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Askival in Elgol, The Highlands

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sleeps 8
3 rooms
4 bathrooms

Askival description

Holiday home
Askival is a fabulous, detached Isle of Skye cottage in an elevated position in the village of Elgol. The cottage has two king-size double rooms and a twin room, all with en-suite facilities, along with a separate shower room. There is also a kitchen, and a dining room, a snug with sofa bed and a sitting room with a woodburning stove and French doors to a balcony with bench seating three and views to the harbour, on the mezzanine level. Outside, there is plenty of roadside parking available and a short walk down to the harbour. Askival is a wonderful family holiday base for exploring this sensational Scottish island, all year round.

Set at the very tip of the Strathaird Peninsula on the beautiful Isle of Skye, the rural crafting community of Elgol lies at the end of a single track road which runs from the village of Broadford. Quiet, peaceful and amid stunning scenery, Elgol makes a wonderful base for those seeking to get away from it all and rediscover nature. Experienced hill walkers and climbers have a choice of mountain trails to explore, while a picnic by the side of the Loch Coruisk is an ideal afternoon treat. Fishing boats operate from Elgol's small quay, and can transport visitors across the water and past the seal colony. For amenities including pubs, restaurants, shops and a petrol station, Broadford is just 15 miles from Elgol.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, telephone for emergency calls and incoming calls only, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Front decked balcony with bench. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk (summer months only) or 17 miles, pub 17 miles. Harbour 5 mins walk. Note: No mobile phone reception. Note: WiFi is very slow, streaming not possible. Note: There are steps to access property and throughout, may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea

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Mrs Dale
May 2016
A beautiful house in a beautiful position. It was very well equipped with many extra items.
Mr Matthews
May 2016
The whole thing as a package was fantastic, every detail was covered and the views were fantastic.
Mr Thomas
February 2016
An absolutely fantastic property which was spotlessly clean with wonderful facilities. In a beautiful location with stunning scenery. Nothing could be faulted about the property or location - would love to return!
Mrs Sekerci
December 2015
This house was amazing and perfect in every way for our family spending Christmas there. The owners have thought of everything which made it very comfortable for a week. The heating, hot water, water pressure, kitchen equipment and general extras were all perfect. Would highly recommend any one thinking of going to Elgol to stay in this house. Thank you.
Mrs Hammond
January 2015
Stunning house in a wonderful location. It was well equipped to a very high standard, a very comfortable relaxing place to be, even in wild stormy weather! Looking forward to going back again.
Mrs Paterson
September 2015
The most beautiful property I have stayed in , I don't know where to begin - immaculate house , beautiful surroundings , the standard of house was beyond superior and the personal touches were outstanding - and the area was beautiful - we didn't want to leave It far exceeded our expectations The owners should be proud of this house - and if we had the money we would buy it !!! Thank you so much
Mr Rae
November 2015
This house ticks all the boxes; location, views, the peace and quiet, and the space and comfort. It is very very well equipped, immaculately clean and the owner and house keeper are very helpful. Look forward to staying again!
Mrs Anderson
November 2014
We had a wonderful week at Askival in Skye. The property is stunning, modern but very cosy. The perfect place to relax and enjoy much needed family time. The facilities are first class there was everything you could wish for in the kitchen and so handy having a washing machine and dryer. The TV and blue ray system was perfect for us and all the crockery, bed linen and towels were top quality. We loved it and will be returning! It was all perfect!
November 2015
It is difficult to overstate how beautiful this holiday rental is. The picture do it some justice but you are still wowed when you step into the property. This is a home that you are invited to share. Everything has been thought of. The problem is it is difficult to tear yourself away from the view, made perfect by the large picture windows. We did not enjoy the best of weather during our stay in August, but with such a beautiful property, large screen TV, music centre to listen to music as the scene changed outside by the minute you where not concerned that it wasn't glorious sunshine every day. The property is at the Elgol village end of a single track lane, and it does take you a few trips up and down the route to get used to passing spaces and who has right of way, but you soon get used to it and it adds to the adventure. If you are going to travel to many of the spectacular sights on Skye then you will need to get used to single track roads. The problem with Asival is that it will spoil you for other holiday rentals that I feel will struggle to match the quality and spectacular view.
Mr Jowett
June 2016
Askival is an absolutely amazing house of high quality throughout and the views looked just like postcards.
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