Perfect Scottish Island escape - luxury holiday cottage on Isle of Skye

A fully renovated pet friendly luxury self-catering holiday rental only five minutes' from the ferry terminal at Armadale (a 45-minute short crossing to Mallaig). There are many walking routes and paths for all abilities on this Island.

Holiday cottage Isle of Skye

Ar Tearmann, Calligarry, Ardvasar, Sleat, Isle of Skye

Ar Tearmann is a fully renovated cottage, situated in Sleat, the "Garden of Skye", only five minutes' from the ferry terminal at Armadale (a 45-minute short crossing to Mallaig). The property is south-east facing, with far reaching views over the bay towards Mallaig, Loch Nevis, Loch Hourn, and the Knoydart hills.

From waterfalls cascading into bright blue and green pools, to craggy mountain ridges, the topography of Skye is astounding. Towering cliffs give way to bays with pretty fishing villages. The island is 50 miles in length, and the majestic scenery is home to an array of wildlife - around the shoreline, watch out for otters, seals, and the white tailed sea eagle, then cast your eye seaward for a glimpse of passing whales and dolphins.

An island of contrasts, it is ideal for walkers, with many routes and paths for all abilities. With no less than 12 Munros in The Cullin Range and, together with the Trotternish Ridge, there are certainly challenges for even the most experienced of climbers. Venturing seaward, the islands take on a new and equally intriguing perspective from the water in a charter yacht or sea kayak.

Today, the island and its dramatic scenery inspires many creatives including musicians, artists, designers, photographers, jewellers, potters and more. Many unique pieces are available from the studios and galleries across the island, and for those wishing to explore their own creative talent, short courses are available at the nearby Sabal Mor Ostaig.

Skye is also building a well-deserved reputation for food and drink with a number of high quality restaurants close to the cottage.

West coast view from Skye cottage
  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms -2
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Wood burning stove
  • Utility area with dog shower
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Electric fan oven, microwave,
    hob and retractable extractor hood
  • Dishwasher
  • 49" smart TV with Freesat channels
  • DVD player
  • Hifi/iPod dock
  • Small library of books, DVDs, games
  • Maps and guides for walks
  • Landscaped garden grounds
  • Shed available for guests
    to store bikes, canoes, etc.
  • Very comfortable garden
    furniture and gas barbecue
  • Up to two dogs welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Portree 42 miles
  • Fort William via Skye Bridge 96 miles
  • Fort William via ferry from Armadale 49 miles
  • Armadale Ferry to Mallaig 1 mile
  • Inverness Airport 108 miles
  • Armadale filling station,
    Post Office and Armadale Stores 1 mile
  • Ardvasar Hotel 0.2 miles
  • Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum 1 mile
  • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens 57 miles
  • Whisky Distillieries - Torabhaig 5 miles,
    Talisker 41 miles, Isle of Skye 42 miles
  • Golf - Isle of Skye Golf Course 29 miles
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luxury holiday cottage interior
woodburning stove - cosy dining dining overlooking sea


Ar Tearmann faces south-east, and the main rooms have been designed to make the most of the beautiful views down over the Sound of Sleat towards Mallaig, Loch Nevis, Loch Hourn, and the Knoydart hills. The perfect location deserves perfect facilities, so we have considered the detail to make sure that your stay is extra special. The cottage has a large sunny garden, paved terrace and furnished patio areas with a gas barbecue for you to enjoy. Indoors, the walls are hung with local art and the welcome pack is filled with island produce. The furnishings include local sheepskin rugs and pottery.

The cottage has underfloor heating throughout and sleeps four, in two double bedrooms. A wood-burning stove adds extra cosiness over the winter months. Bedroom one has a superking zip and link divan bed, while bedroom two has a kingsize bed, all with Egyptian cotton sheets, electric blankets, and Skyeskyns' sheepskin rugs on the floor. Both bedrooms have patio doors onto the terrace so that the view of the bay is always with you.

Bedroom one has an en-suite with monsoon shower. A second bathroom is similarly furnished, with a walk-in monsoon shower and bath. For added comfort and convenience, we’ve supplied bathrobes, hairdryers, and complimentary toiletries.

The open-plan kitchen includes a range of Neff and Bosch appliances and is well-equipped with crockery, cutlery and utensils. If you really can’t escape connectivity, there is excellent wifi, mobile reception, and USB charging points. There is also a 49” Smart TV, DVD and CD players with radio and Bluetooth.

Dogs are very welcome in the cottage. They even have their own shower, shampoo and towel in the utility area and we provide food and drink bowls and treats!


The Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, is connected by bridge to Scotland’s north-west coast. It’s also accessible by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (a five-minute drive from the property). Mallaig itself can be reached by road or train. Another ferry operates from Glenelg to Kylerhea on Skye.

What's included:

Electricity, heating, towels and bed linen.

The cottage contains staples such as salt, pepper, spices, olive oil, tea, coffee and all cleaning/laundry materials.

A welcome pack is also included on your arrival – milk, bread, butter, jam, fruit juice, eggs - in addition to a bottle of wine and a selection of local Skye produce.

Cost and availability:

This Isle of Skye holiday cottage is rented out year round. Changeover day is Friday, 4pm check-in and 10am check-out.

To book this stunning self-catering cottage on the Isle of Skye, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.

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Ar Tearmann, Calligarry, Ardvasar, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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Staying on The Isle of Skye for a highland vacation

Skye in general is a fantastic place to visit; it has great diversity of stunning scenery, activities to suit everyone and history around every corner. These features combined with the renowned humour and friendliness of Skye's people makes for an unforgettable holiday and memories that will last until the island draws you back again. Portree, Skye's capital, is an hour car drive and has a range of shops, a swimming pool, cinema, gym, restaurants, cafes, harbour, boat trips, and horse riding stables. This idyllic island holiday cottage is perfect for a walking holiday. The views are incredible and there is plenty of wildlife to spot on the island and in the sea.