We stayed one night here after driving around the Isle of Skye. We had picked up a Plockton brochure along the way and I must say the village was somewhat disappointing. We had expected a little larger village with some quaint shops and dining. NOT SO. Only 2 narrow streets, the main one along the harbor which is scenic. We had called ahead and were lucky to find an open room at this B&B. Cost was 64# for the 2 of us. We drove by it 3 times before spotting the small sign on the wall. It is right next door to the Plockton Hotel. We were met by Martin who showed us our room #3 which was at the top of the first stairs. It was a rather small spartan room with twin beds looking out on a back yard. One plus was they provide face cloths (Americans love) however the towels were a bit thin but new and fresh. We ate dinner at the Hotel and the food and drink was good. As said previously, breakfast is served at 8:30 AM with all guests at a communal table in a room filled with books. Martin said he had read many of them. There were also books available in the bedroom. We enjoyed the communal breakfast as we were able to talk about various places to visit and share travel experiences. It seems many folks from the UK come here to hike and back pack around and also take seal cruises ( of no interest to us). We left after breakfast for Applecrossing. Parking was on the street or at the public parking down the street. There is a castle visible across the harbor and we stopped for a visit on the drive out along a single lane road. It was quite interesting and turns out it is also a B&B. It was used by the military in WWII and was also a former College. It might be worth a stay--Duncraig Castle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tigh nan Saor is a traditional stone house on the waterfront with spectacular views over Plockton Bay and Loch Carron. All our rooms are en-suite, with spacious shower-rooms or bathroom, LCD TVs, wireless internet access and hospitality trays. Our house is tastefully decorated throughout, with books and paintings everywhere, but still retains its character as a family home. Many stay with us as a base for walking nearby or exploring beyond Plockton, and we can provide full information on all these and more. View up-to-date booking availability and book on-line at our web site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tigh Nan Saor Plockton, Scotland