Situated on a 65 acre working croft, Heron Cottage offers the perfect opportunity for guests who wish to relax in the peace of the countryside.
Yet it's just a short 20 minute drive from the island's capital (Portree) and well placed for visiting Dunvegan Castle, the coral beaches, Neist Point Lighthouse, Talisker Distillery and all of North Skye.
Built in 1991, the cottage is situated beside our own home and B&B business (The Anchorage), but due to the layout, the cottage is not overlooked.
Heron Cottage faces west and overlooks Loch Bracadale and the Ose river estuary towards the unique mountains known as MacLeod’s Tables. Sunsets are often spectacular.
The estuary is the home territory of herons, ducks, oyster catchers and seals. It has recently become the summer home of a flock of geese. If you are lucky, you may see the local otters in the river mouth.
Unwind in this peaceful crofting setting. Awake to the sound of seabirds, watch seals playing in the loch or sunbathing on the rocks at low tide, or spot the heron fishing at sunset.
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Accommodation & Facilities
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom
- Newly refurbished shower room with electric shower
All beds have feather and down duvets (kingsize duvets on the double bed).
We can replace these with blankets for anyone with allergies.
All the beds will be made up for your arrival with fitted sheets, pillowcases and fresh duvet covers. Bath sheets, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels are also provided.
Lounge with Freesat TV (over 100 channels), DVD player, VCR, radio/CD player, selection of videos, books & games, 3-piece suite, electric fire, plus dining table & chairs by the window. New sun lounge for 2017.
Kitchen with full size electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, iron and all the necessary cooking equipment.
There are also various items of cleaning equipment in the cupboard.
On arrival you will find a pint of fresh milk, bread or rolls, tea, coffee and sugar to get you started.
- Free WiFi
- Garden furniture and a barbecue are available on request.
- There is parking space inside the cottage gate for several cars.
We are easily reached from the mainland and from any part of Skye.
- Dunvegan 7 miles
- Portree 14 miles
- Sligachan 15 miles
- Skye Bridge (at Kyle of Lochalsh) 45 miles
We are happy to offer advice on what to see and where to go on Skye.
For example, Dunvegan Castle is the ancient seat of the Chief of the Clan MacLeod. You can tour the castle and see the famous Fairy Flag, explore the gardens and take a boat trip to see seals on the loch.
There are several excellent restaurants within a short driving distance of the cottage, including
the Old School Restaurant and the Waterside Cafe & Bistro in Dunvegan.