|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Wilderness, Away from it all, Rural, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Within a short distance from the Isle of Skye the Keepers Cottage, Scalpay, sleeps 6 offering a true getaway on this unusual & very unspoilt private island. Ideal for families & couples wanting seclusion with its own pebble beach & garden. Trout fishing in fresh water lochs,crabbing,bird watching, abundant wildlife including deer,seals,fossils & many species of wild flowers are all here for you to explore.
This converted croft house was completely refurbished with wooden floors throughout.It has stunning views to Applecross & the Kyle of Lochalsh.The cottage is spacious with an open plan, very well equipped kitchen/sitting room with e...Read more
Skye Scalpay Unique Rural Secluded Private Island
Broadford, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Situated in the Inner Hebrides between Skye & the west coast of Scotland Scalpay rises to (392m) 1,286ft with an area of (2,483ha), 6,135acres. Scalpay House was built as seen today by Sir Donald Currie & the two cottages lie within easy walking distance from the house & the jetty & toward the southern tip of this beautiful island. You will have it virtually to yourselves with its stunning views, hills to explore or to relax in total seclusion. Two families are nearby to look after you & should you seek company! There are no pubs,cars or restaurants but Skye is near enough for a days excursion should you want to venture away.
Parking available on the Isle of Skye
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$198||$198||$1,153 - $1,616||$0||7 nights|
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 20 2013
|Apr. 20 2013 - May. 18 2013
|May. 25 2013 - Jun. 1 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jul. 20 2013
|Jul. 20 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013
|Sep. 28 2013 - Nov. 2 2013
|All Other Dates||$198||$198||$1,383||-||7 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
An idyllic island escape
We very much enjoyed our stay in Keepers Cottage at the start of July 2012. It was the first time that my partner and I and our 4 kids had travelled up to Skye and Scalpay, and the kids loved the boat crossing, finding it very exciting!
We received a warm welcome from Veronica and Michael,who were always very kind and helpful. The kids enjoyed crab fishng,spotting the otters swimming by the cottage, paddling in the sea and exploring the island. They particularly enjoyed an afternoon of garden golf with Veronica and a tour of the amazing garden at Scalpay House.
My partner and I loved our evenings by the fire on the beach, so peaceful and relaxing to watch the sun set, have a glass of wine and take in the wonderful scenery.
I would recommend a stay in Scalpay for any families like ours, who want to explore the beauty of Scotland and avoid the usual commercially driven holiday park type break. Scalpay is a place where the kids can just be kids, they can explore, have adventures, and experience new things.
The accommodation was also excellent. Very clean, comfortable and spacious.
Mandy and Nick
Peace and tranquillity a place to recharge your batteries.
Just returned from another blissful week on Scalpay in the Keepers cottage. The weather was exceptionally kind which made it even more idyllic. The cottage has been tastefully modernised and is perfectly equipped for a large family.
The wildlife was amazing, this time we were fortunate to see a mother otter and her two cubs swim by the front door on 3 occasions. Whilst hovering overhead were magnificent eagles on the coast the seals and their pups basked on the rocks in the sunshine. As early risers we saw the red deer on several occasions before they returned to the tops.
The abundance of sea life kept the children (aged 2 and 4) entertained for hours. We found eating crabs, hermit crabs, sea urchins, sea anemones, fish and eels.
If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the 21st century with deadlines and clock watching then Scalpay is the place to visit.
You can do as much or as little as you choose.
So perfect was our holiday we will return in 5 weeks.
Peaceful, relaxing and superb weather to boot.
We would like to thank Michael and Veronica for enabling us to stay at the Keepers Cottage, we could not fault the experience. The cottage was very homely with all comforts available and we had a very relaxing time of it. Excellent views, hill walking and widlife all around. I can thoroughly recommend a stay in Scalpay as a down to earth get away from it all.
A wonderful holiday...
Without doubt - a very special place. Fantastic location, beautiful views, very friendly people, clean and modern accommodation. It is very difficult to find any fault - a perfect holiday for all ages. We will remember this holiday for a very long time and will certainly return.