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The Anchorage
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39 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.

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.

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.
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 Bright Water) lived. All rooms overlook the...
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About the Owner, Richard R
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2006
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 39 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We'll provide you with full directions, points of interest and things to do after you have paid the balance of your stay 8 weeks prior. You'll be collecting the key from a neighbour and there is also a spare in a lockbox at the house. We're always available by phone should you have any issues during your stay.
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Excellent - based on 39 reviews
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Kathryn R
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in October 2017

I don't write reviews very often but how could I not. I live in the South of England and work in London so was looking for somewhere to escape to that was safe (travelling on my own) stunning and calming. This cottage is all that and more. The drive here was breathtaking and after a 12 hour drive I was...

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Management response:

Thanks so much for your extensive review Katherine. You have identified precisely the things we love about the house ourselves, as reflected by so many guests. Welcome back any time!

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

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FluffChuc...
North West England
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Despite pretty awful weather during our week, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. We have rented homes all over the world and, without hesitation, this has been our favourite. Perhaps, if one were designing a rental property from the ground up, one would do certain things slightly differently. However, this is primarily the owners holiday home which we were privileged...

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Management response:

Thank you for going to the trouble of providing this review Paul. We appreciate it and you'd be most welcome to return anytime. As you say, most of our guests appreciate the fact that is our holiday home in Skye and they are always careful to treat it accordingly. Sorry about the weather. We usually promise rainbows as it is...

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • 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 please. The otters dislike both! Thank you.
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    1 Bunk
    2 Fulls
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Rates

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
$1,050
£795
Nov 4, 2017 -
Dec 22, 2017
Winter 2017
7 nights
$786
£595
Dec 23, 2017 -
Dec 29, 2017
Christmas 2017
7 nights
$1,182
£895
Dec 30, 2017 -
Jan 5, 2018
New year
7 nights
$1,050
£795
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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
The calendar is updated as soon as a deposit is received. If it shows as available then it probably is! Pricing and availability changes in response to demand and whether we expect to use the house ourselves.
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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.

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Getting around
The best way to see Skye is by car - no doubt about it. There are also loads of great roads for cycling too (some of them original roads that have now been bypassed, so they are car free).
Getting to Skye, if you are not driving, can be done by rail to Kyle of Lochalsh, ideal from Inverness, the nearest airport about two hours away. The railway station is right across the water from the house and about 7 minutes away by taxi.
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.

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.
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!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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