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Self-Catering Dunvegan

Greshornish Boathouse in Dunvegan, The Highlands

From: €343 weekly Guests 3 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Greshornish Boathouse Self-Catering

Holiday home
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 with a single sofa bed 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.

Area
Set on the north-west of the famous Isle of Skye, the village of Dunvegan is a quirky mixture of traditional stone dwellings and modern houses. With a wide selection of shops and hotels, Dunvegan is only a mile from the thirteenth century castle home of the Clan Macleod – who are said to have had dealings with the "wee folk" at the Fairy Bridge. Also in the area - with fantastic rock forms and pinnacles - are the Cuillin Mountains, which many climbers consider some of the best in the country. The Aros Centre provides a wide variety of concerts, theatre and cinema throughout the year and is well worth a visit, whilst Portree, the island's only town boasts and excellent range of shops, restaurants and hotels, as well as a picturesque natural harbour.

Region
From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Amenities
Electric storage heaters with wall-mounted electric panel heater and woodburning stove 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 and starter pack for woodburning stove 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 4.5 miles. Working fish farm is within close proximity of the property.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Gordon
September 2020
Excellent boathouse comfy and located in a quiet bay with a wonderful view ideally suited for exploring the Isle of Skye.. For a peaceful get away from it all this is the perfect place to stay.
Mrs Mowat
August 2020
We really enjoyed our stay, and especially the view out of the window, which varied each day as the weather varied.. We've never stayed so close to the sea! The settees were really comfy, and it was a bonus to be able to use the downstairs part of the boathouse; the machine washer-drier was great, as the cottage is damp and nothing dries indoors. There were people working in the fish farm next door most week days but they were pretty quiet unless unloading boats or moving equipment with their tractor - the fish farm was fallow so they weren't working as much as usual. A couple of little things - would have been good to have some pegs to hang wet things on the line outside, and a metal scrubber for cleaning dishes (although I appreciate the latter is not practical during covid).
Venture38055123854
November 2019
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.
Mrs Mowat, August 2020
November 2019
A superb retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; it was wonderful to be off-grid.. Clean, warm, a wonderful bothy but with modern conveniences well placed for beautiful walks. However, it isn’t ‘near’ the fish farm it’s practically in it! Not a problem in the colder months but it could be in the heat of even a Highland one! The 0830 start loading the farm service boats wasn’t a problem....it told you what the time was if you were still recovering from the day before! The beach doesn’t exist and the hotel whilst it looked good wasn’t dog friendly. All that said, we had a fantastic eight days.
Mr Taylor, November 2019
October 2019
The boathouse is a lovely warm and cosy little place, perfect for 2 people.. There is a sofa-bed in the living room so could accommodate 4, and there is certainly seating for more, but the kitchen area is only big enough for one person to work comfortably and there’s only space for two at the dining table, so I think any more than 2 people would be a bit of a squeeze. The bed was very comfy, though I literally had to climb into it, it was so high off the floor, and the bathroom as you would expect, except with towels and toiletries included. The shower was the only down point really - the flow was so slow that I had to take the shower head off the wall in order to get under it, and it took ages to rinse the shampoo out of my hair. Other than the shower, the only thing I’d change would be the window in the living room - make it bigger so you can more fully appreciate the picture postcard view! All in all though, a warm and cosy retreat and one I’d certainly visit again.
Mr Slater, October 2019
September 2019
We were very pleased with our stay at the house.. It is a beuatiful, cosy and clean co tagged situated in quite place by the water.
Mr Skupilova, September 2019
July 2019
Great views out over the loch and very peaceful at night but the boat house .... Great views out over the loch and very peaceful at night but the boat house could be so much better with some TLC inside and really needs tidied up outside and people should be made aware of the condition of the road to get to the boat house from the main road
Miss Clayton
May 2019
Amazing location, really comfortable and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to like minded people
Mr Grainger
May 2019
Accommodation is overpriced.. The view is excellent but a bigger window would help when 2 people are sitting there wanting to look out. The carpet was full of dog hairs and needs a good hoovering. Other areas such as lampshades needed dusting. The shower is no good for tall people because of the sloping roof and is of poor quality anyway.The lounge seating is shabby and needs updating and the double bed being against the wall so that you could only get out one side was inconvenient. The accommodation is already advertised without the convenience of wifi or a TV signal so we expected much more with the rest of the amenities in view of the price charged.
Miss Clayton, May 2019
April 2019
OK here goes Mobile reception was great for EE Bedding, pots, pans, fridge and oven were all very clean Plenty of wood and great log burner adding to its cosiness Down side- shower was too small for taller person, bathroom had thick black mold on which I cleaned myself.. The bed, surrounded by 3 walls very claustrophobic, in fact would not have booked had we known this. Dirty walls and light fittings, broken toilet seat and the bathroom light was held together with wire!!! Outside was littered with discarded pipes and ropes, there is an area to sit but no steps down or seats The fish farm was neither smelly or noisey. The view was beautiful and it was so peaceful Such a shame as it could be heaven
Mr Gurung Rai
March 2019
Beautiful sea view, very cosy.. Loved our stay there.
Mr Jenkin
December 2018
We stayed over the Christmas period 2018.. What a 'Gem!!' A wonderful peaceful hide-away with views that will take your breath away. We had such a restful, interesting week and the sights to see on Skye are well worth the 12 hours travelling to get there. The wood burner was awesome and with a plentiful amount of wood (although we took two bags of our own) meant we were warn and cozy all week. We tried the Country Hotel about 200 yards away and it was wonderful. Great menu at very reasonable prices, saves cooking any way, relaxing atmosphere. On the down side of the Boat House, the bed and pillows were too soft and the shower was the usual electric shower which was not powerful at all (hence only the smiley faces for comfort and facilities). Everything else was just what we wanted for a bolt hole over the festive period. Well done Boat house!!
Mr Moon
July 2018
The shower temp couldn’t be controlled and the rail for the head was broken.. Someone had tried to reattach with elastic band. The furnishings were all jaded and main light in bathroom didn’t work and extractor was blocked with fluffy stuff. The extractor in kitchen had grease dripping from it. And bulb out in that area. We had snail trails 2 mornings when we got up and eventually caught it. The location views were wonderful but the boathouse was surrounded by local industry making fish food one side and small workshop the other. The smell from the fish food was awful like rotting fish so windows were kept shut, especially when eating. It has so much potential but there is a lot not mentioned about location. Not value for money, too expensive. Had much better rooms in b&bs and hotels on this trip nowhere near this cost. Disappointed.
Mrs Pond
June 2018
It would be nice if there was some outdoor seating that could be used on the concrete at the back of the boat house .. The remote control did not work for the DVD player. Did report this at beginning of week but nothing was done about it. A bit disappointing.
Mr Drewett
May 2018
Following previous feedback that the shower-head was broken and there was mould in the shower I asked Sykes to check it had been remedied and the owner/person responsible assured Sykes that it had been.. The shower-head was held in place by an elastic band and the mould was still there. It was very difficult to shower. Bulbs in lights were blown. The facilities were poor, the Boathouse was shabby and tired, the furniture could do with replacement or upgrading. I would struggle to grade it as one star and although it wasn't, I felt it was dirty. Fortunately the weather was great and we didn't have to spend much time in it. Other feedback described it as quirky, I could not be that charitable. Very disappointed with the Boathouse and I would not stay there again.
Mr Mitchell
May 2018
Great place for tranquility and wildlife spotting
Rev Burn
May 2018
Very quiet location, perfect for seeing wildlife and enjoying beautiful surroundings..
Mr Duff
April 2018
THE PROPERTY WAS NEAR PERFECT.. ... RECOMMENDED FOR COUPLES WHO WANT TO BE OUT OF THE WAY, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO CIVILISATION FOR THE ODD TREAT
Miss Duerden
April 2018
Had an amazing holiday.. Was very comfortable. Had everything we needed. The view from the window was something else. Would definitely go back again.
Mr McGrath
March 2018
We were disappointed with the level of cleanliness ie large area of black mold in bathroom and mold also in bedroom.. In the hallway wall not cleaned where dogs had shaken. Unable to use the shower properly due to a broken shower head holder ( repair had been attempted). It should have been mentioned in listing that the bed was built into 3 walls which made getting in and out of bed difficult . Had it been said we would not have booked this property as I have a disability/ mobility issue. Bed linen & towels had an overpowering smell of fabric conditioner which permeated the whole cottage. Some of the kitchen utensils were basically past their sell by date & no wine glasses ( wine in a tumbler !!! ) also no oven gloves. As mentioned in a previous review the fish farm is on the doorstep.
Ms Crawford
February 2018
I think you need to inform guests that the working fish farm is 20 meters away and thus the coming and going of the tractor and boats does not lead to a quiet day (if you are looking for that in terms of day napping).. I would have appreciated a little more in the way of information on local walks and a proper map of Skye even although I had my own. Also for dog owners, there are quite a few restrictions because of lambing and calving so would have been good to know. I had to make several changes to my walks which meant I didn't get to see places. i.e. waternish point and Uillnish point.
pykette
October 2017
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.
Mrs Negro-donnelly
July 2017
Gorgeous little cottage! ! Really cosy and would definitely come back!
Mr Lovelace-Taylor
June 2017
Probably a bit dear for its location, its about two and half miles of the main .... Probably a bit dear for its location, its about two and half miles of the main road, its a lovely site the wildlife was well in abundance with seals otters and birds that I had not seen be for my wife and I would go again
Mr Lovelace-Taylor, June 2017
March 2017
What a wonderful place, absolutely amazing in every way.. So peaceful & so relaxing, our batteries are completely recharged. Will definitely recommend!
Mr Bontekoe, March 2017
September 2016
Amazing boathouse very comfortable beautiful relaxing and very clean would definitely book it again
Mr Sprules
July 2016
An absolutely stunning location, the view out of the lounge window is second to none. The property is exactly what we were looking for.
Mrs Cartwright, September 2016
July 2016
An absolutely stunning location, the view out of the lounge window is second to none.. The property is exactly what we were looking for.
Mrs Heard
April 2016
Remote and quiet with a beautiful view.
Mr Sprules, July 2016
April 2016
Remote and quiet with a beautiful view..
Mr Roberts
November 2015
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.
Mrs Heard, April 2016
November 2015
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, November 2015
October 2015
A great location just to get away from the world.. Being able to take our dog for her last ever holiday
Mrs Thomson, October 2015
October 2015
Just really enjoy this holiday
Mrs Peacock
August 2015
Brilliant boathouse accommodation in a beautiful setting. Loved the picture window looking out onto the loch.
Mrs Thomson, October 2015
August 2015
Brilliant boathouse accommodation in a beautiful setting.. Loved the picture window looking out onto the loch.
Mrs Joyce
April 2015
The location was perfect, the window looking out over the loch was stunning and kept our dog enraptured. It was peaceful and private yet not completely remote. Loved being at the end of the road, a good place to get away from the hassle of modern living with no phones or internet.
Mrs Peacock, August 2015
April 2015
The location was perfect, the window looking out over the loch was stunning and kept our dog enraptured.. It was peaceful and private yet not completely remote. Loved being at the end of the road, a good place to get away from the hassle of modern living with no phones or internet.
Miss Shackleton
March 2015
Hours were spent looking out at the wonderful sea views from the main window - with the cosy crackling of the wood burner in the background. Grateful for the abundance of information about local walks and recommendations for things to do in the local area. Very comfortable bed too!
Mrs Joyce, April 2015
March 2015
Hours were spent looking out at the wonderful sea views from the main window - with the cosy crackling of the wood burner in the background.. Grateful for the abundance of information about local walks and recommendations for things to do in the local area. Very comfortable bed too!
Dr Sharpe
November 2014
We loved Greshornish Boathouse - it was exactly the kind of place we love to stay in; cosy and a little bit different. The views from the living room were amazing and it was wonderfully quiet and relaxing. We would love to go back for a longer stay some time. It was great to be able to bring our dogs too.
Miss Shackleton, March 2015
October 2014
We loved Greshornish Boathouse - it was exactly the kind of place we love to stay in; cosy and a little bit different.. The views from the living room were amazing and it was wonderfully quiet and relaxing. We would love to go back for a longer stay some time. It was great to be able to bring our dogs too.
Mrs Mccomisky
March 2014
The Cottage was cosy and comfortable and well situated with some lovely walks right on the doorstep for the dog and a great base for touring the North West of Skye. I would definitely recommend for a quiet and relaxing holiday
Mrs Martin
March 2014
Idyllic location and well-equipped, pretty cottage which was a good base from which to visit all other areas of the island. There was a good selection of books and DVDs. The multi-fuel stove made it very snug and the supply of fuel was generous.
Dr Sharpe, October 2014
March 2014
The Cottage was cosy and comfortable and well situated with some lovely walks right on the doorstep for the dog and a great base for touring the North West of Skye.. I would definitely recommend for a quiet and relaxing holiday
Mrs Mccomisky, March 2014
February 2014
Idyllic location and well-equipped, pretty cottage which was a good base from which to visit all other areas of the island.. There was a good selection of books and DVDs. The multi-fuel stove made it very snug and the supply of fuel was generous.
Mrs Duncan
October 2013
The uniqueness of the accommodation was fantastic and the little beach next the property was perfect for the dogs. For a cottage that accepts dogs the cleanliness was excellent.
Mrs Martin, February 2014
October 2013
The uniqueness of the accommodation was fantastic and the little beach next the property was perfect for the dogs.. For a cottage that accepts dogs the cleanliness was excellent.
Mr Newton
September 2013
Wonderful secluded location. Ideal for getting away from not all. The Greshornish Boathouse was a gem and an ideal cosy base camp after long days exploring the locality.
Mrs Duncan, October 2013
September 2013
Wonderful secluded location.. Ideal for getting away from not all. The Greshornish Boathouse was a gem and an ideal cosy base camp after long days exploring the locality.
Mrs Henderson
July 2013
The boathouse was in a beautiful, peaceful setting with fabulous views. The owner supplied directions to the boathouse and suggestions of things to do which were very useful and thoughtful. I would stay there again.
Mr Newton, September 2013
June 2013
The boathouse was in a beautiful, peaceful setting with fabulous views.. The owner supplied directions to the boathouse and suggestions of things to do which were very useful and thoughtful. I would stay there again.
Mrs Mitchell
May 2013
Fantastic location and view from the Boathouse window. We loved the quirkiness of the Boathouse which was great for two people. We appreciated them letting us bring our dog. It is lovely and cosy, liked it having two couches. Enjoyed it NOT having a signal for the mobile phones, great to escape.
Ms Crombie
May 2013
Stunning views and peace and tranquillity.
Mrs Henderson, June 2013
May 2013
Fantastic location and view from the Boathouse window.. We loved the quirkiness of the Boathouse which was great for two people. We appreciated them letting us bring our dog. It is lovely and cosy, liked it having two couches. Enjoyed it NOT having a signal for the mobile phones, great to escape.
Mrs Mitchell, May 2013
May 2013
Stunning views and peace and tranquillity..
Mrs Baker
April 2013
The location was stunning, and so very peaceful. The cottage was really comfortable and away from it all. The view from the sitting room window was a slice of heaven.
Ms Crombie, May 2013
March 2013
The location was stunning, and so very peaceful.. The cottage was really comfortable and away from it all. The view from the sitting room window was a slice of heaven.
Mr Dean
February 2013
We loved the peace and quiet provided by the location. The stunning views from simply looking out of the window. The multi-fuel heater thing being able to warm the whole house.
Mrs Baker, March 2013
February 2013
We loved the peace and quiet provided by the location.. The stunning views from simply looking out of the window. The multi-fuel heater thing being able to warm the whole house.
Mr Boardman
October 2012
Wonderful views of the dawn across the water and the birds and animals. Glad we remembered our binoculars. Warm and cosy and felt friendly.
Mr Brooks
October 2012
This property is superbly located for anyone wanting a complete escape to the country experience. It is isolated and peaceful, yet accessible. As townies it is not every day that you can see golden eagles in flight and watch seals in their natural habitat just a few minutes away from lovely accommodation.
Guest
October 2012
Lovely spot, very relaxing with no internet or phone signal. Magic
Guest
October 2012
Wonderful views of the dawn across the water and the birds and animals.. Glad we remembered our binoculars. Warm and cosy and felt friendly.
Mrs Nix
September 2012
Lovely quiet secluded spot with the loch at high tide lapping about 20 feet away. Wonderful view of the area, wildlife on the doorstep, salmon jumping in the loch, golden eagles whirring around, oyster catchers, curlews and red deer... fantastic.
Mr Boardman, October 2012
September 2012
This property is superbly located for anyone wanting a complete escape to the country experience.. It is isolated and peaceful, yet accessible. As townies it is not every day that you can see golden eagles in flight and watch seals in their natural habitat just a few minutes away from lovely accommodation.
Mrs Vogelsanger
August 2012
The boathouse is totally romantic and in the heart of nature. We loved it!
Mr Brooks, September 2012
August 2012
Lovely quiet secluded spot with the loch at high tide lapping about 20 feet away.. Wonderful view of the area, wildlife on the doorstep, salmon jumping in the loch, golden eagles whirring around, oyster catchers, curlews and red deer... fantastic.
Mrs Tunnard
July 2012
We particularly liked the welcoming email with directions and ideas for things to do from owner/caretaker. Relaxed feel. Wonderful views and setting. This experience has restored our faith in self-catering holidays
Dr Moxon
July 2012
The property is in an excellent position and we had a very good holiday.
Mr Gallacher
July 2012
An awesome setting and holiday home! If you want to get away from everything then I highly recommend!
Mrs Nix, August 2012
July 2012
The boathouse is totally romantic and in the heart of nature.. We loved it!
Mrs Vogelsanger, July 2012
July 2012
We particularly liked the welcoming email with directions and ideas for things to do from owner/caretaker.. Relaxed feel. Wonderful views and setting. This experience has restored our faith in self-catering holidays
Mrs Tunnard, July 2012
July 2012
The property is in an excellent position and we had a very good holiday..
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