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The Anchorage
Excellent
36 reviews
The Anchorage
Sitting room with woodburning stove
Kitchen with views as have all the rooms
Fishing boats always passing
Anchorage hall Skye
The view from the main bedroom (all the rooms have similar views over the water)
Sitting room detail
Otters by the house
Sun room over the water
Enjoy a glass of wine by the house!
Wonderful summer days on Skye
The main bedroom
The harbour
Children with a highland cow
This photo was taken from the house!
Otters by the house
Seal outside the house!
Castle Moil is a nice half hour round walk from the house- just beware the tide!
Deserted Beaches
The house and castle behind
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
The Anchorage is a delightful self-catering holiday cottage on the Isle of Skye.<BR><BR>Located on the foreshore of one of the best holiday locations in Scotland, The Anchorage overlooks Loch Alsh and the heather clad mountains of the Scottish Highlands beyond.<BR><BR>The cottage is the perfect all seasons self catering holiday accommodation for seaside-loving, mountain-walking, wildlife-watching, peace-searching people who love wilderness beaches, gastronomic delights and a touch of the Celtic.<BR>The garden has a gate which leads from the right on to the high tide line, from where one can fish or just sit and watch the yachts, naval and fishing boats come and go, including the occasional submarine or cruise liner. Opposite is the lighthouse-keeper's cottage Eilean Bàn where author Gavin Maxwell (Ring of... Read more
About the Owner, Richard R
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Feb 2006
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 36 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL9476
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Reviewed May 3, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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Management response:

Thanks so much for your review and I'm glad you had a good week. I'll take your comments on board re a bench in the garden! Welcome back any time.

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Tracey B
1 review
Reviewed April 17, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The anchorage is a wonderful house. It's cosy, well equipped and truly feels like a home from home. We spent most of our time looking out the window at the ever changing sea scape- birds, otters, boats, submarines. Poured rain every day so we had lots of time indoors! Also, its proximity to the Skye bridge means it's easy access....

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Management response:

Thanks for your review Tracey. I'm glad you enjoyed the house and sorry about the weather. I had been wonderful and but guess you were unlucky, although I'm glad you saw lots from the house. I promise you sunshine next time! All the best , Richard.

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Kevin R
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

After staying at a number of different holiday lets in Skye over the years this wasn't one of the better ones. While I enjoy staying in rentals that have a family feel to them this really did appear to be someone elses home where little regard has been made to those fee paying guests. In particular the shower in the...

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Management response:

Hi Kevin, Thanks for this. And yes - this is our family holiday home as described. It has not been "tarted up" for rental and the vast majority of people have really enjoyed this as you'll see from other reviews. I don't know what you mean by "pipes exposed" throughout the property. I can't see any at all! Please can...

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Categorically no smoking either in the house or garden. Thank you.
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
$885
£700
Jun 24, 2017 -
Sep 1, 2017
Summer 2017
7 nights
$1,106
£875
Sep 2, 2017 -
Nov 3, 2017
Autumn 2017
7 nights
$1,005
£795
Nov 4, 2017 -
Dec 22, 2017
Winter 2017
7 nights
$752
£595
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
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About the neighborhood
The Anchorage is perfectly situated for touring both the dramatic north and lush south of the island. There are numerous castles, including the famous Eilean Donan, the challenging walks and climbs of the Cuillin mountain range, fabulous waterfalls cascading onto sandy beaches, highland cattle and pretty villages such as Plockton on the mainland close by, where the TV series "Hamish Macbeth" was filmed. There are whale-watching excursions and boat trips to numerous islands such as Raasay, Rhum, Eigg, and many more. Beaches with spectacular views can be found around the island and we particularly like Elgol and Tarskavaig, each of which are within about half an hour's drive. Gaelic can still be heard spoken occasionally and the Skye ceilidhs are a must.<BR><BR>Ther... more
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 74.6 mi
Railway: Kyle: 1.9 mi
Ferry: Mallaig: 26.7 mi
Approximately 4 hours north west of Glasgow, the western route takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, including Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Ben Nevis and Kintail.<BR><BR>Alternatively there are regular very low cost flights from Luton with Easy-Jet to Inverness. Then train to Kyle of Lochalsh - one of the prettiest railway journeys in the world! The house is 5 minutes taxi journey away.<BR>Or just drive from anywhere in the UK - it's about 10 hours drive from London. But you won't find a more dramatic journey anywhere in the UK!<BR>
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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