Southbay Cottage from the bay | South Bay Cottage, Saasaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye
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  • Cottage
  • Saasaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye
  • SHC

South Bay Cottage

9.7

out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 3

  • 2

Wifi
Car parking on site
Coast within 1 mile

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
  • 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

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2018

Features

Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cycle Store

Dishwasher

Fishing Nearby

Garden or Patio

Historical Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks

Wi-Fi

Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 6 reviews

9.7

out of 10

Value for money

8.8

Cleanliness

9

Comfort and Equipment

9.5

Location

9.8

Local amenities

7.8

Overall rating

9.7

Nicola

  • Worcestershire

  • Family

10

out of 10

Thank you, we spent the most wonderful week here. Great communication from the owner with useful info for the area as well as a comprehensive information folder in the cottage. The cottage had everything we needed and is in the most magnificent setting. The views from the Otter Bar and roof terrace, especially as he sun goes down are fantastic. The wildlife was magical, from the young Stag who walked across the garden on our first night to the whales passing by. The rock pools were full of life with Crabs, Anemones, there were Curlew and Oystercatchers...the list is endless!

14 Sep 2022

ANDREW

  • Bishop Auckland

  • Family

10

out of 10

Excellent cottage with a fantastic position on the sound of sleat. The views are fantastic and the amount of wildlife we spotted was amazing. The owner was very helpful throughout with any questions.

14 Sep 2022

Kevin

  • Family

10

out of 10

Really lovely place, ideally situated - if you don't see otters at the bottom of the garden, you aren't looking hard enough!

15 Aug 2022

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