Isle of Skye

Green Pastures Cottages, 11 Gillen, Hallin, Waternish, Isle of Skye, IV55 8GR - Tel +44 (0) 1200 446722

Welcome to Green Pastures Self Catering Cottage, Waternish, Isle of Skye

Welcome to Green Pastures, our wonderfully cosy self catering croft cottage, with its stunning views over the sea to Trotternish and the Outer Hebrides. The cottage is located at Gillen, a tiny crofting hamlet on the Waternish peninsula in the north of Skye.

There is a safe garden with seating and a vegetable patch, as well as 6 acres of croft land to run about in!

Comments from Guests

'Super stay, the cottage is great - very well kitted out and superb shower! How can you tear yourself away from those views! Saw a Minke Whale & 2 Sea Eagles, Red Deer and fawn in croft - just BRILLIANT!!!' Jean & Chris, Worcester.

The stunning views and cosy cottage have made this a soul nourishing time indeed! Last night the Milky Way was hovering overhead and this morning the clean warm sunshine and sparkling sea made us never want to leave. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We will long remember our time here and the solitude and quiet beauty will help to carry us through the chaos of Cairo.' Gerry Kathleen & Anna - San Antonio Texas & Cairo.

'Have had a wonderful time - next time we're coming for a month! The house is lovely - well appointed, comfortable, bottle of wine much appreciated, views fantastic. The stars at night are stunning' Sarah & Mark, Sheffield.

'I think I've just found Paradise! Fantastic cottage and location. That view! And on a clear and starry night, wow. Thanks again for a get away from it all holiday, sad to be leaving.'
Alan, Yorkshire Dales.

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your lovely cottage, with its great view, delightful fireplace and well appointed kitchen. Plus, that shower is fabulous! Thanks for making your special cottage available.' Lisa & Christopher, Washington DC.

'Roe deer and baby in croft, a group of dolphins on 28th June and a couple of harbour porpoises on 25th June, a very nice cliff walk from the cottage. we loved our stay here, very nice end to a holiday!.' Peter & Ide, Bilzen, Belgium.


The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms; one a king size double, the other a spacious twin room. There is a large lounge with a wood burning stove, a brand new fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, and a newly fitted bathroom with large rainshower over the bath. The cottage also has a boot room/utility room, and a spacious entrance hall. As well as the wood burning stove, the cottage is warmed by oil fired central heating, plus under floor heating in the kitchen and bathroom.

Double Bedroom
Rain Shower
Twin Bedroom

1x Double bedroom (with king size bed).
1x Twin bedroom.
1X Large lounge.
1x Fitted Kitchen (with breakfast bar).
1X Fitted Bathroom (with large rainshower over bath).
1x Boot/Utility room.
1x Spacious entrance hallway.

Sorry, for the comfort of all guests we do not take pets and ask you not to smoke.


January & February - £450 per week.
March - £500 per week.
April - £575 per week.
May - £650 per week.
June - £700 per week.
July & August - £850 per week.
September - £700 per week.
October - £575 per week.
November & December - £450 per week.
Christmas & - New Year £600 or minimum £500 for 3 or 4 days.

Changeover day is a Saturday.

The price inludes:

Terms & Conditions

We ask for a deposit of 25% of the booking fee on booking and the full balance is then payable 6 weeks before your stay. Payment should be made by cheque to H M Shaw at the address below, or can be made by Paypal. If you do have to cancel we cannot refund your payment unless we can re-book the accommodation. We strongly advise that you take out travel insurance.


Open all year round.

Location - How to Find Us

Once on Skye, take the A87 to Portree and continue on the A87 through Portree to Borve. At Borve take a left turn onto the A850 signposted Dunvegan and Waternish. Continue on this road through Edinbane and approx 5 miles after Edinbane take a right turn onto the Waternish peninsula on the B886. Continue on this single track road through Stein and follow the road round to the right at Stein. In the small village of Hallin take a right turn signposted Gillen and Geary. Follow this single track road up over the hillside and approx 500 yards after the school on the left take a right turn signposted Gillen. The cottage is the 6th house along on the right.


Map showing location of Green Pastures Cottage

Map showing location of Green Pastures Cottage.

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 Views & Locality

Green Pastures situation
Dawn from the Cottage
View from Cottage


Write to:
Helen Shaw
Merrybent Hill Farm
Catlow Rd

Tel +44 (0)1200 446722

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