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

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
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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
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About the Owner
Richard R
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2006
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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 23 October 2018

The Anchorage is tucked away in a very quiet corner, the only sounds you'll hear will be from the wind, the waves, birds in the garden and, occasionally, the rain. Kyleakin has three places to eat and two to get a drink - and the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Len K
FrequentFlier315757, VR Owner at The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge!, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thank you for your review Len and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Good idea re Dornie and your advice re fishing! R.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

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Date of stay: October 2018
FrequentFlier315757, VR Owner at The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge!, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Wonderful location on the edge of the sea loch. Ideally situated for seeing all that Skye has to offer. The cottage has wonderful views and has been thoughtfully refurbished to a high standard. A really lovely week.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank BronxChesterUK
FrequentFlier315757, VR Owner at The Anchorage, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye - right on the water's edge!, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thanks for your fabulous review and I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at The Anchorage. Welcome back anytime.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

After a long journey we managed to arrive before dusk and this wonderful house was there to greet us. I will start with the excellent location ,water with the passing boats, yachts,bigger vessels and not to forget Sky bridge which is a lovely sight at...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Barbara. It makes it all worthwhile! It was a pleasure having you rent our special place and you'd be most welcome back any time. Regards, Richard.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank B W
Management response:Responded 11 July 2018

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!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Would you recommend this rental to someone who plans to do many outdoor activities during their trip?YesNoUnsure
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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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