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Probably Voted the 4th best island in the world by National Geographic Magazine the Isle of Skye is now firmly fixed as a globally renowned holiday destination. It’s spectacular scenery is fast becoming a hit with Hollywood filmmakers and fans alike. Many travellers make the most of the summer months to visit the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago however when the cold weather flows in over the winter the Island is transformed into a crisp winter wonderland. The mountains are snowcapped, the fields and trees dusted with frost, winter wildlife is abundant from golden eagles to red deer and fewer visitors means easier access to the number of spectacular walks and climbs that the island is home to. Nestled in the small village of Carbost on the shores of Loch Harport, The Old Inn is a cosy highland pub boasting open fires, accommodation to suit all budgets and is pet and family friendly. Sitting next to the famed Talisker whisky Distillery, its traditional environment makes it the perfect place to have a dram after a cold winter’s day exploring the sights and sounds of this island gem. The Inn is a hub for the local community and offers a fantastic base for exploring the island. A warm highland welcome awaits all, including dogs, which are welcome in the bar and Bed and Breakfast accommodation. CAMRA recommended, the wide selection of real ales flow from the well stocked bar and the hearty fare is freshly prepared by highly trained chefs who create traditional highland dishes with local fish, meat and produce all being used in every meal. We love dogs Sporting spectacular views of the Loch overlooking the Cuillin Hills mountain range there is a shore hugging patio to take it all in which in the winter would require a warm jacket and a hot toddy to fully appreciate. Live highland entertainment is on the menu in the form of session nights run by local musicians on a Thursday and Friday nights and guests bands regularly feature on a Saturday night, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing evening of traditional tunes, after a tough day on the mountains or a tour exploring around the island. The Lodge at The Old Inn provides bed and breakfast accommodation in the form of modern fully en-suite rooms with each having views of the loch. The Bed and Breakfast family chalet overlooks the patio and sports fantastic views up towards the Cuillins. If self catering is more to your taste the Inn also offers accommodation in the Waterfront Bunkhouse in a choice of dorms of 4 or 6 bunks. Complete with kitchen and dining area flowing into the open plan living space, laundry and drying room facilities the bunkhouse offers everything you need for your visit to Skye at a very reasonable cost starting at £20 per bunk per night. W ith food being served all day until 9pm, packed lunches available and a wide selection of hot and cold drinks at the bar the Old Inn is the perfect place to start your winter adventure on Skye. So whether it be hillwalking or ice climbing, photography or simply a chilly afternoon drive exploring the stunning landscapes staying at the Old Inn is the place to start the day with a hearty breakfast and end it with a hot chocolate by the open fire..... and maybe a dram or two just to warm up properly.


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