Private access to the shore from the cottage garden
This luxurious self catering cottage is in an idyllic location, situated only a few metres from the seashore on Broadford Bay, which is one of Scotland’s finest, most unspoilt nature havens. At low water the tide falls back some 100 metres and, as the sea rises to stop at the bottom of the garden, an abundance of birds feed at the water’s edge. The occasional otter which crosses the shore can be viewed at close quarters from the comfort of the lounge, using the giant binoculars.
The cottage has free Wifi throughout and is run by Gordon Macphie (with some help from his mum!) a native of the Isle of Skye. It was run as a highly successful Scottish Tourist Board 5 star self catering facility by his mum up until 2008 when she retired. It has recently been further upgraded by Gordon who has returned to the island and is hoping to continue the family tradition of crofting along with a few other projects. His forefathers were stonemasons who were brought to the Island by Macleod Estates to work on Dunvegan Castle and other estate properties. Crofting (small scale farming unique to the Scottish Highlands and Islands) does not and did not provide sufficient income on its own and has always had to be supplemented by other activities.
Gordon enjoys the outdoor life and is actively involved in various extreme sports. Biking is and always has been his main passion – mountain climbing is next on the list! As a youngster he and his cousin (the world famous Danny MacAskill – BBC1 “The Ridge’’) spent many happy hours honing their skills around the Island.