Self Catering Accommodation
This totally unique property, perfect for couples, is eco-friendly, bijou and stylish, making it a very cosy, comfortable holiday home.
Enjoy the views over the open countryside from the decking.
Energy efficient construction
The pod is of German design, built by Pod Living Ltd in the UK and uses sustainable Scottish timber and eco friendly insulation.
This combined with state-of-the-art infra-red eco heating ensures the highest standards of energy efficiency.
The property has recently been graded at 4* by VisitScotland accredited inspectors.
Open plan living space
Lounge area: With 32″ Sky TV (full package), DVD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With king size zip and link bed (which can be made to twin beds – please advise when booking).
Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.
All electric, bed linen and towels included. Internet access. We offer a laundry service upon request.
The pod has a decked patio with garden furniture, bike store, and private parking for two cars.
If you have tried glamping, take yourself to the next level with our luxury pod!
The Skye Eco Pod is available for weekly and short breaks*.
Prices start from £362 per week . Please get in touch as we may have availability.
*Short breaks only available November to March.
We are pleased to offer guests the choice of a Breakfast Hamper (including milk, bread, butter, bacon, eggs, sausage, cereal and jam) or a fresh local Seafood Platter from the Oyster Shed (see featured business below).
The mountains are calling and I must go…John Muir
Skye – An t-Eilean Sgitheanach
Skye Eco Pod is located within the peaceful scattered crofting community of Minginish where the Cuillin hills are to be found.
This hugely impressive mountain range is the spiritual heartland of the island.
Eagles are frequently seen in this area, as well as resident hares, red deer, otters, ptarmigan and so much more in the way of wildlife.
Just a five-minute walk from Skye Eco Pod, you can sample home cooked food and an excellent selection of whisky and gin in the Taigh Ailean Hotel and catch some live Scottish music at the Skyewalker Hostel.
The walking is superb for all levels, with Talisker Bay, Glenbrittle Beach, Fairy Pools, the Cuillin Mountains and so much more.
Take a sea trip from Portree to see the varied sea and bird life and also enjoy the beauty of the rugged coastline.
To the north of Portree is the Trotternish Peninsula, which boasts some of Skye’s most stunning scenery, and Jurassic fossil footprints millions of years old. Be sure to visit Staffin museum and follow the Ecomuseum trail to find out more.
A visit to the Skye Museum of Island Life in Kilmuir is also worthwhile.
To the south of the island is Sleat, where you will find ‘The Garden of Skye’.
Here you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and its lovely gardens.
Skye has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast, with hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking, pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many craft/art galleries and restaurants for a more relaxing time and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery.
Whatever your plans, we will ensure your break in Skye will be an unforgettable experience.
“Mountains of black and gold, sunsets falling over the moor…”
Dark skies in Skye…
The Highlands and the Isle of Skye enjoy some of the darkest skies in Europe.
There is little or no light pollution out-with the main population centres and the island is becoming increasingly popular for those who wish to view the heavens.
The northern lights are frequently seen from the island and an app to help you see them is now available from Glendale Skye Auroras.
Further information is available at Dark Skye.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings…Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine into the trees. The winds will blow their freshness onto you, and the storms their energy, while cares drop off like autumn leaves.John Muir
The billows break with prodigious force and noise on the coast of Talisker…James Boswell
Most people travel to Skye by road but there are good links via Scotrail ( Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh), ferry via Kylerhea, Mallaig and Uig and coach from Inverness and Glasgow. There is a daily bus service to Portnalong but we advise that a car will enable you to maximise your choice of island locations.
Please ensure your satnav does not send you by road to Mallaig at a time when there are no connecting ferries!
The main route to Skye is the A87 trunk road which runs west from its junction with the A82, Glasgow to Inverness road. This takes you over the Skye Bridge and onwards north. At Sligachan you turn left and follow the road to Carbost and Portnalong.
Alternatively, at Fort William, turn onto the A830 Mallaig road and drive to Mallaig where a connecting ferry will take you over the sea to Skye, or, follow the old military road from Shiel Bridge to Glenelg and do likewise. This will take you past Arnisdale House, the childhood holiday home of Ian Fleming and inspiration for Skyfall.
The main ferries serving Skye are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. The main route is from Mallaig to Armadale though, if already in the Western Isles, you can sail to Uig, Skye from Tarbert, Isle of Harris or Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist.
The alternative ferry route to Skye is via the Glenelg to Kylerhea ferry. This is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland and is a great experience.
Citylink operate a daily service on routes from Glasgow and Inverness to Skye. Onward transport would be required from Sligachan.
Jan Lewis, Cala Sona, Carbost, Portnalong, Isle of Skye IV47 8SL
01478 640518 | [email protected]