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

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach %s km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

The Anchorage is the owner's private holiday residence, available to discerning guests. It is superbly located in an enviable position on a private promontory with its own foreshore. All the rooms in the house overlook Loch Alsh and the heather clad mountains of the Scottish Highlands on the mainland beyond and the house just a few feet from the water.

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 straight onto the private foreshore, from where you can fish, have a glass of wine, 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 on Eilean Bàn where author Gavin Maxwell (Ring of Bright Water) lived. All rooms overlook the water and in the summer the sun sets behind The Old Man or Storr in the distance. The majestic Skye Bridge is about a kilometre away (no traffic noise- this is Skye!!)

The house itself has recently been refurbished to a high standard and guests enjoy the use of superfast broadband, Alexa sound system, underfloor heating, Aga cooker, zinc-topped kitchen refectory table digital TV and plenty of interesting books.

The house is perfectly suited for one or two couples, but we also have a single camp bed for one additional person if required.

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 just a moment's walk away.

Unfortunately, due to dangerous rocks and sea access right by the house we are unable to accommodate children under ten years of age. The house is also unsuitable for unaided wheelchair users due to access via steps.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only

Families

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Interaction with guest

We'll provide you with full directions, points of interest and things to do after you have paid the balance of your stay and we're always available by phone should you have any issues during your stay.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

Categorically no pets or smokers either in the house or garden please. The otters dislike both! Also, no children under the age of 10 please as there are dangerous rocks directly onto the sea, a hot Aga, and other dangers! Thank you.

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Manager restrictions

Changeover day: Sat

About the owner

Richard R.
Average reply time:
1 hour 9 minutes

Calendar updated:
24 Sep 2021

Years listed:
15

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Feb 2006. Located in Isle of Skye, it has 61 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1595 to £2397.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Sep 2021.

Reviews

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DeeLaing

Paradise
Aug 2021

We have just had the most wonderful time in this amazing place. The house is perfect in every way and so full of love. The owners have invested their time and heart into this home and we did not want … More 

Reviewed 7 Aug 2021

Owner's reply:
Hi Will and Dee - I'm so glad you chose to spend your honeymoon at The Anchorage and that you had such a great time there. Totally agree its easy just to while away the days looking out of the window - always so much to see! Welcome back any time.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Great week
Jul 2021

Lovely location - ideal for wildlife and boat spotting. Very clean and comfortable with helpful and friendly host. Would love to come back.

Reviewed 17 Jul 2021

Owner's reply:
Fabulous - many thanks indeed. Glad you saw dolphins and otters "as promised"!! Welcome back any time.
Ken15FFR
Scotland, United Kingdom

Great house in a great setting - didn’t want to leave!
Jun 2021

Loved our stay at The Anchorage. The house is decorated in a contemporary style and ideal for a small family or two couples. The location next to the waters edge is fantastic. Always something to look… More 

Reviewed 8 Jul 2021

Owner's reply:
Thanks so much for your review Ken. So glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome back any time. Richard.
87jackb87
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Picture perfect on the waters edge
Sep 2020

The waters edge location is the main selling point of this homely abode, as the island of Skye can live up to its Norse name of Skuy...misty isle or cloud isle which we experienced during our stay, bu… More 

Reviewed 4 Oct 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for your kind review (sorry I missed it when it came in!). Yes those crows really shouldn't be nesting so close to the water- they are bullies! but all adds to the excitement! Welcome back to The Anchorage any time. Regards, Richard.
dhthomson927
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Perfect holiday cottage
Sep 2020

Perfect holiday cottage! The cottage was immaculate, lovely and warm and had everything we could possibly need! Located in a quiet road with fantastic views. Very easy access to the Isle, the mai… More 

Reviewed 20 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much for your kind review (sorry I missed it when it came in!). So glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome back to The Anchorage any time. Regards, Richard.
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Send Richard (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Richard (the owner) a message.

If Richard (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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 £228 

/night