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Beach front garden
Beach front garden with telephone box
Sunset over Portree Bay
Spacious Area
Lounge
Kitchen area
Kitchen
En suite Bedroom
Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Portree Bay
Looking towards the property
1 / 12  Beach front garden
2 / 12  Beach front garden with telephone box
3 / 12  Sunset over Portree Bay
4 / 12  Spacious Area
5 / 12  Lounge
6 / 12  Kitchen area
7 / 12  Kitchen
8 / 12  En suite Bedroom
9 / 12  Double Bedroom
10 / 12  Twin Bedroom
11 / 12  Portree Bay
12 / 12  Looking towards the property

Portree Bay House

Portree, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • This wonderful well-presented traditional Georgian house nestled in the magnificent Portree Bay
  • Situated in a splendid seafront location, enjoying panoramic views overlooking the beach and out to sea
  • The Cullin is home to twelve Munros and offers the best walking and climbing in the UK
  • Take a tour of the Talisker Whisky distillery which has become a worldwide brand
  • Book a wildlife and Sea Eagle boat trip from Portree Harbour for an unforgettable experience
  • Visit Dunvegan Castle and gardens and the magical fairy pools at Glenbrittle
Property code: 42779

The house is a beautifully preserved listed three storey stone house set in the iconic location with panoramic views over the bay, Raasay and the Cullins. Beachfront garden with Private access to the beach. The telephone box in the garden is the most photographed in Scotland.

Enjoy the heart of the Isle of Skye with a stay in this remarkable period property. Preserved in traditional country-style, this home is a true escape to nature. Enjoy far-reaching harbour views and your own private beach, adorned with unique red telephone box for a truly British stay. This cottage comfortably sleeps four guests across three stories, the perfect spot for your family holiday.

As a listed Georgian home, the owners of this cottage have lovingly maintained a traditional country style throughout. Unique feature fireplaces, original wooden cabinets and plenty of antique furniture ensure a farmhouse style throughout, perfect for a home in a charming fishing village.

On arrival, you can head straight into the spacious lounge, boasting plenty of comfy seating options, a TV for unwinding in an evening and a handful of books that you’re more than welcome to enjoy. Head through into the open-plan kitchen and dining space where you can prepare food for the family on the original farmhouse Aga. This Aga will create a cosy space to enjoy breakfast early on a morning, soaking up the views of the surrounding countryside from the windows.

Heading up narrow cottage-style stairs to the first floor and you’ll find two of three bedrooms. Both of these are tastefully decorated and offer space to store clothes throughout your stay. One of these bedrooms boasts an en-suite bathroom and the other, a unique custom-made vanity table.

The third bedroom can be found on the second floor and is made up as a charming twin room, ideal for younger guests. Enjoy the abundance of space in this light-filled bedroom, wonderful to wake up to each morning.

Part of the beauty of this home is the private beach space to the front of the property. Relax on the garden furniture and enjoy al fresco morning coffee or evening drinks.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 Bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms on first floor, 1 with en-suite bath and WC, 1 with vanity wash basin. 1 twin on the second floor
  • Maximum occupancy 4 including children
  • 2 Bathrooms: 1 en-suite with bath and WC on first floor, 1 shower room with shower and WC on second floor
  • Kitchen: with Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher Utility: with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge
  • Lounge: with TV and DVD
  • Dining area with table and seating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels and bedlinen included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 dog welcome - please note the dog is only permitted on the ground floor
  • Off-street parking available
  • Beach garden with seating
  • Beach, shops, restaurants and pubs all within walking distance
  • Additional info: £100 security deposit required payable direct to the owner

The surrounding Portree is the capital of the popular Isle of Skye and you can easily while away a few days in this well-established town. It's still a popular fishing location and you can rest assured that there are plenty of quality seafood restaurants on offer here. Children will love fishing from the end of the pier (200 metres) and you can purchase the freshest fish to take home and cook. And, if the weather isn't on your side, enjoy a trip to the local cinema (1.5 miles).

 

Be sure to explore the island by foot, with tons of remarkable walks, hiking and biking routes available locally. Many head to the island to walk the Old Man of Storr (7 miles), a route with incredible sea views. For more challenging routes, embark on a trip up the world-famous Black Cuillin mountain range, accessible approximately 24 miles away. This area boasts an impressive 12 Munros ready for you to bag.

 

For a more laid-back day out, you can visit the Isle of Skye's local golf club just 13.5 miles away. Or perhaps you'd prefer a day exploring the area's rich and exciting history. Head to Dunvegan Castle and explore its grounds and gardens (21.5 miles), before pressing on to the glistening turquoise waters of Coral Beach (25 miles).

 

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Esther 24th August 2019

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Situation and views amazing, convenient for shops, restaurants, carry-outs, boat trips etc. Parking space great. Very comfortable. Stairs a bit steep but only problem for small child or someone with a disability. Property is on floors.

Reviewed by Fiona 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Sandra 6th July 2019

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It's in an ideal situation with a beautiful view of the harbour area. There is parking for up to two cars. The cottage is very comfortable and we loved using the AGA. A great location to have a family holiday and explore the island.

Reviewed by Lynn 25th May 2019

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Probably the best spot in Portree. Look out of your window, watch the boats, watch the weather change, try a spot of home baking in the Aga! This house even has a little garden area with table and chairs to sit out in, immediately adjacent to the water. Shops, restaurants and bars all within five minutes walk.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th October 2018

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Great location! Very homely and traditionally furnished. Great source of hot water. Enjoyed using Aga although might not be for everyone. Bring your own toys for young kids though as weather is prone to be very changeable!

Reviewed by Karen 22nd September 2018

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Reviewed by Julia 18th August 2018

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The location is amazing, with fantastic views over Portree harbour. Lots of tourists walked passed and came into the garden to take photos - some even sat and ate their chips! The house itself is a good size, but in parts tired and in need of updating. Also we found the layout impractical. Door needed on en-suite!

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Location

Map
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