Covesea Cottage ref: CC511239

Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Covesea Cottage is a quintessential seaside cottage perched right on the edge of the sea overlooking Kyleakin harbour with hills beyond. Originally a fisherman’s  cottage, this pretty detached stone cottage has been completely renovated and extended in recent years. Accessed by external stone steps, it now provides bright, spacious and modern accommodation for four in a superb setting and will be decorated over the Christmas period. The main living area is open plan. The lounge area has deep leather sofas, an open fire and a warm, homely ambience. The kitchen/dining area is separated by a low dividing wall with ship’s wheel providing an interesting focal point, in keeping with the surroundings. Large picture windows look out across the bay. With small fishing boats and craft bobbing in the foreground, the remnants of an historic castle on a wee island in view, and hills and mountains beyond, it is a constantly moving picture - much better than any television can provide! Fishing is available nearby. There are two good sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. The cottage gardens are a real delight. The owner is an enthusiastic and talented gardener and this is reflected in the lovely shrubs and plants that are interspersed amongst the shingle. South facing and sheltered, it is an ideal spot to sit and admire the views.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has external stone steps to entrance, LPG central heating and comprises:
Open plan Lounge/diner/kitchen enjoying amazing views across the bay with harbour in foreground and island with castle in background
Lounge Area: With open fire, HD+ TV with satellite sky package, DVD, radio/CD/music system and Wi-fi facility available.
Dining Area: With dining furniture for four
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (located in under-stairs cupboard)

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed. Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, TV and DVD player.
Bathroom: With Jacuzzi bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided.


Cottage style gardens (not fully enclosed) at front and back. Front garden adjoins water front, separated by low wall. Small burn adjoining (youngsters take care!). Off road parking for 1 large car or 2 small cars. Please note: No children under 5 years old, including babies. Older children may be welcome, please advise ages on booking.
  • Nearest town
    Kyleakin or Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Shops
    0.25 Mile
  • Distance
    0.25 mile or 2 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.25 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    0.25 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Kyleakin is just across the water from Gavin Maxwell’s island of Eilean Ban. Famed for his writings about his beloved otters, in particular his autobiography Ring of Bright Water, Kyleakin is home to the Bright Water museum, and otters are regularly spotted from the cottage garden on the shoreline, and sometimes even venture into the garden. There is a wonderful array of other  wildlife in the area with frequent sightings of seals and pine martin, as well as occasional dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and Minke whales; together with  numerous seabirds. It is just a short walk from the cottage to the centre of Kyleakin village. This charming traditional fishing village has an excellent selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants, together with small shops and post office. There is a lovely working harbour where small craft and canoes can be launched. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities, places of interest and historic sites. Just a  short drive away is Armadale Castle, seat of the Clan Donald, with its superb gardens and grounds set in 20,000 acres. It also houses a fascinating museum. Boat trips to see the seals, dolphins and whales run from Armadale harbour. The ferry also sails from here across to Malliag on the mainland. This part of island is known as the garden of Skye and is renowned for its superb walking, climbing, bird watching and beautiful fauna and flora. Just across the Skye bridge is the fairy tale castle of Eilean Donan, enchantingly situated on a promontory in the loch and accessed by a small causeway, is right on the doorstep. A spectacular route takes you past this famous castle and through the amazing mountain range known as the Five Sisters of Kintail and beautiful Glen Shiel, before reaching the shores of Loch Ness. The charming sea port of Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the Isle of Skye, is just 2 miles away.

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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