Tote Cottage ref: UK30182

Skeabost Bridge, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

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4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Tote Cottage is an exceptional example of an Isle of Skye croft house. Whitewashed exterior walls help it stand out amongst the dramatic landscape, and the one and a half storey traditional design provides characterful and memorable accommodation for those staying. The cottage, which is next door to the owner is approached from the rear, and is nestled down on its own plot which overlooks Loch Snizort, the River Snizort flowing into the loch, and the grand Skeabost Hotel with golf course. It’s a mesmerising position and one that people staying will enjoy looking out onto. Round to the front of the house the enclosed garden is very large and runs down towards the water, however, there is croft land with cattle grazing before the valley bottom. Your nearest neighbour may very well be a ginger haired Highland Coo! Entering the property there is a sense of deception – it’s more spacious than you think, croft houses tend to be. To the right is the large kitchen with dining table, and to the left an inviting living room with wood burner. Both rooms have an incredible view across the valley and the sea loch. Between the two rooms there is a large family bathroom and the stairs leading up to the first floor. At the top of the stairs there is a twin room and a double room. Both a good size and comfortable for a family of four or two couples.
The cottage is situated in the crofting community of Tote which is near to Skeabost Bridge. Only 5 miles north from Portree, the cottage is ideally located to explore the best of what the island has to offer. Being at Tote Cottage means you’re only 15 minutes from The Fairy Glen, 25 minutes from both the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr, and only 30 minutes from the Cuillin sites, the Talisker Distillery and Dunvegan Castle. Skeabost Bridge itself has a quite a bit to see and do. The grand old hotel, which can be seen from the cottage across the sea loch, is set amongst its own grounds complete with golf course and the meandering River Snizort (the best salmon fishing river on Skye). In addition to this, besides the old bridge, you will find St. Columba’s Isle where there is an ancient burial ground, an old parish church believed to be late medieval, and the older and more intact Chapel of St. Columba dating to the 11th century. Tradition claims that 28 Nicolson chiefs were buried in this mortuary chapel. It’s a fascinating place to walk down to from the cottage for a wee explore. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Portree
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    42.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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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