Following an extremely successful first year (2018), we are delighted to announce that "Egroeg" will be available for B&B in 2019. If, like us, you like to explore the less well-know parts of Skye - whilst still being within easy travel of the "hot-spots" - then we invite you to join us for an experience that we hope you will find both relaxing & memorable. Online bookings are now available - please click "Check Availability". Note: For "repeat" guests we are pleased to offer our rooms at "2018" rates - once you have made a booking, just email us to let us know the (2018) Booking Reference Number, or the (approximate) dates of your previous visit and we will adjust the amount(s) on your invoice.
Egroeg - Egroeg is a contemporary, architect designed, “upside down” house – with three guest bedrooms on the ground floor and superb views - across The Minch, to Lewis & Harris - from the split-level first floor, where the living area and kitchen-dining area are all seamlessly integrated into a large open-plan living space.
A wood-burning stove completes the exclusive ambiance …
Location - Lochbay is located on the Waternish peninsula, approximately 60 miles (90 minutes) from Armadale (Ferry), 50 miles (75 minutes) from the Skye bridge, 30 miles (50 minutes) from Uig, and 22 miles (30 minutes) from Portree.
Bedrooms – Two “double” (en-suite shower-bath) and one “twin” (en-suite shower). All bedrooms are carpeted throughout and have built-in cupboards, complete with storage baskets available for guests use during their stay.
En-suite - Complementary toiletries – Scottish Soaps (Sea Kelp). Bathrobes available on request.
Breakfast – Traditional Cooked or Continental breakfast will be provided – normally between 07:30-09:00 but times can be adjusted on request.
Tea & Coffee – Guests are welcome to make use of the kitchen facilities whenever tea/coffee is required.
Evening meals - The following is a list of local restaurants;
The Stein Inn (https://www.stein-inn.co.uk/) - 40 minute walk/8 minute drive)
Loch Bay (https://www.lochbay-restaurant.co.uk/) - 40 minute walk/8 minute drive)
The Old School (http://www.oldschoolrestaurant.co.uk/) - 15 minutes drive
Edinbane Lodge (https://www.edinbanelodge.com/) - 15 minute drive
Edinbane Inn (http://www.edinbaneinn.co.uk/) - 15 minute drive
Please check specific web sites for opening times and reservations.
Dietary Requirements – If you have any specific dietary requirements, please contact us (by email) at time of booking.
Living area (first floor) - In the evening, guests are welcome, and encouraged, to share the first floor living area with both the owners & fellow guests.
Children – The open plan design of the first floor includes a low wall (100cm) between the lounge and the stair-well. Therefore, we regret we cannot accept bookings for family groups that include minors (less than 16 years old).
Pets – Lochbay is a crofting community (sheep farming) and therefore, we regret we cannot accept bookings from guests with dogs - or any other animals (sorry).
Room Servicing - All rooms will be serviced daily.
Tariff (room) – (See below).
Magnificent Scenery - Waternish is a “Dark Skies” location, SkyeSkyns, Divers Eye boat trips, Dunvegan Prawn and Mussel Bar, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Dunvegan bakery, Janns cakes, Coral beaches. Further afield – Portree (shops, swimming pool, cinema), Old Man of Storr, the Quarang and Talisker Whisky Distillery are just some of the many attractions in NW Skye.
Photography – Limitless opportunities in the immediate locality (don’t forget your camera gear).
Parking – ample parking (3-5 cars).
WiFi – free, throughout the house
Television – a large flat-screen TV (FreeSat) is located in the communal living area and is available for use by guests - but the stunning views should keep you fully entertained.
Heating – underfloor heating throughout the ground floor supplied by air-source heat pump.
Windows – each room is well lit by individually tailored windows, designed to maximise the views over Lochbay.
Blackout blinds - During the Summer months, the days are long and the nights are short. All rooms are equiped with blackout blinds &/or heavy curtains.
Utility Room facilities – washing machine, tumble dryer & drying rack – these facilities can be made available to guests on request.
Smoking – outside only (please).
Slippers – We respectfully request that guests remove their outdoor shoes in the entrance lobby - slippers or socks are the preferred indoor footwear.
Safety - Egroeg is fitted with smoke alarms and equipped with fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
USB - Recharging plugs (triple) available in each bedroom.
From the A850 (Portree-Dunvegan road), take the turning for Lochbay/Stein/Waternish/Trumpan (B886). Follow the road for about 3 miles. When you cross over a cattle-grid and small stone bridge, Egroeg is the fourth house on the right.
NB. The B886 is a single-track road with passing places – please drive carefully and be prepared to pull over if necessary. Beware of pot-holes at the side of the road.
Contact Details (Egroeg B&B):
SatNav: IV55 8GD
Booking Terms & Conditions:
Enquiries/Bookings: - Telephone enquiries are welcome at any time. All bookings must be made by internet. PLEASE include the names of ALL guests in the initial booking.
Same-day Booking - Sorry, but we cannot accept "same-day" bookings.
Maximum Occupancy - Whenever possible, we try to limit the number of guests to a maximum of four (4), on any one night - however, occasionally, there may be a maximum of six (6) guests
Block Booking - If you wish to make a "block" booking for all three rooms (6 guests), please email us directly - we will "reserve" your requested dates and, if mutually acceptable, make the booking on your behalf. Egroeg B&B reserves the right to decline "block" bookings (all three rooms) - this will only be done for operational/logistical reasons.
Booking Reference Number - PLEASE include the (original) booking reference number in ALL correspondence AND payment(s).
Payment(s) - At present we do NOT accept credit card payments. The following payment methods are available; PayPal, Bank Transfer (BACS), Cheque (UK Banks ONLY) or Cash.
Invoice - Once we have received notification of your booking we will - normally within 24hrs - send you a Confirmation Invoice (PayPal) which we ask be paid within 7 days. The Invoice will be for the full cost of your booking, but for guests staying for more than a single night, there is the option to pay a deposit - equal to 1 x Room Rate (each room) - and then to pay the balance either before, or on, the arrival date.
Bank Transfer (BACS) & Cheque (UK Banks ONLY) - If you choose either of these payment methods, we would be grateful if you would email us to let us know when payment has been made.
Cash - Please not NOT send cash by the postal service. For multiple night bookings, we accept cash payment (Balance) on arrival.
Handling Charges - PayPal and Bank Transfer (BACS) payments MAY be subject to a handling charge.
The initial (PayPal) invoice will include this as a seperate item.
On arrival, any "balance" for this handling charge - up to the maximum amount - will be refunded (in cash).
Changes – Subject to room availability, guests may request changes - room(s), date, # of guests - please email us.
Cancellation (Guest) – Email notification of cancellation is required. The deposit is not refundable.
Cancellation (Egroeg B&B) - Where, due to unforeseen circumstances, Egroeg B&B is unable to fulfil a booking, the guest will be notified (by email or telephone) as soon as possible. Egroeg B&B will make every effort to assist the guest to make alternative arrangements.
Compensation – In the event of cancellation - by Egroeg B&B - the deposit (and, where appropriate, balance) will be refunded within 28 days, by a mutually agreed method - PayPal, Bank Transfer (BACS) or Cheque.
No Show – In the event of a “no show” on the first night of booking, the entire booking will be considered to have been cancelled and the booked rooms will be made available for other guests.
Single Occupancy – A discount (20%) is applied.
Liability – Egroeg B&B will not accept liability for injury or loss during your stay at Egroeg B&B.
Travel Insurance - Guests are strongly advised to arrange appropriate Holiday Cancellation insurance.
|Room 1 - "George"||£95 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Room 2 - "Benson"||£95 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Room 3 - "Rupert"||£95 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.