Black Shed

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 UK – United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of Skye
Name Black Shed
Scenery Island, sea view
Number of guests 2 people (max. 4)
Completed 2008
Design Rural Design, UK
Published Wallpaper, BD
Specials The owners supply fresh home made produce and any special requirements are willingly catered for where possible.
Awards IAA Award 2010
Architecture Modern
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-4 (house/apartment), Garden, Hiking, Island, Sea
Same ArchitectsThe Wooden House, Tinhouse



  1. Ein wunderbares kleines Haus. Mit dem Blick für´s Wesentliche stilvoll und plastikfrei eingerichtet . Sonne von allen Seiten und ein unendlicher Blick in die Weite. Dazu noch eine sehr zuvorkommende Vermieterin. Mehr braucht es nicht für einen erholsamen Urlaub.
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  2. Sehr beeindruckend und erholsam haben wir hier die Symbiose von Innenraum, Landschaft und Wetter erlebt.
    Das Black Shed ist ein ungewöhnliches Ferienhaus – perfekt durchgeplant, mit vielen guten Details, handwerklich tadellos ausgeführt und liebevoll eingerichtet und ausgestattet.
    Juli 2015
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