Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Occupying a glorious location within the pretty hamlet of Breakish on the iconic Isle of Skye is Skylark Cottage. This picturesque thatched cottage, nestled within its open garden grounds and enjoying fabulous views over the wild and untamed beauty of the Skye countryside, is the sort of holiday property many people dream about. The cottage has been sympathetically and sensitively refurbished to provide excellent self-catering accommodation for 2/4 guests. The main living space has a practical open plan layout that gives rise to a lovely holiday feel and atmosphere within the property. The lounge area is a truly uplifting space and affords direct access through gorgeous French doors onto a charming patio area complete with outdoor furniture and panoramic views. The one, spacious bedroom is charmingly presented and additional guests can be accommodated via sofa bed in the lounge. The friendly village of Broadford is an easy two miles away and has a surprisingly wide range of amenities including a good-sized supermarket. Skylark Cottage is situated only five miles from the Skye Bridge making it an ideal base from which to explore the island itself and the western fringes of the mainland.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Kyle of Lochalsh|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Property is all on ground floor level has electric heaters and comprises: Lounge: With feature electric fire, satellite Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD and sofa bed (for + 2 ). Large French doors open onto garden and patio area; superb views across the sea to islands, hills and mountains An open archway leads to.... Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer Bedroom: With double bed Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
All electricity, bed linen and towels included
The Hebrides/Skye region
The Isle of Skye lies just off the west coast of Scotland and is now connected to the Scottish mainland by a road bridge at the Kyle of Lochalsh. One of the largest of the western isles, Skye provides for an ideal holiday location with plenty of amenities for family holidays yet retaining a stunning beauty and tranquillity for a peaceful break in northern Scotland. This is a great spot for wildlife lovers, whether it's on the land, in the air or on the sea. Keep a look out for elusive otters and dolphins or if you're really lucky you might glimpse a passing golden eagle! It's easy to take to the sea and boat hire is readily available.
Broadford, Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is of course a truly, fantastic location for hill-walking and climbing. The Cuillin Hills, arguably Scotland's most loved mountain range, are within relatively easy reach on the western side of the island and there are also numerous walks through stunning scenery in the immediate locality of Skylark Cottage. Outdoor enthusiasts in general are extremely well catered for in the this area as opportunities to go kayaking, sailing, mountain-biking, golf and fishing etc are all available on the island. A good range of boat trips to various destinations around the island or to view its rich array of marine wildlife can be taken from several points such as Elgol and Armadale Harbour. On wet weather days a visit is highly recommended to Armadale Castle, seat of the Clan Donald. This offers superb gardens and mature grounds set in 20,000 acres and an excellent museum. The Clandonald Centre is also well worth a visit. Another ‘must see' on the list is Portree, the island's picturesque capital. The vibrant coloured dwellings are a real tonic as is the bustling little harbour which is cheek by jowl with some of the finest fish restaurants to be found in the whole of Scotland. Portree also has an interesting range of shops, a modern, well equipped leisure centre which includes swimming pool and climbing wall. For a day off the island, a visit to the iconic Scottish castle of Eilean Donan is also highly recommended. The castle has an excellent collection of Jacobite artefacts on display and the very punch bowl used by Dr Johnson during his visit to the region!