Hillcroft is a traditional croft house built circa 1920, which has been extended and modernized over the years. In particular the bedrooms and ensuites have been upgraded to provide very well appointed guest accommodation. There is a comfortable sitting room for guest use, with an open fire to sit round if the evenings are chilly, and a bright sunny dining room for morning breakfast. Outside there is ample parking space, plus covered parking for motorcycles and bicycles. Hillcroft offers stunning views across Loch Snizort beag to the Trotternish hills in the east and glimpses of the spectacular black Cuillin ridge to the south.
All bedrooms at Hillcroft have ensuite shower rooms. The comfortable beds have down duvets and cotton bedding.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Flat-Screen TV
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray (with a wide selection of herbal teas)
- Radio Alarm Clock with iPod Dock
- Wi-Fi in all Bedrooms
There is a Sitting Room at Hillcroft for guests to use in the evenings, It has a flat screen TV and DVD player, a varied selection of DVDs and CDs, a laptop for guests use plus a good selection of books and maps of Skye.
A cozy coal fire is lit on chilly evenings!
There is a bright sunny dining room at Hillcroft with one large table. Your hosts great pride in their breakfasts and serve fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, a selection of cereals, and homemade soda bread followed by a choice of cooked dishes. The fish served is locally smoked, and where possible, all ingredients are sourced on Skye. The eggs are from Hillcroft’s hens and ducks; herbs, tomatoes and strawberries from the garden when in season. Make your choice at the table and your breakfast will be freshly cooked for you while you enjoy the company of your fellow guests. Your hosts are happy to cater for special diets, e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, etc. Please just let us know!
The Isle of Skye:
On The Map: The Isle of Skye is a large island located off the west coast of Scotland. Skye is accessed via a landbridge (A87 road) from Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, or by ferry from Mallaig, reached via the A830 road from Fort William.
“Cloud Island” is what the Norse called the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is fitting. A 50-mile-long banquet of velvet moors, jagged mountains, shimmering lochs and towering sea cliffs produce stunning scenery. If the weather turns, there are plenty of castles, crafting museums, and cozy pubs and restaurants to please anyone. Along with Edinburgh and Loch Ness, Skye is one of the places in Scotland that people enjoy visiting the most. A wild geological past has produced some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery. From rugged Northern Skye to the ice-sculpted peaks of the Cuillins, the island is riveted with many lochs. The traveler is never more than five miles from the ocean. Skye is everything we think of the Highlands to be: Wild, fierce, and mesmerizing. Overnight stays on Skye are at the island’s main town – Portree. The location of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final days in Scotland in 1746, Portree today is a bustling port and Skye’s cultural hub.