No Electric, No mobile, No telly, No Stress...
More a converted shed than a cabin, this is an unexpected open plan space. The decor is industrial meets antique. The woodburning stove makes it a cosy retreat from the world. With no internet or mobile signal it is possible to let go completely of your everyday life. Bring your slippers and a book.
The kitchen is equipped with all the basics you need for cooking meals and a gas cooker and gas fridge freezer. Yes! The toilet is indoors and flushes! This is remote but in comfort.
There are no shops or restaurants so we recommend you take everything that you plan to use including toiletries and alcohol. Drinking water, Tea and coffee are provided. If you choose to have breakfast it will be delivered the night before, either a cook-your-own fridge selection or a continental basket. We do keep a limited range of stores for sale if you need them, the prices list is available on request.
One bath towel and one hand towel per guest is provided. You might want extra beach towels. There is a good supply of hot water for showers, baths and washing up.
A small spiral staircase leads upstairs, where there is very little headroom. There are 2 enclosed bedrooms and an open master bedroom. There is a safety gate and battery lights to keep everyone safe.
Outside is a small garden area, not meant to restrict you, rather to try to keep the animals out! There is a small barbeque for which we provide charcoal.
The Point of Sleat is a remote crofting township on the southernmost tip of the Isle of Skye. It is not a good base for touring but is a perfect beginning or end to any holiday because here you can unwind completely. The deeply peaceful location is beautiful no matter what the weather and the wildlife is plentiful. Deer and Sea Eagles are seen daily and visitors have a good chance of seeing otters, adders, herons, cuckoos, owls, bats, and millions of grasshoppers! The 2 Shetland ponies are very friendly but might try to steal your sandwiches -please only give them fruit and veg but you can brush them as much as you like. We also keep chickens and cows and the neighbourhood sheep come and go as they please. There are some good trout lochs nearby and the beach is 5 minutes walk, where you can happily while away the whole day. There is good mobile signal at the beach for most networks if you need it.
The wildlife is amazing here but there are some creatures you might prefer not to meet! There are various biting insects but the midgies are the most prolific. Add insect repellent to your packing list and bring midge hoods for fishing etc. The sun and wind both keep them away. Tics are best removed to prevent Lymes disease. Scotland's only venomous snake, Adders can be seen from time to time at Point. They are beautiful and peaceful creatures that will flee if they hear you coming but you should be aware of them and give them a respectful distance as they are poisonous and we are in a remote area.
We are located at the most southerly tip of The Isle of Skye. Public transport will take you to Kyle of Lochalsh, Broadford or the ferry from Mallaig arrives at Armadale. A taxi can be arranged from any of these places. You can also drive to Aird of Sleat (IV45 8RW). We will meet you at the Aird of Sleat carpark and transport you, your luggage and your groceries to the Outpost at the beginning of your stay and take you back at the end. In between times the track is only for walking or mountain biking only. The walk takes about 45 minutes. The track is 2 miles long
We give you all the information we can but it is your responsibility to look after yourself and your children when you come here.
The peace and quiet will be interrupted from time to time by the noise of a generator or a quad bike. We are respectful of our guests needs but these are a necessary fact of life here for croft work, recharging equipment and heating the water.
Q- What do you do for light?
A- There are battery lights that will recharge by solar or USB. A USB powerpack is provided and might be useful for charging devices too.
Q-How does the fridge freezer work without electricity?
A- The fridge freezer runs off LPG.
Q-Can I drive to the door of the property?
A- No. You can leave your car in the carpark at Aird of Sleat and we will use our 4x4 vehicle to transport you and your luggage and groceries to the Outpost.
Q-What do you do for heating with no electricity?
A- The woodburning stove warms the entire space easily. Logs are provided and you can choose when to light the stove and how long to keep it burning.
Q How far is it from the Outpost to Portree?
Q- How far is it from The Outpost to the Armadale Ferry Terminal?