House On The Brae ref: UK7128

Kylerhea, near Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


House on the Brae is located in the spectacular coastal crofting community of Kylerhea, a magical spot in the south of Skye and arguably a hidden gem on the island, unknown to most. Kylerhea is situated at the south eastern end of the Isle of Skye, and is the closest point to the mainland of Scotland. There is a seasonal ferry that connects the Isle to the mainland, which acrosses the Kylerhea narrows connecting with the community of Glenelg. The Glenachulish is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland, and there has been a car ferry service across the narrows since 1934. It is a spectacular way to arrive at House on the Brae by driving to Glenelg and hopping across the narrows.
To reach Kylerhea from the rest of Skye is equally as exciting. The 8-mile road from the A87 is an old cattle droving route, once used to move highland cows to the mainland, where they would swim across the narrows that the ferry crosses today. The water can rush through the narrows at more than 7mph. It must have been a stressful journey for cows and farmers alike! The road makes its way slowly up to the Bealach Udal and reveals the dramatic view of Kylerhea, the Mainland Mountains and the winding road down to the coast. This section of road with its stunning backdrop has been used in countless TV commercials and films.
The cottage is surrounded by a wilderness garden and enjoys views of the surrounding Skye hills, mountains on the mainland and the sea. The cottage is a spacious, comfortable property for four people and is set all on one level. It is ideal for a couple or a small family. The open plan living space is large and very light because it is triple-aspect, enjoying views of mountains and sea. There is a spacious double bedroom and a twin room, alongside a family walk-in shower room.
As soon as you arrive you will want to book to come again. It really is your own quiet corner of Skye and still within easy reach of some of the most-famous tourist destinations in the world, including The Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, Point Neist Lighthouse and Eilean Donan Castle.
If you like staying more local though, Kylerhea is an excellent choice. You have outstanding hillwalking right from the doorstep where you can reach an unrivalled viewpoint atop Sgurr na Coinnich. The ferry means as a foot passenger you can easily reach a celebrated Highland pub, and the 8-mile drive across the island takes you to one of the best sandy beaches in Skye at Ashaig.
The wildlife which is unrivalled in this quiet corner of Skye were you could spot seals, dolphins and porpoises, as well resident sea eagles and golden eagles, an the RSPCA Otter Hide is only 10 minutes’ walk from the cottage. There is so much wildlife that can sometimes be seen from the garden, including red deer and pine martens. Beach 500 yards. Shop 10½ miles, pub 10 miles and restaurant 8 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV and patio doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Garden with terrace. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is uneven ground in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    10.5 miles
  • Distance
    10.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    10 miles
  • Railway station distance
    11.5 miles
  • Lake
    500 yards

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.


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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