The “Black Shed” is located on the Isle of Skye at the foot of the Macleod’s Table mountains. The building was inspired by an old agricultural shed on the croft and painted black as a reference to the style of sheds in the neighbouring landscapes. It blends in well with its environment and its colour differentiates it from the usual white cottages. The building follows not only the form but is also in the footprint of the shed that it replaced with a corrugated roof and a polished concrete floor. Walls made of rough spruce boards keep it cosy inside – a wood burning stove, under floor heating and sheep’s wool insulation provide warmth on cold days. The open plan living room offers a stunning 270 degree view of the surrounding hills and Loch Dunvegan. With any luck you can even watch sea eagles soaring overhead and deer roaming the hills.
What to do
Ideally placed on the North West peninsula, Duirinish, is the perfect spot from which to explore the whole island. Four miles from Dunvegan where there are a selection of local stores and amenities for your immediate needs, and of the famous Dunvegan Castle and Gardens.
Why we like this house
A hideaway with fantastic view - surrounded by beautiful nature.
This house is great for
Couples and small families.
|Region/Town||UK – United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye|
|Scenery||Island, sea view|
|Number of guests||2 people (max. 4)|
|Design||Rural Design, UK|
|Special Features||The owners supply fresh home made produce and any special requirements are willingly catered for where possible.|
|Awards||IAA Award 2010|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Garden, Hiking, Island, Sea|
|Same Architects||The Wooden House, Tinhouse|