Osdale Cottages - Osdale Byre ref: UK5851

Dunvegan, near Portree, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Osdale Byre is a detached stone agricultural building reached by an unmade road unsuitable for low cars, that sits in a very special location nestled at the base of Macleod’s Tables. The byre is over 150 years old but was carefully rebuilt in 2006 by the previous owners to create a wonderful holiday retreat in a magnificent setting. The wooden cart doors have been replaced with glass panels that frame the far-reaching views. A great place to sit and enjoy with a coffee or glass of wine. The open plan living areas benefit from underfloor heating and the living room has a characterful antique stove to sit by when the nights draw in. The kitchen is a spacious, social area where you can easily sit eight for dinner. There is also a large boot room where you can leave coats, muddy boots and muddy dogs after a day’s activity.
Osdale Byre is surrounded by sheep and cattle and is visited by wildlife that includes red deer and eagles. If you visit at the right time you can help yourself to the wild raspberries that grow on the plot and sit amongst the colourful fuchsias.
Your only neighbour is Osdale Farmhouse, which is at the other end of the same generous plot and the owners who live nearby and are happy to help with any queries you may have. Otherwise, the cottage sits on its own amongst the stunning landscape, making it a remarkable spot to enjoy the Highlands. However, it is easy to get to civilisation again and the cottage is close to some of Skye’s best restaurants, Dunvegan is readily accessible where you can explore the castle and visit the local shops and cafés. North west Skye offers plenty of outdoor activities including climbing and coasteering. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
Osdale Byre can be booked together with Osdale Farmhouse (UK5850) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 20" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Partial electric underfloor central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

Miscellaneous

Large natural garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
    Portree
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    21.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    47.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

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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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