Mungo’s Den

Isle of Skye
+44 (0)1470 592734

A friendly, quirky little bolthole, great for couples or small families after fresh air and big skies. Epic walks and long beaches await


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

What used to be Portnalong’s post office is now a warm retreat with an eco-friendly vibe. Everything was rebuilt with sustainability in mind: materials were reclaimed and furniture was recycled or, in the case of the staircase, rescued from a garden and lovingly restored. 

This is your comfortable launch pad for expeditions into the Skye landscape, dominated by the nearby Cuillin Hills – few walkers, artists or photographers can resist their siren call. If walking’s not your thing, sea kayaking and fishing are easy to arrange locally. Keep a look out for otters and golden eagles, and on a clear night, you’ll get a breathtaking view of the stars. 

After all that fresh air, the good news is that the Taigh Ailean Hotel over the road has a friendly atmosphere and good pub grub, with great views of Loch Harport.

Mungo’s Den - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The quiet but not isolated location, very easy for exploring Skye
  • The characterful interior
  • The great walks
Mungo’s Den - Gallery

You should know

  • The spiral staircase may be a challenge for the less able
  • You’ll have to mind your head on sloping ceilings in the master bedroom


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available in low season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £78
Weekly price
from £550
1 Cottage for 4
From £783 beds2 bedrooms


We’ve had such a wonderful stay at Mungo’s Den! Our first night was perfect as Fiona and John managed to record the Rugby World Cup semi finals for us! The welcome box was full of delicious local treats. We've already recommended it to friends and family. The coffee hut opposite the Talisker distillery is great!

Natalie, Edinburgh

Mungo’s Den is a delight, the perfect home from home to return to after some marvellous days on Skye. Extraordinary landscapes, wonderful weather, yummy food across the road. A holiday to savour and remember.

Liz, Redhill

Skye is a beautiful place to be and this was our first visit. Mungo’s Den is magical and the perfect little bolthole. When the Zombie Apocalypse happens I bagsie this place.

Lorraine and Kevin, Edinburgh

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely property with us. We had everything we needed and the style of Mungos Den is unique and beautifully thought out. Thank you also for the generous hamper - lovely treats! We had a wonderful time in the Isle of Skye, a magical place. We found getting out by 7 in the morning and taking 'the road less travelled' we had places to ourselves and could really appreciate the peace and tranquility.

Jeanie and Mike, Aberystwyth

Despite ‘challenging’ weather, we have loved our trip to Skye and to Mungo’s Den. The stained glass window and the spiral staircase are particular highlights but all the furnishings are top notch. Walking was tricky so we indulged in galleries and cafes. All had their virtues apart from Lulu’s where her Alsatian took a liking to my thigh! Loved all the colours, the clouds and the raw beauty. Thank you, John and Fiona for allowing us to share in your dream and the unequalled grandeur of this paradise on earth.

Richard, Truro

A very big thank you to John and Fi for making our fortnight so comfortable, so relaxing. We adjusted quickly to the four seasons in one day nature of late Autumn on Skye and adopted a 'what the heck’ approach to walking. Marvellous walks and beyond Glen Brittle we usually had them to ourselves. Fabulous Den!

Louise, London

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The neighbourhood

Portnalong isn’t just about epic day-long walks in the mountains. For a less demanding outing, a ten-minute stroll gets you to Portnalong Pier to watch fishermen land their catch, and beaches at Fiskavaig Bay and Glen Brittle are also in easy reach. The Talisker Distillery is three miles away in Carbost, where you’ll also find the Old Inn and a shop for stocking up. The bright lights of the island’s capital, Portree, are a 30-minute drive.

Local points of interest from John & Fiona Middleton

  • The Cuillin Mountain range very close by.
  • Talisker Whiskey Distillery only 3 miles away.
  • Beach, forest & cliff walks with an abundance of wildlife & scenery.
  • Acitivities include: boat trips, diving, canoeing, cycle hire & horse riding.
  • Organic hamper on arrival & fresh local produce available.
  • Complimentary handmade soaps & eco cleaning products.


John & Fiona Middleton

Fiona is originally from Glasgow, and in husband John she found someone who loves Scotland just as much as she does. They bought Mungo's Den in 2012 as a holiday home to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the Midlands. The more time they spent on Skye the more they enjoyed it, so the couple moved permanently to the village of Stein, 30 miles north, where they run The Cottage Stein as a B&B.