Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Welcome to Fernilea Self Catering Holiday Cottage, Skye.
Escape for a while to a space where it’s just you, the land, the sea, the skies and the time to just be..... “Skye time”......
Fernilea Cottage is an ideal destination whether you are looking for a romantic break, quiet getaway, family holiday, or an active holiday taking in all the outdoor activities Skye has to offer.
Fernilea Cottage offers superbly equipped self catering accommodation in a fantastic location with views to Loch Harport, and the Cuillins. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Fernilea, close to the nearby village of Carbost, you are ideally placed for access to the Cuillins, Talisker Distillery, touring the island and enjoying the natural wildlife and landscapes of the area.
The perfect holiday cottage for exploring the Isle of Skye!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coral Beach 38 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||30 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness, 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
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Fernilea Cottage is a completely renovated Crofter’s cottage which has been designed and equipped to provide you with everything you might need for you to enjoy your self-catering holiday in Skye.
The cottage is fully double glazed and benefits from electric central heating. For the 2013 Season, the cottage will have Wifi throughout. All of the beds are new and offer high levels of comfort and the duvets and pillows are anti-allergy (no feathers). A folding high chair, and travel cot (not including linen) are provided.
With views over Loch Harport, the fitted kitchen is fully equipped and has an electric double oven/grill cooker with extractor hood above, fridge/freezer, full size dishwasher, microwave, and washer/dryer. The dining table can seat up to 5 adults.
The Lounge is a large sunny room which has a feature fireplace with Electric fire, and overlooks the south facing garden to the front of the property. There is a wide screen TV, DVD player, Nintendo Wii, telephone (incoming/emergency calls), DAB Radio/CD/Ipod dock. The furniture is of the highest standard includes, 2 side tables, coffee table, chest and a 3 seater and 2 seater sofas. There is a selection of books, DVD’s, CD’s, games, toys and tourist information.
The master bedroom is a lovely bright room facing the garden to the front, comprising of a king sized bed, bed side tables and extensive storage in build-in wardrobes.
This cozy bedroom faces the rear of the property with views to Loch Harport. The room has a double sized bed, bedside cabinet and a single 2 door wardrobe.
This contemporary styled bedroom also faces the rear of the property with views across the Loch. It has a full size single bed, bedside cabinet and single 2 door wardrobe.
The bathroom is a bright room to the front of the property and has a shower bath with glass screen, electric pump shower, basin and WC.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a generous south facing enclosed garden to the front of the cottage with garden furniture. A second area of garden with an attractive natural burn and large drying green lies to the west of the driveway. Off road parking is available for two vehicles, and a garden shed provides secure bike storage. A Weber charcoal BBQ is provided.
The Hebrides/Skye region
Skye has a vast array of activities on offer, so hopefully these suggestions will help you plan your trip.
Walking and Climbing
Skye is a paradise for walkers of all abilities, there really is something for everyone. For walks in the area, please see Walkhighlands website which can give you all the detail you will require including maps and gradings. If you are looking for a guide to take you up into the Cuillins, contact either Climb Skye or Skye Guides. Please click on the names for more info.
Sailing, Kayaking and Diving
Sailing is a great way of seeing the island, there are numerous opportunities to do this. Sail Ezra, a replica pilot cutter which is available for day charters; Seafari, adventure sea trips “the best outdoor experience”; or Skyak Adventures, sea kayaking around the Isle of Skye. For diving, there is a specialist diving centre based at Stein, on the Waternish peninsula.
Cycling, Horse Riding and Golf
Cycles can be hired from Island Cycles, Portree. Horse riding is available a the Skye Riding Centre (10mins drive from Portree), and there is a 9 hole golf Course at the Isle of Skye Golf Club, Sconser.
Talisker is a 5 minute drive away and has a shop, visitor centre and offers tours around the distillery. Booking in advance is recommended.
Castles, Museums and Galleries
There are a number of interesting castles and museums on the island. Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the Macleods, Armadale Castle and Gardens, Clan Donald Centre & Museum of the Isles are a few. The nearest gallery is The Loch Harport Gallery in Portnalong. We would also recommend Ronald MacDonald Photography, an t-eilean photographic gallery, Portree for some fantastic landscape photography.
There is a great community swimming pool in Portree, Arainn Fhinn, The Fingal Centre, Portree which includes a swimming pool with sauna and steam room, a climbing wall, a weights room and sports hall. Swimming sessions are very structured, so always best to get there 10mins before the start of the session.
There is a large adventure playground at Sligachan Hotel (10min drive) with fantastic views to the Cuillins. Another great playpark can be found on the island of Raasay as you head towards Raasay Outdoor Centre.
The sandy beach at Glenbrittle is a 20min drive away and is a great place to take the children for a day out. Another favourite is the Coral Beach near Dunvegan. There are some great walks which are suitable for children for example the Fairy Pools, Quiraing and Neist Point Lighthouse.
There are various boat trips available for example the Seaprobe Atlantis, as glass bottom boat which offers wildlife cruises from Kyle of Lochalsh from Easter to October.
If the weather is wet, then some suggestions would be Dunvegan Castle; Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie; Aros Centre, Portree; Glendale Toy Museum, or the Isle of Skye Serpentarium.
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6 Jul 2014
"Somewhere to revisit time and time again"
I am a very busy person , and find the requirement to write a long essay about a property frustrating . My wife and I debated about writing a review , as we wish to revisit , and do not want too much … More
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cottage! So glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Fernilea very soon.
25 Jun 2014
"Water, Mountains, Comfort, and Sheep!"
Having never been to Skye or stayed in a cottage of this sort, we didn't know what to expect. We suspected we were in for a treat based on the online pics and the helpful and friendly e-mails we… More
Delighted that you enjoyed your trip so much and that the cottage lived up to expectations. Glad too the you enjoyed the local wild life, and we very much hope to welcome you again to Fernilea.
5 Jun 2014
"wonderful cottage, beautifully presented with some lovely touches"
a fantastic cottage, very clean, very well equipped.clearly much loved and cared for by owners.some lovely touches like the special handwash and shower gels etcvery comfortable bedand last but by no m… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage, and I am delighted you liked the extra touches! I hope we will be able to welcome you back to Fernilea in the future.
10 May 2014
"Perfect place for holidays"
Me my wife and our little just under 4 plus other family with the 2 years old boy we've been staying in Fernilea Cottage for a few days, it's not a first time when we are traveling but this… More
Thanks for taking the time to post a review and delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable trip. Hope to welcome you again to Fernilea in the future.
8 Nov 2013
"Perfect location and a very comfortable cottage"
We - a family of 4 with older kids (20/22) - really enjoyed our stay at Fernilae Cottage! The cottage was very clean, complete and comfortable and perfectly located. Very nice views at the loch and hi… More
19 Sep 2013
Not a lot to add to previous reviews : we rented the house last august during our (too short...) stay in Skye, and everything was perfect !The house is fully equiped, quiet, very comfy, with an amazin… More
Thanks for taking the time to review our cottage and glad you had an enjoyable stay. Hope to welcome you back to Fernilea for longer next time.
24 Jul 2013
"All the reviews are true"
We rented this house based on good reviews and happily found they were all spot on. If you want to explore Skye, Carbost and Fernilea Cottage is maybe the best spot to reach all key places you want to… More
Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage, and that you enjoyed your trip to Skye and your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to Fernilea very soon.
2 Jul 2013
"Wonderful week in Skye"
A beautiful well-equipped cottage with a wonderful situation over-looking the loch. Very well positioned if you want to walk in the Cullins. We took bikes and there are pubs in easy cycling distance… More
Glad you had a great week in Skye and the cottage worked out well for you. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and hope to see you again at Fernilea in the near future.
7 May 2013
"Very cute and well equipped cottage in the most beautiful location"
I stayed at Fernilea cottage with my husband and 3 children over the Easter holiday. The cottage is lovely and very well equipped. There is everything you can wish for. The beds are so comfortable. Th… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review it is greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to Fernilea in the future.
3 Apr 2013
We stayed at Fernilea Cottage over Easter and had a great time. The cottage is located right by the edge of Loch Harport, offering fabulous views over the loch. It is clean, tidy and well looked after… More
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