No-one is absolutely certain about the roots of the Isle of Skye’s name. Some think Skye might mean the ‘winged isle’ or the ‘notched isle’.
Team Big Deal’s linguistic team suggest that Skye means ‘beautiful island with a rugged coast; brilliant walking and mountaineering opportunities; fantastic wildlife and some world class restaurants’.
It’s not quite as snappy as the ‘winged isle’ but it is more informative.
Discover what Skye means to you with today’s Big Deal on a two night stay at the four star lodges at Armadale, part of the Clan Donald Skye estate on the Sleat peninsula, south Skye.
2 night stay
This offer is for up to 6 adults to enjoy a two night stay in one of the six, cosy and comfortable lodges which are run by Clan Donald Skye at Armadale.
The accommodation in each lodge consists of an open-plan living room and dining kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom, twin-bedded room and a single/double bunkroom ideal for children. A cot and high chair can be provided if required.
Set above 40 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland walks, the six warm lodges offer glorious views across the Sound of Sleat to the hills of Knoydart on the mainland.
The 4 star lodges are equipped to the highest standard to ensure that your stay in Skye is a true home-from-home.
The cottages come fully equipped with cooker, microwave, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, telephone, Sky television, video and CD player. Linen, towels and electricity are included in the price. All lodges feature free WiFi.
One cottage is ramped and is suitable, with assistance, for people with wheelchairs.
See and do
Clan Donald Skye is a 20,000-acre highland estate on the Sleat peninsula in south Skye. The Estate offers some stunning walks for all levels of fitness and is also home to iconic wildlife species including red deer, golden eagles and sea eagles.
The Estate features restored historic gardens and beautiful walking trails threading through the 40 acres of woodland around Armadale Castle. Part of the Castle has been restored and the striking ruined remains sensitively re-designed, to create an attractive landscape within the gardens.
The fully accredited Museum of the Isles opened within the gardens in 2002 and there is also a fascinating Visitor Centre. Winter opening times from November to March mean that the Museum is open by appointment only on a Friday but the Gardens are open all year round and as a guest you have free access..
The Stables Café, which is open Thursday evening to Sunday lunchtime, serves delicious hot meals, light bites and drinks. Alternatively, book in at some of Skye’s world class restaurants. The Three Chimneys, Kinloch Lodge are both highly recommended and nearby there are a number of hotels in Sleat including Duisdale House Hotel and Eilean Iarmain.