The location of this B and B is perfect, on the shores of the picturesque Loch Harport with Glen Brittle and the fairy pools just 20 mins drive up the road and right in the awe inspiring shadow of the Cuillin Mountains. Also, the Talisker Distillery is just 2 mins walk down the road.
Upon arrival we were welcomed by some hens, who would go on to provide our eggs for breakfast, and Marcella, who was most friendly and treated us to tea and home made cakes almost as soon as we had settled in to our room.
Marcella had great local knowledge and was quick to provide us with hints and tips to make the most out of our time on the Island.
The home was beautifully decorated and oozed with the atmosphere of the highlands, local art and photography featuring all the great views of the highlands and Isle of Skye.
The lounge was equipped with guide books and maps for visitors to plan their days whilst the sound of soft Gaelic music played in the background.
The room it's self (the Edinburgh room) was en suite and extremely comfortable. Again the décor was highlighted with subtle touches including shells and pebbles, from the shores of Loch Harport and other suggestions of the surrounding landscape outside the windows.
Breakfast was extremely generous with a choice of cereals and fresh fruit or porridge served with blueberries and a full Scottish breakfast.
We stayed for two nights and upon our return on our second day from a long hike around the Quiraing, we were greeted by yet more freshly home made cake! Which was MOST welcome!
You wont find a better B&B in the Highlands or anywhere for that matter! Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wilmar is a 1920s croft house in a picturesque loch-side setting in the settlement of Carbost, home to the famous Talisker whiskey distillery. Set in a charming garden and traditionally furnished, Wilmar's two bedrooms come with a homely welcome and high standard of accommodation. Nestling at the feet of the Cullin mountains, most parts of the island are within an hour's drive and Wilmar is ideally placed for walkers, cyclists, climbers and sightseers alike. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilmar Bed & Breakfast Carbost, Isle Of Skye