The cottage is ideally placed in the village of Broadford as it is within easy walking distance of local pubs, eating places, shops and restaurants, while it is set in its own private garden grounds. It has ample parking and a private pathway to the seashore, which is just 15 metres from the property.
It enjoys superb open views over Broadford Bay to the magical Island of Pabay, with the heights of Applecross in the background and the Islands of Scalpay, Longay, Crowlins and Guillamon scattered across the waters leading to the mystical Islands of Raasay and Rona, which can be seen to the north. Boating activities at Broadford Pier can be viewed across the Bay, as can magnificent sunsets.
Whether you decide to eat in, or you choose to eat out, there is plenty of choice nearby. Broadford has a supermarket and a range of small shops, and you will find a list of convenient eating places in the cottage handbook – these range from a Michelin Star restaurant (within 3 miles) to a take-away fish and chip shop, plus local restaurants and pubs (within 1 mile).
Broadford (in Gaelic “An t-Ath Leathann” pronounced Un Taa Layun means “the broad ford”) was formerly a cattle market up until the 19th century and in 1812 Thomas Telford built a road through the village. It then grew rapidly in the first half of the 19th century with the settlement of Napoleonic veterans. It is the second largest village on Skye and a perfect base from which to explore the island and near mainland as it is ideally placed between the spectacular Red Cuillin and the mainland Torridon mountains.
The Isle of Skye has some of the darkest skies in Europe. Free from the light pollution which blights towns and cities, our inky black skies present the heavens in all their spectacular beauty. There’s plenty to discover, from the bejewelled cluster of the Pleiades or Orion’s mighty belt in November, to the magical meteor showers of the Perseids or the graceful constellation of Cygnus the Swan, in August. Nine unique locations throughout the island have been recognised as being perfect for viewing our night sky. All enjoy good access, with firm ground for wheelchairs, and all promise an unforgettable experience on a clear night. One of these locations is less than two miles from the cottage.
An evening view from the lounge.