About Our Carbost Holiday Home
Why choose Torgorm Cottage?
Torgorm Cottage is the perfect Carbost holiday home when exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye. With its stunning views of Loch Harport and the Cuillin (Skye’s high mountain range), guests will be awed from the moment they arrive. The cottage is clean, comfortable, and beautifully presented, with all the amenities needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Guests can watch the sunrise over the Cuillin from the balcony and may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights on a clear night.
Ideally Located Carbost holiday home
We provide a great selection of maps, guides and details of local attractions, making it easy to plan your adventures on the island. Talisker Bay is close by, whilst the Talisker Distillery is just a short walk away. The Oyster Shed in Carbost is a must-visit for seafood lovers. With its great location, Torgorm Cottage is an excellent base for exploring the island. Find out more why our Carbost holiday home is ideal for your next stay on Skye…
A comfortable stay at Torgorm Cottage
If you're looking for a Carbost holiday home, at Torgorm Cottage, we aim to provide our guests with the utmost comfort during their stay. Our modern kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine and everything else you could possibly need. For your convenience, we have provided essential items such as washing-up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet rolls, and cleaning materials.
We also take pride in the quality of our bedding, towels, and bath sheets, which are provided at no extra cost. To add a touch of luxury, we offer locally made soaps for all guests.
You won't have to worry about additional expenses either, as electricity is included in the tariff. For warmth during cooler months, we have installed modern, clay-core electric heaters.
Stay connected with our WIFI and enjoy entertainment on the Smart TV and DVD player. Your comfort is our top priority at Torgorm Cottage - an ideal Carbost holiday home.
Torgorm Cottage is a Carbost holiday home, conveniently located near a variety of local amenities to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Just a quarter of a mile away, you'll find the village shop and Post Office in Carbost, open Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 5.00pm and on Saturdays from 10.00am to 3.00pm (closed on Sundays). Daily newspapers are available after 10.30am. If you need to stock up on groceries, there are supermarkets in nearby Portree and Broadford.
When it comes to dining out, you'll be spoilt for choice. The Old Inn is just a few minutes' walk down the road and serves delicious lunches and suppers. For a change of scenery, head to "Taigh Ailean", another pub located about five miles away in Portnalong. If you're a fan of whisky, you won't want to miss the Talisker Distillery in the village. Open from 10.00am to 5.00pm during the season, visitors can enjoy a guided tour and a dram of malt whisky.
The Sligachan Hotel is a short drive away and is open from 11am, serving food all day, including breakfast. Families with children will appreciate Seumas' Bar, which has a children's crèche, billiards, pool, table tennis, and other games. Both the Sligachan Hotel and the Old Inn offer Wi-Fi internet access to their customers. For a special dining experience, try the Loch Bay restaurant in Stein, while the harbour side chip shop in Portree is also highly recommended for a tasty takeaway meal.
Enjoy Skye’s Wildlife, flora and fauna
The Isle of Skye is a nature lover's paradise, with a rich variety of flora and fauna that attracts visitors from all over the world. From the soaring golden eagles to the tiny but colorful wildflowers, Skye's natural beauty is a delight to behold.
One of the most popular wildlife sightings on Skye is the majestic sea eagle, with its wingspan of up to 2.5 meters. You can also spot other birds of prey such as buzzards, kestrels, and peregrine falcons. The island is also home to a variety of seabirds, including guillemots, razorbills, and puffins.
If you're interested in marine life, Skye's coastal waters are teeming with creatures including seals, dolphins, and porpoises. You may even catch a glimpse of the elusive otter, which can be spotted around the island's rocky coastlines.
As for land animals, Skye has a diverse range of mammals such as red deer, Highland cows, and wild goats. If you're lucky, you might even spot the elusive Scottish wildcat or pine marten, which are rare but still present on the island.
But it's not just the animals that make Skye's natural beauty so special. The island's flora is equally breathtaking, with wildflowers and plants that paint the landscape in vibrant colors. In the spring, you'll see primroses, bluebells, and daffodils blooming, while the summer brings heather and foxgloves. And in the autumn, the hillsides are ablaze with the golden hues of bracken and ferns.
Whether you're a keen naturalist or simply enjoy being in the great outdoors, Skye's wildlife, flora, and fauna will leave you in awe. So don't forget your binoculars and camera when you visit this stunning island! We look forward to welcoming you to our Carbost holiday home.
Fishing on the Isle of Skye: A Paradise for Anglers
If you're an angler looking for a unique and rewarding fishing experience, then the Isle of Skye is the place to be. With its rugged coastline, pristine rivers and abundant lochs, Skye offers a variety of fishing opportunities that will thrill both novice and experienced anglers alike.
One of the most popular destinations for anglers on Skye is the River Snizort. This river system boasts excellent runs of both salmon and sea trout, and offers fishing from June to October. The Snizort is also home to brown trout, which can be caught throughout the year.
Another great place to fish on Skye is Loch Sligachan, a freshwater loch located in the heart of the island. This loch is well known for its wild brown trout, which can be caught using a range of traditional and modern techniques. Anglers can also try their luck at catching the elusive sea trout, which run from June to September.
For those who prefer sea fishing, Skye offers some of the best saltwater fishing in Scotland. The island's rocky coastline and sheltered bays are home to a variety of species, including cod, pollock, mackerel, and even shark. Skye's capital, Portree is a popular base for sea fishing trips, with several charter boats available for hire.
One of the unique things about fishing on Skye is the stunning scenery that surrounds you. From the rugged coastline to the rolling hills, Skye's landscape is a sight to behold. You might even spot some of the island's wildlife, including seals, otters, and seabirds.
If you're new to fishing, don't worry. Skye has plenty of experienced guides who can take you to the best fishing spots and offer advice on technique and equipment. Many of the local hotels and guesthouses can also provide equipment rental and fishing permits.
Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Skye's rivers, lochs and coastline offer something for everyone. So why not combine a stay at Torgorm Cottage, our cosy Carbost holiday home, with a great fishing trip and discover the beauty and excitement of fishing in this Scottish paradise?
Ideal for families or small groups
Torgorm Cottage is the perfect Carbost holiday home for families or small groups looking for a comfortable and relaxing holiday on the Isle of Skye. With three bedrooms, the cottage can comfortably accommodate up to five guests. The open plan living room and dining area is perfect for spending time together, whether you're enjoying a family meal or relaxing on the comfortable sofas. The cottage is equipped with a color SMART television and DVD player, as well as free WIFI, so you can stay connected and entertained during your stay.
The cottage is located in Carbost, a crofting community on the Isle of Skye, with stunning views of Loch Harport. It's an ideal base for exploring the island and taking part in a wide range of outdoor activities, including walking, climbing, cycling, and birdwatching. Golf, fishing, and riding are also available nearby. The Old Inn in Carbost village offers good value for money for both drinks and food, and the Sligachan Hotel serves breakfast to non-residents and has a wet weather centre with children's creche, billiards, pool, and table tennis.
This Carbost holiday home is also ideal for families with young children. Infants under twelve months can be catered for, and there's plenty of space for them to play and explore. The cottage is located in a peaceful and safe area, with no through traffic, so you can relax and let your children play outside without worrying about their safety.
Overall, Torgorm Cottage is the perfect place for families or small groups looking for a comfortable and relaxing holiday on the Isle of Skye, with plenty of activities and attractions to keep everyone entertained.
What our guests love…
We're fortunate to have received great feedback from our guests; including places of interest, local attractions etc. Here's a summary of what they had to say...
Torgorm Cottage in Carbost, Skye, is an excellent place to stay for anyone looking to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. The cottage is clean, comfortable and beautifully presented with wonderful views of Loch Harport. Visitors can watch the sunrise over Cuillin and even see the Northern Lights in the evenings.
There are many places of interest nearby that visitors to Torgorm Cottage have recommended. A 4-mile walk or 15-minute drive to Talisker Bay takes you to a beautiful waterfall where you can see golden eagles soaring above the cliffs. Talisker Distillery is a 5-minute walk from the cottage and the Oyster Shed is recommended for wonderful seafood.
Other recommended places to visit include Spar Cave, Fairy Pools, Quairing, Coral Beach, Talisker Beach, and Dunvegan Castle with a boat ride. Visitors can also go hillwalking in the Cuillin or along the coast, which is a good base for wildlife spotting, including seals, porpoises and golden eagles.
In Carbost village, visitors can find The Old Inn, which serves great food, beer, and whiskey. There is also a local community shop that is well-stocked with fresh produce, and Cafe Cuil is an excellent brunch spot. Visitors can plan a visit to the supermarket stores in Broadford and Portree on a Sunday.
In summary, Torgorm Cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Isle of Skye with plenty of attractions, restaurants, cafes, and shopping spots nearby.
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