OAKLEA near the Isle of Skye

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Balmacara, IV40 8EG, United Kingdom
Your host, Jen
49 Reviews
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The Space

Welcoming home near the Isle of Skye.
Bed and Breakfast in our family home, which is a perfect base for exploring the Isle of Skye, visiting Eilean Donan Castle, Lochcarron and the surrounding Highlands. We are just 5 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh and the bridge to the Isle of Skye. There is a local village shop, Post Office and pub 1.5 miles away and you will find the bank, main super market, gift shops and restaurants in Kyle.
The guest room has a double bed and plenty of wardrobe space (should you decide to stay a few days!).
There is a private bathroom (just for you) with shower, which is located between the guest bedroom and the guests lounge/breakfast room. This has a TV, comfy sofa, tea and coffee making facilities and is exclusively for guests, so you can relax and feel at home while you plan your sight seeing. We have now added a fridge to the guests lounge, this is plenty big enough for some fruit, snacks, drinks etc please note though that there are no cooking facilities or access to a kitchen. We have free WIFI.
In the morning you can opt for a full Scottish breakfast, cereal, toast, fruit or everything :o) and breakfast is served at a time to suit you - it's your holiday!
Surrounded by trees and over looking fields of horses our house is perfect for anyone looking for a bit of peace and relaxtion after a day travelling, sight seeing or hillwalking and is a perfect home from home.
If your time exploring the Highlands is limited we are in an ideal location for a 2 night break. Stop with us after travelling on the A87 from either Glasgow or Inverness, spend a full day touring around the Isle of Skye, and after a good rest you are ready to take the A890 (scenic North road) to continue your journey towards Gairloch, Poolewe or Ullapool before returning to Inverness.

Guest Access

Guests have private bathroom, bedroom, lounge, tv, fridge, tea coffee making facilities but please note there are no cooking facilities or access to the kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

We are always on hand should guests have any questions or want to chat! I love recommending places to visit on Skye and really enjoy chatting to guests about their travels, where they've been and where they're from.

The Neighborhood

We are (email hidden) and tranquil area, surrounded by hills and over looking lovely green fields. Auchtertyre is a very quiet village 1.5miles from the local shop, 3 miles from Eilean Donan Castle and 5 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh/Skye Bridge.

Getting around

Plenty of parking and we would really recommend that you would need a car to see most of Skye and lochalsh.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The house and room were very nice, clean and comfortable. Jen was a nice host and the breakfast she prepared was incredible.

    We chose to spend two days here to visit the Isle of Skye and we really enjoyed our stay.

    July 2014
  • We do not think that there is anything to add to these comments, all the things said below we have experienced and this made our stay special.
    We strongly recommend this B&B, thank you Jen for your kindness.

    July 2014
  • Appartement très confortable et décoré avec goût, 3 pièces à notre disposition, Jen fut une hôte très gentille, discrète et accueillante.

    June 2014
  • Jen was great, easy-going host and made one heck of a Scottish breakfast. My wife and I were kind of in and out in a hurry but the location and and amenities were amazing. The house was cute and the guest space was very well done.

    June 2014
  • Si nous ne sommes restés qu'une nuit chez Jen, cela a été une halte confortable, notamment grâce au lounge à notre disposition. Jen nous a très bien accueillis, bien que nous soyons arrivés avec 1 heure de retard. Excellent petit déjeuner.

    While we stayed only for one night at Jen's house, it has been a comfortable break. Jen welcomed us warmly, although we arrived one hour late. The breakfast was excellent.

    June 2014
  • Jen's gorgeous home was idyllic and the perfect base for us to explore the Isle of Skye. Her home truly has a family feel, with her three darling daughters greeting us eagerly in the mornings. The room itself is beautiful and incredible comfortable, as is the bathroom. Jen also makes a fantastic breakfast as well and is happy to give tips on things to do in the area. Our only regret is not booking ENOUGH time in Skye, as it is a truly unearthly place to explore. Check in and out was incredibly smooth and Jen was very flexible with us. Overall, we loved our stay - Jen, you are awesome!

    June 2014
  • Camera carinissima, ospitalità , cordialità e ottima colazione. Lo consiglio vivamente!
    Very good!

    May 2014
  • The house and surroundings were as expected. We were only there for one night on a short touring holiday. We found the host friendly and everything was available. The room was of a high standard and breakfast tasty and more than adequate. We would highly recommend this accommodation

    May 2014
  • Quiet courtyard, clean and neat room, independent toilet...Breakfast is typically Scottish. To my most surprising, we have our own lounge! Jen is very nice. If you have no experience of Scottish resident, I intensively suggest you choose here!

    May 2014
  • We found that not only was Jen a gracious & helpful host, the location provided a perfect base for us to explore the Isle of Skye.
    The room was comfortable, with a sitting room and information. The breakfast
    was more than one could ask for.
    Jen provided great information on places to dine.
    We enjoyed meeting the family

    May 2014
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Jennifer Carr Online, Inchmore Gallery
I guess I would describe myself as a happy, outgoing creative person but I don't really like labelling people! I love to make things and spend any free time sewing or pottering about in my wee studio shed. I love bright and cheery, and think that we have a lovely, friendly home with a very welcoming feel. I hope that as hosts, we make people feel relaxed and comfortable and we will do whatever we can to ensure people have a good trip!
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