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Hebrides Cottages Scotland - lovely coastal cottages on the beautiful Isle of Scalpay

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Hebrides Cottages Scotland - holiday cottages by the sea on the beautiful Isle of Scalpay - sleep 4 + 6


Traditional cottages on a remote island between the Isle of Skye and the Applecross Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland with magnificent views over to Skye, Raasay and the mainland.

Your holiday begins even before you arrive at the Island of Scalpay. You cannot help but fall in love with the beauty Scotland has to offer for a romantic break or a family escape. No holiday could begin better than with a drive through the stunning Loch Cluanie and then on through the mouth of Loch Duich before driving up the Isle of Skye and sailing over to your destination. This easy paced transition from the mainland to an isolated island does allow you to experience what life is like for the lucky few who escape our frantic modern existence.

On the Isle of Scalpay thefew inhabitants have their own pace of life to do their own thing. It is easy to imagine forgetting all concept of time in a place so wonderfully isolated.

The islanders here are hugely self sufficient, there are no roads or island shops on Scalpay. Even if there were, there are only a handful of vehicles on the Island anyway.

Who would not want an escape like this? The freedom that accompanies this lifestyle is but a dream to most of us. Imagine, instead of your weekly visit to the shops, foraging, hunting and fishing for your dinner. Do you see yourself picking vegetables fresh from the earth instead off the shelves? For Scalpay’s residents, this is every day life. The island is reached by boat; you can even beach on the shore in front of the cottage you will stay in.

The Isle of Scalpay offers serene beauty exclusively to those who stay here. The walks and wildlife that surround you on the island will create memories to last a lifetime.

While on Scalpay you become a member of the community for the duration of your stay, encouraged to become involved in all seasonal aspects of Island life from sheering sheep and feeding lambs to vegetable and fruit picking.

The destination is truly second to none, the modern accommodation gives you the perfect atmosphere to unwind in after all the possible adventures in such a tranquil area of Scotland. The sea views that you have in most rooms will render any guests speechless. The comments in the guest book just say things like "simply beautiful" and as so many fall in love with the Island the many repeat customers say "See you next year!"

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Further details about this accommodation

Garden Cottage

In the peaceful gardens of Scalpay House near Skye, this luxury self catering holiday cottage has an uninterrupted sea view and is ideal for honeymoon couples or a small family.

The large area of foreshore at the front of this holiday cottage is excellent for hill walking, painting or bird watching when in the summer months many varieties of migratory birds come to feed and nest on Scalpay.

Children love to gather all sorts of live creatures from the many rock pools found near the Garden Holiday Cottage.

  • Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room.
  • Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room.
  • Sitting room with wood buring stove.
  • Fridge.
  • Dish Washer.
  • DVD.
  • Microwave.
  • Cotton sheets and towels are provided.
  • Cot and high chair are available.

Keeper's Cottage

Right on the beach in a superb position just 20 metres from the sea, the Keepers holiday cottage is a favourite amongst guests. This self catered cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms, generously spaced living areas and a cloakroom. The Keepers is a classic holiday cottage which has just been refurbished to the highest standards, offering a stunning but relaxed and comfortable home-away-from-home feel.

The layout of the cottage provides thoughtful accommodation allowing guests to enjoy the beach, garden and views to maximum effect. The Keepers Holiday Cottage has plenty of traditional character, with pine beams and a comforting glass fronted wood burning stove. The wonderful sea facing conservatory offers a perfect opportunity to relax, sip wine and watch the evening sun turn the hills majestic red.

Set on a point overlooking the sea towards Applecross and the mainland, the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. The self catering cottage is reached by track from the main house (approx 1/3rd of mile). 

  • Double bedroom with ensuite shower room & views over the bay.
  • 2 twin bedrooms with shared bathroom.
  • Open plan kitchen with fridge and freezer.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Dining room with french doors into garden.
  • Sitting room with log fire.
  • Night storage heating.
  • Cloakroom/drying room with washing machine.
  • Conservatory sitting room.
  • Private beach and garden with garden furniture.
  • Cotton sheets and towels are provided.
  • Cot and high chair are available.

Directions and Travel

When you arrive on the Isle of Skye you will be able to leave your car at the point where you will meet the private boat to take you across to Scalpay. The boat trip to Scalpay is a 10 - 15 minute journey and your cottage rental price includes the crossings at 5 p.m. at the beginning and 10 a.m. at the end of your stay on Scalpay. Further boat trips can be booked directly and are charged at £20 each way to Skye and £20 per hour for any sea excursions or fishing trips.

Our top five things to do while staying at these Hebrides cottages Scotland
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Exploring the island is the best part, but some beauty spots not to be missed are: a trip up to the Lochs, especially on a clear day as the views over to Raasay, Rona and the Outer Hebrides are spectacular.

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Boats trips can be arranged with our knowledgeable boatman Nick to include mackerel fishing, whale and dolphin spotting and much more.

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A wide diversity of habitats can be found on Scalpay. Woodlands, dry heathland, wetlands, grassland, fresh water streams, lochs and the sea all provide a variety of locations where plants and animals live.

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There is a mature population of red deer on the island which is managed under our long term plan for the sustainability and health of the herd and the environment, providing fresh, lean, organic venison for the residents and locals.

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Eat like a local on the Isle of Scalpay, order in the freshest sea food from lobster to scallops, in season find a variety of edible wild fruit and vegetables or get really into the islander spirit and catch your own trout in the sea or mackerel in the lochs. Truly an unmissable experience.