We absolutely love this property. An award-winning holiday home with great architectural sensibilities, it’s located on the Isle of Skye, the northernmost island of the Inner Hebrides – a remote and dramatically beautiful setting. If you’re looking for a holiday home in Scotland, this is a chance to rent a really unique property, perfect for couples, small families or close friends.
Hen House Isle of Skye, Scotlanddesigned by Rural Design Architects
This low-impact and architecturally stunning holiday home, overlooking Loch Bracadale on the Isle of Skye, has a long list of accolades – and we’re delighted to feature it here on BoutiqueHomes.
It was the first ever recipient of the ‘Saltire Medal’ at the Saltire Society’s 2010 Housing Design Awards. It’s also been featured in adverts, in articles in the Guardian and the Financial Times, on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, and on BBC2’s The House that 100k Built. Clearly, we have a superstar in our midst.
The house has dramatic flair, but was carefully designed to nestle into the landscape. It’s built with mostly sustainable materials and locally-sourced wood, and uses minmal energy and water. Interiors are open, with lots of natural wood and light, and minimal furnishing. The Morso wood burning stove warms the space, and the building is insulated to make it cosy all year round.
It sleeps two, with the possibility of an additional couple of guests, in two bedrooms. One is off the main living area, and the second in the mezzanine area overlooking the living room. Next to this is a small reading space, looking west across the sea to the MacLeod’s Tables.
A really great holiday home in Scotland, ideally suited to a couple or small family.
This is the sister property of another cabin in the same location.
There is wifi and a bluetooth speaker for listening to music from most smart devices, as well as a small TV with free satellite access. Water usage is very low with a state-of-the-art Swedish waterless toilet.
The house is located on the Minginish Peninsula of the Isle of Skye, nestled into a dip in front of Loch Bracadale, with views of the sea loch and the surrounding hills. Guests can walk directly out into the landscape from it, and it has close access to the island’s rocky mountains or Cuillins, which offer challenging walks and climbs.
The owners are happy to offer advice on the best routes and lesser-known places to go. These include lovely walks out to Fiscavaig bay and other secluded beaches. The area is full of wildlife, including nesting golden and sea eagles, as well as otters.
Carbost, Isle of Sky, Scotland, UK. Nearest airports: Glasgow International Airport. The nearest local airport is Inverness. The island is reached by ferry (Glenelg to Kylerheais a very scenic route) or by road bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh (mainland) to Kyleakin (Skye). A rental car is recommended. Please make sure that the GPS route you choose takes the crossing route into consideration.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Spring to Autumn.
Photographs: Andrew Lee
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Hen Housefrom £575/ wk
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.