Halfway down a cul-de-sac facing the bay is a mid-terrace, 1820s cottage. Across the street is the harbour, and on the quayside are restaurants. It’s as idyllic as it gets.
Pretty Portree, surrounded by sheep-dotted hills, is on the southernmost part of the Trotternish peninsula. Drive round the headland to see the islands of Rona and Raasay, or set off on a wilderness safari. Marvel at the fortress of Dunvegan, or the copper stills of the Talisker distillery. Both are a 20-mile drive.
To the left, as you enter, is a spacious kitchen, and a room for wet togs and wellies. To the right is the sitting room (one of two), warm, cosy, with tartan rugs, leather sofas, and a wood-burner for wintery nights – the logs are on the house. Come home to books, bean bags, games, a big TV, and well-furnished bedrooms upstairs (excellent bathrooms too).