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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
From Armadale: Follow signs to Broadford and take left turn at sign
for Achnacloich and Tarskavaig. Tarskavaig is about 1 mile on from
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 -
dog by arrangement with owner.
Rubbish Bin - emptied every Friday. Please put outside gate on
01471 855490 or
email us to book.