The Cedars ref: UK13548

Portnalong, 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 
  • Rural Location 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


The Cedars is an old croft house from the turn of the century that has been modernised over time. Set out in the countryside, surrounded by fields and the sea, it has a spectacular feeling of isolation and tranquility. Helped by being situated at the road end, and through its own five-bar gates, you feel like you’re getting away from it all before you’ve even stepped into the property. Pulling up at this detached cottage, you will no doubt be attracted to its ’nestled into the landscape’ look. It really does look like it was meant to be built where it has been positioned, sheltered from the prevailing winds, but with views out to sea and the Outer Hebrides.

Entering the property you arrive into the spacious hallway, which has ample space for hanging coats and leaving boots after long days out exploring the Isle of Skye coastlines and mountains. From the hallway there is a large farmhouse-style kitchen with lovely characterful wooden floors and all the modern appliances you will need. There is also a large cupboard which contains an extra freezer, as well as a small breakfast table and many different tools for making excellent coffee to enjoy lazy mornings at The Cedars. Back to the hallway, the family bathroom with shower over bath is spacious and renovated to a good standard. The main space that you will want to spend a lot of your time in is the living room, with a fantastic open fire as well as patio doors leading to decking which has an outstanding view out to sea. There is a double bedroom which has been nicely finished, and then another hallway which leads to a small dining area and the master bedroom with views out to sea. The enclosed garden has a cleverly positioned summerhouse that affords shelter from the wind and brilliant views of the Minch and Outer Hebrides.

The Cedars is a world away from normal life, and it’s perfect for an island escape. However, you’re not far from many highlights of the Isle of Skye. The Talisker Distillery and Talisker Bay are both within walking distance. The Cuillin Mountains are also very close by if you wish to go climbing. Alternatively, Dunvegan and Portree are not far away to keep in touch with a more normal life. The Cedars is a special property and one that you will want to return to time and time again. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With open fire and patio doors leading to decking (no TV).
Dining room.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washer/dryer and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

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Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack.


Large enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and summerhouse. Private parking for 1 car; additional parking adjacent. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    21 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    36 miles
  • Lake
    5 miles (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.


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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