What we can offer;
Crafting Holidays ;september to mid march. Stay self catering in Kelpie cottage, sleeps 2 (kingsize bed) and enjoy learning new skills , hours are flexible to fit in with your day so you can enjoy exploring this beautiful island aswell.
Crafts to choose from include, painting in watercolour, acylic, or wax, line drawings, Pressed flowers on driftwood, cards, keyrings, bookmarks etc, Stamping and stencilling, needle felting, knitting and sewing, tunisian crochet, patchwork and applique, quilting wallhangings, plastic canvas, x stitch, moulds to make fridge magnets, concrete cottages,decoupagne, card making, silk painting, doughcraft and more, please ask if I can't help you I will find a friend who can,( there will be a charge if I have to arrange someone else to teach a craft that I can't help you with,) Interested, give me a ring on 01470511384. COST £380 /£480 per week, for your stay in Kelpie, crafting tution free, all you pay is for the materials you use.
.I have large established gardens, and throughout the summer months press a large selection of flowers, if the weather is good you can press some too and hopefully take some home to continue making cards or perhaps you would like to make a scrap book of your holiday and can use some of the pressed flowers to decorate your pages,
SHOP; I HAVE MY OWN CRAFT SHOP, OPENED EASTER 2011.YOU CAN SEE ALL MY CRAFTS AT ANY TIME.
If you would like to bring your own boat up on holiday, then this is an ideal location to do just that. plenty of parking at the cottage and only 5 minutes away from Poolteal jetty, with easy launching.Moorings can be arranged, but please ask before your holiday, Your only 18 miles from the outer isles or cruise down the minch and enjoy the whales, basking sharks and dolphins, frequent visitors in the summertime The fishing around this area is second to none,enjoy some freshly caught pollock ,or mackeral, great spots all within walking distance from the cottage.
We are surrounded by breath taking scenery, and lovely walks,I have supplied a selection of maps and books of walks on Skye, you never need leave Waterstein if you don't want too. Cliff top walks, secluded beeches or a stroll around the loch,
We are spoilt for choice; 7miles to the famous Three Chimney Restaurant, 2miles from the Lephin cafe, a lovely place to eat offering a wide choice of menu on the door step, 10 miles takes you into Dunvegan where Arlene has opened the Waterside Bistro and gallery, beautiful views over the loch and fabulous food, , the Old Schoolhouse offering another fab menu,Newly opened is the Lochside crafts and tea room, Waternish is a little further but has a fabulous sea food retuarant. You really are spoilt for choice, Booking is esentual at The Three Chimneys and Old Schoolhouse and possibly the seafood restuarant too, Please check their websites well in advance of your holiday so you are not dissapointed.Don't forget though Kelpie has a very well equipped kitched for self catering and you can also order fresh lobster when you arrive for a night during the week. Caught the same day, you will not get fresher.also season mutton.
SCANNING FOR 2019 IS 15 SHEEP HAVING ONE LAMB EACH,and 25 SETS OF TWINS
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE SHEEP HAVING THEIR LAMBS WHILE YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY THEN THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU, MY LAMBING STARTS ANYTIME AFTER MARCH 24th 2019 , ANYTIME WITHIN THE NEXT3WEEKS AFTER THAT DATE YOU COULD BOOK AND STAY IN KELPIE COTTAGE AND WHEN EVER YOU LIKE COME INTO THE LAMBING SHED AND WATCH CLOSE UP LAMBS BEING BORN AT NO EXTRA COST.
THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE YOU WOULD NEVER FORGET; FROM THE FIRST SIGN TILL THE LAMBS ARE BORN TAKES APPROX;2 HOURS, THEN WATCH AS THE NEW BORN LAMBS STRUGGLE TO GET ONTO THEIR FEET AND UNDER MUM FOR THIER FIRST MILK ALL WITHIN 10 MINS OF BEING BORN, NATURE AT ITS BEST. AND YOU STILL HAVE LOADS OF TIME TO EXPLORE THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. INTERESTED GIVE ME A CALL ON 01470511384. FOR FUTHER DETAILS, THANKYOU LINDA
2015 SCANNING; 20 SINGLES; 17 TWINS; 3 TRIPLETS
HI folks !
lambs love the warmth of their mums
Cassie keeping a close eye
The triplets high,mum quite content , chewing her cud , WHILE THE TRIPLETS having fun,tiggy on high when she's had enough massage she will stand up .
Located close to some of the best sea angling on Skye I can guide you to the best locations., Boat angling trips can also be arranged. Nothing can compare to line caught fish cooked fresh the same day.
,The fins can be seen half a mile from the shore, they will swim within a metre from the cliffs
some can be 30' long 16 were seen swimmimng together in the Minch last year viewed just 5 minutes walk from the cottage.another visitor spotted a dolphin swimmimg with a baby on her back,and another couple were sitting having their lunch at Oisgil beech when an otter came out of the water with a fish and ate it 5 metres from where they were sitting Last year the local otters had 3 cubs, seen more during feb and march.
My garden is well maintained and well known on the island for its beauty, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed