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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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Rainy Day Activities for Kids (and Dogs) on your Trip to Skye

Nobody books a holiday to the Isle of Skye expecting a week of cold wet days. We know it’s a possibility but somehow, still manage to remain optimistic in advance of the trip, despite what the weather forecast is predicting. Now it’s happened. You arrive on Skye and...

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Our Top Five Recommended Places to Eat on South Skye

When staying on Eilean Sionnach, it’s best to make your dining plans in advance, as the day is slightly dictated by light conditions and tides. To help you explore local dining in the South of Skye at a relaxed and unhurried pace, we’ve put together our top five...

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What and HOW to Pack for Your Skye Trip

You’re going to a small island. You’re going to start the adventure by climbing down some wooden steps onto a little boat or alternatively by walking across a rocky beach, if the weather dictates.

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Your Chance to WIN a Stay on Eilean Sionnach!

Snowland Journeys It takes time to access the island of Eilean Sionnach…but not as much time as it takes the children of Snowland School in Nepal to make the arduous journey home after 12 YEARS separated from their parents. Award-winning documentary Children of the...

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What to do on Skye – Tips from the locals

South Skye has it all! Many visitors arriving on Skye head straight to the bustling town of Portree for restaurants, shops and proximity to the 'top' attractions of Skye. The traveller who enjoys an altogether more 'off-the-beaten-track' experience can find exactly...

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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.