Welcome to Oystercatchers Holiday Cottage Licence Number HI-30081-F
4 star Skye waterfront holiday cottage, sleeps 6, Lower Breakish
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.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
Ground floor bedroom
Parking for 3 cars
Walking distance to restaurant
Bring your own boat/kayaks
Logburner + central heating
Waterfront property, Lower Breakish on the Isle of Skye
Oystercatchers holiday cottage is truly a Home from Home and provides everything you could possibly want during your stay, from feather duvets on the king-sized beds, log burner, individually controlled heating in every room, a fantastic cooker, baking equipment, a slow cooker, recipe books, fine dining set, Smart FreeSatTV with DVD/BluRay player downstairs, FreeSatTV with DVD player upstairs and free Superfast WiFi Broadband.
We also provide our guests with maps, binoculars, guidebooks, reading books, bird feeders, pots of herbs and garden furniture to make the most of the weather.
Bring your own boats or kayaks...
Oystercatchers is the perfect place to launch your own kayaks, canoes, SUPs or even sailing 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.
Wildlife & Birdwatching
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. Otters are occasionally seen at the bottom of the garden, further downstream, or on the opposite shore.
Ideally located Skye Holiday Waterfront home...
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.
The bus stop and a lovely restaurant are both within walking distance.
Holidays in Skye
Skye is connected to Scotland’s northwest coast by both the Skye Bridge and the Malaig – Armadale ferry and is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
Skye is famous for its breathtaking scenery and landscapes and a world class destination for walkers and climbers. ‘The Cuillin Range’ and ‘The Trotternish Ridge’ offer challenging climbs and interesting scrambles. The Cuillin Range offers 12 Munros – peaks above 3000ft (914m).
Both Clan MacDonald and Clan MacLeod have their Clan Castles on the Island and are great places to visit.
You don’t have to go all the way to Norway to see Aurora Borealis-Northern Lights… You may witness the northern lights on some parts of Skye in the winter months, particularly in wide open areas and atop snow-kissed mountains and hills.