- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
See www.self-catering-skeabost.co.uk for more details.
Sleeping up to 6 people, this comfortable, cosy, 3 bedroomed well-equipped and historic cottage makes a wonderful base for accessing the many delights that the Isle of Skye has to offer. With so many things to see and do Skye is a fabulous place for an island holiday, amid superb scenery that changes with the weather, from rolling hills and moorland to rocky sea-shores and pristine sandy beaches. Come and stay at Stoney Cottage, and have an unforgettable holiday!
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Cosy Cottage, Skeabost Bridge, Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Portree with all its town facilities is only 5 miles away. The River Snizort (which is accessible from the garden) leads to Loch Snizort which is a short walk away. There you can walk along the shore and visit St Columba's Isle which has the remains of a chapel dedicated to St Columba, the best known of many saints associated with Skye It became the Metropolitan Church of the Isles until its move to Iona in 1498.It also has the traditional burial place of the chiefs of the Clan Nicolson. Many of Skye's most notable visitor attractions are within a 30-minute drive There is plenty to see and do for the outdoor adventurer, nature lover, photographer, angler, bird watcher or those who just wish to take it easy. Come and see for yourself - the cottage is a little gem.
Skye can be justifiably proud of a wonderful range of places to eat and drink. There is a good quality hotel is within walking distance where you can play a 9 hole 18 tee golf course, enjoy riverside walks or experience fine dining in the restaurant or bar.
Skeabost (in Scottish Gaelic, Sgèubost) is a township, at the head of the sea loch, Loch Snizort in the northwest of the Isle of Skye between the Waternish and Trotternish peninsulas. It offers fine coastal scenery with views across the Minch out to the Western Isles of Lewis & Harris.
History of Local Area
Standing Stones, Pictish Duns, Brochs, forts and burial sites are scattered about the district. There are structures which almost certainly predate the Birth of Christ by some 2,000 years.
Running through Skeabost (sheltered house), is the River Snizort in which lies St. Columba's Isle (Eilean Chaluim Chille). Here lies the ancient burial site and foundations of Old Snizort Parish Church, probably late medieval, which served as a cathedral church of the Bishops of the Isles. There are also ruins of two small Chapels, their dates associated with the life and work of St. Columba who brought Christianity to The North Isles of Scotland.
Walking / climbing: Being centrally positioned the cottage is a good base for exploring the Cuillins, and the Trotternish peninsula with the Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing with its weird rock formations. The pretty Waternish peninsula is also easily accessible.
Golf and fishing are offered at the Skeabost Country House Hotel which is within walking distance from the cottage. Boat trips trips can be taken from several points including Portree, and Uig where boats leave for the Outer Isles. Day trips throughout the summer season.
Paleontology and Geology: The Isle of Skye is an excellent natural laboratory for observing geological matters and fossils. Skye (particularly the Trotternish peninsula) is one of the richest locations for dinosaurs and fossils in the UK. The Staffin Museum (near the famous Kilt Rock) is where some of the dinosaur finds can be viewed.
Restaurants - The Skeabost Country House Hotel provides high standard meals and bar snacks. Portree has many places to enjoy a meal and a little further away several restaurants are to be found around Dunvegan, Uig, and Waternish with the little port of Stein and the oldest inn on Skye.
Dunvegan Castle with its glorious gardens is situated 18 miles to the west. The castle, is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland and the most visited destination on the Isle of Skye.
The Aros Heritage Centre in Portree houses a theatre, cinema with a varied programme of concerts including traditional and modern Scottish music.
The Skye Museum of Island Life at Kimuir comprises 7 thatched cottages depicting the lifestyle of a crofting community of a century or so ago.
Talisker Distillery on the shores of Loch Harport. Take a tour and have a sample of Skye's own single malt whisky
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Last updated on June 14, 2013
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Additional notes from the owner
Short Stay Nightly Rate variable depending on how many people staying
Discounts for couples,
No extra cost for well behaved pets.
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Firewood Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- River Views
- Mountain Views
- Gas Stove
- Electric Grill
- Children's Toys
- DVD Player
- Movie/Video Library
- Satellite or cable TV
- Board Games
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 70 square meters