‘The Smiddy’, originally
used as a blacksmith’s workshop, is situated in our
garden, but you will have all the privacy you wish for
on your holiday. All windows look out towards the sea,
away from the main house and the township road,
positioned to take in the morning light over Loch Bay,
and the stunning views across Loch Dunvegan towards the
Coral Beaches and Dunvegan Head. The local Islands of
Isay, Mingay and Clett are close at hand and, beyond
them, open views across The Minch to the Outer
Hebrides ~ a view enhanced by the beautiful sunsets
that the west coast of Skye is noted for.
‘The Smiddy’ has its own
access drive, so you can drive right up to your entrance
door to unload your luggage via a ramp or steps.
A spacious tiled porch
offers a sheltered entrance, room for muddy boots and
hooks for wet clothes. Other features here include a
Belfast sink, Bosch washing machine and tumble-dryer.
All provided for your convenience. You enter the main
open-plan living accommodation through a second door.
The open-plan design of
‘The Smiddy’ incorporates a comfortable and spacious
lounge, dining area and well-appointed kitchen, plus a
separate luxurious bathroom.
The bright and spacious
lounge features large patio doors to take in the views
across Loch Dunvegan while relaxing comfortably on the
sofa. Or step outside onto the patio to take in the full
panorama of this beautiful part of Waternish and Skye.
In addition to the central
heating system, extra warmth and atmosphere is provided
by a modern log fire effect Dovre gas stove.
Carmen has a very keen
interest in Scottish history, literature and music and
has provided a selection of Books, DVDs and Music for
your entertainment, together with information about
Skye, the Highlands and Scotland in general.
Walking Guides, Maps and
leaflets are also provided to help you plan your
From the lounge, proceed
through the oak table dining area to access the large
kitchen, featuring solid oak worktops, gas stove and
oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, large fridge and
freezer units, plus ample cupboard space, including
plenty of space for your own provisions. The kitchen is
fully equipped with a full range of beautiful quality
crockery and a large variety of colourful tools and
utensils to provide you with everything you might need
to treat yourself on your holiday.
A beautiful solid oak
stable-style door leads off the kitchen to the spacious
fully tiled main bathroom, featuring a large walk-in
shower unit with diverter / drench and hand-held shower
head, plus a separate bath and heated towel rail.
Upstairs onto the
Stairs take you up from
the lounge area onto the mezzanine floor provisioned
with a double bed and walk-in wardrobe plus an
east-facing window to take in the sunrise over Loch Bay.
A half-height wall provides privacy from the lounge area
while still retaining the open plan design.
We provide bedding for a
double bed with a choice of winter or summer-weight
duvets. Two single duvets can be provided on request.
A solid oak stable-style
door leads to a small en-suite second bathroom for your
General Features which
‘The Smiddy’ has to offer
Built by local joiners,
‘The Smiddy’ features engineered oak flooring, solid oak
worktops and solid oak stable-style doors throughout the
open-plan area. The black cast iron door latches,
sheep-head design coat hooks etc. reflect the building’s
past as a blacksmith’s workshop and the crofting
community you are based in.
A lot of love and thought
have gone into creating a comfortable and beautiful
‘home from home’ for you to enjoy. Solid oak and neutral
backgrounds provide a high-end quality calm backdrop for
the splashes of bright and cheerful fabric colours.
Carmen has chosen soft
furnishings and accessories in her favourite sky-blue
colour to reflect the sky and the sea, thus bringing the
blue sky into the cottage whether it is visible outside
or not ~ thereby adding bright and cheerful colours
throughout the cottage to cheer you up if the weather
should fail to do so.
We hope you will enjoy your
stay at The Smiddy.