There is an amazing abundance of local wildlife, including resident otters that are frequently spotted along the immediate shoreline and dolphins and porpoises in the bay. This is also a bird watchers paradise: buzzards, oyster catchers, goldfinches and herons are all seen regularly and rare white tailed sea eagles and majestic Golden Eagles neat nearby. The caring owners run a high class bed and breakfast in the grounds and free range eggs, home made jams and marmalade and freshly baked bread and cakes are available to visitors. This whole area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Canoes and kayaks can be launched direct from the property and there is also a small jetty for other small craft in the nearby village of Carbost. Skye is renowned for its climbing and walking and, within sight of the Cuillin mountains and McLeod’s Tables, Otter Lodge is ideally located for this There are numerous places of interest within easy reach Talisker Distillery is situated just along the road, Dunvegan Castle, seat of the Clan MacLeod since the 13th century is the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland. Visitors are welcome to wander the beautiful grounds and also take a boat to encounter the seals closer to hand. The beautiful coral beach nearby is also worth exploring. The pretty harbour town of Portree is just 20 minutes drive away. Set around its natural harbour, with spectacular hills and mountains beyond, Portree is a quintessentially picturesque fishing village. Brightly painted cottages cluster round the active harbour where some of the finest fish restaurants can be found. There is also an excellent selection of local shops, pubs and other restaurants as well as a superb leisure centre with 25 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and table tennis, all available to visitors.