Wednesday 10 June 2020

The Captain's House, Stein, Waternish, Isle of Skye (Sleeps 1-4)

'The Captain's House' is a two-bedroom, self-catering flat occupying the first and second floors of the traditional Captain’s House in the centre of the historic fishing village of Stein, a conservation area on the shores of Loch Bay situated on the west coast of the Waternish peninsula of North-Western Skye.

The flat is traditionally furnished throughout and has electric storage heaters and a real fire (coal & logs), fire alarm cover and a pay-phone. It sits above a craft shop and gallery. It shares the front door but is securely partitioned off from the ground floor with its own locked door. There is also private access to the rear of the house via the garden.

Across the road on the shore is a second private garden for the flat residents. Ample parking space is available at the front of the house and to the side.

Stein: The village was originally established by the British Fisheries Society in 1786 as a model fishing village along with Tobermory & Ullapool. Stein was designed by Thomas Telford but, on Skye, the brave venture failed and the buildings of Stein were left to slumber on for two centuries, forming a fascinating contrast with the grandiose scheme in Telford’s master plan.

As a result, the village and its buildings are little changed, most of them being listed of architectural and historic value (including The Captain’s House). The village is also a Conservation Area with an idyllic setting on the shore.

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