The main attraction of the living room is the floor to ceiling corner window that gives spectacular views of Loch Harport and the village of Carbost. The sunsets are often stunning. During dark clear nights, if the circumstances are right, you can observe the Aurora Borealis. The large window to the side slides open and gives access to the deck where you can enjoy the view even more and have a barbecue. On the other side of the room there are French windows that provide access to the rear of the house. From here there are views to the famous Black Cuillins mountain range.
All these windows provide plenty of light and create a modern feel to the house. There is a large, solid oak dining table that can easily sit five people. If you don’t feel like going out, or if your body needs a rest after a strenuous hike the previous day, this room is a great space to chill, read, play board games, do a jigsaw, etc. You can relax on one of the new leather sofas (not yet in these pictures) and listen to some traditional Scottish music, or jazz, or classical music, or the latest pop music, or, in fact, anything you fancy as you can use Spotify to listen to your favourites. The wood burning stove is another focal point, especially during the evenings in the autumn and winter. Pour yourself a dram from the local distillery and watch a DVD or Blu-Ray on the 42inch HD TV. A satellite dish provides access to all the free-sat channels. We have recently upgraded the PlayStation to a PS4 Pro, so you can bring your favourite PS4 games to play if the weather is not so attractive, which is rare, but it does happen…;-) We only have one controller, so if you like to compete, bring an extra one with you.
There are plenty of books in the house, especially on photography and travel. In the entry hall there is a book case filled with travel books. Plenty of books on Skye, local history, walking, etc. There is a box full of leaflets with up-to-date information about things to do on Skye. Some ideas can be found on our Isle of Skye page.