Isle of Skye

Black Box Cabin

At a glance
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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x twin

Discover our rustic dwelling nestled on the Isle of Skye, welcoming up to four guests for moments of uninterrupted bliss and endless countryside vistas. An effortlessly modern homestay awaits, where a luxurious minimalist aesthetic is softened by natural tones and textures to embrace the stunning rural backdrop of our Scottish sanctuary. Set in the valley of Glendale beside the magnificent Macleod's Table, this breath-taking corner of the British Isles abundant with diverse wildlife and spectacular scenery promises an ethereal escape designed to soothe the soul.

Living and eating

The striking open-plan living space is simply sumptuous, with jet-black beams contrasting dove-grey cement flooring to create an effortlessly contemporary space. The off-white woven sofa for three is layered with charcoal throws for those who wish to stretch out in style delighting in the warmth of the wood burning stove, whilst the comfy cream armchair is perfectly positioned to enjoy mesmeric views of the open moorland.

For dining, the beautiful concrete dining table for four rests in the centre of the room with a beautiful natural jute rug underneath - a wonderful setting for savouring candlelit feasts with loved ones. The chic kitchen with stylish black cabinets has everything you should need during your staycation, including an oven with a hob, microwave, and coffee machine, whilst the lovely concrete worktops have plenty of space when creating culinary delights.

In addition, a Smart TV and a Bluetooth speaker to provide entertainment when hunkering down from the wilder weather.

You will find the washing machine and tumble dryer located in the outbuilding.

Sleeping and bathing

The master bedroom with an oak king-sized bed is filled with natural light from four large windows overlooking lush green fields. Swathed in Egyptian cotton linens and duck down bedding, this divine space promises the most blissful of slumbers after days spent roaming untouched landscapes. This lovely space comes with a gorgeous sheepskin-draped mocha armchair, two bedside tables, and a freestanding hanging rail for additional storage.

Beside the master bedroom, the gorgeous family bathroom with glorious gold detailing awaits. With an elegant freestanding bath, this room is simply made for unwinding with bubble-topped soaks.
The darling twin bedroom is a wonderful space for the little ones. The room features two beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linen in oatmeal tones, as well as a hanging rail, two side tables and a bench. There is also plenty of under bed storage.

Next to the twin bedroom, you will find a wet room for the perfect spa-like experience.

Outdoor space

With the wild beauty of Skye in every direction, spellbinding moments await in the garden of dreams. Step outside to find a wooden patio with a bistro table and four chairs, where the panoramic landscapes make for a lovely alfresco dining set up. Seek heavenly scenes from the magical bathtub for two, sipping a glass of something special with your love, or simply wrap up warm and retreat to the firepit to indulge in a dreamy evening of stargazing.

Experiences to make your stay extra special

For an extra addition of luxury during your getaway, Black Box Cabin welcomes Eolach, a private dining company offering a nine-course private dining menu at the retreat, as well as a four-hour foraging excursion with an outdoor lunch. For bespoke massage treatments, a therapist offering a range of treatments can also be arranged to visit during your stay. Please kindly contact the office directly to enquire.


There is private parking for up to four cars at the top of the drive.

Babies and children

Black Box Cabin welcomes babies and children. A travel cot and highchair are provided.


This is one of our pet-free properties.

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In the Area

Situated on the North-western corner of Skye, Black Box Cabin sits within the valley of Glendale, home to some of Isle's greatest fine-dining spots, including the world-renowned 3 Chimney's Restaurant. Other notable restaurants include the tranquil Chidakasha serving a vegetarian menu, and The Dunvegan presenting locally sourced Scottish ingredients cooked over fire. For the lovers of fine Scottish whisky, spend an afternoon at the Talisker Distillery, the oldest distillery on Isle of Skye. Whether you're hoping to spot local seals and dolphins, reach the top of Old Man Storr, or experience wild swimming in the magical Fairy Pools, the Isle of Skye has something for everyone. If you prefer to stay closer to home, you're perfectly positioned to while away your days roaming the nearby surroundings in pursuit of mesmeric sea views or curiously seeking a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis on beautifully still nights.

Uncover endless quietude, contemporary interiors and atmospheric Scottish scenery at our enchanting hideaway nestled in the Isle of Skye's untamed wilderness...

At a glance

From £1,146 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | No pets

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Boutique Hideaway

Family friendly

Fire pit

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Off the beaten track

Pet-free property

Short walk to a café or restaurant

Travel cot and highchair


Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Black Box Cabin:

Remote, peaceful location with stunning views. We felt immediately at home, loved the decor and overall ambience.
The chair in front of the window is the perfect spot for gazing at the scenery, ever changing weather and enjoying a glass of whiskey.

We loved our stay, the location is stunning - amazing views. The cottage is beautifully decorated full of thoughtful touches, like a box of toys, books to read, tartan blankets for sitting outside. We are definitely going to return.

Beautiful relaxing home, stunning views. well equipped kitchen, warm, comfortable beds and loved the concrete bathrooms.

Absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations.

The most amazing experience! Stunning property, Hannah was so helpful, small shop down the road. We just sat and watched the stars, went for walks, drank coffee and we can’t wait to come back!

It exceeded my expectations! It was beautiful, peaceful and cozy. A perfect get away from the hustle bustle stressful life. It is a must book.

Black Box Cabin is wonderfully secluded but not isolated. Overlooking a panoramic valley in the NW of the Isle of Skye, whitewashed stone crofters' cottages & contemporary cabins nestle harmonically nearby in the surrounding hills. Their magnificence is enhanced by the hundreds of sheep, some at your door.

The cabin itself is unique, clean-lined & minimalist, its blackness accentuating the surrounding rocks. The interior is spare but bright & welcoming, the generous windows letting in spectacular vistas, each like a marvelous painting on the unadorned walls. The mood is elegant with soft neutral colours, oatmeal & cream, in all the rooms. Without being fussy, the living/dining area offers comfort. The cement-topped table is impressively accommodating. A gourmet cook would be happy in the spiffy, well-equipped kitchen. Attractive pottery dishes & stainless steel cutlery are part of its appeal. The views from the inviting main bedroom, the cozy bed with its fine linens & down duvet make sleeping & waking a joy. The second bedroom, with twin beds, is equally appealing. Next to it, there is a spacious glass shower. An enormous soaking tub is also a sumptuous plus.

Our idyllic four days were too short. We reveled in the privacy, the tasteful luxury & the splendour of the landscape. We only missed an inviting reading chair & storage for our stuff. We'd return in a heartbeat.

Everything was perfect, the view was so beautiful and calming. We had a great time, the kids had fun and enjoyed it.

The Black Box Cabin is a wonderful escape. Beautifully curated on the interior and exterior. The bedding and soft furnishings were sumptuous which made for a comfortable and cosy stay. The bath outside is an incredible feature. We were welcomed by a selection of food and generous luxuries on our arrival and would love to book again in the future.

A wonderful cabin in a beautiful part of the world. We loved our stay.

Real life in the country: waking up with the sound of birds and sheep! Truly peaceful!

Lovely spot, very peaceful and cosy

We arrived at the property as it was almost dark so had until the first morning to wait to see the beauty of where we were. The house is simple but comfortable and beautifully styled. It's so so peaceful and in a fabulous location and brilliant for accessing the may stunning places around the Island. You can't get anywhere without having to drive through unspoilt scenery so you can't be in a rush!! It was my first visit to the Isle of Skye and will now go on my my top 5 holiday destinations. If you are wanting to be inspired by you surroundings, recharge your batteries, enjoy some luxurious home comforts and remind yourself what life is all about, The Black Box Cabin is the perfect destination. Just give yourself time to get there!!!! The Pett Family.

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