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Taigh Druim
Skye & Lochalsh

Loch View Wi Fi Non Smoking

Location: Elgol - Isle of Skye | Sleeps: 6

Price Range: £600 - £975

About Taigh Druim

Taigh Druim, Elgol - Isle of Skye

Taigh Druim - Elgol - Isle of Skye - self catering cottage, sleeps 6 - Log fires

Taigh Druim gaelic for Ridge House, most definately has the “wow factor”, a traditional property from the exterior, but the inside has been finished and furnished to a very high standard in a modern contemporary style. The views from Taigh Druim are truly outstanding, the Isles of Soay, Canna, Rum and Eigg can been seen from the large windows in the lounge and the view of the Cuillin from the lounge is simply stunning, no matter the weather here, you will not be disappointed.

You can view more details and additional pictures of the property here.

Elgol is at the end of the road – a small crofting and fishing village on the Strathaird peninsula – a perfect place to relax and unwind. The village lies at the foot of the Cuillin and boat trips are available from the harbour to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin. During your boat trip, you may catch sight of dolphins, porpoises, whales an even basking sharks and a rich variety of sea birds which could include sea eagles and golden eagles.

Elgol is the ideal for walkers and climbers, you don’t need to take the boat, you can walk into the Cuillin also. Canoeing and kayaking are also a popular activity here.

The village has a small shop which provides some basics, however we recommend you stock up with everything you need for your stay in Broadford. Coruisk House the local seafood restaurant, uses the locally caught shellfish on its menu. The café in the village is a welcome haven for visitors and it also has a gallery displaying work by local artists, the views here would certainly inspire any would be artist.

Broadford is the nearest village to Elgol and has a selection of shops - supermarket and petrol station. Many craft shops including Skye jewellery and a number of pubs and restaurants. Portree the capital of Skye has a fantastic visitor centre, The Aros Centre, with a cinema, restaurant and large craft shop.

There is much to see and do during your stay on Skye – The coral beaches around Dunvegan and a visit to Dunvegan castle – the clan seat of the Macleods. Neist point on the west coast has stunning views and on a clear day you can see the Outer Hebrides, although you can see them from most of the coastline.

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Facilities

Downstairs

  • Lounge with a large windows overlooking the sea and the Cuillin. Wood burning stove. Digital TV, Ipod docking station, DVD, CD, radio also with a selection of DVDs and books. Comfortable seating for six people.
  • Dining room - table and seating for 6 and a wood burning stove.
  • The kitchen is very spacious and has been fitted with an electric induction hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer. A selection of cooking equipment and all the usual crockery will be available. Ironing facilities.
  • Bathroom has bath and shower over, whb, wc, heated towel rail.

Upstairs

  • King size bedroom, double bedroom and twin room. All the bedrooms have sea views. Hairdryer.
  • Shower room with whb, wc, heated towel rail.

Included in the price

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Cot and highchair available.
  • Electricity and logs for the fires.

Other Facilities Available

  • WiFi internet access. Telephone
  • Outside storage for bikes, canoes etc.
  • Decking area with the most amazing views.

Good housekeeping deposit of £100 required.

Best Features

  • Stunning view of Soay, Canna, Rum and Eigg
  • Boat trips to Loch Coruisk in the Cuillin
  • Traditional property with a contemporary feel

Photo Gallery - click for larger images

Taigh Druim View from the entrance to Taigh Druim The lounge has stunning views and has a wood burning stove
The Cuillin from one of the large windows in the lounge The large windows have stunning views Sea view
Dining room has a wood burning stove and lovely views The kitchen at Taigh Druim The main bedroom
Twin bedroom Bathroom The view from the decking
Yes this is the view from the decking

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Reviews

The latest reviews for Taigh Druim can be found below.

Reviewed on 10/08/2014 by

Location, location, location. Taigh Druim is in a fabulous location. Get the good weather and the views to the Cuillins are the best. Get the bad weather and you can be cosy inside and look out of one of three great views which, when we were there, each had different weather going on. Elgol is a lovely place to be.

Rating: 4/5 - Very Good


Reviewed on 03/08/2014 by

The 5 of us spent 2 beautiful weeks in a house with stunning view on the sea and the small islands just off the coast. The house itself very comfortable and well equipped with room and space for good an bad weather - in July 2014 just 2 or 3 days of fog, rain and wind to make the difference to the days of mediterranean climate! Marvellous hikes in the surroudings possible or just relax on the terrace, reading a good book and letting your eye wander over the water or a boat leaving or coming in.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 17/04/2014 by

Superb views and plenty of home comforts in this stylish house. Bit scarily windy on the cliff top whist we were there, but situation is idyllic on a peaceful day.

Rating: 4/5 - Very Good


Reviewed on 09/09/2013 by

Modernised house on a hill overlooking Elgol harbour. Stunning views from the lounge windows and better still from the garden decking which gives completely uninterrupted sight to the Cuillin mountains. Sunsets brilliant. Décor of house very up to date with everything you need, provided.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 18/02/2013 by

What a stunning property in a stunning location. I can only recommend a stay in Taigh Druim in Elgol. I really hope to go back there some day.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 20/11/2012 by

Superb property. Very well appointed, warm, comfortable and with stunning views. Highly recommended. A definite "get away from it all" holiday.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 03/07/2012 by

Taigh Druim has been completely refurbished and lacks for nothing. The view to the Cuillns is the best in the British Isles without question. The weather was good, even dry! I would throughly recommend a stay there.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 12/06/2012 by

This was easily the best accommodation and location we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in some exotic locations over the years. The quality and finish of the accommodation is second to none with extremely comfortable beds which was really appreciated by all the family after our daily expeditions up mountains and down caves. The views are to die for - probably the very best there is on Skye. Many thanks to David for being the perfect host. Alan McKenzie

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 04/06/2012 by

Myself, husband, teenage son, sister and her husband recently had the priveledge of staying at Taigh Druim, we loved the drive to get to the house and were greeted by some beautiful highland cows on the way. The views as we came over the hill to our destination were breath taking. We didn't know which way to look first. The house was lovely very comfortable and warm. It suited our needs perfectly. We even got some snow on our first night. We came all the way from Australia hope to come again

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 03/05/2012 by

This is the second time that our group has stayed here and we're already planning the third!Fantastic cottage, couldn't ask for better!

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 18/10/2011 by

We stayed in Taigh Druim during the second week of October. Lots of rain and strong winds but, we were also able to sit outside in the sun with a cup of coffee! Fantastic views, a wonderful property that was beautifully warm and would definitely go back.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 01/11/2010 by

We stayed at Taigh Druim in Elgol for a week and had a wonderful time. The house itself was beautiful, clean and had all the facilities you could ask for. The views were stunning and there was lots to do with a family in the area and beyond. One of the best houses we've ever stayed in in Scotland.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 29/09/2010 by

We stayed at Taigh Druim in late August-early September. It was one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. The house has been renovated beautifully and has magnificent & breathtaking views of the mountains and sea. It is fully outfitted with everything you could possibly need for cooking and washing clothes, plus many walking & climbing books. Really just a fantastic place to base yourself for walking, climbing or relaxing and just looking at the views.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 20/09/2010 by

We were very happy with the cottage in which we stayed and with the service provided with Wilderness Cottages. Taigh Druim was as described - in a spectacular location, clean, comfortable and generously provisioned. In fact we were so happy there that we've already booked to come again next year for two weeks - and that's all the way from Australia.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 14/09/2010 by

We enjoyed our holidays in Taigh Druim very much. This cottage is really great. We seldom found such a perfect place: Absolutely comfortable cottage, amazing view to ocean and islands, wonderful environment, ... . We are sure, to come back later to Elgol. Thank you very much for your perfect support in booking this cottage.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 10/09/2010 by

We really loved our stay at Taigh Druim. The house is beautifully appointed and thoughtfully equipped for visitors. The views from the house over the Cuillen are truly magnificent and ever-changing. Elgol is remote, peaceful, but with the added bonus of an excellent local restaurant and the opportunity to do some wonderful boat trips around the surrounding isles. We will definitely be back!

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 22/06/2010 by

We booked this cottage for a week in May 2010 on recommendation from Corinne as it had not even been released on the website. It is located 15 miles down a single track road to Elgol but on arrival we were speechless!! The views were amazing - sea, mountains and islands! Internally the cottage was of an extremely high standard and every detail had been thought of and catered for. This was the most amazing cottage and location - we have booked again for next year as we dont want to miss out!

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 15/06/2010 by

Read a comment somewhere 'when God made Skye he was showing off' perhaps the writer was looking out from Taigh Druim. Accomodation first class, we very much enjoyed our stay. Be sure to stock up with food and drink before arrival at Elgol.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


Reviewed on 05/04/2010 by

When you first arrive at Taigh Druim you have to catch your breath at the view - can it get any better than this - well as you walk inside the house it does. David Bann has made Taigh Druim a modern, comfortable, spacious and "never wish to leave it" property. And the view of the Cuillins from the picture window in the sitting room, well, as I said to my wife when I stepped in the room " have I died and gone to heaven". It is brilliant, and that's an understatement ! What a find.

Rating: 5/5 - Excellent


 

Wilderness Cottages Rating

Taigh Druim is rated as
Excellent

The average guest rating for this property is 4.9/5 from 19 reviews.

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