Last year (2017) - after nearly a decade of searching - we finally found our dream home – "Egroeg" on Waternish, Skye. So this year (2018) - we would like to share the unique features of "Egroeg B&B" with anyone who, like us, appreciates the beauty of NW Skye.
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 penninsular approximately 60 miles (90 minutes) from Armadale (Ferry), 50 miles (75 minutes) from the Skye bridge 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 - available locally in Stein (30 minute walk/8 minute drive) at either The Stein Inn, or Lochbay Restaurant (Michelin star restaurant), Edinbane (Edinbane Inn – 15 minutes drive) or Dunvegan (The Old School Restaurant - 15 minute drive).
Dietary Requirements – If you have any specific dietary requirements, please contact us 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 (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 beach. 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):
Tel: 01470-592-384 (please DO NOT leave booking requests on the answerphone)
SatNav: IV55 8GD
Booking Terms & Conditions:
Maximum Occupancy - Whenever possible, we prefer 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.
Deposit - A deposit equal to 1 x Room Rate (each room) is required at the time of booking. Once we receive notification of your booking we will send you a (PayPal) invoice containing the necessary information - PayPal, Bank Transfer (BACS) or Cheque (UK Banks ONLY) - to pay the deposit by whichever method you choose. Deposit payment is normally required within seven (7) days. If the Deposit is payed via PayPal, guests are responsible for reimbursing Egroeg B&B the PayPal commission (in cash) on arrival.
Balance (In Advance) – Four weeks (28 days) prior to arrival you will receive a second (PayPal) invoice to allow you to pay the balance in advance. The total cost of the booking – less deposit – may be paid by PayPal, Bank Transfer (BACS) or Cheque (UK Banks ONLY). If the Balance is payed via PayPal, guests are responsible for reimbursing Egroeg B&B the PayPal commission (in cash) on arrival.
Balance (On Arrival) – The total cost of the booking – less deposit – is payable on arrival (Cheque - UK banks ONLY - with bank card) , or Cash.
Methods of Payment (Deposit) – Bank Transfer, PayPal, Cheque.
Methods of Payment (Balance) – Bank Transfer, PayPal, Cheque (with bank card) or Cash.
Changes – Subject to room availability, guests may request changes (room, date, # of guests) up to 7 days prior to arrival. ALL communication regarding changes MUST be by email.
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 (& balance) will be refunded within 28 days, by a mutually agreed method (Bank Transfer, PayPal 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"||£85 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Room 3 - "Rupert"||£85 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.