Walking and Climbing

Skye is a paradise for walkers of all abilities. Calath is situated only nine miles from Sligachan and ten miles from Glenbrittle, both popular access points for various walks in the Black and Red Cuillins. Ascents of these peaks are a great challenge for experienced hillwalkers and rockclimbers, whilst gentler walks can be enjoyed into the corries around their base. There are also many spectacular coastal walks in the area when the clouds are down.

Museums, Castles and History

Skye has a rich and romantic history, from plentiful prehistoric remains, through the many castles dating from the times of clan warfare, to the famous escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie aided by Flora MacDonald, and the tragic clearances.

Wildlife and Boat Trips

Skye has a denser population of Golden Eagles than anywhere else in Britain, and these have been joined in recent years by the even larger and more magnificent white-tailed Sea Eagle. Both these birds can be spotted in the area around Carbost and Glenbrittle. Buzzards and herons can often be seen from the kitchen window in the house.

Other Outdoor Activities

The list of other activities than can be enjoyed on Skye are endless. It is a world-class location for kayaking (Whitewave Outdoor Centre can arrange), cycling (hire available), pony trekking and horse-riding (again, centres available), sailing, diving (centre at Stein) and even golf on the 9-hole course at Sconser.

Eating Out

In recent years, Skye has become renowned for its fine restaurants and sea-food with a lot of the businesses doing their best to use locally sourced ingredients. Locally,The Old Inn in Carbost is only twenty minutes walk away serving the usual pub grub, the Sligachan Hotel is nine miles away, also serving pub meals and has a huge range of malt whiskies. The world-famous Three Chimneys restaurant is near Dunvegan, whilst Portree has a great range of dining options.


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Reviews and Comments

"Your accommodation is excellent and very well equipped, the location is stunning. We had an absolutely fantastic honeymoon and we loved the Isle of Skye. We both agreed however that we probably wouldn’t come back to Skye if it were not for your accommodation, simply because we would like to try other locations, as long as your accommodation is available however, we will be back, Calath really did make our honeymoon."

Jon & Leisa

"We had a great stay here & think your place is fantastic.We hope to come back in the future & will certainly recommend your place to anyone coming to Skye."

Karen & Malcolm

"Having returned from your beautiful house in Carbost, Isle of Skye, we just wanted to thank you. For us, ‘Calath’ was a very comfortable, relaxing home from home – everything we could have wished for in a holiday home, and more, with stunning views from almost every window! Will be in touch again soon to hopefully book another week (or maybe two) for next year"


"Remiss of us not to email before BUT a big thankyou for our stay at Calath. It was a brilliant house and more than brilliant location; the Cuillin views were stunning and have I got some good landscapes on my Nikon."

Ron & Beryl

"Just wanted to let you know we've had an amazing week in Skye and absolutely loved the cottage! It was by far the nicest self-catering accommodation we've ever stayed in and loved every minute - you're a very lucky man to own such a gorgeous place! Thanks very much - we'll be back!"

Janine and Steve

"Carolyn and I arrived at Calath tonight and found it to be everything we were expecting and more. Thanks very much indeed. We got here in the dark so the views await! Great place."


"Just thought I would let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at Calath. We had a simply wonderful time and it more than met our expectations. Thanks also for putting in the stair gates! I expect we will try to come back at some point!"


"Just a short message to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at the house in Carbost. The place is beautiful and the house amazing and unique. We are all are glad that we chose to stay there this summer, and hopefully will be able to go back again."


"What a fantastic house! The Cullin view is amazing. We had great weather most days and the few showers there were only made the sky look fantastic.We would like to rebook for next year. Could you let me know which dates in August you have available – the first two weeks would be good for us."


"We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderfull holiday at Skye in your stunning holiday home Calath. The pictures on your website were very promicing and everything was just like we hoped it would be. The house was very clean and well kept. We were lucky to have very nice weather so we could see and do a lot! We can certainly recommend it to friends and family if anyone should plan to go to Skye! Thanks again"


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