About Us

A Hebridean Escape - the 'Skipper's Retreat' is a unique self-build completed in 2018 offering luxury island accommodation with finishing  touches to a very high standard, with a unique 'Steam Room' on site to contribute to the added relaxation of your holiday/short break.  Offering flexibility with bookings, welcoming families and couples alike, the 'Skipper's Retreat' is your next generation of self-catering.  Unfortunately like all self-catering businesses we have been hugely impacted by COVID-19 - but we offer re-assurance with our enhanced cleaning procedures in place.

Clachan Sands

Skipper's Retreat


The Skippers Retreat is located on a Hebridean Island of the North-West Coast of Scotland, Isle of North Uist at Clachan Sands.  It is easily accessible in various ways: Leverburgh (Isle of Harris) to Berneray Ferry some six miles away; Uig (Isle of Skye) to Lochmaddy Ferry, again six miles away or a short 30-minute drive from Benbecula where daily flights are operated currently by Loganair from Glasgow.  Weekday flights from Stornoway which connects with London.  Services in Lochmaddy include small grocers shop and fuel, Post Office, Lochmaddy Hotel, Hamersay House and Taigh Chearsabagh.  There is a Co-op located in Sollas and a small café is open throughout the summer months.  There is also the Berneray Hot plate and Berneray Shop and Bistro and the stunning Coral Gift Box located in Berneray.  Skipper’s Retreat has adequate car parking space and the main bus route operated by the local council CNES is accessible from the end of the village road (Clachan Sands).  Its remote location offers many opportunities for a secluded get-away, offering stunning scenery during all seasons, a stepping stone to neighbouring islands and easily accessible to local amenities. Apart from Lochmaddy Hotel and Hamersay house the other 'local' services/shops are closed on Sundays.

Skipper’s Retreat offer the following rotation: weekly bookings from a Friday with entry from 4.30pm onwards.  Short breaks can be offered depending on availability.  Please call to discuss your requirements.