Skye Red Fox Retreat - stunning luxury glamping


Entire cabin hosted by Alex And Nicola

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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The Red Fox Retreat is the ultimate luxury glamping getaway location. A twist on the more conventional ‘pod’, the cabin features a curved wood interior entered from an arched doorway in front of which is situated a perfectly appointed king sized bed with amazing views of the Trottenish Ridge and the croft (farmland) that surrounds the property. It is warm and cosy to protect against the elements and yet light and airy. The cabin is accessed via a spectacular large undercover deck area.

The space
The Red Fox Retreat is a brand new luxury glamping cabin. This means it is compact but by no means small. The cabin is a studio format, with a kitchen area along one wall and and separate bathroom on the other.
It features a sleek and well equipped compact deluxe self catering kitchen, complete with fridge and freezer compartment, two ring induction hob, excellent combined microwave, oven and grill, slimline dishwasher, toaster, kettle, toastie maker and a Krups Nespresso Aeroccino coffee maker with a range of complimentary coffee choices. We also offer a selection of twinnings teabags, fair trade sugar and luxury hot chocolate.

It also has a bathroom with a large rainforest shower, heated towel rail and storage. We provide all towels, as well as fluffy luxurious robes for your stay. We offer a range of complimentary toiletries from The Highland Soap Co throughout the retreat which are organic, sustainably packaged and fragranced with essential oils. We provide Bumboo loo roll which is made from bamboo and therefore is environmentally friendly.

The main studio has a small dressing table area with hanging space for clothes and drawers for belongings. We provide a hairdryer and diffuser. Bags and cases can be stored under the bed to save space.

There is a comfortable single armchair and accompanying footstool. The cabin has beautiful handmade HarrisTweed soft furnishings. It also features sheepskin rugs from Skyeskins, a local luxury stockist. We have underfloor heating throughout the property so you will always be cosy!

There is WiFi and a Smart TV, as well as Bluetooth speakers which you can connect to your portable device. We have USB charging points throughout the cabin.

Perhaps the most sought after feature of the cabin is the extensive deck area, which stars an antique roll top bath restored with love from a local property on Skye. From the comfort of the bath you can sit and gaze at the stars (with or without water, or clothes!) through the glass roof or admire the amazing views. We suggest you may like to bring your swimming costume if you want to preserve your modesty!

The deck also features an open air seating area, plush rugs, cushions and blankets, hanging chair and a hammock, as well as intimate outdoor lighting.

There is an outside area with seating and a fixed fire pit. We provide a wood box containing firewood, kindling, matches, firefighters and marshmallows, which if used we ask for a £10 payment. We can provide more wood if needed.

All in all the cabin is equipped to a standard perfect for our stunning remote location and for those who want to be completely self contained, especially during Covid.

The cabin is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, elopement, anniversary, baby moon, special mini break, luxury adventure base or simply if you fancy some uninterrupted peace and quiet on your own! We welcome single people, couples, 2 friends who don’t mind sharing a king size bed and we can accommodate a baby under 18 months in a travel cot.

If making a booking for a wedding or special occasion please make a booking enquiry first or send us a message on order that we can discuss the bespoke nature and details of such special occasions. If you book direct without an initial discussion we are unable to guarantee any additional celebratory packages and services.

We celebrate all cultures, races, genders and sexualities and would expect our guests to do the same.

We work closely with theGKexperience a charity close to our own hearts that offers young people life changing opportunities to experience the outdoors. £5 from every booking will be gifted to the charity and more information can be found in your welcome pack or on our social media.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Garden view
Beach access
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 81 reviews


Where you’ll be

Culnacnoc, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Red Fox Retreat is situated in perhaps one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. The North end of the Isle of Skye is dominated by the incredible ancient landslip that now forms the Trottenish Ridge, and features sights such as the Old Man of Storr (a ten minute drive from the Retreat) and the Quirang (a fifteen minute drive) where films such as Prometheus and Macbeth were filmed. We are also a short walk (20 mins) to Lealt Falls, and a short drive to the famous waterfall at Kilt Rock (5 mins) More generally it is possible to walk from the cabin to a number of beautiful places, including short strolls or more challenging day hikes or hillwalks. We are able to make suggestions of suitable adventures. We can also suggest routes for mountain biking or water based activities including wild swimming and SUP. If you are very fortunate during the winter months you may even get a chance to see the Northern Lights dancing in the Sky!

Our nearest village is Staffin, which is a 10 minute drive away. It has two small shops, a post office and petrol pump and during the Summer months, a cafe in Columba 1400, a local Social enterprise charity and where your host Nicola works with young people. It also has an excellent takeaway, The Hungry Gull, who’s opening hours vary.

For restaurants, cafes, small gift shops, a pharmacy and a smallish supermarket we suggest Portree which is Skye’s ‘capital’, which is a 25 minute drive away. It is important to consider booking restaurants in advance as it can get very busy, and some places close for winter. Portree is a lovely town with a pretty harbour featuring multi coloured houses.

Further afield we are approximately an hour and 15 minutes away from the Cullin mountains, the beautiful fairy pools and the Tailsker Whisky distillery.

Hosted by Alex And Nicola

  1. Joined in August 2017
  • 81 Reviews
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Our names are Nicola and Alex and we live here on The Isle of Skye. Nicola is professional outdoor instructor and has worked in our local village Staffin for a charity that provides young people visiting Skye with residential experiences for 8 years. She loves getting outside, mountain biking, snow sports, paddling, stand up paddle boarding and anything fun. She’s proud of her Glaswegian roots! Alex has recently relocated here after 25 years working in leadership the charitable sector with amazing young people in Glasgow and now undertakes the day to day running of The Red Fox Retreat. She enjoys socialising, baking and cooking for others and looking after people!
We are both passionate about hospitality, welcome and the great outdoors as well as this breathtakingly beautiful place we are able to live. It has been our dream to enable others to share some of our little slice of heaven and we are proud to have built our luxurious cabin within the extensive grounds of our own property, whilst promoting a sense of privacy and isolation for all.
Our names are Nicola and Alex and we live here on The Isle of Skye. Nicola is professional outdoor instructor and has worked in our local village Staffin for a charity that provid…

During your stay

We want to give our guests a balance. As it is our home we will generally be on site to assist you in whatever way we can. We will however provide you with a number to call or text in the first instance to promote privacy for all. Should we be away for any reason, we will have a named local guest host who will be available by telephone if you need any assistance.

We operate self check in, but will pop by at some appropriate point and say hi!

We are really happy to speak to you before your stay to help with planning, or with special requests for special occasions, which we love!
We want to give our guests a balance. As it is our home we will generally be on site to assist you in whatever way we can. We will however provide you with a number to call or text…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy