Red & Black Cuillin, Sligachan
Red & Black Cuillin, Sligachan

8 Herbusta is a traditional crofter's cottage located in Kilmuir on the Trotternish Peninsula in northern Skye boasting exceptional views across the Minch towards the Outer Hebrides.


The cottage is well-equipped, comfortable & is ideal for any group to embrace the splendour of Skye. With enticing, panoramic views from each window on the first floor, guests will find two bedrooms & a bathroom.


The ground floor has a farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, a relaxing lounge with wood burner, a shower room with WC & a utility room.


A spacious garden lies to the front, a wonderful place to unwind, absorb the sights & the tranquil atmosphere after a hike along the coast & maybe even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.


Within easy walking distance is the Skye Museum Of Island Life, traditional thatched cottages & artefacts offering a taste of life for the crofters in bygone days.


The area is rich in wildlife & rare birds, including majestic golden eagles which regularly soar overhead. This is a walker's delight & as your cottage is ideally situated at the north end of the wild Trotternish Peninsula, close to the Quiraing & the Fairy Glen, there are plenty of options for exploring on foot.

You'll instantly feel at home in our home from home cottage. We provide all the amenities you need for a relaxing retreat.


The cottage can accommodate 4 persons - 1 king-size bed in the main bedroom & 2 single beds in the twin room.


The amenities include -

  • Off-road parking [additional space in large lay-by opposite]
  • WiFi
  • Telephone [incoming calls + emergency calls only]
  • Wood burner [please note logs & kindling are not provided]
  • AGA
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Microwave
  • Microwave oven
  • Induction hob
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • 2 x 3 seater sofas
  • 42" Sky TV + Sky Cinema, Sky Sports & BT Sport
  • Home theatre system
  • Selection of DVDs, books & board games
  • Towels, bedding & blankets provided
  • Highchair, cot & stairgate available [on request]
  • No smoking
  • Sorry no pets


*Note - Several steps lead down to the cottage making it unsuitable for wheelchair users or anyone that may struggle with steps.

Arrival time for entry to the cottage is Saturday 5:00 pm or after.


Departure time is Saturday 10:00 am to allow the cottage to be made ready for the next guest.


Some 6 miles away is the nearest village Uig where facilities include a Post Office, a grocer’s shop, a pub, a restaurant, a petrol station & the ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides. Portree, the island's capital, is a further 15 miles south where all the amenities you would expect from a small town can be found.

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8 Herbusta, Kilmuir ISLE OF SKYE

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Throughout October & November of 1886 the crofters of Kilmuir were forced to take action by refusing to pay the extortionate rents claimed by the landlord. In response the authorities brought in by sea a force of 250 marines & 50 policemen to serve summonses on the crofters. The events that then unfolded are told in the following reports...


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