Taigh Uilleam is an excellent base from which to explore Skye. The island capital Portree (8 miles away) has a tourist information centre, heritage centre with cinema, post office, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. From this small fishing port you can take boat trips around the nearby islands of Raasay and Rona, or do a spot of sea angling.
When it comes to dining out, you will be spoilt for choice with many fine hotels and restaurants in Portree, Broadford and throughout the island. Sample the best of Highland fare including local produce and seafood. Why not wash it down with a wee dram from Talisker, the island's very own whisky distillery?
The Braes district is made up of several crofting communities spread along the north side of Loch Sligachan. This is an area rich in wildlife, geology and history.
You may well spot porpoise, dolphins and otters, not to mention plover, fulmars and oystercatchers. Also look out for the spotted orchid, sundew and butterwort. If you are lucky, you might even observe a sea eagle soaring high overhead. At Balmeanach, a spit of land reaches out into the narrows of the Raasay. You will find niches where fishing boats sheltered over the centuries waiting for fine weather.
The landmark 'Battle of the Braes' in 1882 resulted in laws giving crofters rights for the very first time.
Skye is full of interesting places to visit and things to do including castles, museums, potteries, galleries, hand spinning exhibitions and local craft markets. Boat trips are available from Portree, Elgol, Broadford and Armadale.
Pony trekking is possible and there are endless opportunities for fishing. For the adventurous there is rock climbing, canoeing and diving. Unlimited scope exists for hill walking, bird watching, and observing seals and other wildlife.
Why not take the ferry over to Raasay (which you can see from our cottage) or even explore the Outer Hebrides on a day trip from Uig.
All of this and more is within easy access of Taigh Uilleam. All you have to do is come and enjoy your stay.