Sleeps 6 | Three bedrooms | Stunning views | Rural location | Environmentally friendly | Underfloor heating | WiFi internet access | Close to The Three Chimneys restaurant
The Orchids is in a beautiful rural spot close to the seashore on the edge of Loch Dunvegan, in the north west of the Isle of Skye. Designed to blend sympathetically with traditional local crofting cottages, The Orchids offers spacious modern accommodation underpinned by the highest environmental standards. Ground-source heat technology powers the underfloor heating on the ground floor and the radiators on the first floor. Coupled with solar panels, this gives you all the comfort you would want with minimal impact on the environment.
The open plan kitchen and dining area has been designed to take full advantage of the magnificent views. The large dining table seats six people, and there are two leather reclining chairs with footstools for relaxing and enjoying the views across the Loch to Dunvegan Castle, and to the Cuillin mountains in the south. The fully equipped kitchen features an induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge-freezer. A separate utility room houses a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The lounge is furnished with two leather sofas and an armchair from which you can enjoy the outstanding views. The sea views are beautiful from dawn till dusk all year round. You will probably never tire of the view, but just in case, there is an HDTV with Freesat and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs. There is also free WiFi, a CD music centre and radio, and a selection of books, puzzles and games, walking guides, maps and local information.
Wake to stunning views of Loch Dunvegan from the beautifully appointed dual aspect master bedroom which has a super king-size bed and its own en suite shower room. The second upstairs bedroom, a twin room, also enjoys the same spectacular views, and has its own en suite bathroom. The ground floor bedroom has a king-size bed and views to the rear of the house. There is an adjacent shower room with large walk-in shower.
Soak yourself in the spacious walk-in drench shower in the downstairs bathroom. Underfloor heating will keep bare feet happy. Slip into the bath in the upstairs en suite, and enjoy a long soak after a hard day’s walking or sightseeing. All of the bathrooms have heated towel rails and the water throughout the house is heated by means of an environmentally friendly ground source heat pump.
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Enjoy an ever changing panorama from The Orchids. Windows in all directions flood the house with light and allow glimpses of the most spectacular views. Turn off the lights at night and you will see a tapestry of stars in one of the world’s best areas for star gazing. On a clear night, you may even be lucky enough to catch sight of the Aurora Borealis from here too. The shoreline of Loch Dunvegan is just a short walk away which is ideal for exploring for sea life or perhaps a spot of photography.