Situated in the crofting village of Staffin, Driftwood Cottage makes an ideal base for exploring the Trotternish Peninsula, located on the north-east coast of the Isle of Skye. Boasting famous geological sights such as the Quiraing, Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr, Duntulm Castle, Skye museum of island life, Staffin Dinosaur Museum & Uig - this Peninsula and its views are simply breathtaking and a must for any visitor to Skye.
Set off the main public road and accessed via a private bumpy track, Driftwood Cottage sits in a large enclosed garden with a small gate that leads down to the beach at Staffin Bay, just a 10 minute stroll accross surrounding croftland. A car is really useful to get to shops and other attractions or the local bus service runs in both directions to Portree & Uig. The bus stop is just a short 5 minute walk from the cottage.
Staffin village is a living working village with a school, post office, 2 well stocked shops, 5 cafe's & 2 restaurants. For anything extra Portree is only a 25 minute drive and has many more restaurants, cafes’, a large supermarket and various boat trips. There is also the town of UIG which is also just a 25 minute drive which has 3 restaurants and ferries to the Outer Hebrides.
We are a 3 hour drive from Inverness and Fort William via the Skye road bridge (toll free open all year), 4.5 hours from Perth, 6 hours drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh and 9 hours drive from Manchester. We would recommend anyone driving from London or the south of England do an overnight stop around Carlisle or Stirling.
Staffin is approximately a 1hr 15 mins drive from the Skye Bridge/Kyle of Lochalsh.
Trains operate between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh (nearest train station), where you can then get a bus or taxi to take you onto the Isle of Skye. Check the national rail website for times & prices. www.nationalrail.co.uk
Inverness is Skye’s closest airport and is 138 miles (222km) to Driftwood Cottage -approx 3hr 30mins drive www.invernessairport.com Glasgow Airport 225 miles (362km) & Edinburgh Airport 250 miles (402km)
Caledonian MacBrayne ferries – www.calmac.co.uk