Sleeps 2. Adjacent to ancient woods, 10 minutes' walk to the sea
- english, french, german
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Can highly recommend this property. Location superb if you like being rural. Accommodation excellent and Dorothy and Andy there if you need anything
Perfect Isle of Skye week
The accommodation was perfect for 2 - and such a special area. Dorothy and Andy couldn’t have been nicer hosts. Our hi-light was the walk through their Croft with Andy - gave us a greater appreciation for all that they have done and continue to do for the land and the area. A superb superb stay and place- could t rate it high enough! What a special week we had on Skye! Thank you Dorothy and Andy for opening up your experience to us and for SHARI g this magnificent magical place of yours.
Perfect secluded location
We found the cottage really well equipped,cosy,clean and with stunning views over to the Cuillins. We enjoyed just sitting watching the birds from the window
The owners were friendly and very knowledgeable about the island. The cottage has an excellent supply of walking guides and maps.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2week stay.
R Sides. Newcastle
We stayed here for a week before Easter. This is a sensational, modern, eco cottage for two people. Spotlessly clean, well maintained, warm, cosy and amazing views forever etched in our memory. The location is perfect for observing wildlife in the bay below. The drive from the ferry awesome. Dorothy was very helpful. Don't come here to watch the very small TV or use wi fi because the speed is very slow. But otherwise don't hesitate.
Lovely cottage in an idyllic location
Fantastic property in truly wonderful location. The cottage has all the amenities you could wish for and the views are stunning.
The cottage is well insulated and heated so when there is some dramatic weather passing through, it's fun to look out on to it from a position of comfort.
Highly recommend this property.
The cottage was spotless and in a beautiful location. There's so much to see and do around Skye. The cottage had everything you could ever need and was so warm and cosy. A lovely place to stay for a relaxing week away, we would definitely recommend it!
Fìor Sgeir Cottage is in the crofting hamlet of Tokavaig, on the Sleat peninsula of southern Skye. With its dramatic scenery, rich history and culture, art galleries, live music and excellent restaurants Sleat offers something for everyone. Sleat is easily reached from the mainland via the soaring Skye Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh, or by the Mallaig-Armadale ferry. During the summer, a smaller community-run ferry crosses the fast-flowing narrows between Glenelg and Kylerhea.
THINGS TO DO
Sleat’s beautiful mountain views, ancient woodlands, rugged hills and intricate coastline provide the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with many wonderful walks suitable for all abilities, as well as kayaking, biking, fishing, quad biking and sailing. Artists and photographers will be inspired by the ever-changing light, and nature lovers will also find plenty to see. Aird of Sleat, with its lighthouse and views of Eigg, Rum and the Lochaber coastline, is good for watching sea birds and spotting migrants. Take a guided walk led by a local ranger or go on a boat tour to spot whales, dolphins, seals and, if you are lucky, basking sharks. For otter fans there is the Kylerhea Otter Haven and the Brightwater Visitor Centre at Kyleakin, near Eilean Ban where Gavin Maxwell lived. Star gazers will enjoy Sleat’s wonderful night skies, unpolluted by artificial light. Other attractions include boutique shops, artists’ studios, galleries and craft workshops. The excellent Sleat Community Trust website (www.visitsleat.org) gives contact details for attractions and activities.
Local facilities include a small grocery shop at Ardvasar, and a garage, filling station and post office at Armadale run by the Sleat Community Trust, which supports sustainable community development.
From Fìor Sgeir Cottage you can explore many other places nearby. From Armadale, tour the Small Isles (Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna) by CalMac ferry. During the summer, take the community ferry from Kyleakin to Glenelg to explore the impressive Iron Age brochs. From Broadford, walk along the line of the old marble railway to the deserted villages of Boreraig and Suishnish whose inhabitants were evicted 160 years ago to make way for sheep. Near Torrin, a few miles further on, lies the start of one of the routes up Bla Bhein, an outlier of the Cuillins. From Elgol at the end of the road there are boat trips to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillins and to the Small Isles. Further north at Sconser, take the ferry to the lovely island of Raasay. Sligachan Hotel (with over 350 malt whiskies to sample) and Glen Brittle are starting points for climbing the Cuillins. From the Glen Brittle campsite, walk down to the tip of the Rubh an Dunain peninsula to the remains of a Viking boatyard, fort and prehistoric chambered burial cairn.
Gaelic is spoken by almost half the population of Sleat. Sabhal Mòr, Scotland’s Gaelic College at Ostaig, has courses in Gaelic at all levels, as well as in traditional music and culture, and an artist-in-residence programme. Sabhal Mòr and other venues on Sleat host a lively programme of ceilidhs, concerts and plays, films, poetry readings and visual arts.
Sleat’s rich cultural heritage dates back 8000 years with a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer site at Aird of Sleat and recent finds of a Bronze Age burial site at Armadale, as well as many other prehistoric sites including four Bronze Age graves close to Fìor Sgeir Cottage. The Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre in Armadale documents medieval ruined castles, tales of feuding clans and the story of how poor smallholders finally got more secure land rights through the crofting system. The Clan Donald Centre also has a library and archive centre with resources for genealogical research along with a castle, café, gardens and woodland trails.
After a day in the fresh air, have a meal out and enjoy Sleat’s fresh local produce and seafood. The picturesque Eilean Iarmain Hotel overlooking Isle Ornsay harbour has a restaurant and wood-panelled bar (often with live music). Next to the hotel you can taste traditional (unchillfiltered) blended malt whiskies. The Ardvasar Hotel also has pub and restaurant menus, and for fine dining try the Toravaig Hotel, Duisdale Hotel or the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge Hotel run by renowned cookery writer Lady Claire MacDonald. There are also cafes at the pier at Armadale and at the Clan Donald Centre.
The nearby towns of Broadford and Kyle of Lochalsh have several restaurants and cafes, as well as supermarkets and food shops, hardware shops, chemists, banks and tourist information.