Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottages Recommendations Staffin Isle Of Skye
Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations in Staffin, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Seadrift is a delightful detached cottage sits in a superb location in the village of Staffin, sleeping two people in one bedroom. With one super king-size double bedroom, which can be easily converted into two singles, this cottage can sleep two people. There is also an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is ample off road parking, plus a lawned garden with seating and exceptional views out to sea. Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 3 miles. Beach 5 mins walk. Note: Sloping ceiling in bedroom. Occupying a coastal location on the northern half of the Isle of Skye, is the crofting village of Staffin. Overlooking Staffin Bay and Staffin Island, this tranquil village boasts something for everyone, with the Staffin Slipway for sailing enthusiasts, the only sandy beach in the north of Skye and plentiful walks along the beach or inland. Staffin is located on the A855 road about 17 miles north of Portree and is overlooked by the Trotternish Ridge with the famous rock formations of The Storr and the Quiraing. The district comprises 23 townships made up of, from south to north, Rigg, Tote, Lealt, Lonfearn, Grealin, Breackry, Cul-nan-cnoc, Bhaltos, Raiseburgh, Ellishader, Garafad, Clachan, Garros, Marrishader, Maligar, Stenscholl, Brogaig, Sartle, Glasphein, Digg, Dunan, Flodigarry and Greap. The Kilmartin River runs northwards through the village. From where it reaches the sea a rocky shore leads east to a slipway at An Corran. Here a local resident found a slab bearing a dinosaur track, probably made by a small ornithopod. Experts subsequently found more dinosaur prints of up to 50 cm, the largest found in Scotland, made by a creature similar to Megalosaurus. At about 160 million years old they are the youngest dinosaur remains to be found in Scotland.
Keepers Cottage is situated in the pretty crofting township of Staffin where the beach is only a five minute walk away. The entrance vestibule is spacious and has room for your walking boots and coats. The lounge / dining / kitchen area is open plan. In the lounge there is a flat screen TV with free view, books and games for you to enjoy. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and a dinning table to seat 8 people. The downstairs utility room has a toilet and wash hand basin, washing machine and drying facilities. On the first floor there are two bathrooms. The first has a WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower attachment whilst the second has a shower room with separate cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. There are two double rooms, one twin room and one bunk room making the house suitable for up to 8 people. The bunk beds are able to take adults and there is a cot and high chair available on request at time of booking. There is off road parking by Keeper's Cottage and a picnic table to the side of the house.
Trotternish Ridge View self catering accommodation, is an extremely bright and spacious, fully fitted, modern detached bungalow, enjoying wonderful open views across the countryside towards the spectacular Trotternish Ridge. Trotternish Ridge is located at the north east end of the island which boasts splendid rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr, the beautiful Quiraing and the impressive Kilt Rock. Museums, castles and sites of historical interest, as well as nature trails and gardens are some of the many attractions of the Island. The area is also popular with walkers and climbers. For anglers, the island offers trout fishing opportunities throughout its fifty mile length with the best of the trout fishing on the Storr Lochs, Leathan and Fada. The Kilmartin River, with runs of sea trout and occasional salmon, flows by the cottage.
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