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Otter Lodge ref: 511188

Carbost, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles
  • Sleeps 22
ParkingOff road 1 carGardenelevated garden
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of Loch Harport on the stunning beautiful Western shore of the Isle of Skye. Approached via a quiet no through road leading down to the sea, it offers immaculate accommodation for two in a truly spectacular setting. The main living area is open plan, with generous sized sitting room, a dining area and bright, modern well equipped kitchen. The door opens onto a large decking area with picnic table and chairs and vistas of the sea loch, hills and mountains as far as the eye can see. The double bedroom is superbly presented with hand made patchwork quilt bedspread and colour coordinated soft furnishings. There is a good sized modern shower room. The garden grounds meander gently down to the water's edge, between small shrubs and grassy banks. Here visitor's can wander along the side of the loch, pick mussels in season, fish or just enjoy the quiet and seclusion.
Once of our recent customers review for Otter Lodge :- " Otter Lodge is beautifully built and equipped, the views are wonderful, but it was the warm welcome form David and Christine that we will remember most. Many thanks for a lovely week."
Mr and Mrs P, Cambridgeshire

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all at ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge/Dining Area: With Freesat from Sky TV, DVD, radio/CD, Wi-fi and Ipod docking station with access onto decking area enjoying panoramic views over the sea loch and Cuillin Mountain Range.
Kitchen Area: With gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
Bedroom: With double bed
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  Wi-fi available.


Elevated decking area with patio table and chairs and stunning uninterrupted views over loch, hills and mountains. Access via steps down to water's edge. No Children. Off road parking for one car.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by VisitScotland and has achieved a 4* grading.

Nearest townPortreeShops1 Mile
Distance20 MilesRestaurant1 Mile
Nearest railway stationKyle of LochalshPub1 Mile (maybe closed in Winter)
Distance33 MilesLake

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Otter Lodge

A Mccartney -

Lovely 'extras' are provided by the friendly owners - fresh home baked bread, free range eggs etc.

Claudia Wirth -

We felt very comfortable and had a great stay.

P Odonnell -

This is a brilliant property to stay at, you are in an excellent location to either relax and go local or, travelling around Skye from this location is easy should you take your own transport.We would easily recommend this property as we had a great week. Some very good food can be had from around this location as well, just ask the owners on arrival they will point you in the right direction.

C C G Guthrie -

The lodge was very comfortable. It had everything you could need and a lovely view of the bay. The owners were very helpful had plenty of information about places to see and things to do while we were there.

J W Campbell -

Beautiful views and excellent property

Andreas Fischer -

Otter lodge is a perfect accomodation with a high standard of equipment and an abolutely outstanding, magnificent view. The owners are very friendly and gave us help and advice for discovering the most beautiful places on the isle. We are sure, that we couldn't find any better place on Skye.

M Schofield -

Very nice, clean and well equipped.

H Fereday -

We have stayed twice in the Lake District and we have been pleasantly surprised that in Scotland, owners allow you to put the heating on, if required, without restrictions whereas in the Lake District, in November, there was no over-ride and we were cold.

P M Clarke -

I can't recommend this property highly enough. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Prior to our holiday they provided lots of information that made our holiday go very smoothly. The standard of accommodation is superb, as is the location.

B Clark -

Top quality

S G Guichon -

Perfect lodge for holidays: the lodge is well-equipped and well situated. Owners are welcoming and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

J Wright -

this is the best cottage we have stayed in. fantastic location and very welcoming owners. we have booked again for next year.

A Royle -

Property was excellent and we will visit again.

S Hayes -

1 word springs to mind Perfection. David and Christine were fantastic and we couldn't have wished for more.

Mr & Mrs  P, Cambridgeshire -

Otter Lodge is beautifully built and equipped, the views are wonderful, but it was the warm welcome from David and Christine that we will remember most. Many thanks for a lovely week

Mr & Mrs  P, Cambridgeshire -

Otter Lodge is beautifully built and equipped, the views are wonderful, but it was the warm welcome from David and Christine that we will remember most. Many thanks for a lovely week

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Skye Guides

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960

What our customers say

A Mccartney - September 2013

Lovely 'extras' are provided by the friendly owners - fresh home baked bread, free range eggs etc.

Claudia Wirth - September 2013

We felt very comfortable and had a great stay.

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