Garalapin House Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, near Portree on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Open March to November.
If you are seeking peace and quiet in a beautiful location then Garalapin House
is the ideal place for you to rest your legs after a long day exploring
our picturesque island.
Garalapin House is a warm and welcoming family friendly bed
and breakfast, run by Samantha & Clive located in the small crofting township
of Woodend, near Portree.
Our rooms are equipped with all the modern details such as a Flatscreen TV, DVD Player, Free WIFI and a Small Mini Fridge but have also been furnished with lovely personal touches to ensure our guests feel at home during their stay. As parents to young children ourselves we happily welcome families into our home. We are child friendly and have many facilities available to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one, for the parents, and children. Children are welcome to explore our garden, feed the hens with any scraps and play on our trampoline, climbing frame and treehouse*. We offer a Family Room (2 adults & 2 children) with it's own private bathroom and a Double Room En-suite.
Once you're rested and in need of refreshment, you will not have far to travel as the lively pubs, hotel bars and restaurants of Portree are only 3 miles away. Our nearest neighbours to one side are a mile away in the the next township of Peiness. Only fields, stunning views and sheep are between us. On the other side, we have the Portree Stables and it's not unusual to find one of the horses or ponies up at the fence wanting some attention.
The house was originally the main house for the large croft but Garalapin House is now our family home. Previous owners of the house and croft have included the headmaster of the local school and his family who in the 1970s kept chickens, goats and horses. Although no longer a working croft, we sit in an acre of land which is surrounded by beautiful rural countryside and home to our numerous chickens.
Being so central on the island makes it easy for our guests to access the island's main attractions from Portree Harbour Boat Trips to Dunvegan Castle or to Talisker Distillery. For those who play golf, the nearby Skeabost Country House Hotel can offer you a 9 hole, 18 tee golf course and for those who enjoy fishing, the nearby River Snizort is a favoured and popular river for wild sea trout and salmon fishing. We are a 'fisherman/woman friendly' B&B and can offer an earlier breakfast time and for a small charge, provide a packed lunch. Clive is a keen fisherman and also fly tyer and a selection of traditional flies can be purchased from us. See our Things To Do page for contact details of our local Ghillie, Garry Shaw of Skyeflyguy.
All over Skye you are spoiled with never-ending beautiful scenery and views you will remember forever. Wildlife is plentiful with many opportunities to see eagles, buzzards, herons, deer, otters, dolphins and minke whales.
Sam & Clive
* we have given every consideration to the safety of our play area.Please note that it is our private play area that we are happy for you to use, however, we cannot be held responsible or liable for accidents which occur when children are playing on the equipment. We recommend children are supervised during play.