Our self catering accommodation consists of two cottages, The Homer and Buaile nan Càrn and a warm welcome awaits you here. We are a Gaelic speaking family with long established roots in the area, a wealth of history, music and local knowledge and have been welcoming visitors to Skye for over 30 years.
The location, Hungladder, from the Norse meaning 'Hunn's residence,' is a quiet crofting township situated in the parish of Kilmuir in the north of the island. It is the perfect location for a tranquil and relaxing holiday and visitors can enjoy some of the best sunsets on the whole west coast of Scotland. The panoramic view across the Minch towards the Outer Hebrides is quite simply spectacular, as are the views of the beautiful district of Kilmuir.
Kilmuir, renouned as being the 'Granary of Skye' is still largely a Gaelic speaking community and offers a real experience of island life. It offers plenty of scope for walking, fishing, cycling and bird watching and is home to Skye's only outdoor centre, the Whitewave Outdoor Centre, which offers sea kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, hillwalking, climbing and archery. There is also the Skye Museum of Island Life to visit, a superb exhibition of island life throughout the past century. Near to here you will find the grave and monument of Flora MacDonald, the Highland heroine and preserver of Bonnie Prince Charlie, situated within a most historic cemetery. These are both within walking distance (1/2 to 3/4 miles) from the chalets. For a longer treck, the ruin of Duntulm Castle, ancient seat of the Clan MacDonald, lies a couple of miles along the coast road towards Staffin. A further mile or two will take you to the starting point for a walk to Rubha Hunish, where you can sit in the comfortably bothy and watch for the minky whales.
During the summer months, day trips to the Outer Hebrides are available from Uig. Uig is only a short distance of 5 miles from Kilmuir and here there are two stores where you can buy food and essentials. There is also a Post Office, a petrol station, a cafe, a hotel, two pubs, a pottery and a brewery in the village.
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1X Double bedroom
1X Twin bedroom
1X Dining Area
1X Shower Room
Both cottages offer similar accommodation, although Buaile nan Carn is a slightly larger property. Both cottages have one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. Bed linen is provided and beds are also fitted with electric blankets. We also supply one bath and one hand towel per person.
The sitting room and dining area are combined in both cottages. Relax here and enjoy the views across the Minch towards the Outer Hebrides as well as the surrounding district. There are 32" HD LED SMART TVs (with internet access) in both cottages, DVD players, games and ample reading material.
The kitchens are modern and well equipped with fridge freezer, electric cooker, microwave oven, washing machine and dishwasher (Buaile nan Carn only). The views from the kitchen windows mean that washing up is not a chore and, in particular, from The Homer which commands a splendid view of the district of Kilmuir. The kitchen in Buaile nan Carn is part of the main living area.
Electric heaters are in every room and electricity is operated by a £1 coin meter, which will be full on arrival.
Children are most welcome and a high-chair, cot and any other essentials can be provided by arrangement and free of charge. There is ample safe playing area near by.
Time of arrival is 3.00 p.m. We ask that guests would kindly vacate the cottages by 10.00 a.m. on the morning of departure.
Although situated close together, the cottages maintain a private feel and are the perfect base to relax and unwind and to explore our historic, renowned and wonderful Eilean a' Cheo.
We regret that smoking inside the cottage is forbidden. Pets are acceptable by arrangement only and must not be left unattended in the cottage.
All year round.
From £250 to £450 per week.
Short breaks are available off season, please for further details of prices and availability.
We ask for a 20% deposit and accept cheques, cash or online payment via Paypal (we ask for a £5.00 booking fee if paying via Paypal). Balance of payment can be paid on arrival.
From the Skye bridge follow the A87 to Portree, via Broadford and Sligachan. When approaching the village centre, take a left hand turn signposted Uig and the ferry to the Outer Hebrides. After passing through the centre of Uig, turn right along the A855 towards Kilmuir for 5 miles. You will pass through the townships of Lincro and Kilvaxter and will see the local primary school and two churches on the right hand side. When you approach the Hungladder roadsign continue for a further quarter mile and you will see, on the left of the road, a sign for Isle of Skye Holiday Homes.
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Isle of Skye Holiday Homes
Isle of Skye
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