The ‘Misty Isle’ is as rich in myth as it is in documented history. From Cu Chullainn, the legendary Irish warrior who is said to have given his name to the island’s famous hills, to the astonishing tale of Dunvegan Castle’s Fairy Flag and the sheer romanticism of Flora MacDonald, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the true story that inspired the famous Skye Boat Song, the stories from and about Skye have resonated through the centuries and across the world.
With no less than 350 miles of coastline and Britain’s foremost mountain range, Skye is a formidable island which will take much more than one visit to fully explore. Beyond The Cuillins, the large northern part of the island has fishing villages, spectacular cliffs and, of course, the bustling capital, Portree.
The Cabin is in Sleat in the south of the island – an area known as ‘the garden of Skye’. Here, with easy access to the mainland via the famous bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh or the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig, Skye is all wooded coastline, rich farmland and stunning views of sea and mountain.