Calath

Location & Directions

Calath is situated about 20 minutes walk from the village of Carbost on the shore of Loch Harport on the west coast of Skye. The house occupies a commanding position high on the lochside and a short distance from the single track road. There are unobstructed views across the loch to the hills and spectacular views over the village of Carbost to the Black and Red Cuillin mountains.

Carbost is a friendly village with a post office, cash machine and a small general shop with newspapers, basic groceries and petrol/diesel and gas sales. The world famous Talisker Distillery is in the village and offers fascinating tours of the whisky making process all year round. The Old Inn is a handy traditional pub for a drink or meal. There are often local musicians playing here in the evenings throughout the year.

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Directions

Car

Two alternative driving routes are possible from the south. Via Glasgow, taking the scenic A82 by Loch Lomond, through Glen Coe and Fort William and on to Invergarry. Alternatively, from the east of the country from Edinburgh take the M90/A9 after the Forth Road Bridge. Continue past Perth following signs for Inverness until Dalwhinnie. Here take the A889 then the A86 to Spean Bridge where a right turn on to the A82 meets the route from Glasgow. From Invergarry, take the A87 which passes Eilean Donan Castle and on to the Skye Bridge. After crossing the bridge continue on the A87 through Broadford and on to Sligachan. Take the left turn on to the A863 signposted for Dunvegan. After about 6 miles take the left turn for Carbost on the B8009, continue on the single track road through the village, past the Talisker distillery and up the steep hill. After turning the sharp right hand bend at the top of the hill, Calath is the sixth house on the right hand side of the road. Calath is 225 miles from Glasgow and 235 from Edinburgh.

Boat

It’s possible to get to Skye via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry. After leaving the ferry travel up the A851 towards Broadford and on to Sligachan then turn left on to A863 signposted for Dunvegan. After about 6 miles take the left turn for Carbost on the B8009, continue on the single track road through the village, past the Talisker distillery and up the steep hill. After turning the sharp right hand bend at the top of the hill, Calath is the fifth house on the right hand side.

From Easter to October you can take a small car ferry from Glenelg on the mainland to Kylerhea on Skye. This is a slower route but one which offers the most romantic way to reach Skye.

Train

There are two different train routes to Skye, via Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, or from Fort William to Mallaig). Both journeys offer beautiful scenery and you will arrive relaxed and ready to continue your journey to Calath.

Plane

The nearest airport to Skye is at Inverness, roughly a two and a half hour drive away. Inverness is served by carriers from all over the UK, and car rental is available at the airport.

Car Rental

There are several local car rental firms, which can pick you up at either Kyleakin or Armadale.

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Reviews and Comments

"Your accommodation is excellent and very well equipped, the location is stunning. We had an absolutely fantastic honeymoon and we loved the Isle of Skye. We both agreed however that we probably wouldn’t come back to Skye if it were not for your accommodation, simply because we would like to try other locations, as long as your accommodation is available however, we will be back, Calath really did make our honeymoon."

Jon & Leisa

"We had a great stay here & think your place is fantastic.We hope to come back in the future & will certainly recommend your place to anyone coming to Skye."

Karen & Malcolm

"Having returned from your beautiful house in Carbost, Isle of Skye, we just wanted to thank you. For us, ‘Calath’ was a very comfortable, relaxing home from home – everything we could have wished for in a holiday home, and more, with stunning views from almost every window! Will be in touch again soon to hopefully book another week (or maybe two) for next year"

Catherine

"Remiss of us not to email before BUT a big thankyou for our stay at Calath. It was a brilliant house and more than brilliant location; the Cuillin views were stunning and have I got some good landscapes on my Nikon."

Ron & Beryl

"Just wanted to let you know we've had an amazing week in Skye and absolutely loved the cottage! It was by far the nicest self-catering accommodation we've ever stayed in and loved every minute - you're a very lucky man to own such a gorgeous place! Thanks very much - we'll be back!"

Janine and Steve

"Carolyn and I arrived at Calath tonight and found it to be everything we were expecting and more. Thanks very much indeed. We got here in the dark so the views await! Great place."

Rob

"Just thought I would let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at Calath. We had a simply wonderful time and it more than met our expectations. Thanks also for putting in the stair gates! I expect we will try to come back at some point!"

Bruce

"Just a short message to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at the house in Carbost. The place is beautiful and the house amazing and unique. We are all are glad that we chose to stay there this summer, and hopefully will be able to go back again."

Virginia

"What a fantastic house! The Cullin view is amazing. We had great weather most days and the few showers there were only made the sky look fantastic.We would like to rebook for next year. Could you let me know which dates in August you have available – the first two weeks would be good for us."

Jane

"We just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderfull holiday at Skye in your stunning holiday home Calath. The pictures on your website were very promicing and everything was just like we hoped it would be. The house was very clean and well kept. We were lucky to have very nice weather so we could see and do a lot! We can certainly recommend it to friends and family if anyone should plan to go to Skye! Thanks again"

Astrid

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