Finding Us

Old Kyle Farm is located on the Isle of Skye, just minutes from the famous Skye Bridge.

Although a car makes it easier to visit, we are also close to public transport links.

We are just over the water from Kyle of Lochalsh train station with services from Inverness and Citylink buses running from Glasgow via Fort William.

More detail on getting here

Locally

We are on the hill overlooking the picturesque village of Kyleakin with its crumbling castle, Caisteal Maol, working harbour and tidal waterway, The Obbe (An t'Obbe). A short walk in to the village gives the visitor access to cafes, pubs and a shop as well as boat trips and the Brightwater Centre.

The famous Skye Bridge is well worth a walk over to appreciate the views up Loch Alsh and the Sound of Raasay. It also takes you to Eilean Ban, home of Gavin Maxwell author of "Ring of Bright Water", with its lighthouse and otter hide.

Forestry Commission tracks lead up just behind the house to Cnoc a' Mhadaidh-ruaidh (Hill of the Fox), with fantastic views over the Island, the Sound of Raasay and the mainland.

Those feeling more adventurous might follow a map, but no paths up over the hillside to Loch-Na-Beiste (Loch of the Beast) where it is said a Water Cow dwells. Or further still to Sgurr-Na-Coinnich and Beinn-Na-Caillich (Hill of the Witch) for outstanding views.

The Skye Bridge and Kyleakin
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The Skye Bridge and Kyleakin

The Red Cuillins from the viewpoint
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The Red Cuillins from the viewpoint

Eilean Ban with Torridon in the distance
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Eilean Ban with Torridon in the distance

Sunset over Raasay
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Sunset over Raasay

Sgurr-Na-Coinnich up behind the house
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Sgurr-Na-Coinnich up behind the house

Glenelg from Sgurr-Na-Coinnich
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Glenelg from Sgurr-Na-Coinnich

Loch-Na-Beiste over the hillside
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Loch-Na-Beiste over the hillside

The Isle of Skye

Skye is famous for its impressive scenery.

The Black Cuillin is probably the most intimidating but accessible mountain range in Scotland. Visible from almost everywhere on Skye, you can climb or simply watch the clouds form over this multi-Monroe monster. Boat trips can take you from Elgol, right to the heart of the mountains, Loch Coruisk.

Further North, the Geological forms of the Trotternish Peninsula provide backdrops for film and car advert alike.

For wild swimmers, the Fairy Pools are great for a splash in perfectly clear mountain pools and waterfalls. For those that prefer to stand on the shore, you can skim stones off a multitude of beaches from Ord on the Sleat Peninsula to Coral Beach in Waternish.

Cuillins from Sligachan
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Cuillins from Sligachan

The Ridge
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The Ridge

Cuillins from Elgol
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Cuillins from Elgol

The Quiraing
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The Quiraing

Storr
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Storr

Fairy Pools
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Fairy Pools

Further Afield

We are positioned perfectly for access to the rest of the Highlands.

There are many sights within easy access.

Plockton

Glenelg

Eilean Donan & Dornie

Raasay

Mallaig

Applecross

Torridon

Isle of Raasay
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Isle of Raasay

Applecross beach
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Applecross beach

Eilean Donan Castle
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Eilean Donan Castle

Loch Carron from Plockton
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Loch Carron from Plockton