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Melrose Cottage

Loch Dunvegan, Colbost, Isle of Skye

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Elegant Melrose Cottage is set in the hamlet of Colbost on the Duirinish peninsula of the Isle of Skye with a wonderful outlook out over beautiful Loch Dunvegan.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

Everything is easily to hand in the cottage’s main living area as it is open plan with comfy seating that has been set up in front of the large picture windows in order to showcase the wonderful loch views and allow for wildlife spotting.

The kitchen area is neat and well-equipped and the dining area is lovely and bright due to the French doors that lead out to the garden alongside.

There is a walk-in shower in the thoroughly modern shower room and the cottage is all on the one level with a stylish and cosy double bedroom.

Parking is right by the door and the enclosed garden is laid to grass with wonderful views out towards Loch Dunvegan where the little islands provide welcome resting points for seals.

Larger parties can book the cottage along with its adjoining sister property, Melrose House, that can accommodate a further 6 people.

Map & Local

Foodies will certainly want to try out the gastronomic delights on offer at the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant (1 mile) that is in easy walking distance just 10 minutes away, although booking in advance is a must.

Also in walking distance is The Colbost Croft Museum that has a reconstructed house resembling one of the traditional blackhouses that would have been commonplace on the island back in the 1800s. The open fire right in the centre of the room makes for a rather smoky atmosphere but it is fascinating to see how the local people would have once lived.

Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the chief of Clan McLeod, is interesting to take a tour of and the extensive grounds are a beautiful place to spend an afternoon wandering around. The water garden is particularly pretty with its ornate bridges and lovely waterfalls and there are boat trips that run out on the loch for a close up view of the seals basking on the rocks and islands.

No trip would be complete without a day on the beach and the one at Claigan (10 miles) is a real beauty. What looks like coral underfoot is actually crushed seaweed that has been bleached by the sun. The little uninhabited island off the beach can be reached at low tide (check tide times first) for further exploration.

An excursion out to see the lighthouse at Neist Point (6.5 miles) should surely be on the agenda. This interesting landmark dates back to 1900 and is still in operation to this day, although it is now operated remotely. A clifftop path leads from the parking area out to the lighthouse – it can be steep in places but the amazing views you are greeted by when you get there make it all worthwhile! Whales and even basking sharks have been spotted out in the water so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

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Open plan living area with TV, electric oven and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Porch/boot room with washing machine and dryers.

What's included

Linen (Double 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 electrical storage heaters (annexe) (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage at the end of our your stay). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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 2
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 £595.00
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 £495.00
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 POA
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 £545.00
05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022 £575.00
02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 £645.00
23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022 £575.00
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £645.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £795.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £645.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £795.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £875.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £645.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £575.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £645.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £545.00
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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