Of all our visitors I have to say that the unexpected one on Christmas Day was probably the most welcome. One of the reasons that we ever came to Skye was because we loved taking our kayaks out to see the wildlife on the West Coast of Scotland. I count it as a successful holiday…

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As we are heading rapidly towards Christmas and the New Year, I wanted to look back on what we achieved in 2019. We managed to complete the upstairs bathroom – still with its wonderful views towards the Applecross Peninsula; we started the re-furbishing of the downstairs bathroom – extending the tiling (and we have more…

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What’s a perfect day?  Well I’m sure you all have your own ideas about that, but mine came pretty close this Easter at Oystercatchers. Got up at a sensible holiday time – checked out view from bedroom window – perfect. Padded downstairs swathed in new luxurious bathsheet.  Great shower in the downstairs bathroom – hot…

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2018 may be the Chinese Year of the Dog, but here at Oystercatchers it is the Year of the Otter.  We have decided to support the International Otter Survival Fund as our charity of choice for the year.  These delightful little creatures in a way lead us to this house.  As a child I adored…

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One of the great things about visiting Oystercatchers (or any of the rest of the Island of Skye to be honest) is the plethora of objects or views that are just crying out to be photographed. I still think the best view in the house is that from the upstairs bathroom.  I have taken countless…

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2017 was a good year for us at Oystercatchers.  I have sadly neglected this blog in favour of posting a lot more on Facebook and Twitter and we have begun to make a foray into Instagram, but I need to chase the teenager up on that one!  Please go to Oystercatchers Cottage (@oystercatchers1422) to see some of the…

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Season’s Greetings from Oystercatchers We hope you enjoyed your stay at Oystercatchers in 2016.  We are continuing to upgrade the property and to that end we have re-painted the outside, created a wood store in the garden, replaced the food processor and put in a new light fitting in the sitting room. We have improvements…

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This has not been a wonderful Summer as far as the weather is concerned, but we have managed to get most of the outside of the house painted and should get the rest done before we leave at the end of next week.  Grey skies have now given way to blue and we’ve been out…

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It is now exactly 2 years since we bought Oystercatchers and we are lucky enough to be here for the Sumer solstice once again.  I looked back at the photos from 2 years ago and out of the window at the 3 garden areas as they are now. Yes, we have worked hard – they…

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