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Kyn | Luxury Self-Catering Home | Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands


Kylerhea, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

Far, far away in a land of magnificent mountains wrapped in swirling clouds, hides a luxury retreat like no other on the mystical Isle of Skye. Settled on the island’s south easterly shore overlooking the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Kylerhea Straits, Kyn offers true peace in an otherwise busy world. Enormous skies, dramatic vistas and fresh Scottish air make this one self-catering home where all matters of life fall perfectly into place.


Built to blend with the surrounding climatic landscape, Kyn's design mimics the farmhouses which dot the hills and crofts of this unique Hebridean island. Inside, however, tradition has been thrown to the wayside. Bright whites, exposed wood and soft animal hides create a modern feel, while huge windows allow views of other-worldly mountains to penetrate the soul. For those who wish to stray far from the beaten path and into the arms of wild abandon, this luxury self-catering abode is a pure and refreshing tonic in the hinterlands of Skye.


There is no finer way to start the morning than propped up on squishy pillows, steaming mug of coffee in hand, as the mist drifts across the sea and snow-capped mountains rise beyond the heavens through the windows. With two bedrooms (one king-size and one double) in the eaves of Kyn offering such luxuries, you’d be forgiven for whiling away your days beneath the comfort of duvets. Of course, Skye must be explored and after muddy hikes or bracing wild swims, a whirlpool bath and blissful rainfall shower offer rejuvenating warmth.


Rugged, windswept and as if straight from the pages of fairytales of old, around every corner on the Isle of Skye is a scene so spectacular it’s difficult to believe real. Take a dip in the crystal-clear Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillins, taste whisky in the Talisker Distillery or wander the high cliffs and secret plateaus of The Quairing on calm afternoons. On untamed days which whip the sea foam across the land, take shelter in inns with tempting sofas next to crackling fires before returning home for a hearty dinner and lashings of the local tipple.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,750 per week, £1,350 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsTwo double bedrooms on the first floor, one with a king-size bed. One first floor shower room with rainfall shower, one ground floor family bathroom with whirlpool bath and handheld shower attachment.
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking for two cars on the driveway in front of the house. The modern kitchen includes an electric cooker and hob, larder fridge with ice box, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher. A washing machine and dryer are available in the utility room. The garden is not enclosed and, due to free-range sheep wandering the island, so please keep dogs under control.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper with local produce, Sky TV, DVD player, Sonos One with Alexa, binoculars, radio, record player, board games, and WiFi internet.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Isle of Skye

Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a unique holiday destination flaunting a 50 mile stretch of dramatic sea cliffs, glittering lochs, heather-cloaked moors and craggy mountains. As the second largest of Scotland’s islands, the Isle of Skye offers endless exploratory opportunities to discover this wild Hebridean landscape.

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Isle of Skye

Getting there

  • On the Map Kyn sits on the south-eastern shore of the Isle of Skye in Kylerhea, just over the Skye Ferry from Glenelg.
  • By Air Inverness City is the capital of the Highlands and has daily flights from Luton, Gatwick and Manchester. Car hire is available at the airport and the city centre.
  • By Boat Guests can take the ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea (Easter to October) with a five minute crossing, or Mallaig to Armadale with approximately a 20 minute crossing time and beautiful scenery.
  • By Car Kyn is a two hour drive from Inverness and five hours from Glasgow.

From the owner

“I love to sit on the veranda in the evening, wrapped in a cosy blanket on the swing, listening to the babbling of the stream that runs down from the mountain, past the house and out into the Kylerhea Strait.”

From the owner

Looking for an escape from our busy lives as criminal defence lawyers, my husband and I returned to Skye in search of a place where we could rest and unplug from the world.

We visited many different properties on the island over a 12 month period. However, when we began the descent towards Kyn and the sea and mountain vista opened up before us, we knew we had found "the place".

The house itself was unloved and had recently been occupied by an elderly lady who had lived in Kyn her whole life. Unfortunately, unable to continue living alone and with a heavy heart, she made the decision to leave and live with her daughter on the mainland.

In November 2017 we began an extensive programme of works on the house. We employed the services of a local architect and builder, and as we wanted the house to sit comfortably in the landscape we used the muted vernacular of Skye farm buildings as our reference point.

As we sat on the veranda for the first time, gazing at the stars, we agreed it was one of the best things we had ever done!

The Hilliard Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Isle of Skye with an insider’s perspective.

Unchartered Territory
To Do

Unchartered Territory

While the madding crowds flock to Portree and Dunvegan, venture to farther-flung corners of this fair isle and find beauty in somewhere undiscovered. If guests require a guide, neighbours Skye Jeep Tours can show you around.

Glenelg Inn, Glenelg Kyle
To Eat

Glenelg Inn, Glenelg Kyle

Take the Skye Ferry at the bottom of the road to the mainland and the welcoming, traditional Highland pub, the Glenelg Inn. Offering classic Scottish dishes in a cosy atmosphere, be sure to book ahead as it gets exceptionally busy!

The Cuillins 
To Do

The Cuillins 

The Cuillin Hills are the British Isles’ most formidable mountain range, a Mecca for experienced mountaineers and climbers. While the summits are no place for the novice, there are several local outfits who offer instruction.

Wildlife Watching
To See

Wildlife Watching

Along the coast is one of the best places in the United Kingdom for spotting otters and marine mammals. Spend an hour with a flask of tea watching dolphins and sharks glide through the waves between Skye and the mainland.

Guest Testimonials

This stay has been absolutely amazing! I have wanted to visit Skye for a long time and my expectations were high - it did not fail or fall short of these! The house is beautiful and the views are stunning. Highlights of the trip were seal watching, swimming in the Fairy Pools, and gazing at the mountains from the hot tub. It is a magical place. Thank you so much.

We loved watching the storms and ever-changing scenery from the comfort and safety of this beautiful house, next to the cosines of the fireplace. When the sky cleared up, we explored this amazing island. Beauty, calm and peace around every corner! We also made some friends; the wildlife hide is fantastic! Thank you for sharing this stunning house in this magical place.

The most perfect Christmas spent in the most beautiful location. Kyn was a dream to return to after long and blustery walks. You have created something truly magical here and served up some inspiration for our own project. We particularly loved how you have used the natural colour palette of the local landscape throughout the house. Many thanks.

We came here looking for peace, calm, and beautiful scenery. We found all that and much more. Kyn is beautiful and so well considered that we felt at home as soon as we arrived. Even when it poured with rain, and it did, the island´s tranquillity shone through. You may be inundated with stressed southerners now as we will be sure to recommend Kyn to all of our friends! We have met some lovely people, viewed amazing scenery, travelled challenging roads, and walked to the top of the island. We feel very lucky and well looked after, thank you.

Our stay at Kyn has been great! The view is fantastic and I love the fact that there is a vinyl player and a set of binoculars! The rooms are lovely. There is a lot of wildlife in this area, we spotted seals and even a few deer! The only problem with being here is that you have to stop the car every few seconds to take a picture, or one hundred, the view really is that magnificent! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

The house is beautifully appointed and in a fantastic location. The views are stunning and ever-changing. We have had a magical and memorable week at Kyn.

This was exactly the remote retreat that we were looking for! After many hours hiking each day through stunning scenery, it was a pleasure to return and relax, particularly with the hot tub to refresh aching muscles! We are already planning our return to both Skye and Kyn. Thank you.

What a beautiful setting! We have loved our stay here at Kyn, and have been lucky with some great weather. The Old Man of Storr and the fairy pools were truly amazing. We´ve seen seals on a boat trip, and the children have enjoyed collecting shells from the various beaches we´ve visited. Thank you!

We drove to Elgol for the boat trip to the foot of the Cuillins and Loch Coruisk. Our Vizla loved exploring the area and our son loved the stone walkway over the river. Stunning scenery! We walked to the Glenelg ferry, the staff were all so helpful and the two ferry dogs were full of tricks! We walked to Glenelg Inn for lunch which is a beautiful walk, even in the rain. Seals followed our ferry on its return, and we wandered back to Kyn for a dip in the hot tub. We loved our stay at Kyn and hope to return, thank you!

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