Location

“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. The exceptional Loch Bay Restaurant down in the bay owned by the renowned and Michelin star 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 ).

Skyeskyns, also a mile away and established since 1983 is the sole remaining commercial woolskin tannery in Scotland. It is a 5 star visitor attraction.

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.  We are very happy to advise guests on a range of walks, activities, cultural events and much more as we know the Island very well.

Skye 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 a food destination.

The Michelin star Lochbay restaurant, located in our peninsular, is five minutes drive away from the cottage. The Edinbane Lodge, 20 minutes drive, serves exceptional food and is a gastronomic experience. The 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 as is the Skeabost Hotel, all within a half hour drive away from the cottage. The excellent Chidakasha restaurant in Glendale is a must for vegetarians.

Kinloch Lodge hotel and restaurant, another favourite is an hour drive away – a total delight to visit either for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner!

Booking is essential for all these establishments.

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 multi-award winning 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 quality eating places. There are also a number of other great places to eat around the island. The Aros cultural Centre is well worth a visit and currently has a very popular deli/ food shop. During the Covid period, we recommend visiting https://www.myskyetime.com/open/ which will keep you updated on what is open on a daily basis.