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The Beach House at Garrachan is a rebuild from the ground up of an iconic property set on the shores of Loch Dunvegan that had fallen into disrepair. The original property was built around the 1900's. The Beach House at Garrachan is set in a secluded area with approximately half an acre of private and fenced off garden. The exterior of the main house is clad with the original stones of the old house giving the property a particular stately appearance. Towards the front is Loch Dunvegan with easy access to the shoreline, an ideal opportunity for venturing out in kayaks. The property overlooks Dunvegan at the other side of the loch, the Cuillin mountain ridge in the distance and MacLeod's Tables.
Upon entry you will find the hallway with an oak staircase leading off to the first floor. To your right is a cloakroom and spacious utility room, which houses the heating and ventilation system. Opposite the utility room is a recess with washing machine and tumble dryer. To your left is the main living area and dining room. The living area is open plan and comprises of a spacious sitting area with a wood burning stove and a kitchen area with breakfast bar. The living area is furnished with contemporary furniture, and offers direct access to the front of the property.
The dining area overlooks the fields of the former crofting community Garrachan, the Cuillin mountain ridge in the distance and the mighty MacLeod's Tables, two impressive flat topped hills that dominate the local landscape. Three big panorama windows will make this space also a great lounging area where you can relax and enjoy the impressive surroundings.
The floors in the living area, hallway, utility room and cloakroom are finished with polished concrete tiles which give a contemporary look. The sun room flooring is natural white oak. All of the downstairs area is heated by means of underfloor heating. Upstairs you will find a mezzanine style landing which leads off to two very spacious bedrooms, the master with a king size bed and a twin, both enjoy views over the loch to Dunvegan. A shower room completes the facilities on this level.
In the direct vicinity you will find various shops (Dunvegan, Glendale), restaurants (Three Chimneys, Old School Restaurant) and pubs (Dunvegan). The village of Dunvegan, the ancestral home of the clan MacLeod, is just opposite the property on the loch shore (5 minutes by car). There are great walks straight out of front door.
Facilities - First Floor
Included in the rent
Mobile Phone Reception
Mobile phone reception is available at the property as is full satellite Wifi access.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at this property.
The Beach House was a wonderfully comfortable house for our first visit to the beautiful Isle of Skye. The location was stunning and I never tired of watching the weather come in over Dunvegan Loch and over Macleod's Tables from the dining room. Having a small colony of seals at the bottom of the garden was fabulous. Plenty of room for our walking gear and for drying it off! The weather was such that we stuck to the lower level walks which were plentiful and we will definitely be back to go climbing in The Cullin. A special thank you to the housekeeper - we arrived with the uncertainty of Lockdown looming and we found the house spotless. As others have said, there is only a limited amount of Wifi available with the rental - teenage daughter who was revising for GCSE mocks (and used to unlimited Wifi) had to adjust to that!. The modern heating system was so effective there was no need to light the log burner despite the weather. A really wonderful week and we would definitely return to the Beach House.
We had a wonderful time at the house. A tranquil and relaxing place, where we were fascinated watching the seals in the Loch in front of the house. A good location to visit many popular spots and Dunvegan village on the opposite side of the loch had a well stocked shop and pastry shop. The house itself is stunning and had everything we needed but the heating wasn't very warm. However, using the log burner, it became warm very quickly and lasted for hours with very few logs. We would definitely stay there again.
A lovely and peaceful, well designed and very clean house in a superb location. We enjoyed our stay very much and will be back soon. Thank you.
Pros: Beautiful & spotlessly clean house with stunning views from all windows. Contemporary Scandinavian style interiors. Garden runs directly down to the Loch with a seal colony playing close by. Only a couple of miles to Dunvegan with petrol station & shops. Cons: Nearest mobile phone signal is 1.5 miles drive around the headland. Limited WiFi (10Gb per week) negates use of the smart TV for streaming. Not a suitable property if you need to be online for work. No bath. No upstairs heating.
We had stayed at The Beach House before and knew it was a fabulous cottage. Unfortunate we had problems with the heating and hot water from the start. I contacted Fiona the caretaker who was very efficient, first of all calling a heating engineer who fixed the problem only for it to fail again two days later. However a call to Fiona was all that was needed. Fiona arranged for us to move to an other cottage which was equally as good. Packing up and moving was an inconvenience but it resulted in us having a two venue stay which we enjoyed very much. I can't praise Fiona enough for her quick response to our problems, we will be returning next year.
A beautiful house in a beautiful location!
Perfect if there was a bath.
A fantastic house in a quiet, peaceful and beautiful location. The owners have done a great job in making sure the property has everything you need. The modern refurbishment with climate control and underfloor heating make it a very comfortable and cosy place, even when the weather is at it's worse.
a great holiday house in a wonderful location
A beautiful house in a wonderfully tranquil setting overlooking Loch Dunvegan. Spacious and well equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing week.