The Sheiling

The Sheiling (shepherds hut in gaelic) is set in 7 acres overlooking Loch Dunvegan and Leinish Bay, with dramatic views out towards the Western Isles and the Cuillin mountains. Built in 2009 from sustainable timber sources, it is double glazed and fully insulated for all-year-round accommodation. The raised timber floor sits on just twelve foundation pads, without the need for a solid concrete foundation. As well as looking cute, The Sheiling therefore has a  low carbon footprint. Inside, the exposed timber frame and high ceilings create a cosy yet airy loft-like feel.

The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife where sightings of seals, eagles and deer are common place, and the absence of light pollution makes for incredible night skies including the Northern Lights. There is a general store/post office only 2 miles away and bigger shops, restaurants, and a filling station in Dunvegan, 7 miles from The Sheiling. The famous Three Chimneys restaurant is less than two miles from The Sheiling, as is the excellent Red Roof Cafe Gallery (closed for 2017) which also hosts regular music sessions during the summer season. The Stein Inn (Skye’s oldest pub) and the Loch Bay Restaurant are about 30 minutes drive away, on the neighbouring Waternish peninsula.

Weekly prices start at £340, and off peak short breaks are also available.

Accommodation

All Accommodation is based on one floor and includes:

Lounge  Area – with wood burning stove, Freesat TV, DVD/CD and radio. Roman and venetian blinds over the windows and door ensure complete privacy. Real varnished pine wood flooring throughout, with rugs in the lounge and either side of the bed.

The Sheiling Lounge

Kitchen and Dining – modern kitchen facilities, with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box, and full range of kitchen utensils (but please bring your own cheese grater if required!). Dining table for two with cushioned chairs.

Dining with a view!

Bedroom – with zip-n-link bed to make either one king size bed or two single beds, with views across Loch Dunvegan. Good quality bedding and towels provided. If you are allergic to feathers, please let us know in advance as alternative bedding is also available for allergy sufferers.

Bedroom

Shower room – with Mira Sports shower, heated towel rail, WC and wash hand basin.

The Shower Room

The Sheiling is heated by electric radiators and a wood burning stove, and is double glazed and extremely well insulated.

Facilities

  • Secure off-road parking as well as lockable undercover storage (eg. for bikes) if required.
  • Decked area with outside furniture.
  • Native woodland and access to private shingle beach within Leinish Bay.
  • Wood burning stove with complimentary basket of logs (additional supplies available from the owner or the local filling station).
  • Freesat TV and DVD player.
  • Supply of reading materials, CDs, DVDs and board games.
  • The Sheiling does not have a washing machine, but a free and unlimited laundry/drying service is available from the owner.
  • Iron/ironing board and hair drier provided.
  • Bed linen, duvet and towels are provided. Alternative (non-allergic) bedding is also available on request.
  • King size bed or two singles.
  • Electricity included in tariff.
  • Practical ‘Grow Your Own Veg’ courses for beginners available on request.

Please note that we are unable to accept pets at The Sheiling, and that The Sheiling is strictly for the accommodation of a maximum of two adults as named on the date of booking.

Transport and Communications

*There is an adequate mobile phone signal in and around The Sheiling (you are advised to check online for the signal coverage of your provider).

*We do not have Wifi  at The Sheiling, but free Wifi is available at the nearby Glendale Village Hall.

*The Sheiling, though only 7 miles from good facilities at nearby Dunvegan, is fairly remote and the local bus service is limited. It is therefore quite difficult to get around without your own car.