Rural Isle of Skye retreat

Kilbride Loft has been furnished with quality and style to ensure all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish, modern space.

The loft has a king size bed and open plan upstairs area with settee, TV, internet, kitchenette, dining table and lots of storage. The kitchenette has a sink unit, kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave, two ring induction hob and mini-oven.

The French doors open onto the large wooden balcony, which is a great place to take in the mountain views while enjoying a coffee or something stronger!

Downstairs there is an entrance hall, shower room, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge.

Access is via a key case. Check-in is 4pm and checkout is 10am.

About the location

It is located in the quiet crofting hamlet of Kilbride on the Isle of Skye, where sheep and cattle roam freely.

Kilbride is surrounded by the famous Red Cuillin hills with views of the dramatic Bla Bheinn (Blaven) ridge.

Abundant local wildlife includes red deer, buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters, seals and dolphins.

Shops, restaurants and fuel are 4 miles away in Broadford.

The loft is a short walk from Loch Slapin, a sea loch, and the lovely bay of Camus Malag, with stunning views of the Small Isles, Bla Bheinn (Blaven) and the red Cuillin hills.

Kilbride is located in the old district of Strath, an area rich in geology, pre-history and archaeology.

High Pasture cave, one of Scotland’s foremost archeological sites, is just a 15 minute walk away.

Also close by is a pre-Christian standing stone, known as Clach na h-Annait (“stone of the chief or church”). This stone is believed to have been part of a Neolithic stone circle.

Skye has many activities for the photographer or outdoor enthusiast. These include hiking, hill walking, mountain climbing, camping, fishing, boat trips, kayaking and open water swimming.

The property is located on the route of a well-known 11 mile circular walk which passes through the deserted villages of Suisinish and Borreraig. These villages were abandoned during the Highland Clearances.

In good weather, regular boat trips run from Elgol to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin mountain range. Loch Coruisk was voted by National Geographic as one of the 10 most beautiful locations in the world.

Marine life such as seals, porpoises, dolphins and whales can often be seen on these boat trips, depending on the time of year.

Skye also has many art and craft galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Nearest electric vehicle (EV) charge point is in Broadford Co-op car park and there is a fast-charge point on the Skye bridge. There is no EV charge point at the property.

Public transport on Skye is limited., there are buses from Broadford to Elgol and / or Glasnakille.

There are regular Citylink buses from Broadford to various destinations, e.g. Inverness and Glasgow.

The nearest train station is 15 miles away at Kyle of Lochalsh.

The nearest airport is Inverness- approximately 100 miles, or two and a half hours drive, away.

There is a regular ferry service between Mallaig, on the mainland, and Armadale on Skye in good weather. Armadale is about 30 minutes drive away.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Kilbride (HE42673)

Isle of Skye,   Scotland

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 2) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Yorkshire
Open to offers, minimum stay 3 nights

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 04 Feb 2025