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Waterside Cottage

Self Catering

Located on Broadford Bay with its own private access to the shore, yet within walking distance of shops, cafes and restaurants, Waterside Cottage makes a perfect setting to enjoy time with friends and family.

For many years a family home, Waterside has been lovingly decorated to be a cosy haven, with all the comfort you would expect and an extra bit of luxury thrown in. Enjoy hotel quality linens, luxurious Arran Aromatic toiletries, a wood-burning stove for cosy nights in and a piano to entertain.

And when not out exploring, guests can choose from books, toys, DVDs and games or borrow a pair of wellies and head down to explore the island, rockpools and the beach.

What makes a stay at Waterside Cottage unique?

Waterside Cottage enjoys a spectacular location. The view from the garden takes in the impressive slopes of Beinn na Caillach, across to the islands of Raasay and Pabay and out to the hills of Applecross. The shore is a haven for birdlife from resident curlews, oystercatchers and herons to migratory flocks just passing through. The bay itself is perfect for kayaking, (bring your own or hire them locally) or, for those brave enough, a quick dip.

The Cottage makes an excellent base for visiting the whole of Skye as well as the famous Eilean Donan Castle and the beautiful villages of Plockton and Glenelg. The restaurants, shops and pubs of Broadford village are within walking distance. 

What is the capacity for Waterside Cottage?

Waterside Cottage sleeps 8 people and accepts up to two well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement. Please note the garden is not enclosed. 

Accommodation includes:

  • Lounge/diner with wood burning stove, Freesat TV and DVD and MP3 player
  • Kitchen with utility room off
  • Sun room
  • Downstairs double room with ensuite shower room x 1
  • King room x 1
  • Twin room x 1
  • Double x 1
  • Shower room
  • Family bathroom

Outside the garden has outdoor seating and there is private access to the shore. 

Pets are welcome by arrangement for a small fee. 

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Broadford area?

Broadford is Skye's second largest settlement and is home to a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and shops with. There are excellent walks nearby including a number from the door and access to easy off-road cycling routes. Take binoculars to spot seals nearby. 

There is a large supermarket and petrol station in the village along with usual amenities including a pharmacy and post office. 

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Cottage is located a two minute walk away from the excellent Hebridean Inn, serving locally sourced dishes to eat in or take away at reasonable prices. A little further afield in the village itself choose from restaurants with Scottish, Italian or Spanish themes including the Claymore with its renowned seafood menu, Creelers, Cafe Sia and Harbour Lights. Excellent cafes can be found at Deli Gasta and Cafe Sia. 

A short drive away is the beautiful Sleat Peninsula which boasts a number of great restaurants, hotels and cafes as well as Skye's newest distillery at Knock Bay or head back to the mainland to sample the delights of the Plockton Inn and Plockton Hotel in one of Scotland's most scenic villages. 

Other Information

Waterside Cottage shares a parking area with Waterside Cabin. The Cabin is screened from the garden and house by a high fence offering peace and quiet for both parties. Guests are asked to be quiet in the garden after 10pm. 

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Dog/Pet friendly

Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

No Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Children's cots

5-9 People Capacity

Children's games

Bathroom & Laundry



DVD library

Book library


High Chair

Kitchen Facilities

Near Beach

Parking Available

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Open log fire


Archery, Crossbows

Bicycling, Cycling


Climbing, Abseiling


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (a short drive)


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Electric oven

Electric hob




Extra info

Nearest Airport: Inverness

Nearest Airport Time: 2 hours 4 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 95

Nearest Train Station: Kyle of Lochalsh

Nearest Railway Time: 11 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 8

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Amex: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

JCB: Yes

Price Per Week From: 1,200.00

Price Per Week To: 2,200.00

Arrival information and directions


Address: Harrapool, (diagonally opposite Hebridean Inn), Broadford, Isle of Skye, BroadfordIV499AQ, United Kingdom

Waterside Cottage is approximately 7 miles from the Skye bridge, in the hamlet of Harrapool 1 mile before Broadford village. 

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