Mungo’s Den

Isle of Skye

A reclaimed spiral staircase, a locally sourced welcome hamper, organic cotton sheets: bliss! Great walks and long beaches await


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


A former post office, Mungo’s Den now shines brightly in its blue exterior. Everything was rebuilt with the environment in mind: materials were reclaimed, and the glorious mix of furniture was recycled or, in the case of the spiral staircase, rescued from a garden and lovingly repaired. Your welcome essentials are locally sourced, and the sheets are organic cotton. In the living room there are warmed tile floors, a log burner, a comfy sofa and a dining table for four. Vintage fabrics and a Bakelite phone add quirk, while the flat screen TV and iPod dock bring it all into the 21st century. The kitchen continues the recycled theme with a mix of crockery and Victorian cupboard doors; the gleaming bathroom has a roll top bath and underfloor heating. Downstairs, the bunk room is a riot of colour, with jolly cushions and Cath Kidston linen, while the mezzanine has a super king-sized bed, more gorgeous fabrics and a velux window that lets you watch the sun set. Wonderful Skye has much to offer – long, quiet beaches and walks from the door, heaps of wildlife to spot – and this fun and fabulous bolthole to return to.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Stay with us in March and you'll receive a 10% discount and a bottle of bubbly in your welcome hamper to celebrate your holiday! Minimum stay three nights. Please contact us for availability.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available in low season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £78
Weekly price
from £550
1 Cottage for 4
From £783 beds2 bedrooms


Despite ‘challenging’ weather, we have loved our trip to Skye and to Mungo’s Den. The stained glass window and the spiral staircase are particular highlights but all the furnishings are top notch. Walking was tricky so we indulged in galleries and cafes. All had their virtues apart from Lulu’s where her Alsatian took a liking to my thigh! Loved all the colours, the clouds and the raw beauty. Thank you, John and Fiona for allowing us to share in your dream and the unequalled grandeur of this paradise on earth.

Richard, Truro

A very big thank you to John and Fi for making our fortnight so comfortable, so relaxing. We adjusted quickly to the four seasons in one day nature of late Autumn on Skye and adopted a 'what the heck’ approach to walking. Marvellous walks and beyond Glen Brittle we usually had them to ourselves. Fabulous Den!

Louise, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from John & Fiona Middleton

  • The Cuillin Mountain range very close by.
  • Talisker Whiskey Distillery only 3 miles away.
  • Beach, forest & cliff walks with an abundance of wildlife & scenery.
  • Acitivities include: boat trips, diving, canoeing, cycle hire & horse riding.
  • Organic hamper on arrival & fresh local produce available.
  • Complimentary handmade soaps & eco cleaning products.