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Halfpenny Cottage

Sound of Sleat, near Armadale, Isle of Skye

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
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 calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £850.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £750.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £850.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £950.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £750.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £650.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £750.00
26 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 - 31 Jan 2025 £550.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £550.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £650.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £750.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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