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Promoting Local Art

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Places to visit |

It would be rude of us not to mention the wonderful ‘wallhangings’ that adorn the walls of our dining room, kitchen and private lounge. We decided that instead of buying paintings to enhance the look of our rooms, we should go for something alternative whilst still promoting local art. We loved the look of the rugs which are displayed on the walls of...

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Northern Lights

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Photos |

We were lucky to experience the aurora borealis on Thursday 27th February for the first time. It has been a dream of mine for many years to see it and, wow, it didn’t disappoint. On the basis of a rumour, Charlie (our puppy) and I headed a few miles along the road to gain a good vantage point of the northern horizon. In hindsight, we needn’t have...

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Looking back at 2013

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in News |

Now that the festive season is over, we have been reflecting on our first season running the B&B and, in particular, the wonderful people we have met. Some of our guests have even been kind enough to mention us in their own blogs: Alex McPhail (USA) Claire Jessiman (Scotland) Nicki Pohl (Germany) We have also had some accomplished photographers staying...

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Photos, Skye |

Following an article published by Travel magazine naming a self-catering cottage in Skye as the top destination in the world for a “sunset-view stay” (beating places in the Maldives, Thailand and Italy to the coveted title), we decided to take a look back at some of the photographs of sunsets we have taken from our garden this year. Here are a...

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Skye’s Tropical Paradise

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Photos, Places to visit, Skye |

  When the opportunity arises, which is not very often now the B&B is up and running, we have found an amazing place where we can go for a walk and relax for an hour or two. The Coral Beach at Claigan (not far from Dunvegan Castle) is Skye’s very own tropical paradise. The first time we visited the beach we were mesmerised by the brilliant white...

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