Kingsburgh Boathouse

Isle of Skye Holiday Cottage

Kingsburgh is a small crofting township located in the northerly Trotternish peninsula of Skye about 8 miles north of Portree.

Kingsburgh Boathouse is a half mile down a private road from the main A87 which leads to Uig from Portree. The last 400 yards to the boathouse are down a bumpy track which isn't suitable for very low vehicles. The surrounding land is used for agriculture so please don't be too surprised if you see cows and or sheep on the track.

Most guests arrive from the south and the usual route is via Fort William. I encourage friends and guests to try to schedule arriving to Skye by ferry – ‘over the sea’, though not quite in the direction that Prince Charlie took in 1746! The easy ferry crossing is from Mallaig – a 30 minute crossing, and then a 75 minute drive from Armadale on Skye to Kingsburgh.

For the adventurous, the little community ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea is an option, though it does involve a single-track road for about 8 miles, once on Skye. Home-bound visitors tend to travel away by the more functional bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh.

From Edinburgh, the usual route is via the A9 as far as Dalwhinnie and then through ‘Monarch of the Glen’ country to Spean Bridge, Invergarry and the Skye Bridge – although a ferry option is easy to build into that journey too. The Kingsburgh Boathouse is 1 hour’s drive from the Skye Bridge.

We are happy to assist on all logistics planning.