We booked our ferry back to Skye over the phone and were waiting by the quayside for the 8pm boat only to find there isn't one on Sundays, so quick change of plan. I phoned Roddy who said if we gave him an hour he'd get one of the rooms in the chalet ready for us. I said we didn't have food (shops closed on Sundays), to which he replied he'd let the lady who runs the Post Office know we were coming and we could buy some provisions there.
We were really impressed with the chalet at £21/night each. Brilliant kitchen, lounge and comfy beds. My only complaint is that we didn't have the time to stay longer. :)
And as for the funny name of the place, No 5 Drinishader, it's the postal address as there's no street names, just the village and a house number.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- N°5 offers hostel accommodation in the Cottage and more comfortable and spacious accommodation in the Croft House. We also offer sea/loch kayaking, fishing, walking. We have bikes for hire and also camping equipment for our "paddle & camp" island camp out activity. We also serve breakfast by request, you must book ahead. We are located by the sea, overlooking East Loch Tarbert and there is a great pier for fishing, swimming or launching your own craft. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- No 5 Isle Of Harris/Tarbert, The Hebrides