Pipers Lodge is a newly completed property situated in the small township of Borreraig in the North West part of the island. Sleeping up to two guests, the house with its striking timber cladding, would make an ideal base for exploring or for a romantic bolthole for a couple. The hot tub makes Pipers Lodge a popular choice for a honeymoon, or for a short break which are available to book at all times of the year.
Inside the property guests will find it open plan with the sitting, dining area and kitchen being one. With the floor to ceiling windows ideally positioned to take full advantage of the views. The sitting area has two leather reclining chairs and a large flat screen TV, the kitchen is well equipped with all the usual appliances including a double oven, gas hob, dishwasher, and the dining area has seating for four.
The bedroom has a beautiful oak super king bed, with the owner providing good quality bed linen, towels, bath robes and complimentary slippers. Off the bedroom the spacious bathroom has a double ended bath, ideal for relaxing in after a day in the surrounding hills and a large shower. Throughout the property has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Outside Pipers Lodge has a decked terrace with a hot tub and parking for two cars is provided. The owners live close to hand and are available if required.
The nearest facilities to the property can be found in Glendale (3 miles), which offers a small shop and a couple of cafes (seasonal), a particularly popular one being the Red Roof Café. Further afield the larger settlement of Dunvegan (8 miles), offers a better range of facilities, including restaurants, petrol station and some small shops.
On the outskirts Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years, can be found. The castle and grounds are ideal for exploring, and tours are available, together with these the castle also offers boat trips, a shop and the Macleod Tables Café.
Closer to the property the Three Chimneys Restaurant can be found; the restaurant has won a host of accolades and has been voted in the top 50 of the world’s best restaurants, an ideal place for a romantic meal or special treat.
The most westerly point on the island can be found at Neist Point, the area is home to some of the most striking coastal scenery on the island, with large cliff faces and unusual rock formations, which are often compared to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. The point is considered the best place on the island to see whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks, and for bird watchers the area is home to a large population of sea birds.
The area is also a popular choice with walkers, and the quiet country roads ideal for the cyclist. The more agile walker might even want to attempt the flat topped peaks of Healabhal Beag or Healabhal Mor, otherwise known as the MacLeod’s Tables which are located just a few miles away. Further afield the island offers many other attractions and places to visit including Talisker Distillery and the town of Portree with its pretty harbour, which is the base for some of the islands many boat trip operators.
The use of the hot tub is included in the rental price, a disclaimer will have to be signed prior to the rental.
Depending on the network mobile phone reception may be poor, however we have been advised that the Vodafone, EE and O2 networks are available.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
Cath & Chris were very welcoming, very accommodating and helpful. If you want peace and quiet and want to be away from it all then this is perfect. We travelled by motorbike and had no trouble finding the lodge and the views on the way are lovely. The lodge is of a very high standard and very well equipped in all rooms and the hot tub is a lovely luxury. Bath robes are provided for inside the lodge and for the hot tub which was very nice and most welcomed. This is an Island so roads and amenities are not like the mainland, we picked up groceries at Broadford Co-op on our way which had a good selection of food, the one in Poretree is slightly smaller but still has most items you need. The post office in Glendale, 10mins away (by car) from the lodge has essentials should you need them, we enjoyed the walk there but it is a good 2-3 hours there and back. Overall we throughly enjoyed our stay at the lodge and will definitely visit the island again.
So much to say and so little time. First getting to Borreraig is rough..... Especially for those uninitiated to Scotland rural areas. I am sure it is no different than anywhere else in the Isle of Skye but the drive is brutal! If you have the chance to stop in Broadford or even before you get on the island for groceries and supplies - do so! The Co-Op in Portree was awful but better then Dunvegan. On the way home we saw the Co-Op in Broadford and it looked much nicer and better stocked. Once you get to Piper's Lodge you will think you are in heaven. Chris and Cath are your hosts and they are delightful. They are working hard to make this cabin a true respite away from the rest of the world and they are doing a great job. Right now they are still working on the landscaping but it had absolutely no impact on our stay. The cabin itself is constructed of high end materials and very comfortable. The water pressure is incredible, the shower has a temperature gauge on it so you don't have to guess if the temp is right or not (very cool). Towels are top end and very comfortable. The bed is a true king sized bed and very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with kitchen ware and a few essentials (olive oil, salt, pepper, etc). The hot tub outside is a wonderful respite after a day of hiking. Chris and Cath supplied robes and really nice towels for the hot tub. Sitting outside on the deck for meals was so pleasant. All you can hear are the birds and sheep. Very restful and peaceful. We will would enthusiastically encourage anyone to stay at Pipers Lodge and be smart - stay longer than the 3 days we did. We wish we had planned a full week.
Just spent a fantastic week at Pipers Lodge. With beautiful views of Loch Dunvegan from the hot tub and the large floor to ceiling windows, the lodge is beautifully finished and is in a great position to explore so many of the beautiful sights on Skye. Chris and Cath have thought of everything you need for a fabulous and relaxed holiday.
A wee bit of heaven. Cath and Chris were the perfect hosts. Their new lodge is fab and is of a very high standard, the outside hot tub is great to sit back and enjoy the cracking views. I would recommend this lodge to anyone wanting a chilled relaxing break then this is the place.