For the most unforgettable experience, stay overnight in Borodale House. This Victorian villa incorporated within Isle of Raasay Distillery has been beautifully restored into our luxury accommodation, executive lounge and visitor centre.
Designed by local architect Olli Blair and renowned Scottish designer Anne Hunter, Borodale House within Raasay Distillery offers five exclusive en-suite double bedrooms well-appointed with luxury amenities and comfort, and arguably the best view from any distillery in Scotland.
Located between the ferry terminal and Inverarish, the main village on the island, our luxury accommodation on Raasay is well placed for exploring the island's breath-taking natural beauty and historic sites, including the iconic Dun Caan mountain, Brochel Castle and the enigmatic Calum’s Road.Luxury Distillery Accommodation
Designed for relaxation and comfort, our rooms provide the perfect retreat for your Hebridean whisky adventure, featuring a flat-screen Freeview TV, Nespresso tea & coffee machine, feather pillows and duvets with luscious The White Company linen. Our rooms also feature a private en-suite facility with rain shower, fluffy towels and luxurious toiletries sourced from Scottish Fine Soaps Company.Dining
Guests staying at Raasay Distillery will have access to our executive lounge located on the ground floor with a fully stocked bar, teas, coffees and snacks. For those wet days, reading materials and games are also available in the executive lounge. Free WiFi is available to guests throughout the building. A continental breakfast served in our Gathering Room is available to all guests staying with us.
By ferry is the only way to reach Raasay.
However you arrive at the terminal at Sconser, you will need to go by ferry the short 25-minute distance to Raasay. Once on Skye it’s a 30-minute drive to the ferry terminal. Please arrive at the terminal at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time to ensure passage. CalMac ferries operate both Winter and Summer timetables, so please ensure you look at the appropriate timetable for the date of your visit. You can check the up-to-date timetables on the CalMac ferries website.
Travel by car to Raasay from anywhere in the UK. Popular cities to set off from include Inverness, Edinburgh, or Glasgow.
From Edinburgh: we like to follow the A90 across the Forth Road Bridge and join the M90. Then follow the A9, turning at Dalwhinnie onto the A889/A86 (past Scotland’s highest distillery). Continue through Spean Bridge and Invergarry to Kyle of Lochalsh and over the Skye Bridge.
From Glasgow: follow the M8 from Port Dundas Rd and follow it to the A82 and A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh. Then cross the Skye Bridge.
From Inverness: Travelling west, take A82 along Loch Ness-side to Invermoriston then right onto A887 to join A87 at Loch Cluanie. Continue on A87 directly to Sconser Ferry Terminal via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. Alternatively, travel north on the A9 to join A835 at Tore roundabout. Continue to join A832, A890 then A87 to Sconser Ferry Terminal via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.
Parking space at the distillery is very limited and not suitable for buses. We advise visitors to leave their vehicles at the larger capacity car park at the Sconser ferry terminal on Skye. On disembarking from the ferry at Raasay, a scenic few minutes’ walk will take you from the pier to the distillery.
Travel by train
From Edinburgh or Glasgow catch a train to Inverness, travelling through the picturesque Scottish countryside to the Highland capital. From there you can take another train to Kyle of Lochalsh just on the mainland side of the Skye Bridge.
From London Euston station you can catch the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train to Inverness. Then travel by day train to the end of the line at Kyle of Lochalsh. Or join the above journey after travelling first to Edinburgh or Glasgow. It’s a 30-minute taxi or bus right to the Sconser ferry terminal once you reach Kyle of Lochalsh.
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