Eagles Rest

Self Catering

Eagles Rest, Number 19 Geary, Waternish, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8GQ

    Catrina and John welcome you to get away from it all and relax in comfort and style in our newly built self catering accommodation for two.

    Situated in an elevated position overlooking the Ascrib Islands you have uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort and the Minch to the Western Isles.

    As the name suggests Eagles are a common sighting as are a huge variety of birds and wildlife, in the living area full length windows provide you with amazing panoramic views, and upstairs you can walk out of the French doors on to your bedroom balcony or sit out in your private garden where red deer are often seen playing in the woods below. Local attractions such as Dunvegan Castle, Trumpan Churchyard, Coral Beach, Stein Inn, Skyeskyns , Lochbay Seafood Restaurant and the renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant are all a short drive away. Portree the capital of Skye is 30mins away by car as is the Talisker Distillery in Carbost.

    Make Eagles Rest your ideal holiday base for walking, cycling, fishing, water sports, boat trips, eating out or just taking it easy with a local tipple in the oldest Inn on Skye.
    Eagles Rest has been furnished to a very high standard for our guests comfort, relaxation and enjoyment. From the modern fitted kitchen complete with fully integrated appliances and cookware for the most enterprising chef to a living area arranged to make the most of the fantastic scenery on offer with a comfy L shaped couch to stretch out on and relax or a luxurious armchair to lounge in. For your entertainment there are various board/card games made available, freeview TV in both the living area and bedroom, an excellent book selection and a huge DVD library of over 350 titles covering most major releases over the past decade of various genres. Also on the ground floor is a modern shower room and W/C.

    A space saver staircase leads to the 1st floor bedroom where a quality king size Sealy bed and Egyptian cotton bed linen is provided for maximum comfort and luxury. French doors lead off the front of the bedroom to the balcony where you can treat yourself with breathtaking sea views and the morning sunrise. At the rear of the 1st floor a door leads across a walkway to the private garden area with its neat lawn, fantastic views and spectacular sunsets, a perfect retreat to have an evening barbecue, dine alfresco or simply sit in the sun enjoying a good book or glass of wine.

    The clifftops and sea beneath Eagles Rest have an abundance of wildlife. It is common to observe Golden and Sea Eagles passing by and hunting at the bottom of the croft while buzzards hunt around the chalet. Eagles Rest overlooks the Ascrib Islands, a complex of skerries, islets and undisturbed offshore islands supporting a breeding colony of the common seal. The site represents one of the larger colonies of common seals in the UK, holding around 2% of the UK population.
    Due to the elevated position of Eagles Rest you have an unspoilt view over the sea and it is common to observe a wide variety of seabirds, whales, dolphin and porpoise in the waters below. For anyone interested in fishing then several trawlers and creel boats work in the loch below and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to observe how the seafood they well may be eating in their local restaurant is caught, indeed North West Skye's restaurants utilising this freshest of produce are a must visit for any seafood connoisseurs.
    For anyone feeling energetic North Skye has some of the best coastal and forestry walks available in the UK with dramatic scenery round nearly every corner or crest of a hill. Guests can walk out the door of the chalet and walk to Waternish Point lighthouse, the best point on Skye to spot whales, basking sharks and other marine life. Or Aros bay clifftop walk, a fantastic spot to observe Eagles, Puffins and many other birds. A short trip by car will take you to the Coral Beaches and Neist Point with their unspoilt beauty are a must see for any visitors.
    Eagles Rest is also the perfect place to simply relax and recharge your batteries, do nothing but curl up on the sofa with a good book or lie in bed watching a dvd.

    Gradings
    4-5 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Eagles Rest

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles

    Domestic

    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • Entertainment Available
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Children

    • Cot Available
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Locker
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space

    Road Directions

    If coming via the Skye bridge, take the A87 to PORTREE past Broadford and Sligachan Hotel beneath the Cuillins to Portree. Then use directions as above.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Take the A87 out of Portree towards Dunvegan (A850). Keep on this road (A850) until you reach Fairy Bridge (approx. 5 miles before Dunvegan) where you will turn right off the main road. You will see signs for Waternish and GEARY. Follow this road for approx 4 miles till you come to a T junction above Stein (there is a small wind turbine at this junction). Turn right going up the hill and stay on this road for approx 1.5 miles till you come to a converted Thomas Telford church on your right hand side where you will see a sign for GEARY and a road branching off to the right. Follow this road for approx 2 miles and Eagles Rest is well signposted on the left through two large gateposts with rowan trees either side.

    Getting there by railway:- From Kyle of Lochalsh cross bridge over to Skye, Follow signs for Portree then use directions as above

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport head for Inverness follow signs for Fort William 30 miles, take turn for Kyle of Lochalsh, at Invermorriston Bridge follow road to Kyle and cross bridge onto Skye. Follow signs for Portree then use directions as above

    Getting there by ferry:- From Uig follow signs for Portree, turn right after 14 miles towards Dunvegan then use directions as above

    From Armadale take road to Broaford follow signs for Portree then use directions as above


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