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

Call Ian Tillett on 01261 842695 or 01261 842222


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 is a modern and well equipped facility providing self-catering accommodation for 25 persons in a mixture of single accessible, twin, triple and bunk rooms. Portsoy 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 is within easy walking distance of the 17th Century historic harbour and town centre with good range of amenities. Don't miss the Traditional Boat Festival, which takes place in late June/early July each year. Credit to Allan Robertson, 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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    25: 1x6, 1x4, 2x3 (sgl), 4x2 (sgl), 1x1 (accessible)
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    From £25 per person.
  • Booking:

    Via phone and website.
  • Directions:

    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.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the walking festivals page, the Luxury Barn page and the IHUK signage page.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement


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Sail Away With Me to Portsoy

May 8th 2017

Brian Sutherland got away from it all whilst staying at the newly opened Sail Loft Bunkhouse at Portsoy on the Moray Coast.

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The Sail Loft at Portsoy is also just 30 minutes’ cycle ride from the Moray Coast Ride at Cullen.

February 10th 2020

This traffic-free route between Cullen and Buckie uses the old coastal railway line.  From Buckie, the route follows roads before crossing the River Spey on the magnificent Speyside Viaduct into Garmouth.

Why not start your  adventure on the Moray Coast Ride from The Sail Loft at Portsoy.  Modern comfortable hostel style accommodation with a seas view.

bike at The Sail Loft Hostel at Portsoy

Grab a Paddle in Cullen Harbour as part of the Moray Walking Outdoor Festival, 2019

May 30th 2019

Just five miles from the modern self catering accommodation at The Sail Loft in Portsoy .

Cullen Sea School is a brand new hub for watersports including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, coastal rowing and dinghy sailing. As part of the Moray Walking Outdoor Festival, they are offering a number taster sessions including, rowing, kayaking and paddle boarding.   We’ll also show you the workshop where the boats you’ve just enjoyed were built and restored. A fully integrated experience and lots of fun.

Find out more about the Festival and all its event here.


Stay at “one of the world’s top twelve most beautiful coastlines”.

May 17th 2019

Moray Firth Coast was rated as one of the world’s top twelve most beautiful coastlines by National Geographic… Enjoy the “outstanding cliff scenery” and “strong community feeling” as you relax in the “relative harmony” of this “pretty coastal village”… lit up by the eerily fascinating glow of the Northern Lights.

The Moray Firth Coast is described as “A popular vacation spot for more than a century, this coast offers outstanding cliff scenery and maintains a strong community feeling. Seasonal and year-round residents appear to live in relative harmony. Tourism keeps pretty coastal villages economically afloat as Scotland’s fishing industry declines.”

However, the aspect that fascinates me most of all, in this charmingly beautiful corner of the country, is the Northern Lights- often seen around the Moray Firth Coast, including in Portsoy.

The Sail Loft is the perfect base to bask in the mystical charm of Portsoy, as based right on the shore, there is a front seat view of the tranquil scenery and Northern Lights! Furthermore, you can relax in luxury in our delightful outdoor hot tub and tended wild garden space, and our BBQ facilities means you can really enjoy the show.

The Sail Loft Bunkhouse is more than just a place to stay – come and learn traditional skills including boat building, rope/sail making, music, song and dance!

The Sail Loft Across The Shore. Credit - Allan Sutherland
The Sail Loft Bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Firth Coast

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