Facing sweeping views of Loch Bracadalea and Cuillin to the east, and Macleod’s Tables to the west, this holiday letting in the UK takes the drama of the landscape and amplifies it through simple but distinctive design.
Positioned and designed to both withstand the weather and embrace the landscape, you’ll be immersed in both. Surrounded by open croft, this split level, open plan hideaway for two is private, contemporary and quietly luxurious.
A strikingly modern residence modeled on traditional Scottish longhouses of the region, Glasgow based architects Dualchas have captured the cinematic quality of the landscape through a simplicity of gesture, spearheading a bit of a renaissance in architecture in the Highlands region.
Basing the design on a deep understanding of the cultural context, Dualchas also embrace sustainability with the use of energy harnessing technology, and materials and with the northern climate in mind.
Clad in dramatic black timber with strategically placed floor-to-ceiling glass that opens out to the views, the home’s position and response to the site was carefully considered.
Compact in design but with generous, open-plan living spaces, the interiors feature contrasting black and white washes with oak wood accents and a wood burning stove that keeps things warm and welcoming even on the coldest of nights. There’s a chefs kitchen and dining area and one double bedroom facing heart-stopping views.
Decor is kept to a minimum, with a sleek aesthetic that keeps it simple but stylishly in tune with the architecture.
There are two outdoor decks from where you can breathe in the dramatic, ever-changing scenery.
Wifi, cell phone coverage (3G/4G), satellite TV with soundbar, Bluetooth Audio Pro stereo speaker (Android, Apple and Windows devices) and DAB radio, laundry facilities, kitchen and bath amenities. One bundle of firewood provided, ample parking.
The northernmost island of the Inner Hebrides – the Isle of Skye is a remote and dramatically beautiful setting.
Situated along the island’s spectacular west coast, the house overlooks Loch Bracadale with views to the Cuillin to the east and Macleod’s Tables to the west.
The region is just a few miles from Dunvegan Castle (believed to be the oldest inhabited castle in Britain) and its charming village, and under an hour from the island’s capital of Portree.
The peninsula includes several townships and an abundance of sleepy country roads and moors where the sheep and cattle wander freely. An expansive and protected wildlife habitat, the area is home to an incredible diversity of land and sea birds and marine life and dazzling displays of wildflowers in the Spring.
The nearby Coral Beaches and Neist Point shoreline feature spectacular white sand beaches and spectacular rock formations which visitors can explore.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. Nearest Airport: Inverness Airport: (132 miles). The island is reached by ferry (Glenelg to Kylerheais a very scenic route) or by road bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh (mainland) to Kyleakin (Skye).
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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