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The Studio is a beautiful and stylish property located just six miles from Dunvegan in the small township of Balmeanach. Sleeping four, this contemporary house was designed by the award-winning Dulachas Architects. Its location is an ideal base for exploring with the Skye Bridge only one hour’s drive away and Portree, the island's capital, a 30-minute drive.
Tastefully furnished and equipped to a good standard throughout, the accommodation is located on one level. The main living area is open plan with striking floor-to-ceiling windows which offer awe-inspiring views to the Cullin Mountains and the ever-changing sky. The main living area is open plan; the kitchen is well equipped with all the usual appliances and has a large island unit for dining; the sitting area has a comfortable sofa and leather armchair, both ideally positioned to view the large wall-mounted TV. Throughout, the house has electric radiators and in this area a wood burner, ideal for relaxing in front of after a day of exploring. Direct access is available to the garden and to the large decked area to the front.
The property has two bedrooms; the king, with its en-suite, is located to the front and offers access to the garden and decking. The en-suite is certainly a ‘room with a view’ and has a large walk-in shower. The twin bedroom is located to the rear of the property and has an adjacent shower room. Both bedrooms have good quality bed linen, and towels are provided. The Studio does have an enclosed garden, and parking is available for 2-3 cars. The decking does have a small drop to the garden, which makes it unsuitable for children under five; however, babies are welcome, and a travel cot and high chair are available.
The nearest town to the property is Dunvegan, which offers a few restaurants, a petrol station, a shop and a local bakery. On the outskirts, Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan MacLeod for the last 800 years, is well worth a visit, as are the pretty coral beaches. Further afield Portree is the main population area on the island, the pretty harbour is particularly striking with its coloured buildings, and from here boat trips can be taken. The town has lots of interesting shops selling the best of the local manufacturers and many choices for lunch or dinner.
The island offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Scotland; the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr and the spectacular Trotternish Ridge are well worth a visit. Neist Point and its Lighthouse can be found at the most north-west point on the island, and the sunsets here are quite spectacular. Basking sharks, dolphins, seals and whales are can often be spotted along with a large variety of birds, including the majestic Golden Eagle.
Included in the rent
Guests with Young Children
Please note as there is a small drop from the decked area to the garden, the house is not really suitable for young children under five, babies welcome.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £150.00 is required at the property.
This is a really lovely, well-designed house in a great location for exploring the whole island. There is complete peace and quiet, and sheep were grazing just outside. With comfortable beds, great views, lots of guide books/ maps for hiking trails, and games to play, it really is very well equipped (although contrary to other reviewers we didn't find salt/pepper/oil when we arrived, so I guess it depends what the previous guests leave behind!). My whole family enjoyed it (2 teens), and I would definitely come again.
The Studio is a stylish, modern very well equipped residence in an excellent location and we had a wonderful week on Skye staying at The Studio. If we had any critical comments they would be that the surroundings require a good tidy up and the gate needs some attention.
Lovely spot to chill and relax, off the beaten track but not too far to make it too awkward. Well equipped accommodation with fabulous views. If you're there in the summer and need dark to sleep bring a sleep mask, otherwise just enjoy the endless light from the sky. Good base to cover Skye from, would recommend it for a great place to stay.
We had a perfect stay in the Studio,very comfortable and a great view!
This is a beautiful, light, modern studio in a secluded, quiet area of the island, ideally situated for reaching lots of different places. It is VERY hidden from the road. Views of the ever-changing Cuillins are great. It is well-resourced and there are walking poles & even a yoga mat (although a little short of food storage other than fridge & freezer as is common in holiday lets.) The outside deck is a complete sun trap on those days. ?? Would definitely rebook.
Excellent, nice peaceful location, well equipped
Excellent accommodation, light and spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. Convenient for several of the popular places to visit on the island.
Skye perfection. We loved our week here. The studio was very well appointed, the views were completely uninterrupted with not a soul or house in sight. The studio was so warm, and bathed in sunshine all day in late September that we were disappointed we couldn't justify the use of the lovely log burner. We cannot wait to return!
The Studio was warm and comfortable and well stocked. Conveniently located for exploring the north east of the island.
Wonderful accommodation in a fabulous setting. Large space with lots of natural light and wildlife out of the window. Very well equipped for self catering. Thank you.
My sister and I came up for a wild swim tour of Skye and stayed at the Studio. The weather was wonderful and the location was perfect for venturing out. We were so impressed with the view, the gurgling burn right below us and how quiet and peaceful the place was. We were also really impressed with how well stocked the place was! It really had everything we needed (from dish clothes, oil, salt/pepper, dish/laundry soap to books and a yoga mat!). It's well laid out and very nicely decorated. There is even a local fish and chips food truck at the end of the road (very pleasant surprise after a long day of walking and swimming). We would happily rebook for another visit.
Fantastic modern house. Very well equipped with beautiful views. Hope to return again in future.