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Luxury Holiday Villa. Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views. Near Uig, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Uig, Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Quiet Rural Location With Wonderful Coast And Mountain Walks. Uig Village Amenities Nearby

Not just another 'Holiday Home', but a real 'Home from Home'!

Welcoming you in warm Mediterranean colours inside and out, Princes Point Villa provides spacious family accommodation for up to 8 adults and two infants. Magnificently situated between the north Skye shoreline and the hills of the Trotternish Ridge, the Villa enjoys a quiet secluded location in a friendly, rural, crofting community. Every window offers stunning views of Skye scenery. The main first-floor lounge and all four bedrooms have sea views. Sunsets over the Outer Hebrides from the picture windows of the upstairs living room have to be seen to be believed. The Villa is generously proportioned and includes two lounges, so there is plenty of space for everyone to relax. The Villa is comprehensively equipped to a high standard throughout you'll want for nothing! All 'mod cons' have been provided including Sky satellite TV in three rooms, Freeview in others, free unlimited BT Broadband with wifi, PlayStations 2 & 3, good Hi Fi and many other amusements, including a football table. Wildlife abounds and the lounge viewing scope offers the chance to get 'close up' to whales, porpoises, basking sharks, otters, eagles and other Scottish wildlife... as well as neighbouring sheep and Highland cattle. Outside, the house has a safe and secure lawned garden enjoying both fabulous sea and mountain views. There is a fully equipped gas Barbecue with a shelter and an outside dining area perfect for dining 'al fresco' on Long Skye summer evenings... the sun doesn't set until almost midnight. Whatever your holiday interests and plans, there is so very much to see and do locally without the need to travel far.... it is magical part of the world.

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Owner
Andrew Butler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Andrew Butler

I'm Andy Butler, chief factotum for Skye Holiday Rentals and I look after five lovely self-catering properties here on the beautiful Isle of Skye. We are a small family business who have been involved in Tourism on the Isle of Skye for over 25 years. Our aim is always to please and ensure that you have a wonderful time with us here in this amazing part of the world. Quality and fun are always what we/I endeavour to achieve and we want you to go home delighted after your stay with us.... and come again! We have met so many lovely guests over the years, many of whom have become good friends and return to visit us year after year. We look forward to you joining our throng of Skye supporters!

Andrew Butler purchased this villa in 2013

Why Andrew Butler chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Princes Point Villa is in a superb location. Totescore is just a few minutes drive from the busy wee village of Uig with all it's amenities, and yet is a quiet and tranquil haven with magnificent sea views and no passing traffic... we fell in love with it!

Not only is the location stunning, but the Villa is unique and very different from many of the traditional Skye houses. For a start, it is split-level which immediately gives it another dimension and character. For me, the winning features are light and space. There are windows everywhere giving a 360 degree panorama of the wonderful sea and mountain scenery.

You don't feel as though you are in a house.... you feel like you are part of the great outdoors..... whilst living in luxury.

We love the Villa.... and you will too!

What makes this villa unique

Princes Point Villa is a great base for exploring not only the Isle of Skye, but also the Outer Isles. The Calmac ferry service runs regularly from Uig just two miles distant from the Villa. You can take a day trip.... or stay for a few nights!

But before you venture far, you'll have so much to explore locally on the Trotternish peninsular. There is something for everyone.... of all ages and of all abilities.

There's history evident everywhere.... Skye's famous Dinosaur footprints and fossils, Clan History and Castles, Viking Invasions & settlements, Crofting museums, deserted villages, and so much more.

We have some of the best walking and climbing in Britain right on the doorstep.... the Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Trotternish ridge walk and miles of stunning coastline.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We were the first guests to stay after your fabulous refurbishment.... you've though of everything! We loved everything about it and are going home to book for next year" Iain, Caroline, Evie and Kiera (the Husky) MacCormick.



"What a stunning week in a stunning house. We have loved being here. We have all enjoyed the marvellous views out of every room and made good use of the barbecue the garden and the telescope. I have to say it has been a real joy to stay here in a house that has everything. it was great to be met by a warm house; very welcome after a days drive. Truly fantastic week in a fantastic house." Steve Crane & family.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Isle of Skye Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Generous size family bathroom with shower over bath
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite bath/shower room for master bedroom
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Situated on ground floor with whb & wc.
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, toilet, whb and 'make-up' area on lower level. En-suite shower room with toilet and whb to Master bedroom. Separate toilet & whb on ground floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King-size double with en-suite bathroom & sea views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bedroom with two full-sized bunks and sea view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Large Twin. Sea views. Option of extra bed for child/teen.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin Bedroom. Sea views. Option of extra bed for child/teen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8+ (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upper level... Master Bedroom with King Size bed, sofa bed, and en-suite shower room, toilet & whb. Lower Level... Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with full-size Bunk Beds. All bedrooms have sea views. Cots (2) or 'Z' beds for children/teens & Linen provided as required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Princes Point Villa is the 'flagship' property of SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS - a local family business who have been caring for visitors to Skye for 25 years. The Villa is open and available every week of the year.... we never close! It is warm, cosy and comfortable throughout the year and makes a wonderful venue for Christmas or New Year holiday 'get together'. Short breaks are available over the winter months. The Villa has so many windows that you genuinely feel 'outdoors' when indoors... which is perfect on cold winter days! Princes Point is a truly unique and special holiday home whether providing a romantic escape for couples or as a family holiday base. It is wonderfully comfortable and relaxing. We offer discounts for stays of two weeks and more... please contact us for details. Outside: The large garden with it's panoramic sea and mountain view is mostly laid to lawn. It is quiet, well fenced, safe and secure There is a fully-equipped gas-fired barbecue with shelter and an adjoining outside dining area. Other benches around the garden offer places to sit and soak-in the stunning scenery. There ample 'off-lane' parking for up to 5 cars. Utility Room: Washing m/c, tumble drier, sink & drainer, iron & ironing board, clothes & footwear drying. Outside washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included and there are plenty! The property is serviced weekly and linen/towels changed throughout. Other: Being on three levels, the Villa feels very open and spacious. It allows guests their 'own space' to properly relax. The dining room and breakfast bar are adjacent to the kitchen and Day Room creating a 'social hub' for meal times...

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Luxury Holiday Villa. Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views. Near Uig, Isle of Skye.
average rating of 4.977778 based on 46 reviews
5

Wonderful house and outstanding hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Princes Point villa. The house wanted for nothing and the warm welcome we got from Andy was lovely & made for a completely relaxed stay. It being October the weather was very changeable but there was plenty of space for 8 of us and dog to spread out and plenty of entertainment options too. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and a real treat when we arrived. Thank-you Andy for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jo and family, Greetings from Skye and THANK YOU so very much for your kind review of 'Princes Point Villa'. I'm delighted you enjoyed the house and made the most of the 'home from home' facilities it offers... so nice when the 'West Coast weather' is providing the usual variety of conditions outside. It was genuinely lovely having you as our guests and 'will ye no come back again'? Best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD..
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5

Wonderful house for family friends children and do

  • 5 of 5

Colourful warm welcoming beautifully decorated clean and comfortable. Fantastic views. Quiet. Amazing attention to detail. A lovely feeling of being looked after and cared for.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mardi, Greetings from a fine autumnal morn here on Skye. THANK YOU so very much fro your kind review of PRINCES POINT VILLA.... I am so pleased that you, mum and doggies enjoyed your two week stay. It was lovely meeting you both and discovering shared feelings and I was thrilled that the Villa provided mum with such a positive and relaxing environment. Be happy and well and please pass on my best regards to Linda. Hope to see you again soon. Andy. Andrew Butler. SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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5

Beautiful house and location.Wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very warm welcome at the Princess Point Villa.

There was fresh fruit, chocolates, milk and even bread, all you had to bring was yourself.

Everything is thought about, you won`t miss a thing.

The house is beautifully furnished and has a great view out of the living room upstairs.

It is very spacious and comfortable. We had cows and sheep all around us which made this

one very exceptional vacation for us. There are maps and plenty of other literature about the

Isle of Skye in the house, very helpful.

Andy was a wonderful host and gave us some great tips for our vacation on the isle of Skye.

We sure miss this place already, but looking forward to coming back some time in the future.

We can really recommend a stay in this wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hellooooo Sabine & Manfred... Greetings from a fine yet breezy day here on fabulous northern Skye. Great to hear form you good folk and THANK YOU so very much for your great review of Princes Point Villa. We love the house and it's so gratifying when our guests love it too. On the downside, what a shame you only discovered 'Black Pudding' at the end of your holiday. The famous Scottish breakfast treat might become the subject of much debate during the 'Brexit' negotiations. If you get desperate, I will post you some. Your near neighbours (the sheep & cattle on the croft) miss you & send their love to you in Germany.... as do we! Thank you for staying with us and being such lovely happy guests... 'Haste ye back!' My thanks & best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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5

Wunderbare Ferien in einer tollen Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten mit 9 Personen (3 Kinder, 6 Erwachsene) eine tolle Woche auf Skye in der Princess Point Villa.

Der Service von Andy ist aussergewöhnlich. Es erwarteten uns zum Empfang feine Köstlichkeiten aus der Region und ein einladend beleuchtetes Haus. Andy war stets offen für unsere Fragen und kümmerte sich telefonisch dass wir uns im Haus zurechtfinden. Das Haus war sauber geputzt, gepflegt und ist sehr gut eingerichtet. Es mangelte an nichts. Eine lange Liste der Möglichkeiten an Aktivivitäten, Restaurants und "To Do's" liegt griffbereit und die vorhandenen Karten und Reiseführer sind gute Hilfsmittel um den Urlaub vor Ort zu planen.

Herzlich Dank, Andy dass wir eine woche in diesem grosszügigen und tollen Haus verbringen durften. Wenn wir weider nach Schottland fahren dann wissen wir sicher wohin wir wieder reisen werden.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Martin and all, Greetings from a fine autumn evening on Skye and THANK YOU for your fabulous review of Princes Point Villa. It's such a great 'party' house and perfect for you and your lovely family. It's good to know you made the most of your time and got out and about exploring... as you say, there is so much to see and do locally. Last night I was chatting to 'Captain Thomas' of the good ship 'Radiant Queen' and he told what a bunch of hardy adventurers you were on the high seas out from Uig Bay. Isn't it just wonderful coastal scenery. We're having a wee 'Indian Summer' here and it's been fabulous... I hope you have some of the same in Switzerland. Best wishes to you and all the family and... 'will ye no come back again'? Very best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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5

Awe-inspiring location, delightful house

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful three weeks at Princes Point, venturing out every day to experience spectacular walks and sights on the beautiful Trotternish Peninsula and beyond it in other parts of Skye. Every evening, it was a pleasure to return to the villa and all its comforts, from its fabulous kitchen and atmospheric electric fireplaces to its cozy living spaces and bedrooms. The house is thoughtfully laid out, beautifully decorated, and equipped with everything that even a large family like ours could hope for. Andy was more than accommodating, going out of his way to prepare for our stay and make it perfect. The generous welcome gifts were just one example of his thoughtfulness.

The Trotternish offers a wealth of spectacular hikes and sights, many more than we could experience in three weeks. Particular favorites very close to Totscore were: hiking in the Quirang and the Fairy Glen, Castle Dun Tulm and the walk to Rubha Hunish, the Iron Age Souterrain, the Skye Museum of Island Life (excellent small gift shop), and the walk beginning behind Columba 1400 (great café for lunch or dinner) in Staffin over and down to the Dinosaur Beach. There are too many other wonderful hikes and experiences (including boat trips from Uig harbor to see the island and its sea life from the water) to list here. Whether we ventured beyond the Trotternish or stayed closer to "home," every day was as full and satisfying as any of us could have wished. We and our children and grandchildren all rate this vacation as the most outstanding we have ever shared.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom, Ann and all the wonderful Clan Dalton, Greetings from a cosy fireside on the the very northern tip of the Isle of Skye. THANK YOU for your kind and generous review of 'Princes Point Villa'. We are thrilled you loved the house and had a happy family holiday together here on beautiful Skye. As I pen this, I am mid way through watching a BBC documentary on Skye made by Richard Dimbleby in 1954... the year I was born. It starts by telling the story famed in the 'Skye Boat Song' of Bonny Prince Charlies' daring escape from the English. helped by Highland Heroine Flora MacDonald, they crossed the waters of the Minch by small boat and landed on the shore at Kilbride just below the Villa. This place has been called 'Princes Point' ever since. The shoreline and hills around the Villa remain as unspoiled today as they were in 1954... and indeed since 1746. And so, having crossed a somewhat larger 'Pond' than 'Charlie' to alight at Princes Point, we are thrilled that you found 'Princes Point' a welcoming haven for your Highland hostelry. I don't know what 'Charlie' would have made of Sky TV's, Playstations and the venerable host of technology that is provided at 'PPV', but I think he'd have rested well and enjoyed the timeless sea views and sunsets. Thank you again for coming lovely folk of Worcester County, Massachusetts and.... "Will ye no come back again"? We look forward to it.... Very best regards to all, Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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5

Great comfortable family house.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely holiday on Skye. Princes Point Villa was the perfect holiday house with all the amenities you could ask for. The view from the upstairs lounge looks right across to Harris and the sunsets were stunning. The owners made us feel very welcome and we would definitely stay there again if we go back to Skye.

Thankyou very much

Heather Boyle and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Heather (and all), MANY THANKS for you kind review of Princes Point Villa. I'm delighted that you all enjoyed the Villa and had a great time exploring Skye. Yes, it's always good to see some fabulous sunsets across the waters of the Minch to the hills of the Outer Isles. Makes a perfect end to the day at any time of year. French windows open, balmy sea breezes and perhaps a glass of Talisker in hand as a 'Skye sun-downer'. Sounds good to me! You've been lovely guests... 'will ye no come back again'? My thanks & best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Uig
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Uig
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Skeabost
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Mallaig
Nearest Motorway
200 Miles
M8
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Uig
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Staffin
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The nearest sandy beach is at Camus Mor which is a 10 minute drive from Princes Point Villa. A slightly further drive (20 minutes) takes you to the magnificent broad sweep of Staffin Bay and sands. Both are lovely and they also have public slipways for boat launching.

Travel:

Princes Point Villa can be reached the Citylink bus services from both Inverness and Glasgow terminate at Uig.... to connect with the Calmac Outer Isles ferry. Once here, there is an excellent local bus service running daily (except Sundays) which will get you around Skye.

Princes Point Villa is about 250 miles (400km) from both Glasgow or Edinburgh and the car journey will sensibly take between 5 and 6 hours. Inverness is 120 miles (190km) distant and the drive takes about three hours.

Distances:

Uig Village & Ferry Port (shops, petrol, pubs & restaurants) - 2 miles.

Portree (the capital town of Skye) - 15 miles

Further Details:

Princes Point Villa is situated on the north-eastern peninsula of Skye - called Trotternish. We believe it to be the most beautiful part of the whole island..... it has everything!

The coastline is simply stunning from the broad sweep of sands at Staffin Bay to the dizzy heights of the famous cliffs at Kilt Rock. There is something to discover along almost every inch of the coastline and nearly all of it can be walked. The Rubha Hunish headland at Duntulm on the very northern tip of Skye is among the most beautiful and dramatic places in the whole of the british Isles. It's also a great place for whale watching!

The 'back-bone' of the peninsula is the Trotternish Ridge which runs from Portree to Duntulm in the north and can be walked for all of it's 20 miles. It is acclaimed as one of the best and most dramatic long walks in Britain. Along the Ridge is the famous rock pinnacle called the 'Old Man of Storr and then above Flodigarry, are the renowned pinnacles of the Quiraing Mountain.... featured in many movies including 'Highlander'.

So, the walking is just wonderful and almost unlimited..... dare we say......better than the Cuillins!

There is so much to do in Trotternish and so many ways to enjoy your Skye holiday. There are fascinating museums, famous Dinosaur finds and footprints, crofting community recreations, ruined castles, deserted mines and villages.... the list is endless and will keep you more than busy.

The two main villages are the ferry port of Uig and the crofting village of Staffin. Both are thriving little communities with pubs, restaurants, wee tea rooms and a warm Highland welcome! The award-winning ales of the Uig brewery are never far away.

You can hide away on deserted beaches, watch otters, eagles and dolphins.... take kayak or archery lessons at the Whitewave Outdoor Centre....or just relax in the wonderful peace and quiet that is this timeless and special part of our world.

If you are keen cyclists.... bring your bikes!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We request a £200 deposit when booking and the balance is due six weeks before arrival. Please visit Skye Holiday Rentals website for full terms & conditions including cancellation policy. Visa debit/ credit, Mastercard, Paypal, Bank transfer and cheques accepted.
You can book and pay on-line from the Skye Holiday Rentals website or direct with Owners Direct/ Home Away.
'Altavaig' cottage at Flodigarry is another superb North Skye holiday home owned and operated by Skye Holiday Rentals - see property ref: SC2395

Changeover Day:
For week (7 night) stays, changeover day is usually Saturday. Other days are available for Short Breaks and Christmas/ New Year holidays.

Notes on prices:
Discounts are available for stays of over one week... please contact us for details. All prices include linen/towels, electricity/fuel and VAT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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