The village of Torrin is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere on Skye. Situated in the foothills of Blaven, one of Skye’s famous Munro mountain ranges, this area is a walker’s and climbers paradise. There are numerous walks and climbs direct from the property, suitable for varying ages and abilities. Torrin has a lovely beach just a short stroll from the cottage and the nearby loch is also used by locals for swimming and water sports. For history enthusiasts there are two clearance villages in the nearby vicinity, where remnants of the abandoned settlements can be explored. The wildlife in the area is phenomenal. Golden eagles and sea eagles can be seen wheeling overhead, as well as other birds of prey. There is a highly recommended boat trip that runs from the nearby village of Elgol which takes visitors to view the dramatic Cuillins and sea life from a different perspective. Elgol is situated at the end of this no through road. Dominated by the sea it is a charming village. It has an excellent restaurant, cafe, pretty harbour and lovely sea walks. The village of Broadford is just 7 miles away. This thriving village, overlooking Broadford Bay has an excellent selection of amenities. There are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as a good selection of shops - from interesting stores to a larger supermarket. Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, riding, golf and fishing are all local pastimes. Tigh Sheoc is ideally situated for exploring the whole of this magical isle. To the south is the otter centre at Kyleakin, just across the water from Gavin Maxwell’s island of Eilean Ban. Armadale Castle, seat of the Clan Donald, with its superb gardens and grounds set in 20,000 acres is also well worth a visit. Boat trips to see the seals, dolphins and whales run from Armadale harbour. To the north is Portree, the capital of Skye. Here brightly painted cottages cluster round the active harbour where some of the finest fish restaurants can be found. This bustling , atmospheric town boasts an excellent selection of interesting local shops, together with bars, restaurants and cafes. There is a superb leisure centre which is open to visitors. It has a 25 metre swimming pool, a climbing wall, gym and a number of indoor sports.