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4.6 / 5Wonderful
15 reviews

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  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Armadale Ferry Terminal
    74 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Museum of the Isles
    74 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Honesty Cafe
    3 min drive

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    About this area

    Isle of Skye

    Located in Isle of Skye, this cabin is in a rural location and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lochaber Geopark and Camusdarach Beach, while Mallaig Heritage Centre and Land, Sea and Islands Centre are cultural highlights.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Armadale Ferry Terminal - 74 min drive
    • Museum of the Isles - 74 min drive
    • Aird Old Church Gallery - 74 min drive
    • Armadale Castle - 75 min drive
    • Traigh Ostaig - 76 min drive

    Getting around

    • Beasdale Station - 53 min drive
    • Inverness (INV) - 175 min drive

    Restaurants

    • Honesty Cafe - 3 min drive

    About this property

    No Electric, No Mobile, No Telly, No Stress...a Remote off Grid Wildlife Retreat

    Adults-only cabin in Isle of Skye
    No Electric, No mobile, No telly, No Stress... The Accommodation More a converted shed than a cabin, this is an unexpected open plan space. The decor is industrial meets antique. The woodburning stove makes it a cosy retreat from the world. With no internet or mobile signal it is possible to let go completely of your everyday life. Bring your slippers and a book. The kitchen is equipped with all the basics you need for cooking meals and a gas cooker and gas fridge freezer. Yes! The toilet is indoors and flushes! This is remote but in comfort. There are no shops or restaurants so we recommend you take everything that you plan to use including toiletries and alcohol. Drinking water, Tea and coffee are provided. If you choose to have breakfast it will be delivered the night before, either a cook-your-own fridge selection or a continental basket. We do keep a limited range of stores for sale if you need them, the prices list is available on request. One bath towel and one hand towel per guest is provided. You might want extra beach towels. There is a good supply of hot water for showers, baths and washing up. A small spiral staircase leads upstairs, where there is very little headroom. There are 2 enclosed bedrooms and an open master bedroom. There is a safety gate and battery lights to keep everyone safe. Outside is a small garden area, not meant to restrict you, rather to try to keep the animals out! There is a small barbeque for which we provide charcoal. The Point of Sleat is a remote crofting township on the southernmost tip of the Isle of Skye. It is not a good base for touring but is a perfect beginning or end to any holiday because here you can unwind completely. The deeply peaceful location is beautiful no matter what the weather and the wildlife is plentiful. Deer and Sea Eagles are seen daily and visitors have a good chance of seeing otters, adders, herons, cuckoos, owls, bats, and millions of grasshoppers! The 2 Shetland ponies are very friendly but might try to steal your sandwiches -please only give them fruit and veg but you can brush them as much as you like. We also keep chickens and cows and the neighbourhood sheep come and go as they please. There are some good trout lochs nearby and the beach is 5 minutes walk, where you can happily while away the whole day. There is good mobile signal at the beach for most networks if you need it. Native Pests The wildlife is amazing here but there are some creatures you might prefer not to meet! There are various biting insects but the midgies are the most prolific. Add insect repellent to your packing list and bring midge hoods for fishing etc. The sun and wind both keep them away. Tics are best removed to prevent Lymes disease. Scotland's only venomous snake, Adders can be seen from time to time at Point. They are beautiful and peaceful creatures that will flee if they hear you coming but you should be aware of them and give them a respectful distance as they are poisonous and we are in a remote area. Getting Here We are located at the most southerly tip of The Isle of Skye. Public transport will take you to Kyle of Lochalsh, Broadford or the ferry from Mallaig arrives at Armadale. A taxi can be arranged from any of these places. You can also drive to Aird of Sleat (IV45 8RW). We will meet you at the Aird of Sleat carpark and transport you, your luggage and your groceries to the Outpost at the beginning of your stay and take you back at the end. In between times the track is only for walking or mountain biking only. The walk takes about 45 minutes. The track is 2 miles long Finally We give you all the information we can but it is your responsibility to look after yourself and your children when you come here. The peace and quiet will be interrupted from time to time by the noise of a generator or a quad bike. We are respectful of our guests needs but these are a necessary fact of life here for croft work, recharging equipment and heating the water. Accommodation FAQs Q- What do you do for light? A- There are battery lights that will recharge by solar or USB. A USB powerpack is provided and might be useful for charging devices too. Q-How does the fridge freezer work without electricity? A- The fridge freezer runs off LPG. Q-Can I drive to the door of the property? A- No. You can leave your car in the carpark at Aird of Sleat and we will use our 4x4 vehicle to transport you and your luggage and groceries to the Outpost. Q-What do you do for heating with no electricity? A- The woodburning stove warms the entire space easily. Logs are provided and you can choose when to light the stove and how long to keep it burning. Q How far is it from the Outpost to Portree? A-47 miles Q- How far is it from The Outpost to the Armadale Ferry Terminal? A-5 miles
    Kitchens offer refrigerators, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    L Winkelmann

    Speaks English, French, German

    Property amenities

    Beach

    Near the beach
    Beach towels

    Kitchen

    Refrigerator
    Cookware/dishes/utensils

    Bedrooms

    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    1 bathroom
    Bathtub or shower
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room
    Wood stove

    Outdoor areas

    Garden

    Comfort

    Heating

    Pets

    No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    In a rural location

    Things to do

    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Ecotours nearby

    General

    Sleeps 5
    Unit size: 861 sq ft (80 sq m)

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • This property welcomes adults only.

    Property payment types

    Mastercard
    Visa

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
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    5/5 Excellent

      Our first off grid holiday!

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      4/5 Good

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        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        5/5 Excellent

        • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

        Nice beach near to accommodation. We even saw one seal. It’s luxurious without electricity. Still able to cook, take hot shower and it’s in middle of nowhere. So, no noise from civilisation. Only birds, sheep and ponies. Just perfect for us.

        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        5/5 Excellent

          A perfect place to be away from the rest of the world.

          This place is a perfect spot to be completely off grid. Exactly as described. A great wood burning stove to keep you warm at night and a few candles. Sadly we only had two evenings but were treated to the whole milky way on one of them with a few shooting stars ; absolutely wonderful. We walked for 6 hours during our one day exploring around the point and had the small coves to ourselves and nature. Our hosts were the most delightful family and so thoughtful. We wisely choose the option of a meal one evening and were treated to a michelin feast. What a place; come and see for yourself and engage with nature.

          5/5 Excellent

            Pearl of Skye

            Stunning views, hand built harbor, tidy cabin and above all extremely hospitable and welcoming hosts - Laela and her family. Loved every bit of the whole experience and felt like we were visiting family. Got kids away from their devices and have some adventure; they enjoyed the beach, the hikes, playing with friendly ponies (Olaf and Echo), baby chicks and sheep. Anyone planning to stay here, I would highly recommend trying Laela's super delicious soup and fish pie :) Thanks Laela for sharing your little paradise with us. Kids miss the Outpost already !

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