Is one of a very small settlement of white pebble-dashed cottages at Ord on a south-west corner of Skye bordering Loch Eishort. It is easily reached from the mainland either via the 20-minute car-ferry crossing from Mallaig (at the end of The Road to the Isles) to Armadale, or by road from the Skye Bridge and finally by a single-track road with passing-places. This beautiful area, The Garden of Skye, offers a spectacular location, with heavenly scenery, plenty of wildlife, and of course the amazing west coast sunsets.
Sheep are everywhere on the grassy/rocky hillocks and the views all around are amazing. The cottage is comfortably furnished (the bedrooms are small) and wood lined throughout and this, with its open-plan interior downstairs and large windows, gives it quite a Scandinavian feel. It is well-heated with good insulation and triple-glazed, so suitable for all times of the year. Outside there is garden furniture and a good stretch of sandy beach a 4-minute walk from the cottage - from which you can enjoy one of the very best views across the loch of The Cuillin Mountains (spectacular at all times of the year) on the whole Island of Skye. A shingle beach is even closer. There is a jetty from which to launch boats (at your own risk) and seals and otters can often be glimpsed from it. MacGregor is an ideal base for active family holidays or just relaxing in lovely surroundings.
There is a hotel at Isle Ornsay which has a good bar and a restaurant and at Ardvasar there is another, plus a small general store. The Eilean Iarmain Hotel at Isle Ornsay has a famous hotel which also serves bar meals. The nearest shops of any size on the island are at Broadford about 15 miles away.
Heating is electric night-store heaters (£25 electricity INCLUDED). Bed-linen is INCLUDED and towels are available for hire to overseas guests only. Dogs are welcome but under very strict control but sorry, no cats. No smoking is allowed within the cottage. The cottage has a payphone. Water from a private source which is UV filtered.