Welcome to Atlantic Sunset Cottage Self Catering
Atlantic Sunset Cottage has a wonderful location on the magical island of Skye. There are lots of walks nearby and the cottage provides a great base for bird watching. There are three pubs and a restaurant in Uig, ideal for relaxing; and there are also island cruises from the pier which is only one mile away. Whales and dolphins are regularly seen in the bay. The Fairy Glen is half a kilometre away and both the Isle of Skye Brewery and the Tarbet / Uist ferry are 2 km. Portree, Skye's capital, is a 20 minute car drive and has a range of shops, a swimming pool, cinema, gym, restaurants, cafes, harbour, boat trips, and horse riding stables. The Museum of Island Life is 10km north and well worth a visit.
Located on a hillside in one and a half acres of its own grounds, this charming Skye self catering cottage sits looking out over Uig Bay. Sheltered and private, yet with a dramatic outlook the cottage makes an ideal vantage point to observe otters playing on the loch shore. You can sit on a window seat and watch buzzards soaring at eye level or relax on the veranda in front of a spectacular Skye sunset.
The cottage sleeps 6 people with two double rooms, one with a king size bed and one with a sleigh bed. The third room has a bed which can be made a double or two singles. All three bedrooms have beautiful sea views. Furnished in a comfortable traditional style with tasteful tartan decor, the cottage offers a taste of highland living with all modern conveniences such as Sky TV / DVD, WiFi, jacuzzi bath, washer / dryer, dishwasher, microwave, etc. The cottage has a solid fuel rayburn and an electric hob and oven in the high spec modern kitchen. Linen and bedding are provided. The cottage is non smoking. Sorry, we do not allow pets.
Uig is Norse for a sheltered bay and the area lives up to its name as it is often warm and dry when there is rain in other parts of skye.. The 366 people who live in Uig make their livings from fishing, crofting,tourism and the ferry. Around the bay are several crofting townships including Cuil, Rha and Idrigill. The rivers Rha and Conan flow into the bay through wooded gorges. The woodland is managed by the Woodland Trust and is one of the few areas of ancient woodland left in Skye. The fact that much of the land in Skye is not really suitable for large scale arable farming is undoubtedly why there is such a rich treasure of ancient structures which have survived to the present day. In the small area of the Uig Community, from the river Hinnisdal to Skudiburgh Head there are the remains of two brochs, two hill forts, a Viking fort and graveyard, a medieval castle, around twenty "hut-circles" (ancient dwellings), and a ruined village deserted at the time of the clearances, in addition to standing stones and earthworks from early times. The Tower on the hill to the South of Uig village, across from the Uig Hotel, is a building very much associated with the highland Clearances. It was built by Captain Fraser, and was a place where the local crofters had to go to pay their rents to his Factor.
Skye in general is a facinating place to visit; it has great diversity of stunning scenery, activities to suit everyone and history around every corner. These features combined with the renowned humour and friendliness of Skye's people makes for an unforgettable holiday and memories that will last until the island draws you back again.
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin/double)
- Bathrooms - 1
- Washing machine
- electric oven and electric hob
- Solid fuel rayburn
- central heating
- Sky / TV / DVD
- wii console / table football / board games
- Jacuzzi bath
- Garden with benches, patio and decking
- bicycles for guest use
- dinghy for guest use
- Short breaks available
- Uig - 400 metres, Portree - 15 miles
- Dalcross Airport, Inverness - 135 miles
- Kyle of Lochalsh station - 50 miles
- Pubs, restaurant and cafe all under a km
- Golf - 12 miles, 25 miles
- Walking, fishing, orienteering, paragliding, quad biking
- Pony trekking 13 miles
- Canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, windsurfing , archery, - 6 miles
- Boat trips - 8 miles, 15 miles
- Paint balling - 12 miles
- Selection of bikes provided
Comments from our guest book:"Thank you for making a dream come true for us. We have longed for time in a cottage by the sea for years. We adore your cottage and have greatly appreciated its cleanliness and your attention to detail in the decor. We will be singing your praises to anyone we know who comes to Scotland"
D & C Larson
"Amazing views and ever changing light. Beautiful cottage, has everything to make life comfortable. Thank you for that Kenny. Saw the buzzard nearly ever day also gannets plunge diving in the bay. we had a wonderful holiday."
Alan & Janet, Hampshire
"This visit to Skye has been a dream, long time coming. It has surpassed our widest dreams. The scenery, the view from the cottage, well appointed and comfortable a wonderful place to relax and recharge our batteries. Thank you."
The Wrights, Galashiels.
"First stay on Skye and we were not disappointed. Fabulous location for a base and wonderful views from the cottage itself. Good food was had at the Uig hotel and pier restaurant. The cottage itself is first class. Best we have stayed in in five visits to Scotland and Isles. Many thanks."
Andy & Brenda Hayle, Cornwall.
Take the A87 from the Skye Bridge to Uig - 50 miles. The entrance to the cottage is 150m past the first 40mph sign in Uig. The entrance is tight so carry on down the hill and turn at the car park opposite the Uig Hotel. Come back up the hill and turn in to the right at our yellow sign.
Other activities and amenities:
Swimming pool - 15 miles, cinema - 15 miles, highland games, music festivals, Duntulm Castle / viewpoint - 8 miles, Dunvegan Castle, Clan Donald Centre, Captain Fraser's Folly (historic tower) - 200m, Uig water falls - 400m, Trotternish Gallery - 8 miles, The Fairy Glen - 300m, Isle of Skye Brewery - 1 mile, The Storr - 7 miles, Museum of Island Life - 6 miles, Outer Isles ferry - 1 mile.