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The Anchorage

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
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
Listed Since:February 2006
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 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, 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


Date of stay: October 2018
FrequentFlier315757, VR Owner at The Anchorage, 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, 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.

  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Categorically no pets or smoking either in the house or garden please. The otters dislike both! Also, no children under the age of 12 please as there are dangerous rocks directly...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    2 Fulls
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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.
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