Taigh Mairi, Portree, Isle of Skye
No charge for dogs and the cottage is within easy walking distance of beaches!!
Taigh Mairi is a traditional croft house on our family croft is set in a stunning location overlooking the Sound of Raasay. Conveniently just 5 miles south of Portree, the cottage is within easy walking distance of some fantastic Isle of Skye beaches.
Taigh Mairi is perfect for touring Skye, watching wildlife or simply relaxing. It is fully equipped and refurbished to a very high standard. Taigh Mairi (Mary's House) was our family home for generations, and it was last lived in by a beloved Aunt. After we inherited the house, we fully refurbished it to a very high standard including polished hardwood flooring throughout. There are works by local craftsmen, artists and painters.
The crockery includes Wedgewood and Highland Stoneware, the appliances are by Bosch. There will be a welcome pack containing some products from our croft and some few things that we hope will make your stay pleasant. There will also be a warm welcome from ourselves in the hope that you will have a relaxing time of holiday in Skye.
Just 6 miles from Portree, Taigh Mairi is an excellent base for exploring the island. Wildlife lovers are often lucky to see dolphins leaping in the bay only yards from the house. Birdwatchers will also be kept busy - the sea eagle is not infrequently seen from the croft.
Skye is of course, a very popular tourist destination with many world-class sites. These range from the spectacularly Cuillins to the more relaxing atmosphere of several famous restaurants. Boat trips, adventure centres, gardens, castles and other historical monuments are numerous.
The district of Braes (Braigh Trotternish) is one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of Skye. It overlooks the Sound of Raasay described by Rudyard Kipling as having the most beautiful view of any place in the British Empire! Braes is a paradise for children. The garden, with its swing, is safe for toddlers, older children would enjoy following the various burns (streams) from the sea to the hills.
400 yards away is a sandy beach which is safe for swimming and is regarded as one of the best on Skye. There are also some impressive although doubtless dangerous waterfalls.
Braes is fascinating geologically being a meeting place of several systems - there is even a cliff of coal running into the sea. The shore below the house consists of a rocky beach and some low cliffs which include a cave which when the conditions are right spouts in a very satisfying manner.
Please visit our website for more information about our holiday accommodation on the Isle of Skye.
Telephone: 01478 650417
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