For unsurpassed views of the bay, distant mountains and surrounding Highlands this traditional Scottish croft’s location in Glasphein on the magical Isle of Skye is a hard one to beat.
The Isle of Skye can be reached either by a 30-minute ferry journey from Mallaig or over the Skye can be reached by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale within 30 minutes or over the Skye Bridge that spans nearly half a mile over the water.
The cottage is 1.6 miles from Staffin, a crofting village on the northern side of the island. Overlooking Staffin Bay it boasts restaurants and shops and a post office. The capital Portree is 17 miles down the coast.
At A Glance
Ground floor bathroom
Shop 10min walk
Fire starter pack
Renovated to a good standard, this is traditional Skye croft cottage sleeps five in its three bedrooms, a double, twin and single. There is plenty of storage space in each. The bathroom is on the ground floor and has a shower over the tub.
The well-equipped kitchen has a dining table and chairs and the separate sitting room has an open fire and TV with Freeview.
To the front of the croft is a bench and table where you can take in the breath-taking views and to the side there is ample private parking.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Skye
The Isle of Skye is known for its rugged landscapes, medieval castles, picturesque fishing villages, its history and the outstanding scenery. Be it mild, wet, sunny or windy, the beautiful landscapes and scenery are guaranteed to blow you away. Skye’s hiking opportunities are endless including the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr, a pinnacle of rocks that can be seen for miles. The Quiraing is a four-mile fairly difficult walk that is a must for any keen photographer as it passes through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland. As part of the Trotternish Ridge it is formed by a landslip that has resulted in hidden plateaus, high cliffs and pinnacles of rock. It starts at Staffin which is less than two miles from the cottage. When you reach the summit at nearly 1,800ft you have views across the water to the islands of Raasay and Rona and on a clear day beyond the hills of Torridon on the mainland.
The Fery Inn at Uig, just under 10 miles from Staffin, is a chocolate box-pretty pub that serves food with provenance and local real ales from the Isle of Skye and Cuillin breweries. What could be better than after a long day’s hike sitting back and relaxing with a pint that was brewed on the island. Skye has its own lagers too such as the Black Isle Brewery’s Blonde. The inn prides itself in its growing collection of Scottish, British and World gins too that now stands at more than 80. Find a window seat or a spot in the garden with the best views over Uig Bay towards the Waternish Peninsula. Here you can watch the ferry to the Outer Hebrides and the fishing boats come and go.
This is a destination like no other to an island with an ancient history, to a place that is thought to be so magical there are places called Fairy Pools and Fairy Glen. For centuries it has drawn tourists with its jumbled collection of mythical moors, jagged mountain peaks, enchanting lochs, and towering sea cliffs.
The joy of Slioch is not only its elevated position with sweeping views of the bay and beyond, it is its comfortable accommodation. After an energetic day trekking the moors and climbing the summits you can return to a roaring fire and a cosy eat-in kitchen. You might have stopped off at the shops in Staffin and stocked up on fresh ingredients to cook up a meal back at base and the provenance of the produce is undeniable. After a peaceful night’s sleep you can make a cup of coffee to enjoy alfresco on the bend at the front of the cottage and enjoy the rarity of the air and the beauty of your surroundings.
If you are looking a destination with a difference where golden eagles soar overhead and red deer spring across the rocks then the Isle of Skye understandably called the Crown Jewel of Scotland is where you should be planning your next holiday.
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