Isle of Skye

Aulinn

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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 newest 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.


Lower occupancy discount

A special lower occupancy rate applies out of season. At Aulinn the rate is 20% discount, you will have use of the master bedroom only. Please contact us for further information.


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. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. 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.


WiFi

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


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).


Experience wild mountainous vistas and unadulterated sea views at this gloriously luxurious retreat, where peace and blissful escapism blend seamlessly with understated opulence- total bliss!

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From £1,352 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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 place was perfect! So serene and quiet aside from some birds singing. We had excellent sunny weather. My partner and I eloped during our stay out in Loch Cornisk and this house was perfect for our getting ready and first look photos. We loved staying in some days just reading by the big beautiful windows. It was so easy to stay here comfortably with all the thoughtful touches. It was a wonderful and peaceful escape from our home in Los Angeles, California!

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. Thanks for sharing this place with us.

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.

A beautifully decorated cottage in a fantastic location. It's very remote and peaceful so you can definitely escape the world for the duration of your stay. We will absolutely be going back in the future.

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 place is stunning. Beautifully decorated and furnished and very well equipped. The views are stunning and location is refreshingly remote but still close enough to amenities. We would highly recommend.

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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