The area offers a real experience of island life and it is renowned for having the best sunsets in the West of Scotland. The area is ideal for walking, climbing, cycling, fishing and bird watching. It is a quiet crofting community with Gaelic spoken in most households. There is an interesting thatched hamlet within walking distance which offers a fascinating glimpse of past times. Just a mile away is Bornisketaig harbour and bay. A delightful spot to enjoy a quiet picnic, waterside walk, fish from the rocks or even launch your own boat from the old fishing boat slipway. The local area is a haven for wildlife. Basking sharks, otters, sea and golden eagles are all spotted in the region. Nearby places of interest include a fascinating museum of island life, Flora Macdonald’s grave, Duntulm castle, iron age ring and a wee ’fun’ museum of local interest - definitely worth a visit! The surrounding area is truly spectacular and an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The amazing Quiraing mountain range with its dramatic rock formations formed from a combination of volcanic rock and limestone, the Old Man of Storr, the magnificent Kilt Rock waterfall are all within close proximity. The Whitewave Outdoor centre close by offers a range of outdoor pursuits including kayaking, sailing and guided walks and climbs across the hills and mountain paths. The pretty fishing port of Uig is just 4 miles away. It has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants, a local bakery, pottery and is also the home of the Isle of Skye brewery. From Uig one can take a day ferry trip to the Outer Isles. The island’s ’capital’ Portree, with its picturesque harbour crammed full of fishing boats, encircled by brightly painted cottages and restaurants is just 30 minutes away.