Situated on a 65 acre working croft, Heron Cottage offers the perfect opportunity for guests who wish to relax in the peace of the countryside.
Yet it's just a short 20 minute drive from the island's capital (Portree) and well placed for visiting Dunvegan Castle, the coral beaches, Neist Point Lighthouse, Talisker Distillery and all of North Skye.
Built in 1991, the vacation rental cottage is situated beside our own home and B&B business (The Anchorage), but due to the layout, the cottage is not overlooked.
Heron Cottage faces west and overlooks Loch Bracadale and the Ose river estuary towards the unique mountains known as MacLeod's Tables. Sunsets are often spectacular.
The estuary is the vacation home territory of herons, ducks, oyster catchers and seals. It has recently become the summer home of a flock of geese. If you are lucky, you may see the local otters in the river mouth.
Unwind in this peaceful crofting setting. Awake to the sound of seabirds, watch seals playing in the loch or sunbathing on the rocks at low tide, or spot the heron fishing at sunset.
All beds have feather and down duvets (kingsize duvets on the double bed). We can replace these with blankets for anyone with allergies. All the beds will be made up for your arrival with fitted sheets, pillowcases and fresh duvet covers. Bath sheets, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels are also provided.
Lounge with TV, VCR, radio/CD player, selection of videos, books & games, 3-seater leather sofa, armchair, electric fire, plus dining table & chairs by the window.
Kitchen with full size electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, iron and all the necessary cooking equipment. There are also various items of cleaning equipment in the cupboard. On arrival you will find a pint of fresh milk, bread or rolls, tea, coffee and sugar to get you started.
We are happy to offer advice on what to see and where to go on Skye. For example, Dunvegan Castle is the ancient seat of the Chief of the Clan MacLeod. You can tour the castle and see the famous Fairy Flag, explore the gardens and take a boat trip to see seals on the loch.
A deposit of £50 is required at the time of booking.
The balance is payable 1 month prior to arrival.
A discount of 10% is available for 2-week bookings.