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Captain's Rest

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On the outskirts of Dunvegan, Captain's Rest is situated in Roag, a small crofting township on the north-west coast of Skye. Roag is Norse for 'noisy,' but the area is anything but that. There's nothing more pleasant than on a quiet day, sitting outside where you can literally hear a pin drop. Rest easy knowing you’ll be waking up to a stunning sea-view panorama overlooking the Cuillins. Make the most of the spacious garden/croft land with enclosed outdoor Spa – for your privacy and comfort – looking out towards the sea and up to the stars.

The cottage comprises 2 bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom with Smart control showers  The second bedroom can be set as a twin if requested. The extremely spacious living area is semi open plan and leads onto the dining area and kitchen.  All front facing rooms are afforded sea and mountain views via 3 metre wide sliding doors which gives access to garden area where you can utilise the garden furniture provided.  There is a fully equipped utility/boot room with washer, dryer and sink.  The indoor authentic Finnish Sauna is a delight to relax in after a full day exploring the island.  Underfloor heating throughout the cottage provides a cosy feel and there is a wood burning stove for the colder evenings.

The cottage is an ideal base from where to explore the many sights and activities Skye has to offer.

What makes a stay at Captain's Rest unique?

The cottage provides sweeping views of Loch Bracadale out to the Atlantic Ocean, to distant townships and the impressive Cuillin Hills beyond. You can see the small isles of Rum and Canna in the distance on a clear day. Don't take the owner's word for it, their visitors are always commenting on the simply stunning vista.

The cottage was built with comfort for guests foremost in mind.  The rooms are very spacious and decorated to a high standard with bespoke Harris Tweed furnishings in bedrooms, walnut dining table and chairs with matching side tables and sideboard.  The  kitchen with glossy azure cabinetry is fully equipped with all the essentials guests will require for their stay.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing break with family or friends or looking for a romantic getaway, Captain's Rest is guaranteed to fit the bill.

What is the capacity for Captain's Rest?

This luxurious self-catering sleeps up to 4 guests. The rooms are furnished with 32-inch smart Screen, Sky Package and Harris Tweed headboards, cushions and stool covers. Bedroom One has a king size bed and is to the front of the property.  Bedroom Two is situated to the rear and has a zip and link bed. (Please specify how you would like it to be set up in advance). The bedrooms are situated off a narrow hallway and each has a private bathroom. All bathrooms are fitted with the Grohe power showers and there are luxury Highland Soap toiletries for your convenience. Waffle bathrobes for guests, Egyptian cotton sheets and towels.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Dunvegan area?

The magnificent Dunvegan Castle and Gardens are situated in the village of Dunvegan. Home to the Chief of Clan Macleod, it’s full of Clan and local history.  The gardens are magnificent and you can even take a boat trip out to see the local seal colony. The Museum of Island Life and the Dinosaur Museum can be found to the north of the island, on the Trotternish peninsula, which makes for a great day out.  Skye has so many walks to discover and so many places where you'll hardly find a soul. Walkhighlands website has plenty of information for routes and directions. There are many fantastic galleries and studios to visit around the Island. Local painters, craft makers, ceramics and pottery, photographers, printmakers and weavers. Take the 10-minute ferry crossing from Sconser to the Isle of Raasay and spend some time at the new whisky distillery and visitor centre.  If whisky is your thing, then a visit to the very popular Talisker Distillery has to be on your to-do list. There are so many things to see and do on Skye, like walking for all abilities and wildlife watching, Go off the beaten track and try your hand at fishing, foraging, deer stalking or a wild walk. Try your hand at kayaking, canoeing, climbing and abseiling, mountain boarding, hill walking, crating and archery with Whitewave Outdoor Centre or Skye Adventure.  A.C.E Target Sports can help you improve your skills in the areas of Archery, Axe Throwing, Air Rifle Shooting, Clay Target Shooting and Airsoft, if target sport is more your cup of tea.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Upon your arrival, a starter pack will be provided consisting of the basic essentials for your following day's breakfast, including; milk, bread, porridge pots, eggs and groceries. The ice cubes in the freezer are ready for you to make your drinks after you unpack the stock! tea, coffee, salt, pepper, cooking oil are in your closets. Your welcome pack will also include treats, expect a bottle of something fizzy, and some delicious local products from some fantastic suppliers.

Captain's Rest is a 5 minute drive into the village of Dunvegan itself, where you will find the Old School Restaurant and The Dunvegan for coffee, lunch or evening meals.   A 10-minute drive away is the internationally renowned Three Chimneys Restaurant and a 15-minute drive from the Edinbane Lodge, an award-winning dining experience which still maintains a relaxed feel. There is the Michelin starred Lochbay Restaurant at Waternish and also the famous Stein Inn now in the hands of well-known TV chef Paul Rankin, plus many, many more.

The small town of Portree, the island's capital, is about half an hour drive away and there you will find an array of cafes, gift shops, supermarket etc.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs

Facilities & information


21st century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Children's cots

1-4 People Capacity

Bathroom & Laundry

Children's highchairs



Sky Television

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs



Kitchen Facilities

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Open log fire

Bicycle storage



Horse Riding, Equestrian

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (a short drive)


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Electric oven

Electric hob




Extra info

Nearest Airport: Inverness

Nearest Airport Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 125

Nearest Train Station: Kyle of Lochalsh

Nearest Railway Time: 1 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 45

Room Details: Exclusive use of house

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Vendor Accreditation:

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

Visa: Yes

Price Per Week From: 1,015.00

Price Per Week To: 1,575.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Captain’s Rest, 4 Roag, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of SkyeIV55 8ZA, United Kingdom

The Isle of Skye is easily accessible by road, thanks to Skye Road Bridge or alternatively via the Mallaig – Armadale ferry, but please make sure you book in advance. Please do not rely on SatNav, its wise to plan your route ahead of travel.

If you fancy a more laidback crossing onto the island, take the Glenelg – Skye ferry, the last manually operated turntable ferry in operation and also featured in the film Maid of Honor.

From Kyle of Lochalsh, Roag is approximately a 45-minute drive.

The IV55 8ZA postcode will take you onto the Roag township road and quite near to the property.  However, pass by the Ardroag turnoff and keep going up the hill. Go past 5 houses on the left and you will see the house sign.  The house sits off the road slightly but once you turn into the drive you will see it.

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