Monday, July 27, 2009

Holiday Home with sea views Waternish Isle of Skye

Holiday Home with sea views, Waternish, Isle of Skye. Spectacularly perched above Camus Lusta, this spacious detached contemporary dwelling is located in an area of history and legend, much favoured by artists. With sightings of dolphins, eagles, otters and seals, Camus Edge makes an exciting holiday home for wildlife enthusiasts and a good touring base for Skye, Raasay and the Outer Isles. Staying on the island, it is a short 1-mile stroll along the beach to Stein, where the oldest inn on Skye can be found, as well as a seafood restaurant. Waternish lies as a peninsula to the north of Dunvegan, and is accessed by crossing the Fairy Bridge – reputedly the spot where a MacLeod chief (married to a fairy) bid his farewell to her. Also the merging point of three roads, and site of the religious assemblies of the Free Church, Dunvegan’s main tourist attraction today is its castle, the seat of the clan MacLeod since the 13th century. Within the present-day fortress (which dates from 1840), are three famous items of interest: Rory Mor’s Horn, the Dunvegan Cup and the Fairy Flag, each with their own piece of history. The Giant Angus MacAskill Museum is a more recent attraction to the village and is housed in a restored thatched smithy. To the west of Dunvegan, the Duirinish peninsula features two flat-topped peaks known as MacLeod’s Tables, and places of interest to visit include the Colbost Croft Museum where much can be gleaned from a collection of news cuttings about crofting life during the 19th century. Nearby is the renowned Three Chimneys restaurant. Borreraig Park, open daily, offers a retail outlet for Skye-produced crafts and also functions as an open-air museum of horsedrawn farm machinery. Formerly a famous piping college, the MacCrimmon Piping Heritage Centre at Borreraig makes for an interesting day out, whilst a little further afield on the Minginish peninsula, the Talisker whisky distillery near Carbost offers tours by appointment. Here production of the single malt with its distinctive smoky, peaty taste can be seen. Apart from good walking on the island, there is a diving centre for the adventurous, and also horse riding and boat trips to enjoy. Four steps to entrance. Large living/dining-room with open fire. Well-equipped modern fitted kitchen. Utility. Two double bedrooms, one with TV and en-suite shower room/W.C. Twin-bedded room and single bedroom, each with 2ft 6in beds. Bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower and whirlpool.
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