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The Anchorage

The best place to be!
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43 reviews
The best place to be!
The Anchorage - right on the water's edge in Skye
Always something interesting passing by. This is the Hebridean Princess luxury cruise ship.
Always dramatic!
Fishing boats always passing
Otters on the rocks by the house
Wonderful summer days on Skye
The small fishing harbour is just 30 seconds walk away.
Otters by the house
Castle Moil is a nice half hour round walk from the house- just beware the tide!
Aga cooking at its best!
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland
The Anchorage is the owner's private holiday residence, available to discerning guests and completely redesigned in early 2018. It is superbly located in an enviable position right on the foreshore of one of the best locations in Scotland, All the rooms in the house overlook Loch Alsh and the heather clad mountains of the Scottish Highlands on the mainland 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 straight onto the private foreshore, from where you can fish, have a glass of wine, or just sit and watch the yachts, naval and fishing boats come and go, including the occasional submarine or cruise liner. Oppos...
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Listing #HL9476
About the Owner
Richard R
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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 and we're always available by phone should you have any issues during your stay.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 4 years ago. Thought it great. This time, after renovation it's even greater. Really comfortable, spotlessly clean, lots of amenities. Only the position and views unchanged, and couldn't be better. Good for touring on Skye or mainland, or just lounging as per photo....More

Thank B W
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review Bill. Much appreciated and makes it all worthwhile! Glad you had a good time and it's nice to hear from someone who knew the house originally!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well equipped and comfortable house, but even were it not, the setting makes it a fantastic holiday choice. The garden leads directly onto the water's edge; it's a bit rocky, but a delightful place to sit and watch the world go...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks, Russell. These are the same reasons we have loved the house ourselves over the years. Welcome back any time.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We had a wonderful week at the Anchorage at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. The house has undergone a major overhaul since we booked.The accomodation is now stylish and open plan and clean. We enjoyed getting to grips with the Aga and all the...More

Thank NigelPartridge
Management response:Responded 8 June 2018

Thanks for this Neil. In fact the small amount of tiling and new decking are due to be completed when we are at the house ourselves next month. Thought it best not have any inconvenience for guests! Hope you had a safe journey home and...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Categorically no smoking either in the house or garden please. The otters dislike both! Also, small children MUST be supervised at all times - there are dangerous rocks and a hot...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Fulls
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2 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
7 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
7 nights
29 Sep 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
7 nights
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About the neighbourhood
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 byThere 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 hours drive. Gaelic can occasionally and the Skye ceilidhs are a must.There are several excellent world-class restaurants on Skye, which is rapidly becoming known for its cuisine. Am... more
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 120.0 km
Railway: Kyle: 3.0 km
Ferry: Mallaig: 43.0 km
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, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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