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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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. Arrival any time after 4pm and key kept in key safe, so no pressure to be there at a set time. Departure by 9am to allow sufficient time to clean between guests. Prices include all electricity, heating, bed linen and towels.