Varis is 500m off the main A87 route to Skye situated in an elevated position accessed from a narrow road. It overlooks Loch Alsh towards the Kylerhea narrows between GlenElg on the mainland and Skye.

Address: Varis, Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DH

OS Grid Reference : NG818273

Latitude 57.284675 Longitude -5.6210378

Being 5 miles from the Skye Bridge, Plockton and Eilean Donan Castle, Varis is a great base for exploring Skye and this portion of the west coast.

Varis is the end house of a small cluster so it has neighbours below and to one side but feels secluded. The garden has a gate to the NTS managed woodland that is to the side and rear of the property.

We have to be honest, public transport to/from Varis is limited. The main provision is the long distance buses serving Skye from Inverness or Glasgow which stop by the Balmacara Hotel 500m below the house. However, the buses will stop so you can get about by bus with a bit of planning. At Kyle of Lochalsh you have the terminus of one of the most scenic railway lines in Scotland – the Kyle Line operated by ScotRail.

Arial view of Varis
Arial view of Varis