Wilmar Bed And Breakfast


Wilmar, Carbost, Isle Of Skye, Isle Of Skye, IV47 8SR

    Wilmar, at Carbost on the Isle of Skye, is a 1920's croft house on the shore of Loch Harport. Set in a charming garden, and traditionally furnished, Wilmar offers a homely welcome, and high standard of accommodation.

    Ian & Marcella are your hosts, and provide personal attention, and high quality fare including home-made sourdough breads. We welcome all people irrespective of their race, creed or sexual orientation.
    The loch is home to otters, seals and a variety of seabirds and offers sheltered waters for exploring by kayak and canoe. There is fishing for mackerel, and other species.
    Close by the foot of the Cullin mountains, and 30 minutes from Portree the island's capital, Wilmar is also ideally placed for walkers, cyclists, climbers and sightseers alike.
    Most parts of the island are within an hour's drive of Wilmar, making it an excellent base from which to explore Skye's varied scenery and dramatic natural beauty.
    The house occupies a picturesque loch-side setting in the settlement of Carbost which boasts a shop, post office, and excellent Inn with live music and serving evening meals. Carbost is also home to the world famous Talisker whisky distillery.
    Wilmar's Edinburgh Room is an en-suite guest bedroom at the rear of the house with a view through the garden with its mature trees to the loch beyond.
    The constant rush or trickle of the burn that borders the garden provides the background to a quiet and peaceful retreat.
    You have the choice of a double or twin bed arrangement. There is a comfortably sized en-suite shower and toilet, and a sitting room with TV, DVD and video.
    The Glasgow Room is a second double bedroom overlooking the pretty front garden. Comfortably furnished it has a private bathroom with bath and shower just along the hall.
    Tea & coffee making facilities are provided in your room. Breakfast is served in the guests dining room between 7.00 and 9.00 as it suits you.

    Wilmar is just a few minutes walk from the Old Inn where highly recommended evening meals are available at a reasonable price. We think there is always something wonderful to be doing outside on Skye whatever the weather, and can offer like minded visitors the benefit of a drying room.
    Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets in the house.
    We like to serve good local produce.
    The eggs are from our own very free range hens, the plum jam from fruit trees in the garden, and Marcella bakes sourdough and other bread. Marmalade is made at home too, though the oranges come from a bit further away.
    Begin your breakfast with fruit juice, porridge or muesli and fresh fruit.
    You can choose a full Scottish breakfast with any combination of eggs, bacon, sausage, Stornoway black pudding, tomatoes, and beans.
    For a change you could have scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, or Skye smoked herring.
    If you are vegan or have any other special dietary requirements please let us know in advance so we can aim to provide you an appropriately delicious breakfast.
    With a little notice, we're happy to make packed lunches for climbers or walkers.
    In winter we can, by arrangement, provide a hot meal on arrival.
    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    The Edinburgh Room
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    The Glasgow Room
    £40.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Breakfast Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Children Welcome


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    By car the journey from Inverness is either via Achnasheen and Strathcarron, or Lochness and Glenmorriston, and takes about 3 hours.

    From Glasgow the car journey takes about 6 hours by the scenic Loch Lomond and Glencoe route to Fort William, and then either via Mallaig and the Ferry to Skye, or via Glengarry, Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.

    An evocative alternative arrival during the summer months is by the tiny Ferry between Glenelg and Kylerhea. (take the turning for Glenelg at Invershiel on the A87)

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Take the number 53/54, Fiskavaig bus from the square to Talisker Distillery and walk back through the Village. Wilmar is next to the Health Centre.
    If asked politely, the bus driver may kindly drop you at our gate.
    There are between 2 and 4 buses a day Monday to Friday, I bus on Saturday afternoon, and no Sunday service.

    Getting there by railway:- Trains from Inverness terminate at Kyle of Lochalsh (journey time 2hrs 30mins).From here 50/55 buses run to Portree (journey time approx.1hr), and the 53/54 on to Carbost (journey time 30mins).

    From Glasgow, trains connect with theMallaig-Armadale Ferry (journey time 5hrs 10 mins). Buses from Armadale on Skye go to Portree (journey time1hr 20mins)

    Local buses run infrequently so the journey needs careful planning!

    Both local and City-link buses pass the Sligachan Hotel en-route to Portree and we can collect or drop off guests here by prior arrangement.

    City link buses travel from Glasgow (Bus 915 - 6 hours 25 mins) and
    Inverness (Bus 917 - 2 hours 50 mins)
    Booking is advisable in peak periods.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- There are no direct flights to Skye at present. Overseas flights may arrive at any UK airport and connections made via internal flights to Glasgow or Inverness, from where the road or rail links described above apply.

    Getting there by ferry:- An alternative to road access via the Skye Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh is the Ferry service between Mallaig & Armadale which runs year round.

    There is also a tiny and picturesque community run ferry crossing between Glenelg and Kylerhea which runs in the summer months only.

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