Grounds

The Sheiling is set in 7 acres and has it’s own native woodland and access to the beach – both less than 10 minutes walk down the hillside. Enjoy a sundowner on the beach, or take one of the woodland walks that have been created for guests.

The croft is carefully managed to provide a wonderful wildlife habitat for flora and fauna. This is unique in the local area, as the other crofts in the vicinity are heavily grazed by sheep. Seating is provided at strategic points to take a breather and admire the views across Loch Dunvegan to the Coral Beach, Dunvegan Castle, Western Isles and Cuillin mountain range.

The track to The Sheiling

Note: The Sheiling is situated on a hillside, and access to all parts of the grounds, including the beach and woodland, is by foot only and requires a good level of fitness as well as suitable footwear. 

Extracts from Visitors Book:

2017:

“Cosy, comfortable, well equipped, with the best views we’ve ever seen.”

“What a beautiful peaceful spot. Perfect accommodation for two.”

2016:

“Golden eagle, stag deer, dolphins – all seen from the cottage. A gem and paradise all rolled into one.”

“Many thanks for another inspirational week on sunny Skye at The Sheiling.”

“Wildlife was fantastic, especially the seals down on the beach!”

“The pictures on the website are good, but The Sheiling and the views are even better in reality.”

“Anthony gave us a warm welcome and couldn’t do more to help.”

2015:

“First time in Skye and we certainly picked the best place to stay!”

“We came to see the Aurora and many thanks to the Skye fairy who put on a spectacular showing.”

“Second time here…it still brought the same smile to my face as it did the last time.”

“Thank you Anthony for your smiley welcome and a wonderful place to stay!”

“The comfort and tranquility of The Sheiling lived up to our high expectations!”

“We’ve had the most amazing and memorable week…such a beautiful landscape…breathtaking!”

“Cottage was immaculate, and veggies great.”

“Watch out for the pair of golden eagles displaying in front of the cabin.”

“Brilliant location, cabin, island, and the host.”

“What a holiday…porridge and fresh coffee on the top of Macleod’s table was something we’ll never forget…many other beautiful memories too.”

“First time to Skye and we really believe there could not have been a lovelier place to stay.”

“Very atmospheric…so much to do…many places we had all to ourselves to explore – bliss!”

“What a special place The Sheiling is – perfect in every way! Cosy, warm and intimate – we love it! This has been our first visit to Skye and we have been delighted with the many spectacular views, the mountains and the lochs, and the ever changing light. Thank you Anthony for sharing this beautiful croft in this very beautiful part of Skye with us.”

2014:

“We have had a fantastic week…and will remember this time forever.”

“Fourth time at The Sheiling…best place I know to relax and get away from it all.”

“Could not have had better accommodation, the cabin is a marvel and the view spectacular. Thank you Anthony for all the thoughtful detail that went into The Sheiling.”

“There is nothing greater than returning wet, cold and tired after an exhilirating walk to the cosy comfort of The Sheiling: it is a retreat from the world but with a bird’s eye view of Mother Nature.”

“We merrily picked our own mussels and cooked them an hour later, and also saw a sea eagle and seals frolicking - all off the beach.”

“Anthony’s attention to detail is amazing…The Sheiling is a delight.”

2013:

“We have stayed on Skye before for the last 20 years…this has been our first log cabin type cottage and we have been happily impressed.”

“Good value for money…warm and caring owner”

“This is without doubt heaven on earth! Stunning location with the best Skye has on offer all wthin view – Cuillins, Coral Beach, Dunvegan Castle, ever changing seascapes, and all wrapped up in this most cosy retreat..every need catered for, a most convivial host”

“We really appreciated how well equipped The Sheiling was – weighing scales, binoculars, hot water bottles – everything we needed to eat well and be more than comfortable”

“Immaculately clean and breathtaking views”

…”idyllic spot, lucky to sight golden eagles, sea eagles, seals and porpoise”

“The Sheiling was perfect for us: cosy, quiet and remote enough for some spectacular starry nights”

“I did very thorough research all over Scotland before booking out honeymoon, and this was by far the best choice! It was incredibly comfortable, and we felt very welcomed – thank you! It was just exactly what we wanted for our honeymoon”

“Very comfortable and stylish. Well equipped with good quality finish. Cosy. Loved the fire! Comfy bed too! Fantastic views. Friendly and approachable owner.”

“We have completely relaxed and had some lovely walks – seeing 3 golden eagles – fab!!”

“Our second stay at The Sheiling was just as good as our first visit”

“Such a wonderful escape!”

“Excellent facilities and a fantastic location”

“Thank you for your warm and helpful welcome”

2012:

“The Sheiling is stunning, cosy, remote, peaceful with fantastic scenery”

“A beautiful tranguil retreat that allows you to be lost in a world where we do not truly rest”

“Seen loads of wildlife, you don’t have to travel far – everything is here”

“Very organised and comfortable cottage with lovely views”

“An unbelievably relaxing holiday that has left us refreshed and ready to face the real world once again”

“The Sheiling is beautiful – a real haven”

“Fantastic place to relax and unwind”

“We came for our honeymoon and couldn’t have picked a better spot”

“Was exactly what we needed at the end of a busy year! Stunning views and kind hospitality. Happy New Year!”

2011:

“We try and go somewhere special every 5 years of our marriage…this year we came to The Sheiling and it was the best by far. This is truly God’s own country.”

“The most perfect of retreats”

“Thank you for all the love and thought you have made The Sheiling to be”

“Exquisite peace and quiet…walking spectacular”

“The perfect base for exploring Skye”

“Watching the light fade on the loch in the evening was the perfect way to end the day”

“Impressed by how well-equipped The Sheiling is – a real home from home”

“What a truly wonderful place with a warm welcome – great location, fab views and good walking”

“The Sheiling is just fabulous, made extra special by the obvious thought that has been put into every detail…amazing!”

“So completely different from our ‘normal life’, so wonderful to be together and share such peace and beauty”

“Thanks for being the perfect host…we will be back”

2010:

“Exceptional location with ever changing panorama”

“The walk down to the beach through Anthony’s garden is lovely”

“The Sheiling was as warm and cosy as a duvet and kitted out with everything we needed”

“The cottage contains everything you can dream of for a holiday, and more”

“It’s just a little dreamland and we can’t wait to visit again – thank you”