Waterside is a traditional cottage packed full of character and charm. Located on the shore with fantastic birdlife, it has 4 bedrooms rooms and a cosy lounge with woodburner and piano. All amenities are nearby.
We fell in love with Waterside Cottage when we moved to the island in 2011. After many happy hours spent revealing stone walls, reviving wooden floors and carefully choosing a mixture of antique, vintage and modern furnishings which we felt suited the character of this wonderful house, we welcomed our first guests in May 2012. Since then we have received some amazing comments and are delighted that visitors from 15 countries (and counting) have so far enjoyed the delights of Waterside. We hope you will join them.
Situated right on the shore, Waterside Cottage dates from 1857 and is packed full of character and charm with a little bit of luxury thrown in. It has 4 bedrooms (3 with sea views), 3 bathrooms, kitchen,lounge/diner and conservatory and is decorated with a mixture of carefully chosen antiques and more modern items. Complementary wifi, an upright piano, a big selection of books, games and DVDs, cosy dressing gowns and our favourite Arran Aromatic toiletries are a few of the more personal touches we hope you'll enjoy. A mutlifuel stove makes winter stays as toasty as summer ones and the way the house is laid out means that it is just as welcoming for 2 people as it is for 8.
Brilliantly located on Broadford Bay with views onto the water and the hills beyond, the cottage is in walking distance of all amenities and is easy to reach by car from the Skye bridge or from the ferry at Armadale. It makes a great holiday base for families, couples, friends and groups allowing you to explore the whole of Skye and Lochalsh. We even welcome up to two well behaved dogs. (small charge applies)
The family friendly Hebridean Hotel is around 2 minutes walk away and the shops and cafes of Broadford are within 1 mile. You can walk onto the shore from the garden or just watch the birdlife (greylag geese, herons, ringed plovers, oyster catchers, curlews, shelducks, widgeon, sandpipers) from the window.
There is lockable storage for bikes and at high tide you can launch kayaks and canoes from the garden. Plockton, Sleat, Elgol and Cuillin and Kintail hills are all within easy reach.
Accommodation includes one King size double, one Twin (or Superking), one Double ensuite (ground floor) and one Double. All bedrooms have their own washbasins. There are two additional bathrooms (one with bath, one with shower), both with underfloor heating. The Lounge/Diner has a woodburning stove and an upright piano which you are very welcome to use (please just don’t put your drinks on it)! A fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, double oven. A utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. A conservatory with views onto the sea.
1X King size Double Bedroom
1X Twin Bedroom
1X Double Bedroom (en-suite, ground floor)
1X Double Bedroom
2X Additional Bathrooms with underfloor heating (one with bath and one with shower)
1X Lounge/Diner with multi-fuel stove and upright piano
1x Kitchen (fully equipped)
Sleeps up to 8 people + 1 toddler.
We welcome two well behaved pets by prior arrangement.
If you wish to bring any other pets, please contact us to discuss.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Electricity and heating are provided free of charge (reasonable use),
Wi-Fi is also provided free of charge.
Interaction with Guests
We like to give guests their privacy so you won't generally see us but we will leave all our contact details and if you would like advice or information then you can just get in touch - we are always happy to help.
We think we are in the best position in Skye because it's so easy to go in every direction - tour round the north, down to Sleat or across to the beautiful villages of Plockton, Dornie and Glenelg on the mainland. And of course being able to walk out onto the shore which teems with birdlife is a real privilege.
Public transport isn't great in Skye but the bus does stop nearby and we are 7 miles from the train station. You can walk into Broadford from the house.
Other Things to Note
In the winter months we live in the house and let rooms individually on a B&B basis so don't be confused if you read reviews on staying with us.
All guests must agree to our terms and conditions upon booking.
Great cottage and great location. We had a lovely time and Fiona made sure all was super comfortable.
Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful location. Everything was as described and this is an ideal place for exploring the island.
Fiona's cottage is really lovely and comfortable, it was a real pleasure to come back after long walks in the rain ! It is well equipped and the decoration makes you feel at home. Fiona was very kind and offered us some nice local food. Skye is a beautiful island and we had a great time there despite the weather.
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Hi - After many years based in Glasgow and heading out to explore Scotland at the weekend, David and I and our soppy pointer Ben finally made the break and moved to Skye in 2011 having fallen in love with Waterside. David's from Oban and has spent many years climbing ..now that has been overtaken more by cycling, mountain biking, hill walking and exploring - usually interrputed by our sampling of local coffee shops and cafes! We both love travelling and cycling the Carretera Austral in Chile beckons in the new year we hope. We run a video production and digital communications company and are continually inspired by our surroundings here. Meeting new people from different places is another one of the joys of life and we've already met some great people - not a few of whom we have captured and taken to the pub to introduce them to whisky and the local music..well it has got to be done!