“Did you ever wake up, watching out of the window seeing a bright rainbow over the sea and the shadows of the Outer Hebrides far on the horizon? That’s what can happen at Rainbow Cottage.”

Alex and Olaf, Germany – third visit
September 2014

Rainbow Cottage  is quiet and private yet it is only a  mile from Stein Inn, Skye’s oldest pub.  The exceptional Loch Bay Restaurant down in the bay now boasts the new owner, renowned chef, Michael Smith (please book well in advance of your arrival if you want to enjoy the culinary delights of Michael’s cooking).

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The Stein Inn at dusk. (Copyright 2015 Simon Nottage Photography )

There are a number of lovely local galleries and other creative places along the peninsular – not to mention the stunning walks all around. Skye is a walker’s paradise. The cottage has lots of information, maps, walking guides on all of these and many more for use of guests. We are also happy to advice guests on a range of walks, activities, cultural events etc. as we know the Island very well.

Skye also has a great reputation for food and has a range of excellent places for the visitor to enjoy good meals in all price ranges. We are proud to say it is becoming a food destination.

The exceptional Lochbay restaurant, located in our peninsular, is five minutes drive away from the cottage. The world renowned Three Chimneys restaurant is approximately 20 minutes drive away for a fine lunch or dinner. The Old School House in Dunvegan and the Edinbane Inn, in Edinbane, are both recommended for excellent food. The Edinbane Inn is also a centre for enjoyable, traditional music on Sunday afternoon/evening ( and Wednesday + other evenings during the high season).

Kinloch Lodge hotel and restaurant, another favourite is an hour drive away. We are pleased to report that it has retained its Michelin star for seven years for the restaurant and is a total delight to visit either for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner!

Booking is essential for all these establishments in the summer months.

The nearby village of Dunvegan has the historic 1000 year old Dunvegan Castle and gardens which are a wonderful to visit and there is also a grocery shop, bakery, garage, newsagent and several cafe/gift shops with a various range of gifts and food.

Fresh fish can be delivered to your doorstep on request.

The amazing Isle of Skye Sea Salt is also available on your doorstep!

Portree, the main town on Skye, is a beautiful 25 minute drive away and has a range of attractions and eating places including the ever popular Arriba cafe/bistro, the Isle of Skye Bakery with an excellent cafe arts and crafts gallery. There are also a number of high quality restaurants in Portree including Scorrybreac, The Bosville and the Portree Hotel. The Aros cultural Centre is well worth a visit and is popular for its live music and arts programme.

For much more information on what Skye has to offer go to:

The Skye Guide