We are a small independent family run business. All our bedrooms are unique, to offer a variety of options, facilities and prices.
All rooms have the best quality hand made mattresses and 300+tc Egyptian cotton linen to ensure a very comfortable night.
Enjoy the free Wifi, flat screen televisions and quality fixtures throughout. Showers are powerful and modern and the rooms are generous. We pride ourselves on representing great value and the friendliest of welcomes.
Read on about our bedrooms to find the option which suits you best, and feel free to call or email for any further information.
The Mains is a building of the original Balmacara Estate that included Plockton and the whole peninsula to Kyle. ( Balmacara House, c.1801, an estate house built on a virgin site for Sir Hugh Innes about 1/4mile East of the Mains, the original owner, ,who also owned Brahan Castle and lands making up most of the Isle of Lewis preceded and interesting subsequent owner Sir Alexander Matheson who sold to Sir Daniel Hamilton he owned it from the 30's to the 50's and his widow left the building to the community and it became a faming college ( the Headmaster we believe stayed in the Mains )It was held by the council and used as teachers accommodation until it was sold to it's occupant Norrie Craig in the 70's, it has been a family run business ever since. A renovation in 2006 brought new life to the building and it's latest era of use continues as an award winning guesthouse.
Balmacara Mains was originally the horsemen's house of the estate, this being the last stop on the old road to Skye, and on to the Islands. A boat, departing from "Ferry Cottage" was the original ferry to Skye "waiting room" which is now a National Trust property 1/4mile West, The road- overgrown, is in the garden between the Mains and the Waters of the Atlantic. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer questions on the local history.