A stunning self catering cottage overlooking Loch Harport on the Isle of Skye
Come and fall in love with the romantic, mystical island of Skye. Shorefield is a stunning, modern, detached, well-equipped, luxury self-catering cottage, set in an idyllic location overlooking beautiful Loch Harport, with breathtaking views of the nearby Cuillins and the MacLeod Tables. Situated within the tranquil and picturesque crofting village of Portnalong, you are a ten minute drive from the nearby Talisker Distillery and there are many beautiful walks, a number of secluded beaches and island wildlife on your doorstep.
Shorefield is a wonderful setting for a relaxing holiday or retreat, located within the village of Portnalong on the historic and breathtakingly beautiful Isle of Skye.
Ex-servicemen from the neighbouring islands of Harris and Lewis settled in the hamlet of Portnalong after the First World War. They made a living mainly through crofting and fishing, with many of the crofters traditionally weaving the world-famous "Harris Tweed". The pier is about a five minute walk away, where you will see the local fishermen landing their daily "catch" at the end of a busy day. The cottage is situated next to a traditional croft which has been worked by three generations of the Morrison family in the last 50 years. It is one of the last traditional "working crofts" in the village.
Portnalong is a "ribbon village" which gives you a feeling of "being away from it all" without being too remote. There are good village amenities nearby, with a choice of two pubs which both serve food, providing regular live entertainment and highland hospitality. The well-stocked village shop, post office and local Medical Practice are located in the neighbouring village of Carbost, which is about a five minute drive away, and where you will also find the world-famous Talisker Distillery. There are guided tours of the distillery throughout the day, including Saturday and Sunday. There is an art gallery and craftshops located in the village.
From the cottage, you are privileged to have spectacular views of the Red Cuillins and Black Cuillins, which are awesome the whole year round. White-tailed sea eagles nest nearby and can often be seen hunting in the hills and lochs. Shorefield is an ideal location whether you are looking for a family holiday, a romantic break or honeymoon, or a holiday pursuing your favourite outdoor activities such as hillwalking, kayaking, mountaineering, fishing, etc.
The jetty at Portnalong near Shorefield