Bruach na Frithe B&B, Hill Place, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9GS - Tel +44 (0) 1478 611274

Welcome to Bruach na Frithe Bed & Breakfast, Portree, Isle of Skye

Bruach na Frithe is an established family run bed and breakfast, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location within walking distance of the centre of Portree, the capital of the island, offering excellent facilities for visitors to the Isle of Skye.

All the rooms have been tastefully decorated and provide our guests with the very best levels of comfort to make their stay with us an enjoyable one. All rooms have en-suite facilities, colour TV and DVD player, hairdryer and a hospitality tray offering a selection of tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh milk daily. In addition we provide toiletries and other little extras to make your stay in our accommodation a memorable one.

Bruach na Frithe Bed & Breakfast, Portree, Isle of Skye

Due to location we feel Bruach na Frithe is an ideal base from where guests can explore the magic and beauty that the Isle of Skye has to offer.

There is ample safe on site parking, this giving guests the option of taking a leisurely walk into the centre of Portree, where they will be able to enjoy an evening meal in one of the numerous good restaurants and enjoy the live music which can be found in some of the local bars. (mainly during the high season).

In addition to offering accommodation to visitors, Bruach na Frithe is also a family home and it is hoped that guests will treat it as their home for the duration of their stay with us. As well as being a home to Norma and Bob, Bruach na Frithe is also the home of "Paws", the family cat who most guests will become acquainted with during their stay. Quite often she is there to greet guests on their arrival and she has been known in the past to often help our guests pack their vehicle when they are leaving.

Guests have access to Bruach na Frithe at anytime during their stay, therefore being able to come and go at leisure, however it would be appreciated if rooms could be vacated after breakfast to enable daily service to be carried out.

Our intention at Bruach na Frithe is to make our guests visit to the Isle of Skye both a comfortable and memorable experience, with all our guests being guaranteed a warm friendly welcome into our home.


Double Bedroom 1
Double Bedroom 2
Twin Bedroom
En-suite Bathroom
Dining Room
Entrance Hall
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1x Large double bedroom on ground floor (with en-suite bathroom)
1x Double bedroom on ground floor (with en-suite shower)
1x Twin room on first floor (with en-suite shower)
1x Breakfast Room

Maximum number of guests is 6.

Bruach na Frithe is a strictly non-smoking establishment.

Sorry no pets.

Guests are asked to arrive between 4.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.



Room 1

A very spacious double room on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom incorporating large corner bath with shower over, hand basin and WC.

£80 per room per night, based on 2 sharing.

Room 2

A double room, again on ground floor with en-suite shower, hand basin and WC.

£70 per room per night, based on 2 sharing.

Room 3

A twin room on first floor with en-suite shower, hand basin and WC.

£70 per room per night, based on 2 sharing.

We are happy to accept reservations "in good faith". Payment can be made by cash, personal or Sterling Travellers cheques (sorry no credit card facilities).

All above prices are based on double occupancy and are inclusive of a full traditional breakfast.

Single occupancy reservations accepted, however a supplement would be applied.

We only accept reservations for a minimum stay of 2 nights.

We do not have a family room, however children are welcome and will be charged at normal rate. Please note we do not have facilities for babies or toddlers.


Following what we hope has been a comfortable nights sleep, we offer our guests a substantial breakfast, served in a separate dining room. Guests are asked to make their own choice from a selection of fruit juices, cereals, grapefruit segments, fresh fruit, prunes, yoghurts, oatcakes and cheeses. This is followed by a traditional cooked breakfast, which is freshly prepared as per order taken the previous evening. There are a selection of fruit or traditional teas and coffee along with toast and selection of jams.

Breakfast is served at 8.30 a.m. or earlier if required.


A non-refundable deposit of ?10.00 per room, per night is required as confirmation of reservation. Payment can be made by cash, personal or Sterling travellers cheques (sorry no credit card facilities).

Guests are asked to arrive between 4.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. however should you arrive on the island early, your luggage may be left at the house by prior arrangement. In the event of arriving after 6.30 p.m. please ensure that we are contacted in advance, otherwise we may offer your accommodation to other guests.

Guests are asked to vacate their rooms by 9.45 a.m. on day of departure.


Bruach na Frithe accepts reservations from Easter/April to the end of October, however we may consider reservations outwith this period depending on circumstances.

Location - How to Find Us

By Road

Upon arriving on the island via the Skye Bridge, follow the A87 to Portree (34 miles), then take the A855 to Staffin. Continue along the A855 for approximately 1 mile until you come across a slow sign on the road and a reduce speed sign, which also indicates junction from left. Immediately past this and over the brow on the road you will see the entrance to Hill Place on your left, with Bruach na Frithe being the first house on right past the private road/no access sign.

By Ferry/Road

If you arrive on Skye via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry, follow the A851 fro Armadale to Broadford until it joins the A87 (15 miles). Turn left onto the A87 and follow instructions as above.

By Bus

Citylink buses run to Portree with connections from all over Scotland. If travelling to Skye by this method, arrangements can be made for us to meet and collect you from the bus terminal in Portree.

Comments from Guests

'Beautiful quiet place, excellent hospitality, we loved the extra touches - Thanks!!'
Claire and Ross, Australia.

'Wonderful accommodation, feels like coming home and thank you for a warm friendly welcome'.
Uli and Sandra, Netherlands.

'Highland hospitality at it?s very best from Norma and Bob.'
Sheen and John, Scotland.

'Beautiful room and wonderful breakfast.'
Christophe and Laura, France.

'Fantastic place, wish all were up to this standard.'
Karen and Brian, Denmark.

'Such a friendly, pleasant stay and thanks for your wonderful hospitality.'
Craig and Kate, Canada and New Zealand.

'Quiet, comfortable, very friendly hosts and excellent breakfast.'
Mike and Elspeth, England.


Map showing location of Bruach na Frithe

Map showing location of Bruach na Frithe.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

The Locality

The Isle of Skye is an ideal holiday destination for many different kinds of people. For many years Skye has been a favourite with both serious climbers and hill-walkers, with the Cuillin Range having a reputation of offering some of the most difficult and spectacular challenges in Britain, if not Europe. For visitors who are less energetic, a trip around the island is a must, enabling visitors to experience the ever changing dramatic scenery and to marvel at the awesome beauty of the island, which in many cases is an experience visitors to the island carry for the rest of their lives.

The Trotternish peninsula is dominated by weird and unusual rock formations, such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the pinnacles found on the Quiraing, all of which attract many visitors. In contrast to this ruggedness a visit to the 'Fairy Glen' is also a must, where for some unknown reason the whole glen appears to be in miniature.

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If you have a general?accommodation enquiry or would like more information, then please use the form below. You can also ring us or send an email.

Write to:

Bob & Norma Howard
Bruach na Frithe
Hill Place
Isle of Skye
IV51 9GS
Tel +44 (0) 1478 611274


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