Trip planning from afar is not always easy, and you have no idea if the nice things you see on the website might be surrounded by ugliness when you arrive. All you can do is research and pray!
So, we were pleasantly surprised to discover we were staying in one of the prettiest parts of the island!!! (And, best of all, just up the drive from the best tearoom ever!!!)
Look at the glories of the summer sunset from the front of the cottage! Far in the distance can be seen the mountains of the mainland.
The cottage was in lovely condition. The bright, sea foam green seemed appropriate and there was a tiny little entrance to leave wellies and wet coats.
The children could roam about to their heart's content.
If the weather was poor, they stayed inside and played in the wee living room.
Every night the washing machine and dryer were kept busy trying to keep up with our laundry!
Here is a little view of the length of the cottage from the downstairs bedroom through the hall to the living room.
From the back you can see the lean-to addition with the skylights for the bathroom, laundry, and kitchen.
The children loved having the upstairs rooms to themselves.
These dogs must be named "Gog", and "Magog," don't you think? (Anne of Green Gables in case you aren't familiar with that....)
Our first evening there it seemed like we should sit ourselves down to a proper Scottish dinner of three courses.
Andrew helped me get the kitchen up and running to its full max!
Michael set up the portable dining room table and collected chairs.
We started with tinned tomato soup and toast triangles:
Then moved on to a curry with stir fry and naan bread (these curries come in bottles and you just add chicken). And I think there were store bought meringues with real cream and raspberries for dessert!
Best of all, we were gifted with two gorgeous days of weather while on the island -- a real treat! I just couldn't get over the beauty everywhere we looked!
Digg is just the most adorable little hamlet!!!
And that was our cottage. Up next: Sheep Safari!