Perfect location for a Highland escape
Skye is a great destination for families, couples travelling and groups of friends. There is plenty to keep everyone occupied from splashing in rock pools, exploring castles and brochs, or boat trips, archery and, of course, ice cream and fish & chips!
Both our cottages are ideally suited to people wanting to embrace the wide range of activities Skye has to offer: from the super active to the super gourmet, for the beach comber to the hill walker, the history buff to the whisky connoisseur. Or for visitors who simply want a place to relax solo or with family & friends the cottage offers a great place to unwind.
Our cottages are located in Sleat, Skye’s southerly peninsula known romantically as the ‘Garden of Skye’ for its abundance of trees, the area is easily reached by sea on two ferry routes or over the Skye Bridge. Duisdale and Camascross are both quiet crofting townships but with a host of amenities.
On the doorstep of our cottages is An Crubh, the village’s stunning new community enterprise is within easy reach with a Post Office & shop stocks everything from newspapers, local food, wine and many other essentials, and the cafe, open daily in summer, reduced hours in winter, offers great coffee, cake and lunches. You can also withdraw and exchange money at the PO counter.
Down at the bay at Isleornsay’s pretty harbour is Eilean Iarmain Hotel with its vibrant An Praban bar, Floraidh tweed & wool shop and art gallery. There are several other great places to eat from the famous Kinloch Lodge Hotel to the tiny but perfect Cafe 1925 in Ardvasar.
About our island & things to do in Skye
To the north of Sleat lies the village of Broadford with shops, supermarket, fuel station, ATMs and cafes and your first glance of the ‘Red Cuillins’. From Broadford a must do trip is to Elgol for its incredible views of the Cuillins and Small Isles: a boat trip from here over to Loch Coruisk deep in the ‘Black Cuillins’ is a must (booking advised on either the Misty Isle / Bella Jane).
North of the Cuillins you will find Portree the bustling island capital and there is much else to explore to the north east the Trotternish peninsula and the north west Dunvegan, Neist Point, MacLeod’s Tables and the Talisker Distillery.
A trip on the ferry from Sconser over to the stunning Isle of Raasay is a great day out with outdoor activity centre, new distillery and jaw dropping views back to Skye.
Back towards the Skye Bridge is Kyle of Lochalsh, home to Buth Beag a great wee seafood bar & shop, a further Coop, Bank of Scotland and local swimming pool.