Tigh Nighean Bhan Self Catering
Tigh Nighean Bhan
Skye & Lochalsh
Tigh Nighean Bhan, Holiday Cottage, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Sleeps 2
Sorry no pets.
Tigh Nighean Bhan is a beautiful restored thatch blackhouse with superb views of the Western Isles located in the breathtaking north end of Skye and perfect for a luxury romantic holiday or honeymoon. Set in the dramatic Trotternish landscape this holiday home for two will afford stunning sunset views, a high level of interior luxury combined with the opportunity to freshen up with a local walk to suit all abilities in the surrounding countryside.
Tigh nighean Bhan, (pron: Tie nee-an Van) 'house of the fair lady' was designed by award winning architects Rural Design and the cottage and its interiors were created to be spacious and luxurious whilst retaining the character of a traditional thatch. It was originally built by the church as a reading house and inhabited after that by a lady with long blonde hair - hence the name. It has received much media attention having featured in several magazine and press articles, as well as being filmed for television.
It has been carefully rebuilt and restored to retain the atmosphere of the original blackhouse with thick stone walls and traditional carpentry throughout. Modern day luxury and convenience are combined with natural materials such as the Harris Tweed curtains to provide stylish and comfortable accommodation.
Following the floor layout of a traditional blackhouse Tigh nighean Bhan provides a spacious bedroom and bathroom together with an open plan living room, dining and kitchen area. The living area encompasses a comfortable seating area with TV and hifi subtley concealed in a hidden wall cupboard. A high wing backed leather armchair is ideal for reading one of the vintage books or local walking guides you’ll find in the cottage and the stove creates a perfectly cosy setting for an evening in.
The kitchen has all the modern equipment you should need to prepare your own culinary delights should you not wish to visit one of Skye’s many outstanding restaurants. The bathroom which includes a bath and separate shower is set with luxurious towels, bathrobes and locally produced Skye soap toiletries. Venturing outside, you’ll find a semi-circle dry stone wall that provides a sheltered seating area to admire the stunning sunset views - arguably the best on the island!
If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday for two in a beautiful traditional cottage that provides a cosy base from which to explore fabulous island countryside then you’ll find that Tigh Nighean Bhan will be the perfect choice.
Tigh nighean Bhan is situated in the tiny crofting township of Borneskitaig - a small, friendly community located within the coastal township of Kilmuir, not too far from the ferry port of Uig, where you can sail to the Outer Isles - Regular services to Tarbert, Harris and Lochmaddy, North Uist and the handy option for day trips and connections to other parts of the Isles. Uig amenities include a general store for groceries, a garage, cafe and restaurants while more enhanced services such as supermarkets, shops, restaurants and visitor attractions can be found in Portree, the island’s capital some 20 miles south.
The surrounding area is beautiful, and offers something for everyone - from the dramatic mountains and rocky coastlines to the traditional crofting villages of the north of Skye. This northern part of the island is one of the most impressive and picturesque parts of Skye and boasts superb opportunities to enjoy some walks in the finest countryside including The Quirang, The Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock to name a few. The local jetty at Camus Mor provides kayak or canoe access for the adventurous or just a place to explore the beach for driftwood.
The location also gives an opportunity to spot wildlife, try whale watching or keep an eye out for otters down at the shore. People travel the world to see and hear Skye’s many resident rare birds - Golden Plovers, Curlews, Fulmars, Kestrels, Little Grebe, Corn Crakes and Skylarks. Sea eagles that nest on the high cliffs around the Trotternish peninsular close by can be spotted soaring above. Guides are available for climbs in the Cuillin Mountains and a local Ghillie can take you Fly Fishing. Skye’s outdoor centre - Whitewave is just a few miles away offering kayaking, canoeing, archery, mountain boarding, hill walking and climbing activities.
- Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, with underfloor heating and sandstone floors.
- Living area with comfortable seating, Satellite TV, DVD, CD/radio, iPod docking station.
- Fully fitted kitchen, electric Aga with gas hob, fridge with freezer box, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and all the usual kitchen equipment, dining table and seating.
- Bedroom with antique oak king size bed, harris tweed curtains, vintage furniture.
- Shower room with underfloor heating, sandstone floors, walk in shower, free standing bath, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
Included in the rent
- Luxurious cotton bedding and towels.
- Under floor heating and all electricity costs.
- Hair dryer.
- Garden with furniture.
- Indoor and outdoor drying areas.
- Ironing facilities.
- Parking for two cars.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at the property.
- Totally unique property.
- Outstanding views of surrounding countryside.
- An ideal base to explore this part of the island.
|Price Range:||£525 - £695|
|Location:||Trotternish peninsular - Isle of Skye|
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