Scottish Government Licensing of Self-catering accommodation.

Since opening The Library and The Lodge we have always complied with all relevant health and safety requirements. We applied to Highland Council for the new Licence to operate in August this year. As yet we are still to hear whether the Licence has been granted.

We believed it was too much of a risk to ask prospective guests to place bookings without the Licence being secured. Failure to be awarded a license would mean that bookings have to be cancelled and refunds given. Whilst that might be a very small risk, we wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone. We understand how important holidays on our beautiful Isle of Skye are to our visitors.

As soon as we are granted a Licence we will open up again for bookings. So, if you like the look of us here at Strathaird House keep checking back. We hope to be able to give you a warm welcome in 2024.

Adrienne and James Carmichael



Take in the beautiful scenery and
wildlife enjoy the library and a dram.

The Library and the Lodge at Strathaird are two stunning holiday homes off the road towards Elgol and have wonderful views across Loch Slapin and towards the famous Black Cuillin. Both have uniquely beautiful period features and all the peace and quiet you could ever wish for.


Skye Time

A place where time stands still.

Strathaird can feel like a place where time stands still. Let it! Give yourself the space to slow down, unwind and switch off from the trials of life in the modern world. Allow the unique atmosphere of the Isle of Skye to refresh your body and soul. There’s no rush. Take time to discover the joy of simple things – the eagles on the wing and the otters in the loch. Reflect on the beauty in the ever-changing sea, sky and hills, fill your lungs with the fresh clean air and absorb the sound of silence.



The wonderful Isle of Skye
and Cuillin mountains.

The spectacular scenery on the Isle of Skye ranges from grand mountains to lovely sea lochs. Famous sights are as varied as the Fairy Pools and dinosaur footprints. Off the beaten track the dramatic wilderness landscapes have formed a backdrop to many films. Not far from Strathaird House is a path taking you into the heart of the Cuillin Mountains and a bit further on finds the village of Elgol where a short boat trip takes you to stunning Loch Coruisk nestled at the foot of the dramatic Black Cuillin.



Meet up with family and loved ones, enjoy some quality time – whatever the weather.

The Library sleeps four (five at a push) and the Lodge sleeps 2 making the houses ideal for families and couples all longing for a taste of the splendours of Skye but with all the comforts and luxuries of home. Both are attached to the main Georgian House which is set back from the road up a long drive . Both are surrounded by private gardens and woodland grounds whilst sitting in the middle of John Muir Trust wilderness.


Your stay with us includes:

  • A comprehensive local information folder
  • Fluffy bathrobes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • A cot and highchair on request.
  • Highland Aromatics toiletries.
  • Magazines and a selection of books and DVDs
  • Board games
  • A Selection of teas and coffee
  • Olive oil and condiments
  • Fresh produce to include bread, butter, eggs, oatcakes, milk, shortbread and a complimentary bottle of wine to toast your arrival.
  • No pets except guidledogs by arrangement
  • Limited Wifi – Please see mobile internet maps
  • A wonderfully scenic winter stay in a well equipped spacious and welcoming house. which makes it so easy to feel at home. Particularly enjoyed watching the morning sun on the hills behind followed by exploring the area on foot and in the evening relaxing in front of that log fire in the library 
    Great location for all the delights of Skye .

    Pat James
  • Classic, classy, characterful and complete, beautifully appointed, tasteful interiors combining with the dramatic views to  Blaven and the Cuilins make for an unforgettable stay. Tucked away in a most secluded yet accessible corner of Skye. A perfect blend of comfort and drama.

    William Goldie

Please email for personalised booking periods including minimum 3 night short breaks.


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