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MacGregor Cottage


Ord, Isle of Skye

MacGregor Cottage
MacGregor Cottage
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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. 

Guest Comment

The Sharp family, Derbyshire 23/05/2009

A really stunning visit. The cottage was very comfortable and warm - the views are the best on Skye. You don't even have to leave Ord to see wildlife and good walks are everywhere.

MacGregor Cottage - Guest Comments

Frawley Party, London 29/05/2010

Loved the peace and quiet of the location. Walks from the house are a delight in all directions. Very enjoyable in many ways.

Robinson Party, Leicestershire 21/08/2010

Views absolutely awesome, wildlife abundant!

Stonehouse Party, Cheshire 13/02/2010

How lovely to arrive at such a lovely warm and cosy cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cartwright Party, Dover 17/04/2010

Very peaceful week in a perfectly located cottage!

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps:†6*,
    Bedrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Two week discount

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

  • Open†plan Sitting/Kitchen/Dining room with TV/DVD, mini Hi-fi, electric-cooker, fridge, freezer, washing-machine and microwave etc.
  • Double-bed room.
  • Twin-bed room.
  • Bathroom with shower, WC and basin.
  • Twin-bed room (accessed from gallery - looking down on open plan ground floor).

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