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Oystercatchers Cottage, Skye, Quarter of 22, Lower Breakish, Isle of Skye, Highlands, IV42 IV42

Description of the holiday cottage

This fully modernised former croft house sits next to the shore at Lower Breakish, Isle of Skye. We can accommodate up to 6 people in 3 comfortable rooms - two twin-bedded and one double. There are 2 bathrooms - one with bath and shower over on the ground floor and one on the upper floor with a shower and a stunning view. The cottage is extensively equipped with everything you could wish for, including a super-efficient electric cooker. WE supply all wood for the wood-burner for the duration of your stay

Best Features

This cottage lies on the most wonderful waterfront site where you can launch your own boats/kayaks straight off the grass on Spring tides. We have tried to cater for everyone - superbly equipped for self-catering - you like to cook? we provide cookbooks and all necessary utensils and electric equipment: from superb new cooker with eco function, fridge, microwave, freezer, to fondue set, cake tins, and barbecue set.

We are immensely proud of our Green Tourism Silver Award gained for having energy efficient white goods; using and supplying green cleaning materials; adopting water and heat saving activities, such as sheep's wool insulation, blackout blinds on all windows, and encouragement for visitors to reduce their carbon footprint by sign-posting to local activities and public transport, and by the supply of locally sourced wood for use in the extremely efficient wood-burner. We support our local charity - the International Otter Survival Fund, by adopting otters and providing a collection box in the cottage - if you are really lucky you will be able to watch one from the sitting room window! We have provided bird feeders to encourage the myriad garden birds who visit us daily, together with binoculars and guidebooks to help you identify them. We have an extensive supply of guidebooks and suggestions as to how you can spend your time on Skye, without having to visit the "honey spots".

And if the weather really isn't your friend, we do have super fast broadband, and have a wide selection of DVDs and lots of books to read, curled up next to the wood-burner.

Sleeps: from 1 to 6

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Fiona

Telephone: 07931 108378

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7 of 13 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2024
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This was our first family trip to Skye and we immediately loved the location of the cottage - close enough to Broadford and beyond for various activities, but very quiet with no through traffic, and ideally located on the waterfront with magnificent views. Lots of garden space with firepit and seating areas, and private parking. The well-stocked kitchen is the focal point of the cottage, alongside a cosy living room, large bathroom, utility room and large bedroom all on the ground floor. Upstairs are two very comfortable bedrooms and a shower room. There are binders with all sorts of information on the cottage's facilities, as well as leaflets for local sights to try out. Lots of useful mod cons throughout, including a digital TV, coffee machine, plenty of plugs/charge points and more. Looking forward to rebooking again - we had a fantastic time here!

Make up of party:  Two adults and two children (aged 13 and 10)
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Jonny Inglis Review Added: 05.04.2024
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19 of 39 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2023
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We had the most fantastic few days at Oystercatchers. It really is the most comfortable and cosy cottage, fully equipped and in a perfect location. It was chilly when we arrived but very warm inside the cottage and we fired up the wood burner only on one night but purely just for the cosy glow of the flames. The weather was very kind all week and we were treated to the most spectacular sunset from the west facing garden. Sitting by the fire pit with good company and a glass of wine is the perfect way to end the day looking at the incredible views. We ventured out on a few day trips and can recommend Elgol and definitely a boat trip with Misty Isle Boats. Very entertaining crew on board and a 90 minute walk around lock Coruisk was magnificent. There is also a good snack bar at Elgol and we bagged a couple of Lobster rolls for £4.90 that were superb! We also dined at the Coruisk House (Michelin listed) restaurant which was insanely good, not cheap but we felt it was worth it. We also recommend Cafe Sia in Broadford for tasty pizza and first class Langoustine! We have lots more to explore on Skye and can't wait to return and will definitely stay in Oystercatchers again!

Make up of party:  Family of 4
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: JOHN McM Review Added: 27.04.2023
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23 of 48 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2022
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We had a great week here. It has a fantastic location for wildlife and walking. We saw Otters, Red Deer and a good variety of waders, Herons and Hooded Crows. The garden bird feeders attracted a lot of birds including Coal Tits and Hooded Crows.

The local restaurant (Red Skye) served excellent food - But you must book! The remainder of Skye is within drivable distances for any day outings.

Make up of party:  4 adults
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Peter Barr Review Added: 04.10.2022
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22 of 46 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2021
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Well this will be our second year of visiting Skye in September and we are soooo looking forward to staying at Oyster Catchers! A lovely cottage with home to home comfort.... phew what a view from every window. Weather is always perfect in May and September. Munro’s have all been bagged so it’s Corbets to do. It’s just so lovely all I can say is yippee we are booked in for May 2022 x. Thank you for letting us stay x

Make up of party:  Just two rambling souls enjoying a walk and a rest
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Christine Review Added: 29.08.2021
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16 of 43 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2020
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This is a stunning cottage, beautifully presented with all the comforts of your own home. It is situated on the banks of a sea inlet and when the tide comes in it laps the garden wall. The views are stunning from every window in the house with uninterrupted views of sea, grassland and mountains. The area is very peaceful and populated with similar properties. Local facilities are within a five minute drive and more than adequate for your stay. The owners keep everything at a high standard and you will have everything necessary for a comfortable stay. It is an excellent base for visiting all the main attractions.

Make up of party:  Family of four adults.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Mrs birkbeck Review Added: 01.11.2020
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20 of 47 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2020
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To sum up in one word... “perfect”. This beautiful cottage and it’s idyllic surroundings made our stay in Skye memorable for all the right reasons. The cottage itself was clean, well equipped, and provided lots of useful information relating to the area and it’s wildlife inhabitants. We were blessed with incredible weather which allowed us to take advantage of the lovely garden where numerous oystercatchers could be seen... The bed was incredibly comfortable and the log fire a real treat. The only downside was that we couldn’t stay longer. One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in, thank you so much.

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Alison Mitchell Review Added: 29.08.2020
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Guest's Initials: JB Date of visit: 30/10/2019
Cottage Review: (UK)
‘Twas late in the year of 2019
Four Midlanders wanted a real change of scene
We left our houses, all warm and dry
And headed up North to the Isle of Skye
We went on a boat trip which left from Elgol
Over grass, mud and black rocks, we took a nice stroll
And somehow we didn’t break too many bones
As we stumbled and slipped on the set stepping stones
We saw the lighthouse, standing proud at Neist Point
The Boreraig village did not disappoint.
We stood out for hours on three freezing nights
But saw no sign at all of the Northern Lights
Our cottage in Breakish came right up to scratch
Neither wee mice nor oysters did we actually catch
We’re confident that, however you try,
You won’t find a better place anywhere on Skye.

Guest's Initials: CS Date of visit: 19/10/2019
Cottage Review: (UK) Thank you for another superb stay at your lovely cottage. Children enjoyed playing in the garden and on the shore. As a chef for fifty years I found the oven the best of any holiday cottage we have stayed in. Once again another great stay on Skye – the weather was stunning as the last visit.

Guest's Initials: WT Date of visit: 27/09/2019
Cottage Review: (UK) Thank you for a lovely cottage. We were very comfortable and felt at home straight away. Lovely to look at the view and watch the tide coming and going. This was not our first visit to Skye (too many to count!) but it certainly won’t be our last. Hope to come back again soon. Thank you.

Guest's Initials: ST Date of visit: 20/09/2019
Cottage Review: (UK)We’ve had a wonderful few days on the Isle fo Skye. Cottage is beautiful and we’ve felt so at home. We’ve been utterly spoilt with the weather making for amazing sunrises and sunsets to watch from the cottage. J has loved watching out for birds at the feeders and playing with the games! Thank you!

Guest's Initials: OJ Date of visit: 29/07/2019
Cottage Review: (Germany) As part of a round trip through Scotland we stayed here for three nights. We loved this beautiful cottage and its setting from the beginning. We didn’t have much time, but we visited some very beautiful places on this wonderful island. On our first day we went to Kylerhea where we saw many seals, oystercatchers, herons and cormorants. Thank you that we could use your binoculars, so it was a fantastic experience for us and our 8 and ten year old girls. IN the afternoon we visited the “Fairy Pools”. What a wonderful place. Don’t forget to take your swimsuit with you – and something that keeps away the midges if you go there in the evening. On our second day, we did a hiking tour to and around the “Old Man of Storr”. The weather was perfect and so we had fantastic views over the island. At last, we also visited Kilt Rock. WE had a great time here. Thanks you , that we would stay in your amazing cottage, Everything was so well organised and considered. We missed nothing here and would like to stay longer.

Guest's Initials: DO Date of visit: 10/05/2019
Cottage Review: (UK) Really enjoyed our stay in this lovely house. Weather was excellent and we saw Skye at its best. Hope to return

Guest's Initials: DB Date of visit: 18/10/2018
Cottage Review: (UK) We’ve had a most wonderful time. Thank you so much, your cottage is just perfect

Guest's Initials: SA Date of visit: 13/10/2018
Cottage Review: (UK) We’ve had a most wonderful time. Thank you so much, your cottage is just perfect

Guest's Initials: AL Date of visit: 28/09/2018
Cottage Review: (France) We spend a very nice journey with lot of sunshine We could visit the Isle and Portree. Your cottage is very warm, we feel like home. Thank you very much.

Guest's Initials: GC Date of visit: 21/09/2018
Cottage Review: (UK) A stormy week to say the least. However it didn’t spoil our 2nd visit to Skye although it did curtail our walking so will have to return again. Recommend An Crubh (shop, café, post office) on way to Sleat excellent community initiative, Dunvegan Castle garden, Eilean Iarmain Hotel/pub and scenery. Thanks again.

Guest's Initials: LM Date of visit: 11/09/2018
Cottage Review: (Scotland) Fantastic cottage in stunning location. Brambles are the best I’ve ever tasted. Thank you.

Guest's Initials: MJ Date of visit: 15/07/2018
Cottage Review: (France) Charmante maison – les paysages de Skye ont l’air superbes hélas mais nous n’avons pu en profiter ! Pluie, brouillard et froid: un vrai temps de d’Ecosse ! Le matin nous partons sous un beau soleil. See you soon Skye!

Guest's Initials: AR Date of visit: 09/06/2018
Cottage Review: (Germany)We had a wonderful week on this lovely island…we saw such a lot of beautiful locations and the weather was great all the time. We enjoyed the stay in your cute and comfortable house and it’s hard to leave now… We fed the birds outside and while having breakfast, we enjoyed to watch the birds and their young ones having their breakfast, too. Thanks a lot we’re sure that we will return here!

Guest's Initials: CT Date of visit: 25/05/2018
Cottage Review: (UK)Our 2nd visit to this lovely location! Made most of the good weather with long walks to the top of hills and a return visit to the beach on route to Point of Sleat. Walked around Loch Coruisk, boat trip from Elgol (no seals this year at little beach on way to Point of Sleat. 3 Golden Eagles, a Sea Eagle and no otters, which we will return to find…next year! Thank you once again for letting us stay in this lovely house

Guest's Initials: BS Date of visit: 18/05/2018
Cottage Review: (UK) This is a real home from home. I think you must have thought of everything! We found the guidebooks and maps particularly useful. What a fantastic location too! Have really enjoyed all the garden birds. Would love to come back in the future

Guest's Initials: LM Date of visit: 07/08/2018
Cottage Review: (Canada) Wonderful cottage, wonderful location. It was an enjoyable holiday we had at Oystercatchers. The place was perfect and offered us more than we needed. Thank you for providing such a restful and tranquil cottage.

Guest's Initials: EE Date of visit: 03/05/2018
Cottage Review: (NL) We had a wonderful stay. The cottage is perfect! We enjoyed even the garden and outdoor fireplace due to the wonderful weather. We did a tour on the island. Visited Portree, Dunvegan, the Old Man of Storr and many more. It was perfect. What a beautiful place to wake up every morning. We love to stay but have to go back home. So hopefully we will be back. Kind regards.

Guest's Initials: KS Date of visit: 24/04/2018
Cottage Review: (Canada) It will be difficult to put into words the feelings and enjoyment we’ve had there these few days but I’ll try! The boys (me too) love the cottage itself, layout, décor…and its location is perfect! My husband is proud of himself for finding Oystercatchers. We all felt at home, relaxed and conzy right away. And thank you for being so organised and informative! This trip with the four of s has been wonderful so far and God has blessed us in so may ways with this outing. Thank you for making this part so special!

Guest's Initials: PO Date of visit: 20/04/2018
Cottage Review: (UK)Simply wonderful to visit all our old haunts – again! Love it here! We did the Island tours, Portree, Elgol, Quiraing and so many more little places of interest, Corran and little museums along the way. Also enjoyed our 47th wedding anniversary here! Home tomorrow!! Maybe next year!

Guest's Initials: JB Date of visit: 20/10/2017
Cottage Review: (UK) Well what can you say! Cottage superb. Estuary wonderful. 2 weeks to enjoy this great cottage and we will be back

Guest's Initials: AC Date of visit: 03/10/2017
Cottage Review: (Canada) We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was excellent and the cottage amazingly thoughtfully stocked. You have a lovely restful place. We will remember Skye as the land of rainbows

Guest's Initials: JD Date of visit: 28/09/2017
Cottage Review: (UK)The location is absolutely perfect! Lots of birds to watch and we really appreciated all of the maps and information to help us make the most of our stay. The cookbooks were really useful and helped us come up with some lovely food ideas. Wonderful, comfy beds and we loved having a fire and candles. A very memorable trip, thank you.

Guest's Initials: GC Date of visit: 22/09/2017
Cottage Review: (UK)We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Skye and have been very lucky with the weather. The views from the cottage are fabulous no matter what the time of day or whether it is sunny or raining. Looking forward to returning, hopefully next year. Also enjoyed Broadford and found everyone very welcoming and helpful – loved the candle shop! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage.

Guest's Initials: SM Date of visit: 11/09/2017
Cottage Review: (UK) Lovely cottage, beautiful spot, shame about the weather!! WE had a great time despite the heavy downpours and strong winds. Lovely and sunny now as we’re just leaving!

Guest's Initials: CT Date of visit: 01/09/2017
Cottage Review: (UK)Had a wonderful time on the Isle of Skye. The cottage is beautiful and in an ideal location. We “think” we saw an otter from the cottage. We did see seals, eagles, herons, buzzards and much more on our travels around the island. Many thanks.

Guest's Initials: DS Date of visit: 13/06/2017
Cottage Review: (Italy) Dear Fiona, we love too much Skye and the fabulous Oystercatcher! See you soon Skye Ciao Skye Ma ti dobiamo anche lasciare?

Guest's Initials: AM Date of visit: 09/06/2017
Cottage Review: (NZ) We love Oystercatchers! We love the Isle of Skye! We love Scotland! We saw those naughty sheep eating right up to the fence, bold as anything – just as well it was on the okay side – so funny seeing them trot over the little bit of water to home. Loved watching the changes as the tide came and went. Amazed at the few hours of darkness. Had fine weather. Bus tour excellent for may stops for photos around much of island. Coming home from fish and chips at Broadford and grey clouds fat rain drops. I said I felt there should be a rainbow. W. said there’s one behind us (looking in rear vision mirror). Bright and spectacular

Guest's Initials: CG Date of visit: 04/06/2017
Cottage Review: Very well maintained and equipped cottage. Looking forward to coming back next year! We had a great time!

Guest's Initials: TH Date of visit: 02/06/2017
Cottage Review: (IoM) We enjoyed our week at Oystercatchers very much. The cottage is cosy and facilities are good. The location is convenient for shops and exploring south Skye and the Mainland. We had fantastic sunsets from the garden overlooking the loch. We hiked to Boreraig and Suishnish, the mighty Marsco (after an aborted attempt in 2008!) and took a boat to Loch Coruisk and hiked back to Elgol via Glen Sligachan via Camasunary. We brought our sea kayaks with us, however we have not used them yet as we have had so much great hiking – we’ll have to come back!

Guest's Initials: CT Date of visit: 26/07/2017
Cottage Review: (UK)A wonderful week! Wild, wet and windy on some days … hot sunshine 27° on others. Highlights: walks on the coast; 2 lovely beaches, watching seals playing, dving in the sea. Also climbed the 11 Munros “Cuillin Ridge” with a guide!! Fiona, “Thank you” your cottage is in the perfect location for peace, quiet and access to the Isle of Skye and Scotland

Guest's Initials: DR Date of visit: 18/05/2017
Cottage Review: (UK) Lovely cosy cottage, garden full of birds and fledglings. Saw otter at Kyleakin pier, white-tailed eagle at Kylerhea and pine marten scats. Enjoyed watching the curlews, heron and plover from the garden

Guest's Initials: SM Date of visit: 12/05/2017
Cottage Review: (Canada)What a lovely house. Thank you for a wonderful stay

Guest's Initials: TM Date of visit: 30/04/2017
Cottage Review: (Scotland) Had a fantastic stay. Cottage very homely and comfortable. Weather was amazing so enjoyed fire outside then returned to a lovely sitting room with log fire. Will definitely return ASAP

Guest's Initials: PO Date of visit: 28/04/2017
Cottage Review: (UK) Enjoyed our stay here despite the very dramatic weather! Very cosy cottage. WE enjoyed the log fire especially when the wind and snow raged outside, Visited all our old haunts seeing as Skye is not new to us. Visited Applecross – what a challenging drive that was, but worth it!! Deep snow at the top. Lovely!

Guest's Initials: MW Date of visit: 15/04/2017
Cottage Review: (UK) Lovely house. The beds are SO comfortable. We saw otters at the otter sanctuary. Went to Spa cave. Climbed Blaven

Guest's Initials: AB Date of visit: 06/02/2017
Cottage Review: (Scotland) Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. The location and house are magical You are providing us and others with a peaceful respite, so thank you!

Guest's Initials: AB Date of visit: 02/01/2017
Cottage Review: (Scotland) What a truly wonderful place to spend Hogmanay. We and the kids loved our stay. Skye as always was beautiful (no matter the weather). Cottage was lovely, really well looked after and obviously loved – all the best for 2017

Guest's Initials: SW Date of visit: 11/11/2016
Cottage Review: (UK) What a wonderful holiday home you have. Thank you so much for letting me stay. I had a week of weather (all sort) and 2 nights of Northern Lights.
FYI here are the birds I observed on/from your property:
Curlews, Slavonian Grebe (male, winter plumage) oystercatchers, Grey Herons, Red breasted mergansers, song thrush, redshanks, chaffinches, robins, hoodies, mallards, gulls (herring and Icelandic), blue tits, goosander, bar tailed godwits, and a seal! Also saw the local buzzard up by the main road a few times

Guest's Initials: MC Date of visit: 20/10/2016
Cottage Review: (UK) What a wonderful week we’ve had. Kids had a ball. 100% recommended. We’d love to return.

Guest's Initials: JM Date of visit: 12/10/2016
Cottage Review: (UK) Scotland has kept throwing up the most beautiful landscapes around every turn and corner. The weather has been truly fantastic, two days in Scotland and not a drop of rain, just clear blue skies. Oystercatchers Cottage is in such a beautiful tranquil location. WE loved the location and the arm comfortable atmosphere of the Cottage. We sat at the BBQ pit every evening watching the sun set, moon rise and the stars appear. Thanks you we had the most fantastic stay here and we hope to come and stay again soon

Guest's Initials: JW and JC Date of visit: 16/09/2016
Cottage Review: (UK) As always we have had a wonderful week. We have been lucky with the weather and Spring tides

Guest's Initials: KN Date of visit: 11/07/2016
Cottage Review: (Denmark) We had a very great time, it’s a lovely place to stat, we have drived around a lot on Skye, it’s so beautiful here, we have to come back another time. Best regards all of us

Guest's Initials: CS Date of visit: 17/06/2016
Cottage Review: (UK) We had a great time! Wonderful views, lovely cottage. No otters spotted unfortunately, but we did spot seals at Coral Beach!

Guest's Initials: MS-B Date of visit: 14/06/2016
Cottage Review: (Australia)When you book from ½ way round the World you never know what you’ll get! This cottage is a lil slice of heaven on the beautiful Isle of Skye. We used your trail books and maps until we couldn’t walk anymore! We saw deer, otters and seals (without a tour guide!). We played games, read books and a bit of cooking as well! (Not fond of it on holiday) Candles are a nice touch and I love all the flowers. It’s peaceful, relaxing and convenient. You’ve thought of everything! We’ve taken a couple of discount cards for friends (in drawer) and will let the know where to come to stay in Skye.

Guest's Initials: AM Date of visit: 27/05/2016
Cottage Review: (Scotland) We’ve had a superb holiday – can’t fault the cottage & facilities. Sheep jumping in easily off the lane over the wall in upper garden and into/onto next door by washing line. Thanks

Guest's Initials: DS Date of visit: 24/09/2015
Cottage Review: (Spain) Loved Oystercatchers. Would stay here forever if we could!

Guest's Initials: SC Date of visit: 12/09/2015
Cottage Review: (UK) Lovely cozy cottage in a perfect location. Bonus of warm sunny weather every day. Definitely hope to return.

Guest's Initials: DC Date of visit: 05/09/2015
Cottage Review: (UK) First time on Skye and first ‘proper’ holiday in a few years. Absolutely stunning location and house is just wonderful – warm, cosy and so well equipped. Also perfect for sea kayaking

Guest's Initials: FN Date of visit: 28/08/2015
Cottage Review: (UK)Beautiful cottage. We loved watching the otters and birds outside. Skye is such a stunning place to be and the cottage was perfect place for exploring. Really comfortable. We have all had a great holiday here

Guest's Initials: PP Date of visit: 25/06/2015
Cottage Review: (from Czech republic)Surprised by excellent location, cottage very well equipped, everything I would imagine for a perfect holiday

Guest's Initials: JW and JC Date of visit: 20/06/2015
Cottage Review: As always the cottage is warm and welcoming. So relaxing – the only noise are the birds!

Guest's Initials: NC Date of visit: 06/05/2015
Cottage Review: (From Scotland)We come to Skye frequently to visit family – here was a perfect place to stay to allow us to have the freedom of what we want to do that a hotel can’t provide. Lovely house in an amazing location. I am sure we will be back!

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