Relax & be surprised! Spacious apartment with woodburner 5 mins from the beach
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The place my kids became kids again!!
We were a family of 4 (kids are 13 & 11) and stayed here for 4 nights. The accommodation is basic but much larger than we anticipated. It was very comfortable and had everything we required to have a lovely stay. The beds were all comfortable and we slept soundly each night.
The gas stove, along with the log fire provided perfect cooking. The kitchen is stocked with basic utensils but we kept our meals to very simple dishes and often used the top of the log burner to boil the kettle or cook the dinner on. The kids loved it!!
We did walk back to the car each day which took about 40mins and was exactly 1.7 miles. It is quite undulating so walking boots would be recommended.
The beach is minutes away and is beautiful. White sand and clear waters. There was a fire pit someone had made previously so sundowners here with a fire would be very magical!
You do need to bring all your food and drink with you as there really is nothing close by at all. Laela provides tea and coffee and there was washing up liquid and hand soap in the bathroom.
There was plenty of hot water and an abundance of logs to keep the fire going as long as we needed it on.
There are 2 small bedrooms upstairs along with a mezzanine area which has the main bed. The mezzanine area looks over the kitchen. Upstairs is accessed by a spiral staircase so a torch is advisable if you need to frequent the WC during the night!! There are fairy lights which are solar battery operated which lasted about 5 hours before running out each day. Just remember to place the solar panel near the windows to recharge it for the next evening.
The fact there is no electricity, WiFi or phone signal at the property was amazing. We became a family again and completed jigsaw puzzles, read books and played board games together without the distraction of modern technology. My kids went off on their own and climbed the mountains, explored and loved feeding the ponies and chickens which roamed freely. My kids really became kids again and found their imaginations again!!
We would highly recommend this place if you want something basic, beautiful but with a real rustic charm to it!!
Thank you for your detailed review. We are delighted that you and your family found your stay at the Outpost so relaxing. The experience of leaving tech behind is one that many families find rewarding. We were especially touched that your boys said they would choose this holiday again! We will certainly welcome you back anytime!
A perfect place to be away from the rest of the world.
This place is a perfect spot to be completely off grid. Exactly as described. A great wood burning stove to keep you warm at night and a few candles. Sadly we only had two evenings but were treated to the whole milky way on one of them with a few shooting stars ; absolutely wonderful. We walked for 6 hours during our one day exploring around the point and had the small coves to ourselves and nature. Our hosts were the most delightful family and so thoughtful. We wisely choose the option of a meal one evening and were treated to a michelin feast. What a place; come and see for yourself and engage with nature.
Thank you Andrew for your lovely review! I am very glad you enjoyed your stay so much and that your meal was so appreciated! You and Louise were lovely guests who we would be glad to welcome back for another visit sometime. Thank you also for the book. I'm so glad you finished it and left it for my enjoyment!
Pearl of Skye
Stunning views, hand built harbor, tidy cabin and above all extremely hospitable and welcoming hosts - Laela and her family. Loved every bit of the whole experience and felt like we were visiting family.
Got kids away from their devices and have some adventure; they enjoyed the beach, the hikes, playing with friendly ponies (Olaf and Echo), baby chicks and sheep.
Anyone planning to stay here, I would highly recommend trying Laela's super delicious soup and fish pie :)
Thanks Laela for sharing your little paradise with us. Kids miss the Outpost already !
Thank you Muhammad for your lovely review! I am glad you and your family had an enjoyable time together. You were lovely guests and we would be very happy to see you again if you ever get the chance to come back.
Not fit for holiday purposes. Not up to nat standard.
I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. The Outpost is very different from traditional B&Bs but I do try to make these differences clear in the listing. I also welcome any questions before you arrive.
The Outpost may not have suited your family but other visitors have given very positive feedback.
Really all I can say is that I wish you had voiced your dissatisfaction at the time so we might have been able to resolve any issues.
A bit of paradise on earth...
Everything was just perfect, we truly fell in love with the place! We loved to climb the mountains around and swim in the see, not to mention the Land Rover ride and the two friendly poneys. Laela and her family are truly wonderful hosts, and our only regret was to have booked only four nights. We're looking forward to coming back!
Thank you for your lovely review Julien. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I am so glad you enjoyed our part of the world so much. We will be delighted to welcome you back.
Fantastic stay away from everything!
The landscape is beautiful, the owners are wonderful and we felt home from the first second. What do you want more
Thank you, Daniela. We are glad you felt at home and had a relaxing break. We will be very happy to see you again next time you are in Scotland!
The Outpost is a completely different B&B experience. A remote rural wildlife retreat in the Scottish isle of Skye, good for unwinding but not a good base for a touring holiday. There is no electricity or phone signal so you can leave your everyday stress behind. There are battery lights and a solar charger for devices.
There is good mobile signal for most networks at the beach if it is needed.
Located at the end of a 2 mile track, 45 minutes walk from the tarmac road, the outpost offers a complete break from the day-to-day. You could forget every worry here.
We will provide transport on the first and last day of your trip. We will meet you at the carpark at IV45 8RN and transport you, your luggage and groceries to the Point of Sleat for your stay.