Melrose House and Cottage
Loch Dunvegan, Colbost, Isle of SkyeGuest Rating
Melrose House is a large, modern house set amidst the small crofting township of Colbost on Skye that makes the most of its stunning, elevated position by showcasing beautiful views out over Loch Dunvegan throughout.
|Sleeps: 8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
Set up its own driveway, the house is spacious and bright and is surrounded by a pretty enclosed garden. Inside, guests can settle in for the evenings in the cosy sitting room that has wonderful loch views to enjoy and seals out on the islands of the loch to keep an eye out for.
The wood-burning stove in the kitchen/dining room makes it the ideal place to linger over evening meals or cosy breakfasts, with French doors that lead out to the garden. A little utility room supplements the kitchen and neatly houses the laundry facilities.
There is a double bedroom downstairs and an open staircase from the sitting room leads upstairs to the bathroom and two further luxurious feeling double bedrooms that both have great loch vistas to admire.
For larger groups seeking some of their own space and privacy the house also has a charming annex that has an attractively presented double bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with seating, dining and even its own kitchen area.
There is plenty of parking in the gravelled area to the side of the house and the enclosed grassed garden grounds offer more delightful views out towards the scenic coastline of Loch Dunvegan.
The well known Three Chimneys Restaurant is just under a mile away so is reachable on foot (10 to 15 minute walk) for a special lunch or delicious evening meal featuring lots of fresh, local produce.
Foodies will also enjoy trying The Old School Restaurant in Dunvegan and the Steinn Inn (13 miles).
Guided tours of Dunvegan Castle (6.5 miles), the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, are available and there are 5 acres of beautiful gardens that are a joy to wander around. Wildlife boat trips run out on Loch Dunvegan for spotting the local seal colony basking on the rocks and islands around the loch and perhaps even seeing impressive golden or sea eagles.
The coral beach further up at Claigan (10 miles) is about a mile’s walk from the carpark and is really pretty with clear turquoise waters that look like they have come from the Caribbean!
Just under an hour’s drive away is the island’s largest town Portree (24 miles) that is known for the different coloured houses that line its picturesque harbour.
While visiting Portree it is well worth continuing for another 15 minutes’ drive to see the spectacle of the Old Man of Storr, a dramatic rocky pinnacle that can be seen for miles around. A trail leads right up to it for spectacular views that really cannot be rivalled or simply appreciate it from below as it stands imposingly on the hillside.
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Accommodation - Main House
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
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (super king-size)
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Open plan living area with TV, electric oven and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
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 (main house) (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and 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 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).
- 2 Week Discount (£50)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 8|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£795.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£895.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£995.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£895.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£995.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£1,195.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£995.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£1,195.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£995.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£895.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£995.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£795.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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.