Welcome to Oystercatchers
This beautiful holiday home lies on the Isle of Skye - an island voted "4th best in the world" by National Geographic magazine
We are delighted to be able to share it with you
Oystercatchers was built in 1902, as a traditional 1½ storey croft house. It is located just 10 minutes from the Skye Bridge (or 20 minutes from the Mallaig-Armadale ferry if you're coming 'over the sea'.) Although convenient for main transport routes, it is well off the A87, so is a little oasis of peace and quiet. The gardens run down to a tidal inlet overlooking the Ardnish Peninsula and we have stunning uninterrupted views across Broadford Bay towards the Red Cuillins and the Isle of Scalpay, as well as over to the mainland near Applecross
The house has been fully refurbished to a high standard, and we have worked hard to achieve and maintain VisitScotland Four Star status, with modern electric heating, individually controlled in each room, a wood burning stove, 2 bath/shower rooms and free wireless Superfast broadband Internet access
The Cottage currently has an EPC rating in Band C
Oystercatchers - Skye
Experience a holiday on Skye
Stay in a traditional waterfront crofting cottage built in 1902 on the water's edge at Lower Breakish on the Isle of Skye - birdlife, the occasional otter and stunning views.
Our main garden is fenced - to keep out the local sheep - and there is private parking on the drive, which will take two cars with care. We provide garden furniture so you can make the most of the good weather. There is substantial land outwith the stock fence, where you can enjoy a bay-side fire, a cook-out, or simply take in the view.
Oystercatchers is the perfect place to launch your own kayaks, canoes, SUPs or even ssailing dinghies. The water comes right up to the edge of our grounds at high water springs and when you arrive back you can simply pull your boats further up onto the garden.
If you are interested in wildlife, Ardnish, the peninsula opposite, forms the Eastern edge of Broadford Bay. This is one of the best birding spots on Skye, regularly picking up migrants on brief stopovers as well as the odd scarce vagrant. The Bay can often be relatively sheltered when gales are belting in from the west and there is a long window on the shore side gable end of the cottage, so you can take in the view in comfort! Otters are occasionally seen at the bottom of the garden, further downstream, or on the opposite shore.
Despite being only a 10 minute drive from Broadford and less than a mile from the main road, Oystercatchers is accessed via a private road, so is very quiet, and the low light pollution makes the area ideal for star gazing. You will probably be woken only by the call of seabirds or geese as they pass overhead.