Cottage in Peinachorran, Isle of Skye, 2 Minutes Walk To The Shore. Only 8 miles to Portree, Skye's capital.
About jane stevenson
I share a love of adventurous outdoor activities and always want to try new things. I love mountain walking and have completed numerous long distance walks in Europe and the UK. A sea kayaking lesson at Plockton was a great day out on the water. Hector a small working cocker spaniel shares all the activities of Skye and even though he is the grand age of 12 he still acts like a puppy when his paws hit Skye soil. Hector's great love of Scotland is the rather abundant bog mud in which he tries to fully immerse himself at every available opportunity much to my horror! Sadly the mud sticks to his fluffy coat and he is still wearing it three weeks later........
jane stevenson purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why jane stevenson chose Skye
Gramarye Cottage was purchased in late 2011 because of a love of wild landscapes, outdoor activities, mountains and coastline and the Isle of Skye offers it all in abundance. Skye and the Scottish Highlands offer an accessible remoteness and a scarcity of people on the hills. The variety of the landscapes across the Isle of Skye offer great opportunities to explore and enjoy a wide range of pursuits. Just ask if you want to know where to walk as I have undertaken several dozen of all shapes and sizes and can recommend a few depending on the length of walk you wish to do and where you wish to do it!!!!
What makes this Cottage unique
The hardest part of a visit to the cottage is leaving at the end of every holiday! I love the sea and the mountains and the biggest attraction of the cottage is that it is 100 metres from the sea shore, offering views of the surrounding mountains from the garden, tranquil peace and quiet, yet it is only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Portree . Walk out of the garden gate and down to the seashore, with views to the Isle of Raasay, the mainland beyond and across to the Red Cuillin. Follow the shore north and within 15 minutes walk reach the silver sands of the beach at An Aird or walk straight from the cottage up to Ben Lee and down the other side to the Sligachan Hotel for a quick pint and then back along the paths by the side of Loch Sligachan.
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This is our second stay at this cottage so that should really say it all. The cottage itself has everything that you need for a home from home stay. The views across to Raasay are stunning, and we never tired of it for the two weeks we were there this time. The setting of the cottage is lovely, 15 minutes down a quiet land, and the surroundings very quiet if you don't include the sheep!
The welcome basket is a nice touch, and baskets of log provided would be useful (although we were lucky and had wonderful weather!) and the cottage itself is tastefully decorated.
Perfectly situated to visit all the wonderful sights that Skye has to offer, with Portree being closed enough for topping up the groceries. Although don't miss out on a walk along the beach, and down the lane to blow away the cobwebs.
The owners are lovely, and to be honest feel like friends even though we have only emailed, that's how Gramayre makes you feel.
The thought of leaving the place was only lightened by the thought we will be back !
Perfect in every way!
Lovely cottage, lovely view and wonderful holiday.
Idyllic and magical cottage.
This cottage is in a beautiful quiet location, with stunning views from every window of the Sound of Raasay 100yards away. The cottage has been very tastefully and beautifully refurbished and styled by the owner, who has gone to unexpected lengths to ensure the comfort of guests. A welcome basket with eggs, wine etc was provided, also a basket of logs for each logburner.
All in all, too much to list - only staying here will reveal the degree of care and thoughtfulness which has gone into preparing the cottage for its very happy guests.
Blue Skye holiday
Beautiful, in a fantastic location, cosy clean and perfect, did n't want to leave.
Lovely modern cottage in a idyllic location
Skye has so many beautiful vistas that wherever you turn there a picture moment
We had a great week, this a super location from which to explore the island. It’s well equipped cosy and warm. I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Skye
The shore can be accessed from the garden via a gate and a short (100m) walk. The shore access opens up the opportunities to explore the locality, turn right and you can view Scalpay, the Red and Black Cuillin, turn left and within 15 minutes you can walk to An Aird, a perfectly secluded silver sandy beach with a promontory that offers sea caves, natural arches, seal spotting and for those with a head for heights a number of short graded sea cliff climbs.
Inverness Airport is 116 miles and is two hours drive from the cottage. Glasgow airport is 210 miles and a 5 hour drive. Car hire is available at the airport or in Portree. It is possible to take the overnight Caledonian sleeper train to Inverness or Fort William where hire cars are available. To enjoy all the wonderful sights and experiences whilst on the Isle of Skye it is recommended that visitors have access to a car.
Portree - 7 m
Kyle of Lochalsh - 37 m
Fort William - 111 m
Inverness - 116 m
Glasgow Airport - 210 m
Portree, the island’s capital, only 7 miles away or 10 minutes drive has two supermarkets, a small one in the town centre and a larger one just outside Portree on the Uig road.
The town has a tourist information centre, several banks, petrol station, gift shops, restaurants, cafes, takeaways and bakeries. The garages and supermarkets sell firewood, kindling and firelighters. The supermarkets are open until 10pm every evening.
There are several fish and chip shops, sea food restaurants, Indian and Chinese restaurants, Italian style pizza restaurant - all offering a takeaway service.
Boat trips from Portree harbour depart several times a day to view the local and visiting wildlife including the opportunity to feed the local sea eagles from the boat (if they are hungry…early morning trip recommended). Boat trips also depart from Portree and Elgol for daily visits to the surrounding islands.
Portree has a leisure centre offering a swimming pool and gym open to visitors.
There is a beautiful walk along the coast from Portree around Scorrybreac from which you can view Portree and the Old Man of Storr .
Visit the Talisker distillery at Carbost and sample the local whisky, or descend the steps to the beach at Staffin to view the dinosaur footprints. Visit the new distillery on Raasay just a short ferry ride away.