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We have moved and are running a new B&B in Sutherland.


How to Find Our B&B. Directions.

We are able to offer lifts to and from the station at Kyle of Lochalsh and to and from Broadford on a donation basis to cover costs if you have difficulties in making the public transport connections described below the driving instructions.

Please click here to go to foot of page to see the map and Google Streetview. We are situated in South East Skye, 4 miles west of the Skye Bridge, and 3 miles east of Broadford.

The co-ordinates for your Satnav are:

  • Latitude: 57.244884
  • Longitude: -5.834395 (please note the negative sign!)

Warning - some satnavs automatically take you via the Mallaig Ferry rather than the Skye Bridge, so check the crossing times and fares. Otherwise set your Satnav for the Skye Bridge or Kyle of Lochalsh. Do not rely on the postcode - postcode areas in the Highlands are very large and will probably end up placing you in a field somewhere!

Directions from the Skye Bridge

Follow the A87 off the Skye Bridge, turning right at the roundabout. After about 5 miles, you will see 40mph speed limit signs. Just after the signs there is a narrow bridge, and immediately after the bridge, on the left, is Ashaig Campsite. Keep going for another 100 metres and you will see three houses on the left as the road begins to bend slightly to the right, slightly uphill. We are third on the left with a distinctive parking area in front of the garden gate.

Directions from Armadale and Broadford

If you are using the Mallaig ferry to get here, simply follow the road from Armadale through Sleat until you reach the junction with the A87 just outside Broadford. Turn right and carry along the A87 for about a mile (if you are coming from from Broadford you will be on this road too). You will see the Red Skye Restaurant on your right. After this the road goes through some double bends. It then straightens out again. Carry along the straight section for about 100 yards and you will see the road dip and bend slightly to the left, with a house on your left. You will see the car parking area in front of our house on the opposite side of the road, slightly before the house on the left and the dip and bend in the road. Be careful when turning right across the road here as there is a slightly blind summit.

By Rail

There are train services between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh, and between Glasgow and Mallaig, via Fort William. It is important to allow enough time to make the connection for the last ferry if you use the Mallaig route. Bus connections are available - see below. There are also taxi services from Kyle.

By Bus

There are local bus services (telephone 01478 612622 for the most local information) from Armadale (the ferry port), and Portree, to Broadford. There are also long distance buses from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Fort William provided by Citylink. These buses go through Skye to Portree and Uig, and stop at Kyle of Lochalsh, Kyleakin, Breakish and Broadford on the way through. Please refer to the timetables for Inverness to Skye and for Glasgow / Fort William to Skye for connections between Kyle of Lochalsh, Breakish and Broadford.

To plan your bus journey, you can also use Traveline Scotland - you can click on "Plan Your Journey" or phone them on 0871 200 22 33. Please bear in mind that many placenames in Scotland are repeated - e.g. there are numerous Armadales, including the one on Skye, so you need to be very specific when contacting them or using the website, making sure that you confirm the correct location.

If approaching from the east (Kyle, Skye Bridge etc) ask to get off at the pull-in about 100 metres after Ashaig Campsite. From there walk about 25 metres and we are the third house on the left, with an unmistakeable car parking area in front of the garden gate. If approaching from the west (e.g. Broadford, Portree etc) ask to get off about 100 metres before the Ashaig Campsite. Cross over the road with care (there is a slight blind summit) and look for the unmistakeable car parking area.

Drivers of these long-distance coaches are not obliged to stop at all stops so please do be friendly to the driver when making the request!

Hitch Hiking

If you are hitching from Kyle of Lochalsh, the best place is the area leading up to the Skye Bridge about 200 metres after the Co-op store, where there is ample room for cars to pull off the road. If you are hitching from Kyleakin on the other side of the bridge, there is an old garage forecourt area, the entrances to which allow cars to pull in. If you are hitching from Broadford, there is a large car park near the Co-op, but probably the best place to hitch from is opposite the Hebridean Hotel, which is about a mile from the centre of Broadford. Do NOT stand further along than here, because there is no safe place for cars to pull in after here.

Cycling

The pavement immediately outside the campsite is a cyclepath too. It stretches from the RedSkye Restaurant in Breakish (formerly the Alba), to Ashaig Campsite. Take great care when leaving or joining the cyclepath.

The road from Kyle of Lochalsh is, apart from the Skye Bridge itself, fairly level. However, westerly winds prevail so we suggest you take a rest before this last leg of the journey! If you are approaching from Broadford or Armadale, there are a few ups and downs (not huge) on the road through to Breakish.

Map

You can also see a streetview version here.



A87 from the south east heading north west

The entrance to the house immediately before us
approaching from the south east.

Parking area for the B&B just off the A87

The parking area (on the left)
approaching from the south east.

A87 from the north west heading south east

The parking area on the right
approaching the other direction (from the north west).

View from the A87

The view across the road from the parking area

The A87 as it crosses the River Ashaig

The A87 as it crosses the River Ashaig

 

 


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