Tigh Dubh – Black House in Gaelic – traditionally housed humans and animals in the Highlands and Islands. Cows were milked here until the 1970s, sheep lambed and hay stored until the mid 1990’s. The original fowl hole has been preserved with glass to prevent unwanted visitors from the modern croft. Great care has been taken to keep the feel of the traditional Black House but with all the insulation and modern touches to ensure a comfortable and unique stay.
A wooden paneled open plan living dining area provides a great space for relaxing, lounging over an extended breakfast or dinner. “Feels as though I’ve been transported to a different time,”( Lisa from Birmingham). While surrounded by original art, photographs and hand made tiles by the fire, enjoy the warmth of the wood and insulation. Curl up next to the pot bellied stove, play the board games, read the books, listen to your iPod on the docking station provided or watch DVD/TV which has Freeview. Staying in touch with work, friends or family is possible through Wifi.
The bedroom on the groundfloor has a double “box bed” made by a local craftsman with locally sourced “spalded” sycamore and larch. The snug sleeping platform has 2 single futons which can also be made into a double bed. Access is via a purpose-built log ladder, loved by the younger and older generation alike, but not recommended for toddlers. The kitchen is equipped with an electric hob, combination microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Belfast sink and all necessary crockery and utensils. The bathroom is a wet room comprising shower, WC and sink. The property is graded class 3 for disabled access. Background heating is from night storage heaters. Electricity is included in the rental as is bed linen.