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Isle of Skye - Broadford

Broadford together with nearby Harrapool, is the second-largest settlement on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, lying on the SW corner of Broadford Bay, on the A87 between Portree and the Skye Bridge. Overlooked by the eastern Cuillins, Broadford is in a beautiful tranquil area as well as having many.
Like many places in Skye, Broadford derives its name from Old Norse. To the Vikings this was Breišafjoršr - the wide bay. The Gaelic name is of modern derivation and assumes that the "ford" element meant a river crossing.
West of Broadford, on the lower slopes of Beinn na Caillich, is Goir a' Bhląir, 'the field of battle'. The battle concerned was apparently a decisive action by the Gaelic Clan Mackinnon against the Vikings.
Broadford was a cattle market until 1812, when Telford built the road from Portree to Kyleakin. Veterans of the Napoleonic Wars settled during the first half of the 19th century. Writing in the middle of the 19th century, Alexander Smith said, "If Portree is the London of Skye, Broadford is its Manchester.

Guest House/B&B Self Catering Hotel

Driftwood B&B

Tel: 07870 575 994

Welcome to Driftwood bed and breakfast on the Isle of Skye, just a short walk away from the shores of beautiful Broadford Bay.

Located on the outskirts of Broadford village, Driftwood provides an ideal base for your Isle of Skye holiday and for exploring this magical island and the surrounding area.

Close to Broadford Bay - a haven for nature lovers - and just a few minutes walk away from one of the best spots on the island for seeing wading birds, seals, occasional otters and even dolphins when conditions are right.

We can accommodate a maximum of six guests.

The Driftwood Room is for one or two people with ensuite bathroom and king-sized bed.

The Driftwood Suite is for up to four people with 2 bedrooms, shower room and private lounge.

Free WiFi in all rooms - Car parking plus secure storage for motorbikes and bicycles - Garden for guest use - Public transport close by - No smoking throughout - Sorry, we cannot accommodate babies, infants or children under 10 years of age. 

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Tel: 01471 822270

Fairwinds is a modern semi detached, self catering bungalow, completely non-smoking, situated in a quiet elevated position on the Elgol road (B8083) with spectacular views over the Broadford River and the Red Cuillin mountains. Comfortable lounge with large picture window which enhances the view, a good place to relax and watch the sunset after a good days walking or sightseeing. There is a spacious mature garden where one can relax and watch the local wildlife including many bird species. Shops, bank,post office and several excellent restaurants are within walking distance. The area is ideal for hill walking, cycling and even otters and deer can occasionally be seen from the window. The bird life in Skye is exceptional with regular sightings of Buzzards, Golden Eagle Sea Eagles and sometimes the Hen Harrier. The pollution free atmosphere makes star gazing an unforgettable and awe inspiring experience and the Skye sunsets are spectacular. There are wonderful boat trips available from nearby Elgol, Kyleakin and Armadale, where one can see seals, whales and other forms of sealife.

Fairwinds is an ideal base from which to explore the Isle of Skye whether by car, bicycle or on foot. We aim to make your stay a memorable one!

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