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The Hillside Hideaway

Near Carbost, Isle of Skye

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The Hillside Hideaway is a chic, modern retreat that sits on its own in a dramatic hillside situation looking out over stunning Loch Harport, just half a mile from Carbost on the scenic Isle of Skye.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: HI-30420-P
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi

The house has been built right into the hillside to make the very most of the incredible view and it has good green credentials with its air source heat pump and unusual ‘living roof’ where various plants grow. Once inside the amazing vista is quite captivating and is showcased by huge floor to ceiling windows that have been used on two whole sides of the main living area to draw you in the minute you enter.

At the heart of the living area is a warming wood-burning stove and comfy seating to curl up on with dining behind and a neat kitchen area with a little utility room off it. A snug/office area has been set up behind the stove as an extra hideaway that is the perfect place to sit and read a book.

Doors lead from the dining area out to a wonderful deck that has further seating to admire the water from and is a lovely spot for enjoying some sunshine.

The master bedroom is colourful and luxurious with a TV and a spacious en suite bathroom with a double sink and the choice of a bath or a separate large walk-in shower.

Outside is a large gravelled parking area with a large turning area, room for up 2 cars and steps that lead down to the front door.

Map & Local

Just down the road is the famous Talisker Distillery (0.5 miles), the oldest working distillery on Skye that was built back in 1831, where tours explaining the fascinating process of how the fine single malts are produced are available, followed by a tasting session.

Essentials can be picked at the small grocery shop in walking distance in Carbost (0.5 miles) and the Old Inn there is a good place to stop off for a drink or meal that, if timed right, may coincide with one of the live performances from local musicians that they host.

From the pontoon that is visible from the house SeaSkye’s seafari trips head out to a choice of destinations. Visit the most westerly point of the island at Neist Point with the chance to see basking sharks and perhaps even minke whales along the way or head out across Loch Bracadale to the impressive McLeod’s Maidens sea stacks.

One of the highlights of any holiday on Skye is a trip to the wonderful Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillin mountains with their gorgeous clear waters and impressive waterfalls that flow down from the River Brittle. Climbers will find plenty to amuse them as there are 11 different munros within the Cuillin range to ‘bag’.

Over in Talisker Bay (5 miles) is a lovely sandy beach that just begs to be explored with its unusual mix of white and black sands (formed from nearby black basalt) that merge to form a striking grey colour. Wildlife is abundant on Skye with the chance to see otters, foxes, red deer and perhaps even golden eagles and magnificent white-tailed sea eagles.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Open plan living room with wood-burning stove, Smart TV, electric double oven and halogen hob, fridge, dishwasher, etc (10 steps down to front door from parking area)
Utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer
Master double bedroom (king-size) with TV and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by air source heat pump (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (wood not included). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £1,250.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £1,295.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £950.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £850.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £950.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £750.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,250.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,295.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £695.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £850.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £950.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
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31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
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28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Stunning views and very well equipped. We enjoyed our week at The Hillside Hideaway and would highly recommend.


It is hard to leave the house when the view out of the windows is that stunning. It was the perfect place for me for one...

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Lovely cottage. Very well equipped with fantastic views. Would definitely recommend


Hillside Hideway is in a breathtaking location with amazing ever changing views over the sea loch. The property is perfe...

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Lovely cottage. Good location


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