The West Nest

Fasach, Isle of Skye
+44 (0)7956 673204
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Come for big skies, grand walking and hilly cycling. Style and comfort abound in this cottage set on the hillside with views to North Uist


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

With underfloor heating and a wood-burner you’ll feel cosy even if the weather is blowing a hooley – lovely to sit back on the huge L-shaped sofa and watch the drama unfold through the picture window. The colours chosen for indoors were inspired by the landscape surrounding you; hues of green, rust and black. Clever lighting illuminates a mix of modern and mid-century furniture, the kitchen is swish with kit and roomy for sharing the chopping.

It’s a generous place too: Skye gin and Talisker whisky are waiting, the logs are unlimited (you’ll find loads in the stack outside) and Ishga organic soaps and shampoos scent the bathrooms. Sleep under Richard Haworth sheets with soft wool throws from Skye Weavers – the next door neighbours. Curtains are lined and there are blackout blinds for those long summer nights.

Spill onto the decking for spectacular sunsets, light the fire pit, open the wine and watch each star turn into a blanket.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking in the peaceful hills, swimming in clear waters
  • Taking a boat trip for more dolphin and seal spotting, or a whale if you're lucky
  • Coming home to such a warm, well-designed space and unwinding with the view
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You should know

  • The island is seasonal - not everything will be open all year so do check
  • No children, no dogs


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season. Children over 12 welcome. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £170
Weekly price
from £1250
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1702 bedrooms


I’ve been coming to Skye every year for the last 10 years and The West Nest is by far the best place I have stayed within the Isle of Skye. Not only are the views outside breathtakingly beautiful, so is the inside. It’s beautifully decorated, every inch has been considered. The soft furnishes and lamps add that relaxed vibe that just instantly makes you feel calm and relaxed. The showers are amazing beautifully designed and perfect after a long hike. The kitchen is fully equipped if you’re a foodie with all the utensils and cookware that you would need. I’m already trying to plan my return

Louisa, London

Come to breathe the freshest air, watch the sky and sea around you, spot wildlife, walk for miles and come back to an extremely cosy and stylish base. Even if the weather is foul you can watch it all unfold in front of the wood-burner, the views are superb.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

It’s impossible not to unwind at the westnest. The silence, the stunning views down the glen to the sea, the occasional soaring eagle, the sunsets. The house! It’s easily the most stylish, well equipped and comfortable accommodation we’ve ever stayed in. From the thoughtful welcome pack to the supremely comfortable beds, to the cosy log burner and the lovely kitchen . We just loved everything about it and we can’t wait to return for more. Thank you.

Pippa, Lagos

We’ve always loved the north west highlands but we’ve only come across a couple of places that could truly describe themselves as “luxury”. The West Nest is one of them. The location is absolutely stunning and the situation of the holiday cottage really makes the most of the views over to the Hebrides. The house has everything you could want (including a log burner!) and we were blown away by the beautiful interior design and welcoming touches. As far as self catering goes, the kitchen was a dream to cook in. We loved everything about the house and will be back year after year.

Adeline, Glasgow

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The neighbourhood

Stride out from the door with an OS map and you'll probably only see cows and sheep all day. Lephin is the nearest village, a 15-minute walk and here you'll find a shop which sells everything and a café. Neist Point is a 10-minute drive, the most westerly point on Skye for sunsets and dolphins. Dunvegan castle is worth a gander and there are endless places for wild swimming at The Fairy Pools.

Local points of interest from Gordon Shaw

  • Our next door neighbours are the super talented Skye Weavers who create incredible textiles from local wool which will have walked past our garden gate at some point. Whats more their entire production process is powered by pedal! Definitely worth a visit!
  • A visit to Neist Point is a must! You can walk to the working lighthouse, spend an hour dolphin spotting and maybe stay around to watch the sun go down behind Uist and Harris. It's about a 10 minute drive from the house.
  • Take a walk down the hill from the house into Lephin, stop off at Cafe Lephin for a cuppa and a scone, then continue down to Loch Pooltiel before looping back through Feriniquarrie and back to the house. Allow an hour for the loop walk, plus scone time.
  • Drop Sconsor Scallops a message a few days before you head to Skye and David will literally dive out his back door and have the still living scallops waiting for you to collect on your way to The West Nest. You'll never eat a fresher scallop in your life.
  • Dunvegan Castle is the longest continuously occupied castle in Scotland and is still a private house to this day. They open the house and gardens from Apr - Oct for tours. Continue down the road to the Coral Beach for a taste of the Caribbean in Scotland
  • Other fab days out include: A boat trip with SeaSkye, Canyoning with Skye Highland Adventures, a Distillery tour of Talisker, see the Quiraing, Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Mealt Falls, Glenbrittle beach, the Cuillins, Portree..... I could keep going forever!


Gordon Shaw

Gordon was in 5-star hotel management and has a passion for design and looking after people. Dean is an aeromechanical engineer who works in renewable energy. Between them they've created this beautiful eco-friendly space. They live in Glasgow and visit as often as they can. They are keen hill walkers and leave you OS maps and good suggestions for day hikes or short strolls, all with views.