Holiday Home in Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland - Peaceful Location 20 Minutes Walk from Portree Centre, Ideal Touring Base or Retreat.
About Margaret Burr
I was born and brought up on the Isle of Skye. Our family have spent many holidays on Skye and now as adults still love to visit.
Margaret Burr purchased this House in 2008
Why Margaret Burr chose Portree
Achachork has always been a favourite part of Skye for us with its panoramic views and being within walking distance of Portree, the main village on Skye. When this site came up we decided to go ahead and build a house taking into account the wonderful views across Portree to the Cuillin Hills beyond. We are very lucky to have a lovely house built to our own specification with everything we need in a holiday home and wonderful views to enjoy from every window.
What makes this House unique
The views from the house towards the Cuillin Hills are spectacular and the house is warm, comfortable and has all the mod cons required for a relaxing stay. As a base the location is perfect for day trips throughout the island being so near Portree. There is nothing better than to sit on an evening with 'refreshments' and watch the setting sun turn it's magic on the landscape, no matter which season there is always something different to view.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great holiday home for groups!
It was a great house to stay in with superb location as it was a short drive to Portree and close to major attractions such as Old Man of Storr. Lots of cooking utensils were also available so we were able to cook meals and the entertainment provided such as a beautiful chess board and Netflix really allowed us to spend quality time together while resting from a day of hikes. The house is also well heated and gives us a great view of the surrounding scenery! Would definitely recommend this to other travellers of at least 4 people! One thing that could be improved would be better coordinates given for the house as it was slightly difficult to locate it in the dark when we first arrived.
Totally relaxing with all amenities!
Being just out of town is a perfect setting for a group stay. Spacious and clean, this house easily accommodates 6 adults, with ample seating and a fully stocked kitchen. Beautiful sunsets from both sitting areas! Good beds, linens and towels. Great place to relax after a busy day sightseeing on the Isle of Skye. Highly recommend.
Fabulous house, has everything you need
I was over on Skye for work, it was a perfect location and has all the facilities I required, unfortunately I was on my own, my wife was going to come along and have a short break when I was working, this is a property I would like to return too with the family for a break, it would be perfect
Great Stay in Skye
The only word I have to describe this property is TERRIFIC!! For hikers and sight seers this is the perfect haven for a wonderful experience on Skye! First, it is ideally located just slightly north and west of Portree on the A87 which provides easy access to the west and back through Portree to the A863 which covers the south part of the island. We hiked every day of our week on Skye and found that the hikes were always a short distance from our VRBO. Secondly and equally important was this beautiful accommodation. This is a modern, nicely appointed home with all of the amenities that make it a very comfortable stay. With the exception of a few evening meals in Portree, we ate in most every meal. The kitchen was nicely laid out for meal preparation and we had all of the kitchen utensils, plates, bowls, and silverware, that one would want. There was even a knife sharpener for those chefs that know their way around good cutlery. The bed rooms were nicely furnished with very comfortable soft sheets and very nice comforter. After a hard day of hiking we loved the great showers and the very comfortable bathroom with an outstanding heated towel rack. There were even laundry facilities on the property which allowed us to wash our clothes after a day hiking in the bogs. The mud room in the entry was terrific and was a great place to dry boots and rain gear after a day on Skye. There were four of us and the living and dining rooms were a wonderful place to eat and gather to compare adventures and hiking stories. To summarize, this is a wonderful VRBO that offered all that we needed and more during our stay in Skye and we would come back in a heartbeat.
Thank so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review. I am so delighted that your party enjoyed your stay in Skye and especially Arus. Our house was built and furnished as a family holiday home and for the comfort of our guests taking into account the beautiful views.
Wonderful property , wonderful views , wonderful holiday
This is us second time we have been to Arus , (the first time we have returned to a holiday home ) Skye is such a magical place . The house is fabulous, comfortable and wonderfully laid out . Everything was spotless . It is about 2.5 miles away from Portree , with an array of shops , so everything was really handy ! I would recommend the north of the island , the quarang - the columbo 1400 cafe in Staffin - the faerie pools - glen brittle beach , Talisker beach for the most amazing sunsets - loch courisk bear Elgol - everywhere really !
The first holiday we had , the weather was amazing , which obviously helps - the second time , we had a very mixed bag ! Together with the fact that I was incapacitated with an ankle injury , I wondered whether the house would feel the same - Arus is so well laid out , and spacious , that being indoors wasn’t a chore , and watching the weather change the views , was just as wonderful - as watching the sun in the mountains - a beautiful place , a lovely house , and surrounded by your family - what else do you need !
I would return to the house time and time again , and can’t recommend this house highly enough .
Thank you for letting us share your little piece of heaven !
Thank you for taking the time to post a great review of Skye and our house. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday despite the ankle injury. Arus is the best place to spend time in with the lovely views and open light space.
Comfortable, clean well equipped home with lovely views. Great location and yard. Easy correspondence and prompt replies from owner. Highly recommend if you are looking to spend time on Skye.
The house is approximately one mile (20 minutes walk) from Portree harbour and bay. Further afield there are plenty of small beaches (both sandy and shingle) to be found on the Island.
Use of car recommended and essential for touring the island. Nearest airport is Inverness (2-2½ hours by car). Regular flights south and car hire available. Also Glasgow Airport is an alternative. Nearest train station is Kyle of Lochalsh which is approximately 45 minutes by car.
Nearest town is Portree, the main town on Skye which is 20 minutes walking distance from house, or approx 3-4 minutes by car to centre. Nearest facilities, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cash point and nightlife in Portree.
Kyleakin and the Skye Bridge are approx 45 mins by car.
Uig ferry to the Outer Isles approx 30 mins by car.
Sligachan and access to the Cuillin Hills approx 20 mins by car.
Dunvegan Castle is approx 30 mins by car.
Armadale ferry is approx 1 hr 15 mins.