The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides, a chain of islands off the West coast of Scotland. It is the only island with a bridge connecting it to the mainland at Kyle of Lochalsh, although ferries still operate from Mallaig and Glenelg. The Osdale Cottages are located on the North West peninsula of Skye, near Dunvegan, with good access to all that the island has to offer. Being situated at the foot of Macleod’s Table, the cottages enjoy a unique spot with far-reaching views.
Why Stay at Osdale?
We aim to create a home-from-home for our guests to enjoy after days out exploring Skye. We help guests relax and recharge their batteries by creating warm, comfortable interiors that it’s a joy to be in. But what else makes Osdale special?
Osdale provides the best of both worlds. You can enjoy privacy and utter peacefulness here and relish in the remoteness, yet you are only 3 miles from Dunvegan village which has a selection of shops, restaurants, and a petrol station!
Excellent Accessibility to Skye’s Top Attractions and More
We are well located for many of the popular Skye attractions. Neist Point, Dunvegan Castle and Coral Beach are close by and the Cuillin, Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing are within an hour’s drive.
Skye offers much more than these popular spots though. There are many beautiful places to discover on a walk where you won’t see another soul – there are lots of suggestions in our digital guidebook that guests receive on booking. You can also walk straight from the door and climb Macleod’s Tables for amazing views or, for a gentler stroll, head down to loch Dunvegan to see local seals, dolphins or maybe sea otters.
There is plenty to do other than walking too – boat trips, e-bike cycling, kayacking, coasteering, and archery to name a few. There are also several distilleries to visit. Talisker is the closest but a day trip to Rassay and the Rassay distillery is also a good day out.
Great Dining Opportunities
Skye has some wonderful produce on its doorstep, and we are lucky to have a wide range of restaurants nearby that create wonderful food. We are a 10-minute drive from the world-renown Three Chimneys restaurant, and 25 minutes from Michelin starred Loch Bay and the award-winning Edinbane Lodge. In addition to these establishments there are a wide range of local restaurants listed in our digital guidebook making it easy to plan where to eat. But our kitchens also provide everything you would need to cook up your own feast. So, you can pick up some local produce and create your own wonderful meals with friends and family too.
Your Home on Skye
It’s just good to spend time at Osdale – it’s a great place to push back, read a book, play a boardgame or watch a DVD. So come and take in the views, walk up a mountain, watch seals in the loch, spend time with friends and family and fall asleep happy.
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Things to know
We strongly recommend the use of a car when staying at the Osdale Cottages because of their remote location. They are reached via a farm track off the Dunvegan – Glendale road. While the track is not suitable for cars with a very low suspension, it is accessible for all other vehicles.
Our cottages sit within the same large plot. They are fenced off from the surrounding farmland with stock-proof fencing where sheep and cattle often graze.
The easiest way to reach the Isle of Skye is via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye bridge. By car it takes about 2 hours to reach Kyle from Inverness, and 5 1/2 hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh. From Kyle it is another 1 1/4 hours by car to the Osdale Cottages. The drive cuts across the middle of Skye with stunning scenery to admire along the way, including the Cuillin mountain range.