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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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
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