Welcome to Ornum Self Catering Cottage
I hope you enjoy looking through this website and discovering what our house and island has to offer. Ornum has everything you need for a family holiday, a romantic break or a holiday pursuing your favourite outdoor activities. We are centrally located and therefore an ideal base for exploring Skye.
Ullinish is approximately 2 miles from the village of Struan. Struan has a post office (includes cash machine), coffee/book shop, Cioch Direct (outdoor shop), small grocery store, Ullinish Lodge Hotel (5 minute walk from Ornum), churches and small craft shops, look out for their signs on the roadside.
The island capital Portree, is only 10 miles away over the single track hill road. Portree has numerous shops, restaurants, a supermarket, banks, swimming pool, library, cinema and pubs with live music. Dunvegan village is 7 miles away, which has a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and the nearby Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod. The Castle has conducted tours, gardens and boat-trips to seal colony. Situated nearby Dunvegan is Claigan coral beach, made from pieces of tiny pinkish Hebridean coral.
Ornum is situated in the quiet, peaceful crofting township of Ullinish, on my Father’s croft – the only active working croft in the area.
I was born and brought up on this croft, and it was a dream come true when I was able to build my own home – although a little biased, I think it’s one of the nicest, most scenic, parts of the island. Every window has a truly beautiful view.
The house was built and completed in 2007, and was our home until 2013. Having recently got married and started a family, we had, unfortunately, out-grown Ornum. We now live in Carbost but can easily be contacted should you have any problems, or indeed have any questions.
The Photographs – All photographs used on this site have all been taken by Alexander MacAskill, a fabulously talented local photographer. Please check out his web site for a photographic view of the island … well worth a look!