Bothan Beileag

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs

  • Enclosed garden
  • Dogs stay free
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Why we love it

In an incredible location not far from the sea, this is an ideal space for two and their dog to explore the Isle of Skye, or just kick back and enjoy the views

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Finding their ‘dog basket’ of goodies waiting for them
  • Zooming about their enclosed garden
  • Washing their paws in the warm outdoor dog shower

Humans will love

  • Barbequing to a stunning backdrop
  • Visiting the chickens and the donkeys
  • Incredible walks in every direction

The place

Set against the most incredible backdrop, Bothan Beileag is tucked into Skye’s wild countryside – in the perfect position to experience its rolling hills, stunning views, and fresh sea air. It’s the ideal distance from everything, and nothing – with the nearest town a short drive, but your immediate surroundings being nothing but Scottish ruggedness. Take a quick drive to the nearest coffee shop, the local town or even the vet! Or walk straight off the property on one of the many walks, hikes and mountain climbs for a very happy dog. Back on site, you can while away the hours either whipping BBQ smoke into the salty air or reclining by the wood burner whilst you finish off your reading list. This is an ideal place for a couple and their hound to get away for a few days and remember how good the simple life can be.


  • 1 x Double bed in open-plan layout
  • Electric blankets


  • Bathroom with walk-in shower

Living and relaxing

  • Two soft stools
  • Wood burner
  • Initial supply of wood (extra available for £5)
  • Board games and cards
  • Local guide books and maps
  • TV with DVD player and DVDs
  • Communal living space with sofas

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen in hut including hob, kettle, fridge, tea and coffee
  • Communal large kitchen including range oven and cooking utensils
  • Microwave in summer house
  • Breakfast on arrival of milk, orange juice, eggs from their own hens, homemade bread, muesli, fruit, yoghurt and croissants
  • BBQ
  • Communal fire pit

For the dog

  • Outdoor dog shower with warm water
  • Welcome hamper with blankets, towel, shampoo, hypoallergenic treats, poo bags, bowl, and slip lead

Booking information

  • Check in 1700
  • Check out 1000
  • The first two dogs stay free!
  • Additional dogs can be accommodated by request at £10 per dog, contact our Guest Experience Team on

Optional extras

  • Washing for £5 per load - washed, dried and folded
  • Breakfast baskets for £15 can be ordered direct with the owner, 24 hours notice required. Some allergies can be catered for, please check with the owner.
  • Firewood for the woodburner is £7.50 payable direct to the owner in cash

You should know

  • This is a crofting village, meaning there are many sheep and cows roaming free
  • The owner keeps hens (in a coop), donkeys, dogs and cats. Their donkeys are behind an electric fence most of the time but may sometimes roam around
  • The estate’s donkeys, Gilbert and George, are introduced to every dog guest to ensure both parties have a comfortable stay
  • There are cooking utensils and facilities in the shared communal kitchen, but please remember to bring your own utensils if you want to cook in the hut
  • Fuel for the woodstove is included in winter: from October to the end of March, then £5 for two days fuel in summer: April to the end of September
  • Bothan Beileag is part of the Skye Shepherd Huts site, alongside Bothan Buidheag
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In the neighbourhood

  • Although this area is remote, you’ll still find a surprising number of options to eat out. Down the road is The Coffee Bothy where you'll find coffee, light lunches and cakes or try Cuillin Coffee Co. for speciality coffee and freshly baked pastries
  • Only a 15-minute drive away is Red Skye restaurant which serves seasonal Scottish fare and a selection of wine, gin, and of course, whisky, from a reclaimed 1876 schoolhouse with incredible views. Remember some cash as they don’t take card!
  • Dunvegan Castle is an hour's drive away and, although dogs aren't allowed inside, it's worth it for the nearby wooded walk. There's also Armadale Castle with a dog-friendly café and acres of parkland - dogs can go everywhere except Museum of Isles
  • One of the most dramatic and challenging walks nearby is Beinn na Caillich mountain - part of the Red Hills and 732 metres high. It’s just a 17-minute drive away and a great spot for a lengthy walk with your hound.
  • For incredible views head out to Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls. Marvel at the sight and sound of Mealt Waterfall tumbling into the sea and, in certain lights see a tartan pattern appear on the ancient cliffs. Keep your dog close as there are long drops!
  • If you’re looking for a beach, take an hour's drive out to Staffin Beach in the north. Arrive at low tide and you may see dinosaur footprints on the rocks, surrounded by black sands and the dramatic windswept landscape
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