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Do you have wifi?

Yes, wifi is available. We have a Fibre broadband installed (100 Mbps). There is also really excellent mobile connection if you are with EE. It’s 4G and usually around 50 Mbps.

Where are the nearest shops?

The nearest shop is in Dunvegan which is a 15min drive. It is a small basic general store.

The nearest supermarket is the COOP in Portree. It is 35mins from the cottage. You pass it on your way out of Portree driving north.

There is also a similar sized COOP in Broadford (first town after crossing the bridge). It is 1hr from the cottage. We would recommend picking up what you need before coming to the cottage as you pass through Broadford or both Broadford and Portree on your way to the cottage depending on your route choice.

Do you allow dogs?

Yes, we allow up to two well behaved dogs. Please keep dogs out of bedrooms and off the furniture, and use the dog towel provided after a muddy walk! Please also pick up your dog’s mess from the garden.

Do you have a washing machine and tumble dryer?

We have a washing machine and provide a washing line and pegs.

Do you provide towels and bedlinen?

Yes, all beds are provided with duvets and linen and the cottage comes with towels for 6 people. If you book for longer than a week, we can arrange for a change of towels and linen.

What is there to do nearby?

From the house you have a panoramic view of the Waternish peninsula where you can see white tailed eagles fly by, schools of dolphins swim and boats pass. Should you want to get out and explore there are plenty of beautiful walks nearby that are off the beaten tourist tracks. A short walk will land you at the oldest pub on Skye, the Stein Inn. There is also a Michelin Star restaurant a few doors along called the Loch Bay restaurant run by Chef Michael Smith. Fancy a boat trip? Join one of the many trips available from Stein pier with Diver’s Eye Boat Trips. There are numerous other local attractions and activities which are best found on Welcome to Scotland

Do you provide a cot?

Yes, we can provide a travel cot on request. Please bring your own bedding for this.

Do you have an open fire or wood burning stove?

Yes! New for Dec 2018, we have a multi fuel stove. We provide enough wood to get you going on arrival. More wood is available 15mins drive away in Dunvegan at the Store. We’d prefer you to burn wood rather than coal.

You say the cottage is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children, what does this mean?

Shorelands sleeps up to 6 people in 1 king size bed, 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed. We’re happy to have adults stay in the bunk room as long as they’re nimble!

Is the cottage accessible?

Shorelands is all on one floor. However, there are threshold steps and some uneven floors internally. There is a sloping gravel path from the car parking area to the doors. Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on accessibility.

How is the cottage heated?

We have oil-fired central heating. This is set on a timer and you can also turn it on and off whenever you like. Hot water is also set to a timer which ensures you have plenty of hot water at all times. The shower is electric and heats water as you use it.

Is there mains water and drainage?

Shorelands has mains water which you can drink from the tap. The drainage is to a septic tank, so please don’t put anything other than paper down the toilet.

Is smoking allowed?

No unfortunately our insurance does not permit smoking both inside or outside of the property.