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The Cottage is situated in the picturesque, conservation village of Stein, with its pretty whitewashed cottages, on the shores of Loch Bay. The village was originally planned to be a fishing port designed by Thomas Telford in the late 18th century, of which only elements were completed, including the pier and a proportion of the housing. Now, Stein is famous for its fabulous Lochbay restaurant and for also being home to the oldest Inn on Skye, The Stein Inn, which in addition to its extensive range of whiskies, also serves real ale and good traditional pub food.

The Waternish peninsula is renowned for its glorious sunsets in summer and star gazing in the winter due to its perfect 'dark skies'. Many pictures in the local galleries bear witness to the stunning displays of the Northern Lights over recent years.

Waternish also offers beach, forest and cliff walks all offering an abundance of beautiful scenery and wildlife.  Very lucky people will see dolphins in the bay, more frequent visitors are seals, golden eagles and sea eagles. On wet days Waternish has several galleries selling art, pottery, knitwear and sheepskins.