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Isle of Skye - Sleat

Sleat is a peninsula on the island of Skye in the Highland council area of Scotland, known as "the garden of Skye". It is the home of the clan MacDonald of Sleat. The name comes from the Scottish Gaelic Sléibhte (orSlèite), which in turn comes from Old Norse sléttr (smooth, even), which well describes Sleat when considered in the surrounding context of the mainland, Skye and Rùm mountains that dominate the horizon all about Sleat.
Sleat is a traditional parish that has several communities and two major landowners (the Clan Donald Lands Trust and Eilean Iarmain Estate. Sleat Community Trust (Gaelic: Urras Coimhearsnachd Shlèite), the localdevelopment trust, has purchased the Skye Ferry Filling Station at Armadale and in common with many communities is investigating the options for renewable energy production. It also owns Sleat Renewables Ltd., a timber production company. In October 2007 the Trust hosted the Highlands and Islands Community Energy Company annual conference.

Recently the final section of a new double-track road through Sleat to Broadford was finished. Most teenage school-children in Sleat attend Portree High School, where there is a hostel for those who live particularly far away.

 
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The Skye Hideaway

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The  Skye Hideaway is something very special, and we hope you will think so too.

Open to guests at the start of 2014 the Hideaway is a unique building, tucked into the crofting township of Tarskavaig, on the south end of Skye.  A romantic retreat, almost miles from anywhere, and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Set amongst stunning scenery the Hideaway offers the best facilities for couples looking for a memorable self-catering experience. All finishings are to the highest standards, with hand-made touches adding to the ambiance.

Leave footprints on the beach, take home memories, feel relaxed and refreshed and know that you are somewhere very special.

Solitude without isolation, comfort with style.

A hideaway on the beatiful Isle of Skye, just for two, nestling on the shore looking towards the sunset, as close to paradise as it gets.

A purpose built romantic retreat, almost miles from anywhere, and a million miles from life back home.

Take home memories, leave only footprints on the beach, feeling relaxed and refreshed, that you have been away to somewhere very special.

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Braeside Cottage

Tel: 01471 855 243

Welcome to Braeside Cottage, a traditional stone-built cottage in the tiny crofting village of Tarskavaig, nestling amidst beautiful scenery in Sleat, at the southern tip of the Isle of Skye. The cottage has been fully refurbished for 2012 and is a comfortable home from home, just 30 minutes from the Skye Bridge, and 15 minutes from the CalMac ferry terminal at Armadale. Braeside sits in it’s own leafy private garden with magnificent views across to the famous Cuillin Mountains, and to the west, the Small Isles, the Minch and the Western Isles beyond. Just a few minutes away are several sandy beaches, and nearby gentle walks along the rocky shores of Sleat, long known as ‘the Garden of Skye’. South Skye has a fabulous choice of local restaurants and hotels, from the superb Hotel Eilean Iarmain at Isle Ornsay with it’s award winning Birlinn Restaurant and cosy Am Praban Bar, to the Stables Restaurant at Clan Donald Skye, at Armadale Castle and Gardens.
A holiday in Skye offers so much for all the family with some amazing wildlife all year round, a great choice of boat trips often seeing seals, dolphins, whales, eagles and much more. Scotland’s famous Gaelic College, Sabhal Mor Ostaig is just a few miles away and throughout the year there is an exciting range of concerts, ceilidhs, traditional music, contemporary dance and theatre. Come and meet the locals and visitors in the Am Praban Bar where on most Fridays there is live music from local bands and musicians, giving you a real taste of life in the Highlands.

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Peters Cottage

Tel: 01471 855490

The house is situated in the centre of the village, 100 yards from the public telephone kiosk on the left-hand side of the road to the shore.

From Broadford: Follow signs to Armadale Ferry and either turn right at sign for Ord and Tarskavaig or further on (about three miles) turn right at sign for Achnacloich and Tarskavaig. This is a slightly better road, but both roads are narrow with many blind corners etc.

From Armadale: Follow signs to Broadford and take left turn at sign for Achnacloich and Tarskavaig. Tarskavaig is about 1 mile on from Achnacloich.

 Bedroom 1 - 2 single beds
Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed

Sitting room - Oil Fired central heating throughout house. Colour TV with Teletext and Video

Fully equipped kitchen with Electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher and tumble drier

Toilet and shower room - Linen provided

One dog by arrangement with owner.

Rubbish Bin - emptied every Friday. Please put outside gate on Thursday evening.

Call 01471 855490 or email us to book.

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