I am both delighted and relieved to announce that Taigh na Cùil is complete, and taking bookings via Airbnb. Clive has worked his socks off to get our bothy ready for this season and we are really pleased with the results.
It’s certainly quirky looking, with it’s huge chimney, but inside it has a lovely feel, is light, bright, incredibly warm and cosy. There are lashings of hot water and we have both a both and shower to suit everyone after a day’s walking and exploring. With the weather in mind we have an extra towel rail to dry coats and socks etc and the open wardrobe has a radiator in the back for the same reason.
We have started to receive bookings and there has been a lot of interest shown, although, understandably, a lack of pictures has put people off. The pictures are there now, so folk can see what we are offering.
The work continues with Clive working all hours to be ready for our first guests. We have bookings from the end of April from brave folk who are prepared to book without seeing the final product.
This week we take down what has been our workshop and storage facility… thankfully, as it is probably one of the ugliest things on this part of Skye! A big skip is due to arrive tomorrow and wrecking takes place on Thursday with help from friends. Then we can fence in the garden area and clad the back end of the bothy.
Inside the kitchen is done, the skirting boards are on, the bed frame is in situ and the furniture is slowly starting to appear. The TV is on the wall and working. It’s like Christmas every day with parcels full of kitchen implements and all manner of ‘stuff’ arriving two or three times a day.
Trees have been planted and lawn seed sown… it’s happening!