Number 10

Isle of Skye

An inspired and inspiring escape by the sea. Find deep comfort and daring design in the top-notch apartment; step out to wild Skye


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


There’s a rare beauty here: open croftland fringed by Loch Dunvegan’s bays (a single track leads you to the sea) and rugged cliffs with views over Coral Beach to the Outer Hebrides. Glimpse eagles, deer, dolphins and otters on windswept walks in all directions.

Number 10 is a modern extension to Diana and Alan’s traditional crofthouse and studio but you have your own entrance and garden so feel nicely private. Cook the trout you’ve caught that day on your Ghillie Tour in the top-notch kitchen or snuggle up near the wood stove with a wee dram picked up from Talisker Distillery, a 40-minute drive.

If you want to dip your toes even nearer the sea, the ‘hide’ is a small cabin tucked into the hillside. It’s fun to fire up the barbecue but there’s no need to cook if you’re not in the mood, there’s an excellent eatery a 10-minute drive away and it’s only 15 miles to Michael Smith’s Michelin star restaurant in Waternish.

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We think you'll love

  • The cinematic views panning slowly over the waves
  • That Diana and Alan are happy to run you to the nearest good restaurant
  • Your very own snug ‘hide’ on the shorefront
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Home truths

  • It’s an adventure to get here and takes some planning
  • This is not for urban animals – there’s not much to do if you don’t like nature
  • You’re a 20-minute drive away from the nearest shop


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


  • 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
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season. Not suitable for children or dogs.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £143
Weekly price
from £1000
1 House for 2
From £1431 bedroom


No.10 is a superb get away from it all hideaway. The welcome we received from Diana and Alan could not have been more warm. The accommodation is beautiful and very well equipped. Lovely relaxed evenings spent enjoying the view of Loch Dunvegan through the sitting room's huge window, kept very cosy by the log burner. An excellent base from which we visited the Talisker distillery, walked in the Cuillins, explored the coast and dined at the excellent Three Chimneys Restaurant. A brilliant holiday.


Our stay was simply the ultimate self catering experience. A beautiful , cleverly designed cottage in a stunning setting. We lacked nothing including the warmest welcome from Diana and Alan and such helpful advice whenever it was needed .


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The neighbourhood

The beach is a short scramble from Number 10 and with the cosy ‘hide’ on the shore you can spend a happy day fishing and mucking about on the water before warming up by the wood-burner. A visit to the ‘broch’ behind the house is a must - impressive Iron Age structures found mainly on the Islands and Highlands. You’re a 20-minute drive from Dunvegan with its well-stocked shop so you should probably arrive with a few supplies to top up your generous welcome hamper. Dunvegan’s castle and gardens (9 miles) are worth a visit as is a trip to the local artists' collective, that’s if you can tear yourself away from the exhilarating walking.

Local points of interest from Diana Mackie

  • We are ten minutes from the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant, and we are always happy to take guests to dine. And now we have Michael Smith at Lochbay restaurant Waternish thirty five minutes away with a Michelin star!
  • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland.Beautiful gardens and intimate seal trips from the castle in small open boats that will take you practically in touching distance.
  • Mitchell Partridge [Skye's Ghillie] offers exclusive guided Wild Walks, tailored to the guests' fitness levels. Angling services. Tuition for the novice or intermediate, all equipment provided. Basic bush craft and survival skills.
  • Information for all levels, from the intrepid walker to the afternoon stroller. Ordinance survey maps for the whole island available at Number Ten. A favourite walk is to The Coral beach, suitable for most levels of walkers., clear blue sea, white Coral.
  • Boat hire for small parties or individuals to take you to seabird nesting sites while viewing whales and dolphins. Or be dropped off on a small island for the day.
  • Finally we have to mention Jann's cake shop, a chocolate lover's paradise twenty minutes away. Amazing pastries plus a variety of breads, one of which is waiting for our guests on arrival - just one of the items in our extensive welcome pack.


Diana Mackie

Alan (a percussionist, who can arrange courses if you wish) and Diana (a landscape artist) live and work all year round on Skye from their home and studio attached to your house. Diana’s artistic vision and background in design is visible throughout Number 10: the stained glass windows in the bedroom, the bed head made from old whisky barrels and the tables are all her designs. After making their life here many years ago they are fully immersed in the landscape and are passionate about sharing this enchanting place with guests.