|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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!
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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"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.
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...
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!
Beautifully equipped holiday home - with every convenience well catered for. We wanted for nothing. Views / location are amazing. Real tonic for the soul. We had a great time with super weather that enabled us to fit in huge range of visits - the list was endless. I would highly recommend a stay at Princess Point Villa. It holds many happy memories of our holiday. Many thanks Andy.
The property is very special, with everything you could wish for in your holiday home.
All the little extra touches, like a full fruit bowl, chocolates, wine and every day essentials made it perfect.
We had a wonderful stay but unfortunately the weather was not so good. However, we were so comfortable even the wind and rain could not spoil it.
We would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to stay on Skye.
This was a fantastic holiday. Andy was great and all aspects of the booking and payment were efficient. The kitchen was the best stocked of any holiday house we've stayed in. As well as every conceivable implement and plenty of cutlery, there was a cupboard full of tea, coffee and condiments (including herbal and decaf teas and coffees), oil, breads, chocs and a full fruit bowl.
The house is in a small hamlet surrounded by farmed land and walks can be done from the house (all OS maps and walking books are in the living room), but a car is really necessary for getting about as the local buses are not very frequent. It's a great base for exploring the north of the island and we easily filled the week there. It goes without saying that the scenery is stunning!
Thank you Andy
Lovely spacious house, well equipped with everything you could wish for & more. Beautiful location with stunning sea views & easy access to trotternish peninsula which is great for exploring. House was clean & tidy with great welcome package. Great all round service from Andy from booking, through details on things to do & contact during stay to ensure everything ok. Plenty of information in villa including maps & guide books. Thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing visit to Skye.
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.
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.
Uig Village & Ferry Port (shops, petrol, pubs & restaurants) - 2 miles.
Portree (the capital town of Skye) - 15 miles
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!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.