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Seafront Georgian Townhouse in Portree Conservation area.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - 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.


Owner
Tricia MacDonald
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

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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Amenities

Portree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Seafront Georgian Townhouse in Portree Conservation area.
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5

Very good, well presented and maintained. Beautiful house. Everything one would need.

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We immediately felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Fantastic location to explore skye. View from the house was amazing, lovely to wake up to every morning. Had all the home comforts one would need. Nice and quiet and also close to restaurants, shops, bars and much more. We would definitely recommend the house to others and would love to return in a couple of years hopefully for a couple of weeks. It was my partners first trip to Skye and he said that he couldn't have asked for a better location. We ate at the sea breeze restaurant on the harbour front, an amazing meal. The kitchen was well equipped and I enjoyed preparing some of our meals at our beautiful home for the week. Thank you for a great holiday. 🤗? 👍?

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great house with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. The property is very clean and very well furnished and equipped! Everything is of the high standard, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher are all Mièle. The rooms are big and very comfortable. Bathrooms are really nice, especially the one on the top floor. The property also has private parking for two cars, which is a must in Portree during the high season. There are lots of nice restaurants and cafes, and there are two Coops close to the Property. We will really recommend this property for the holidays. Thank you Tricia and John.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Elegant and tasteful property in harbour location.

  • 5 of 5

Family of four and dog spent a great week in very comfortable house with wonderful sea views and access to sheltered and sunny garden at front. House is over three levels with a feature bathroom on top floor and fire in living room, overall it is finished to a high standard. The property is well situated for eating out in Portree with adequate private parking at front of house, however it can get quite busy with tourists taking pictures of the harbour or house!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect property for a holiday on Skye

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Boswell House. The location could not be better (right on the seafront in Portree), and the views out the front are spectacular. The property is gorgeously renovated, immaculately cared for, and very well equipped to serve as a home away from home. There are a range of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance, and Portree itself is a good base for exploring the island. We cannot wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Boswell House, Portree.

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay. The house is wonderful and the view from the front windows is stunning.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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superb cottage

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This is a very well equipped cottage with a fine view of the bay. It is most comfortable - coal fire not too easy to light, but good. Bathrooms and beds wonderful. We will come back. Tiny but attractive garden with table and 2 chairs for outdoor eating

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.