Balmacara Mains Guesthouse


Balmacara Mains Guesthouse, Glaick, By Kyle Of Lochalsh, Ross-shire, IV40 8DN

    Welcome to Balmacara Mains Guesthouse - Fàilte oirbh Balmacara Mains is an elegant, lovingly restored guesthouse with an excellent loch side location.

    Set down a private road, surrounded by mature forest and with panoramic views over Loch Alsh and Skye, The Mains is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of the North West Highlands. With stunning views of the sea and mountains of Skye, Kintail and Knoydart beyond, this is a romantic hideaway where you can totally relax.

    The property itself is peacefully located on the shores of Loch Alsh so you can wake up to the sound of the sea and a short stroll away is the National Trust's mature woodland gardens.
    Rooms are stylish and spacious, finished to a high standard. Every room has Egyptian cotton sheets, stone tiled shower rooms or spacious bathrooms, flat screened tv and tea/coffee tray. We have a range of rooms; super king, double and twin. We also have one family suite available.

    Wake up to the sound of the sea and a wonderful breakfast; fresh fruit and yoghurt, full Scottish cooked breakfast, scrambled free range eggs and smoked salmon or our national dish, porridge, with a choice of accompaniments.

    Friendly, local staff have a great knowledge of the area and can help tailor your stay. We can provide picnics, packed lunches and guidebooks as well as washing and drying facilities.

    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
    £169.50 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Luxury Double
    £119.50 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior Double
    £87.50 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior Twin
    £87.50 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access Free wi-fi
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities


    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free Please notify us in advance of any special dietary requirements.
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Gluten Free Please notify us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
    • Nut Free Meals Please notify us in advance of any special dietary requirements.
    • Organic Food
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Please notify us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge There is a fridge for the use of our guests at reception.
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Traditional Massage Therapies can be arranged with a local practitioner.

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player We have DVD players available on request.
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    From Skye /Kyle head East on A87 for 3 miles and look for BALMACARA MAINS sign, turn right and follow lane for 250 meters and the guest house is situated on your left, overlooking the bay.

    From the South/Inverness on A87 head for Kyle of Lochalsh. Approximately 4 miles after Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie and 1 mile after passing Balmacara Hotel you will see a sign to the left for the National Trust Woodland Walks. Take this turning and we are 250m down the hill on the left.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Tourist Information Centre in Kyle of Lochalsh head East on the A87 for about 1.5 miles (2.5km) and look for BALMACARA MAINS sign take right turn follow the lane for 250 meters and the guest house is situated on your left, overlooking the bay.

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest railway station is Kyle of Lochalsh which is 2 miles away. Local taxis operate throughout the day and evening.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest Airport is at Inverness approximately 80 miles away. The train service links Kyle of Lochalsh with Inverness; it is a famous and exceptionally scenic route. There is a bus service to and from Inverness. Please contact us for information or see the transport links on our web-site.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
      • with a ramp
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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