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Sail Loft named as one of world’s best new hostels

The Sail Loft in Portsoy has been listed as one of the world's top new hostels by American Express Essentials. The listing comes as a welcome surprise to the team and staff who operate The Sail Loft, who were unaware of the accolade until it was announced. The listing significantly boosts global recognition of the self catering accommodation which opened earlier this year and has since achieved 4 star hostel

August 23rd, 2017|

Thanks to local businesses for support

The Sail Loft team would like to extend sincere thanks to the following local businesses, all of which have gone above and beyond to support the efforts to rectify The Sail Loft following the recent flooding. With thanks to their efforts, The Sail loft has resumed normal service and is welcoming guests to stay. Aberdeenshire Council AD Walker Ltd David Urquhart Joiners Gray's Composting Services (Charles Gray) Seafield Estates

July 13th, 2017|

Duke of Rothesay officially opens The Sail Loft Bunkhouse

The Duke of Rothesay officially opened The Sail Loft on Tuesday 13th June, just days after flash flooding hit the four star accommodation facility. Despite heavy rainfall and flash flooding the week prior to his organised visit, Prince Charles was determined to keep the engagement and visited the buildings. During a tour of the Sail Loft, His Royal Highness met donors, supporters and members of the restoration team who facilitated

July 7th, 2017|

Sail Loft service resumes following flooding

Update The Sail Loft has resumed normal business following reinstatement of the access road and repairs to the damage caused by the flood water. The accommodation was fully booked for the recent Scottish Traditional Boat Festival which took place in the town on 24th & 25th June. Booking can be made via our website. The Sail Loft Team would like to sincerely thank all contractors, Aberdeenshire Council and the local

July 7th, 2017|

Aberdeenshire hostel sails to the stars

Former sail loft earns tourism accolade  A brand new hostel, converted from an 18th-century sail-making loft, has received a four-star award from VisitScotland at its very first attempt. Following a £1.8 million renovation, the Sail Loft, located at the Back Green in the town of Portsoy, received the award from the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme. The QA Scheme is a benchmark for quality across the tourism industry

April 28th, 2017|