room, walk in shower, wc, whb, under floor heating.
  • Small utility room with washing machine.

Staircase leading up to -

  • Twin bedroom.
  • Small work area with desk.

Included in the rent

  • Quality bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs.
  • Initial supply of wood for the wood burner.

Other Facilities

  • Outside garden area with garden furniture, barbecue, midge machine (arriving Easter 2014).
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying.
  • Cot and high chair.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Parking for two car.
  • WiFi internet access, bring your own laptop.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.

Best Features

  • Unique contemporary property.
  • Ideally situated with the amenities of Portree just a short drive away.
  • An ideal base to explore this part of the island.



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Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) Reviews

The lastest reviews of Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House)...

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2016
And awarded it
A lovely little cottage in an outstanding location. Super clean and comfortable, with beautiful walks right from the door. The whole of the island's delights are a short car journey away. Highly recommended!

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2016
And awarded it
Great house, rural location but close enough to Portree for shops etc, comfortably warm and very well equipped. Would stay again.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2016
And awarded it
A wonderful weeks stay in Tigh-na-Craobh.The house had everything we could want and was a great place to come back to after a days walking. It was situated well for the Co-op in Portree and its lovely restaurants. We did a boat trip from Portree and were rewarded with a sight of a white tailed sea eagle and dolphins. Unforgettable holiday cant wait to return.

Reviewed this property on 08/04/2016
And awarded it
Sitting here on our final night at Tigh-na-Craobh we are feeling a little sad. Jim & Anne-Marie, you have created a little slice of heaven. The views, the design, the layout, the interior (exactly as we'd've done it ourselves), the egyptian cotton bedlinen, the sound system, the champagne flutes, the dishwasher, your lovely housekeeper Nikki who dropped by with a playpen/stair gate for Alasdair and a few toys she had around...thank you for. Looooovely week away from the city. Can we come back in October please? Thanks a million! A, A & A x

Reviewed this property on 28/09/2015
And awarded it
Really relaxing break in a fantastic home. It's really well situated to be off the beaten track but not too far from civilisation (Portree) for you to get shopping or go out for a meal. Given that's it's nearly in the centre of the island it means you can use it as a good base for exploring. The house itself is really modern and super warm - the log burner does a cracking job of heating the place up very quickly as do the other heaters. It had all the equipment you need for a comfortable stay. Beds were comfy and the clever layout of the house with its separate bedrooms and bathrooms would mean kids and parents could have their privacy but never be too far away. The wifi was great for streaming TV or films on wet days and cold nights when you just wanted to snuggle up by the fire. Only minor niggles were a lack of dishcloths and a dishwasher that was empty of both salt and rinse aid upon arrival with no supplies to top it up with. Little things in the grand scheme of things but a tad disappointing nonetheless. Overall, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in a very clean, modern and comfortable home. We'd have no hesitation in recommending this place to friends and family and would happily return.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2015
And awarded it
A fabulous house in a fabulous location.

Reviewed this property on 20/05/2015
And awarded it
We spent a wonderful week in April at Tigh-na-Craobh with wall to wall sunshine, great food and great friends. The house is perfectly located in beautiful Braes, close enough to Portree for essential supplies but far enough away to enjoy great mountain and coast views. The house is nicely designed; and simply decorated and furnished in a contemporary style. We particularly liked the open plan kitchen/living room. Will definitely rent again at some point in the, hopefully, near future.

Reviewed this property on 08/05/2014
And awarded it
Had a great week's holiday at The Tree House. New property with everything you need. Well located, very clean and cosy. Nice to relax on the big comfortable sofa in front of the wood-burner after being out walking all day - only difficulty is trying to stay awake !! There is a nice desk/study area which is handy if you unfortunately need to work while on holiday (our kids were studying for exams so it came in handy !).

Reviewed this property on 30/04/2014
And awarded it
The Tree House on Skye is a five stars experience. Location is great, not to far from Portree (supermarket within 15 minutes by car) but still you retain your privacy. The house in itself is perfectly built and offers all comforts: it is warm and full of light during the day, cozy at night (the stove!); the kitchen has every possible item you might need, and all of good quality; the beds are really comfortable and the bathrooms are great! Overall, a great place to stay on breathtaking Skye!

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