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Kingsburgh Boathouse

3 Kingsburgh
Tel: 07815803281
Romantic, secluded loch-side one-bedroom cottage, with space for baby cot. Lots of sea-birds and sometimes dolphins or porpoises, otters or the hare. Off the beaten track, but just 15 minutes from Portree, Skye's capital. Online booking is possible for weekly stays commencing on a Saturday; if a different start day or shorter stay is wanted, please e-mail or call and we'll try to assist.

Facilities

  • Disabled Access
  • Fishing
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Hiking
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 23:30
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 10:30
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: All guests must be 18 or over, no children are allowed.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 2 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

5.0
out of 5
47 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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12th May 2024:

Kingburgh Boathouse is exceptional, both inside and out. We couldn’t have been more delighted with everything.

Tips:

The large Co-Op on the outskirts of Portree is ideal for stocking up on provisions en route. The Fairy Pools, Quairing, Dunvegan Castle and the Coral Beach are all well worth a visit. Edinbane Lodge and Loch Bay are lovely restaurants for a special treat.

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5
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20th April 2024:

Just wow! What an amazing four night stay we had at the Boathouse! The house is very secluded but still close enough to everything Skye has to offer (including the shops in Portree) and we made the most amazing memories! However, we would have been happy to spend our days looking out through the windows at the most wonderful scenery you could imagine. The Boathouse has everything you need with impressive attention to detail and the bed is the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep in!! This property is absolutely magical and we can’t wait to return (hopefully for longer next time).

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5
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26th March 2024:

Kingsburgh Boathouse was perfect in everyday for our stay. Due to an unforeseen medical accident in the Azores little did we know what a wonderful place to recover this would be. Healing both physically and mentally. The peaceful location was exactly what we needed. The house is fully outfitted with all you can think you would need and more. The kitchen is fully stocked w/all a person would need. All high end from pots and pans to linens. The heated slate floors felt amazing. Christina is a wonderful hostess. We had a ferry cancelation due to weather and it was no problem to rent the house for 3 extra nights. It bought us peace of mind. We will be back.

Tips:

*Stein Inn in Stein on Waternish Peninsula. It is the oldest bar/pub on Skye. The atmosphere is great. *Edinbane Inn has the most mouthwatering Roast beef on Sundays w/great Scottish music starting at 3pm in the bar. *Co-op in Portree (first left at traffic circle heading into Portree) has all you need for groceries. *Healthfood Store in Portree has great options also. *Hiking/Hill walking. Many wonderful hill walks on Skye. I would totally recommend the Fairy Glen, Scorrybreac trail in Portree, Rhbha Hunish one of our favorites. Coral Beach easy paved most of the way. Kingsburgh wooded trails. Sky Gin is very good as is the variety of Beer. Bellhavens Best is my favorite ale in all of Scotland.

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5
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6th January 2024:

We don’t really want to recommend as we want to keep it to ourselves!! It’s a perfect get away - fabulous views, comfortable accommodation which is finished to an extremely high standard. We loved it and will be back!

Tips:

Deli Gasta in Broadford for great coffee, lunch and cake. The Oyster Shed Carbost for fantastic seafood al fresco. Not too much open when we were there at NewYear but these were highlights. Walks included around the headland in Portree and Talisker Bay.

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5
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6th November 2023:

We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at the Kingsburgh Boathouse. The location is stunning on the shore of Loch Snizort. We watched the sun rise from the bedroom and saw seals in the Loch most mornings. The cottage is incredibly well appointed and feels very cosy. Christina (the owner) was extremely helpful and accommodating. We'd definitely stay again.

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5
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9th October 2023:

What a treat to stay at the Kingsburgh boathouse. The location is great. Off the beaten path but centrally located to all the attractions of the island. The house is beautifully decorated and every window has a postcard view. We very much enjoyed our stay.

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We had a special lunch at Three Chimneys restaurant. Food and service were first rate. A bit of a splurge but so worth it

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5
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30th September 2023:

Really beautiful Boathouse right on the lakeside. Only 20 minutes out from Portree the location is great and ideal for those wanting to have a bit of solitude.

Tips:

We went to the Edinbane Lodge for dinner which was next level dining. We also caught a ferry to Rasaay and enjoyed a distillery tour which I would recommend for anyone with an interest.

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5
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14th September 2023:

A perfect stay for us in a very nice location. Information and contct was fine. Thank you.

Tips:

With a car we were able to see the entire Isle of Skye in 3 days. Loch Coruisk by boat, Neist Point, the Quiraing and the Cuillin are really beautiful.

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5
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3rd September 2023:

This was our 4th trip to the Boathouse but the first under the relatively new ownership of Christina & James. The property still has the fully equipped kitchen, heated floors and towel rack and the best location on Skye! What is there not to like?

Tips:

Three of our favorite restaurants are the Stein Inn, the Edinbane Inn and the Uig Hotel.

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5
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12th August 2023:

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5
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6th August 2023:

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5
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29th July 2023:

A beautiful boathouse in a superb location with gorgeous views from every window. This is an excellent place to stay and a perfect base for visiting other areas of Skye and spotting wildlife.

Tips:

If you like wildlife, there is plenty. During our stay we saw seals, sea eagles and a pod of dolphins all from the boathouse. The post office and shop on the approach to Uig is well stocked if you need a few items, the Co-op in Portree is a bit further but has pretty much everything. The Coral Beach was stunning, but be prepared for tricky parking conditions.

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5
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17th July 2023:

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We had a fantastic time in such a peaceful place on the loch side. The Boathouse is presented very well indeed and has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as you would want. Highly recommended. We would definitely return.

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5
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10th July 2023:

Stunning in every respect. We could not rate our experience more highly.

Tips:

Wildlife boat tour with Skye Boat Trips in Portree harbour.

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5
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9th July 2023:

Thank you for the perfect time in kingsburgh boathouse. We love the place. We will come back.

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5
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30th June 2023:

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5
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28th June 2023:

A minor point for future improvement would be to have an induction hob rather than halogen, also the hob and bathroom extractors need a little attention but still 5 for facilities.

Tips:

If you wish to go out for a meal you'll need to book in advance as restaurants are fully booked well in advance on Skye. When we visit in future, we'll bring a rod to marine fish from the garden as we saw some large fish jumping during out stay and the water goes quite deep very quickly. Loved the clear waters and so presumably did the two White Tailed Sea Eagles which landed on the cliffs opposite though we needed a spotting scope to see them except when they flew directly over the cottage. Easy access to Portree, the Old Man of Storr, the Quirang, Fairy Glen and and a great day trip out to Neist Point and Fairy Falls. We used "Smidge" which is great for keeping midges and horseflies from spoiling our Scottish trip.

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5
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23rd June 2023:

Stunning location. Beautiful views all around. Exceedingly clean. All the fittings were of a high standard. Absolutely faultless.

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5
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31st May 2023:

It was delightful. A comfortable house in a magical place

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5
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30th May 2023:

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5
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7th May 2023:

The only thing that bothered us: the roof window in the shower has no curtain, you can look in there from the other house. Apart from that everything was perfect!

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5
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30th April 2023:

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5
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24th April 2023:

Perfect break as always

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Not found anywhere that's isn't good

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5
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15th April 2023:

We had such a fantastic stay. Stunning scenery in a fantastic setting - not too far away from local conveniences but very quiet. The check-in is very easy and facilities are fantastic.

Tips:

Follow the host's recommendations on cafes/restaurants etc. Do be aware that the wifi and 4G in the area is fairly slow - download anything you need and don't expect to be able to work remotely. The road down to the boathouse is a bit uneven but we managed it in a small and slightly iffy hire car.

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4.8
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2nd April 2023:

the boathouse was comfortable and clean.

Tips:

Enjoyed woodfired pizza from Pizza in the Skye. https://www.pizzaintheskye.com/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

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5
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15th October 2022:

A gem of a cottage with lovely touches of luxury in an absolutely stunning location. We were delighted to glimpse an otter and two sea eagles flew over on our last day. Absolutely perfect, thank you.

Tips:

We had a wonderful meal at the Ferry Inn at Uig and loved our two hour wildlife trip in a boat from Portree.

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5
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10th October 2022:

The Boathouse is perched on a loch with beautiful views in all directions. The inside is very comfortable, with views from all windows so beautiful you think it’s a painting instead of a window. The upstairs suite is so inviting, including a soaking tub with a window that looks out on the loch. The sunsets are endless and ever changing. The owners are nearby if you have questions or need anything. It was a spectacular setting and a memorable week for us!

Tips:

Restaurants are a bit of a drive, and you must make dinner reservations well in advance. The nicest restaurant was booked for the month. We ended up cooking all dinners at the cottage. There is a Co-Op grocery store in Portree, make sure you go to the larger one (we didn’t discover it until the end of the trip). Skye is full of beautiful sights, you can’t go wrong just driving around! We also went to Raasay Distillery which was a short ferry ride and a lovely tour. We tried to go to the Highland Games, but they were sold out-first time in 145 years! So if you are planning, order tickets online! We were disappointed that we couldn’t get in, but the next day was the Portree Agricultural Show, and it was fantastic! Skye is a beautiful place, full of friendly people!

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5
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25th September 2022:

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Trip to St Kilda with "Go to St Kilda" from Stein was an excellent day out.

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4.8
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26th June 2022:

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5
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20th June 2022:

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5
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22nd May 2022:

Christina was always so helpful and responsive. The bed was very comfortable and the house was spacious. Little touches like maps and binoculars were wonderful!

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5
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8th May 2022:

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5
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8th January 2022:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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17th October 2021:

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5
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26th September 2021:

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5
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6th September 2021:

Another fantastic week at the Boathouse, thanks Christina. The Boathouse is the most peaceful place and is beautifully equipped. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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Great fishing off the rocks at the foot of the garden

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5
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22nd August 2021:

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5
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12th August 2021:

Informative, friendly owners who respond speedily with a warm manner - despite not meeting face to face due to COVID. House is lovely and very comfortable - decor relaxing and layout very good.

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5
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27th July 2021:

We had such a lovely friendly welcome from the whole family and the communication prior and during our stay was perfect. Great advice and recommendations too. The house was incredible with everything we needed for our stay and every aspect gave the most wonderful views that quite literally changed as you watched it - from wildlife visiting the shore to indescribable sunsets over the loch looking out to Lewis. A wonderful retreat not to be missed.

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Explore, Rest, Repeat

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5
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17th July 2021:

The boathouse is a great base to explore Skye. Or just lookout of the the many windows at the views. We saw an Otter everyday and a seal and many many birds. On a clear day we could see the Cullins on one side and the outter Hebridies on the other with the most amazing sunset.

Tips:

We tried to fit in to much and spent a lot of time driving around Skye. I suggest do less and experience more. Saying that we went on guided wildlife tour and saw lots of Skye while spotting golden eagles sea eagles, red deer and a seals. No sign of an Otter until we came home!!

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5
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24th September 2020:

A great location in well equipped accommodation. Had everything that we would have expected to make our stay perfect! Will definitely book again!

Tips:

Fairy Pools very busy and avoided, but the coral beach was great. Edinbane Inn hospitable and good food. Three Chimmneys a great treat. South Skye Kayaks brilliant and great day, as was the Seaflower trip to Rona - the best langoustines we have tasted for lunch!

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5
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11th August 2020:

James and Christina were very helpful both before and during our stay. We had an incredible stay largely because the Boathouse is such a fantastic holiday destination.

Tips:

We had a lovely meal at the Edinbane inn one evening, and would recommend it to future guests. We would also urge future guests to make the most of the location on the water: bring wetsuits, kayaks, paddle boards etc. We did and it made it all the more fun! We would also recommend the Seafari Experience Jurassic Coast boat trip which leaves from Portree harbour. It was great to see the local wildlife and also an amazing way of exploring the coast of Skye.

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5
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19th March 2020:

An outstandingly, private and beautiful location!

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Just a 10 minute drive to Portree and even less to Uig, but remote enough that if you don't want to see a soul, you won't.

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5
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16th February 2020:

Kingsburgh Boathouse is a wonderful space to stay. Perched on the edge of a loch with spectacular views to the Cuillins in the south-west and north up Loch Snizort and the open sea, it sits in a perfect location. The accommodation is beautifully appointed with big windows to the views and all the amenities that you'd expect of a five star self-catering cottage. It's a perfect place to escape from the world in comfort and enjoy the peace.

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5
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29th December 2019:

Lovely house with lots of privacy. Wood burner makes the place very cosy even when the weather is bad.

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Great for watching the wildlife in comfort.

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5
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13th June 2019:

This was the holiday house of a lifetime. A beautiful conversion of an old building, comprehensively and tastefully equipped, with uninterrupted views across the loch, to the Cuillin Mountains, and North to the sea and the Outer Hebrides. Only 15m drive to Portree and all mod cons including vast range of restaurants etc. For those who like sunsets, sheep, scenery and sumptuous solitude it wouldn't be possible to do better.

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SCORRYBREAC CIRCUIT is an excellent 3k circular walk from Portree. It feels twice as long as it is, has varied terrain, and is possibly worth doing in both directions. RELISH is a first rate sandwich shop in Wentworth St, Portree.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your kind comments - and many congratulations again on your wedding in Skye!

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25th May 2019:

The location and cottage were stunning. We had great weather so amazing sunsets and bird watching. The boathouse itself was spotless and had all the amenities we needed for our stay on Skye. Carol was so pleasant to work with and followed up to any of our questions.

Tips:

If you plan to eat out, recommend booking restaurants at least a day in advance, if not more for busier times. Portree can get very busy and restaurants tend to book fast. There is a coop grocer about 10 minutes south of the boathouse which was very convenient for groceries or items we had forgotten. The Three Chimneys restaurant was amazing and if you can book the kitchen table, it is a fabulous experience. There are so many places to see on Skye and viewing the common tourist places is a must especially if it is your first time. There are other stunning places away from the crowds as well. The boathouse has some maps which make planning the days easier, especially when you have to service on the road. Most important, be patient and just enjoy it. May is the drier of the months so we lucked out with weather, but weather can change suddenly so be prepared.

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Owner Response:

I'm so glad you had a fine experience visiting Skye - and it is worthwhile seeking out the quieter spots. I hope you'll return one day.

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