Waterfront Bunkhouse, The Old Inn, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SR
Waterfront Bunkhouse has been purpose-built to provide a high degree of style and comfort. Twenty feet from the edge of Loch Harport, the accommodations command breathtaking views of the Cuillins. The bunkhouse is an ideal base for hill walkers or sightseeing tourists, with spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife in the surrounding hills and glens. The bunkhouse sleeps 24 and consists of dormitory type rooms with 6 or 4 beds and one en-suite room. Upstairs there is the kitchen and common room with a balcony overlooking the loch. Full laundry facilities and showers are available (also open to visiting yachtsmen). The Waterfront Bunkhouse is about 40 mins from Broadford, 25 mins from Portree and next to The Old Inn, a traditional highland pub providing breakfast, lunch and dinner if required. Live traditional music every weekend and a welcoming open fire.This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
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24: 2×6, 2×4, 1×4 en suite.
All year, all day.
£23pp, en suite: £26pp. Sole use £500. Booking essential
In peak season booking 4 weeks or more in advance is advised (deposit required).
From Sligachan take the A863 for 4 miles then left onto B8009 for 4 miles to Carbost The Waterfront Bunkhouse is in the centre of the village next to the Old Inn public house and opposite the school
The nearest railway station is Kyle of Lochalsh. Citylink coaches (from the mainland and north Skye) drop off at Sligachan. Two local buses run each weekday from Portree via Sligachan to Fiskavaig
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…a modern, well appointed retreat… with a location and view second to none…
If you Know Carbost on the Isle of Skye at all, then you might know it for the Talisker Distillery, but a few strides back into town you’ll also find The Old Inn. Tucked away, fittingly on the waterfront, is Waterfront Bunkhouse. It is a purpose built bunkhouse which can house 24 in dorms of four and six. Upstairs, taking full advantage of the view over Loch Harport, is kitchen and common room. With its distinctive balcony overlooking the sea, the common room invites us to linger and enjoy the landscape. In my mind I’m cradling a glass of the local stuff.
The loch is, at first glance, still. Then you take in the movement of small boats; an inquisitive seal’s head; shore birds wading. The reflections of the mountains draw the eye up; the crags and outcrops reaching their full expression in the distinctive Cuillins.
There is much to explore and discover on Skye: music, dance, history, wildlife. And maybe a tour and tasting session might well be on your itinerary. The Waterfront Bunkhouse is a modern, well appointed retreat to return to with a location and view second to none.