Harbour House is one of a small row of colourful 19th century houses which enjoy a unique position on the quiet side of Portree's harbour with outdoor seating overlooking the bay and sea views from all front facing rooms.
Perfect for families and friends, this spacious accommodation has been tastefully decorated in a Scottish coastal theme, mixing antiques wth contemporary furnishings. Each room has been individually designed and has all the comforts of home with a little luxury thrown in. Guests enjoy a wood-burning stove with a starter pack of logs and kindling supplied, hotel quality linens, sumptuous Arran Aromatic toiletries and a selection of DVDS, books and games.
Originally designed by famous Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, the first occupant of Harbour House was a seafaring captain and today the house retains a hint of its maritime past in the carefully chosen fixtures and fittings. You can while away the hours watching the fishing boats in the harbour, the visiting yachts and even an inquisitive seal or too.
And for adventures further afield, the shops and restaurants of Portree are just a stone's throw away and the house is perfectly situated to explore the rest of the magical Isle of Skye.
What makes a stay at Harbour House unique?
This characterful house is one of just a handful of properties that enjoy a unique location on the quiet side of the iconic Portree harbour, recognised by many the world over through its picturesque setting and brightly painted houses. Its remarkable setting means guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the bay from their very own outdoor seating area or comfortably leave their windows open at night to listen to the lapping of the waves.
Guests comment on the stylish decor and the space and layout with many comments that it makes an excellent base for families of all ages.
What is the capacity for Harbour House?
Harbour House can host up to six people. A travel cot and high chair are available on request and for pet owners, up to two well-behaved dogs are accepted for a small daily fee and by arrangement.
Inside, the accommodation extends to:
- Large kitchen/diner with sea view
- Utility/boot room with washing machine and dryer
- Cosy lounge with log burner, a widescreen TV with FreeSat and sea view
- Games room with table football, games, toys, DVDs and FreeSat TV
- Superking bedroom with Seaview
- King bedroom with Seaview
- Twin bedroom
- Family bathroom
- Shower room
Outside there is parking for two cars and an outdoor seating area overlooking the bay. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement and for a small daily fee.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Portree area?
Portree is Skye's largest settlement and enjoys a wide range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to suit all budgets. Visitors will have their choice of locally sourced fare, from venison from the hills to seafood straight off the boats, and for those who prefer to eat at home, there is an excellent range of produce available.
If you'd like to try a real ale brewed on the island or a wee dram from the famous distilleries, you can take your pick from the friendly pubs in the town many of which host live traditional music nights throughout the year. And in the day, why not join one of the boats from the pier to try your hand at sea-fishing or wildlife watching with daily trips to find sea eagles, seals and porpoises.
Portree also boasts a swimming pool and gym and the AROS Centre which shows films and hosts theatre productions.
Further afield, some of the famous landmarks of Skye are just a short drive away including The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the Quirang and the Fairy Pools, making Portree an excellent base for visiting the island.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
A couple of minutes walk down the quay and you'll be spoilt for choice from Scottish tapas at the Rosedale Hotel to seafood at Seabreeze, with oysters, scallops, crabs, lobster and and langoustines all supplied locally. Or what better than to enjoy traditional fish and chips while looking out over the bay. Just a little further away but still in easy walking distance you'll find more to choose from including the intimate Scorrybreac and No.1 Bosville Terrace or choose from Indian, Chinese and Italian takeaways. The famous Three Chimneys Restaurant and rising star, the Edinbane Inn are a drive away and the local taxi firms will be happy to take you if you prefer not to drive. Booking ahead essential.
If you'd like to sample an excellent range of Highland whisky and gin and locally brewed beer, there is much to choose from including the Portree Hotel, The Isles Inn, the Merchant Bar or the Tongadale and if you'd like to see the famous Talisker Distillery or Raasay Distillery in action, both offer guided tours.
Harbour House is open all year round.
Available for minimum stays of 3 nights, all year round.