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self catering accommodation

Coolin Lodge is a modern Scandinavian log chalet, furnished and equipped to a high standard.

We can accommodate four persons in a double and twin room.

In addition to the usual bedroom furniture the bedrooms are equipped with TVs, hairdryers and Roberts radios.

The main shower room is fitted with a large walk- in shower. There is also a sauna off the shower room, ideal for relaxing at the end of the day. There is a further separate toilet.

All linen, towels, robes are included along with complimentary toiletry packs.

Upstairs is the spacious living area, part of which overlooks the kitchen/dining area, comfortable seating is provided and for your entertainment Sky TV, telephone, cd, dvd, computer, wii, i pod docking station, selection of games, books, dvds and cds. There are a good selection of maps and books relating to Skye.

At the front of Coolin Lodge is the spacious dining/kitchen area, as well as the dining area there are pew benches to give extra room to relax, a tv/dvd and radio are also provided here. The kitchen is well equipped with electric hob, oven, hood, microwave as well as Smeg washer/dryer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. An additional item here is the drying cabinet, for outdoor wear, boots etc, ideal after you have taken part in the many activities on offer.

The kitchen/dining area opens out onto a south facing deck, which has seating provided; there are further seats, loungers and bbq in the adjacent shed. The shed provides ample storage for bikes, golf clubs or any other activity equipment, which you may wish to bring with you.

COOLIN LODGE – ROUND & ABOUT

Step out of Coolin Lodge and take the circular route, a path round Scorrybreac, follow the shore and pass Nicolson memorial cairns, pass the Black Rock, where Bonnie Prince Charlie boarded a boat leaving Skye, as you wander on look upwards and a cleft in the cliff face MacCoiters cave is where the local pirate used to keep watch for ships to plunder, today when you look up you are more likely to spot eagles. Along this part of the coastal walk you can spot otters, seals, minke whales, pods of porpoises and dolphins, dependant on the time of year this area can be noisy round the ravens roost, as you continue on this route you will see the remains of the Biel chapel. As you ascend to the top of the hill a short detour onto the flat plateau exposes the remains of Dun Torvaig, built in Neolithic times. This walk can be completed in an hour, but do take your time and enjoy all that’s to be seen.

Beinn Chracaig – Crow Bay. Legend has it that this was at one time the home of Gorm-Shuil Crotach, a notorious witch, who it was said hovered in the form of a raven over the boat in which Iain Garbh, Mac’Ille Chaluim, a popular chief of the MacLeods of Raasay met his fate by drowning off the north east coast of Skye. This happened as he made his way home after attending a christening of the family of Seaforth in the Isle of Lewis in the latter part of the seventeenth century.

Scorrybreac – It is said that the Nicolson or MacNicol clan were given these lands rent free by one of Scotland’s earliest kings, Malcolm Can Mor (942 – 954) in recognition of their saving a herd of his cattle from the Norsemen in his native county of Sutherland.
In 1993 following a series of Clan Nicolson Gatherings from around the world, funds were raised  to purchase this small part of their former clan lands. A monument at Scorrybreac overlooking Portree Harbour commemorates this event.

Portree – Port an Righ - Kings Port was given its present name in 1540 when visited by King James V. He had arrived to settle a long-standing feud between the Islands main clans, the MacLeods who inhabited the north end of Skye and the MacDonalds who occupied the south end.
Prior to this it had been called Kiltalorgan, kil being the cell of the monk Talorgan, the location of this cell is seen as a grassy mound on the Scorrybreac walk.

Please Note: The historical information for Beinn Chracaig/Scorrybreac was received from 2 books. "Like a bird on the wing" by Ian G Macdonald and "Discovering Skye" by Jonathan MacDonald.