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Winter on Skye

SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Summer has always been the most popular time to visit The Isle of Skye and perhaps for good reason.  In the winter, many restaurants and attractions close, the locals go into semi-hybernation and there can be less than six hours of...

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A View from Skye

Skye is a very hard place not to take pictures and videos of.  With a landscape like no other and an epic view around every corner, we’re pretty sure you’ll return from your trip to the island with quite a few snaps and reels filling up your phone… Even though Eilean...

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What’s the best way to get to Skye?

Even if you’ve been to Skye many times before, the Eilean Sionnach Crew thought you might find a few ‘tips from the locals’ useful in planning your trip to Skye. When planning how to get to Skye there are different options to consider. One thing is for sure, whichever...

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Souvenirs from South Skye

One thing many people enjoy on holiday is exploring local craft shops and boutiques on the hunt for the perfect gift to take home. On Skye, you’ll find an endless choice of unique, locally made treasures to take back to family and friends (or maybe even just treat...

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Seal, Otter or Fox…?

Spend enough time on Eilean Sionnach and you’ll stand a good chance of catching a glimpse of some of our abundant sea-life, including the somewhat elusive otter! If you see an otter on land, you might at first be excused for thinking it’s a large cat or even a fox. We...

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Meet the Owner

Angel, please introduce yourself! Hi, I’m Angel Sedgwick. My mother, Paulita Sedgwick, bought Eilean Sionnach in the mid 80s from the Fowlers, a local family who also at the time owned Isle Ornsay. She had always dreamed of owning an island getaway, and mentioned this...

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Extraordinary Escapes the book

Did you discover us when you watched the hit TV show Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig? Extraordinary Escapes the book, by Gemma Bowes has just been released and showcases many of the hidden treasures that the UK has to offer, featuring the unique and...

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The lost village of Leitir Fura

Rather than rushing all around the Isle of Skye, we really recommend that you explore the hidden treasures of the Sleat peninsula. We love the concept of ‘slow travel’ and of really getting to grips with the hidden corners, so often overlooked by the masses.

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Nollaig Chridheil or Merry Christmas!

Did you know that up here in our wee corner of Scotland, Christmas never really used to be a big deal? In the early 1900s they'd get the afternoon off to go to church but other than that, the church very much discouraged festivities around Christmas. It wasn't until...

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The Ice Twins

‘Beautifully paced, teeming with psychological shivers, The Ice Twins is a notable debut’ The Times, Best Crime Thrillers Did you know that the island of Eilean Sionnach is the inspiration for the setting of a Sunday Times Number One Best Selling Novel, The Ice Twins?...

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Use this holiday cottage as if it were your own home. Enjoy spectacular sea views and views of the Isle of Skye from every window or from the lookout point behind the house. Indoors a wood burning stove, superfast broadband modern appliances meet modern day expectations of holiday accommodation even in this remote place.