About the home
Catrina and John welcome you to get away from it all and relax in comfort and style in our newly built self catering accommodations for two. Situated in an elevated position overlooking the Ascrib Islands you have uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort and the Minch to the Western Isles.
As the name suggests Eagles are a common sighting as are a huge variety of birds and wildlife, in the living area full length windows provide you with amazing panoramic views, and upstairs you can walk out of the French doors on to your bedroom balcony or sit out in your private garden where red deer are often seen playing in the woods below. Local attractions such as Dunvegan Castle, Trumpan Churchyard, Coral Beach, Stein Inn, Skyeskyns , Lochbay Seafood Restaurant the renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant are all a short drive away. Portree the capital of Skye is 30mins away by car as is the Talisker Distillery in Carbost.
Make Eagles Rest your ideal holiday base for walking, cycling, fishing, water sports, boat trips, eating out or just taking it easy with a local tipple in the oldest Inn on Skye.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Aros Bay, 2km|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
Make full use of the modern fitted kitchen complete with fully integrated appliances and cookware for the most enterprising chef. The living area is arranged to make the most of the fantastic scenery on offer with a comfy L shaped couch to stretch out on and relax or a luxurious armchair to lounge in. For your entertainment there are various board/card games made available, freeview TV, an excellent book selection and a huge DVD library of over 350 titles covering most major releases over the past decade of various genres. Also on the ground floor is a modern shower room and W/C.
A space saver staircase leads to the 1st floor bedroom where a quality king size Sealy bed and Egyptian cotton bed linen is provided for maximum comfort and luxury. French doors lead off the front of the bedroom to the balcony where you can treat yourself with breathtaking sea views and the morning sunrise.
Further details outdoors:
At the front and side is a large area where guests may park a car or sit out in the sun, a path leads around the building with Skye marble chips all round. At the rear of the 1st floor a door leads across a walkway to the private garden area with its neat lawn, fantastic views and sunsets, a perfect retreat to have an evening barbecue, dine alfresco or simply sit in the sun enjoying a good book or glass of wine.
The clifftops and sea beneath Eagle View have an abundance of wildlife. It is common to observe Golden and Sea Eagles passing by and hunting at the bottom of the croft and buzzards hunting around the chalet. Eagle View directly overlooks the Ascrib Islands a complex of skerries, islets, undisturbed mainland shores and offshore islands in north-west Skye consistently support a breeding colony of the common seal Phoca vitulina. The site represents one of the larger discrete colonies of common seals in the UK, holding around 2% of the UK population.
Due to the elevated position of Eagles Nest you have an unspoilt view over the sea below; it is common to see a wide variety of seabirds, whales, dolphin and porpoise in the waters below. And if you are interested in fishing then several trawlers and creel boats fish in the Loch and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to observe how the seafood they well may be eating in their local restaurant is caught.
The spacesaver staircase is steeper than a normal staircase and may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. However there are external steps and a back door leading directly into the 1st floor bedroom.
We can cater for parents with infant children who require a cot to sleep in.
The Hebrides / Skye / Isle of Skye region
Skye sits on the north west coast of Scotland and is famous for the Cuillin mountains, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the "Skye Boat Song" and its breathtaking scenery. Weather wise Skye can have all seasons in 1 day, and sitting in the Gulf stream is fortunate to have mild winters.
The Waternish / Geary area
Waternish is spoilt with places to visit, there are several fantastic coastal and woodland walks with an abundance of interesting wildlife to be seen, Trumpan Churchyard where the infamous battle of the "Spoiling of the Dyke" occurred, the Thomas Telford village of Stein where you can eat and drink in the oldest inn on Skye and Skyeskyns, the only 5* tourist attraction on the island. Go 15 mins away by car and you get to Dunvegan Castle and the Coral beaches. And for all food lovers the world renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant is only 20mins away and the Lochbay Seafood Restaurant is 5mins away.
How to get there
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If coming via the Skye bridge, take the A87 to Portree past Broadford and Sligachan Hotel beneath the Cuillins to Portree. At Portree, fork left just past the High School keeping on the A87 in the direction of Uig and Dunvegan
About 3 miles out of Portree take the left fork to Dunvegan (A850). Keep on this road (A850) for another 15 miles, past Edinbane, until you reach Fairy Bridge (approx. 5 miles before Dunvegan) where you will turn right off the main road on to a small minor road. You will see signs for Waternish and GEARY. Follow this road for approx 4 miles enjoying the spectacular views over Lochbay to the Outer Isles till you come to a T junction above Stein (there is a small wind turbine at this junction). Turn right going up the hill and stay on this road for approx 1.5 miles till you come to a converted Thomas Telford church on your right hand side where you will see a sign for GEARY and a road branching off to the right. Follow this road for approx 2 miles and Eagle View is well signposted on the left through two large gateposts with rowan trees either side.
If coming over the Mallaig – Armadale ferry follow the main road (A851) to Broadford, turn left and join the A87 following the directions as above. This ferry service operates a summer timetable with sailing every hour or so from 8am – 6pm. With the winter timetable sailing go down to just 2 crossing on weekdays. Caledonian MacBrane operate the Mallaig to Armadale ferry and booking is advisable if you are travelling with a vehicle. Call reservations on 0800 066 5000
If taking the Glenelg – Kylerea ferry follow the minor road to just before Broadford, turn left joining the A87 and follow the directions as above. This ferry service operates between Easter and mid-October. The ferry normally operates seven days a week between 10am - 6pm. Sailings are every twenty minutes or as required. The ferry is community owned and booking is not required.
Inverness is the closest main Airport with car hire available. For information desk - telephone 01667 464000
Activities near Waternish
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
13 May 2013
Perfect cottage in stunning location. Cottage is of a high standard with everything you could wish for. Owners are very friendly and helpful and the welcome hamper was the best we have ever had. Highly recommended!
23 Sep 2012
We had a lovely holiday in Skye. The cottage was lovely, really cute with everything you would need. The welcome hamper was a lovely additional touch. We really enjoyed out time in the cottage and would definitely recommend staying there.
30 Aug 2012
Great location all mod cons for single traveller wishing a base. Scary stairs not for the infirm and the bedroom mezzanine is low on head room. Im 5ft6 and still managed to crack my head on the velux.
Make you you check out Stein Inn for drinks and food and the fish rstaurant next door.
John and Catriona are very helpful and hospitable.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||25 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Spring||30 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 400||£ 50||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Apr - May||27 Apr 13||11 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|May - June||11 May 13||15 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|June - July||15 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||13 Jul 13||17 Aug 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Aug - Sep||17 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|September||14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Sep - Oct||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn - Winter||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Xmas & Hogmannay||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
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