Over the sea

The Isle of Skye – the largest of the Inner Hebrides – is connected by bridge to Scotland’s north west coast. It’s also accessible by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (a five-minute drive from the property). Mallaig itself can be reached by road or train. Another ferry operates from Glenelg to Kylerhea on Skye.

Indulge your senses

From waterfalls cascading into bright blue and green pools to craggy mountain ridges, the topography of Skye is astounding. Towering cliffs give way to bays with pretty fishing villages. The island is 50 miles in length, with a dramatic new scene played out at every turn.

Boat Trips / Flying Tours / Bus Tours / Outdoor Activities

Life in the wild

The majestic scenery is home to an array of wildlife. Around the shoreline, watch out for otters, seals, and the white tailed sea eagle, then cast your eye seaward for a glimpse of passing whales and dolphins. In land, red deer roam free.

Otter watching

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Minch Adventures

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Fearann Eilean Iarmain Outdoor Activities

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The outdoors beckon

An island of contrasts that demands to be explored on foot or by mountain bike, there are many routes and paths for all abilities. With no less than 12 Munros (peaks over 3000 ft (914m)) in The Cullin Range and, together with the Trottrnish Ridge, there are certainly challenges for even the most experienced of climbers. Venturing seaward, the islands take on a new and equally intriguing perspective from the water in a charter yacht or sea kayak.

Isle of Skye Yachts

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South Skye Sea Kayak

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Mountain guiding

Rich past and creative present

Skye is at the very centre of Scotland’s history. Immerse yourself in tales of ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, and also the warring MacDonald and MacLeod Clans whose ancestral castle homes are on the island. 

Today, the island and its dramatic scenery inspires many creatives including musicians, artists, designers, photographers, jewellers, potters and more. Many unique pieces are available from the studios and galleries across the island, and for those wishing to explore their own creative talent, short courses are available at the nearby Sabal Mor Ostaig.

Clan Donald Centre

Castle, gardens and gift centre
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1 mile, ~ 20 min walk from the cottage

Sabal Mor Ostaig, Gaelic University

Events schedule (lots of folk singers, bands, ceilidhs, etc) and short courses throughout year
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Claire Macdonald's Cookery Courses at Kinloch Lodge Hotel

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Arts and crafts galleries all over the island

A taste of Skye

You’ll get your first taste of Skye products in the welcome pack when you arrive. This is just a flavour of what’s to come. The fertile land and sea provides a rich larder of seasonal produce to choose from. Close to the cottage – and on the way to Broadford (the closest main town) – there are many good quality restaurants that make the most of these local ingredients.

Toravaig House Hotel

Around 7 miles away

Kinloch Lodge (Marcello Tully

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20 min drive on the way to Broadford

Ardvasar Inn

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5 min walk to the Inn from the cottage.

Duisdale House Hotel

At Isle Ornsay around 11 miles away on the way to Broadford

Eilean Iarmain Hotel

On the way to Broadford at Isle Ornsay

To book

Book directly through the website. Online payment facility for credit/debit cards, or pay by bank transfer.  30% deposit and balance six weeks before arrival.

Weekly bookings Friday – Friday (Short breaks may be available, but are dependent on our housekeeper’s availability. Please contact us for further information, and note that short breaks cannot be booked online).

Arrival any time after 4pm and key kept in key safe, so no pressure to be there at a set time. Departure by 10am to allow sufficient time to clean between guests. Prices include all electricity, heating, bed linen and towels.