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Luxury shoreline self-catering on the Isle of Skye

Moeraki Cottage

Relax in peace within walking distance of facilities
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Moeraki is in an idyllic peaceful setting by the sea and yet within walking distance of many of the local facilities in Broadford including restaurants, bars and shops. The accommodation is centrally heated with quality furnishings and appliances and offers all the facilities needed for a perfect holiday.

Sleeping up to 7 in 4 bedrooms, (2 en-suite with large additional bathroom) it is just as suited to a romantic retreat for two as it is for a family / group of friends to relax.

LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS

November 2017 till March 2018

We offer £50 discount to couples booking for 7 days (pro rata discount for short stays) and occupying just one bedroom over the low season. Please contact us for details.

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Moeraki was totally refurbished prior to becoming a holiday home in 2009 which has created a light and spacious atmosphere. It now has central heating, double glazing, a new kitchen dining room with many built-in appliances, new large family bathroom with double ended bath and separate shower cubicle; there are also two additional ensuite shower rooms. The four bedrooms are furnished to allow flexibility for either groups of adults or families to stay. Bedroom 1 has a super kingsize bed (can convert to 2 X 3ft beds) with ensuite shower room; bedroom 2 has a super kingsize bed and ensuite shower room; bedroom 3 has a super kingsize bed, (can convert to 2 X 3ft beds) and bedroom 4 has a 3ft wide single bed. All rooms have luxury mattresses and bedding.

Both the large sitting room and dining areas now have patio doors leading out onto decking from where you can relax and unwind. From the lounge or out on the decking relax and soak up the ever-changing views; enjoy a glass of wine in the evening watching the sunset over the island of Scalpay and the evening light over the mountains of Applecross. Once the true darkness envelopes enjoy the amazing star-scapes and you may even be lucky enough to witness the Aurora Borealis! Later feel snug watching the flickering flames of the wood burning stove. After a comfortable night’s sleep take pleasure in leisurely waking up to the sound of the sea!

Moeraki stands within its own fully enclosed garden with plenty of space to play and gated access directly onto the shore. Kids of all ages will find plenty to fascinate them clambering over the rocks and exploring the pools as the tide goes out; and further along the shore it is sandy with access to two small islands at low tide.

Moeraki is ideally located for exploring all of Skye and many places can easily be visited on the mainland west coast within a day. The area offers a wealth of visitor attractions including castles, museums and boat tours; and there are many things to do including sailing, golf, pony trekking, cycling and fishing. The Isle of Skye is justly famous for the exceptional landscapes it provides for walking, climbing, boating and sea kayaking. Moeraki also provides great opportunities to watch wildlife directly from the house if not wishing to venture further afield. Culturally there are many artisan places to discover as well as fine dining including the local Kinloch Lodge (Michelin Star 2010 – 2016), the world famous Three Chimney’s Restaurant (Michelin star awarded 2015) and the Lochbay restaurant on Waternish now owned by Michael Smith, (Michelin Star awarded 2017).

  • Bright and spacious sitting room with comfortable seating and far reaching sea views.
  • Central heating and wood burning stove to increase the ambience for those cosy evenings.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with many built-in appliances.
  • Luxury mattresses and bedding.
  • 2 ensuite shower rooms and separate large bathroom with additional shower cubicle.
  • Separate utility room with W/M, Tumble dryer & plenty of hanging space.
  • 40” Screen Satellite TV with Surround Sound Cinema System
  • Nintendo Wii, BlueRay, DVD, CD & Ipod docking
  • Hi-fi in kitchen-dining room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Two decking areas, garden furniture & BBQ
  • Shoreline location with wide panoramic sea and mountain views
  • Enclosed garden with gated access to beach – small boats and kayaks may be launched directly from the shore.
  • Cyclists welcome – separate shed storage.
  • Parking for 3+ cars
  • Cot and Highchair available on request.
  • Prices include all bed linen, towels, kitchen cloths & towels, heating, electricity, Wi-Fi and a starter basket of logs/kindling for the wood-burning stove.
  • Sorry no pets
  • No smoking

LOW SEASON DISCOUNTS

November 2017 until March 2018 (excluding Xmas, New Year & Easter).

We offer £50 discount to couples booking for at least 7 days (pro rata discount for short stays) and occupying just one bedroom over the low season. Please contact us to arrange the discount.

Prices include all bed linen, towels, kitchen cloths & towels, heating, electricity, Wi-Fi and a starter basket of logs/kindling for the wood-burning stove.

All prices for 4 person occupancy. Extra persons £6 ppn during the main season.

Weekly rates (7 nights) – Saturday to Saturday

Month

2018

2019

January / February £450 £495
March £570 £575
Early April £600 £600
Late April £675 £675
Early May £780 £795
Late May £860 £875
Early June £885 £900
Late June £925 £950
Early July £1,025 £1,025
Late July / August £1,050 £1,050
Early September £900 £900
Late September £825 £850
Early October £725 £725
Late October £675 £675
November £575 £575
December £495 £495
Easter £700 £700
Christmas £775 £775
New Year £995 £995

Short stay rates – 3 or 4 nights stay

During November, December, January, February and March. Excludes Christmas, New Year and Easter. Please note that due to overhead costs the nightly rate for a full week stay will always be cheaper and rates in Dec, Jan, Feb can vary depending on whether the stay is over a weekend or weekday.

Month

Nights

2018

2019

Dec, Jan, Feb 3 £300 – £345 £300 – £345
Dec, Jan, Feb 4 £400 – £445 £400 – £445
Nov, March 3 £360 £360
Nov, March 4 £445 £445

5 and 6 Nights Stays:

November, December, January, February and March.

Month

Nights

2018

2019

Dec, Jan, Feb 5 £465 £465
Dec, Jan, Feb 6 £480 £480
Nov, March 5 £495 £495
Nov, March 6 £535 £535

 

All the information listed below is important, please take some time to read it carefully.

Letting Period

Letting commences at 4:30pm (4pm over the low season) on the day of arrival and terminates at 10am on the day of departure. Lets are on a weekly basis and the maximum period of let is 4 weeks. The house is let for holiday purposes only and only to the persons named on the booking form. Short term lets of between 3 to 6 days are also offered subject to availability during the low season. Details of how to get to and gain entry to the rented property will be given following receipt of the final balance and the Good Housekeeping deposit.

Inclusions

Prices quoted include electricity, full central heating, bed linen, towels and free Wi-Fi. Please note that a “starter kit” of wood and kindling is provided for use in the wood-burning stove. Further supplies can be obtained locally in Portree for Cuan Beag and in Broadford for Moeraki.

Booking and Payment

To make a reservation a deposit of 30% is payable by credit card, debit card, bank transfer or cheque, (cheques to be made payable to Jenny Till). Please note that when paying by cheque or bank transfer your booking will only be held for a maximum of 7 days after which the proprietors will have the right to re-advertise and sell these days if the deposit has not been received.

The deposit will be acknowledged by an automatically generated booking summary by email to the email address provided on the booking form. The balance of payment should be paid 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the let.

Please check SPAM email if expected emails are not received.

Bookings within 6 weeks of arrival date are payable in full. Bookings made within 14 days of arrival should be paid in full by credit/debit card or bank transfer. In certain circumstances, a cheque will be accepted on the prior agreement if sent by first class post.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A refundable Good Housekeeping deposit (usually £250, but up to £600 for groups of people unrelated by kinship, cohabitation, or marriage) is required with the balance of payment. This can be sent by Sterling cheque which will be held uncashed until the end of the stay and returned or shredded once the property has been confirmed to have been left in good condition. Alternatively, with prior agreement with the proprietors, the Good Housekeeping deposit can be made by credit/debit card using the PayPal system or by Bank Transfer. The Good Housekeeping deposit will be returned to the guests at the end of their stay once the property has been confirmed to have been left in a good condition.

Double Booking

Every effort is made to ensure our online availability information is accurate. However, in the event that the accommodation has already been offered to another party via direct contact with the proprietors, they reserve the right to cancel an online booking by advising via the email address supplied within 24 hours of the booking. 

Cancellation by the Hirer

If you wish to cancel a reservation for any reason we must be notified by email immediately. In the event of a cancellation all reasonable efforts will be made to re-let the house for that period, and if reletting is achieved you will be reimbursed in full (minus a £50 administration charge). If the property is not re-let the deposit will be withheld. If the cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks in advance then the entire fee will be forfeited.

It is strongly advised that the hirers take out appropriate travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances.

Cancellation by the Proprietor

The booking is accepted subject to the clear understanding that if the accommodation cannot be made available for the period booked due to circumstances beyond the control of the proprietors and the booking has to be cancelled, the hirer is entitled to a refund not exceeding the amount paid and will have no further claim against the proprietors.

Occupancy

The occupancy of Cuan Beag should never exceed a total of 6 persons and we regret that we are unable to accept children under the age of 13. The occupancy of Moeraki should never exceed a total of 7 persons. In Moeraki, we can accommodate up to one extra young child up to the age of 2 and can provide a travel cot and highchair on request. Subletting is strictly prohibited. We are unable to accept any Hen or Stag Parties.

Both Cuan Beag and Moeraki are low allergen homes and therefore we regret that we cannot accept any pets.

Smoking

No smoking on the premises. Please do not litter the grounds of the property with cigarette butts.

Care of the Property

The hirer is responsible for the property during the hire period and shall take reasonable and proper care of it, its furniture, pictures, fittings, equipment and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same clean and tidy condition and state of repair at the end of the letting period as at the beginning. If the property is left in a dirty or unacceptable condition this will result in an additional cleaning surcharge.

All rubbish should be removed from the property

From 01/01/2014 it became law in Scotland for Businesses to recycle ALL key recyclable materials, (paper, card, plastics, metal and glass) and not send them to Land-fill. It is the hirer’s responsibility to place all paper, card, plastics and metal as shown on the posters in both properties into the blue recycling bins provided. Any glass should be taken to the nearest Recycling Point and NOT placed in the recycling or ordinary refuse bins. The Council state that any Blue bins containing any non-recyclable waste or glass will not be uplifted and that any Ordinary Refuse bins containing recyclable materials will not be uplifted. If this occurs it will incur extra expense to sort the refuse and take it to a Council site, this expense will be passed onto the hirer and taken out of the Good Housekeeping Deposit.

The refuse collection day for Cuan Beag is on a Wednesday and for Moeraki is on a Monday with an alternate week collection of general refuse, (green bin) or recycling, (blue bin). If staying at Moeraki, the appropriate bin should be taken up to the Fire Station before 9am on a Monday (or Sunday evening) and collected again later on the Monday.

Breakage or Damage

The hirers should advise the proprietors of any breakage or damage which occurs during the let as soon as it may occur; then remedial action can be taken which will hopefully prevent inconvenience to the next guests. We reserve the right to charge for damage that would not be considered to result from normal wear and tear. Likewise, occasionally due to damage or wear and tear, an item of equipment may not be working. We will do our utmost to repair it as quickly as possible. However, due to the location of the houses, this can sometimes take longer than usual.

Right of Entry

The proprietors reserve the right of entry to the properties at any reasonable time for the purposes of inspection or to carry out necessary repairs or maintenance.

The proprietors reserve the right to refuse admission to either of their properties and to require any person to leave when they consider there is a breach of contract or deem that there is damage to either property or cause of nuisance or conduct in an offensive manner.

Injury, Loss or Damage

The use of either property and its equipment is entirely at the hirer’s risk and no responsibility can be accepted by the proprietors for injury to the hirers or their party, nor for loss or damage to their belongings, including motor vehicles. It is possible to launch kayaks, canoes or a small boat from the shore and the hirer does so at their own risk; the proprietors cannot be held responsible for any accident or injury the hirer or their party may be involved in relating to usage of the shore area.

Contract

The Contract of Hire is between the Hirer and Mr and Mrs DJ Till, the Owners of both Cuan Beag and Moeraki.

 

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Moeraki Cottage

2 Lower Harrapool
Broadford IV49 9AQ
Isle of Skye
Scotland, UK

Stunning

Sue

Moeraki – June 2017

The cottage is in a fabulous location with amazing ever changing views and lots of wildlife, with the water coming up to the garden at high tide. Well equipped with everything you could want and really comfy beds with stunning views from the windows. There is a lovely walk to the pier in Broadford with views in the distance of the Skye bridge.The cottage is ideally situated for touring Skye but also for visiting the mainland. The supermarket in Broadford is very handy with a petrol station too and the best view of any supermarket car park that I have seen.This is definitely one of the best cottages we have had the pleasure to stay in.

Fabulous accommodation with sea view

Soraya F

Moeraki – June 2017

We stayed at Moeraki for one week. What a fabulous house! Photos don’t really do it justice. It’s much larger e.g. All mod cons and more. The views are exceptional – the house is literally on the seashore and went swimming (wetsuit!) most mornings. The hosts consider everything and all you have do is turn up and enjoy!

An ideal property for a highland trip

Oscar

Moeraki – August 2017

Moeraki is a superbly presented home right on the bay. Clean and equipped to a high standard, it is a welcoming home after a day of Skye exploration. I can highly recommend Moeraki to future guests. The owners Jenny and Dave are very helpful, nothing is too much trouble.

Superb

Michelle

Moeraki – July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moeraki. The house is very large and there was plenty of space for our family of five. The house is right on the shore and the view from the living room out the patio doors is fantastic. We would definitely recommend this house and will be back if we are in Skye again.

Peaceful holiday in a wonderful property

Peticia & David L

Moeraki – July 2017

Our second visit to this property which is in an ideal location with easy access to the rocky beach and is beautifully equipped and spacious. The views from the windows towards the sea are wonderful and it is a good location from which to visit other areas of Skye. The beds are big and comfortable and with two of the bedrooms ensuite and also a bathroom it would suit a larger party well. The owners are delightful and very helpful too if a problem should arise. We loved our stay here!

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