Duisdale Mor, Sleat, Isle of Skye
In a gorgeous setting just 20 yards from the sea on the Sleat peninsula of the Isle of Skye is Sandaig Cottage, a detached cottage that enjoys beautiful views out over the Sound of Sleat.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The open plan living area at the heart of the cottage is very light and bright with its huge picture windows that do a great job of framing the magnificent sea views. The comfortable seating by the stylish freestanding wood-burning stove has been placed to make the best of the views, which you can even admire as you eat.
The accommodation is laid out all on one level with a spacious double bedroom, attractive twin room and thoroughly modern bathroom that has the luxury of cosy underfloor heating.
The cottage sits in pretty garden grounds with the seating area being a particularly lovely place to sit and admire the ever changing seascape as the light reflects off the water and boats bob off in the distance.
You can fish directly from the pebbly shore and wildlife enthusiasts will love visits from the resident otter that often comes to the shore and the colony of seals that bask on rocks around the bay. Dolphins have also been seen jumping out at sea and golden eagles have been spotted soaring in the skies nearby.
If a break from cooking beckons then the restaurant at the Duisdale House Hotel just a couple of minutes’ walk away is just the place, offering a delicious fine dining experience using plenty of local produce.
The Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge Hotel (2.5 miles) is worth a visit for a bit of a treat and the Hotel Eilean Iarmain (1 mile) offers excellent pub food with lots of fresh seafood. The ferry over from Mallaig on the mainland arrives into Armadale (8 miles) where there is a general store/post office.
There are 40 acres of beautiful gardens to wander around at Armadale Castle where the mild climate has encouraged some beautiful flora and fauna to thrive. The onsite Museum of the Isles is worth a look if the weather isn’t good, offering a fascinating insight into the history of the Highland and Islands and resources that allow people to trace their genealogy.
Whisky lovers will want to head to the Torabhaig Distillery (3.5 miles) for a tour (opening August 2017).
A trip to the sandy beach at Camas Daraich near the Point of Sleat is a must. It is roughly a 2 mile walk to the picturesque cove but once you arrive you may well think you are somewhere much further afield when you see the gorgeous white sand and sparkling turquoise waters. Further on at the Point of Sleat, the most southerly point of the island, is an automatic lighthouse that sits on a rocky outcrop from which there are wonderful panoramic views to enjoy.
Broadford (8 miles) has a supermarket for stocking up on supplies and a bike hire shop if you fancy exploring the quiet roads on two wheels.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV, electric oven, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters, underfloor heating and wood-burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£50)
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019||£850.00||£850.00|
|26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019||£695.00||£750.00|
|10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019||£850.00||£850.00|
|24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019||£950.00||£950.00|
|31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019||£850.00||£850.00|
|28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019||£950.00||£950.00|
|30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019||£850.00||£850.00|
|20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019||£695.00||£750.00|
|11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||£850.00||£850.00|
|01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£595.00||£650.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£950.00||£950.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£950.00||£950.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.