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

8 Herbusta is a traditional crofter's cottage located in Kilmuir in northern Skye with a view across the Minch towards the Outer Hebrides.


The cottage is well-equipped, comfortable & is ideal for any group to enjoy the island. On the first floor, guests will find two bedrooms & a bathroom. On the ground floor is a farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, a lounge with wood burner, the shower & utility room.


A garden lies to the front, great to sit out in & absorb the view...maybe even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.


Within easy walking distance is the Skye Museum Of Island Life, with 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. Also a walker's delight, as the cottage is ideally situated at the tip of the wild Trotternish Peninsula & being close to the Quiraing & Fairy Glen there are plenty of options for exploring on foot.

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]
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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.

Check-in time at the cottage is Saturday 5:00 pm & check-out time is the following Saturday 10:00 am.


Some 6 miles away is the nearest village Uig where facilities include a Post Office, grocer’s shop, pub, restaurant, 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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