The Isle of Raasay is one of our beautiful unspoilt treasures in Scotland. It is approximately 14 miles long and just short of 5 miles wide. Situated between the Isle of Skye and the Scottish mainland, the access by ferry is a short and inexpensive crossing from Sconser on Skye. Home to fewer than 200 people, Raasay truly promises the chance to live or holiday in peace and tranquillity.
The cottage is located near the Southwest coast in the main village of Inverarish. There is a local primary school on Raasay, and older pupils attend the secondary school in Portree via ferry then bus.
There is a local well stocked community shop and post office in Inverarish. Raasay House offers accommodation for holidaymakers with restaurant and bar facilities as well as providing a wide range of outdoor activities. There are also a number of bed and breakfasts. The local community hall, completed in 2009, provides services to both residents and visitors alike, and is a real hub for events on Raasay.
There are many interesting archaeological finds on Raasay, including Inscribed Stones and Broch Remains, and the island is a haven for both Outdoor and Wildlife Enthusiasts with flora and fauna unique to Raasay. There's the chance to glimpse dolphins, eagles, otters and seals to name but a few, and if you've a very keen eye, you may even spot the elusive Raasay vole.