in a magical setting overlooking the Isle of Skye and Loch Alsh.
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COVID-19: safety measures are in place. We are 'Good to Go'

Enjoy nights away with the comfort and safety of your own front door; our rooms have private access


Who we are

Balmacara Mains is situated on a secluded shore of Loch Alsh, just off the main route to Skye with stunning views across the ocean loch, you’ll receive a warm welcome at this peaceful family run guest house. Only three miles from  Skye, this is a perfect base for exploring the breathtaking landscapes and unique historic sites.

Relax in our comfortable en-suite bedrooms, which all benefit from private outdoor access.
You will be well looked after in this most tranquil and awe inspiring of places.

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What our guests have to say

"You live in a paradise. Thanks for your hospitality & kindness. Muchas gracias por todo"

Ainhoa Clliment & Oscar Monan

What we are best at
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Free super fast Wifi in all the rooms.
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100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets
We take our bedding seriously. Nothing feels quite like Egyptian Cotton for a good night's sleep.
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Breath-taking Views
Views south to Skye, Glenelg and Knoydart over the loch, we are metres from the shore.
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Breakfast to Remember
Enjoy a breakfast freshly prepared with the finest local produce to set you up for the day. We look forward to welcoming you in our dining rooms, and we accommodate all dietary preferences and intolerances.
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Perfect Location
Ideally located for adventures in the West Highlands and Skye, we offer our guests advice on perfect days out. Trips to Applecross or the drama of the Cuillins are in easy reach. Take in an Iron age broch and be home for dinner.
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Otters, Dolphins & Eagles
Otters sometimes play on the shore in front of our house. Dolphins and Eagles may be seen. A wonderful place for bird watchers and nature lover to enjoy Scotland's unique heritage. .

What is on in Skye & Lochalsh

Food and Drink

Boasting an excellent range of restaurants (including one of the Top 50 in the world) Skye & Lochalsh offers fine dining experiences from Michelin Starred to double AA rosette award winners. We can help guide a choice if you are eating out in the locality, advise on takeout or taking advantage of our own in house dining options when restrictions forbid. Bon appetit!

Outdoor Activities

Wind, water, mountains and moors are all in abundance in Skye and all have their related activity potential for you to get stuck in to! From coach tours to climbing; rowing to rambling and boat trips, whale spotting, horse riding, kayaking...the list is endless. Activities available for all ages and levels of fitness that can be tailored to your budget, too.

Arts & Culture

There is a huge wealth of talent and creativity in our local community and we wanted to share some highlights with you. From artists, silversmiths, candle and soap makers, to artisan bakers, ceramists to weavers. There is an abundance of unique hidden treasures to be discovered. Our aim is to have a helpful area to help with pre- exploration on this website soon.

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Glaic, By Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland, Scotland, IV40 8DN