The Old Byre, Waternish

Coastline

"Wonderful place in the most peaceful of settings"
Ursula and Michael, Manchester.

Picture: Tern House and loch bay

 

Location

Sea Lochs and Islands, Corncrakes  and Eagles

The 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

The Lochbay restaurant and the Stein Inn are a five minute walk away and The Three Chimneys is a 20 minute taxi ride.

There are numerous galleries selling art, pottery, knitwear and sheepskins in the immediate vicinity.

Birds, beaches, cliffs and cormorants

We 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. 

 

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