The Old Mill Cottage
Trotternish, Isle of Skye
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The Old Mill Cottage is situated at the north end of the spectacular and mysterious Trotternish peninsula of Skye, one of the most beautiful of the Scottish islands. It overlooks Kilmaluag Bay and the northern end of the Trotternish Ridge is to the rear. The extraordinary rock formations of the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr are part of this famous ridge. For the most part easily walkable, the ridge affords spectacular views to the Torridon mountains on the mainland to the east, the Cuillins to the south, and the Outer Isles to the west. Trotternish is also renowned for its geology and palaeontology - significant fossils and dinosaur remains having been discovered here.
This lovely Isle of Skye cottage is near the towns of Staffin and Uig. Boat trips are available from Staffin, and from Uig there is a ferry to the Outer Isles - Harris and North Uist. There are craft workshops nearby - candlemaking, woodworking and pottery, art galleries, a museum where you can see dinosaur bones, and an outdoor activities centre. Only a few miles along the road is a ruined castle, and there are fascinating ancient monuments in the area. A heritage museum shows how life used to be lived on Skye up until recent times - fascinating to see what has changed in Scottish island life and what hasn't.
There are also very good pubs, restaurants and shops on the island - including superb craft shops and art galleries, where you can often watch local craftspeople at work. Skye has some world-class restaurants too. The northern end of Trotternish is remote and is a stunning part of the island away from any tourist crowds. A holiday on the Isle of Skye offers so much to see and do - you can still have a romantic journey by boat and 'come over the sea to Skye' or there is now a bridge to get here even quicker!
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 doubles both en suite, 2 singles
- Bathrooms - 3
- Washing machine
- Cot available
- Garden furniture and barbeque
- Boat trips from Staffin
- Bicycle hire at Uig
- Staffin c6 miles and Uig c9 miles
- Inverness Airport about 150 miles
- Station - Kyle of Lochalsh about 60 miles
- Hill walking: walk the famous Trotternish Ridge and see the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr
- White Wave Outdoor Centre: Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Archery
- Staffin Museum for prehistory, dinosaurs and fossils
- Unusual geology and many ancient monuments
- Skye Museum of Island Life - artefacts and restored thatched cottages
The Old Mill Cottage is modern but based on a traditional design, so very appropriate in a country setting on a Scottish island. It has 4 bedrooms with 2 en-suite double rooms, so sleeps 6 in great comfort. There is a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine etc, and a very comfortable sitting-room with DVD and Satellite TV. Children's games are provided too and the cottage is centrally heated.
There is a patio with table and chairs and barbeque facilities - great for relaxing in an admiring the breath-taking views and enjoying the wildlife and birds.
The holiday accommodation has been so thoughtfully planned that you will find this a very relaxing place to stay and explore one of the most beautiful of Scottish islands.
The Old Mill Cottage is on the northern end of the Trotternish peninsula, north of Uig and Staffin. It is normally reached via Portree, the capital of Skye. There is a reasonably regular bus service which goes around the Trotternish peninsula, and the drive from Portree is very beautiful. Portree is itself well-served by coaches from Kyle of Lochalsh, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The bridge to Skye goes from Kyle of Lochalsh and once on the island you then take the road through Broadford and on to Portree. You can still take a ferry from Mallaig to Ardvasar on Skye if you want a more romantic journey!
All bed linen and heating is included.
Cost and availability
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The Old Mill Cottage, Kilmaluag, Solitote, Isle of Skye IV51 9UQ. Scotland