The famous 3 star Michelin restaurant "The 3 Chimneys" is a mere 2 miles away, almost walking distance, in the summer there is almost perpetual light providing a great oportunity for admiring the local wildlife and scenery - your nearest neighbours are the sheep and skylarks.
Dunvegan village is approximately 2 miles away with a Tourist Information Centre, pubs, hotels, small supermarket, fishing shop, garages and of course Dunvegan Castle.
Fantastic hill walking all around. If you are in to Munro bagging, the Cuillins are only half an hour away by car, you can see them from the cottage. Seafishing or rock hopping can be done at the end of the drive and coral beach with it's snowy white shell sand is close by.
Portree, the Islands capital, is 20 miles away with all the buzz and activity of a tourist centre. There are loads of restaurants and shops with a very pretty bay and harbour. From Portree you can tour the North West of the island taking in such sights as Kilt Rock and waterfall tumbling 600 feet into the sea down a sheer cliff, the Trotternish Ridge with the famous Old Man of Storr and Quiraing and also Uig with its ferry to the Outer Hebrides.
Time seems to have stood still here, friendly people and the Gulf Stream washing up the coast ensure a mellow climate and way of life. The warm albeit sometimes damp weather sustains all sorts of wild orchids and fuschias which would not otherwise be expected this far north.
Just a short drive to Glendale, try meeting the local fisherman at the slip for shellfish, crab or lobster or arrange a fishing trip in his boat. Should you prefer langoustines try the peir at Dunvegan, several fishing boats land catches here destined for France and Spain, but you could intercept them!