Stunning design cabin with the most beautiful moody views from the bed; true romance
Sleeps 2 + child
There is a risk to visiting this property: that you’ll be spoilt for holidaying elsewhere for ever more. There are few spots in Scotland (some would argue the world) as spectacularly romantic as this. Built to both withstand and be immersed in the elemental landscape, the minimalist larch structure strikes a cool silhouette on secluded croft land. Inside, super high-spec yet understated interiors allow nature to take centre stage. With Loch Bracadale in front of you, The Cullin mountains to the east and Macleod’s Tables to the west, the ever-shifting light means views constantly evolve.
Soak up the morning sun from your kingsized bed; a remote whizzes up the blinds of the floor-to-ceiling windows so you don’t even have to get up. Or revel in the luxury of 2 outdoor decks – one for sunrise, the other for sunset. And after a day’s hiking or adventuring through the extraordinary wilderness around you, buy freshly caught lobster from your fisherman neighbour, then light the log burner and toast the utter perfection of this Scottish sanctuary.
Getting here: you’ll need to drive
Extremely well insulated, with underfloor heating by an air source heat pump.
- Walk from your doorstep to beautiful Harlosh Point at the edge of the peninsula; you’ll spy caves, ruins and masses of birds en route.
- For invigorating blasts of sea air, drive 20 minutes south, park up at Oronsay Path in Ullinish, and hike along the sea cliffs and over to a tidal island. Or for a little more challenge and far-reaching views, take on the flat-top hills of Maclead’s Tables.
- Go adventuring, either freestyle or with the help of guides (Sea Skye Tours, Skye Adventure, or Skye Ghillie are recommended). You can try coasteering, rock climbing, fly fishing and foraging amongst the craggy landscapes, or go on a rib tour to spot dolphins and sea eagles.
- Book ahead for dinner at the Michelin-starred Loch Bay. Based in the old fishing village of Stein, it makes the most of Skye’s natural larder – beautifully dressed-up seafood, foraged seaweed and just-picked mushrooms.
- Drive to Neist Point Lighthouse for sunset. The views from the westerly tip of the island are uninterrupted for miles and, without exaggeration, it really does feel like you’re at the ends of the earth. Tip: check the forecast isn’t cloudy; it’s worth saving this sundowner for a clear sky.