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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:
June 27, 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 Isle of Skye & Lochalsh

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

Totscore Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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...

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Luxury Holiday Villa. Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views. Near Uig, Isle of Skye.
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a short stay and the property is absolutely fantastic with every amenity you could ever need. The property is really spacious with lots of large family areas and furnished to a very high standard. The family (and dogs) absolutely loved it. Also there is breath taking views across the Minch and the Outer Hebrides. Also a great location for exploring Trotternish and northern Skye. We will definately be back in the near future. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mark, family and 'four legged friends'! Greetings from the Isle of Skye and our sincere thanks for staying with us and for your lovely review of Princes Point Villa. We are thrilled that you loved the house and had a great time exploring this special part of Skye. Do come come back and stay with us again soon! My thanks & best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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5

Magical gem in the North of Skye

  • 5 of 5

Group of 7 & 3 dogs return visit to this property. Since our last visit, there has been a number of improvements that have complemented and increased the magical appeal of this property.

On entrance the property was spotless! The owners take great pride in maintaining very high standards, there was a lovely welcome package including a large bowl of fruit a bottle of wine and some Scottish tablet not to mention a well-stocked kitchen, including condiments, stock cubes tea, coffee and milk etc.

The kitchen is well equipped and you are able to cook as if you were at home with all the necessary equipment.

There is a utility room and a toilet by the entrance door.

The dining table easily fits big groups or families and there is ample crockery and knives and forks etc.

From there you enter a snug which is equipped with a TV, PlayStation and comfy sofas, perfect for children and teenagers to have some down time after a long days walking.

You then go up half a flight of stairs to the lounge where the owners had spoilt us further with a box of chocolates. Here there are three large sofas which look out on to the most spectacular view through patio doors ( which have balcony railings) allowing you to open the doors and have the feeling of outdoors indoors, although there is a tv in this room it is much better suited for a glass of wine and family time or some quiet reading whilst enjoying the tranquil sunsets.

There is a master bedroom off the lounge which enjoys the same views, again stunningly presented with tea and coffee making facilities and an ensuite with a powerful shower!

The other bedrooms are located on the ground floor consisting of two twins and a room with bunk beds, with ample room & storage. All rooms have a view of the bay. All very clean and immaculately presented.

There is a bathroom downstairs which serves all three rooms and there is plenty of hot water!

The house is well equipped with walking books and maps and tourist information to help you plan your holiday.

Andy (the owner), from your initial booking, maintains good communication and is followed up with a welcome phone call, he is also available at any reasonable time to help out where possible. There is a welcome book which is superbly written and contains lots of helpful information.

The outside is well fenced and there is a great BBQ area which we did use and thoroughly enjoyed!

The property is well located for many walks, restaurants and attractions!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sharon & Andy, Greetings from a bright and beautiful eve here on north Skye. Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of Princes Point Villa. We are really thrilled that you all enjoyed our holiday home and had a great time getting out and about exploring all that Skye has to offer. I hope you all have a wonderful sunny summer and get planning your next Skye holiday. 'Will ye no come back again'? My thanks & very best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler. SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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5

Outstanding holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a first class accommodation in a stunning location with great service.

We had the additional benefit of great weather but that should not matter as Andy has a full roster of reading materials on the many activities that Skye has to offer all year round.

We arrived and the house was immaculate, well lit and warm with a nice assortment of welcoming groceries ( and a well received bottle of red, after a 5 & 1/2 hour drive ).

The layout of the house is perfect for families and even though there was only 3 of us staying it was spacious without being too vast.

Andy keeps in touch and immediately helped us with a small issue, but never intrusive and a very good source of local knowledge.

You will love this villa and the island.

Our favourite part of the day was relaxing on the bench which sits at the back of the house and watch the sunset behind Harris .Perfect.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello David & family, Greetings from a still gloriously sunny Isle of Skye. You didn't see a cloud and we still haven't seen one since you left. It's better than the 'Med' up here at the moment! THANK YOU for your warm and generous review of Princes Point Villa. We are delighted you loved our 'home from home' on the fabulous Trotternish peninsula. I am going to repeat my thanks also for leaving the Villa (and BBQ) so clean and tidy... it looked as nobody had stayed! Like you, my joy at the end of a day, is watching the sun set over the hills of the Outer Isles... perhaps with a cool glass of Skye ale to hand. It's great to go out and explore all that Skye has to offer, but with views like this from the house and garden, it's also great to just stay put and enjoy something of Britain's best You've been delightful guests... 'will ye no come back again'. My thanks & best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS.
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5

A Family holiday on the Isle of Skye staying at Princes Point Villa, Uig at Easter 2017.

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday staying at The Princes Point Villa. We were all 'blown away' (not by the wind) but by the well equipped villa which was ideal for our requirements, in a superb location.

The owner Andy was very helpful at making sure we were satisfied and had everything we needed to hand, including a well stock store cupboard.

We were very impressed with the warm welcome we received by Andy and would like to express our thanks to you for your kind hospitality and generous support. Much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Simon, Sue, family and four-legged friends... Greetings from a white and wintry Isle of Skye... so dramatic! Many thanks for your kind review of Princes Point Villa. We are thrilled that you all enjoyed the house and it's lovely surroundings. I've been there today and, as always, never want to leave the timeless views, Well done with the Trotternish ridge excursion... I hope there was a celebratory dram afterwards. My thanks for staying with us and.... 'will ye no come back again'? Best regards to all, Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS LTD.
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5

Good experience and great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

One of the most peaceful, quite nights we have experienced in life. The facilities were great, everything arranged in a very professional way. Would love to go back again...

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Muhammad, Greetings from Skye and THANK YOU for your kind review of Princes Point Villa. I hope this finds you and friends safely returned home from your wee escape to Skye. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the house and beautiful surroundings. You are so right... it is magically quiet especially at this time of year.... winter here is my favourite! Can I thank you for leaving everything so clean & tidy.... do come and visit again. My thanks & best regards, Andy, Andrew Butler. SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS
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5

Exactly as described. Amazing property.

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, well equipped kitchen, TV in almost every room biut prefer to turn off and admire amazing views of Harris and Lewis through telescope in lounge. A wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Adam & family, Greetings from the Isle of Skye.... THANK YOU for your excellent review of Princes Point Villa and for your kind comments in the House Guest Book. I'm delighted you had a good holiday with us and enjoyed all that the house has to offer... including as you say the 'timeless' views across the Minch to the Outer Isles. My thanks also for leaving everything so clean & tidy on departure.... greatly appreciated. Winter well and get planning the next trip up to our magical Isle. My thanks & best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS
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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

Totscore Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017 - 10
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,197
 
 
2017 - 11
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,358
 
 
2017 - 12
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,617
 
 
2017 - 13
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,876
 
 
2017 - 14
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,746
 
 
2017 - 15
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,345
 
 
2017 - 16
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,216
 
 
2017 - 17
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,151
 
 
2017 - 18
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,358
 
 
2017 - 18
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,087
 
 
2017 - 19
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$213
$828
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
$298
 
 
New year 2017/18
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
6 night minimum stay
$317
$2,037
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$213
$1,229
$4,204
 

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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