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Rum View

Tarskavaig, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary cottage with wooden beams and exposed original stone
  • Unique mezzanine-style kitchen
  • Sandy Tarskavaig Bay less than 500 metres away
  • Views of the islands Rum, Eigg and Canna
  • Whisky distillery, museum and castle within close proximity
Property code: CA293

Charming 1830s cottage that's been fully modernised to provide a stylish, contemporary space for two. Unwind and discover the beauty of the Isle of Skye.

This wonderfully converted 19th-century cottage can be found in the small village of Tarskavaig. Walkers regularly follow a route past the house to access the small and secluded sandy bay, a wonderful spot for dog walking or relaxing. Take in beautiful views of Rum, Eigg and Canna islands whilst there. Walk along the coast to the ruins of Dunscaith Castle for more of these stunning views, or head across the bay for Spar Cave. Under 10 miles you'll find yourself at the less ruined Armadale Castle with beautiful gardens to enjoy, and the Torabhaig Distillery can also be visited on this side of the island. Head to local village Arvasar for a pub, restaurant and shops.

Enter into the open-plan living space on the ground floor and immediately notice the vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams and original stone walls, all nicely contrasted with contemporary furnishings and bright colours. Large skylights allow light to flood into the property. To one side of the room, the lounge centres around a TV/DVD player, perfect for a cosy night in. To rustle up that romantic dinner for two, the kitchen can be found to the other side of the room on a unique mezzanine-style platform. This stylish kitchen boasts a fridge with ice box, electric hob and oven, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Settle into the small dining table or make use of the larger dining area in the centre of the room. Downstairs you'll find a spacious double bedroom and modern shower room with WC and towel heating radiator. The bedroom has patio doors leading out onto the garden.

The garden offers both a gravel drive and lawn, with outdoor picnic furniture for enjoying food and drinks on summer evenings. Parking for one car is available on-site.


  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Fridge with ice box, electric induction hob and oven, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD player, CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric wood burner-effect fire
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Private parking for 1 car on driveway
  • Garden with furniture
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pub and restaurant within 8 miles

From Tarskavaig Bay, watch the spectacular sunset on the pristine and peaceful white sands - a wonderful spot to savour the tranquillity and beauty of Skye. On the coast, you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot seals or possibly even an otter in the water, as well as an array of birds from buzzards to sea eagles in the skies above.

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of the many popular local restaurants at Duisdale (11 miles), Toravaig (8.5 miles) and Isle Ornsay (10 miles), or visit the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge (13 miles). Tour the 19th-century steading at Torabhaig Distillery (8.5 miles) and discover your new favourite whisky - a great souvenir for friends and family back home.

Uncover 1,500 years of history at Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum (7.5 miles) - the spiritual home of Clan Donald. Explore the magnificent garden, step back in time at the museum, and see the romantic castle ruin.

From Armadale (8 miles), take the ferry to the fishing port of Mallaig on the mainland. As well as incredible views and a bustling atmosphere, here you will find the well-known Jacobite steam train - featured in the Harry Potter movies - which follows the famous Road to the Isles. Or take the Skye Bridge (23.5 miles) to the mainland, which connects the Skye village of Kyleakin to the mainland village of Kyle of Lochalsh.


This property is personally managed by Carol.


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Reviewed by Thomas 21st December 2019

Very comfortable cottage, renovated to a high standard. Beautiful area if you like peace & tranquillity & wildlife.c Would love to return at some ooint.

Reviewed by Jonathan 26th October 2019

Beautiful cottage in a remote and amazing location. Host was just the right balance of helpful but not intrusive. Cannot recommend this place more.

Reviewed by Mr Hlawon August 2019

Rating myself very lucky for having got this fabulous and half-way remote cottage on short-term. It totally made up for the rather unlucky weather. The historical wall substance renders it charming, the modern heating makes it cosy and the equipment just fits all needs for a good and quiet relaxing time. Had my best week of the year, thanks so muchRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Ballantyne May 2019

A fantastic cottage, well equipped. As soon as you walk in to the cottage , you can see the work that has been done to achieve the first class condition. Beautiful interior, great kitchen and very comfortable bedroom. The wildlife in the area is great to see, in the evening, standing outside the cottage looking at the stars, a fantastic sight. For Read morebudding photographers , you will never put your camera down. We stayed for a fortnight and wished we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be booking again. Hide

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