Cala Sona ref: UK5951

Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Bungalow 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Cala Sona enjoys a peaceful setting within the scattered crofting community of Portnalong, towards the northern end of the beautiful Isle of Skye. The semi-detached dormer bungalow has been equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Cala Sona is near the impressive Cuillin mountain range, the spiritual homeland of the island, and is just a short drive from the Talisker Distillery, the only one on Skye. Here you can take the tasting tour and sample one of the finest single malts produced in Scotland. Talisker Bay, Glenbrittle beach and the Fairy Pools will all be of interest to visitors to the island. Take a trip to Dunvegan, where you can visit the historic Dunvegan Castle and its gardens and then take the lovely walk to the coral beaches, a superb walk with the gem at the end of it! Take a short trip to the Waternish and Trotternish Peninsulas, which are both well worth a visit, and where the scenery is breathtaking with rugged coastlines, unspoilt rocky inlets and beaches. Portree, on the east side of the island, is the bustling main town where you can take a stroll down to the colourful harbour area and watch the fishing vessels unload their catch of the day. You can also take a sea trip from Portree to see the large variety of sea and bird life that the island has to offer.
To the south of the island is Broadford, with the southern tip called ‘The Garden of Skye’, where you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and its lovely gardens. Skye is an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise with many outdoor pursuits available, including sea trips, walking and climbing for all levels, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking and fishing. For photographers, the island offers fabulous opportunities to capture the wildlife and dramatic scenery with its ever-changing light. For the less energetic, there is a large selection of art galleries, craft shops and some lovely restaurants to experience whilst on holiday. The island has so much to offer for all ages, and many happy memories will be made whilst there. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With electric wood burner and 50" Sky Smart TV (full package).
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With four-poster double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.
Open-tread stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with spa bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Portree
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    25 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.25 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    0.25 miles
  • Railway station distance
    36 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

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.

Skyeskyns

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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