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Seafront Georgian Townhouse in Portree Conservation area.

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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

Boswell House is 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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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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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5 Reviews

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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

A Beautiful Home in an Amazing Setting

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the sea and in town. It is a very comfortable and welcoming house decorated to a high standard with tasteful interiors befitting of this period property. A superb location for touring Skye. Could not have asked for more and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Missoula , MT
5

Fabulous spot

  • 5 of 5

The Boswell House couldn't have been better. Perfect location, lovely house with character yet updated, cute garden spot, and we felt warmly welcomed. Kitchen was fully equipped and great for cooking. Great suggestions for things to do. We slept with the windows wide open to the sweet sea air. We hated to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glasgow
5

Wonderful house in Skye

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Skye in this beautiful house overlooking the harbour in Portree.

The house is extremely comfortable with an open plan living space including a working fire.

The house is beautifully decorated with an amazing bathroom and walk in power shower. The furniture and fittings were of a very high standard and there was everything you would need to ensure a perfect holiday.

The house is perfectly situated to explore the island and also benefits from private parking which was a real bonus.

Would happy recommend this holiday home and look forward to visiting again in the future

Drew and Karen Henderson, Glasgow

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London, Ontario, Canada
5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to explore the Highlands, or simply chill out, Boswell House is THE place. The house itself is furnished to an extremely high level with luxury bed linen and towels. Comfortable is an understatement. Location, location, location - this is the real deal. We have traveled the world and stayed at some of the best 5* hotels, Boswell House is equal to any of them. So much to see and do in Skye, you are spoiled for choice, therefore, planning tour itinerary is recommended. The drive to Elgol and boat trip to Loch Coruisk is a must - remember your camera! Food! You are surrounded by fine dining choices. I could go on and on and on about the house and the location. Suffice to say, we will be back year after year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous house in a beautiful location. Tucked away on a quiet road at the harbour, it has great views and is convenient for Portree's restaurants and shops. It is also a great base for exploring the island. The house is incredibly well-equipped and comfortable and was a treat to return to after a day's sightseeing or hiking. The owner was very helpful both during booking and with any questions we had once we were on Skye. We would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Changeover days are FRIDAY or SUNDAY.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

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
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with 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 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 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.

Outside

  • Boat
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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.

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