Taigh Kate ref: CC511343

Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Taigh Kate is one of the few remaining original Highland blackhouses. Built over 200 years ago from stone and lime, under a slate roof, the cottage has undergone a total restoration programme in recent years and now provides the best of modern living whilst retaining its olde worlde charm. With its thick stone walls and pretty cottage decor, it has a wonderfully warm cosy ambience and is ideal for couples seeking a quiet get away in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Skye. The cosy lounge forms part of the open plan living area, tastefully presented with country pine and pretty cottage furniture. The kitchen area has modern, built in units with an attractive dining bar. The large double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and colour coordinated soft furnishings. A bright modern shower room completes the picture. Being 10 miles equidistant between Portree and Dunvegan, Taigh Kate is an excellent base from which to explore the whole of Skye.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heaters and comprises;
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With electric fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine; breakfast/dining bar
Bedroom: With double bed
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available


Open grassed area to the front of the cottages. Small patio area with picnic chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    10 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    44 Miles
  • Lake

About the local area

North Skye is steeped in history and full of interesting places to visit. Talisker Distillery is just a short drive, and just 10 minutes away is Dunvegan Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland and seat of the Clan MacLeod since the 13th century. Visitors are welcome to wander the beautiful grounds and also take a boat to encounter the seals closer to hand. There is also a renowned coral beach nearby. In the other direction lies the pretty harbour town of Portree, known as the ’capital’ of Skye. 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. Travelling a few miles further north the pretty sea port of Uig has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants, a local bakery, pottery and is also the home of the Isle of Skye brewery. From here one can take a day ferry trip to the Outer Isles. Skye is renowned for its climbing and walking and , within easy reach of the MacLeod’s Tables and close to the Cuillin Mountain range, the cottage is ideally located for this. There are also lovely walks and trails direct from the cottage. For horse riding enthusiasts, the local riding stables just a few yards away will be a strong attraction and fishing, golf, canoeing and sailing are also available in the area.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.


VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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