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Ardmore, Broadford, Isle of Skye

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Broadford, the second largest village on Skye, is centrally located and an ideal base for touring the island. There is a choice of several excellent restaurants and pubs in the village, all of which are within easy walking distance. There are further restaurants a short drive away. For those wishing to sample world-class cuisine there is the award winning "Three Chimneys" and Lady Clare Macdonald's "Kinloch Lodge". The "Claymore", some 400 yards away, is the closest local, while those wishing a true self-catering break will be delighted with the selection of seafood and farm produce available locally. Broadford also boasts several hotels, a supermarket, a licensed grocer, several coffee houses, a snack bar and a number of art galleries and craft shops. There is also a bank, a post office, 2 ATMs and a 24 hour service station which also sells basic groceries. For medical emergencies there is a local hospital and medical and dental surgeries.

One thing you can be sure of is that you'll be spoilt for choice if you're looking for an active holiday in Skye. If being right in the middle of the most glorious hillwalking and climbing scenery in Scotland is not enough, visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities in and around the area. Golfers will be delighted with the challenging and scenic Isle of Skye Golf Course which welcomes golfers (including children) of all abilities with both green fees and club hire being extremely reasonable. Skye is also a paradise for anglers. Boat hire is available, and local boat operators offer fishing trips and charters. There is also excellent fishing off the rocks. Some hirers offer trips in a glass bottomed boat... others offer seal, dolphin and whale watching trips, while the more adventurous can take part in a Seafari Adventure.

A must is a boat trip to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin mountains. If you want to make a real day of it, Caledonian MacBrayne also run daily trips to the Outer Isles. If you want to go horseriding, there are a number of riding centres. Those who prefer 4 wheels will find some of the most spectacular and challenging roads imaginable. The more energetic will maybe wish to hire bicycles - these are available locally. Try your hand at kayaking, canoeing, climbing, abseiling and archery. Whitewave at Kilmuir offer these activity sessions to individuals and groups.

As far as wildlife is concerned, Skye has it all - dolphins, whales, porpoises red deer, rabbits and a variety of birds. The lucky visitor may spot an otter or a golden or sea eagle. For those who have a keen desire to see an otter, there are a number of hides a short distance away. Everyone knows of Skye's association with Flora Macdonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie, but the island's history goes a long way further back than that. There are numerous museums and sites of historical interest scattered throughout the island; Dunvegan Castle (seat of the Macleods), the museum of island life at Kilmuir, Flora MacDonald's grave at Kilmuir and the Aros Centre at Portree are just a few well worth a visit.

  • Sleeps - 2-6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (2 king sized doubles and 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 3 including 2 en suites
  • Washing machine/drier
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 42 inch plasma TV with Sky/DVD/Video/Stereo
  • Free WiFi internet access
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Large private garden with patio
  • Gas barbeque and patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Edge of Broadford village
  • Airports - Inverness 90 miles, Glasgow 200 miles
  • Train stations - Kyle of Lochalsh 8 miles, Mallaig 15 miles
  • Pubs and restaurants - 1/4 of a mile
  • Golf, Horse riding
  • Boat trips, Fishing, Otter hides
  • Craft shops and art galleries

Ardmore is a large, stunning, luxury 3 bedroomed (2 en suite) Skye self-catering cottage: finished, furnished and equipped to the highest standards - as befits a 5 star holiday cottage. Locally owned and run, it is quietly located on the edge of the village of Broadford and enjoys magnificent sea or mountain views from all rooms. It has a large private garden and is of course fully double-gazed and centrally heated throughout - so very cosy for a winter break! It also has generous private off-road parking. There is a large private patio to the rear where guests can sit and enjoy the views or use the gas barbeque provided. The owners live in the village and are on hand should guests ever need their help or advice.

The sitting-room is spacious and from the bay window there are excellent views over the bay and the Kinloch hills. It sits six people with ease and features a solid oak floor and a feature limestone fireplace. For indoors entertainment there is a 42 inch plasma TV with Sky and a supply of DVDs and CDs. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have spacious en suite facilities and enjoy panoramic views over Broadford Bay and the local hills. Bedroom 1 has a king sized four poster bed, and bedroom 2 has a king sized sleigh bed. Both rooms are supplied with flat screen TVs and hairdryers. Bedroom 3 is a twin room with magnificent views over the red Cuillins. A hairdryer and flat screen TV are supplied.

The kitchen is fully equipped and fitted out with quality solid wood units. The appliances (cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher) are Neff and all are integrated. There is also a microwave oven. A table and chairs are provided for those who wish to breakfast in the kitchen rather than in the dining room. The dining room is extremely spacious and has French doors which open onto the patio. The utility room has a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The family bathroom is also large with its main feature being the roll top freestanding bath. This is a luxury self-catering cottage on Skye and is ideally situated to explore all the island - or just relax here enjoying the stunning views!

Directions to Ardmore. As you enter Broadford on the A87 coming from the Skye bridge or the Mallaig /Armadale / Glenelg Kylerhea ferries you will see the Veterinary Practice on your right hand side. Immediately beyond this, there is a small road going off to the left (signposted Heaste)- take it, go up the hill and Ardmore is the 3rd property on your right.

What's included:
All bed linen and towels are provided.
Free WiFi internet is available.
There is a selection of DVDs and CDs available also walking and touring guides plus maps.
The cottage has a selection of games, jigsaws etc and a small library of books.
There is a cot and a highchair provided.

Cost and availability:

The cottage is rented out year round with short breaks available out of season. Change over day is Saturday, check in between 4 and 6 pm, check out by 10 am.

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Ardmore Cottage, School Croft, Heaste Road, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AQ Scotland

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