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Isle of Skye Self Catering cottage, Greshornish Boathouse, Dunvegan, sleeps 3

Areas: Isle of Skye

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Greshornish Boathouse
Highlands and Islands
IV51 9PN

Greshornish Boathouse, Dunvegan, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 3

Pricing From: £306.00

Sleeping two people in one bedroom, this cosy first floor apartment is located above a boathouse on the shore of Loch Greshornish, on the Isle of Skye.

Greshornish Boathouse is a cosy first floor apartment above a boathouse on the shores of Loch Greshornish on Skye. There is one double bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and views over the loch. Outside is one parking space.

Greshornish Boathouse is a wonderful base for enjoying walking, exploring the spectacular coastline and drinking in the peace and quiet of this mystical island.


Mouldy, visibly damp and smelly, such that it made me ill and I left early. Best avoided!
The property was visibly mouldy, with damp patches and smelly to the extent that it made me feel chesty, despite not having any pre-existing respiratory problems, so definitely avoid this if you have asthma, or just prefer not to smell like you have been kept in the loft for a year! It was so bad that I left half way through the week and returned home. A complete waste of my time and money, especially as it was a 26 hour round trip by car. When I complained to Sykes Cottages (prior to leaving) they were incredibly unhelpful and told me that I should just leave and go home if I was not satisfied. They refused to send anyone to look at the issues, refused to offer alternative accommodation and refused compensation. Completely useless customer service and I would never, ever book with them again.

May differ from expectations
Contrary to the description of a rural retreat, whilst remote, the property is adjacent to a slipway and active boat yard belonging to the fish farm, so there are tractors and cars arriving in the mornings seven days a week and fish food crates create a background smell. The cottage does have good views of the Loch and whilst a little tired we very much enjoyed watching the seals and were lucky enough to see an otter in front of the Boathouse. The surrounding landscape is fabulous and we enjoyed our stay. We asked before we went if there was a baking tray as we brought a leg of lamb to cook and there were no trays which would fit in the oven. There were other niggles but we always travel with supplies and nothing was insurmountable. If you are out and about each day, it may be ideal, the stove made it cosy and there was plenty of wood and coal supplied.

An absolutely stunning location, the view out of the lounge window is second to none. The property is exactly what we were looking for.
Mr Sprules

Remote and quiet with a beautiful view.
Mrs Heard

The view from the front window at Greshornish Boathouse was just fantastic. It was so calming and soothing gazing across the Loch and witnessing the vast wildlife come and go as they please. The Boathouse was a wonderful place to stay for our first visit to Skye. Very reasonably priced and plenty of walks within a half hour drive. Lovely to take our golden retriever with us to this beautiful place. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone.
Mr Roberts



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television


Double Beds


Electric storage heaters with wall-mounted electric panel heater in sitting room
Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, portable TV (no signal, for playing videos and DVDs only), DVD player, selection of videos and DVDs
Electricity inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 2 cars
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Hotel with restaurant 5 mins walk (seasonal, check opening times, booking essential)
Pub and shop less than 5 miles
Working fish farm is within close proximity of the property

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Hugh's Castle (Caisteal Uisdein) - 3.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Fairy Bridge - 4.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Kensaleyre Standing Stones - 4.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Trotternish Peninsula - 5.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tote Pictish Stone - 5.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Skeabost Chapel - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Dunvegan Castle - 6.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Dun Beag Broch - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Captain Fraser's Folly - 6.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Dunvegan, St Mary's Old Church - 7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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