The attractive hamlet of Portnalong has a pretty harbour and there are some superb walks direct from the cottage as well as a lovely beach at nearby Fiscavaig. Although small, Portnalong has some excellent local facilities. Just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage is Minginish Community Hall, with a very attractive café providing meals and cream teas. There are a wide variety of events and activities held here, including badminton, ceilidh classes, craft fairs and even a ‘yummy mummy’ toddler group, all open to visitors. There is also a local pub and restaurant close by. The whole region is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Sub-aqua diving from the pier, canoeing, sailing, and kayaking are all right on the door-step (for those wishing to bring their own boat there is a slipway for visitor’s use at Portnalong harbour). There are numerous places of interest within easy reach. Talisker Distillery is situated just along the road in the nearby hamlet of Carbost. Dunvegan Castle, seat of the Clan MacLeod since the 13th century and the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, is just a short drive away. 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 about 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 a 25 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and table tennis, all available to visitors.