31st May 2014
"What a stunning week in a stunning house. We loved being here!
We have all enjoyed the marvellous views out of every room, made good use of the barbecue,
the garden and the telescope.
I have to say, it has been a real joy to stay here in a house that has everything.
It was great to be met by a warm house; very welcome after the day's drive.
Great to meet you.
Thanks again, truly fantastic week in a fantastic house."
Steve, with family and dog, were fortunate enough to see a 'school' of twelve porpoises playing in the bay below the Villa. The porpoises stayed around all day and the family made good use of the viewing scope in the upstairs lounge to keep a watchful eye. The photo below records the event, but it's a bit like one of those blurry shots of 'Nessie'.... is it real.... or not? I've included another snap from the same holiday week.... it was of course lambing time here on Skye and these pair look very cute!
Spotting so many (twelve) porpoises together is unusual... two or three is more usual. You always need to keep a watchful eye out for the amazing Scottish wildlife that's right next to you at the Villa. Looking to the sea, we spot whales, basking sharks, porpoises, otters and a wide variety of seabirds. Look to the hills and we have buzzards, golden eagles, kites, merlins, and many other rare species. There are corncrakes in the adjacent fields.... it's a bird-watcher's paradise!