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South Bay Cottage

Saasaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
Grade 4 Star rating

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31/12/2019
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Pets 2
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Description

Relax on the roof terrace and enjoy spectacular sea views from family cottage, situated just yards from the sea shore.

In a superb position towards the southern end of Skye, this completely modernised 150-year-old cottage stands on the sea shore overlooking the Sound of Sleat, at a point highlighted as an outstanding viewpoint by Ordnance Survey. There are magnificent panoramic views northwards to Ben Screel, Loch Hourn and Knoydart, eastwards to Loch Nevis, and southwards to Ardnamurchan Point. The holiday cottage is tastefully furnished and well equipped, with all three bedrooms enjoying their own separate facilities. It stands in 3 acres of wild garden, and the principal rooms and roof terrace offer splendid opportunities to observe the local wildlife, which includes herons, curlews, eagles and even the occasional otter. The roof terrace has a glass and aluminium balustrade and balustraded bridge to the hill at rear of cottage, leading to the unfenced path which goes up into woodland or down into the garden. There are wonderfully scenic walks direct from the door, either along the shoreline, or for the more adventurous, one of the classic Skye walks taking the loop road to Tarskavaig with unbeatable views to the Cuillins. There are ferry trips to the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Lochalsh, and day trips can include Elgol, with a boat trip to the magical Loch Coruisk, hidden in the Cuillins or the Seafari rib boat to Knoydart and dine at The Forge Inn. Other places to visit include Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Portree, with its attractive harbour and heritage centre, which traces the history of Skye. Six miles away is Lady Claire MacDonald’s Kinloch Lodge Hotel and Cookery School, where morning cookery courses are held. Mallaig ferry 3 miles. Kyle of Lochalsh ferry 19 miles. Ardvasar Hotel, Isle Ornsay Hotel and Duisdale Hotel all within 5 miles. Armadale Castle, with its history centre, garden walks, tearooms and restaurant, 3 miles. Toravaig Hotel 1 mile.

Large kitchen with table and chairs opening into observation room with large picture windows and outstanding views across the Sound of Sleat. Utility room. Dining room with multi-fuel burner, satellite TV, video and radio. Living room with music centre, TV and DVD. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet and sea view. Cloakroom and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, both overlooking the sea; one double with en-suite bathroom, toilet and electric over-bath shower, and one twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Second staircase (spiral) to observatory ‘The Otter Bar’ with chiller and ice maker, bar height table with 7 bar stools, easy chairs, and panoramic mountain, sea and shore views, with door out to truly stunning 55 square metre roof terrace.

  • Multi-fuel burner – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Two TVs (Teletext)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Cassette/CD (comprehensive library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Ample parking
  • Games room/double garage/cycle store with full-size table tennis table
  • Garden with croquet, patio, furniture
  • No smoking

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Features

  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks


Customer Comments

  • 8

    08/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    Very well equipped house- everything we needed was there. Good size- plenty of room to find a quiet space- particularly the Otter bar Observatory-lovely upstairs space with superb views. House is at the south end of the island, which is a bit quieter , but which has great walks and everything you need.


  • 10

    30/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need for a lovely stay. Howard, the owner, is so helpful. His book about the history of the house, places to visit and general information is the best we’ve seen anywhere! Location, comfort, excellent.


  • 10

    08/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2018
    Southbay Cottage was a clean and comfortable place with an otter motif that brought a smile to our faces. The kitchen worked well and was well-equipped. The bed was comfortable, the linens high quality and the shower was good. The otter bar upstairs was the perfect place to enjoy a wee dram and play the wonderful music collection while playing Scrabble. The views were superb from every window, but especially from the otter bar and the breakfast bar adjacent to the kitchen. The video system was nice and we appreciated the WiFi. The Armadale Castle and new distillery were wonderful activities, and the Aird of Sleat walk was dramatic. A wonderful week!


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