Directions to Blue Skye Crofthouse.
Take the A82 North from Glasgow via Fort William to Invergarry. Take a left turn at Invergarry on to the A87 the Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye and Western Isles road. (50 miles to go!)
Drive thru' Kyle of Lochalsh traffic lights on to Skye Toll Bridge.
Take right turn at roundabout at end of bridge heading towards Broadford, Portree (A850).
After approx 4 miles take right turn marked Lower Breakish.
Follow road round and over cattle grid's (look right after the second grid and you'll see the house on the lower road. You are at the top of our croft). After ½ mile take first right turn and head over two bumps down towards Lower Breakish.
Take right turn at bottom of road, past red post box, and drive along to the end of the road where you find the hoose! Our new house is next door, ring the bell and we will give you the keys.
Please use the sliding bar on the left to zoom the map.
Ten Things to do on Skye
- Clan Donald Centre (great park, museum, restaurant, ruined castle). Nearby Armadale pier has a few shops including Ragamuffin (Designer Knitwear)
- Dunvegan Castle. The Macleod seat with seal boat trips (recommended) and beautiful grounds. Also coffee and gift shop.
- Aros centre (Portree). Interactive tour of old highland way of life and history. Also coffee, gift shop and weekend cinema.
- Skye Serpentarium (Broadford). Creepy crawlies and snakes galore. They'll even let you touch them.
- Talisker Distillery. Guided tours all day and the chance to sample.
- Portree. Walk down to the harbour and around the craft shops.
- Boat trip's in Broadford bay, Kyle of Lochalsh and Elgol (great views of the Cullins).
- Skye Museum of Highland Life (Kilmuir). Traditional thatched cottages and Flora Macdonald's grave.
- Ring of Bright Water Centre (Kyleakin). All about the wild otters of Gavin Maxwell's famous books and a chance to visit the island where he once lived and wrote (must be booked in advance at centre).
- Best of all down at the beach at Blue Skye. Look in rock pools for crabs, eels, starfish and all manner of shellfish. Birds you might see are curlews, oyster catchers, eider ducks, herons, buzzards. If you are very lucky you might catch a glimpse of an otter or seal in the bay at high tide.
The front of the cottage.