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An Acarsaid- luxury Cottage on Skye - ( sleeps 2 )

The cottage on Skye has outstanding views down to Loch Poolteil with its dramatic cliffs and across the sea to the mountains of Harris and North Uist. The cottage on Skye stands in a large wild garden with a small burn running through it

Prices From £ 400 To £ 550 short breaks available in spring, autumn and winter

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Vernon's personal review of the accommodation, location and items of interest

cottage on Skye

Isle of Skye Cottage - sleeps 2

I have a huge soft spot for the isle of Skye. The notion of my wife and I cuddled up together in an old stone cottage in front of a roasting wood burning stove, a glass of single malt in hand watching the sun set over the sea between the isle of Skye and the isle of Harris.

This small cottage sleeps just 2 (and a cot) and has been recently renovated to such a high standard. It has the most wonderful double height living space with a spiral stair that leads to the master bedroom, both of which look out through the large gable end window over the most incredible view.

I have been to the Isle of Skye before and my favourite area is a small single track road that weaves up the bay opposite Dunvegan Castle past one of the most famous restaurants in Scotland, the Three Chimneys (book well before you get here) up the valley to Glendale, where this cottage sits in the small hamlet of Milovaig, a township full of local life. Buy fresh lobster from the local fisherman or fresh produce/ free range eggs from the friendly neighbours. The nearest village of Glendale is within 20 minutes walking distance where there is a Post Office, village shop and small Cafe.

It's the sunsets that are so impressive, to have drinks on the terrace and watch the sun set over loch Pooltiel with the distant hills of harris in the background is beyond description. You just have to see it to believe it.

An Acarsaid cottage on Skye has a modern stylish bathroom with underfloor heating and heated towel rail. There is also a utility room.

The cottage has a wild garden, with a small burn running through it to the loch below.

The steep cliffs of Glendale are home to thousands of seabirds and this area is undoubtedly the best place on Skye for seeing whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark.

Seals bask on the skerries in Loch Pooltiel and Loch Dunvegan at low tide. Otters can be seen fishing for sea urchins.

Sea eagles, golden eagles, buzzards, merlins and kestrels all nest nearby.

Glendale is renowned for its striking displays of wild flowers, with meadows carpetted with bluebells, orchids, violets and primroses.

contemporary self catering
Contemporary style Kitchen

Facts and Figures


Large double height living space, comfortable leather sofa and arm chairs. Flat screen TV with a wide range of channels, DVD player and contemporary selection of DVDs

Kitchen Dishwasher, fridge, ceramic hob and oven We also provide kitchen towels and some essentials for cooking.

Dining area with views out to the loch. Also a utility room with freezer and washing machine


Double bedroom with very confortable double bed with high quality super soft cotton bed-linen.

Bathroom with shower, underfloor heating, heated towel rail,

Location - blue marks the exact location of this property  (use the buttons on the left to zoom in and out)

Points of interest

close to Skye Scotlands National Book Town

  • Comfortable romantic Isle of Skye self catering
  • Scenic views over loch pooltiel
  • Located close to Dunvegan, home to the Clan MacLeod
  • Enjoy the wildlife including seals, otters, buzzards and eagles.

So what is there to see and do close by ?
romantic getaway
Very romantic holiday cottage in Scotland. Ideal for just 2 people  deeply in love.
Dunvegan Castle, with its landscaped gardens, the famous Fairy Flag, home for the Clan MacLeod. also hosts Seal Boat Trips.
close to award winning restaurant
Great dining is an essential part of the Skye experience. The restaurants are too numerous to mention, but Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant is a must, and Three Chimneys for a very special occasion. Portree offers a number of good, informal, spots.
good area for walking and hiking
The Munro-baggers know exactly what they plan to do; it takes half an hour to reach Sligachan from Kingsburgh, and about an hour to Glen Brittle. Booklets are available in the Boathouse giving details of less demanding rambles – perhaps at the Quiraing, between Uig and Staffin, or westward, at the Coral Beach near Dunvegan, or at Oronsay across the causeway
good area for fishing
The fishing is good – either from the rocky coastline, or a professional outing with many of the coastakl fishing ventures.
There is a range of arts and crafts in Skye and Lochalsh – offering paintings, sculpture and pottery to discover, as well as yarns at Waternish. A favourite is Orbost Gallery, near Dunvegan, offering lovely watercolours, prints and wood engravings.
The Cuillin Mountains attract many of the best rock climbers in the world. The Black Cuillin are mainly composed of basalt and gabbro, the latter being a very rough rock which makes for superb grip for mountaineers. It is from the dark colour of the gabbro that the Black Cuillin receive their name. The summits of the Cuillin are bare rock, jagged in outline and with steep cliffs and deep cut corries and gullies. All twelve Munros on Skye are Black Cuillin peaks, though one of them, Blaven, is part of a group of outliers separated from the main ridge by Glen Sligachan. Red Cuillins are mainly composed of granite which is paler than the gabbro (with a reddish tinge from some angles in some lights) and has weathered into more rounded hills with vegetation cover to summit level and long scree slopes on their flanks. The highest point of the hills is Glamaig, one of only two Corbetts on Skye (the other being Garbh-bheinn, part of the small group of gabbro outliers surrounding Blaven).

Bicycle Friendly   Walkers Friendly Motorcycle Friendly No Dogs no smoking