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The West Nest

Isle of Skye, Highlands

Peaceful rural retreat on the Isle of Skye with a minimalist Scandi-style interior and beautiful sea views.

  • 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
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£1250-1900 per week

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

How to book

The West Nest is owned and managed by Gordon Shaw.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Gordon Shaw.

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The highlights
  • Located near the most westerly point of Skye with views over the rugged natural landscape and out to sea.
  • There is parking for up to four cars, the house has half an acre of private land, and you're not overlooked in any direction.
  • Carefully designed, Scandi-style interior with luxurious furnishings.
  • Cosy living space with a wood burner, supply of logs and wonderful views.
  • Outdoor deck area with sea views, a fire pit and seating.

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  • Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
  • Not suitable for pets.

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The detail

Tucked away in the hills in the northwest of Skye, The West Nest is the perfect spot to unplug and reconnect with the outdoors. Surrounded by the island’s rugged natural beauty, the simplicity of the minimalist, modern interior complements the landscape. This pretty holiday cottage enjoys beautiful sea views and sleeps up to four guests.

The interior has been styled in a contemporary, minimalist way but with a big comfy sofa in front of a wood burner and luxurious bedding that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a west-facing living and dining room where you can sit and have dinner while watching the sunset over the sea. Or, throw a few logs in the log burner and put your feet up after a busy day exploring the island. There’s also access to an outside decking area from this room which makes the most of those sea views and has a fire pit and some seating.

There is a well-equipped kitchen which has also been carefully furnished with the fittings and cupboards in dark colours complementing the natural tones of the wood of the work surfaces. You’ll find all the equipment you’ll need, including an induction hob. There’s also a boot room, perfect for any wet and muddy shoes and coats and the rest of your outdoor gear.

There are two double bedrooms, both with luxurious king-size beds. These are relaxing spaces with warm lighting and crisp fresh bedding to sink into. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and there’s also a shower room for the use of the second bedroom.

The Isle of Skye is a haven for those who love the outdoors and those looking to reconnect with nature. In the area around The West Nest, there’s plenty to do, from walking out to Neist Point Lighthouse on the most westerly point of Skye, to a day out at Coral Beach, to exploring Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. The West Nest is also next door to Skye Weavers, who literally choose the wool off the sheep's backs and turn it into luxury textiles, all by pedal power! There are a few of their items throughout the house, and guests are encouraged to give them a visit and see the service that they offer.


A little further afield and you could tackle the walk up to the Old Man of Storr which will reward you with some spectacular views. Or, brave the crystal waters of the Fairy Pools in Glenn Brittle which are popular for wild swimming. There are two whisky distilleries on Skye, Talisker and Torabhaig, both of which you can visit, and some wonderful restaurants, such as the award-winning Three Chimneys.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
  • Underfloor Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Cooker
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
Bed/Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Television
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
Outside
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
Nearby
  • Beach (sea)
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Walking
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wildlife
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain Biking
£1250-1900 per week
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

The West Nest is owned and managed by Gordon Shaw.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Gordon Shaw.

Request To Book
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  Nearest Airport
Inverness Airport - 3 hours

Detailed pricing info

Winter short breaks £200/night. Four Night minimum.

£800 for a four night stay.

£1250/Week in Low season, Winter (festive weeks priced separately)
£1400/Week in Mid season, Early Spring and Late Autumn
£1900/Week in High season

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