Isle of Skye

Aulinn

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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x double

You may be forgiven for thinking you've walked into a world of fantasy, where mist-covered mountains reflect craggily in choppy seas and where open moorland offer a wild, untamed quietude found nowhere else in the British Isles. This is the uniqueness of Skye, and it's where you'll find our hidden beauty, Aulinn.

Set on the south easterly shores of the island overlooking the Kylerhea Straits and across to the Five Sisters of Kintail, this exquisite retreat, set in three acres of its own croft, beautifully mirrors the heritage of the neighbouring farmsteads on the outside, but step within and you'll find a modern dwelling, thoughtfully reflective of the wild beauty outside by its chic simplicity and use of a soft white palette, exposed woods and natural fabrics.


Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate is offered all year round, when just two guests are staying at Aulinn. The reduction is programmed into the availability calendar. When Aulinn is booked for two guests at this rate, this is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay. For any queries please call the office on 01872 553 491.


Living and eating

The ground floor is open plan, meaning the kitchen, dining area and sitting room share the same space, making it a fabulously social space.

The kitchen and dining area lie to one end and enjoy dual-aspect views from the floor to ceiling glass windows with views over the moorland, sea and mountains beyond. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need for rustling up dishes from the electric hob and cooker, larder fridge with ice box, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher. Directly in front lies the circular dining table for four, perfectly positioned to enjoy the views outside. In addition, there's two comfy chairs and a coffee table close to the window for lazy breakfasts too. There's a separate utility room with a combination washer and dryer too.

At the other end of the room, the sitting room has a gorgeous grey velvet sofa from which you can gaze out of the window, whilst the fabulous wood burner, set between the two areas, offers cosy heat for cooler months. Once the sun goes down, there's a TV with Sky and a DVD player, whilst a SONOS One with Alexa is ready for your favourite tunes. Binoculars are provided for watching the world go by, and a record player and board games offer a welcome break from technology.


Sleeping

Take the stairs up and you'll find two stunning double bedrooms tucked away amongst the eaves, one with a king size bed and the other a double. Both have dual-aspect windows, one in each is a Velux to make the most of the glorious views and ever-changing skies. In both bedrooms, it's possible to lie back amongst the super-luxurious bedding and cushions and gaze in wonder at the majestic vista surrounding you, listening to nothing but the wind and the distant shoreline - does it get any better? Both bedrooms have occasional chairs, hanging space and a chest of drawers offering plenty of storage.


Bathing

Upstairs next to the bedrooms is a shower room with rainfall shower, whilst downstairs there's a family bathroom with a whirlpool bath and hand-held shower attachment - the perfect antidote for relieving aching limbs after a day's hiking.


Outdoor space

Set in three acres of its own croft, this stunning home is a retreat in every sense of the word. To the front of Aulinn is an open veranda with a table and chairs for alfresco dining, whilst around the corner is a wonderful, covered area with a swing bench and coffee table, a perfect spot for wrapping up in blankets and star gazing whilst listening to the bubbling stream nearby. Adjacent to this is the hot tub, a perfect spot for watching evening descend over the mountains beyond. The garden beyond is left wild and free to blend beautifully with its surrounds where you'll see the occasional wandering sheep.


Parking

There is private parking for up to two cars.


Babies and children

Aulinn welcomes babies and children. A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.


Dogs

Up to two dogs are very welcome at Aulinn. Please note that the garden is not enclosed and there will be sheep grazing nearby, so dogs will need to be kept carefully under control. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


WiFi

Aulinn has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Setting

Please note, that The Isle of Skye can be subject to snowy and icy conditions in the colder months.


Short Term Let Licence and Energy Rating

Licence No. - HI-30615-F

Energy Rating - band C (75)


In the Area

Hidden away in the far west, Skye has to be one of Scotland's most exquisite islands and one which has inspired artists and writers alike, from Agatha Christie to Virginia Woolf, with its wild beauty. This is one for the nature lovers, where one step outside Aulinn's door will find you immediately immersed in the spectacular landscape. Whether you're a keen walker, a foodie or a wildlife lover (or a mixture of all three!), there's so much to see and do. Kylerhea is Skye's primary wildlife area where the RSPB operate an otter hide just beside Aulinn, and it's perfect for watching the birds, otters and resident sea eagles. The Skye ferry is just at the end of the road and is a five-minute walk away. It's the only turntable ferry left in the world and crosses to the mainland village of Glenelg from April to October - it's only a five-minute crossing but if you're lucky you'll spot dolphins and seals. Glenelg village has a fantastic traditional Highland pub serving great food! If you love to explore on foot, make sure to bring your walking boots and experience the iconic Old Man of Storr, gaze in delight at The Quiraing (bring your camera!) whilst the more adventurous and experienced can climb the Cullin. If you're more of a salty sea dog, there are plentiful boat trips, whether it's spotting sea eagles, whale watching or fishing whilst a swim in the sea is a must. Alternatively, Skye Jeep Tours, neighbours to Aulinn, offer fab island tours and can show you more hidden away spots. Other places of note are the Fairy Glen, the Fairy Pools (take a dip if you dare!) and Dunvegan Castle. As you would expect, there's a host of amazing restaurants to try, whilst whisky lovers should visit the three distilleries: Talisker, Torabhaig and Raasay (which is a 25-minute ferry ride away).


Wild mountain vistas and unadulterated sea views await at our luxurious retreat, where peace and blissful escapism blend seamlessly with understated opulence...

At a glance

From £1,080 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

20% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year.

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Boutique Hideaway

Family friendly

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Rolling countryside

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Coastal

Hot Tub

Sea views

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

Parking

Design-led retreat

Lower Occupancy Rate

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Aulinn:

This was the ideal place to celebrate our 30th year together, we wanted luxury and remote and this absolutely ticked those boxes! We absolutely fell in love the the venue and location the minute we walked through the door. It 100% lived up to our expectations and then some… the most romantic place and made our first visit to Skye out of this world. We spent the days exploring Skye then headed back late afternoon to make the most of the hot tub to sooth our muscles and take in the 360 degree views that never stopped amazing us! We were fortunate and had the most amazing weather too! Aulinn is amazing no matter what the time of day… the best place to start the day, soak up the afternoon or watch the night roll in and soak up the warmth of Aulinn… stunning!

Such a delightful stay. Everything felt well thought out and the detailed instructions were very helpful. Loved looking through the guest book to see other peoples suggestions of days out. The views from the property were absolutely stunning. Everything and more we could have hoped for for our belated honeymoon.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aulinn. It was the perfect spot to rest and relax in. The house is gorgeous and the scenery is just wonderful. The seals stole all the fish when trying our hands at fishing and two otters came to watch too. The Isle of Raasay is a must visit with a stop at the distillery. The fairypools and a lunch at The Oyster Shed is also well worth the trip. The beach at the Point of Sleat is a hilly but gorgeous place. Pack a picnic and enjoy the turquoise, cold sea. Kinoch Lodge serves scrumptious food in an equally pretty setting and is not too far away. Will certainly be returning to the Isle of Skye!

An amazing place to spend a great four nights. We were thrilled!

Excellent stay here and beautiful scenery, with some lovely walks around the island. It was our first visit to the Isle of Skye and we enjoyed it as a family and will be returning next year. Great location.

Another fabulous stay on the beautiful Skye, the first in this wonderful place, thank you very much for making everything perfect! We booked as a 40th birthday treat, and what a treat it has been. We have walked, read, drank wine and chilled out, the perfect time out. We even saw a Sea Eagle fly over us just over the bow of the hill, wow!

By far the best retreat we have ever stayed in. The decor and soft furnishings make it feel like home and it’s very well equipped. It is situated in the most beautiful location with stunning views, perfect to escape busy lives and unwind. Thank you for having us!

This was one of the most outstanding place we have stayed in.

An amazing, beautiful isolated place, where you can watch the ever changing landscape.

Wow, what a place! We had a wonderful week, despite the weather. The view from the window constantly changes and we were sad to leave. Skye has blown us away and we hope to be back.

We can only echo all the previous comments. Aulinn is such a magical place, we have had an amazing week visiting lots of places. but our best times were spent here looking at all the amazing views. We are taking home many happy memories.

Cottage was perfection, both inside and out. We had everything we needed and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated. Stunning surroundings, and the trip down to the water’s edge to watch the seals basking was breathtaking.

Perfect house, perfect place. So quiet and seals on your doorstep. We loved it.

Such an unbelievable place and I cried when we arrived! Such a perfect place for our honeymoon. We had such great weather and saw so much wildlife including eagles, deer, seals and dolphins - most of it through the kitchen windows. Such a quiet peaceful village and the views are one of the best in Skye. During our stay we did so much, highlights being the sweet charming Glenelg Inn and the beautiful Camasunary. Thank you so much for the most amazing stay, we will be coming back very soon.

We had a wonderful holiday at Aulinn. The peace and tranquility, the views, the seals on the beach and the hot tub all made our stay extra special. The single track road in over the mountain was an adventure!

Lovely property, nice and relaxing.

What a fantastic place! We had very changeable weather and the landscape views were incredibly dramatic! Our specific highlights of the stay involved the very stylish and private Aulinn, visiting the fairy pools and watching the seals on the local beach. The record player is a great touch too. Thank you!

We have really enjoyed our stay at Aulinn. It is quite possibly the most beautiful location we have ever visted. We enjoyed the local walks. The views here are so good, we really enjoyed our days doing nothing and watching the clouds pass by. We saw plenty of seals, a couple of seal lions and possibly a porpoise! The Oyster Shed is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy seafood. This has been the perfect break from our busy lives in London and has made us wonder why we live in a city when we could live here, always a sign of a good holiday!

What an absolute haven to come to. We could not have asked for a more beautiful home, stunning scenery and weather. Thank you for creating such a perfect home and for letting us enjoy Syke at its best. We will be back.

This cottage exceeded expectation. The pictures do not do justice to the views. Just beautiful. The Isle of Skye has been on our bucket list for many years, so the location and fantastic accommodation was very important. What a beautiful home from home, with amazing views and so many thoughtful touches, like the record player and Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser! Skye is beautiful, Aulinn is beautiful and we had a holiday of a lifetime, thank you!

Be aware this cottage is remote, whilst the peace and tranquility is unparalleled it’s not a quick ‘pop to the shops’ for something you’ve run low on!

Wow, what a place! The views are inspirational. We loved the house and all of the finishing touches. We saw lots of seals, ran, walked, and visited lovely beaches and fairy pools. The hot tub was enjoyed, with lots of happy memories created.

Our week at Aulinn was nothing short of magical, so magical that my partner proposed to me! I of course said yes. We could not think of a more perfect place. Thank you so much. We hope to visit again one day. Ps, visit the beach and you might even see an otter like we did! Truly so special.

Aulinn was an absolute stunning property and we had a wonderful stay. Gorgeous location and everything you would need within the property. Just amazing. It was a wonderful break away in the most beautiful setting.

We cannot say we have had nicer accommodation than this and we have certainly never had a better view. This place just raised the bar by some distance so may just have to come back and enjoy again. We have so loved Skye.

Absolutely stunning house, interior and location, probably the most inspiring and beautiful cottages we have ever booked. We will be back! Just fabulous.

We have spent a wonderful week at Aulinn. We wanted somewhere extra special to celebrate our Ruby anniversary. We could not have wished for anywhere better. It was in fact, extra, extra special. Our early walk with the dogs turned into a seal spotting competition. In the water, on the rocks, eating their breakfast or just playing. They are a real treat and very funny. We visited lots of places on the island, you have to choose your own memories. We did have Sunday lunch at Kinloch Lodge - it was delicious. Happy days.

Have had a truly wonderful week in this amazing house in a stunning location! Wonderful places to eat too - we loved the Kinoch Lodge, 3 Chimneys, and The Glenelg Inn. The Ferry across was quite magical as was visiting the brooks. So sorry to be leaving but we hope to be back.

An amazing place to relax and unwind! Gorgeous all the way around…loved the Sonos system!

A year ago my dad was extremely ill and it was not clear he would make it through. Given his love of Scotland, I said we'd go on a trip once he was better! Having seen the stunning location of the cottage and the cottage itself online, I booked and told dad he would just have to recover. Looking at the pictures and planning the trip helped dad recover 12 months later and we have had the most wonderful time. I have rarely seen such beautiful scenery and the cottage is amazing. We have been all over the island. Dad has enjoyed building a fire in the evenings and we have spent happy and quiet times watching the weather roll through. A very special time with my dad.

A stunning house in a simply stunning location! Such attention to detail makes for a fabulous stay. Thanks also for the welcome hamper! Despite rather mixed weather we have relaxed and enjoyed the ever changing light and mists. Thank you.

A truly wonderful weekend! Our first visit to Skye and we loved the island, and we were blessed with wonderful weather. The house is stunning, tranquil, and sublime. Similiar highlights to all those noted before! It is not a case of if we will be back, but when!

If you enjoy sitting in a hot tub overlooking the Scottish water whilst deer scamper around the grounds then this place is for you. Simply magical.

We had such a magical week! Blue skies and blue sea, and lovely meals. Explored the hills by foot and bike. Thanks for sharing this place with us.

We have had a fabulous week and love the house and all it offers. Loved the Glenelg inn and the organic brewery further up the valley. Had two fabulous meals at Kinloch lodge. Beautiful cottage and hot tub with a view divine !

What an incredible week we have had on the Isle of Skye. The cottage is unbelievable and the view stunning. Thank you for the most special week - we will be back!

A wild and wintery week on skye but cosy and comfy at Aulinn! Our second visit to this beautiful house and magical location. We will certainly be back. Lunch at The Glenelg Inn,The Plockton Inn, and The Oyster Shed were highlights. Tim found an excellent selection of craft beer, gin, and whisky delights at the Misty Bottle in Breakish.

Gorgeous cottage with amazing views. We enjoyed the hot tub daily and had a lovely relaxing break. Would recommend Scorrybreac restaurant for dinner - also great dog walks up past the otter hides. Thanks so much for the fab welcome hamper. Very lucky with the weather too.

Excellent location very comfortable retreat and a great base to view the local sea otters birds and wildlife life "will be back"

Location has left a deep imprint on us which we will take back to North Norfolk. Every view from every aspect of the island is breathtaking. Dilemma was whether to enjoy the house oe go walking on the island. A wonderful way to celebrate a 60th birthday.

We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay here. Beautiful home, so thoughtfully designed and decorated. Stunning location and spectacular scenery everywhere we visited. We feel very lucky to have found the house and had an amazing stay.

This cottage and the surrounds need to be seen to be believed! So comfortable, such attention to detail and so peaceful! A real gem!

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