The magic of Waternish begins as you pass the mysterious Fairy Bridge and enter the Waternish Peninsula. Continuing along the single track road the sky meets the sea at Lochbay and it’s easy to see why Waternish is one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset. Follow the signs for Geary, cross the moor and Creagach Cottage is the last house at the end of the road. Situated in an acre of attractive gardens within the small and friendly crofting township of Geary, its secluded elevated position provides magnificent views over Loch Snizort to the Ascribs, Creagach, and the Western Isles beyond. The cottage is located on croft and moorland offering an abundance of birds and wildlife to watch out for. Large windows to the front provide a panoramic sea view where you can watch the Western Isles Ferry sailing in and out of Uig and more excitingly whales and dolphins as they are often spotted in the loch.
You can shop locally too as many of the neighbouring crofts have honesty boxes at their gates where you can find freshly laid eggs, cheeses, jams, chutneys and homemade cakes.
Waternish Dark Sky
Skye has one of the darkest skies in Europe and Waternish is the darkest place on Skye without any street lights at all on the whole of the peninsula. This makes it the ideal place for stargazing. Trumpan Church and carpark – just about 4 minutes drive from the cottage offers fantastic 360-degree dark sky views and is a designated dark sky park This is also the perfect spot to pack a hip flask and blanket and go and watch the sunset over the Western Isles.
The little township of Stein is located about 5 minutes drive from the cottage and is home to Stein Inn – the oldest inn on Skye. They serve fantastic local beers and excellent Mallaig Haddock Fish and Chips. If it’s a nice night sit by the lochside and enjoy the views.
2019 Michelin Star winning Lochbay Restaurant is also located in Stein where Michael Smith (previously The Three Chimneys) has created a wonderful place to enjoy a true taste of Skye.
Dunvegan with its famous castle is around 15 minutes away and has a couple of excellent local shops for essentials and a number of eateries including the excellent Old School Restaurant. The world-famous Three Chimneys restaurant is 3 miles from Dunvegan in Colbost. Portree is around half an hour away and has supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and shopping opportunities.
The cottage has plenty of car parking available.
On your way to the cottage, we recommend stopping at the Co-op in Broadford to stock up on supplies for your visit and then topping up as necessary from local shops and honesty boxes.
Isle of Skye
TEL: Donnie 07826 444145