Ploughman's Rest is situated in the beautiful village of Torrin with stunning views of Blaven and the Red Cuillins. Torrin is 7 miles from the main village Broadford where you can find the local shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. A great place to get an early start for adventures into the cuillins and boat trips into Loch Courisk and the Small Isles.
“Ruarie was a great host and the location is perfect for seclusion and easy access to plenty of hill walks. The kitchen space is perfect for cooking meals. The winds were quite heavy at night but the heating kept it nice and cosy. Would definitely recommend!”
With wide, open views out to the Isle of Rum, life in Sweeney's bothy is cosy, simple and completely relaxing. The bothy has everything you need - a wood burning stove, a small but well equipped kitchen, a super-comfy double bed, a table, an armchair and a library snug with an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, maps and books about Eigg. Sweeney's Bothy sits beneath the cliffs of Cleadale in the north east of the Isle of Eigg, a community owned island with spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. Climb to the top of the incredible and unique Sgurr of Eigg for truly fantastic views. Paddle or swim off the magical Singing Sands or in Laig Bay. Then return to Sweeney's, eat and sleep well. Perfection.
“For anyone looking to connect back to the simple life - Sweeny’s Bothy is the place! such a delight. Wonderful location. Everything is provided for to make your stay most memorable on Eigg! Loved the stove, you can get couried up into the reading corner - literally spend hours there! I went to Sweeny’s to get my head around a current Art project- I think I found a hidden gem, I’ll be back. Just being there helped my flow. Eigg is tranquil, with so much to see around ever corner. Sunsets and views where incredible. There is so much to find out about the island history, the library is a great extra to an already well thought out space. Did I mention the outdoor shower!! It’s great. A trip here to Sweeny’s will be brilliant in every way.”
See the sunrise over the scottish mainland, feel the wind in your hair and the grass between your toes. Come and relax in our beautiful quirky off grid shepherd's hut. Our hut has its own internal bathroom and shower with modern compost loo. Relax in a comfy armchair and light the wood burning stove for a relaxing evening. We have everything you need - double bed, bathroom, kitchen, armchairs, a cosy woodburner and outdoor seating.
“This is the most wonderful place to stay. We arrived with canoe and bikes in tow (very easy to take both on the ferry to Rum) and had the most wonderful time. Fliss met us at the ferry and took our bags. The CalMac man suggested a good place to tie up our canoe and off we went for a bike ride across the island. When we returned from a magical trip watching red deer, golden eagles, assorted other wildlife and fantastic flora we went straight to the Shepherds Hut which exceeded our expectations. Beautifully made, sensitively decorated, ecologically sensitive. The pillows were fantastic, lovely cotton bedding and the bed very comfy. The view from the windows are mesmerising. Sitting watching the endless changes in the pattern of light and shifting shapes on the loch. We were entertained with fish jumping, the swallows swooping down on the water, herons wading and the pied magpie throwing their finds down to the ground to break them open. When evening came the sound of the Manx Shearwaters coming home to roost is extraordinary. All this without even leaving your bed! We made a canoe voyage around the island to another beach, cycled and walked to Kilmory Bay, the same to Harris and a whole lot more. We went with food to self cater - however did not need to have done this as the community shop is extremely well stocked. The community hall provides meals as does Fliss. Another time we would take less. This is the perfect place to explore or simply relax and read or begin that book you had always intended to write. It would make the most wonderful place for a honeymoon. I could wax lyrical for while longer - however enough to say I couldn't recommend this highly enough. ps if you are worried about the midges - Skin So Soft and a midgie hat works (they are provided). Thank you Fliss.”