Our B&B is rated as 4 star standard by "Visit Scotland"
Cuil Lodge operates a No Smoking policy.
Stunning views from all bedrooms.
2 Minute drive to the Ferry Terminal for visits to North Uist, Harris and further into the Outer Hebrides
Located on the west side of the Trotternish Peninsula in the village of Uig, Cuil Lodge is close to the Trotternish Ridge and the Quiraing with their superb scenery, walking, climbing and varied wildlife.
Complimentary Transfers to/from the Uig Ferry Terminal, and to/from the Bus Terminal in Portree
All of our Bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have sea views out over Uig Bay on to Loch Snizort.
They have ensuite Shower Rooms with the usual Toilet/Washing facilities.
All bedrooms have Tea and Coffee making facilities and modern flatscreen TV's with satellite reception
giving a large choice of TV & Radio Stations.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all Bedrooms, & in the Guests' Breakfast Room / Lounge downstairs.
Beautiful Sunsets can be seen from all Bedrooms
The changing face of Uig Bay is often startling.
Perhaps after a shower of rain mixes with a stunning sunset, the scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula can be truly out of this world ......
a gift to both Professional Photographers and, indeed, anyone with the simplest of digital cameras.
Who needs Lunch with a Breakfast like this ?
Whether you are leaving us to move on elsewhere, or maybe you're about to spend the day enjoying the sites of Skye, our aim is to ensure you do so on a hearty Breakfast.
Guests taking the morning ferry to the Isle of Harris or North Uist can have their Breakfast served at 07:45 which allows a leisurely meal before the two minute drive around the Bay to the the 08:55 check-in.
Complimentary transfers from Cuil Lodge are offered for ferry travellers leaving Uig so there's no reason not to enjoy your Breakfast before you hit the road.
Choose from Orange & Grapefruit Juice, Cereals, fresh fruit, dried fruit and Yoghurt from our Buffet.
Porridge is available from the kitchen. It will be served with Cream, Demerara Sugar and, should you wish, a drizzle of "The MacAllan" Single Malt Whisky.
Choose from a traditional Scottish grill consisting of Sausages, Bacon, Black Pudding, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Baked Beans accompanied by Eggs prepared to your li
Guests preferring the "fruits of the sea" can choose from Smoked Mallaig Haddock served with Grilled Tomatoes and a Poached Egg, Loch Fyne Kippers, or Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon.
All dietary issues will be accommodated, but please let us know of such requirements when making your Reservation.
Tea and Coffee together with Toast, Marmalade and Jam will be served at your Table.
Herbal/Green Teas are also available.
Nobody leaves Cuil Lodge hungry. We insist on it !
We don't have sunsets every day. Sometimes it rains ....
We can't guarantee hot sunny weather every day
during the summer months like many places to the south can.
However, when it does rain, some of the views at Cuil Lodge
and, indeed, throughout the Isle of Skye can be, if not unique,
The Boss at Cuil Lodge
This is "Isla" who allows Sue to think she's still the Boss at Cuil Lodge. She is a cross Springer/Cocker Spaniel who is far too intelligent for her own good.
Isla doesn't go into the areas of the house used by our Guests but, if you would like to meet her, please ask.
She likes going for walks with our Guests, and will do absolutely anything for a biscuit or some other tasty treat.
Although Isla is the friendliest of dogs who'll do anything to make our Guests' stay enjoyable, she doesn't appreciate the presence of other dogs near her home. For that reason, and in an effort to keep the peace, Isla doesn't allow Guests to bring their own dogs with them to Cuil Lodge.
Guests sighting a rabbit in the grounds of Cuil Lodge are asked to report the matter immediately to Isla thus ensuring the matter is dealt with in an efficient, if somewhat chaotic manner.
Things to see and do during your Stay at Cuil Lodge
A "must see" for many visitors to Uig is the Fairy Glen (pictured left) often spelt Faerie Glen. This is a short drive from Cuil Lodge
For those interested in history, Cuil Lodge is close to the "Museum of Island Life," and a short drive to Dunvegan Castle, home of the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod for over 850 years
We can arrange Driven Tours around the many great sites of Skye for those wanting a day away from sitting behind the wheel. and for Guests without their own transport.
We can also arrange Local Wildlife and Garden Tours with a knowledgeable local Guide.
We are happy to make ferry arrangements for our Guests to visit the Isles of Harris, Lewis and North Uist. Such journeys normally have to be booked in advance if you're taking a car but, for foot passengers, no reservations are needed. For those not wanting to go quite so far, several boat trip operators can be found in Portree, a 20 minute drive from Cuil Lodge.
Transfers can be arranged to/from the many superb restaurants at the north end of Skye including the world famous "Three Chimneys Restaurant" at Colbost. We are happy to make Table Reservations on behalf of our Guests at any of Skye's great restaurants, but please give as much notice as you can as demand can by high during the summer months.
"Dark Skye Scotland" : Low levels of light pollution in many parts of Scotland make it one of the best areas for "dark skies" in Western Europe. Stargazing at Uig and, indeed, throughout the Isle of Skye, can be superb with countless stars visible on clear nights far in excess of what you will see in towns and cities. Guests at Cuil Lodge have access to "Dark Sky Scotland" Stargazing Guides. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars if you wish, but the naked eye is all you'll need to appreciate the "Sky above Skye."
Cuil Lodge is open most of the Year although we close for our own vacation in November.
We are also closed during the period 24th December to 5th January each year
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Getting to Cuil Lodge
Finding Cuil Lodge B&B by road is very simple :
Travelling north from Portree on the A87 road, drive down the steep hill into Uig passing the Uig Hotel on the right. Continue down the hill to the 30mph speed signs then, immediately, turn left into the small lane signposted to Cuil. We are the fourth house on the left. Travelling south or from the Uig Ferry Terminal, drive through Uig on the A87 road. You pass the Ferry Inn on the left, then the Post Office on the right. About 100 meters past the Post Office, turn right into the small lane signposted to Cuil. We are the fourth house on the left.
Transfers to/from Cuil Lodge can be arranged to/from the following locations :
a] the Ferry Terminals at Uig, Armadale and Glenelg
b] the Railway Stations at Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig
c] the Coach Terminal at Portree
d] Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness International Airports
Luggage Delivery/Collection Service arranged for Hikers and Bikers
Winter on the Isle of Skye
Cuil Lodge remains open most of the winter when the Isle of Skye, and indeed much of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, becomes a very quiet and peacful place to visit. No crowds, quiet roads and a warm welcome for our Guests.
The ferry from Uig to the Isles of Harris and North Uist continues to operate during the winter months although on a reduced timetable from that of the summer. Please use the link below for Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries to check out timetables.
For Guests wishing to visit Cuil Lodge during the winter months, but not wanting to drive on the winter roads, transport to/from Cuil Lodge can be arranged.
Please feel free to contact us for all Travel Advice and Information.
The following links may be of use to you :
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries
Scottish Citylink Coaches
Jacobite Steam Train ( the "Harry Potter train" )