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Bothy by the Sea

SuperhostWaternish, United Kingdom
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4 guestsStudio3 beds1.5 baths
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Right next to the shore - along which you can walk to the local Inn.
Simple, spacious and basic.
This bothy is our former home decluttered.
One large, light open-plan room.
Small range & wood-burner provides heating and hot water.
Composting toilet.

The space
This is an old stone building with a more recent stone end built by my brother Donald Icky Maclachlan - stonemason. It is very basic but it does have double glazing.

The track down into the bay at Camuslusta is very steep. Although some people can find this a bit daunting, the track has a fairly good surface and all the residents of Camuslusta drive normal cars up and down it daily.

The front door of the bothy practically opens onto the beach. Although the track to our house runs between the bothy and the shore.

You can watch the gannets, gulls, herons, oyster-catchers, seals and occasionally an otter from the front door or through the windows.

With views over to the uninhabited headland opposite, out to the little islands at the head of the bay, or of the shipping crossing the Minch between us and the Outer Isles.

The bothy has one large, light and spacious, open-plan living, kitchen, sleeping room.

The bothy offers flexible sleeping arrangements - there is a double bed and also a 1930's sofa bed which is probably not that comfortable. Depending on what is required - I can also make up another single bed or another double.
Get in touch if you would like to have the sofabed and the two double beds - this is possible.

The kitchen is very basic.
One step up from camping - it's inside, and there's a sink and a fridge. It has a small wood-burning range which heats the water and also two-ring gas stove for quick cooking.
The bothy has basics like an electric kettle, electric toaster, pans, plates glasses and cutlery.

We provide basics like milk, oatmeal for porridge (and a recipe), tea, coffee, olive oil for cooking, salt, pepper.

At the moment - guests can use the bathroom in our house for a shower. We have towels - not necessarily the fluffiest ever, but fine.
As guests you will have the option of using a simple composting toilet outside (until the new grander composting toilet is built) or the toilet in the house.

Our house is a short distance along the track and the bathroom is in the extension by the front door.

There is a telly but it only plays videos. There are a few videos in the cupboard - a small but varied collection.

Do not expect this bothy to be immaculate - it is a more than a little worn around the edges - but it is a beautiful space in an amazing spot.

Guest access
We are at the bottom of a steep but relatively smooth track. Most vehicles are fine, sports cars need to be very careful and take it slowly. We accept NO responsibility for guests vehicles driving or walking down the track.
There is parking very close to the bothy.

Other things to note
There are Dogs Cats Hens all free range and very friendly. Please keep your animals on leads or safely in the house if they are likely to eat ours!
Right next to the shore - along which you can walk to the local Inn.
Simple, spacious and basic.
This bothy is our former home decluttered.
One large, light open-plan room.
Small range & wood-burner provides heating and hot water.
Composting toilet.

The space
This is an old stone building with a more recent stone end built by my brother Donald Icky Maclachlan - stonema…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
2 double beds, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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Waternish, United Kingdom

The view changes with the weather - very atmospheric moody windy wild wet days and then you wake up to the clear beauty of a sunny day - looking across the still loch to the unpopulated peninsula opposite.

Just step outside and you can wander along the shore towards the village, to the pub (the Stein Inn) or the small craft shop. You can book a boat trip out from the jetty at Stein. Stein is roughly a twenty minute walk. Or you can walk the other way to find some peace and quiet.

The Stein Inn serves food and there is also a small seafood restaurant (for which you probably need to book) - if walking to Stein, you can also walk around the road, which takes a bit longer. Or you can drive.
The view changes with the weather - very atmospheric moody windy wild wet days and then you wake up to the clear beauty of a sunny day - looking across the still loch to the unpopulated peninsula opposite…

Top places nearby

Loch Bay Restaurant
0.9 km
Stein Inn
1.0 km
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
6.9 km
Old School Restaurant
8.5 km

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-by
8.7 km
The Storr
22.6 km
Old Man of Storr
23.1 km
Quiraing
23.2 km

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Joined in December 2014
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $177