A brand new location for Sand & Stone Escapes, we are excited to offer Milovaig House, a newly renovated 19th century crofter’s house perched on the cliffs of the Isle of Skye.
The house has been lovingly restored to take advantage of the breathtaking sea loch views. With minimalist Nordic interiors that complement the building’s heritage, Milovaig House is a serene retreat where it’s all too easy to sit, watch, and listen to the ever-changing surrounding landscape.
The stunning views of Loch Pooltiel can be seen from every room in the house and on one side are Skye’s tallest sea cliffs with the outer Hebrides on the horizon. Eagle-eyed guests will spot whales, dolphins, seals and sea eagles all from the house and the absence of light pollution makes way for a mesmerising starry night sky. A highlight of Milovaig House are the Northern Lights that often make an appearance during the winter months.
Downstairs, the sun room offers floor-to-ceiling glass doors, perfect for relaxing by the log burner and watching the incredible landscape in front of you. There is a further snug area with TV and a sofa bed perfect for two small children. Off the sun room is the dining room, with a double-sided log burner, which can comfortably seat six. The sleek kitchen has everything you need to cook up the catch of the day from the local fishermen.
Upstairs is a double and twin room with more stunning views, ensuring a peaceful night with just the ocean as a soundtrack. The bathroom features a roll top bathtub and separate shower and is shared between the two bedrooms.
A garden surrounds the house and opens up to the wild landscape around. The Swedish-style wood burning hot tub, fire pit and decking is an amazing addition to this unique property.
Milovaig House sits on working croft land, so expect the farmer to bring his sheep most days.
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Please note, Milovaig House does not allow dogs.
Milovaig House is remote and we definitely recommend a car to get around, the nearest shop is 2 miles away and has the basics, otherwise the nearest supermarket is 31 miles away.
To drive to the Isle of Skye from west London would take approx. 12hrs, or about 9hrs from Manchester.
There are direct flights to Inverness from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Bristol or Manchester.
From Inverness you would need to rent a car, the drive to the Isle of Skye is a further 3.5hrs.
You can take the Caledonian Sleeper train which starts at London Euston to Inverness, which is 11.5hrs, then hire a car. Or change trains at Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, and then it is a further drive 1.5hrs to Milovaig.
Private parking is available on the property’s driveway where there is room for two cars.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Please note, check-in is from 4pm and check-out is by 10am.
FOOD & DRINK
– Cafe Lephin is a family-run cafe 2 miles from the house which serves tea, coffee, light lunches and homemade baked treats.
– Renowned eatery The Three Chimneys is a must when visiting Skye. The freshest ingredients the island has to offer are combined using ancient Nordic techniques and haute Scottish cuisine.
– Loch Bay is a Michelin starred restaurant where classic Scottish cooking meets the sophistication of French influences. Chef Michael Smith has created a contemporary eatery full of flavour.
– The Isle of Skye is perfect for spotting wildlife, showcasing some of the rarest and wildest species in the United Kingdom. Its far-flung location, means it stays relatively unspoilt and the natural scenery offers an abundance of things to do and see.
– There are dark volcanic and White Coral beaches within a few miles of the house.
– Fresh seafood can be bought from the local fishermen at Meanish Pier, a 5-minute walk away. The nearest shop and post office is in Glendale 2 miles away.
– You can visit the supernatural rock formations of Storr – the walk up the Old Man or Storr is a must to see the spectacular views.
– There is wild swimming in the Fairy pools in Glen Brittle, or eat at the Three Chimneys a highly acclaimed Skye Restaurant.
– A visit to the Dunvegan Castle is recommended – steeped in local history, visit the Neist Point Lighthouse or a boat trip to see the Sea Eagles.
– The local landscape is impressive with the Black Cuillins mountains, supernatural rock formations of Storr and Quiraing and stunning sea cliffs, at every turn is a new and remarkable view.
The list of things to do is endless.
- - Sun Room
- - Snug with Double Sofa Bed
- - Dining Area
- - Kitchen
- - WC/Utility Room
- - Double Bedroom
- - Twin Bedroom
- - Bathroom
- - Sea Views
- - Fire Pit
- - Swedish-Style Wood Burning Hot Tub
- - Decking Area
Swedish-Style Wood Burning Hot Tub
Private Garden & Outdoor Fire Pit
Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer
SMART TV & Netflix
Google Home Hub
No Dogs Allowed
Cot & Highchair (available upon request)