Isle Ornsay lies within the district of Sleat,
which is the southernmost part of the island
and here in 'The Garden of Skye' the warm waters of the Gulf Stream ensure a temperate
climate all year round.
Isle Ornsay is a vibrant community and there are family events and organised gatherings
throughout the year. Check the nearby community notice board for ‘what’s on’ during
The shoreline at Isle Ornsay is great for kids to go rock pooling and exploring. When the
tide is out you can take a walk across to the island which gives the village its name, but
be sure to know the tide times so you make it back in time. If you are out walking along
the sea shore there is good chance of seeing seals, dolphins, otters, buzzards, and a
variety of sea birds. Sometimes you may be lucky and glimpse whales, a basking shark a
golden eagle or even a white-tailed sea eagle. Why not take a trip with local company
When you need to venture out for provisions, there’s a well stocked supermarket in
Broadford (about 8 miles away). There is also a butcher, hotels, cafes, various galleries
and gift shops and a fish and chip shop. Locally caught seafood can be purchased from
Isle of Skye Smokehouse or the Buth Bheag at Kyle pier, venison from the local Estate and
there are several more companies on the island supplying locally produced meat and
cheese. Look out for the monthly food fairs at Clan Donald Skye.
If you feel like getting out, take a short stroll down the hill from the house to ‘the E.I.’
where you will find both locals and visitors enjoying good food, music and a cosy
atmosphere in this family friendly pub. Kids are allowed until 7.30pm. Take our torch
for the way home!
For comprehensive information on a range of local walks visit the Walk Highlands website.