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Borve House

(Ref. 996955)

Portuairk, near Kilchoan, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful clean and cosy cottage with a breathtaking view of the Inner Isles."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "A superb house with a fantastic view out to the small isles across the bay at Portuairk."

    Renovated to a really high standard, a lovely house with everything you’ll need. The driveway / parking can be a little challenging due to tight access, but you can easily park larger vehicles in the visitor car park opposite the lane to the house once you’ve unloaded. Highly recommended, owner was a lovely chap and very helpful when we spoke to him. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, which was in very good order."

    Owner very helpful. We were there just before he was planning a major refurbishment of the bathroom, so it will be different to what we saw. View from the property is stunning.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage, spectacular views, great hosts, very well equipped cottage, always clean."


    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Oct 2022

  • "The arrival wasn't good."

    Partly our fault in not updating the party size from 2 to 4. We required an extra set of bedding. This really seemed to upset the owner's deputy. Cooker wasn't working in week 1 and this was replaced on the middle Saturday, for which we were grateful. Some decent doormats would be an excellent addition and towel rails. (We hung our towels on our doors.) It's a great location but it does need some warmth in the customer service. A sense of hospitality wasn't there - it seems to be purely business. Sykes handled the issues well through their website.

    not only you never ordered your extre laundry you never said you,re taking the dog as well so we had to phone the cleaner who live 10 miles away to take out the laundry for you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a super stay at Borve House."

    The facilities are adequate, a few more supplies for the fireplace would be great. The fire surround could do with some tlc, and an ash bucket & spade would be good. Beds are comfy and towels lovely and fluffy. A second table or standing lamp in the living room would be good. Kitchen has almost everything, champagne flutes would be something to add and some small tea/coffee cups. Look forward to coming back again

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.1Oct 2022

  • "Location is stunning and we enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you very much. As cottage owners ourselves we would make the following comment however. Covid should not stop you making it a bit cosier i.e. cushions, etc . It all felt a bit cold and clinical. It would have been helpful to have laminate notes on 1) how to work the TV (not all of us have smart tvs! Only managed to get BBC 1&2 on Iplayer. Weather was awful so needed it. Fortunately we brought a jigsaw with us and books. 2); laminate notes on how to work the oven (the symbols on the cooker were too small for us to read and we just could not get it working). Thankfully there is a microwave. Also a list of emergency nos would be helpful (fortunately did not need anything) i.e. Vet in particular. Disappointed there was no welcome pack for guests or their canine friends which we always provide. Couldn't find any placemats to protect the furniture.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Oct 2022

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    Very comfortable. The views and setting are just awesome. We hope very much to visit again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Cosy cottage,well situated with short walk to a magical shoreline."

    Five stars plus for the views from the living room and deck across to the small isles. Tremendous place to relax and unwind. 8 or 9 steps to door so anyone with mobility issues would need to take note.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Apr 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit to the cottage absolute loved it visit to sanna beach ..."

    This was our 2nd visit to the cottage absolute loved it visit to sanna beach a must ca tch the ferry to tobermory is another must lovely views from the cottage on several clear days we are already planning our next visit cottage had everything u need for a nice relaxing week

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our second stay, marvellous views, so peaceful you can really unwind."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2022

  • "This cottage is lovely."

    Spacious comfortable and clean. Feels like home. Views from the lounge/balcony are stunning. Can’t wait to go again. Dogs loved the garden too.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Dec 2021

  • "It's warm, it's comfy, it is well appointed."

    The views are wonderful.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "We only had an issue with the washing machine in our cottage- couldn’t get it to spin otherwise great place to spend a few days."

    Very comfortable and amazing views.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Superb location, great views."

    Could do with more detailed information within the cottage and some more spare cutlery... :-)

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2021

  • "Stunning location, so peaceful with amazing views and walks from the door."

    It was a joy to sit and otter spot from decking/balcony every morning and evening. A very comfortable and clean property, with plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 teenagers!

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage, photos don’t really do it justice, it’s bigger than it appears and the view from the balcony is absolutely stunning!"

    Whole area was beautiful and the beaches were fantastic. A real gem of a location.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Jul 2021

  • "The place was spotlessly clean and the view from the balcony is breath-taking."

    Binoculars/telescope are a must. The garden is fully secured for pets. Directions could be improved. From Kilchoan initially follow signs for Lighthouse then Portuairk. After the sign saying you are in Portuairk, you turn left immediately left down a track.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4May 2021

  • "So secluded and wonderful walks to wake up to the views was priceless"

    Reviewed by Rex4.4May 2021

  • "Borve House sits in an elevated position overlooking the cove at Portuairk and has fabulous sea views towards Sanna Bay, the Small Isles and Skye."

    The beach at Portuairk is lovely to explore especially at low tide when there are many rock pools. The hillside coastal walk to Sanna Bay from the cottage is stunning and Sanna Bay is a beautiful, large and quiet sandy beach. The night skies and the stars are fabulous to enjoy with no light pollution. Borve House is very dog friendly and was also very clean and Coronavirus precautions apparent which gave reassurance. Locally the Community Garden honesty shop had great fruit and veg and Ferry Stores at Kilchoan had all the supplies we needed and had good coronavirus measures in place. Overall we enjoyed a wonderful week at Borve House in this stunning and peaceful place.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "This house is really all about the view."

    If you love peace and quiet, stunning scenery and don’t mind a remote situation this is perfect. We found the house very cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Oct 2020

  • "Excellent spacious cottage with wonderful views."

    Thorough Covid preparations in place.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2020

  • "The views were outstanding - far exceeded expectations from the pictures."

    Lovely walks nearby. Dog friendly. Also, the property was cleaned to an impeccably high standard when we arrived, which was reassuring during COVID.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.4Sep 2020

  • "The view from the property is spectacular."

    It changes every few minutes as the clouds cross the sky. There is a short cut to the seashore which is beautiful and Sanna bay is a short walk and scramble by foot and also accessible by car. It's great for walkers, photographers or artists or just those who love a wild landscape.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage set in stunning scenery."

    So peaceful and within a 2 or 3 minute walk to a lovely small cove and beach, ideal for dog walking. Even in present situation with Covid-19, where advice to owners is to reduce soft furnishings and other unnecessary items to minimalise risk of infection, the cottage was still very comfortable and well equipped. Owner checked to ensure we were ok on arrival then we enjoyed the peace and quiet. Could have stayed on!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderful location with exceptional views"

    Reviewed by Louisa4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was exceptional with breathtaking views."

    The owner contacted us to check we had everything we needed and the house was immacculate and well stocked with all we needed. We will definitely return its idyllic.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location of this cottage is breathtaking if views are your thing this is a winner."

    if getting away from it all and you don't mind a long drive through some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife then this is for you .

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely wonderful."

    The house was fantastic comfortable homely very clean and provided everything you needed. The views from the house were out of this world. Had a fantastic time. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Isabelle5.0Mar 2019

  • "We stayed at Borve House during the last week of February 2019."

    The location is fantastic with uninterrupted views across the beach and out to sea towards the small isles. The cottage itself is well equipped and has everything for a comfortable holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend this property in the future.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Cloakroom with toilet and basin
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Although all on ground floor, there are external steps leading down to this property from the parking area
  • Note: Check in after 4pm and check out if before 10am.

The property

Nestled upon the craggy headland at the western end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, is this white washed bungalow.

Boasting an elevated position in a remote section of Lochaber, yet with the village of Kilchoan just 4 miles away, enjoy a well-earned rest with the whole family.

The views are quite something to admire, even on a cloud-covered day they stretch across Sanna Bay, over to the Isles of Eigg and Muck.

Approach the property via a single track road, where entry is gained down a set of stone steps.

Through the rear entrance is the utility, with a washing machine and tumble dryer, leading to the kitchen.

Here, you can enjoy fully fitted units and appliances, layered with neutral colour schemes.

The living room boasts sumptuous seating, where you can cosy together with your loved ones and enjoy the warmth of the open fire on a cold, wintry evening.

There is a lovely dining area for you to use each mealtime and a balcony through the French doors, enjoying the tremendous coastal views.

Completing this cottage are three bedrooms boasting a simple design, followed by a family bathroom, with a shower over the bath tub.

Outside you have the benefit of an enclosed garden, perfectly safe for the children and dogs to run around.

Ardnamurchan Point is nearby, with its commanding lighthouse, coffee shop and exhibition centre, backed by glorious landscape scenery.

Sanna Beach offers a wonderful spot to bask on golden sands and gaze out across clear blue waters to the Isle of Muck and Eigg.

For local amenities, the village of Kilchoan offers a pub, shop and a restaurant, as well as the formidable Mingary Castle nearby.

Mingary Pier also offers regular ferry trips across the Sound of Mull to Tobermory, where you can visit Mull Aquarium, Tobermory Lighthouse and the Tobermory Distillery Visitor Centre.

A wonderful choice for a base for your next holiday to the Scottish Highlands.

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About the location


Tobermory 7 miles (via ferry).

The pretty village of Kilchoan is the most westerly village in mainland Britain, situated on the stunning Ardnamurchan Peninsula and surrounded by magnificent mountains and breathtaking coastal views. The area close to Kilchoan offers a choice of quiet sandy beaches and an abundance of wildlife with eagles regularly spotted overhead. Until 1900 the village was only accessible by sea, but now access is via a single track road that leads through some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The village has good local services including a shop, pub, restaurant and community centre. From Mingary Pier there is a regular ferry service across the Sound of Mull to Tobermory which gives the opportunity to explore the islands of Mull and Iona. There are wildlife excursions on land and sea and the new Ardnamurchan Distillery and Natural History Centre are added attractions. A short drive away is Ardnamurchan Point complete with its own lighthouse and visitor centre which is well worth a visit, or perhaps you simply want to sit on the glorious Sanna Beach and enjoy the views across the clear blue sea to the islands of Muck, Eigg and Rum?

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas