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Greshornish Boathouse

Greshornish, Edinbane, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 9279)


Very good

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Unfortunately on the first night/early morning we had a problem with the boat house which unfortunately could not be rectified."

    I spoke to the owner first thing Sunday morning telling him of our problem he apologised and offered us a full refund. To his credit the money was back in the bank Monday.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Great little place for a stay."

    Very cosy. Good location. A small thing - an iron and ironing board would be useful.

    Reviewed by JimJul 2021

  • "Excellent boathouse comfy and located in a quiet bay with a wonderful view ideally suited for exploring the Isle of Skye."

    For a peaceful get away from it all this is the perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, and especially the view out of the window, which varied each day as the weather varied."

    We've never stayed so close to the sea! The settees were really comfy, and it was a bonus to be able to use the downstairs part of the boathouse; the machine washer-drier was great, as the cottage is damp and nothing dries indoors. There were people working in the fish farm next door most week days but they were pretty quiet unless unloading boats or moving equipment with their tractor - the fish farm was fallow so they weren't working as much as usual. A couple of little things - would have been good to have some pegs to hang wet things on the line outside, and a metal scrubber for cleaning dishes (although I appreciate the latter is not practical during covid).

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "A superb retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; it was wonderful to be “off-grid”."

    Clean, warm, a wonderful bothy but with modern conveniences well placed for beautiful walks. However, it isn’t ‘near’ the fish farm it’s practically in it! Not a problem in the colder months but it could be in the heat of even a Highland one! The 0830 start loading the farm service boats wasn’t a told you what the time was if you were still recovering from the day before! The beach doesn’t exist and the hotel whilst it looked good wasn’t dog friendly. All that said, we had a fantastic eight days.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2019

  • "The boathouse is a lovely warm and cosy little place, perfect for 2 people."

    There is a sofa-bed in the living room so could accommodate 4, and there is certainly seating for more, but the kitchen area is only big enough for one person to work comfortably and there’s only space for two at the dining table, so I think any more than 2 people would be a bit of a squeeze. The bed was very comfy, though I literally had to climb into it, it was so high off the floor, and the bathroom as you would expect, except with towels and toiletries included. The shower was the only down point really - the flow was so slow that I had to take the shower head off the wall in order to get under it, and it took ages to rinse the shampoo out of my hair. Other than the shower, the only thing I’d change would be the window in the living room - make it bigger so you can more fully appreciate the picture postcard view! All in all though, a warm and cosy retreat and one I’d certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "We were very pleased with our stay at the house."

    It is a beuatiful, cosy and clean co tagged situated in quite place by the water.

    Reviewed by VeronikaSep 2019

  • "Great views out over the loch and very peaceful at night but the boat house ..."

    Great views out over the loch and very peaceful at night but the boat house could be so much better with some TLC inside and really needs tidied up outside and people should be made aware of the condition of the road to get to the boat house from the main road

    Reviewed by DouglasJul 2019

  • "Accommodation is overpriced."

    The view is excellent but a bigger window would help when 2 people are sitting there wanting to look out. The carpet was full of dog hairs and needs a good hoovering. Other areas such as lampshades needed dusting. The shower is no good for tall people because of the sloping roof and is of poor quality anyway.The lounge seating is shabby and needs updating and the double bed being against the wall so that you could only get out one side was inconvenient. The accommodation is already advertised without the convenience of wifi or a TV signal so we expected much more with the rest of the amenities in view of the price charged.

    Reviewed by AntonyMay 2019

  • "Amazing location, really comfortable and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to like minded people"

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2019

  • "OK here goes Mobile reception was great for EE Bedding, pots, pans, fridge and oven were all very clean Plenty of wood and great log burner adding to its cosiness Down side- shower was too small for taller person, bathroom had thick black mold on which I cleaned myself."

    The bed, surrounded by 3 walls very claustrophobic, in fact would not have booked had we known this. Dirty walls and light fittings, broken toilet seat and the bathroom light was held together with wire!!! Outside was littered with discarded pipes and ropes, there is an area to sit but no steps down or seats The fish farm was neither smelly or noisey. The view was beautiful and it was so peaceful Such a shame as it could be heaven

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2019

  • "Beautiful sea view, very cosy."

    Loved our stay there.

    Reviewed by SabiMar 2019

  • "We stayed over the Christmas period 2018."

    What a 'Gem!!' A wonderful peaceful hide-away with views that will take your breath away. We had such a restful, interesting week and the sights to see on Skye are well worth the 12 hours travelling to get there. The wood burner was awesome and with a plentiful amount of wood (although we took two bags of our own) meant we were warn and cozy all week. We tried the Country Hotel about 200 yards away and it was wonderful. Great menu at very reasonable prices, saves cooking any way, relaxing atmosphere. On the down side of the Boat House, the bed and pillows were too soft and the shower was the usual electric shower which was not powerful at all (hence only the smiley faces for comfort and facilities). Everything else was just what we wanted for a bolt hole over the festive period. Well done Boat house!!

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2018

  • "The shower temp couldn’t be controlled and the rail for the head was broken."

    Someone had tried to reattach with elastic band. The furnishings were all jaded and main light in bathroom didn’t work and extractor was blocked with fluffy stuff. The extractor in kitchen had grease dripping from it. And bulb out in that area. We had snail trails 2 mornings when we got up and eventually caught it. The location views were wonderful but the boathouse was surrounded by local industry making fish food one side and small workshop the other. The smell from the fish food was awful like rotting fish so windows were kept shut, especially when eating. It has so much potential but there is a lot not mentioned about location. Not value for money, too expensive. Had much better rooms in b&bs and hotels on this trip nowhere near this cost. Disappointed.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2018

  • "It would be nice if there was some outdoor seating that could be used on the concrete at the back of the boat house ."

    The remote control did not work for the DVD player. Did report this at beginning of week but nothing was done about it. A bit disappointing.

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2018

  • "Following previous feedback that the shower-head was broken and there was mould in the shower I asked Sykes to check it had been remedied and the owner/person responsible assured Sykes that it had been."

    The shower-head was held in place by an elastic band and the mould was still there. It was very difficult to shower. Bulbs in lights were blown. The facilities were poor, the Boathouse was shabby and tired, the furniture could do with replacement or upgrading. I would struggle to grade it as one star and although it wasn't, I felt it was dirty. Fortunately the weather was great and we didn't have to spend much time in it. Other feedback described it as quirky, I could not be that charitable. Very disappointed with the Boathouse and I would not stay there again.

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2018

  • "Great place for tranquility and wildlife spotting"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Very quiet location, perfect for seeing wildlife and enjoying beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by LaurieMay 2018



    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "Had an amazing holiday."

    Was very comfortable. Had everything we needed. The view from the window was something else. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2018

  • "We were disappointed with the level of cleanliness ie large area of black mold in bathroom and mold also in bedroom."

    In the hallway wall not cleaned where dogs had shaken. Unable to use the shower properly due to a broken shower head holder ( repair had been attempted). It should have been mentioned in listing that the bed was built into 3 walls which made getting in and out of bed difficult . Had it been said we would not have booked this property as I have a disability/ mobility issue. Bed linen & towels had an overpowering smell of fabric conditioner which permeated the whole cottage. Some of the kitchen utensils were basically past their sell by date & no wine glasses ( wine in a tumbler !!! ) also no oven gloves. As mentioned in a previous review the fish farm is on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by CliffordMar 2018

  • "I think you need to inform guests that the working fish farm is 20 meters away and thus the coming and going of the tractor and boats does not lead to a quiet day (if you are looking for that in terms of day napping)."

    I would have appreciated a little more in the way of information on local walks and a proper map of Skye even although I had my own. Also for dog owners, there are quite a few restrictions because of lambing and calving so would have been good to know. I had to make several changes to my walks which meant I didn't get to see places. i.e. waternish point and Uillnish point.

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2018

  • "Gorgeous little cottage!"

    ! Really cosy and would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by SheenaJul 2017

  • "Probably a bit dear for its location, its about two and half miles of the main ..."

    Probably a bit dear for its location, its about two and half miles of the main road, its a lovely site the wildlife was well in abundance with seals otters and birds that I had not seen be for my wife and I would go again

    Reviewed by IainJun 2017

  • "What a wonderful place, absolutely amazing in every way."

    So peaceful & so relaxing, our batteries are completely recharged. Will definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by ThijsMar 2017

  • "Amazing boathouse very comfortable beautiful relaxing and very clean would definitely book it again"

    Mrs CartwrightSep 2016

  • "An absolutely stunning location, the view out of the lounge window is second to none."

    The property is exactly what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by AdamJul 2016

  • "Remote and quiet with a beautiful view."

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2016

  • "The view from the front window at Greshornish Boathouse was just fantastic."

    It was so calming and soothing gazing across the Loch and witnessing the vast wildlife come and go as they please. The Boathouse was a wonderful place to stay for our first visit to Skye. Very reasonably priced and plenty of walks within a half hour drive. Lovely to take our golden retriever with us to this beautiful place. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by CraigNov 2015

  • "Just really enjoy this holiday"

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2015

  • "A great location just to get away from the world."

    Being able to take our dog for her last ever holiday

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2015

  • "Brilliant boathouse accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Loved the picture window looking out onto the loch.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2015

  • "The location was perfect, the window looking out over the loch was stunning and kept our dog enraptured."

    It was peaceful and private yet not completely remote. Loved being at the end of the road, a good place to get away from the hassle of modern living with no phones or internet.

    Reviewed by IngridApr 2015

  • "Hours were spent looking out at the wonderful sea views from the main window - with the cosy crackling of the wood burner in the background."

    Grateful for the abundance of information about local walks and recommendations for things to do in the local area. Very comfortable bed too!

    Reviewed by HannahMar 2015

  • "We loved Greshornish Boathouse - it was exactly the kind of place we love to stay in; cosy and a little bit different."

    The views from the living room were amazing and it was wonderfully quiet and relaxing. We would love to go back for a longer stay some time. It was great to be able to bring our dogs too.

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2014

  • "The Cottage was cosy and comfortable and well situated with some lovely walks right on the doorstep for the dog and a great base for touring the North West of Skye."

    I would definitely recommend for a quiet and relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2014

  • "Idyllic location and well-equipped, pretty cottage which was a good base from which to visit all other areas of the island."

    There was a good selection of books and DVDs. The multi-fuel stove made it very snug and the supply of fuel was generous.

    Reviewed by ZillahFeb 2014

  • "The uniqueness of the accommodation was fantastic and the little beach next the property was perfect for the dogs."

    For a cottage that accepts dogs the cleanliness was excellent.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2013

  • "Wonderful secluded location."

    Ideal for getting away from not all. The Greshornish Boathouse was a gem and an ideal cosy base camp after long days exploring the locality.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2013

  • "The boathouse was in a beautiful, peaceful setting with fabulous views."

    The owner supplied directions to the boathouse and suggestions of things to do which were very useful and thoughtful. I would stay there again.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2013

  • "Fantastic location and view from the Boathouse window."

    We loved the quirkiness of the Boathouse which was great for two people. We appreciated them letting us bring our dog. It is lovely and cosy, liked it having two couches. Enjoyed it NOT having a signal for the mobile phones, great to escape.

    Reviewed by NatalieMay 2013

  • "Stunning views and peace and tranquillity."

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2013

  • "The location was stunning, and so very peaceful."

    The cottage was really comfortable and away from it all. The view from the sitting room window was a slice of heaven.

    Reviewed by JudyMar 2013

  • "We loved the peace and quiet provided by the location."

    The stunning views from simply looking out of the window. The multi-fuel heater thing being able to warm the whole house.

    Reviewed by NicholasFeb 2013

  • "Wonderful views of the dawn across the water and the birds and animals."

    Glad we remembered our binoculars. Warm and cosy and felt friendly.

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2012

  • "This property is superbly located for anyone wanting a complete escape to the country experience."

    It is isolated and peaceful, yet accessible. As townies it is not every day that you can see golden eagles in flight and watch seals in their natural habitat just a few minutes away from lovely accommodation.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2012

  • "Lovely quiet secluded spot with the loch at high tide lapping about 20 feet away."

    Wonderful view of the area, wildlife on the doorstep, salmon jumping in the loch, golden eagles whirring around, oyster catchers, curlews and red deer... fantastic.

    Reviewed by ThelmaAug 2012

  • "The boathouse is totally romantic and in the heart of nature."

    We loved it!

    Reviewed by MargotJul 2012

  • "We particularly liked the welcoming email with directions and ideas for things to do from owner/caretaker."

    Relaxed feel. Wonderful views and setting. This experience has restored our faith in self-catering holidays

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2012

  • "The property is in an excellent position and we had a very good holiday."

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2012

  • "An awesome setting and holiday home!"

    If you want to get away from everything then I highly recommend!

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2012

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The property

Dunvegan 8 miles. Spectacularly located on the shore of Loch Greshornish next to a working fishery, this first floor apartment in a refurbished boathouse offers breathtaking views across the loch and the stunning Skye mountains.

With its rural waterside setting, this Isle of Skye self-catering apartment is the ideal place from which to explore this mystical island.

This self-catering apartment on Skye is situated above the boathouse itself, with direct access to the water.

The sitting room boasts a lovely view across the loch from the gable end window - keep your eyes open for passing seals!

A double bedroom and bathroom complete this cosy Isle of Skye self-catering accommodation.

Edinbane village, 4.5 miles away, offers a village shop, hotel and pottery shop, while Dunvegan, just a few miles further on from your Isle of Skye self-catering apartment, is the main village in the area and boasts hotels, shops and restaurants.

After a visit to Dunvegan Castle you must take the boat trip to see the seals basking on a nearby island.

Skye offers breathtaking scenery, spectacular walking and an abundance of wildlife.

This is truly an ideal Skye self-catering apartment and location for a tranquil holiday.


  • All first floor. One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove and single sofa bed.
  • Electric storage heaters with wall-mounted electric panel heater in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, portable TV (no signal, for playing videos and DVDs only), DVD player, selection of videos and DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Hotel with restaurant 5 mins walk (seasonal, check opening times, booking essential)
  • Pub and shop 4.5 miles
  • Working fish farm is within close proximity of the property.

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About the location


Portree 22 miles.

The village of Dunvegan is set in the north west of Skye and contains a mixture of traditional stone and modern houses, along with a selection of shops and hotels. About a mile from the village is Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan MacLeod, who have continuously occupied the castle since the 13th century. Only four miles away is the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant, a must for all foodies, and just a 10 minute walk away is the very popular Old School Restaurant, also worth a visit. Also in the area are the Cullin Mountains with their fantastic rock forms and pinnacles, which many climbers would put at the top of their list. Other attractions on the Isle are plentiful - visit the Talisker Distillery or Portree, the island’s only town, set around its natural harbour, which boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants, and also offers Sea Eagle trips from the pier, which are extremely popular.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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