Skipper’s Retreat ref: UK10648

Clachan Sands, Isle of North Uist, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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2
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1
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No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Overlooking the magnificent Clachan Sands, this modern luxurious island holiday home boasts fabulous attention to detail. This single-storey, detached cottage has mood lighting throughout, a magnificent steam room, rain shower, whirlpool bath, electric lazy boys - the list goes on! The thoughtful owners have included everything to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. With the owner being a fisherman, guests will even receive a complementary seafood delivery (weather permitting). With miles of white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a blanket of rare flowers turning the famous machair into a shimmering mass of colour, the Isle of Uist is undoubtedly beautiful. The incredible landscape surrounding Skipper’s Retreat is a paradise for bird watchers with hen harriers, sea eagles, golden eagles and the elusive corncrake just some of the most iconic birds seen.

Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, seals and otters are often spotted, whilst basking sharks, dolphins and whales visit during the summer months. You can catch a ferry nearby to explore the popular islands of Harris and Lewis, or head south to Eriskay and Barra for a superb day out. Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice, with a variety of activities to choose from including hill walking, surfing, fishing, golf, diving, sea kayaking, cycling and wild swimming. Photographers and artists will not be disappointed with dramatic landscapes, spectacular sunsets and an opportunity to see the spectacular Northern Lights. The Outer Hebrides are truly unique and Skipper’s Retreat will make you wish you could stay longer. Beach 200 yards. Shop 6½ miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

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  • Nearest town
    Lochmaddy
  • Shops
    6.5 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    7 miles
  • Railway station distance
    87.7 miles
  • Lake
    200 yards (beach)

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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