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Self-catering

An Airigh - Self-catering cottage in Isle of Skye

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Brog na Cuthaig, Galtrigill, Isle of Skye
Scotland, United Kingdom

Ian McLean Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)1470 511483 (landline)

Bracing walks, a wonderful coral beach, super restaurants nearby, boating and fishing too. Return to a private beautiful space to snuggle

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Wildlife fans will swoon: spot whales, dolphins, eagles, seals, otters and deer; wander through tall grasses sprinkled with bluebells, wild garlic and rare orchids. Stride over stunning hills, cycle your socks off, fish from the shore – there's much to do and see from your award-winning architect designed retreat on the hill. Inside is equally invigorating: white walls, painted oak floors, floor to ceiling windows for long and wide views, a crisply dressed bed, super shower room, a squashy elephant grey sofa facing the sea and a sleek kitchen on the side. Best of all it's deeply secretive: lovely Robbie and Ian are just down the hill but you can't see them and they can't see you. Instead they leave you alone with a welcome tray of treats and a good bottle of wine. If it all sounds too rustic for you then take heart! There's widescreen TV with satellite, WiFi, a smart music system, DVDs and designer furniture; The Three Chimneys is a short hop as is the Red Roof cafe. Lovers will feel entwined but there's a surprisingly spacious feel so you won't be getting in each other's way. Sublime.


Features
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles


Local points of interest from Ian McLean:

Local points of interest from
Ian McLean:

  • An Airigh has a local market garden with seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Dunvegan Head is a short 1 hour walk to the highest sea cliff on Skye with stunning 360 degree view of the Western Isles, Macleods Tables, The Cuillin and the Trotternish Ridge.
  • Other fantastic close by attractions are Neist Point, Waterstein Head, Dunvegan Castle and the Coral Beach only a few miles drive away.
  • A short drive away from the world famous The Three Chimneys Restaurant
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"It is in the details An excellent experience, in a truly beautiful location. A modern minimalistic but still luxurious designed house. And yes, the view and location are indeed splendid. But I think most remarkable are all the small details that makes this a perfect stay: - The used materials from Skye, like curtains and skins. - Maps and cards - The cutlery Etc... "

Rob - den haag, Netherlands

May 2017
"A truly beautiful property in an idyllic location. The attention to detail is superb,especially the locally sourced tweed cushions and curtains, and sheepskin rugs which add a luxurious touch. After exploring the beauty of Skye each day, it was truly lovely to return to An Airigh and relax. Robbie and Ian are great hosts and have thought of everything. We loved our stay at An Airigh."

Deborah - Falmouth, United Kingdom

May 2017
"If you're looking to chill and have a relaxing break in extremely comfortable well-equipped accommodation, this is the place to go. Wonderful view that changes by the hour, you see a different island or landscape almost every day and you can sit and watch wildlife and the view for hours on end."

Jayne - Durham, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Amazing contemporary and high quality accommodation in the stunningly beautiful north west of the Isle of Skye. Fantastic and ever changing views from the full length windows out over the sea and to the Outer Hebrides. Ian and Robbie were perfect hosts and can thoroughly recommend a stay here to relax and unwind. "

Deborah - Rumblingbridge, United Kingdom

April 2017
"This is the perfect accommodation in a stunning location. Ian and Robbie are the kindest of hosts. They have created a home in which you can appreciate the stunning views from every room. There is an extremely high level of cleanliness and convenience, and it's an exceptionally comfortable place in which to relax. We were grateful for their generous welcome gifts. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend An Airigh for anyone visiting this more remote part of beautiful north west Skye."

Julian - Dorset, United Kingdom

April 2017
"If you enjoy tranquility and waking up to stunning views, then there's nowhere better on Skye than An Airigh. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and superbly equipped, including an easy-to-use log burner to provide added cosiness. The owners, Ian and Robbie, couldn't have made us feel more welcome. We loved every minute of our time there."

Steve - London, United Kingdom

April 2017
"The location and accommodation couldn't be better and we really appreciated the care and attention that's gone into it - Ian and Robbie have done a great job."

Lynne - Manchester, United Kingdom

March 2017
"We had an absolutely fantastic stay in An Airigh and have already recommended it to a number of friends and family. An unbelievably beautiful setting, with incredible views, and such lovely hosts. Everything we could have wanted was provided for - the property was really well presented, tidy and an ideal and very thoughtful design for 2. Already missing the log fires coming back from one of the many local walks on the mountains or beaches. A perfect getaway - we hope to visit again soon!"

Rowan - London, United Kingdom

March 2017
"A beautifully appointed contemporary house in a wonderful location. We came seeking peace and tranquility and were not disappointed. A warm welcome too from Ian and Robbie. Thoroughly recommended. "

Matthew - London, United Kingdom

February 2017
"An Airigh was the perfect choice for our honeymoon. Situated in breathtaking scenery (think big skies, vast open water and mountains) and surrounded by wildlife, the little house is expertly designed, comfortable and very stylish. Absolutely amazing, thanks Ian and Robbie. "

Alice - London, United Kingdom

November 2016
"We enjoyed Skye through November most unpredictable weather, and An Airigh has been our own little haven with its scenic view and well-thought spaces. From our little globetrotting experience, there are few places in the world where you can enjoy remoteness, admire a full rainbow dropping into the sea while zipping your whisky on a comfortable couch at the heat of a fire. Scotland at its best! And, Ian is a wonderful guest. Paola & Paolo"

Paolo - BRUXELLES, Belgium

October 2016
"We had the most fabulous week at An Airigh. The accommodation was first class with absolutely everything you could need to make your stay perfect. Ian and Robbie have thought of everything in a practical and stylish way. The bed is extremely comfortable and the bedding luxurious. We fell in love with the amazing view over loch and on to the Western Isles beyond which can be seen from every window. We loved the floor to ceiling windows, falling asleep with the stars twinkling outside and then waking to the sunrise over the loch. The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in - Heaven."

Donnie - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

October 2016
"There are so many superlatives to describe An Airigh it's difficult to use just one - it is a very special and memorable place with breathtaking, mesmerising views from every room. Ian & Robbie are extremely welcoming hosts and have taken great care and attention with every single detail; all the fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality - with locally sourced items wherever possible - so you really do feel the Isle of Skye all around you! We looked forward to coming "home" at the end of each day to what was one of the nicest holiday homes we have ever stayed in. We will be back!"

Jo - Plymouth, United Kingdom

October 2016
"It's a great accommodation! So beautifull ,everthing !! What ever the weather is ...you're sitting on the couch just in a living painting! Skye is so beautiful and there is plenty to do. Ian and Robbie are perfect hosts, you feel very welcome!"

Corine - Oosterland, Netherlands

September 2016
"Anairigh is an amazing holiday retreat, the views are spectacular in all weathers , every need is catered for with high quality kitchen utensils and appliances and every where is extremely comfortable. The bathroom is brilliant with a great shower to return to after a wet walk! Ian and Robbie are very helpful and welcoming and we can recommend their home grown veg. A local walk to the trig point at Dunvegan Head is well worth the effort as the views are great. This accommodation is worth every penny."

Elaine - Nottingham, United Kingdom

September 2016
"It was a privilege to stay at such an amazing, stunningly beautiful location in cosy, modern accommodation. From watching dolphins swim in the loch at sunrise to sipping whisky watching the sunset over the western isles we will never forget our weeks stay at An Airigh. Recommended so very highly and very much hope to visit this special place once again in future."

Stuart - Newcastle, United Kingdom

August 2016
"An Airigh is a tremendous place. Very modern, but cozy. The view is spectacular. Once we could watch a whole pod of dolphins while having breakfast. Perfect place to unwind. And the owners Ian and Robbie are great too. "

Andrea - Bern, Switzerland

August 2016
"Everything about our honeymoon at An Airigh was top-notch. Yes, it will live up to your expectations and may even exceed them! The view is stunning and constantly changing, which is luxuriously enjoyed in your decadent surroundings: from the quality of the utensils and appliances, to the locally sourced and made aesthetic touches, An Airigh is a paradise seemingly at the edge of the world. Nowhere has felt so serenely beautiful and inspiring, we hope to return and wish the wonderful Robbie and Ian every success."

Ben - Peterborough, United Kingdom

July 2016
"What a wonderful place! We loved the settings, the cosy and warm house as well as the kindness of Robbie and Ian. This place is a gem!"

Brunner - Bern, Switzerland

July 2016
"Such a wonderful and special bolt hole - an ideal place to rest, re-charge and enjoy everything that Skye has to offer. Ian and Robbie have set An Airigh up beautifully, it has everything you could possibly need in a week in a modern and in a wonderfully quiet rural setting. We bought the freshest vegetables and eggs imaginable from them, enjoyed lobsters, chicken and bread from the local farmers market. Who needs a supermarket?! We can't wait to go back for more, we absolutely loved staying at An Airigh."

Torie - Hong Kong, New Zealand

July 2016
"We spent an amazing week at An Airigh. The cottage is really clean & contemporary, and makes the most of the incredible location and views. It's been designed and fitted out to a very high standard. Ian and Robbie were great hosts, welcoming and always helpful, and the welcome tray way a nice touch. Couldn't recommend highly enough, we're already planning our next trip."

Mark - Glasgow, United Kingdom

June 2016
"This place is fabulous. No, really, - it is fabulous. It is wonderfully fabulous in fact. The 'house' is interesting, very well appointed, extremely comfortable, and has everything and more that you could need. It stands in a lovely part of Skye and has the most serene and beautiful view of Loch Dunvegan imaginable. The owners are on hand should you need them (we didn't as everything in the house was perfect) but it's good to know they are nearby. I had intended to do absolutely nothing all week (a perfect place to do it) but Skye has so much to do I need another break at An Airigh very soon."

Paul - Mansfield, United Kingdom

May 2016
"We have been visiting Skye for many years and have now found our perfect location. Having just completed our second visit, we are now planning our third. Clean and comfortable accommodation, light, airy and peaceful, with panoramic views. Ian and Robbie are the perfect hosts, providing up to date information on things to see and do. Our only complaint is that time here passes far too quickly."

Alan - sheffield, United Kingdom

May 2016
"An Airigh is such a lovely & perfect place to stay. It is very clean, comfortable and luxurious. We had such great holiday on Skye there is so much to see and do and it was made even better by coming home to An Airigh to relax and enjoy the stunning views after a day out. The hosts are very helpful and friendly and are nearby if needed. Can't wait to return to An Airigh. "

Rachael - Armadale, West Lothian , United Kingdom

May 2016
"We loved it so much we returned and hope to do so again. Such a wonderful place, magnificent views, fantastic accommodation, lovely hosts. Skye offers a wildness and beauty unrivalled by other places we visited. Friendly people, delicious food, an abundance of wildlife, boat trips a must. We didnt even mind the bad weather days, always something to do. An Airigh was our jewel in the crown, holds a special place in our hearts."

Martina - Angus, United Kingdom

May 2016
"Ian and Robbie have created an inspirational jewel, set in a field above Loch Dunvegan, with views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, the sun rising directly across the bay, silence, solitude and superb fittings within. Be ready to learn to drive without fear on tricky little single track roads that are always longer than you remember, for super-friendly locals, for two great restaurants within 10 miles, for some of the best views in the UK, for fresh eggs at the end of the drive, super hot showers, getting lost and loving it, and that feeling at the end - that you really can't leave."

Hugh - Falmouth, United Kingdom

April 2016
"It's hard to think of anything that could improve a stay at An Airigh if you like Skye. Once you've experienced the view, the wildlife, the warm welcome and the exceptionally well equipped house, you know you might never improve on it. And if you're thinking it's a stretch on the budget, just do it, because it's worth it!"

Baz - Birmingham, United Kingdom

March 2016
"This is a very special place. The modern house is very stylish yet also cosy, with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The ever-changing views over the loch were mesmerising. Ian and Robbie made us feel very welcome, and meeting their small flock of Hebridean sheep was an utter delight. The perfect place to get away, unwind, and take in this beautiful part of the world. We really hope to return. "

Jo - Suffolk, United Kingdom

November 2015
"I wanted a quite space to relax and read. The accommodation was very comfortable and the views stunning and ever changing. Ian and Robbie were discrete hosts and very friendly. Their advice on buying seafood proved very useful. I was so impressed I've already booked a return visit in April 2016."

David - Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom

October 2015
"A lovely week's holiday. Belying An Airigh small footprint, the sense of space and light inside is remarkable. Ian and Robbie are sensitive and discreet hosts. Being able to purchase the croft's own quality and varied produce enhanced the pleasure of our cooking. Proximity to wildlife is assured - we saw otter, porpoises and barnacle geese within a short distance of An Airigh, and it was delightful to return to such a warm, elegant surrounding each evening."

Liz - Glasgow, United Kingdom

October 2015
"A magnificent location with accommodation to match. The owners' attention to detail in the quality of the build and the furnishings make this simply the best holiday let we've enjoyed."
March 2014

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 1 Cottage for 2
Price:(i) £700 to£825 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights. See availability on owner's website

Closed:

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Address:

Brog na Cuthaig, Galtrigill, Isle of Skye


Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering An Airigh (self-catering)
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Details
Cottage ~ 1 double.
Price: (i) £ 700 to £ 825 per week
Ian McLean Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)1470 511483 (landline)