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Kyn | Luxury Self-Catering Home | Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands

Far, far away in a land of magnificent mountains wrapped in swirling clouds, hides a luxury retreat like no other on the mystical Isle of Skye. Settled on the island’s south easterly shore overlooking the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Kylerhea Straits, Kyn offers true peace in an otherwise busy world. Enormous skies, dramatic vistas and fresh Scottish air rolling across the Highlands and over the sea make this one self-catering home where all matters of life fall perfectly into place.                              

Luxury self-catering cottage on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Introduction

Built to blend with the surrounding climatic landscape, Kyn mimics the farmhouses which dot the hills and crofts of this Hebridean island. Inside, however, tradition has been thrown to the wayside in favour of radiance; bright whites, exposed wood and soft animal hides create a natural and modern feel, while huge windows allow views of other-worldly mountains to penetrate the soul. For those who wish to stray far from the beaten path and into the arms of wild abandon, this luxury abode is a pure and refreshing tonic in the hinterlands of Skye.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There is no finer way to start the morning than propped up on squishy pillows, steaming mug of coffee in hand, as the mist drifts across the sea and snow-capped mountains rise beyond the heavens through the windows. With two bedrooms (one king-size and one double) in the eaves of Kyn offering such luxuries, you’d be forgiven for whiling away your days on Skye beneath the comfort of duvets. Of course, Skye must be explored and after muddy hikes and bracing wild swims, a whirlpool bath in the downstairs bathroom and blissful rainfall shower on the first floor offer rejuvenating warmth.

Outside

Gently swing life away on Kyn's sheltered porch, where comforting hot chocolates and crisp white wine are best enjoyed while slowly rocking on the hanging chair. Ahead, Munros peak their heads through layers of fog, sea eagles circle the Straits and fire-coloured peat blazes in the low autumn light. Come night, sink into the hot tub with a cool bottle of fizz and watch those distant frozen summits ombre from sunset pink to the ethereal glow of the moon.

For Relaxation

Rugged, windswept and straight from the pages of fairytales of old, around every corner on the Isle of Skye is a scene so spectacular it’s difficult to believe real. Take a dip in the crystal-clear Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillins, taste whisky in the Talisker Distillery or wander the high cliffs and secret plateaus of The Quairing on calm afternoons. On untamed days which whip the sea foam across the land, take shelter in tea rooms and inns with tempting sofas next to crackling fires before returning home for a hearty home-cooked dinner and lashings of the local tipple.

Practicalities

There is private parking for two cars on the driveway in front of the house. The modern kitchen includes an electric cooker and hob, larder fridge with ice box and dishwasher. A washing machine and dryer are available in the utility room. The garden is not enclosed and, due to free-range sheep wandering the island, please keep dogs under control at all times.

THE DETAILS

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,650 per week, £1,250 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: One king-size bedroom and one double bedroom
  • BathroomsOne first floor shower room with rainfall shower and handheld attachment, plus one ground floor family bathroom with whirlpool bath and handheld shower attachment
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQDue to the risk of fire, no BBQ is provided
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSky television, DVD player, Sonos play one with Alexa, radio, record player and Nespresso machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internet is availableMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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AROUND THE PROPERTY

Style: Designed entirely with those magnificent views in mind, Kyn nestles perfectly into the Skye landscape somewhere between the mountains and sea, where eagles soar and otters dance in the shallows.

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Our Take

Property Owner Michelle says

I love to sit on the veranda in the evening, wrapped in a cosy blanket on the porch swing listening to the babbling of the stream that runs down from the mountain, past the house and out into the Kylerhea sea Strait. It´s the perfect spot to read or stargaze as there is barely a sound to disturb.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Kylerhea, Scotland to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Vast and Varied Vistas The island's awe-inspiring scenery is without doubt its main attraction. From the stark and mist-enshrouded mountains to sparkling sea lochs, shell-scattered beaches and velvet moorland bursting with wildlife; it's easy to appreciate why the Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s top three tourist destinations. While the madding crowds tend to flock to Portree and Dunvegan, venture to the farther-flung corners of this fair isle and find beauty in somewhere undiscovered. If guests would like a guide, Kyn's neighbours, Skye Jeep Tours, can take guests to secret treasures which only the locals know!

The Cuillins The Cuillin Hills are the British Isles’ most formidable mountain range, a Mecca for experienced mountaineers and rock climbers who dare to hike its jagged peaks and rocky terrain. While is it no place for the novice, there are several local outfits who offer expert instruction for the less experienced who still want to try their hand at the higher routes. 

Rainy Days This beautiful island enjoys an often wild climate which makes the landscape all the more dramatic. On wet days when you don’t fancy facing the elements, why not take a trip to the Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir? This preserved township of ancient thatched cottages will transport you to times past, giving a unique insight into what life used to be like on the island. There are also several notable castles, crofting museums and indoor attractions to keep the culture vultures in the group appeased.

Kylerhea Otter Hide Down a short, interesting trail along the Kylerhea coast is one of the best places in the whole of the United Kingdom for spotting otters and marine mammals. Spend a quiet hour or two with a flask of steaming tea watching dolphins, and maybe even sharks, glide through the waves between Skye and the mainland.

FOOD AND DRINK

Home-Cooked

Armed with the most delicious haggis from Lochnalsch Butcher on Station Road and a bottle of craft whisky from Gaelic whiskies, spend cosy winter nights together around the dining table indulging in some fine Scottish fare, fire crackling, as the storms rage outside.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal you and your loved-ones in the comfort of your home-from-home (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

Home to one of Scotland's most-loved cooks, Lady Claire MacDonald, Kinloch Lodge is an internationally recognised restaurant just 14 miles from Kyn. Featuring in the Good Food Guide and with a seven-course tasting menu worthy of visiting Skye for alone, be sure to book ahead for any special occasions (or just because!). For a more casual affair, the Glenelg Inn is a traditional Highland inn offering gorgeous pub grub just over the Skye Ferry, which is a five minute drive from the cottage. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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