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Melrose House

Loch Dunvegan, Colbost, Isle of Skye

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Melrose House is a charming and very welcoming house that occupies an elevated spot in the little hamlet of Colbost within the Glendale estate on the gorgeous Isle of Skye.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The sitting room at the front of the house enjoys the best of the wonderful views out over Loch Dunvegan and it is easy to spend hours ignoring the TV and wildlife spotting instead. An open staircase from the sitting room leads up to the bedrooms above.

A wood-burning stove right at the heart of the well-equipped kitchen keeps everything nice and cosy and the dining area has been set up by the large picture windows so that the beautiful loch views can be admired during meals. There is also a bathroom and handy utility room on this level.

There is also a lovely double bedroom with plenty of storage and French doors out to the garden downstairs and two further attractive double bedrooms and a modern shower room upstairs.

Two further guests can be accommodated in the attached annex, Melrose Cottage, that has a double bedroom, shower room and even its own open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting room.

The garden is laid mainly to grass with a gravelled parking area just beside the house and even more wonderful views out over Loch Dunvegan to enjoy.

Map & Local

For a special treat the wonderful fine dining experience on offer at the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant in walking distance is just the ticket.

The village shop at Glendale (2.5 miles) has the added bonus of having a licensed café and there is a further grocery shop at Dunvegan (5.5 miles). Foodies will also love the Old School restaurant in Dunvegan that specialises in fresh, local seafood.

The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife and, in particular, Loch Dunvegan and its islands make the ideal playground for an abundance of seal colonies. Due to the lack of light pollution on the island the dark skies are great for star gazing and perhaps even spotting the amazing Northern Lights.

Walkers and climbers will find plenty to keep them busy with Old MacLeod’s Tables, two impressive flat-topped mountains, reachable in under half an hour’s drive. Skye is also known for the Black Cuillin mountain range that dominates the landscape and contains a total of 12 different munros to tackle, with stunning panoramic views to be appreciated from the summits.

No holiday on Skye would be complete without a trip to the ‘capital’ Portree (24 miles) to see the pretty coloured houses that line the picturesque harbour there.

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Sitting room with TV
Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove, electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine and microwave
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (super king-size, can convert to twin beds)
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £895.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £950.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £895.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £950.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £995.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £895.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £850.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £895.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £795.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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The cottage was very remote, quiet and beautiful. Well decorated and taken care of and with lots of additions to try an...

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Beautiful cottage and view. Extremely well kept and clean. Kitchen very well equipped.


The cottage was perfect for us. The view was fabulous and we watched seals and dolphins in the loch below during our sta...

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Agnes the caretaker did a magnificent job in preparing the house which overall was very clean, well positioned and very ...

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Beautiful location, fantastic house with everything we needed. We loved our week at Melrose House

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