Greshornish Estate was originally the property of the MacLeods of Gesto, one of the oldest families on Skye, who could trace their descent back unbroken to Harold the Black, Jarl of Iceland, and from him, back, more speculatively, to the Norse God Odin himself!
The last in the main line of descent was Kenneth MacLeod who died in 1869. He left Skye as a young man to seek his fortune in India. In the course of a colourful and eventful life he became a very wealthy man, and he returned to Skye to buy the Estates of Greshornish, Orbost and Skeabost.
“We did some fishing from the little boat and had a roam about on the vast estate. We felt free from the hassles of modern day life and had a really refreshing break. The sightseeing is incredible. We both agree we would like to have stayed longer.”
Mr Darbyshire, Preston.
More about Greshornish…
Greshornish has much to offer the naturalist. The surrounding area abounds with wildlife; take a look out the window to catch a glimpse of the renowned sea eagle, watch the mischievous seals and porpoises play at Diubeag or take a stroll to the mouth of the Red Burn to spot the illusive sea otter.
Guests are welcome to explore the estate and surrounding land. Excellent coastal and hill walks can be found from the doorstep of any of our 4 cottages. The walk to Greshornish Point is particularly popular with outstanding views over Waternish to the left, Trotternish to the right and the mountains of Harris out to sea.
For those with an interest in history, the ancient fort of Dun na h-Airde can be found at Greshornish Point. Keep an eye open for the hut circles and sheilings as well as the ruined township of Diubeag; all of which stand testimony to Skye’s rich and tragic history.
Greshornish is home to our herd of Aberdeen Angus beef suckler cows and flock of Hill Cheviot sheep. For this reason we would ask you to please ensure that your dogs are kept under strict control; particularly during lambing season – between mid April and late May.