Set in a stunning and peaceful location on The Isle of Skye, Boatbuilder's Cottage provides the perfect retreat for boat lovers and marine enthusiasts. This charming stone cottage built in 1886 is situated on the edge of Waterloo Boatyard, looking out over Broadford Bay. There is a beach, slip and a tidal mooring just in front of the cottage. We can provide additional parking space to store boat trailers if you want to bring your own boat.
Boatbuilders Cottage is the on the edge Waterloo Boatyard in the crofting township of Waterloo or Achaidhiurn (place of the Cairn), which overlooks Broadford Bay with views across to Ben na Caiileach, (the mountain of the old woman), Irishman's point and the small islands of Scalpay, Pabay and Raasay beyond.
The Boatyard provides hard standing for the wintering storage ashore of boats (about 65 currently). There is also an independent boat building business operating out of the yard.
The areas that are not used for the boatyard business have been extensively planted in trees over the past thirty years and have become a haven for wildlife with many species of birds, deer, pine marten, otters and increasingly, as the trees are being thinned out a wide diversity of plants and wildflowers. We also run a side business selling semi-mature trees in bags. We use the tree thinnings as boat props in the yard or for firewood.
There are two woodland walks through the trees, which guests can use.
The cottage is wholly self contained with a gravelled parking area and a lawned area in front of the cottage. The beach with tidal mooring and slipway is a short distance down the drive.
Interaction with guests
We live on site and will normally be available to offer help and answer any questions on arrival.
Other things to note
There is no TV or DVD player in the cottage. The cottage does however have dedicated WiFi.
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