"Wonderful place in the most peaceful of settings"
Ursula and Michael, Manchester.
Picture: Tern House and loch bay
Sea Lochs and Islands, Corncrakes and EaglesThe house and byre stand on the T-junction (signposted "Stein 1/2") just above the fishing village of Stein. Stein is the focus of the magical peninsula of Waternish, in the north-west of the Isle of Skye. Below us the sea loch sits within hills rising to over 1,000 feet and is guarded by several small islands before opening on to the Minch, across which we can see the Outer Hebrides, some 18 miles away. Corncrakes nest among the orchids in the flower meadow, while sea eagles, gannets and dolphins fish in the loch.
Restaurants, Galleries and Pub
There are numerous galleries selling art, pottery, knitwear and sheepskins in the immediate vicinity.
Birds, beaches, cliffs and cormorantsWe have endless beach and cliff walks with opportunities to see large amounts of both scenery and wildlife: one visitor spotted over 60 bird and 2 whale species in 4 days (binoculars are handy). For the romantic there are ruins dating from hundreds to thousands of years in age, with stories of battles, bloodshed and interventions by fairies.