Borve Guest House

Borve Guest House is a small, family-run establishment in Torlum on the island of Benbecula. Under the new ownership of Mary & Ian Potton. Borve is a well known guest house with a good reputation. Mary, born and bred in Torlum, is highly regarded for her culinary and hosting skills, providing quality food and accommodation at affordable prices.

The guest house provides an excellent base for exploring the beautiful beaches, lochs and moorland that characterise the island, and seeing all the wildlife they attract. It is conveniently located for Benbecula airport (3 miles), a range of local attractions and places to eat. The remains of Borve Castle are on the doorstep.


Borve Guest House is situated on a croft which is also home to Borve Castle, built by Amy MacRuairi, the first wife of John, Lord of the Isles, around 1350. At this time, the Lords of the Isles were at the height of their power and Clan Ranald, closely connected with the Lordship, had a strong presence in the area. Descendants of Clan Ranald lived in the castle until the 1715 Jacobite rising, when it was abandoned.

The three-storey high tower reached 30 feet and would originally have stood just off the shoreline on an islet; the coast of Benbecula has changed so much in the years since that it now sits much further inland on the machair. Although now in a dilapidated state, the remains of the five-foot thick walls are still in evidence, and the sense of power and defiance that it once represented remains.


Discover Our Rooms

Borve Guest House has four letting rooms:

one single, two twins and one double.
The double room has one double bed and one single bed and can be used as a family room.

Three of the rooms have en-suite facilities; the remaining twin room has private bath/shower. All rooms are supplied with toiletries of a high standard, a well stocked hospitality tray, TV/DVD, clock radio and hairdryer.

Rooms are available from 4pm and 6pm, and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure; see our terms and conditions for further details.

Double Room En-suite

Start from £110.00/night

03 Max guest

22 Size m2

01 Bedroom

Room Detail

Single Room En-suite

Start from £55.00/night

01 Max guest

12 Size m2

01 Bedroom

Room Detail

Twin Room with private bath/shower

Start from £80.00/night

02 Max guest

12 Size m2

01 Bedroom

Room Detail

Twin Room En-suite

Start from £85.00/night

02 Max guest

17 Size m2

01 Bedroom

Room Detail


During your stay

Free & Unlimited Wifi

Breakfast Included

Close to Airport


Contact Us

5A Torlum, Isle of Benbecula, Western Isles HS7 5PP, SCOTLAND

Mary on 07908 642848 or 01870 602685

+7 509-412-4661
PHONE (24/7)