Sound of Sleat, near Armadale, Isle of SkyeGuest Rating
Halfpenny Cottage is an appealing, traditional cottage that enjoys beautiful sea views, set in its own private garden near Armadale (4 miles) on the Sleat peninsula of the picturesque Isle of Skye.
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It can be hard to tear one’s eyes away from the great views that can be admired from both inside and outside the cottage, but needs must when there are so many sights to see and activities to try nearby.
The well-equipped kitchen and dining area are in together with delightful scenery to take in from the window during meals. An inviting wood-burning stove in the cosy sitting room is perfect for toe toasting whilst relaxing or watching TV. Also, downstairs is an attractive double bedroom and a shower room with a lovely walk-in shower.
Heading upstairs there is a twin bedroom and a double bedroom (king-size) that benefit from more wonderful coastal views from their dormer windows. As the staircase is spiral and fairly narrow it may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
In the enclosed garden a raised decking area has been perfectly positioned to make the most of the outlook across the water to the mountains beyond, with the ruins of Knock Castle also being visible in the distance. A picnic table allows for al fresco dining whilst being able to fully take in the beautiful surroundings. Parking is in the gravelled area just by the front door.
The Sleat peninsula is very well placed as it can be accessed via the Skye bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland or by a 30 minute ferry ride into Armadale from Mallaig in Lochaber.
Several excellent restaurants can be sampled in easy driving distance and the remains of Knock Castle, that can be seen from the cottage’s garden, can be explored on foot for a closer look.
A charming, sheltered beach can be found at Armadale (4 miles) which is also the nearest place to head to for basic groceries, although it is worth stocking up at the supermarket in Broadford (12 miles). There are attractive gardens to wander around amidst the ruins of Armadale Castle, where the Museum of Isles will be of interest to history enthusiasts and those looking to trace their ancestors.
Whisky lovers will welcome a visit to the Torabhaig Distillery that is only half a mile away. As the distillery has only been in production since 2017 its first batches are only just becoming available after spending 3 years in cask (the minimum legal requirement in order for it to be referred to as whisky). The Talisker Distillery (36 miles), which is the oldest on the island, can be reached within an hour’s drive.
Make sure to make time for a trip out to the gorgeous Camas Daraich beach (9.5 miles) that is said, by those in the know, to be one of the nicest on the whole of Skye. It is about an hour’s walk from the parking area but it is well worthwhile with white sands to explore and sparkling, clear waters where dolphins can often be spotted.
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.
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with microwave, washing machine, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Stair Gate
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £35 of electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, no pets. 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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024||£550.00|
|02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024||£650.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024||£750.00|
|19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024||£650.00|
|03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024||£750.00|
|24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024||£850.00|
|31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024||£750.00|
|21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024||£850.00|
|19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024||£950.00|
|23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024||£750.00|
|13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024||£650.00|
|04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024||£750.00|
|25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£550.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||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.
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The cottage was at the top end of our budget. We have been coming to Skye for over 10 years and Skye is now quite expens...Read More
Lovely well-equipped Cottage with beautiful views and very hospitable host. The beds were very comfortable. Great of our...Read More
Lovely cottage, all mod cons and very clean. Nice personality in the place with unique artwork and decor
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See above please. Some issues with hot water need addressing. Otherwise good
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