The Beach House at Garrachan Garrachan - Dunvegan - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

About The Beach House at Garrachan

The Beach House at Garrachan - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Garrachan - Dunvegan - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £620 p.w.

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Sleeps 4 - Wifi - Wood Burner - Sorry no pets allowed

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.


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 Facilities - Ground Floor

  • Open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining room, with direct access to the garden.
  • Sitting room, comfortable sofa and seating, wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD, selection of DVD's.
  • Kitchen, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar with seating for two.
  • Dining room with table and seating for four.
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Cloakroom with wc, whb.

Facilities - First Floor

  • Master bedroom with super king bed, with views to the loch and Dunvegan.
  • Twin bedroom with views to the loch and Dunvegan.
  • Shower room, shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.

Included in the rent

  • Bedlinen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs.
  • Wifi internet access via satellite. Please note this is for basic 'keeping in touch' and is unsuitable for games/streaming, and excess downloads will be charged for.

Other Facilities

  • Wood burner, but please note, no wood is supplied
  • Fenced garden area with seating.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hairdryer.
  • High chair available on request, please note no cot is supplied
  • Off road parking for two cars.

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.

Best Features

  • Peacefull location with the village amenities of Dunvegan two miles away.
  • Beautiful and tastefully designed rebuild of an original cottage.
  • A perfect base for exploring the north west part of the island.


The Beach House at Garrachan Reviews

The latest reviews of The Beach House at Garrachan...

Reviewed this property on 28/09/2021
And awarded it
The house is certainly remote, but has great views all around and over the water to Dunvegan. Very clean and well designed, but a bit short in kitchen equipment.for those who like to cook. The oven has lost markings for temperature control and there is minimal crockery. No welcome pack, not even a pint of milk or tea bags. The internet connection is not great. We had a brilliant time, this is a very special place away from city life.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2021
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay at the Beach House at Garrachan. The house is set in the most wonderful setting with each window showing an amazing view. The house was very clean and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the shower was great. We would highly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 08/11/2020
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2020
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2020
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 06/01/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 10/10/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2018
And awarded it
A beautiful house in a beautiful location!

Reviewed this property on 30/05/2017
And awarded it
Perfect if there was a bath.

Reviewed this property on 30/07/2016
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 11/05/2016
And awarded it
a great holiday house in a wonderful location

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2015
And awarded it
A beautiful house in a wonderfully tranquil setting overlooking Loch Dunvegan. Spacious and well equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing week.

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