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 double, twin and quadruple 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    From £23 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, has a pub within walking distance and is on 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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Latest Blog about The Sail Loft Bunkhouse

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 in 360 degrees!

December 19th 2018

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.

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Come and stay by the coast and build a boat!

March 17th 2018

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

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Some of my very favourite things.

August 12th 2017

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 Bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Firth Coast

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