The holiday home “Manish” lies approximately half a mile before the village of Carbost on an 8 acre croft which has been in the MacCaskill family for over 70 years. It was a working croft up until 20 years ago and is now used mainly for sheep grazing. The name “Manish” is from a village on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, chosen because of the strong Harris links with the family.

Manish is at the junction leading into GLENBRITTLE (10 minutes’ drive) and the Cuillin Hills which boast eleven Munros along its ridge and mountaineers and hillwalkers experience some of the most challenging rock climbing in Europe.

There are only a few sandy beaches to be found on Skye, the two main ones are within 10 minutes’ drive of “Manish” and the first of these is in GLENBRITTLE where the sea looks over onto the inner islands of Rum, Canna Eigg and Muck. The second Beach is in Talisker Bay: Leave “Manish” and turn right towards CARBOST, at the junction before you go down the hill to the village, fork left and follow the signs to Talisker. This beach looks over the Inner Hebrides towards Uist and Harris.

Drive the 8 miles towards Portnalong and as far as the road will take you to Fiscavaig. On a clear day you will see stunning views across the Minch to the Outer Hebrides, Uist and Harris.

The village of CARBOST is located on the Minginish Peninsula on the West Coast of Skye. Carbost is a small village with a village shop, post office, doctors’ surgery, primary school and inn. Also located within the village is the world famous Talisker Distillery. Carbost is within easy reach of the Cuillin mountains and the surrounding area is renowned for its walks and wildlife, making it a popular area for the outdoor enthusiast.

There are two golf courses within 30 minutes’ drive (Sconser and Portree). Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the Clan Macleod is 20 minutes’ drive towards the village of Dunvegan.

The island capital, Portree, is 18 miles from the cottage where there is the Island Heritage Centre. AROS has a vast array of information on Skye and its history and also a very relaxing restaurant where you can enjoy a meal.