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The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge!

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
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 t...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. Opposite is the lighthouse-keeper's cottage on Eilean Bàn where author Gavin Maxwell (Ring of Bright Water) lived. All rooms overlook the water which is within about 30 feet from the house. In the summer the sun sets behind the majestic Skye Bridge which is about a kilometre away (no traffic noise- this is Skye!!) The house itself has recently been refurbished to a high standard and guests enjoy the use of superfast broadband, Alexa sound system, underfloor heating, Aga cooker, zinc-topped kitchen refectory table digital TV and plenty of interesting books. The house is perfectly suited for one or two couples, but we also have a single camp bed for one additional person over the age of 10 if required. Kyleakin is perfectly situated on Skye, just a few minutes from the bridge and within easy reach of the varied attractions of all parts of the island. Although very peaceful, there is always something going on in the channel or the fishing harbour just a moment's walk away. Unfortunately, due to dangerous rocks and sea access right by the house we are unable to accommodate children under ten years of age. The house is also unsuitable for unaided wheelchair users due to access via steps. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Categorically no pets or smokers either in the house or garden please. The otters dislike both! Also, no children under the age of 10 please as there are dangerous rocks directly onto the sea, a hot Aga, and other dangers! Thank you.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Richard R
Languages spoken:English, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2006
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Reviewed 4 October 2020

The waters edge location is the main selling point of this homely abode, as the island of Skye can live up to its Norse name of Skuy...misty isle or cloud isle which we experienced during our stay, but enjoying the comfort of the window seating...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank 87jackb87
Reviewed 20 September 2020

Perfect holiday cottage! The cottage was immaculate, lovely and warm and had everything we could possibly need! Located in a quiet road with fantastic views. Very easy access to the Isle, the mainland and shops. Thankyou Richard for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful home.

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank dhthomson927
Reviewed 30 August 2020

The views from this accommodation are stunning, changing throughout the day as the light changes. We loved sitting in the window each day. The accommodation is very clean, tastefully decorated and with everything you will need for a holiday. There is lots to do in...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 July 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: July 2020
FrequentFlier315757, VR Owner at The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge!, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2020

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Reviewed 31 March 2020

We spent a week at the Anchorage and we wish we could have stayed longer,. What a beautiful cottage, so well equipped and beautifully located. Skye is a stunning wonder of nature, with dramatic landscapes and warm welcoming people. If you can, do not miss...More

Date of stay: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 November 2019

Perfect location, perfect home, everything was perfect, more than I could ever dream off. You can hear the water when laying in the bed, very peacefull and relaxing. There is a peaceful wooden bench at the water where I would sit for hours. The owners...More

Date of stay: October 2019
3  Thank avn14
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

We’ve just returned from The Anchorage and from the moment we arrived, we felt right “off the grid”, but with all of the comforts that we’re used to....and more.The Anchorage is perfect.....from the huge picture windows across Loch Alsh, to the cosy living area and...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank K163OZrichardh
FrequentFlier315757, VR Owner at The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge!, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

Fabulous. Thanks so much for your kind review and I’m so glad you enjoyed the Anchorage as we do. Great that the dolphins paid you a visit during breakfast! Welcome back any time. Richard Rawlings

Reviewed 8 August 2019

If you really need a break and to get away from it all, this is the place for you! I came here brining my laptop imagining I was going to crack on with my novel but ended up totally entranced watching the tides, clouds, seals,...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Clemency M
Reviewed 17 May 2019

Once again we have booked this for September Being going for Years and looking forward to the Newly Updated Anchorage LOck Kyle will never change and the views from the home are incredible. On a good Day walk over the Skye bridge and loook at...More

Date of stay: May 2019
3  Thank richardjjs
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Just stayed in the Anchorage for a week and it is simply fantastic. The house is beautiful with stunning views all around and with the odd seal and otter thrown in - what’s not to like? The house is very comfortable and warm and cooking...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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FrequentFlier315757, VR Owner at The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge!, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2019

Thank you for your kind review Kieran - we're so glad you enjoyed The Anchorage as much as we do! Welcome back any time.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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...
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.
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The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge! is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge! has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge! has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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