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Andrew Butler

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Luxury Holiday Villa. Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views. Near Uig, Isle of Skye.

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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Villa in Uig, Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Quiet Rural Location With Wonderful Coast And Mountain Walks. Uig Village Amenities Nearby

Welcoming you in warm Mediterranean colours inside and out, Princes Point Villa provides spacious family accommodation for up to 8 adults and two infants. Magnificently situated between the north Skye shoreline and the hills of the Trotternish Ridge, the Villa enjoys a quiet secluded location in a friendly, rural, crofting community. Every window offers stunning views of Skye scenery. The main first-floor lounge and all four bedrooms have sea views. Sunsets over the Outer Hebrides from the picture windows of the upstairs living room have to be seen to be believed. The Villa is generously proportioned and includes two lounges, so there is plenty of space for everyone to relax. The Villa is comprehensively equipped to a high standard throughout you'll want for nothing! All 'mod cons' have been provided including Sky satellite TV in three rooms, Freeview in others, free unlimited BT Broadband with wifi, PlayStations 2 & 3, good Hi Fi and many other amusements, including a football table. Wildlife abounds and the lounge viewing scope offers the chance to get 'close up' to whales, porpoises, basking sharks, otters, eagles and other Scottish wildlife... as well as neighbouring sheep and Highland cattle. Outside, the house has a safe and secure lawned garden enjoying both fabulous sea and mountain views. There is a fully equipped gas Barbecue with a shelter and an outside dining area perfect for dining 'al fresco' on Long Skye summer evenings... the sun doesn't set until almost midnight. Whatever your holiday interests and plans, there is so very much to see and do locally without the need to travel far.... it is magical part of the world.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Andrew Butler (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

About Andrew Butler

I'm Andy Butler, chief factotum for Skye Holiday Rentals and I look after five lovely self-catering properties here on the beautiful Isle of Skye. We are a small family business who have been involved in Tourism on the Isle of Skye for over 25 years. Our aim is always to please and ensure that you have a wonderful time with us here in this amazing part of the world. Quality and fun are always what we/I endeavour to achieve and we want you to go home delighted after your stay with us.... and come again! We have met so many lovely guests over the years, many of whom have become good friends and return to visit us year after year. We look forward to you joining our throng of Skye supporters!

Andrew Butler purchased this villa in 2013

Why Andrew Butler chose Isle of Skye & Lochalsh

Princes Point Villa is in a superb location. Totescore is just a few minutes drive from the busy wee village of Uig with all it's amenities, and yet is a quiet and tranquil haven with magnificent sea views and no passing traffic... we fell in love with it!

Not only is the location stunning, but the Villa is unique and very different from many of the traditional Skye houses. For a start, it is split-level which immediately gives it another dimension and character. For me, the winning features are light and space. There are windows everywhere giving a 360 degree panorama of the wonderful sea and mountain scenery.

You don't feel as though you are in a house.... you feel like you are part of the great outdoors..... whilst living in luxury.

We love the Villa.... and you will too!

What makes this villa unique

Princes Point Villa is a great base for exploring not only the Isle of Skye, but also the Outer Isles. The Calmac ferry service runs regularly from Uig just two miles distant from the Villa. You can take a day trip.... or stay for a few nights!

But before you venture far, you'll have so much to explore locally on the Trotternish peninsular. There is something for everyone.... of all ages and of all abilities.

There's history evident everywhere.... Skye's famous Dinosaur footprints and fossils, Clan History and Castles, Viking Invasions & settlements, Crofting museums, deserted villages, and so much more.

We have some of the best walking and climbing in Britain right on the doorstep.... the Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Trotternish ridge walk and miles of stunning coastline.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We were the first guests to stay after your fabulous refurbishment.... you've though of everything! We loved everything about it and are going home to book for next year" Iain, Caroline, Evie and Kiera (the Husky) MacCormick.

"What a stunning week in a stunning house. We have loved being here. We have all enjoyed the marvellous views out of every room and made good use of the barbecue the garden and the telescope. I have to say it has been a real joy to stay here in a house that has everything. it was great to be met by a warm house; very welcome after a days drive. Truly fantastic week in a fantastic house." Steve Crane & family.
Jun 2014
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based on 30 traveller reviews

Luxury Holiday Villa. Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views. Near Uig, Isle of Skye.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews

First class in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully equipped holiday home - with every convenience well catered for. We wanted for nothing. Views / location are amazing. Real tonic for the soul. We had a great time with super weather that enabled us to fit in huge range of visits - the list was endless. I would highly recommend a stay at Princess Point Villa. It holds many happy memories of our holiday. Many thanks Andy.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nigel, Greetings from glorious northern Skye and MANY THANKS for your excellent review of Princes Point Villa. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our lovely holiday home and enjoyed yourselves exploring all that the Island has to offer. My word, you did so well for weather... you can come back with that sunshine any time. Thank you for staying with us and do visit again. Best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS
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Fabulous property, best rental we have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very special, with everything you could wish for in your holiday home.

All the little extra touches, like a full fruit bowl, chocolates, wine and every day essentials made it perfect.

We had a wonderful stay but unfortunately the weather was not so good. However, we were so comfortable even the wind and rain could not spoil it.

We would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to stay on Skye.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Wendy, Dennis and all. Greetings from sunny Skye and THANK YOU so very much for your lovely review of Princes Point Villa. We are so pleased you had a great holiday.... despite the 'Skye Mists'! Would you believe that we haven't seen a drop of rain, or indeed a cloud, since you left us... I think you must have taken the wet 'n windy stuff with you. It was 21 C in Uig today and we are apparently set fair for another week of this... wonderful. I think the great thing about 'PPV' is that it's such a lovely light and open space to be when the weather isn't great and indeed during the winter months. Do come and visit us again . With my thanks & best regards, Andy. Andrew Butler. SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic holiday. Andy was great and all aspects of the booking and payment were efficient. The kitchen was the best stocked of any holiday house we've stayed in. As well as every conceivable implement and plenty of cutlery, there was a cupboard full of tea, coffee and condiments (including herbal and decaf teas and coffees), oil, breads, chocs and a full fruit bowl.

The house is in a small hamlet surrounded by farmed land and walks can be done from the house (all OS maps and walking books are in the living room), but a car is really necessary for getting about as the local buses are not very frequent. It's a great base for exploring the north of the island and we easily filled the week there. It goes without saying that the scenery is stunning!

Thank you Andy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jackie, Adrian and family, Greetings from Skye and thank you so much for your lovely review of Princes Point Villa. I am thrilled you enjoyed the house and had a good time exploring our lovely Island. I've lived up here for nearly thirty years now and never tire of the scenery and the changeable weather.... sometimes three seasons in a day! With the school and continental holidays almost over, the Island is quietening down and returning to a state of calm that is more suited to the Highland way of life. You'll need to come for an 'off season' escape sometime. I'm just off to enjoy some very fresh mackerel for supper... caught today by one of our neighbours along the shore below the villa. I'll probably be forced to wash it down with something succulent from the Isle of Skye Brewery at Uig.... it's a hard life! My thanks & best regards to you all.... Andy. Andrew Butler. SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS.
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Wonderful house on Skye

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious house, well equipped with everything you could wish for & more. Beautiful location with stunning sea views & easy access to trotternish peninsula which is great for exploring. House was clean & tidy with great welcome package. Great all round service from Andy from booking, through details on things to do & contact during stay to ensure everything ok. Plenty of information in villa including maps & guide books. Thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing visit to Skye.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Annette & family, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.... for your excellent review of Princes Point Villa. We are thrilled you enjoyed our lovely holiday home and had a great time exploring all that Skye has to offer. It's been lovely dealing with you throughout and I do hope you'll manage another trip north to holiday with us again either at Princes Point Villa or one of our other lovely properties on Skye. Enjoy the rest of the summer. My thanks & best regards to all.... Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS.
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Fantastic house, great location & views

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many houses on Skye over the years this is by far the best.The house was immaculate and superbly furnished, Very peaceful and relaxing. we enjoyed the sunsets from the lounge, the children and dogs loved the large garden, enjoyed the use of the barbecue facilities. A very enjoyable holiday, we would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nigel & family and greetings from The Isle of Skye. THANK YOU so very much for your kind review of Princes Point Villa... isn't it just such a great holiday home. We just love the villa and are delighted when our guests have happy holidays there. As regular visitors to Skye you'll know just how much there is to see and do around the Island but I often just want to stay at Princes Point Villa and savour the timeless views and peaceful surroundings. So... with ever more to explore... 'will ye no come back again'? Enjoy the rest of the summer.... My thanks & best regards, Andy, Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS.
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superbe maison et très bien équipée. on se sent comme chez soi.

  • 5 of 5

Du bonheur à 100%. Un accueil de Andy comme nous n'avions jamais connu. On aurait cru que nous étions de la famille. Des promenades superbes dans les environs. Même la pluie n'a pu atteindre notre moral et altérer notre très grande satisfaction. Adultes et jeunes étaient ravis. Merci.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: GUEST REVIEW TRANSLATION.... Beautiful house and very well equipped . it feels like home. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 100% happiness . A welcome Andy as we have never known . You would have thought we were family . Beautiful walks in the area . Even the rain could not dampen our spirits and alter our great satisfaction . Adults and young people were delighted. Thank you. OWNER REPLY... Bonjour Jacques & family. Thank you so very much for your kind words and great review of Princes Point Villa. I am thrilled you enjoyed the house and your holiday on Skye.... despite a few days of 'Skye mists'. You will need to come again and bless us with some wonderful French sunshine. My best wishes to you all.... Andy. Andrew Butler, SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS. PROPRIÉTAIRE REPONDRE ... Bonjour Jacques & famille. Merci beaucoup pour vos paroles aimables et grande revue des Princes Point Villa . Je suis très heureux que vous avez apprécié la maison et vos vacances sur Skye .... malgré quelques jours de « brumes Skye ». Vous aurez besoin de revenir et de nous bénir avec quelques merveilleux soleil français. Mes meilleurs voeux à vous tous .... Andy . Andrew Butler , SKYE VACANCES
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended


The nearest sandy beach is at Camus Mor which is a 10 minute drive from Princes Point Villa. A slightly further drive (20 minutes) takes you to the magnificent broad sweep of Staffin Bay and sands. Both are lovely and they also have public slipways for boat launching.


Princes Point Villa can be reached the Citylink bus services from both Inverness and Glasgow terminate at Uig.... to connect with the Calmac Outer Isles ferry. Once here, there is an excellent local bus service running daily (except Sundays) which will get you around Skye.

Princes Point Villa is about 250 miles (400km) from both Glasgow or Edinburgh and the car journey will sensibly take between 5 and 6 hours. Inverness is 120 miles (190km) distant and the drive takes about three hours.


Uig Village & Ferry Port (shops, petrol, pubs & restaurants) - 2 miles.

Portree (the capital town of Skye) - 15 miles

Further Details:

Princes Point Villa is situated on the north-eastern peninsula of Skye - called Trotternish. We believe it to be the most beautiful part of the whole island..... it has everything!

The coastline is simply stunning from the broad sweep of sands at Staffin Bay to the dizzy heights of the famous cliffs at Kilt Rock. There is something to discover along almost every inch of the coastline and nearly all of it can be walked. The Rubha Hunish headland at Duntulm on the very northern tip of Skye is among the most beautiful and dramatic places in the whole of the british Isles. It's also a great place for whale watching!

The 'back-bone' of the peninsula is the Trotternish Ridge which runs from Portree to Duntulm in the north and can be walked for all of it's 20 miles. It is acclaimed as one of the best and most dramatic long walks in Britain. Along the Ridge is the famous rock pinnacle called the 'Old Man of Storr and then above Flodigarry, are the renowned pinnacles of the Quiraing Mountain.... featured in many movies including 'Highlander'.

So, the walking is just wonderful and almost unlimited..... dare we say......better than the Cuillins!

There is so much to do in Trotternish and so many ways to enjoy your Skye holiday. There are fascinating museums, famous Dinosaur finds and footprints, crofting community recreations, ruined castles, deserted mines and villages.... the list is endless and will keep you more than busy.

The two main villages are the ferry port of Uig and the crofting village of Staffin. Both are thriving little communities with pubs, restaurants, wee tea rooms and a warm Highland welcome! The award-winning ales of the Uig brewery are never far away.

You can hide away on deserted beaches, watch otters, eagles and dolphins.... take kayak or archery lessons at the Whitewave Outdoor Centre....or just relax in the wonderful peace and quiet that is this timeless and special part of our world.

If you are keen cyclists.... bring your bikes!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Totscore, United Kingdom

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Rate 34
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Gold
29 Oct 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Breaks
26 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year Holiday 2015/16
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 -1
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
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11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
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25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
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29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
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19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
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9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
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23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
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7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
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21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
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2017 - 19
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
New year 2017/18
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We request a £200 deposit when booking and the balance is due six weeks before arrival. Please visit Skye Holiday Rentals website for full terms & conditions including cancellation policy. Visa debit/ credit, Mastercard, Paypal, Bank transfer and cheques accepted.
You can book and pay on-line from the Skye Holiday Rentals website or direct with Owners Direct/ Home Away.
'Altavaig' cottage at Flodigarry is another superb North Skye holiday home owned and operated by Skye Holiday Rentals - see property ref: SC2395

Changeover Day:
For week (7 night) stays, changeover day is usually Saturday. Other days are available for Short Breaks and Christmas/ New Year holidays.

Notes on prices:
Discounts are available for stays of over one week... please contact us for details. All prices include linen/towels, electricity/fuel and VAT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Totscore, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Generous size family bathroom with shower over bath
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , En-suite bath/shower room for master bedroom
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Situated on ground floor with whb & wc.
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, toilet, whb and 'make-up' area on lower level. En-suite shower room with toilet and whb to Master bedroom. Separate toilet & whb on ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , King-size double with en-suite bathroom & sea views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Large twin bedroom with sea views
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Bunk bedroom with two full-sized bunks and sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Large twin bedroom with sea views
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8+ (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upper level... Master Bedroom with King Size bed, sofa bed, and en-suite shower room, toilet & whb. Lower Level... Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with full-size Bunk Beds. All bedrooms have sea views. Cot & Linen provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Princes Point Villa is the 'flagship' property of SKYE HOLIDAY RENTALS - a local family business who have been caring for visitors to Skye for 25 years. The Villa is open and available every week of the year.... we never close! It is warm, cosy and comfortable throughout the year and makes a wonderful venue for Christmas or New Year holiday 'get together'. Short breaks are available over the winter months. The Villa has so many windows that you genuinely feel 'outdoors' when indoors... which is perfect on cold winter days! Princes Point is a truly unique and special holiday home whether providing a romantic escape for couples or as a family holiday base. It is wonderfully comfortable and relaxing. We offer discounts for stays of two weeks and more... please contact us for details. Outside: The large garden with it's panoramic sea and mountain view is mostly laid to lawn. It is quiet, well fenced, safe and secure There is a fully-equipped gas-fired barbecue with shelter and an adjoining outside dining area. Other benches around the garden offer places to sit and soak-in the stunning scenery. There ample 'off-lane' parking for up to 5 cars. Utility Room: Washing m/c, tumble drier, sink & drainer, iron & ironing board, clothes & footwear drying. Outside washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included and there are plenty! The property is serviced weekly and linen/towels changed throughout. Other: Being on three levels, the Villa feels very open and spacious. It allows guests their 'own space' to properly relax. The dining room and breakfast bar are adjacent to the kitchen and Day Room creating a 'social hub' for meal times...