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Cheviot Sheepskin Rug (Tùs - Vatten Farm)

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This gorgeous and large sheepskin is from Cheviot sheep, bred in Vatten Farm on the Isle of Skye, just eight miles from our tannery in Waternish. 

The Cheviot fleece is long and durable, very dense and warm, and makes really beautiful sheepskin rugs.  

These rugs will keep warm and comfy for years to come and prove easy to look after,  They are a creamy white colour (no sheep is truly white) and quite large, at least 95cm long and 65-70 wide. 


The Cheviot is an old breed which traditionally lived in North East England and the Scottish Borders.  Known for its resistant nature and ability to graze on wild moorland year-round, it proved well suited to the Highlands when introduced in the 1790s.


These Cheviot sheepkin rugs come from Vatten Farm, a family croft with a passion for rearing animals in a sustainable way and producing excellent meat sold to the best Skye restaurants with little to no miles from farm to plates.  Find oure more: Vatten Farm (

To keep your sheepskin looking as good as the day you bought it, restore the texture of the wool from time to time using a metal brush or comb. On the back of each sheepskin, you will find a stamp detailing whether the fleece is washable or dry clean only. For a spot clean or refresh, use a damp cloth and our Woolly Fresh Spray. Use the latter sparingly.

Washable sheepskins

You can hand wash or machine wash your fleece on a wool cycle at 30 degrees Celsius with a wool-specific soap or our Woolly Wash. Dry in the shade and do not expose the leather to heat. When dry, shake vigorously and rejuvenate the pile using a brush.

Dry-clean sheepskins

Your rug should be brushed regularly to keep the fleece in good condition, this is especially important if you have a longer staple rug. If you do spill something on the rug it can be spot washed, taking care not to wet the leather, and then dried slowly. Talk to a reputable dry cleaner, who will have experience of leather and fleeces.

Orders are usually dispatched within 2 working days of receiving your order, except where the item is made to order. In this case, please check the description on the item.  We use tracked services for all orders.  Tracking information will be sent to you via the courier.  International tracking emails usually come through 48 hours after notification of dispatch. 

We usually expect UK parcels to arrive 3 to 5 working days from dispatch using a 48-hour delivery service.  EU and US orders should take 7 to 14 working days and further afield to within 7 to 21 working days. If you require more information please contact us.

Free shipping to anywhere in the UK for orders of £150 and over.

Shipping is calculated at checkout when you enter the delivery address.  We ship worldwide.  

EU customers will be offered the option to pay duties & taxes at the point of purchase or to pay a shipping only rate. 

Please note that, with a shipping only rate, you will have to pay in-country tax and custom charges on arrival.  Although we offer a tracked Express service with DHL, custom checks may delay delivery and unless a duty paid service is available, in-country customs charges will apply.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused during custome checks, these are unfortunately outwith our control. 

For more details, visit our Delivery Information page.

UK customers:

Exchanges and returns can be made within 14 days of receipt of the goods, without affecting your statutory rights. To request a return or exchange, please return the (unworn/unused) product using the returns form provided in your parcel to our Skyeskyns Waternish address. The original postage fee will be deducted from the refund issued, except in instances where the item is faulty, defective or sent in error. Products exchanged are sent out to you free of charge. 

Overseas customers:

Please contact the office for details.

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