With superb panoramic views over Kyleakin to Loch Alsh and the mountains beyond, Blairdhu House stands at the gateway to the Isle of Skye. Serving locally-sourced produce, this 4-star guest house offers free Wi-Fi. Rooms are finished to a high standard in quality fabrics and a light décor. Each has a TV and tea/coffee-making facilities for relaxing nights in after a day’s hiking. Guests are only a 5-minute walk from the restaurants and shops in Kyleakin village, and Blairdhu’s hilltop position provides opportunities for bird watching from its guest lounge. Breakfasts include local smoked salmon, and are served each morning with a view of the loch. The famous Talisker whisky is distilled on Skye, and the distillery is located a 45-minute drive away. Fishing, hiking and sailing can all be enjoyed in the area. Skye is home to many historic castles, including the nearby Castle Moil.