How to find Broad Reach


Loch Bay near Broad Reach luxury self catering cottage skyeAfter crossing the Skye bridge, take the A87 to PORTREE via  Broadford and Sligachan Hotel beneath the Cuillin.

In Portree, fork left at the High School keeping on the A87 in the direction of DUNVEGAN.  The Co-op Supermarket is on the right at a roundabout on your way out of Portree in case you want to shop there. There are also 2 petrol stations in Portree (none on Waternish).

About 3 miles out of Portree take the left fork to DUNVEGAN (A850). Keep on this road (A850) for another 15 miles, past Edinbane, until you reach the right-hand junction at FairyBridge (approx. 5 miles before Dunvegan). First you will see Tourist Board signs to the right for Skyeskyns Tannery and the Stein Inn etc. Then there are also signs to WATERNISH and STEIN. Turn right here and follow this road (B886) for about 3 miles. This is a narrow single-track road with passing places.

As the view opens out to Lochbay you will cross a cattle grid and pass the sign for Waternish. Approximately 100m before the T-junction at the end of the road,  a distinctive blue sign marks a private road angles up to the right to Broad Reach .  The house is visible at the top. There is ample parking space up beside the house.

Please check about key arrangements before your journey.

There is an alternative west route turning left at Sligachan Hotel and following signs to Dunvegan and then back towards to Portree. You will then turn left at the Fairy Bridge junction following signs for Waternish and Stein as above.

The house is surrounded by the owners’ croft to which access is available upon request and depending on livestock movements.


Broad Reach,  17b Lochbay,  Waternish,  Isle of Skye,  IV55 8GD


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