We stayed Monday - Saturday and were very pleased with the quality of the facilities and our warm and helpful hosts, Stephen and Kim, who provided us with fresh eggs and useful tips. They live in the other half of the building, but this did not cause any problems for us and there was there is no noise issue, and would have been very useful if any problems had occurred. They run Wild Skye Boat trips and offer their visitors a free 2hr+ boat trip from Carbost to visit the Sea Eagles when they can, which we sadly did not have time to take up.
The accommodation suited us very well as a couple. It would also suit a small group of friends and especially suit a family. The bathroom includes a bath and separate shower and there is a second WC downstairs. There are two good sized bedrooms: a twin room and a main bedroom with a double and two single beds.
The living room includes plenty of comfy sofas and dining chairs.a video & DVD player, freeview TV with a good range of channels and an i-pod dock, plus a well stocked bookshelf with local books and novels, OS walking maps and decent selection of music, films and games.
The church is located on the very beautiful Waternish peninsula of Skye and was a very good base for exploring the northern half of Skye. Like most properties on Skye, it is accessed via a single track road, but this one was very well cared for and only 6.5 miles off the main A-road with plenty of passing places and clear views.
The beautiful waterside village of Stein is only 2.5 miles away and boasts an excellent Old Inn serving good food and drink, a highly rated seafood restaurant (Loch Bay) and a high quality Art and Craft shop, Dandelion Designs, which includes work by the very talented Liz and Carol Myhill, amongst others. Also nearby is an interesting tannery visitor centre, SkyeSkyns, and more galleries, historical locations and wonderful coastal and forestry walks.
The larger town of Dunvegan with local shops and many good cafes and restaurants is only just over 9 miles (20min) away via the main A-road (after 6.5 miles of the B886). Of particular note was the Bakery for excellent fish & chips and toasties as well as baking, and The Old Schoolhouse for something more special, and so may require booking.
Portree is roughly 23 miles (40min) away where the large Co-Op is open until 10pm and petrol seems to be cheaper, and Sligachan is just over 30miles (just under an hour) away, both via good main A-roads.
We're looking forward to returning to the Old Church in the future.
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