Sconser lies at the heart of the island, 12 miles from Broadford
and 12 miles from Portree, the Island’s capital.
Sconser is a small crofting village set around a bay, where Sgoirebreac
Cottage sits at the foot of the majestic "Glamaig", which
rises to the rear. To the front there are wonderful lochside views
across Loch Sligachan towards Braes and beyond to the Island of
Raasay. Otters are regularly observed, playing or foraging on the
The cottage is ideally situated in the centre of the island, facilitating
easy access to all the wonderful sights that Skye has to offer.
Sconser has its own challenging nine-hole golf course, affording
magnificent views of the surrounding land and seascapes.
The Sconser Lodge Hotel, a former shooting lodge located in the
village, boasts a Waterside Restaurant plus a cosy bar. For a wider
choice, the famous Sligachan Hotel is located 2½ miles distant,
on the road to Portree. This establishment has a lovely restaurant
and lounge bar in addition to a large family bar, “Seamus’s”,
where food is served all day.
Sconser is also the point of departure for the small car ferry
that serves the Island of Raasay. This island is well worth a visit
during your stay on Skye, and the twenty-minute sea crossing provides
alternative breathtaking aspects to the views only previously enjoyed
from terra firma.