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Self-Catering Elgol

Askival in Elgol, The Highlands

From: €760 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 4

Askival Self-Catering

Holiday home
Askival is a fabulous, detached Isle of Skye cottage in an elevated position in the village of Elgol. The cottage has two king-size double rooms and a twin room, all with en-suite facilities, along with a separate shower room. There is also a kitchen, and a dining room, a snug with sofa bed and a sitting room with a woodburning stove and French doors to a balcony with bench seating three and views to the harbour, on the mezzanine level. Outside, there is plenty of roadside parking available and a short walk down to the harbour. Askival is a wonderful family holiday base for exploring this sensational Scottish island, all year round.

Area
Set at the very tip of the Strathaird Peninsula on the beautiful Isle of Skye, the rural crafting community of Elgol lies at the end of a single track road which runs from the village of Broadford. Quiet, peaceful and amid stunning scenery, Elgol makes a wonderful base for those seeking to get away from it all and rediscover nature. Experienced hill walkers and climbers have a choice of mountain trails to explore, while a picnic by the side of the Loch Coruisk is an ideal afternoon treat. Fishing boats operate from Elgol's small quay, and can transport visitors across the water and past the seal colony. For amenities including pubs, restaurants, shops and a petrol station, Broadford is just 15 miles from Elgol.

Region
From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Amenities
Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, telephone for emergency calls and incoming calls only, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Front decked balcony with bench. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk (summer months only) or 17 miles, pub 17 miles. Harbour 5 mins walk. Note: No mobile phone reception. Note: WiFi is very slow, streaming not possible. Note: There are steps to access property and throughout, may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility. Note - Check in time for this property is 4pm on day of arrival.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Stevens
September 2020
Excellent communication and instructions from the owner..
Mrs Gill
August 2020
The accommodation was lovely, clean and had everything you would wish for in a holiday home.. The views were fantastic and it was a short walk to the bay where the views were breathtakingly beautiful. The walks were outstanding. The road to Elgol was 15 miles of single track with loads of passing places with sheep at the sides, it was like going back in time. We were unable to access the information on the villa whilst there as we were unable to get WiFi. I did send a text from the top of the garden but did not miss the phone after a while. I would recommend Askival for a holiday it is gorgeous.
Mrs Gill, August 2020
January 2020
The cottage exceeded expectations and was extremely comfortable and cosy.. It is very well equipped, especially in the large kitchen. The weather wasn’t very kind to us but we loved just watching the changing weather and light through the picture windows while keeping warm. A fantastic break and would highly recommend Askival. Do go down to the small harbour to get great views of the Cullins and the local seabirds.
Mr Hair
May 2019
Askival is perfectly placed, overlooking the southern side of the Isle of Skye in Elgol.. A beautiful property with just about every facility you could wish to find in a holiday home. Immaculately clean, spacious and comfortable inside with a 360 degree look of your surroundings from the chairs at the top of the garden. If you are lucky enough ( as we were ) you may find reindeer and other wildlife around the property. The owner was very helpful and warm natured. Couldn't fault it. Will be back for sure.
Mrs Clark
March 2019
This cottage is beautiful, spacious and well equipped.. I have been taking cottage holidays for years, with Sykes and this is one of the top cottages I have stayed in. You won't beat the view either.
Mr Bevan
October 2018
The views from the property and view point behind the house are stunning.. Surrounding area is full of great views and wildlife. The drive from Broadford to the property is a nature trail in its own right for those who take the time. This is a great property to use as a base for exploring Skye.
Mr Davies
August 2018
Beautiful isolation! Elgol is a fantastic place with amazing views and surprising wildlife. The weather (as you might expect) can change from minute to minute and usually comes with a healthy breeze. I travelled to Askival with a mixed party of eight. We had teenagers, young people and parents. The house itself is just perfect. Spacious, modern, warm and brilliantly equipped. It's decorated beautifully and has lovely features. The owners have a great eye for style and its a fantastic place to stay. I can't think of anything that could be improved and we all loved it from the moment we arrived. Excellent value for money and even better than it looks in the pictures. Elgol is the quieter part of the island and if you want hustle and bustle this is NOT the place for you. The best words to describe the area are wild and remote but also spectacular and amazing. It takes around half an hour to drive from the last real 'town' area down a one car wide road to get to Askival but it's always an eventful journey peppered with sheep, highland cattle and (if you are lucky - and you probably will be) even the odd stag! If you love the outdoors and want a base for great walks; boat trips to even more remote islands; Lochs; access to mountains and peaceful isolation this is the place to go.
Mrs Lakey
July 2018
Amazing view, comfortable house and a fantastic house handbook covering all our needs.. Ideal for a family get together as really spacious. I was sad to leave.
Mr L'Huillier
July 2018
Very pretty and comfortable house, scenic view .. .. Perfect !
Mr Llewelyn
June 2018
Great house on the top of the hill above Elgol harbour with a direct view of the isle of Rum.. House is comfortable, spacious and very well equiped. Perfect for walking and boat trips in good weather. Ideal for families and walkers. Elgol is in a remote location teeming with wildlife, a very quite and peacful location with exceptional views from the harbour and numerous paths.
Mr Cowan
May 2018
It was a fantastic week away the house was beyond brilliant great location, very clean, comfortable and welcoming.. We loved the addition of the fire pit and benches up the back of the garden for watching the sun set.
Mr Cowan
April 2018
We had sunshine and temperatures near 20C in April! This house is so well equipped we were able to have a great dinner party with all our family who were staying nearby - including a firepit bonfire with incredible sunset views of the Cuillins and the islands to end an amazing night.
Mr Groom
March 2018
This property is exceptionaly good.. Superbly situated, designed and appointed. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending this property.
Mr Gray
February 2018
Our stay at ASKIVAL was superb.. The views are amazing! The house was warm and comfortable very well equipped . It was immaculately clean and we felt at home straight away. If you are looking for a top quality house to rent on the Isle of Skye , this is it !
Mrs Ramsay
July 2017
We were extremely well looked after.. The views are stunning and the house is spacious and really comfortable. The kitchen is excellent for cooking in with plenty of good quality equipment. Thank you.
Mr Jack
June 2017
Booking might well have been compromised if the owner and I had been unable to come to an agreement over our dogs.. Thankfully resolved. I had previously visited Askival and its former owners, but had never stayed, but was aware of its location so when viewed on 'Sykes' website knew it was a great property and all our party of seven required was some good weather! The house is in a prime situation overlooking Elgol bay, Ardnamurchan, the 'Small Isles' to the south and west with the Cuillen Ridge to the North, and from the top of the garden completing the 360' to Glenelg and Kintail. A truly stunning location! Askival easily accommodated our party of seven guests with a well laid out interior with accompanying en Suite for the 3 main bedrooms and a separate bathroom and shower for an upstairs lounge with pull out bed. The whole property was furnished to a very high standard throughout and pristinely clean, with the added bonus of a 'deck' accessible from the panorama lounge and exterior. The owners have provided blown up photographs of the surrounding views and popular places in Skye and these add a modern ambience to the property. During our week we were blessed with the very best of West Coast weather and we're able to enjoy Skye, its environs and the islands at their very best. We all found it difficult to drag ourselves away from Askival at the end of our lovely week. No doubt we shall return!
Mrs Thomson
May 2017
Beautiful views, beautiful home and a lovely time was had by all..
Mrs Thomson, May 2017
September 2016
This is the best holiday home we have stayed in, everything was top quality even the view
Mr Jowett
June 2016
Askival is an absolutely amazing house of high quality throughout and the views looked just like postcards.
Mrs Dale
May 2016
A beautiful house in a beautiful position. It was very well equipped with many extra items.
Mr Matthews
May 2016
The whole thing as a package was fantastic, every detail was covered and the views were fantastic.
Mr Alison, September 2016
May 2016
Askival is an absolutely amazing house of high quality throughout and the views looked just like postcards..
Jowett, May 2016rt
April 2016
A beautiful house in a beautiful position.. It was very well equipped with many extra items.
Mrs Dale, April 2016
April 2016
The whole thing as a package was fantastic, every detail was covered and the views were fantastic..
Mr Thomas
February 2016
An absolutely fantastic property which was spotlessly clean with wonderful facilities. In a beautiful location with stunning scenery. Nothing could be faulted about the property or location - would love to return!
Mr Matthews, April 2016
February 2016
An absolutely fantastic property which was spotlessly clean with wonderful facilities.. In a beautiful location with stunning scenery. Nothing could be faulted about the property or location - would love to return!
Mrs Sekerci
December 2015
This house was amazing and perfect in every way for our family spending Christmas there. The owners have thought of everything which made it very comfortable for a week. The heating, hot water, water pressure, kitchen equipment and general extras were all perfect. Would highly recommend any one thinking of going to Elgol to stay in this house. Thank you.
Mr Thomas, February 2016
December 2015
This house was amazing and perfect in every way for our family spending Christmas there.. The owners have thought of everything which made it very comfortable for a week. The heating, hot water, water pressure, kitchen equipment and general extras were all perfect. Would highly recommend any one thinking of going to Elgol to stay in this house. Thank you.
Mr Rae
November 2015
This house ticks all the boxes; location, views, the peace and quiet, and the space and comfort. It is very very well equipped, immaculately clean and the owner and house keeper are very helpful. Look forward to staying again!
RichardSheffield
November 2015
It is difficult to overstate how beautiful this holiday rental is. The picture do it some justice but you are still wowed when you step into the property. This is a home that you are invited to share. Everything has been thought of. The problem is it is difficult to tear yourself away from the view, made perfect by the large picture windows. We did not enjoy the best of weather during our stay in August, but with such a beautiful property, large screen TV, music centre to listen to music as the scene changed outside by the minute you where not concerned that it wasn't glorious sunshine every day. The property is at the Elgol village end of a single track lane, and it does take you a few trips up and down the route to get used to passing spaces and who has right of way, but you soon get used to it and it adds to the adventure. If you are going to travel to many of the spectacular sights on Skye then you will need to get used to single track roads. The problem with Asival is that it will spoil you for other holiday rentals that I feel will struggle to match the quality and spectacular view.
Mrs Sekerci, December 2015
November 2015
This house ticks all the boxes; location, views, the peace and quiet, and the space and comfort.. It is very very well equipped, immaculately clean and the owner and house keeper are very helpful. Look forward to staying again!
Mrs Paterson
September 2015
The most beautiful property I have stayed in , I don't know where to begin - immaculate house , beautiful surroundings , the standard of house was beyond superior and the personal touches were outstanding - and the area was beautiful - we didn't want to leave It far exceeded our expectations The owners should be proud of this house - and if we had the money we would buy it !!! Thank you so much
Mr Rae, November 2015
August 2015
The most beautiful property I have stayed in , I don't know where to begin - immaculate house , beautiful surroundings , the standard of house was beyond superior and the personal touches were outstanding - and the area was beautiful - we didn't want to leave It far exceeded our expectations The owners should be proud of this house - and if we had the money we would buy it ! !! Thank you so much
Mrs Paterson, August 2015
August 2015
Liked the high standards of cleanliness and the tasteful décor.. It was also very well equipped with everything you need.
Mr Webber, August 2015
August 2015
There was everything you could wish for at this property.. It was just beautiful and the standard of the décor, furnishings, and cleanliness was excellent.
Mrs Hammond
January 2015
Stunning house in a wonderful location. It was well equipped to a very high standard, a very comfortable relaxing place to be, even in wild stormy weather! Looking forward to going back again.
Mrs Lindley, August 2015
January 2015
Stunning house in a wonderful location.. It was well equipped to a very high standard, a very comfortable & relaxing place to be, even in wild stormy weather! Looking forward to going back again.
Mrs Anderson
November 2014
We had a wonderful week at Askival in Skye. The property is stunning, modern but very cosy. The perfect place to relax and enjoy much needed family time. The facilities are first class there was everything you could wish for in the kitchen and so handy having a washing machine and dryer. The TV and blue ray system was perfect for us and all the crockery, bed linen and towels were top quality. We loved it and will be returning! It was all perfect!
Mrs Hammond, January 2015
November 2014
We had a wonderful week at Askival in Skye.. The property is stunning, modern but very cosy. The perfect place to relax and enjoy much needed family time. The facilities are first class there was everything you could wish for in the kitchen and so handy having a washing machine and dryer. The TV and blue ray system was perfect for us and all the crockery, bed linen and towels were top quality. We loved it and will be returning! It was all perfect!
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