Situated in the beautiful area of Skye and Lochalsh, Salty Towers Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. Situated 10 - 15 mins walk to the famous Eilean Donan Castle which can be seen from the driveway, and only 15 minutes drive to the Skye Bridge, and The Island of Skye. There you can experience The Old Man of Storr, The Quirang, The Fairy Pools and Fairy Glen, as well as Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Distillery. The nearby village of Dornie, 10 - 15 walk (same route as Castle), has a local, family run grocery shop and post office, and a Hotel and Pub which both serve evening meals. We are also situated next door to Manuelas Organic Bakery and Jo,s Pizzeria, and the newly opened Award Winning Fairytale Gin Distillery.
Overlooked by the stunning Five Sisters of Kintail, you will enjoy views from the rooms over Loch Alsh down to Loch Duich and we are within striking distance to the picturesque village of Plockton with its famous palm trees and the home of the famous Gaelic Poet, Sorley MacLean. Nearby is the village of Glen Elg, close to the secret home for many years, of the author Gavin Maxwell and his otters. Famous for many books and university papers, including The Ring Of Bright Water. There is a museum just over the Skye Bridge, in Kyleakin in his memory. Glen Elg area is also home to Iron Age Pictish Brochs, beautifully preserved by Historic Scotland, one of which is the best preserved in the UK. This village is also host to something truly remarkable..... the last surviving Turntable Ferry in the world, where it is still possible to 'sail over the sea to Skye'! A short crossing, but stepping back in time, will see you follow a part of the old 'drovers' routes... this crossing being a perilous part of the journey taking cattle from the Islands to the markets down south! Low level waterfall walks, shoreline walks, as well as high level harder climbs and long hikes, this area offers something for all, or, just simply just relax in the quietness! Not far from the NC500 route, Salty Towers can offer an extension to your trip, giving you the chance to explore this beautiful area as an added bonus. A trip to Applecross for the day is also possible, if you dare the infamous 'road'!!
We have a cosy and comfortable Twin Room with its own private bathroom just across the hallway - towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap provided. Rooms have their own TV/Dvd and Super fast Wifi. Room is £70 per night, and we are offering a 15% discount if a 7 night week is booked.
DUE TO COVID, WE APOLOGISE BUT CANNOT ACCEPT ONE NIGHT STAYS - MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS due to extra cleaning etc. We have closed the other room, therefore you will have entire use of the space to yourself, and we hope this goes some way in making you feel safe and secure regarding the virus. The entire space is santized, disinfected and deep cleaned after each guest leaves and we provide hand sanitizer at the front door. We wear masks on entering the hallway or breakfast room and ensure social distancing at all times. My husband and I might use the hallway, but we will wear masks, and confirm that we have both had our first dose of vaccine.
As you are the only guests, you are welcome to use the Breakfast/Sitting room any time as an extension of your living space. This room has a large TV/DVD player, small table top fridge, a toaster, a kettle, and as it is hard at the moment to find places open to eat, we have also provided a small microwave to make things easier for you, Feel free to heat up food in the evenings or bring back takeaway.
To ensure social distancing, I am not cooking breakfasts, but all you need is provided in the breakfast room. Bread, croissants, cereals, jams, peanut butter, butter, yoghurts, bowl of fresh fruit on arrival, breakfast bars, as well as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, horlicks, sugar, milk etc. I will also supply free range eggs that you will be able to cook for your breakfast using the microwave or small egg cooker provided. All cutlery, plates, glasses, mugs, microwave pots, chopping boards all in the room for you. I collect your used dishes from a table in the hallway in the evenings, and after breakfast, I wait until you have left for the day, to then come in with PPE, to clean and replenish your breakfast items. However I am here at all times, should you need anything at all.
Books and maps available, as well as a large TV and DVD,s for rainy days. We also have for sale outdoor essentials such as midge nets, head torches, base layers, ponchos etc - just in case you have forgotten something. We are happy to store bikes for guests and assist with drying areas, as well as helping to plan routes, organise local tours etc.
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PLEASE NOTE - the bathroom is not ensuite, but just across the hallway from the bedroom. We also apologise that pets are not permitted.