What to do

Feel free to explore the enchanting woodland, the beach at Leinish Bay and surrounding moorland – all only a few minutes walk from The Sheiling, secluded, and with garden seating provided at strategic points.

The Sheiling in winter

There are many other interesting things to do and see including:


From the croft you can watch Sea Eagles and Golden Eagles soaring along the shoreline, and Heron and other birds of prey fish in the protected water inlets nearby – or simply take in the glorious scenery of Macleod’s Tables, the Cuillin mountains, the golden reflection of the Coral Beach or the view towards the Western Isles.

From the private beach below The Sheiling, look out for seals and otters. The Sheiling grounds are a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Tip: Bring binoculars and plenty of room on your digital camera – you’re sure to use them both.


There are a number of interesting walks (of varying degrees of challenge) direct from The Sheiling, all providing stunning views and breathtaking scenery. Strong shoes or walking boots advised, and wellies are also useful. Apart from the Coral Beach, most of the beaches on Skye are quite rocky, and wonderful places for a spot of beach combing. Venture further afield from The Sheiling, and you have Macleod’s Tables, The Quirang, The Old Man of Storr, The Fairy Pools and the magnificent Cuillin mountains.


If you’re keen on fishing, just cast off from the rocky shoreline or cliffs below The Sheiling.


Loch Dunvegan is perfect for kayaking enthusiasts, and kayaks can be launched at the nearby Colbost jetty.


There are a variety of enjoyable cycling routes in the immediate area, as well as elsewhere on Skye. Secure undercover storage for your bikes is available, or hire from Island Cycles. Take a packed lunch and explore.

Places to visit:

Check out www.isleofskye.com for information on great walks, the arts and crafts scene, boat trips and local attactions.

Red Roof Cafe and Gallery: well worth visiting for real coffee, lunch or dinner, live music and beautiful artwork. www.redroofskye.co.uk

Stein Inn at Waternish: good pub food in a beautiful setting.

Dunvegan Castle and Gardens.

Coral Beach.

The Three Chimneys Restaurant: one of the world’s best restaurants, less than two miles from The Sheiling (www.threechimneys.co.uk)

Talisker Distillery.

Skye Silver.

Neist Point and Lighthouse.

Note: You’ll find maps of Skye, tourist guides and a range of other interesting books at The Sheiling.

Staying in:

Satellite TV, a DVD player, radio, board games, a range of books, CDs and DVDs are all provided. The view from The Sheiling is ever-changing, so snuggle up by the wood burning stove or relax on the private decked area. There is no light pollution here – perfect for star gazers!