Kyleakin holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

The Anchorage

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The Anchorage

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 9476

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Anchorage is a delightful self-catering holiday cottage on the Isle of Skye.

Located on the foreshore of one of the best holiday locations in Scotland, The Anchorage overlooks Loch Alsh and the heather clad mountains of the Scottish Highlands beyond.

The cottage is the perfect all seasons self catering holiday accommodation for seaside-loving, mountain-walking, wildlife-watching, peace-searching people who love wilderness beaches, gastronomic delights and a touch of the Celtic.

The garden has a gate which leads from the right on to the high tide line, from where one can fish or just sit and watch the yachts, naval and fishing boats come and go, including the occasional submarine or cruise liner. Opposite is the lighthouse-keeper's cottage Eilean Bàn where author Gavin Maxwell (Ring of Bright Water) lived. All rooms overlook the water which is within about 30 feet from the house at high tide.

Kyleakin is perfectly situated on Skye, just a few minutes from the bridge and within easy reach of the varied attractions of all parts of the island. Although very peaceful, there is always something going on in the channel or the fishing harbour and marina just a moment's walk away.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Various
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 120 km, Nearest railway: Kyle 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The house is well equipped and interior designed to our own standards. You'll find pictures of our children on the wall and binoculars and probably some whisky in the cupboards. This is not a house that has been "done up cheaply to let out" and we find that it attracts people who treat it the affection that we show it ourselves.

Further details outdoors

Parking for one car with space for others free of charge on public area nearby. Short walk to shop and pub. you can also walk along the beach to the pub at low tide!

Further details

The otters that frequent the garden dislike smokers as do we! Unfortunately we cannot allow pets for the same reason. Please note that there is a low wall separating the garden from the rocks/sea so young children must be supervised when outdoors. Older children will love the rock pools by the house!

Please note that our changeover day is Saturday, with a minimum of seven nights booking. If you require a shorter time please note that full week's rate will still apply.

The Hebrides region

Kyleakin is a charming village arranged around a small harbour and marina (pictured) which houses several working fishing boats and pleasure craft. The Viking Castle Moil is a prominent landmark (also pictured) and the views from the top are well worth the short walk around the cove. The village has a small post office/general store, a cafe and a couple of unpretentious restaurants. More extensive facilities can be found over the bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh five minutes away, Broadford, ten minutes away or Portree, Skye's capital 30 minutes away.

The whole area is of particular interest and Kyleakin has its own Brightwater Interpretation Centre where children can enjoy a hands-on educational experience, and boat-trips to the home of Gavin Maxwell and museum of his life's work with the sea otters that continue to live wild in the area. From rock-pools to red deer, whales to waders, seagulls to seals, extensive wildlife can be found throughout the area. Highland cattle are a common site and are very tame.


The Anchorage is perfectly situated for touring both the dramatic north and lush south of the island. There are numerous castles, including the famous Eilean Donan, the challenging walks and climbs of the Cuillin mountain range, fabulous waterfalls cascading onto sandy beaches, highland cattle and pretty villages such as Plockton on the mainland close by, where the TV series "Hamish Macbeth" was filmed. There are whale-watching excursions and boat trips to numerous islands such as Raasay, Rhum, Eigg, and many more. Beaches with spectacular views can be found around the island and we particularly like Elgol and Tarskavaig, each of which are within about half an hour's drive. Gaelic can still be heard spoken occasionally and the Skye ceilidhs are a must.

There are several excellent world-class restaurants on Skye, which is rapidly becoming known for its cuisine. Among the best are the Three Chimneys in northern Skye (the 28th best restaurant in the world according to the Daily Telegraph) and cookery writer Clare MacDonald's Kinloch Lodge which is within a twenty minute drive of The Anchorage. Corruisk House on the way to Elgol is an excellent sea-food restaurant, as are Off the Rails in Plockton and the Applecross Inn(Scottish Inn of the Year 2002 and 2003). If you enjoy your food, Skye is the place for you!

Charter, fishing, whale watching, seal watching, fast sea safari, glass bottom and self drive boats are all available for hire locally. Self-drive boats, diving gear and bikes can also be hired locally.

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      Calendar last updated:23 Nov 2015

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