The Cobbler’s Cottage ref: UK30298

Glendale, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • 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 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Cobbler’s Cottage is a fantastic little byre conversion, perfect for a couple who want to explore the far reaches of the Isle of Skye. It’s a late 19th century byre which was used for cattle, but it is believed to have been at one stage a rural cobbler’s workshop. It’s set within the owner’s garden in a secluded, peaceful spot with uninterrupted views across the Glendale valley towards high moorland. You’ll really look forward to returning to the comfort of The Cobbler’s Cottage after a day out exploring. You enter into the living area, which is an open plan living room, kitchen and dining area. It’s spacious with the kitchen especially being very generous in size, with room for preparing hearty meals of an evening. The space is modern and comfortable, and off the living area there is a generous shower room with a large shower cubicle, and there’s a lovely double bedroom with views out across the valley towards Macleods Table and down to the Hamara River. You’re free to explore the beautifully designed and well maintained gardens at your leisure. With the chickens and family dogs following you around as you go, it’s quite the experience. Beyond the 2-acre garden, there’s a further six acres of grounds (shared with owner) to explore down to the river, where you can cast a fly for sea trout or the elusive salmon.
Beyond the grounds, the crofting community of Feriniquarrie is an extension of the better-known Glendale, which has a couple of charming cafés and a picture-perfect village shop crying out to be photographed. You’re close to Point Neist lighthouse, so a sunset experience at this world-famous spot is possible every night if you wish. There is also a restaurant a few miles down the road for that special holiday meal. Dunvegan Castle is only a little further away, and you have MacLeod’s Tables to summit if you’re feeling energetic. Other notable places you’ll want to visit are Coral beach, only 12 miles from the cottage, as well as the many sites Skye’s Trotternish peninsula has to offer, such as the Cuillin Hills area with many walks, with the added bonus of a whisky distillery nearby.
It’s a very peaceful place, a sanctuary if you will. You can see this spectacular island and enjoy very comfortable accommodation whilst you’re doing it. Beach 12 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 8 miles and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.

Living area: With 32" Freesat TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with owner). 6-acre grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The grounds lead down to the river.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    8 miles
  • Railway station distance
    55.0 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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