- One of a few unique properties on the quiet side of historic Portree Harbour.
- Historic 19th Century harbour house designed by Thomas Telford.
- Cosy wood-burning stove.
- We love the location directly overlooking the harbour and bay of Portree.
- Outdoor seating on the water's edge.
- Gorgeous contemporary decor with coastal/Scottish theme.
Good To Know
- Quiet location.
- Restaurants a two minute walk away on the quay.
- Firewood and kindling supplied
- 2 dogs most welcome.
- High chair and travel cot available on request.
- Parking available for 2 cars.
- Very close to all shops and restaurants of Portree (five minute walk).
- Access to pebble beach at low tide.
- SeaBreezes on the quay - specialising in seafood.
- Scorrybreac - Scottish fine dining overlooking the harbour.
- The Merchant Bar for good whisky selection and in winter the Portree Hotel for traditional music.
- Further afield, rising star the Edinbane Inn for taster menu specialising in locally sourced produce and the renowned Three Chimneys.
- Skye Bakery for unusual fresh baked breads and good coffee with gallery above.
- Excellent fishmongers 'Just Hooked' on the quay with shellfish direct from the boats during summer months, and in winter relocates to behind the main supermarket.
- Wildlife tours and angling with Isle of Skye Wildife Angling Tours.
- Sea kayaking with Skyak and Sea Kayak Plockton.
- Outdoor activities at Raasay House and White Wave.
- Walks and wildlife including the Cuillin mountain range.
- Visit the Small isles of Rum, Canna, Muck and Eigg.
- Sailing, foraging and outdoor activities with Minch Adventures.
- Take the AquaExplore from Armadale or Glass Bottom boat from Kyle of Lochalsh.
- A range of activities are available at Clan Donald, Armadale Castle such as archery and quad biking.
- Skye is home to some great artists, craft makers, food producers and musicians and is also awash with history from dinosaur footprints at Staffin to the Viking canal near Glenbrittle and the iron age brochs near Borve.
- Visit the wonderful Dunvegan Castle and gardens, have a wee dram at the Talisker Distillery or sample local delicacies at a producer's food market at Clan Donald.
Nestled in a row of colourful 19th century harbour houses on Portree's historic harbour you will wake up to fabulous sea views with your own private outdoor spot on the water's edge a stone's throw from thriving Portree with quaint cafes, shops and seafood restaurants.
Your magical Skye escape to Harbour House
Step through the bright red door at Harbour House for the quickest relax. The interior has an instant calming effect with its soothing colour schemes and comfortable furniture throughout. Downstairs the spacious accommodation extends to a large kitchen/diner, well-equipped for all your catering needs; a utility/boot room with washer and dryer, a cosy lounge with wood burning stove and a games room with table football, bluetooth speaker and TV. Both the lounge and kitchen look directly out to sea. Harbour House sleeps 6 guests.
Upstairs there are two sea-facing bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with a super-king bed and a third twin bedroom at the rear. A fold out single bed in the family room provides added flexibility for families and groups. All towels and bed linen are provided and luxury Arran Aromatics toiletries for a touch of indulgence. There are two bathrooms, one with shower facility and the second with a bath and over bath shower, Take your pre dinner drinks out into the small garden space equipped with a table perfect for watching the boats bob by with their creels and daily catch. There is private parking for one large car or two small cars at Harbour House and alternative additional parking nearby.
Superbly located in the 'Capital of Skye'
Portree is Skye's main town and is home to a whole range of cafes, shops and restaurants, all within a short walk of the house. In the summer months wander down the pier and you'll find Just Hooked, which sells fresh seafood straight off the boats or you can choose to take one of the many excellent boat trips which take you to see the eagles, seals and other wildlife. Peek inside a pub or two at the weekend and you'll often find there are musicians playing a Scottish reel or two. If you want to stretch your legs then a walk from the door around the peninsula or up the Meall and you'll have stunning views across to Raasay and the Cuillins.
Portree, boasts some wonderful restaurants, cafes and hostelries. Skye has excellent Scottish cuisine ranging from Michelin star, AA Rosette, traditional and contemporary Scottish, stunning seafood, Spanish, Indian and more. You can sample local real ales in any number of pubs and many have whisky shelves which could keep connoisseurs occupied for years. There are quirky cafes, funky tea rooms or for a more elegant experience, wonderful old hunting lodge hotels for a dainty afternoon tea. There are a number of local taxi firms who can fetch you after a good night out. Fresh seafood is in abundance on Skye and you can order fresh langoustines or buy a selection of locally caught fresh catch to cook and prepare at Harbour House.
5 Star Activities
Go fossil hunting on the beaches, try your hand at digging for clams, brave the cold in the crystal-clear waters of the lochs and the sea, go otter and porpoise spotting or enjoy a picnic in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. There are countless activities to cross off whether you seek adventure and hills, romantic beach strolls, shell collecting, traditional Hebridean dining or an immersion in Celtic culture with lively traditional Scottish folk music in the summer months in some of the local bars. Sea kayaking, walking, angling, sailing, boat trips, otter spotting and whale watching in the sound there is something for everyone to experience first-hand. Take a tour to Talisker distillery to sample a dram crafted by master whisky distillers, visit the instagrammable Fairy Pools or learn about the Fairy Flag at Dunvegan. Skye is home to some great artists, craft makers, food and is also awash with history from dinosaur footprints at Staffin to the Viking canal near Glenbrittle or step back in time and visit the iron age brochs near Borve.
A stay at Harbour House offers couples and families a taste of the magical isle of Skye in total comfort where you can dip in and out of island hospitality, slow down and recharge beautifully.
Harbour House is available from £1400 per week or £200 per night for a three night minimum stay.
Up to 2 dogs. £10/night per dog up to a max. £40.
Check-in 4pm check-out 10am.
Guests Reviews :
"We had a lovely stay in this super comfortable home from home. We would highly recommend."
"What a precious and amazing place to stay for the weekend, loved the cozy atmosphere in the house!"
"Amazing stay, location is perfect and house makes you instantly relaxed and feel at home."
"This must be the best location in all of Skye. The views are stunning and great walks, shops and eating places are at your doorstep. This is a very warm, clean and comfortable house. The kitchen has everything needed for a group meal and the lounge room is a lovely place to relax around the fire."
"We had a lovely stay at Harbour House - it really is the premium spot to stay in Portree, beautifully situated within steps of the harbour. The house is as described - stylish, very clean, compact with excellent beds. We appreciated the welcome basket and the local tips - we enjoyed the local walks even in the very changeable weather during our stay. Fantastic fish and chips readily available at the harbour within a few steps of the house to the delight of our teenage children!"
"What a wonderful stay we had. Best location. Lovely sitting in the private garden in the afternoons."