Self catering on a real working croft on the Isle of Skye


An endless list of attractions and activities await visitors to the Isle of Skye.

We are music publishers and distribute and promote Scottish music worldwide so if you are interested in playing the fiddle or the harp (or other instruments on request) then lessons can be organised in our house by highly regarded tutors while you are here and we can even lend you an instrument to try out your musical talents if you don’t have your own. We can also offer conversational Gaelic and tuition in Gaelic if this is your interest so do let us know and we can set up a programme. We can also direct you to the local music sessions to hear live music whether you are a player or a listener.

Staying at Breakish Moss Cottage you can enjoy:

  • Sea and island views
  • Ten minutes walk to one of the best sandy beaches on Skye
  • Birdwatching – 1 mile from Ardnish recommended bird watching peninsula
  • Otters, seals and sea eagles are often seen nearby (as are deer) while further up the island you can hope to see dolphins and even, perhaps, a whale.
  • Starry skies
  • Wild flower meadows
  • Sea life spotting cruises to see seals and other marine wildlife in Plockton and Kyle
  • Sea trips to islands from the ports of Armadale and Sconser
  • Hillwalking, climbing, cycling, fishing, golf, fossil hunting
  • Many art and craft galleries
  • Kayaking and sailing can be arranged
  • Good restaurant nearby – 5 minutes walk

If you want to be indoors then the following are good options:

There is an otter hide at Kylerhea (a stunning high level five mile drive over the old drovers’ road) from where you can take the last turn-table ferry to Glenelg and visit the incredible two thousand year old iron age brochs. Glenelg Inn is a popular choice and a short drive to Sandaig (Camus Fearna) made famous by Gavin Maxwell, author of “Ring of Brightwater”. Gavin Maxwell also lived on the island Eilean Ban under the Skye bridge which is now the Ring of Bright Water Visitor Centre, a wildlife sanctuary with an emphasis on otters.

The picturesque village of Plockton on the mainland nearby, with its stunning bay, palm trees, seal trips and lovely art galleries, has superb restaurants and is about a 20 minute drive.

In south Skye for a special meal out, Lady Claire MacDonald’s Kinloch Lodge is 6 miles away on the Armadale Road and Torvaig and Duisdale Hotel’s in Sleat have also got very good reputations for quality food as well as Creelers in Broadford.

Walkers and climbers have a truly enormous choice.  On Skye itself, the Cuillins are world famous, while over on the mainland, the mountains of Wester Ross and Torridon are almost as close.
There is golf on Skye at Sconser (16m) and at Portree (28m), the ‘capital’ of the island.
Riding is also to be had there, or at Armadale (21m) to the south, where the ferry plies back and forth to Mallaig and where the Castle gardens are also worth a visit.

The above is only a selection of the attractions available and lots more can be seen on the following links:

What’s on in Skye
Website about Lochalsh
Website about Plockton
Aros Visitor Centre
Visit Kintail website
Isle of Skye website