Captain’s Rest is located in Roag, a small crofting township on the north-west coast of Skye on the outskirts of Dunvegan.
Roag is Norse for ‘noisy’ but the township is anything but. On a calm day, there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting outside where you can literally hear a pin drop.
The cottage offers expansive views to the front across Loch Bracadale towards outlying distant townships and the majestic Cuillin Hills beyond. On a clear day, you can see as far as the small isles of Rum and Canna and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Don’t take our word for it, our visitors repeatedly comment on the breathtaking vista. To the side of the cottage, there are views to the flat-topped MacLeod’s Tables – a great hiking day out.
How to get here
The Isle of Skye is easily accessible by road, thanks to Skye Road Bridge or alternatively via the Mallaig – Armadale ferry, but please make sure you book in advance. Please do not rely on SatNav, its wise to plan your route ahead of travel.
If you fancy a more laidback crossing onto the island, take the Glenelg – Skye ferry, the last manually operated turntable ferry in operation and also featured in the film Maid of Honor.
From Kyle of Lochalsh, Roag is approximately a 45-minute drive.
The IV55 8ZA postcode will take you onto the Roag township road and quite near to the property. However, pass by the Ardroag turnoff and keep going up the hill. Go past 5 houses on the left and you will see the house sign. The house sits off the road slightly but once you turn into the drive you will see it.