6 Positives to no Wi-Fi
Whilst most of our holiday cottages do offer wi-fi, there are advantages to be enjoyed if you book a one of our holiday cottages where there is no internet access.
Unthinkable? We take a look at the positive side of doing without the internet for a few days!
Most of our holiday cottages are able to offer wi-fi connection. Sometimes the reliability of this can be affected by the weather, the landscape, infrastructure and even over-usage but at least most of the time it is there for your enjoyment.
However, some of our cottages don’t include wi-fi access – offering you the chance to really escape!
Take a deep breath and admire the view
Without the distractions of your phone or tablet, you can live in the moment. Above all, a visit to the Isle of Skye should be about slowing down, taking your time and enjoying those vistas. Looking up and away from that screen offers you the chance to wind down and relax.
Enjoy a walk
Leave your i-pad or tablet behind and get out of your car. Not everyone wants to conquer a Munro, but even a stroll in the woods or wander along the shore will get your heart pumping and let you forget the stresses of the modern everyday world.
Enjoy being an evening couch potato
Curl up with a good book or a DVD. Pour yourself a small glass of Talisker and enjoy some down time. If you are holidaying with the family, rediscover the joy of board games!
Look to the Sky
In the summer, with no evening distractions, admire those glorious sunsets! Bring a pair of binoculars and star gaze. If you visit in the winter, relish the sound of the rain on the windows and the wind howling outside! Who knows, if the conditions are right you may even see a falling star to wish on, or better still, catch the Northern Lights!
Why not use the peace and quiet to discover your inner creativity? Bring along a sketch pad and watercolour paints and let the inspiration from nature lead the way.
Rediscover the dying art of conversation
With no-one constantly scrolling and checking their messages, you can linger at the dining table chatting with your friends and family. So what if you can’t google the answer to your questions….ask someone! Better still, ask a local – they always know the best places to visit and the best places to eat.
Above all… for a few days. Enjoy the peace. You’re welcome!
Cottages without Wi-fi connection
1/2 of 12 Camustianavaig
Looking for a romantic hideaway for two? 1/2 of 12 Camustianavaig is a 19th Century stone cottage situated in the quiet township of Camustianavaig on the Braes peninsula in the Isle of Skye. Just 10 minutes drive from the main village of Portree, this holiday home is close to shops and restaurants yet feels a world away!
1/2 of 12 Torrin
1/2 of 17 Torrin is a a traditional cottage offering all the joys of getting away from it all! After a day on the hills or exploring the Isle of Skye, the cosy lounge has a wood burning stove to relax in front of while you read a book, do a jigsaw or play one of the many games that are provided. The holiday cottage offers the chance to completely switch off as peace and quiet are promised because there is no TV due to poor reception and mobile phones do not work in the Torrin area. A radio and CD player are provided along with a range of CDs, comfortable settees and chairs. Sit down and rediscover the art of the family chat!
Tucked away in the crofting community of Torrin on the Isle of Skye, Allt Slapin holiday home has amazing views across Loch Slapin to Blaven and a mature garden surrounds the house. There are plenty of walks to explore and the village of Torrin is 7 miles away.
Bird Song Bothy
A perfect hideaway for two, Bird Song Bothy overlooks Loch Dunvegan and is within walking distance of the award-winning Three Chimney’s Restaurant. Binoculars are provided so you can spot seals basking on the skerries below and there is a TV with Freeview for your evening’s entertainment.
Gesto Cottage is tucked away behind the main street in the popular village of Stein on the Waternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye. This is a popular holiday home enjoys views over the sea which will easily make you forget the lack of wi-fi.
Katie Ann’s Thatch
Located a few miles north of Broadford on the shores of Loch Ainort Katie Ann’s Thatch is a listed building with bags of character. Metre thick walls, thatched roof and a four poster bed all add to its traditional cottage charm and its central position make exploring the island, neighbouring Raasay and the mainland within easy reach.
Taigh na Laige
Taigh na Laige in the North West of the island, boasts a large open place with a cosy log burner. Curl up on the two seater sofa and watch Freeview. There is also a selection of DVDs and books to get lost in …assuming you can tear yourself away from the view.
Popular traditional cottage Tigh Anndra is located on the moor towards the top of the Trotternish peninsula. Enjoying stunning views, this holiday cottage for two has lots of walks and wildlife spotting opportunities on the doorstep!