A new bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Coast.


The Sail Loft Bunkhouse, Back Green, Portsoy, AB45 2AF

Overlooking the beach and across the Moray Firth this newly created bunkhouse has an absolutely stunning location. Converted from the near derelict Portsoy sail lofts, the Sail Loft Bunkhouse is a modern and well equipped facility providing self-catering accommodation for 25 persons in a mixture of double, twin and quadruple rooms.

The Banffshire Coast, also known as Scotland’s Dolphin Coast, is a perfect base for exploring this glorious part of the world. With rugged natural beauty, an abundance of wildlife, historic castles, whisky trails and more, there is plenty on offer for all to explore and enjoy. Portsoy is also just 10 minutes’ drive from the eastern end of the Moray Coast Trail at Cullen. The Sail Loft Bunkhouse is within easy walking distance of the historic harbour and town with its wide range of amenities. Don’t miss the Traditional Boat Festival, which takes place in late June/early July each year.

Credit to Allan Sutherland, Colin McLean and Tom Daly for photographs.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.
The Sail Loft Bunkhouse | A new bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Coast.

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or call Ian Tillett on
01261 842695

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Rooms & Beds:



All year.

Price per night:

From £23 per person.


via phone and website.


From A98 follow signs for the Sail Loft Bunkhouse and after passing the caravan park on the left carry straight on to the Bunkhouse, which is right in front of you.

Public Transport:

Stagecoach bus from Aberdeen and Inverness.

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance.

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Come and stay by the coast and build a boat!

Come and stay by the coast and build a boat!

Ever wanted to build your own boat? Come and stay at The Sail Loft and we can help you to do just that in our nearby full equipped Boatshed.

Situated by the shore of the Moray Firth in the picturesque town of Portsoy in North East Scotland, The Sail Loft offers self-catering accommodation with luxurious beds and bunks, carefully designed self catering kitchen and that all-important social space for relaxation after hours.

A few minutes’ walk from The Sail Loft is the Boatshed, a purpose designed and fully equipped workshop for boat building or restoration.  Come with family or friends, stay right by the shore and build you own Harbour Tender or Optimist Dinghy in just 5 days, no experience required as we’ll be on hand to help all the way.

After a fun day at The Boatshed, relax at The Sail Loft in the walled garden with BBQ facilities and outdoor wood fired hot tub.

For full details please visit our website

Some of my very favourite things.

Some of my very favourite things.

Explore the ‘Dolphin coast’ from The Sail Loft.

Some of my favourite things in the world are quoted by the website of The Sail Loft (on the Moray Firth Coast): “rugged natural beauty, an abundance of wildlife, historic castles, whisky trails”.  The Sail Loft itself is a long, long building right on the coast. It has been beautifully renovated and modernised from what was, by all accounts, a wreck. The sleeping, catering and social accommodation is what my son would admiringly call, “A bit fancy-dancy!”

This bit of coast is sometimes known as Scotland’s Dolphin Coast, which gives a bit of a pointer for the wildlife.  I also counted ten distilleries close by, not to mention all the amazing scenery to explore. I think it sounds like a great place and The Sail Loft is an ideal base to head out from and to look forward to returning to. 

The Sail loft in 360 degrees!

The Sail loft in 360 degrees!

Take a look at the Sail Loft with these amazing 360 degree photos!

The Sail Loft is a newly opened 4 star bunkhouse on the Banffshire coast is, known as Scotland’s Dolphin Coast, just 10 minuets drive from the Moray Coast Trail.  The accommodation was official opened by Charles, Duke of Rothesay on 13th June 2017.   Portsoy and district welcomed Prince Charles who was taken around the superbly equipped restored Sail Loft. 

Take a look at The Sail Loft Bunkhouse in 360 degrees with these fantastic photos


Contact The Sail Loft Bunkhouse:

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