Skye Shepherd Huts
It’s no great coincidence that Skye Shepherd Huts can be shortened to ‘SSH!’. It’s so peaceful here. A home, a henhouse, two donkeys and a pair of matching shepherd’s huts make up Janet’s characterful croft, which she tends to fervently. It’s on the edge of the small village of Heaste so the neighbours are fairly (but not intrusively) close. The views, however, are nothing short of wild and immense, with the mountains on one side and the Isle of Rum on the other.
With two huts available, Bothan Buidheag and Bothan Beileag – the more easily accessible of the two, with Bothan Buidheag further back into the croft where Gilbert and George the donkeys hang out. There’s a communal fire-pit in the ruins of a wee house between the huts and a shared summerhouse with glass windows and a microwave. A complimentary continental breakfast is included in your stay or alternatively you can opt for a cooked breakfast for a fiver per person.