THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING MY HOME IN ORD
FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
If you are looking for somewhere picturesque, quiet & secluded, with stunning scenery and immediate access to walking, kayaking and cycling, great wildlife including elusive eagles and otters, a small beach and sheltered sea loch and miles of mountain and moorland; you will love Ord. We are a small friendly village, with less than 25 residents, and pub, restuarants, shops etc. are 8-14 miles away.
Ord is a wonderful base for exploring the island,and enjoying the range of good food, small pubs, traditional music and visitor attractions, activities and events on offer. Where better to stay than `Cabin Hill`, with it`s huge private garden, cosy woodstove and bright spacious layout.
"Wonderful to be back,see you again soon!" Caroline & David.
" Thanks, a perfect place to stay and relax" Chris & Liz
"an amazing week" Janet
" Where to start! Such a comfortable house. Eagles, Deer, walks, boat trips, castles ... a wonderful visit. We will be back" Julian & Sue.
"Fabulous location, great cottage, beautiful garden" Clare
"There are no words. Bliss!" Emma, April 2017.
"Wonderful to be back. Have had a great time watching all the birds and rabbits in the garden" Caroline, May 2017.
"Fabulous. We were here in 2008, and so glad to be back". Andrea, May 2017.
"A massive thank you for being a major part in our holiday. The house is everything and more than we hoped for." Denise 2018
" Where to start.... fresh flowers, wine and cheese, cosy house and fairytale garden. " Thomas , Belgium.
" Skye was on my bucket list and we couldn't have wished for a better base. a fabulous week, thanks so much Heather... til next time" Bex, Cornwall. 2018.
" Thanks for all the attention to detail, making this a fabulous stay" Tamani, S. Africa.
A FEW POINTS OF INFORMATION TO HELP MAKE YOUR
TRIP RELAXED & ENJOYABLE.
Firewood, electricity, wifi, down duvets, bed linen, personal towels & kitchen tea towels are all included in your rental, except in off peak winter months, when firewood and electricity are charged at cost if you exceed the generous free allowance.
Telephone usage is by honesty box.
There is a washing machine,drying pulley,iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer.
THe comprehensive information sheet provided should cover all eventualities and either myself or my neighbour will be available to help with any queries you may have, or just share our local knowledge.
Local maps and walking books are provided, please enjoy them, and leave for others to use.
What I ask of you:
The house will be ready by 4pm on your date of arrival, and please depart by 10am on your last day, unless we have agreed otherwise in writing.
Please take care of the house, leaving it in a clean and tidy state, and replace or leave payment for any breakages or damage. Please let me know as soon as possible of any major incidents, or of any maintenance issues that I may be unaware of.
Maximum occupancy is four, with a double bedroom and twin bedroom available on two floors, each adjacent to a bathroom. A third large single bedroom upstairs may be available by prior arrangement, occupancy remaining at four. Occupancy can be increased to five occasionally, for which there is an additional charge of £50, as this requires insurance notification.
Under the terms of the insurance, the house and facilities are for the regular use of the occupants only. Please be aware of this if you are part of a larger party also renting property nearby.
Cabin Hill is non-smoking.
Ord`s water supply is private, fed from the hill streams,and the house has an Ultra Violet treatment system meeting EU drinking standards, without using any chemicals.
All houses in Ord operate on Septic tanks..it is important that guests avoid putting unsuitable items or chemicals in the system. Thank you for your co-operation on this.
There is parking for 2 cars, plus space for kayaks, boat trailer and cycles. Please ensure the gate is closed at all times, or the garden will be full of sheep and deer, and devoid of trees & shrubs!
One well behaved dog is very welcome, at no extra cost. Additional pets by arrangement, with a charge of £15 for a second dog. Sorry, no cats. Please ensure dogs are not left unattended in the house or garden, and are kept downstairs, out of bedrooms, off furniture, and not permitted to scratch doors etc. A doggie `stair gate` is provided. Please do not cause offence in the village through fouling and barking, and clear up any `presents` in the garden. It is highly recommended that your dog is treated with `Frontline` or similar before visiting the islands, to avoid problems with ticks. There are sheep wandering freely in the village, and whilst the garden is fenced to keep sheep and deer out, it may not defeat a small determined dog.
A deposit of £100 per week is required at the time of booking, with the balance due four weeks before your arrival. Cancellations prior to payment of the balance will normally forfeit the deposit. Cancellations after payment of the balance will lose the full payment, although if I can resell the week, I will be happy to refund your balance. Please ensure you have adequate insurance to cover cancellations. In the event of my having to cancel your stay ( eg through damage to the house etc) I will endeavour to place you elsewhere locally if you wish, otherwise my liability is limited to a full refund of all monies paid to me. In the very unlikely event of an incident occurring which means I have to ask you to leave, I reserve the right to do so, without refund.
Ord is on the west side of the Sleat (pronounced `Slate`) peninsula in South Skye. You will probably be arriving via the toll free bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh or the 35 minute car ferry from Mallaig to Armadale. For ferry times and bookings contact Caledonian MacBrayne.
There is no mobile phone signal in Ord, nor once you are on the single track road for the last 3 miles of your journey.
From Kyle of Lochalsh:
Once over the bridge, follow signs to Broadford (6 miles), where there is a supermarket and filling station,plus several other shops and attractions.
Just before reaching Broadford a main road turns off to your left signposted Armadale and Ardvasar (15 miles), and also Sabhal Mor Ostaig (the Gaelic College). Take this road and follow it for approx. 10 miles. You will pass signs to Drumfearn on your right and Isle Ornsay on your left. Soon after a small loch on your left there is a sign to Ord and Tarskavaig, directing you down a winding single track road on your right. Follow this for 4 miles, and just before you reach the beach you will arrive at a group of houses and a slip road on your right with an "Ord" signpost. If you actually reach the beach, you have missed the village slip road,go back up the hill a hundred metres and turn into the village. Follow the sliproad for a few hundred metres, avoiding the one turning off to the left. There is a sharp right hand bend at Ord House, and Cabin Hill is the first (and only) house immediately after this on the right hand side, after the "residents only" road sign. Lots of trees, and a large wooden shed by the parking area. If you go too far, the road is a dead end with a group of small chalets, just turn round and try again.
Once off the ferry from Mallaig, follow signs to Broadford, avoiding the junction on your left to Ardvasar.Continue for approx. 6 miles, passing Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Sleat Primary School and two churches. Soon after Toravaig House Hotel the single track Ord and Tarskavaig road ( as in directions above) is on your left. Continue as in the directions above.
I LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO ORD.