The Cottage LocationA secluded location in Torrin with stunning views of Blaven and the Cuillins
The Old Church is situated on the edge of the small village of Torrin. Torrin is 6 miles along the B8083 which runs the 14 miles from Broadford to Elgol. The journey takes you from Broadford, with all of the facilities you’ll need – petrol, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, a post office and should the need arise a small hospital with A and E department – to a land that remains virtually untouched by man, in only fifteen minutes.
How to get here
Although Skye is an island, the Skye bridge, which is now toll free, makes the journey from Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, to Kyleakin on Skye, simple.
Once on the island turn right at the roundabout and travel 8 miles on the A87 until you reach Broadford. After passing the supermarket and petrol station in Broadford turn left on the B8083, signposted to Elgol. Carry on for seven miles and you’ll reach the village of Torrin.
Continue through Torrin to the far side of the village where you will find The Old Church set back from the road on the right hand side. It is the last house on the right before the road drops down to Loch Slapin.
Caledonian MacBrayne run a regular ferry service from Mallaig to Armadale on Skye. When you arrive at Armadale take the A851 signed to Broadford and then follow the directions above.
During the summer a second ferry route opens between Glenelg and Kylerhea on Skye. The popularity of this route is mainly due to the beautiful drive to Glenelg through the Highlands.
It has become increasingly popular to fly to Inverness and hire a car to make the 2½ hour journey to Skye. A number of carriers, including Ryan Air and British Airways, fly to Inverness from regional airports as well as London. Once you arrive, car hire is available, but we advise you to book in advance.
Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland has good train connections with Inverness and the rest of the country. From Kyle you can either take one of the many buses to Skye or pick up a hire car, but we advise you to book in advance.