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Waterside Cottage Information


COVID 19 - WE TAKE YOUR SAFETY, AND THAT OF OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR HOUSEKEEPING STAFF VERY SERIOUSLY. PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS BEFORE BOOKING. Waterside Cottage is a traditional crofting cottage which was built in 1857 and sits on Broadford Bay, one of the best birdwatching areas in the island. It has lots of character and its layout means it is as welcoming for 2 people as it is for 6. In the words of one guest ‘the house just wraps itself around you’. It’s in a great location, close to all amenities, central to visit the whole of Skye and Lochalsh yet when the tide is out you just need to head down the garden to discover wonderful birdlife, rockpools, beaches, and islands which you’ll usually have to yourself. At high tide the water comes within a few feet of the garden’s edge – ideal for launching that canoe. It’s a great area for kids and adults alike – wellie boots advised for splashing around on the shore – and if you have dogs a perfect place to let them run. For relaxing on those sunny days you’ll find seating in the garden where you can gaze out over the bay and to the mountains beyond.Watch out for the herons which are resident at the water’s edge, and the ducks which usually parade through the grounds from spring to summer. Visit in autumn and winter and you’ll find a wood burning stove in the cottage, hot water bottles in the bedrooms to keep you extra toasty and plenty of games and DVDs. There is also free WiFi. We frequently stay at Waterside ourselves and there is no better way of testing things out and checking everything is in place. We get many comments that the cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and as we like cooking we make sure the kitchen has all the main utensils and good quality pans and crockery. So whether you are a couple, a group of friends, colleagues or a family, we welcome you to Waterside Cottage . We are sure you’ll have a lovely time.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Kitchen/kitchenette


  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Adventure
  • Beach activities
  • Card, board, video games
  • Concerts, music
  • Family fun
  • Mountain sports
  • Watersports
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:30 22:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Portree/North (26.0 miles)
    From Portree and the north

    Head towards Broadford. As you pass through the village you'll see the Co-op and petrol station on the left. Continue for 1 mile. You will pass the Claymore Restaurant on the left and the Hebridean Inn on the right. Waterside Cottage and Cabin are just past the Hebridean Inn on the opposite side of the road. (600m past the Claymore). The entrance to the parking area is just after the layby on the road. Drive through Broadford village until you reach the Claymore restaurant. 
  • Road from Armadale/Ferry (16.0 miles)
    From Armadale and the ferry

    If you are arriving from the Mallaig/Armadale ferry turn left at the junction as you enter Broadford/Harrapool and follow directions from 30mph sign as above.

    The parking area is behind Waterside Cottage as you approach from the bridge. 
  • Road from Skye Bridge/Kyle of Lochalsh (8.0 miles)
    How to find us:

    From the Skye Bridge/ Kyle of Lochalsh

    Drive 4 miles towards Broadford and you will enter a 40mph zone. After another 2 miles this changes to 30mph. Waterside Cottage (and Waterside Cabin) is the third house on the right after the 30mph sign. Please park at the back/side of the house. If you pass the Hebridean Inn you have gone too far. We are the white house opposite the Hebridean. 

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