This cosy romantic getaway on the Isle of Skye''s western point is a rural idyll with breathtaking views over the Scottish mountains. Accessed via a single-track road, this remote holiday let offers soul-soothing accommodation for two.
This traditional byre, nestled within a crofting hamlet on the most westerly point of Skye, is the perfect setting for a romantic retreat – and, of course, your canine companion is welcome too! Accessed by a single-track road that winds through the mountains, you will be able to appreciate the stunning views of Dunvegan Head and, if you're lucky, you may even see the Outer Hebrides. Its secluded position makes it an ideal place for spotting wildlife such as deer and, nearer the coast, you might even see dolphins, whales, basking sharks and sea otters, so keep your binoculars to hand.
This former cow shed has been sympathetically renovated into a cosy home with plenty of original features adding warmth and character. Despite its compact size, it has everything you'll need for a comfortable stay. The open-plan lounge/kitchen is snug and well-equipped and once you've cooked up a storm, you can head outside to eat whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. If your legs are weary after a busy day exploring, you can snuggle up on the sofa in front of the fire with some of your favourite treats before retiring to the bedroom where the four-poster bed adds a touch of glamour.
There is plenty to do in this area of Skye. Dunvegan Castle and Gardens (11 miles), at the heart of the Macleod Estate, is worth a visit and dogs on a lead are welcome in the gardens. Boasting interesting walks and scrambles, and home to 12 Munros, the spectacular Cuillin Ridge is worth the drive of 36 miles (approx. 75 minutes). If you're looking for somewhere for that special, celebratory meal, head to the world-renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant (5.5 miles). Needless to say, the opportunities for walks amongst the breathtaking scenery are endless.