The Sheiling ref: UK11817

Skigersta, near Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 

Description

This traditional, detached cottage is ideal for relaxing with its beautiful ¼ acre garden with shrubs, flowerbeds and pots, surrounded by open fields and panoramic sea views. Guests will enjoy the high quality bed linen and towels, and the coal, logs and peat for the multi-fuel burner are included, ensuring a cosy stay.

The Sheiling enjoys the stunning, coastal views from Ness harbour to the mainland mountains beyond the Minch, and simply watching the birds or seeing visiting deer and rabbits. It is also ideal for adventure exploring Ness, with miles of white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise blue seas, dramatic cliff top walks and hidden coves. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen around Ness including whales, dolphins, basking sharks, seals, deer and birds. A paradise for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts, historians and photographers. Ness also benefits from a wide range of amenities and attractions, including a leisure centre with pool and bowling alley, two general stores, one with a petrol station, post office, pub, craft studios, artisan cafés, Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Dùn Èisdean ancient stronghold of the Clan Morrison, Ness Historical Society, Taigh Dhonnchaidh Arts and Music Centre, Loch Stiapabhat wildlife observatory and Eoropie Dunes 4-acre playpark.
A short walk from The Sheiling is the picturesque pebble beach and harbour of Port Skigersta which features in the Peter May Lewis Trilogy as the home of Fin Macleod. The Sheiling is also well placed to enjoy other Island attractions including the Callanish Stones, Gearrannan Blackhouse village, Museum nan Eilean at Lews Castle and the An Lanntair arts centre. Fishing is also available nearby. Beach 250 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 40" Freeview TV, Netflix and wooden floor.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Solid fuel heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with decking and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Stornoway
  • Shops
    2.0 miles
  • Distance
    30.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Garve
  • Pub
    2.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    115.0 miles
  • Lake
    1.0 mile (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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