June 2024 – our wee “holiday”

What’s it like running your own business then? Must be OK as you get to go up for holidays 3 times a year… Well we spent much of this “holiday” at Oystercatchers weeding the drive, the path and the area around the garden seat – apologies to all of those who had to park in…

New bed and beddign in the downstairs double

All Work and No Play Makes jack (and Jill)… tired with a Capital K

You may have noticed I haven’t actually published anything here recently at all.  So, it has been almost 2 years in fact since I put anything on here.  In the meantime, what have we been up to? Well in 2022 we upgraded all the beds – changing from twin beds downstairs to a brand new…

2021 – That Was the Year that Was(n’t)

2021 was a weird year wasn’t it?  Like all Self-Catering in Scotland, we were closed for the first 4 months and only re-opened towards the end of April. Choosing to re-open the moment we were allowed, meant that our first few guests had to suffer a little, as we had been unable to travel beforehand…

Back to Normal?

After all the uncertainty of the last 18 months or so, I am very grateful we have had a season at all this year.  Thank you to guests who had to put up with issues with a heating system that had been unused for 6 months; to all those who have kindly stripped beds and…

2020 – and beyond

Well what a strange year this has been for everyone. it started out so promisingly for us – more bookings than any other year, so we had tentatively planned a few upgrades for when we would visit ourselves in May, August and October. But as they say, so much for the best laid plans of…

Happy Christmas from Oystercatchers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBVoDVfRofE 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…

A Trip Around the Cottage

Heading towards 2020

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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A Perfect Day?

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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Utterly Otterly

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…