Papillon is surrounded by Loch Vatten on two sides and croftland on the the other two sides. Wildlife is in abundance with seals sunning themselves on the rocks of the loch,rabbits grazing the garden and a huge variety of birds including Buzzards, Merlins, Oystercatchers, Geese, Pippets and Tits to name a few. White Tailed Sea Eagles have also been sighted in the area
Dunvegan, home to the famous Dunvegan Castle, is a few miles away and offers a Post office, Bakery, Restaurants, cafe, shops and art gallery. Edinbane, Home to the Edinbane Inn, Edinbane Lodge and Edinbane Pottery is a short drive away. Michelin star restaurant Lochside is located 20 minutes drive away in Waternish peninsula and recommended for that special occasion. Harlosh is an ideal base for exploring with Glendale, Neist point Lighthouse, The Coral Beach, Carbost (home to Talisker distillery and nearby Fairy Pools) and the capital town, Portree are all a short drive away.
Our address is: Papillon, 8 Dunanellerich, Harlosh, Isle of Skye, IV55 8ZH
Travelling by car
If you are travelling from the north and Inverness you are probably going to approach the island via the Skye Bridge (there is no toll).
Due to limited mobile phone signal on Skye it is best to download googlemaps before you travel to us
If you are approaching from the south you have two options; either the drive via Glen Garry or via the Mallaig ferry. The B&B is 96 miles (2hr drive) from Fort William,(This doesnt include the time for the ferry crossing) incorporating the ferry journey or 125 miles (2hr30mins drive) from Fort William, via the scenic Glen Garry and Shiel Bridge route.
Arriving from the south and on the ferry is a wonderful way to approach the Sleat peninsula. Caledonian MacBrayne operate the Mallaig to Armadale ferry all year round.
If you are coming via the Mallaig to Armadale Ferry please ensure you have booked your ferry in advance as they get very busy. Also, if you miss your ferry the de-tour to reach us via the Skye bridge is quite lengthy.