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Kelpie Cottage Isle of Skye


Febuary 13th 2021

Hope everyone is safe and well during these very difficult times, this lock down is harder than the summer one last year, the days are so short and the nights so long, but spring is just around the corner and we have that to look forward too. Crocus, snowdrops and grape hyacthins are in bloom and the daffs aren't far behind.I have 1 lamb, born ( out of wedlock ) on January 12th and he is such a joy to watch, he doesn't care that theres 3 inches of frozen snow outside he is very content and cosy in the shed with his Mum and the rest of the gang. They have scanned for 61 lambs due on March 31st onwards with 2 sets of triplets this year. something wonderful to look forward too. i hope that many of you have had your vaccines, I'm waiting for mine in the next 2 weeks, due to COPD,I'm not sure what this year will bring but we'll just have to sit tight for a wee bit longer and stay safe.

 We'll keep our fingers and toes crossed that by  easter we will be able to move around again and see our loved ones. I haven't seen my Mum since January 2020, such a long time, without a hug.

 take care, stay safe and hopefully see you soon





2021, now we are in tier 4 from Boxing Day I won't be taking any more bookings before august 2021, Kelpie is already fully booked between March 10th and August 1st. Anyone wishing to book during August2021 onwards please get in touch and discuss our options, many thanks for your understanding, Linda


Please note, 3 days must be left between bookings for cleaning and sanitising,If you see a week between, again that is just a safety gap. I will not take bookings during these times.


 Please remember that restuarants will be limited to numbers now and it is even more important that you book ahead of your holiday to avoid disapointment.


Kelpie cottage is open for bookings 52 weeks of the year.

Please check out my live calender,





Prices start as low as £400 pw. up to £600pw high season.No hidden extra's.

I am sorry I don't take dogs,as many of my guests have alergies,


Kelpie cottage is a perfect base, it has everything in there you would ever need and more.The advantage of booking a cottage for your holiday is the flexability ,choose to eat out or cook at home, decide what time you leave and what time to return, go out travelling for the day or choose to walk to a beautiful secluded beach? the key is yours for the duration of your holiday with no restrictions.













In the small secluded township of Waterstein in the most westerly point on Skye lies Kelpie cottage.This delightful cottage was beautifully converted in 2009 to offer spacious accomodation of the highest quality for couples. The cottage is surrounded by mature ,well kept gardens for you to enjoy.It overlooks Loch Mor and is within walking distance of Neist Point Lighthouse, 2miles from Lephin cafe,and 7 miles from the  famous Three Chimneys Restaurant. I will taxi you if you are booked for either place,this location is one of many all inspiring parts of Skye,with the magnificent sea cliffs overlooking the outer isles, and its beautiful sunsets,golden eagles and sea eagles, whales, basking sharks,dolphins, otters, deer and so much more, this is the perfect  place to get away from it all, to experience the magic of Eilean a Cheo, THE MISTY ISLE. 



 Out of season;Special Holidays


 Lambing; from march 31st 2021 for 4 weeks, if you are staying in Kelpie Cottage you can visit the lambing shed at any time day or night. Join in or just watch as 61 lambs are being born. A unique experience that you will cherish forever.  2 sets of triplets scanned this year.


Sorry the lambing weeks are now booked for 2021


Crafting holidays  Starting anytime from  sept 2020,to March 2021 ,OPTIONAL !sorry not available due to restrictions


If you or you partner are interest in painting or any of the crafts I mention in my "whats on " page, then you can book a weeks holiday in Kelpie and learn any of these crafts, I have a large fitted out workshop and all you pay for is the materials you use, Charges for Kelpie are the same,If you are interested please give me a ring on 01470511384 or email me on kelpiecottage@gmail.com and have a chat about what you would like to do, it will still leave time for you to explore this beautiful island, We can work out hours you would like to paint or craft and when you would like to explore.

kELPIE cottage is available during the winter months for ordinery holidays too Crafting holidays are an extra service if required, please let me know when you book, thankyou.


Northern lights can be seen from oct to april from the cottage door, weather permitting,if you have a camera with slow shutter speed you will be able to take photos of the lights when you can't see them with the naked eye. The winter skies are  amazing. the stars are so clear, you can see the satalites, and the creators on the moon, I do supply a telescope in the cottage too.


Kelpie cottage is situated opposite Loch Mor, a very safe fresh water loch ideal for water sports, if you would like to bring canoes, wind surfers etc with you I have ample storage space to keep them inside a shed  when not in use. This goes for cycles too.





I know feeling secure is very important, I don't mind showing you around the island and going for walks with you,if you would like some company, I have a flock of 60 sheep and also make all the gifts that I sell in my craft shop  if you would like to join me in any of my activities you will be very welcome to do so, or just enjoy a lovely holiday,   ,PLEASE GIVE ME A RING, and have a chat




KELPIE COTTAGE, WATERSTEIN, OVER LOOKING LOCH MOR, IN A BEAUTIFUL CORNER OF SKYE                                                                                

All enquiries:

Contact  Linda Jackson on

01470 511384 

or Email at kelpiecottage@gmail.com

Alternatively write to Linda Jackson,

1 Waterstein, Glendale, Isle of Skye, IV558WT

Please forward booking forms to the above address.


The Kelpie or Each Uisge (water horse) is a mythical creature that inhabits various Lochs and streams in the Highlands. Loch Mor claims to be home to one such creature. A close encounter is thankfully unlikely; more likely is an encounter with one of the many creatures that share his domain. Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Otters, Foxes and more recently Red Deer have all made this their home. The spectacular sea cliffs make the perfect vantage point to spot Mink Whales, Basking Sharks, Porpoise, Dolphins, Seals and the varied groups of Sea Birds.a perfect retreat for bird watchers.

It took 3 weeks to carve this Kelpie on the cottage door.

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