CeÚl a' Chuain Longhouse, 23 Camuscross, Isle of Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV43 8QS Tel +44 (0) 1428 681646

Welcome to CeÚl a' Chuain Longhouse, Isle Ornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye

CeÚl a' Chuain Longhouse is a modern, architect-designed house sitting on the shores of the Sound of Sleat, with stunning views to the hills of Knoydart on the mainland. It was designed by award-winning Skye-based architects Dualchas, who believe in building traditional style homes which are appropriate to their surroundings, but which are modern both in terms of their interior design and in their use of energy-harnessing technology. The house is incredibly sunny, tracking the passage of the sun throughout the day and year. The combination of oil-fired central heating and wood-burning stove together with modern insulation keeps the house cosy regardless of conditions outside.

CeÚl a' Chuain Longhouse, Isle Ornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland, Tel 01428 681646


The house has three double bedrooms; a double and a twin at each end of the ground floor and a twin up a steep flight of stairs on the first floor. One of the bedrooms is en-suite, with a bath and shower. There is a second shower room downstairs, which has a wet-room style shower.

The open plan living and dining area has wooden flooring throughout and with floor to ceiling glass doors, it allows constant views across the Sound of Sleat to the Knoydart Peninsular. The doors open out onto a long deck and the garden, perfect for relaxing on Skyeís sunny days or for stargazing at night. The living room has double-height ceilings to give a strong sense of spaciousness, with a small galley above containing exercise mats and yoga ball. The living area has a wood-burning stove, a Sony computer/video player and Freesat TV and DVD player. There is a Bose sound dock for your music and wireless internet throughout the house.†The dining table can comfortably seat up to eight people.

The galley-style kitchen is perfectly stocked for keen cooks with a full range of appliances, pans and utensils.†There is a large Smeg gas hob and electric oven, a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.

The house comes with a supply of firewood and coal. Sheets, duvets and towels are all included, as are electricity charges. There is a phone which you may use for local calls only, please.

Dining Area

Dining Area
Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom

Twin Bedroom



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1x Double bedroom (with en-suite).
2x Twin bedded rooms.
1x Bathroom (with bath and shower).
1x Shower room.
1x Galley-style Kitchen.
1x Lounge/dining area.
1x Galley.
1x Decked area at front.
1x Garden with barbecue.

Maximum guests up to 6No PetsNo SmokingPrivate Parking

Users should note the house is not suitable for children under 5 for safety reasons.

No smoking indoors. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs or any other pets in the house.

Tariff/Prices 2015 (per week)

20th December 2014 to 2nd January 2015  £1,150
3rd January to 20th March   £700
21st March to 22nd May  £825 (except Easter week 4th April to 10th April) £900
23rd May to 28th August  £950
29th August to 30th October  £825
31st October to 18th December   £700
19th December 2015 to 2nd January 2016   £1,150

We require a deposit of £120 to confirm your booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before the booking start date.


Open all year round.


The house sits right on the shore of the Sound of Sleat, so is a perfectly relaxing place to sit and enjoy the ever-changing views, either out on the deck watching the birds and enjoying the stillness of the bay or inside savouring the warmth of the wood-burning stove.†The Eilean Iarmain hotel and Am Praban bar at Isle Ornsay are only a short walk away if you don't feel like cooking, otherwise the kitchen is well stocked with all the pans and utensils required for a keen cook to make the most of the local produce.†The bay and nearby beaches are perfect for gentle walks or kayaking (you need to bring your own) and in warmer weather the swimming is wonderful.

Should you wish to travel further afield Skye is an ideal destination for many activities, including:

Location - How to Find Us

The longhouse is on the Sleat Peninsula in Camuscross Bay on Isle Ornsay 9 miles south of Broadford (main shops, hotels, restaurants), 15 miles south of the Skye Bridge. Skye can be reached by car over the Skye bridge, or by train either from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh or Fort William to Mallaig, followed by ferry to Armadale, 8 miles south of the longhouse. If you are coming from London, there is an overnight sleeper from Euston to Inverness. The house is just a short walk from the hamlet of Isle Ornsay (award winning restaurant, pub, shop, whisky tasting centre).

By Road

To get there via the Skye Bridge, cross the bridge and turn right at the roundabout. Travel north on the A87 towards Broadford for about 7 miles. At the junction with the A851 turn left for Armadale. After around 9 miles turn left signposted for Isle Ornsay and Camuscross. At the T-junction by the letter box turn right and continue for half a mile. When the road forks at the next letter box, take the left-hand fork down to the bay. The house is the first drive on the right.

By Boat

If you come via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry, travel up the A851 towards Broadford. After about 6 miles turn right signposted for Isle Ornsay and Camuscross. At the T-junction by the letter box turn right and continue for half a mile. When the road forks at the next letter box, take the left-hand fork down to the bay. The house is the first drive on the right.

From Easter to October you can take a small car ferry from Glenelg on the mainland to Kylerhea on Skye. It might not be the quickest route, but the drive over to Glenelg is beautiful, and the ferry crossing is a magical way to start a trip to Skye.

By Train

Whether you travel from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, or from Fort William to Mallaig, you will experience a fantastic train journey. The Jacobite Steam Train runs to Mallaig from May to October, a thrill for steam enthusiasts and Harry Potter fans alike (the train puffs over the Glenfinnan viaduct, used in the Harry Potter movies).

By Air

The nearest airport to Skye is at Inverness, about a two and a half hour drive away. Inverness is served by carriers from all over the UK, and car rental is available at the airport.

Car Rental

There are several local car rental firms, which can pick you up at either Kyleakin or Armadale.


Map showing location of CeÚl a' Chuain Longhouse

Map showing location of CeÚl a' Chuain Longhouse.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

The View & Locality

Looking across to Mainland

Looking across to Mainland
View from the Cottage

View from the Cottage

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle
Highland Cow

Highland Cow
Waterstein Head

Waterstein Head
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Late Availability & Special Offers

Still Available - Wks Commencing 27th June
Also, Wk Commencing 11th July. A 15% discount on quoting 'graham's gift'.

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