: Kyle of Lochalsh
: Stein Inn, Waternish
Situated in an elevated position above Loch Bay in 5 acres of surrounding croft-land with panoramic sea views across to the Outer Hebridean islands, this cosy 2 bedroom holiday cottage has been awarded 3 stars by Visit Scotland.
The magical peninsula of Waternish on the North West coast of Skye is approached by the Fairy Bridge from the main Portree-Dunvegan road. The breathtaking vista takes in Loch Bay and Dunvegan Head reaching out beyond the islands of Loch Dunvegan to the Outer Hebrides and the Atlantic Ocean.
This spectacular peninsula is the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors exploring the rich history and wildlife of the area as well as offering a wide range of activites including hill walking, mountain climbing, artists, photographers, cyclists, whale watcher, birdwatchers. It is also a keen photographer's dream with a panoramic seascape stretching from west to north, the view from Waternish over Loch Bay Islands to the archipelago of the Outer Hebrides is simply magnificent. Allegedly the most photographed sunset in Europe
The area has many visitor attractions including Skyeskins, (5 star rated) who offer free guided tours round their exhibition sheepskin tannery, Shilasdair - a wool dye house, two potteries, three art galleries plus a diving centre, boat trips, jetty and moorings, historic Stein village conservation area with its 18th century pub Stein Inn (which is a short 10 minute walk from the cottage) where you can enjoy a drink by the lochside and the wonderful Loch Bay Seafood restaurant - with its locally caught fresh seafood.
This is an ideal base for a family holiday. Very large enclosed garden (pet friendly) with garden furniture and terrace allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a barbecue whist admiring the stunning views across the loch and in the evening the unforgettable sunsets.
Pets by arrangement.
The main town in Skye is Portree - approx. 30 minute drive which has several banks, a large supermarket, gift shops, butcher/bakers, tea rooms, several excellent hotels - the short drive to the Cullin Hills Hotel in Portree is worth going if only for the views across Portree bay to the lovely harbour with its many fishing boats and yachts. Here you will also find the Tourist Office.