The Smiddy
High-end quality self-catering accommodation with stunning views on Waternish Isle of Skye




View of the Smiddy from the road





‘The Smiddy’, originally used as a blacksmith’s workshop, is situated in our garden, but you will have all the privacy you wish for on your holiday. All windows look out towards the sea, away from the main house and the township road, positioned to take in the morning light over Loch Bay, and the stunning views across Loch Dunvegan towards the Coral Beaches and Dunvegan Head. The local Islands of Isay, Mingay and Clett are close at hand and, beyond them, open views across The Minch to the Outer Hebrides   ~   a view enhanced by the beautiful sunsets that the west coast of Skye is noted for.

‘The Smiddy’ has its own access drive, so you can drive right up to your entrance door to unload your luggage via a ramp or steps.

Entrance Porch

A spacious tiled porch offers a sheltered entrance, room for muddy boots and hooks for wet clothes. Other features here include a Belfast sink, Bosch washing machine and tumble-dryer. All provided for your convenience. You enter the main open-plan living accommodation through a second door.

The open-plan design of ‘The Smiddy’ incorporates a comfortable and spacious lounge, dining area and well-appointed kitchen, plus a separate luxurious bathroom. 

The Lounge

The bright and spacious lounge features large patio doors to take in the views across Loch Dunvegan while relaxing comfortably on the sofa. Or step outside onto the patio to take in the full panorama of this beautiful part of Waternish and Skye.

In addition to the central heating system, extra warmth and atmosphere is provided by a modern log fire effect Dovre gas stove.

Carmen has a very keen interest in Scottish history, literature and music and has provided a selection of Books, DVDs and Music for your entertainment, together with information about Skye, the Highlands and Scotland in general.

Walking Guides, Maps and leaflets are also provided to help you plan your holiday.

 The Kitchen

From the lounge, proceed through the oak table dining area to access the large kitchen, featuring solid oak worktops, gas stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, large fridge and freezer units, plus ample cupboard space, including plenty of space for your own provisions. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full range of beautiful quality crockery and a large variety of colourful tools and utensils to provide you with everything you might need to treat yourself on your holiday.

Main Bathroom

A beautiful solid oak stable-style door leads off the kitchen to the spacious fully tiled main bathroom, featuring a large walk-in shower unit with diverter / drench and hand-held shower head, plus a separate bath and heated towel rail.

Upstairs onto the Mezzanine Floor

Stairs take you up from the lounge area onto the mezzanine floor provisioned with a double bed and walk-in wardrobe plus an east-facing window to take in the sunrise over Loch Bay. A half-height wall provides privacy from the lounge area while still retaining the open plan design.

We provide bedding for a double bed with a choice of winter or summer-weight duvets. Two single duvets can be provided on request.

A solid oak stable-style door leads to a small en-suite second bathroom for your extra comfort

General Features which ‘The Smiddy’ has to offer

Built by local joiners, ‘The Smiddy’ features engineered oak flooring, solid oak worktops and solid oak stable-style doors throughout the open-plan area. The black cast iron door latches, sheep-head design coat hooks etc. reflect the building’s past as a blacksmith’s workshop and the crofting community you are based in.

A lot of love and thought have gone into creating a comfortable and beautiful ‘home from home’ for you to enjoy. Solid oak and neutral backgrounds provide a high-end quality calm backdrop for the splashes of bright and cheerful fabric colours.

Carmen has chosen soft furnishings and accessories in her favourite sky-blue colour to reflect the sky and the sea, thus bringing the blue sky into the cottage whether it is visible outside or not   ~   thereby adding bright and cheerful colours throughout the cottage to cheer you up if the weather should fail to do so.

We hope you will enjoy your stay at The Smiddy.

Smiddy:  Lounge and  sliding doors to patio Smiddy:  Lounge and stairs to mezzanine bedroom with on-suite toilet Smiddy:  Kitchen/diner with door to shower and bathroom

Summary of Facilities

  • Free WiFi and good mobile phone reception

  • Television and DVD player

  • CD Sound System with iPod docking station

  • Free electricity and gas central heating including log fire effect stove

  • Bed linen and towels provided

  • Off-road parking

  • Washing machine and tumble dryer

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker and oven, dishwasher and microwave oven

  • A quality selection of DVDs, books and music for your interest in Skye, the Highlands and Scotland and a keen librarian in residence

  • DVDs and books on wildlife and a wildlife expert in residence

Smiddy:  Utility room


Smiddy: En-suite second bathroom


Smiddy:  Mezzanine bedroom


Smiddy:  Lounge, kitchen and dining area


For bookings and further information please contact:

Carmen Meier
Telephone:  0044 (0)1470 592375

Licence Number: HI-30491-F
           Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults (no children)        EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) Rating: D

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