The Hen House experience this contemplative space designed to reintroduce you to the natural world through the sublime surrounding landscape. Peaceful and calm, perfect retreat for a couple, where undisturbed tranquil pleasure is waiting. Enquire now.

The Hen House a unique building that provides warmth, calm and simplicity. Materials have been carefully chosen to provide a tranquil atmosphere. The Hen House has been designed for low impact both in its energy and water usage. From a state of the art waterless toilet (Simploo), to a super insulated building envelope, it is comfortable whatever the weather. This beautiful building has been recognised nationally and internationally, being awarded the Saltire Medal in 2010 and in 2018 becoming part of the permanent design collection V&A Dundee. To make an enquiry go to our calendar and form. 


Accommodation The house has an open plan living area with wood burning stove. The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker and induction hob, fridge with mini-freezer, and pully maid airer. The downstairs bedroom has a  double bed, with recessed wardrobe. The bathroom has a bath with shower. On the mezzanine level there is a reading space looking over Loch Bracadale with a couch. A large Study space with views over the living area and surrounding landscape. There is fast fibre broadband and wi-fi to suit all media needs.

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Light in Scotland has a quality that I have not met elsewhere. It is luminous without being fierce, penetrating to immense distances with an effortless intensity

Nan Shepherd The Living Mountain

locality The Hen House is set within a beautiful landscape overlooking Loch Bracadale on the west of Skye. The MacLeod’s Tables and islands are laid out in a stunning panorama in front of the house. You can choose to sit and observe the weather and changing light or slide back the door and enter the landscape in a few steps. Walks along the Loch are within easy reach. Discover the Birch and Hazel woods, the burns, cliffs and beach close by. Sit a while and slowly become aware of the wildlife in the vicinity. Roe deer, Tawny Owls at dusk, Otters in the early morning, Golden Eagles, Ravens and White tailed Eagles are all nearby.  If you want more challenging walks the Cuillin are easily accessible from Glenbrittle or Sligahan some six miles from the door.

For a couple minimum stay 7 nights Saturday to Saturday. Prices for your chosen week are displayed on the calendar. Please contact us on the form below. If you require more than one double bed, as a couple, please request this on the form. There will be an additional charge. Pets only by prior arrangement.  

to enquire look at the dates you want on the calendar, already booked dates show in dark blue. Choose your dates and fill in the form below with your name and e-mail. If you need any particular information not covered on the website please write these in the message section. We will get back to you promptly. 

The Hen House 15 Fiscavaig, Carbost,

Isle of Skye, Scotland, IV47 8SN

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The Hen House:

Saltire Awards 2010Private Dwelling-New Build Category and first ever recipient of the Saltire Medal.

2010: Doolan Prize Shortlist

2018 V&A Dundee:  Part of the Permanent Collection Scottish Design Galleries.