Welcome to the Art House
Sally and Rob McDonald welcome you to 'Sandwood' Art House, a beautiful place to relax and escape the pace of modern living.
We are 5 miles along a single track road from Broadford on the Isle of Skye, where there are restaurants,Tourist Information, supermarket, petrol/diesel,bank and post office.
Sandwood is a striking, scandinavian themed wooden house in the small crofting township of Heaste. Situated 100 m above sea level, we enjoy unsurpassed views of the mainland hills of Knoydart, Loch Eishort and the Sleat Peninsula, with the island of Rum completing the panorama.
This light and airy house is less than 5 years old, features under-floor heating and is insulated to a high standard. Large windows abound to capitalize on the wonderful scenery. The interior has an eclectic mix of furnishings with works of art by local artists and Rob and Sally themselves.
In and around Heaste, you can walk along the shore to the ruined village of Boreraig. The last people left here in the 1850's during the Highland Clearances. The village also has a large standing stone from far more ancient times. It is along the way that you might be lucky enough to see a Golden or Sea eagle or an otter in the surf. If you want better views of Rum and the Cuillin you can climb to the top of Beinn nan Carn, or to the shores of Loch an Eilean, a small trout loch about half an hours walk away.
Although off the beaten track, Heaste is ideally placed to take advantage of all Skye has to offer. Elgol (40mins) has boat trips to Loch Coruisk in the heart of Britains most spectacular mountain range, the Black Cuillin. Plockton, (40mins) is a perfectly preserved fishing village set in idyllic surroundings, a great place to eat out. The Sleat peninsula, (30mins) also known as the garden of Skye has cosy pubs, beautiful woodland/coastal walks and many sites of historical interest.
Sally & Rob are only too pleased to advise guests on local walks, events and attractions.
The road to Heaste village.