"This is the nicest self catering accomodation we have stayed in. The views over the harbour were
great!" Enjoy a relaxing stay in The Cedar a four star self-catering
holiday home, located on the harbour front, in the centre of Portee the capital of Skye. The accommodation enjoys fabulous
views out over Portree town and harbour and eastwards across the bay to
the picturesque Isle of Raasay.
The mystical and
stunning Isle of Skye or in Gaelic Eilean Sgiathanach is
a land of stark volcanic rock formation and breathtaking scenery. The Cuillin Mountains form
some of the oldest mountains in Europe and
are considered to be the most dramatic mountain range in Britain. Skye is an idyllic location to explore the romantic Hebridean Isles and their turbulent Celt, Norse and Scottish
heritage all of which have influenced the evolution of this magical region.
Portree is the capital of Skye
and its' name comes from the Gaelic Port-an-Righ which
translates as "King's Port". While retaining it picturesque charm Potree offers visitors all the facilities
oneneeds for a most enjoyable and relaxing stay. Portee offers a good range of restaurants and spectacular
country walks making it the perfect centre for you to use as a base to explore the delights of Skye and its' surrounding
Standing on the harbour side The Cedar provides you with direct access to the waterfront and, viewing from the
lounge window, provides you with the opportunity to observe not only a quaint working harbour but also see a wide range of
native birds including Heron,
Mallard, Teal, Oystercatcher, Red-breasted Merganser,
Little Grebe, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank to name but a few, whilst listening to the
waves gently breaking on the shore.
The house is easily accessible to some of the island's most enjoyable walks and
also gives you the opportunity to visit Portree's local pubs and restaurants that combined cater for a wide range of local
and international culinary tastes
Skye is the biggest island in the Inner Hebrides and travelling there has been made much more convenient by the introduction of the
modern toll free road bridge connecting the island to the main land at the Kyle of Lochalsh. However for those looking for a more traditional crossing the ferry from Mallaig is still a most enjoyable option.