Edinbane Isle of Skye


“We loved the Croft in Edinbane Isle of Skye. Such a lovely place to come back to at the end of the day. We enjoyed fantastic views of the stars.” - Anne, Bob, Leanne and David.

Our croft in Edinbane Isle of Skye, is just over 12 acres, running from the shores of the sea loch, to the common grazing on the hill behind (where you are also free to roam). The system of distinctive strips of land forming all the crofts in Edinbane, and indeed throughout the Highlands, are known as ‘Runrig’ which was originally designed to enable everyone to a have a share of different types of land – ‘in bye’ and ‘hill’.

An ideal base to explore Skye or replenish yourself through the quiet of the croft or a shiatsu/reiki with Helen. Portree is a mere 20 minutes away and the Cuillin a magnificent 45 minute drive.

During more than 20 years in Edinbane, we (Alistair and Helen) have brought up 3  daughters and have developed a small herd of cows, a vegetable patch, a fruit cage and polytunnel and have planted 1/3 of the croft with trees.

“Our puppy and ourselves loved exploring the grounds.” - Anna, Melvin and Milo

Slow walking through the woodland walkways is magical, listening out for a variety of bird life, checking for signs of otter. It’s a delight in every season.  The croft’s grassland bio diversity is constantly changing and we work closely with Nature Scotland to manage the grazing regimes using neighbours’ sheep as well as our own cows and a friend’s pony.

A walk to the top of the croft on a starlit night may give you a glimpse of the Aurora, a shore walk by Loch Greshornish will be to the sound of curlews and oyster catchers. Pablo the pony is very friendly and enjoys a scratch round the ears.

There’s plenty of space for you to roam free.

“We enjoyed the dark skies and lack of light pollution - fantastic views of the stars” - Anne and Bob, David and Leanne