A secluded 2 bedroom cottage just off Kyle of Lochalsh main street. It is also a 5 minute drive to the famous Skye Bridge so is a terrific base from which to explore the beautiful island of Skye. There are signposted walks to the Plock View point starting outside the garden gate. From the Plock, about 10 minutes walk there is a 360 degree view of the surrounding area including the lochs and over towards Skye and the other islands of the Inner Sound.
There are several attractions within Kyle of Lochalsh such as the Glass Bottom boat tours, seal boat tours and a Railway Museum.
Further away with short drives are the picturesque villages of Plockton with its wonderful Plockton Shores restaurant and Plockton Inn and Plockton Hotel restaurants. (Plockton is accessible by train from Kyle). Near Plockton is Craig Highland Farm with a large variety of rare farm breeds and other creatures.
The nearby village of Kyleakin in Skye also has a picturesque harbour and sign posted walks to Castle Moil.
On the mainland the world famous Eilan Donan Castle is near Kyle and a stop for a walk in Lochalsh Woodland Gardens Gardens on the way to Eilan Donan is well worth a visit.
There are several great walks in the area by sea lochs and land lochs. Detailed descriptions of these walks can be found on Walk Scotland website.
And of course, what everyone comes here for, to tour Skye. The cottage is situated very near to the Skye bridge. So Portree is under an hours drive away and in the other direction a scenic road trip down the southern point of Skye at Armadle where the ferry crosses to Mallaig is also about an hours drive. And trips to the Quiraing, Fairy Pools, Old Man of Stour, AROS Centre or Dunvegan Castle are also convenient from Kyle. There are bus services to Portree from Kyle.
At the cottage, with the tall rhododendron trees the front garden can be an excellent wind sheltered and privately discrete sun trap for sunbathing in sunny afternoons. There is an grassed area at the side of the house ringed by stone and with an interesting rock face that is ideal for BBQs and also has a fire pit.
The cottage has an open fire, which has an ash pit beneath so is easy to set as the ash pit bucket only needs emptying after about 5 days to a week. Small bags of coal can be purchased at the Coop supermarket if an evening by the fire is wanted.
If you have a dog, there is good dog walking from outside the gate up to the Plock view points or from actually within the garden to just follow the path along through the trees quite a distance or go further and follow the path down to the rocky coves, such as the old Fisherman's Bay.