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Duart Cottage


Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

Duart Cottage
Duart Cottage
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Getting 'over the sea to Skye' has never been easier, with the sweeping arc of the Skye bridge which is now, what's more, free of charge!

Where the ferry from the mainland used to dock, but now bypassed by that bridge and refreshingly quiet and peaceful as a result, is the little village of Kyleakin.  There, on the road which runs along the water's edge to the harbour, is Duart Cottage, a trim, whitewashed, typical Highland house.  It stands in about a quarter acre of garden (furniture) and inside, it has been beautifully restored to a very high standard.  There is a modern kitchen, cosy sitting room with multi-fuel stove (and an extensive video library for wet days), a separate dining room, and upstairs, double, twin and (small) bunk bedrooms.  The twin bedroom is accessed through a further sitting room where there is a double sofa bed for additional guests.

Duart is perfectly placed for maximum accessibility to this wonderful area.  Kyleakin itself has a shop and hotel, while Kyle of Lochalsh (2m) across the Sound has a full range of shops, eating places, leisure centre etc.  The picturesque village of Plockton on the mainland (where the series 'Hamish Macbeth' was filmed) has superb restaurants and is within a 15 minute drive.  For a special meal out, Lady Claire MacDonald's Kinloch Lodge is 10 miles away on the Armadale Road.

Walkers and climbers will scarcely know which way to turn!  On Skye itself, the Cuillins beckon, while over on the mainland, the mountains of Wester Ross and Torridon are almost as close.  Kyleakin now has its own marina, so sailing enthusiasts are also well catered for.  In the centre of the Sound is the Ring of Bright Water Visitor Centre on Eilean Ban, once the home of author and naturalist Gavin Maxwell and now a wildlife sanctuary with an emphasis on otters.  There is  another otter hide at Kylerhea, just down the coast, while further up the island you can hope to see sea eagles, dolphins and even, perhaps, a whale.

There is golf on Skye at Sconser (21m) and at Portree (33m), the 'capital' of the island.
Riding is also to be had there, or at Armadale (21m) to the south, where the ferry plies back and forth to Mallaig and where the Castle gardens are also worth a visit.

Heating by night storage heaters and multi-fuel stove, all electricity, coal for the stove, bed linen and towels are INCLUDED.  Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement.  Sorry, no cats or smoking in the cottage.  Wireless Broadband is available, subject to provider.

Guest Comment

Nicholls party, Rutland 19/07/2014

We had such a glorious week in Duart Cottage - the weather could not have been better, which made it even better than usual. The cottage is excellent in every way, with everything you could possibly need, and always so clean and well presented.

Duart Cottage - Guest Comments

Allen family, West Lothian 30/03/2013

Lovely cottage with everything you could want while on holiday. We've been really lucky and had good weather all week. Kids have loved playing in the stream and everyone has been so friendly. Can't wait to come back to this amazing island.

Sutherland party, Renfrewshire 06/04/2013

Superb cottage, well supplied with everything the children could need. We have had a fabulous week and would certainly come again. We have had such a lovely week.

Godwin party, Staffordshire 18/05/2013

Very well equipped cottage in a superb setting. We have had a fabulous week's holiday, but could easily have done two - so much to see!

Wetzer party, Netherlands 17/08/2013

We had a perfect week in this lovely cottage, on this beautiful island.

Allsop party, East Yorkshire 31/08/2013

Nice, comfortable, warm cottage. One of our favourites. Disappointed to be going. Could do with a month here.

Smith party, North Yorkshire 20/10/2013

The best holiday we could wish for. The cottage is so peaceful and homely. The island is full of stunning views, and a week is not enough.

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps:6 (8) *,
    Bedrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Two week discount

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* - babies are not included in the stated maximum for each property

  • Sitting room with Satellite TV/V/DVD Playstation 2 and games library and multi-fuel stove
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer etc.
  • Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
  • Double bedroom with king size bed.
  • Sitting room with double bed settee giving access to twin bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Very small bedroom (2ft 6in. x 6ft 3in.) with two bunk beds (only suitable for children).
  • WC with wash basin

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