When looking for a site for our holiday home we couldn’t find an available spot with a view as good as our own so we decided to build this detached, bespoke studio at the side of our own house. We are at hand to offer help and advice should you need it, but we’re very happy to disappear from sight so that you can enjoy privacy on your holiday.
Lochbay is stunningly beautiful, as is the rest of Waternish, a peninsular of land in the northwest of the island of Skye, which arcs out across the sea towards the Outer Hebrides; the Uists, Benbecula, Harris and Lewis. It is a magical place; rich in history with a distinctive character of landscape and seascape. In the winter you can can see thick snow on the mountains of the Outer Hebrides. There are also smaller islands, in the bay, crucial to the view as they catch the light and the weather and provide a constantly changing panorama; completely mesmerising when you have time to sit and simply enjoy it.
In winter we have the most glorious ‘Dark Skies’, devoid of light pollution; the stars are as magical as the sunsets. If you’re really lucky you may also see the Northern Lights
Waternish has a number of very popular local attractions, an excellent pub and the stunning Lochaby Restaurant, several galleries, Shilasdair Wool, Skye Skyns and Diver’s Eye Boat Trips. There are plenty of excellent walks; forest walks, cliff top walks and, of course, gentle walks down to the pub. The studio looks down on the famous village of Stein, a conservation village designed by Thomas Telford, its pretty, white washed buildings, hug the shore line. Full details of all of these will be available in the studio.
For day to day shopping Dunvegan is 10-15 mins drive away which has an excellent convenience store, Skye’s oldest bakery, greengrocer, cafes, restaurants, galleries and of course Dunvegan Castle.
We are blessed on Skye with many fabulous restaurants and cafes in addition to those on Waternish, within 20 mins drive by we have the Inn at Edinbane for evening meals and live traditional music plus, The Old School Restaurant in Dunvegan, both highly recommended by ourselves. There is also, of course, the internationally renowned Three Chimneys Restauarnt. Our other favourite pleace to eat on Skye is Kinloch Lodge, although this is in the south of the island
Portree, the main town on Skye is 30-35 mins drive away and has a large Co-op supermarket, cafes, restaurants and interesting shops. It also has an arts centre / cinema showing current films and hosts frequent music events.