Cottage in the charming settlement of Skeabost Bridge, is a perfect touring base for discovering the wonders of Skye. With its stunning loch and mountain views it is loved by birdwatchers, photographers and walkers.
- View : Panoramic, mountain, country side, river, lake, village
- Children welcome
- Setting : Picturesque, Suitable for a relaxing break
- Lake at <50m
- Golf, Horse riding, Fishing
- Pets accepted
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Our 167-year-old former game cottage is noted by visitors for its cosiness, enhanced by its thick walls and efficient heating system. Comfortable is another word often seen in the Visitors' Book, with the two double-seater recliner sofas being particular popular. When the weather is fine guests can relax in the fenced outside seating area, knowing that their children and pets are safe. Opposite the cottage is a large grass field, ideal for exercising dogs. If it's raining then visitors can retreat indoors but still admire the wonderful loch and mountain views over Loch Snizort Beag. In cold weather, lighting the open fire in the lounge can often appeal. Also available is the TV with numerous Freeview channels, free WiFi, and DVDs, books and board games suitable for adults and children. The cottage also has an extensive range of tourist information material, which is regularly updated and extended. Outside there is car parking for two, possibly three, vehicles and a lockable shed where bicycles can be safely stored. The cottage is on the regular Portree-Dunvegan bus route with a bus shelter located only a few yards from the cottage and a convenient post box. The owners spend several weeks of the year at the cottage themselves and ensure that the character kitchen and all other rooms remain well equipped. And our obliging caretaker is on hand nearby in case of emergencies.
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The Cottage is in an ideal location for exploring Skye's beautiful scenery and diverse heritage. The village of Skeabost Bridge is home to the idyllic Skeabost Country House Hotel, which has recently been tastefully refurbished by new local owners. The hotel is only a minute's drive from the cottage or a short walk away along a pleasant tree-lined lochside path. Facilities open to the public include a bar, with a welcoming open fire, and a high class restaurant. The hotel also has its own 18-tee, nine-hole golf course, with clubs available for hire. The cottage also has a set of clubs which can by used by guests. Next to the hotel is the impressive River Snizort, Skye's foremost salmon river. Reasonably priced day and half-day tickets can be purchased and also angling tuition by the ghillie. There are many other opportunities nearby for sea and game fishermen. Also close by are two pony trekking centres. There are numerous interesting walks in the vicinity. One not to be missed is to St Columba's Isle, along the banks of the Snizort. This atmospheric spot is the former site of the cathedral church of the Bishops of the Isles. Its eery graveyard has four tombs dating back to the Crusades and a mysterious effigy of a knight. The old cottage adjoining the cottage was home to the famous Gaelic poetess and campaigner, Mary Macpherson, or Mairi Mhor nan Oran, known as Big Mary of the Songs.
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The cottage is on the A850 road between Skye's capital, Portree, and Dunvegan, with its famous castle and seal colony. It is on the junction of the A850 and the lane leading to the settlement of Glenbernisdale. Portree, with its shops, restaurants, boat trips and other attractions, is only six miles away, and the Uig ferry to the Outer Isles is 13 miles away. The cottage is on the Portree-Dunvegan bus route, with a bus stop just opposite.