The Old Church
The Old Church is a wonderful house bursting with character. It was built in 1895 and converted to a house in the early 1990's. Many of the walls have oak panelling; there is a magnificent picture window in the lounge overlooking the bay and a beautiful oak staircase. It is situated in the pretty village of Ardvasar on the Sleat Peninsula (The Garden of Skye) only a mile from the ferry terminal at Armadale. There is an excellent hotel within easy walking distance, which has a restaurant and also serves bar meals. There is also a local shop, which is very well stocked.
The main lounge has a beautiful view overlooking the bay where there is a wealth of wildlife to watch. It is very well equipped with wide screen TV, Sky TV, Wi-Fi, iPod docking station, a DVD recorder/player and a stereo system. There is also a lovely dining room with some stained glass windows. In addition there is a kitchen/family room with another table for those who prefer to dine informally.
There is also a further small sofa and chair for the comfort of those helping prepare meals!! There is an impressive wood-burning stove which gives a lovely cosy feel to the room. All modern kitchen appliances are provided, e.g. cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble drier (some are situated in the adjacent utility room). There are also many other cooking aids such as a food processor, mixer, coffee machine etc.
The house has four bedrooms, upstairs there is a king sized room with new en-suite added in 2012, and two further bedrooms which can be used as either twin or double rooms. Downstairs there is another bedroom with bunk beds and there is also a double sofa bed in the dining room which is exceptionally comfortable. There is a bathroom upstairs with a fabulous shower and a further bathroom downstairs with a bath.
We have also provided a travel cot and high chair for those with babies. There are also two stair gates which can be used for your peace of mind.
There is a pretty cottage style garden which is fully enclosed for the safety of children and pets. There is a beautiful wooden pew, lovingly restored and also an excellent range of garden furniture. We will be invested in a midge buster machine to maximize your comfort.
All heating, lighting and fuel costs are included in the tariffs shown. Bedding, towels and tea towels are all provided (with the exception of bedding for the cot). We will also ensure that tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided on arrival to help you recover from your journey! Small welcome gifts of local produce will also await your arrival.
Please feel free to bring your dogs, hamsters, budgies etc!
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This page was last updated: 08 November 2012