ABOUT THE COTTAGE

Oystercatchers - a 4 star holiday cottage on Skye

Self Catering Accommodation : Lower Breakish : Isle of Skye

We regret that pets are not permitted and that this is a no smoking property

There is parking for two vehicles with care, with space on the bottom garden for a motorbike.

Facilities

Sleeps 6

3 bedrooms

Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, great electric cooker, microwave, slow cooker

2 bathrooms

Wood burning stove

All bed linen and towels provided

Travel cot and bedding available on request

Satellite TV with DVD upstairs

Parking for 2 cars

Freezer, washing machine & tumble drier

Free Superfast WiFi

Smart TV with BluRay/multi-region DVD player downstairs

Kitchen Diner

The main door from the garden opens into a spacious, bright and modern kitchen-diner. We have an extendable oak table that easily seats 6, allowing guests to sit in comfort and enjoy an evening meal.

The kitchen area is fitted with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, slow cooker, toaster and coffee-maker. It is fully equipped to cater for up to 6, with enough utensils, crockery etc to allow for making full use of the dishwasher! Plastic plates and cups are provided for use in the garden.

The adjoining Utilty room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, together with additional cooking and baking implements and a fine bone china dinner service for that special meal.

Living Room

The sitting room, with window looking out over the garden and shoreline, seats six and is comfortably furnished with 2 leather sofas and a single armchair. There is a thermostaically controlled radiator and a wood-burning stove to keep you cosy.

The log burner will be made up prior to your arrival. There is ample wood available in the garden woodsheds throughout your stay, so we encourage you to use this as it is both a fabulous way of heating the sitting room and is much more eco-friendly than constatnly relying on the elctric heating.

There is a 32" Smart TV, tuned to Freesat, with BluRay/multi-region DVD player and sound bar. We have attached a spare HDMI extender and cable so you can run your laptop through the big screen, without having to unplug anything. There is also an IPod dock with auxiliary cables.

 Downstairs Bathroom

From the utility, which leads directly off the kitchen, you can enter the main bathroom.

With a WC and wash hand basin, this has a large P-shaped bath with shower over - operated from the mains system, so it gives a really spectacular shower in the mornings or when you come in from a hard day's walking on the Cuillins or kayaking off Ardnish.  It is currently being gradually upgraded, with fresh tiling and recycled decor.

 

Downstairs bedroom

Opposite the bathroom a single step up takes you into the ground floor bedroom. Twin bedded, with dual aspect views through a window at one end and locking French windows at the other, this is a bright and airy room for adult or child alike.

There is a booster point for the WiFi in here and a timer controlled radiator to keep off the chill. A small armchair adds to the comfort.  There is an oak chest of drawers and a wardrobe in this room so you will be ble to hang up your more travel-wrinkled clothes!

Bed linen and towels are provided for all bedrooms.

Upstairs Shower Room

Stairs from the kitchen lead to the first floor with a second bathroom with electric shower, WC and hand basin. This has been recently carefully re-furbished using reclaimed and up-cycled wood and other items, and is twinned with a toilet in Malawi!

This has to have the best view in the house- although it's pretty good from the 2 upstairs bedrooms too!

The Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has a kingsize double bed (new mattress for 2022), pine painted furniture and a collection of books which you are welcome to borrow whilst staying.  The room has 2 armchairs and provides a welcome peaceful sanctuary should you need it great view from this room too!

The heater in this room is controlled by a timer and thermostat, and there is additonal bedding in the blanket box should you feel the cold at night.  We supply a hairdryer in this room and there is hanging space behind the door, or you could use the wardrobe downstairs.

Upstairs Twin Bedroom

Opposite the main bedroom you will find the 3rd bedroom- a delightful twin-bedded room over-looking the inlet (beds are completely new for 2022), with painted furniture, 2 armchairs, a window seat, TV/DVD player with Freesat, a docking station/DAB radio, more books to borrow and and large chest of games.

This room is heated via a thermostatically controlled convector heater, which can be switched on (and off) as required.

Outside

There is a garden laid to front and side of the house - this is fully enclosed by a stock fence/wall and is suitable for setting up tents.

In the kitchen you will find unbreakable plates, cups and "glasses" for use in the garden. The garden overlooks the lower portion of our ground, which is a perfect launch site for boats of different types, should you bring your own with you.

You will find a shed outside the downstairs bedroom which is full of garden furniture and several outdoor games. All furniture can be left out overnight during your stay - so feel free to use any of it - it just needs putting back inside the shed at the end of your holiday.

There are two additional areas of garden available for your use - the bottom garden is being developed with fire pit, base for barbecue, granite table, seating and reclaimed wooden benches. The local sheep are frequent visitors here and enjoy using the furniture as scratching posts!

The top garden is also a Work in progress, but can provide a further sanctuary to make the most of any good weather. We try to keep the sheep out of here but they still somehow manage to make occasional forays over the wall.