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Seafront Georgian Townhouse in Portree Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Superb Location On The Waterfront And Only A Stroll Away From Restaurants And The Town Center

A seriously special, seaside house located in Portree's conservation area. A fabulous honeymoon location or family retreat - this 3 storey Georgian Townhouse has breathtaking views, private parking and a beach front garden.

The house is beautifully furnished and decorated throughout in coastal colours by Farrow and Ball. The lounge/dining room has an open fireplace, bulging bookshelves, original artwork, nautical maps, and seagrass rugs.

Tricia MacDonald
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enchanting house. Enchanting harbour. Enchanting Isle of Skye. I love this place. Very special. -D Hepburn,
Jun 2013
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Portree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Luxury Bathroom (Top floor) with large rainfall shower, Fired Earth free standing double bath, WC and washbasin. Family Bathroom (First floor) with bath/shower over, washbasin and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Super King bed, walk-in wardrobe, sea views. Bedroom 2 with Twin beds, window seat and sea views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Boswell House is a much adored holiday home which we love to share with family and friends, so we only advertise occasional weeks. The harbour was designed by Thomas Telford in 1818 and Beaumont Crescent was built around 1835. It was described as a gentile, curving terrace for respectable families. It is a superb location and ideal base for touring the Island. Outside: Pretty front garden with bistro table and direct access to the shore. Parking for two cars. Small rear garden with drying area. Use of private running mooring for small boats. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer and access to small rear garden with drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White linen and fluffy white towels.


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Seafront Georgian Townhouse in Portree Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A treasure!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week in January and loved staying in Boswell House! The wood burning fireplace made cold winter evenings cozy and warm.

The bedrooms were huge with a very comfortable bed in the bedroom we used. Lived the well supplied kitchen and pantry were perfect!

What can we say except we loved it and would definitely come back.

Highly recommended!!

Tricia was so helpful and always re

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and precious house

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely amazing. Location can’t be better, viewing from the windows take your breath away. Lovely, cozy, charming... it ain’t enough words to describe how beautiful the house is. This property is perfect for families or friends as so is big and spacious. It also got plenty of books, board games and movies. We loved every corner of it!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Had the best stay in Portree, the house was gorgeous and more than we could have asked for. Perfect location, extremely clean, Tricia was at the end of a call or email if we needed her and would highly recommend staying here. We have already recommended to friends if they ever go to skye here is the place to stay

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful location with good accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect house in a perfect location, and perfect hosts in Tricia and John. When we plan our next trip to Skye, our first step will be to check Boswell House's availability.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Tricia was incredibly helpful and considerate. The house is wonderful to be in and in a perfect location! We had the best time and hopefully will be returning soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic location on the waterfront with views across the Bay and Harbour. Enjoy a glass of wine in the garden and watch the fishing boats return home each evening with the daily catch.


By Road ; via Skye bridge or Malaig/Armadale ferry.

By Train ; nearest station Kyle of Localsh.

By Bus ; regular direct buses from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

By Air ; nearest Airport Inverness.

Car hire available in Portree and Inverness


Kyle of Localsh - 34 miles

Inverness - 112 miles

Glasgow - 210 miles

Edinburgh - 235 miles

Further Details:

Skye offers something for everyone; walking, climbing, sailing, fishing, clay shooting, paint balling, horse riding and boat trip.

A stones throw from the village with its variety of independent shops and excellent restaurants. Portree also has three banks, a supermarket, a Cinema, a small Theatre and a Tourist Information office.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $34.62

One well behaved dog is accepted for additional fee of £25 (but please restrict to ground floor)

Changeover days are FRIDAY or SUNDAY.

However CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR arrivals and departures are flexible so please phone/email.

PETS - A dog may be accepted with prior approval but must not be allowed in bedrooms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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