- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Washing machine
Reviews & Ratings
44 Customer Reviews
"The Boathouse is in a very peaceful spot 2 miles off the main road, right on the shoreline looking out over the loch."
The property has a wonderful view. You can walk out from the property around the Grenhornish peninsula but it was a bit boggy in December when we visited. The property is very warm and cosy, with storage heaters and a log burner if needed. It is also well equipped for cooking. A great place for a get away break.
"Lovely, comfortable property."
Well equipped, peaceful and views to die for.
"There are a couple of small things which I think would make the cottage even nicer, it did feel a little unwelcoming with no “welcome basket”, even a little milk in the fridge would have been good, also on a wet & chilly evening, a fire laid & ready to light instead of having to clean it out would have been really nice."
Outside the front door a couple of live plants or flowers in the tubs would have made it all look much cheerier. My only small complaint is that the cutlery is not great - the knives bend & the handles of some fall off! I really enjoyed my stay here & managed 4 great walks.
"We had a wonderful time staring out of the window at the lovely view of the Loch and its wildlife."
The size and layout suited us just fine. We had our Kayaks and a RIB with us which we found easy to launch on the slip and anchored for the week just offshore. Our phone (Vodaphone) did not have good reception we had to walk around the shore so we could get weather forecasts, but the Mowi guys could on their phones (3 Mobile), so just our bad luck. would we come back, certainly.
"We had a lovely stay in the Boathouse ."
Very unique experience by being right in the waterside. It was perfectly located for the parts of Skye that we wanted to visit.
"A lovely boathouse."
A beautiful view. Very comfortable living accommodation. Really enjoyed our stay. Only snag no phone reception and lack of internet…. Just for messaging.
"To Sykes Cottages: RE: 275EF23SA My family was not able to utilize our planned (and paid) rental at Greshornish Boathouse (July 22-29) because of regrettable, unforeseen circumstances."
Sadly we could not make our trip (to attend the quadrennial Clan MacLeod Parliament in Dunvegan, Skye). We are disappointed that we never had the chance to see the Greshornish property. In the days prior to our planned rental, having learned of the need to not leave the US, I sought to cancel and obtain any possible refund from Sykes. In turn, I communicated with the Greshornish property owner -- Ian -- and he informed me of his willingness to cancel and refund. At his recommendation, I contacted Sykes and spoke to your representative and was told the matter would be considered. I was open to any full, partial, or negotiated refund. However, I did not receive from Sykes the promised answer to my inquiry. As an active MacLeod, I -- and my fellow MacLeods -- travel regularly to our ancestral site on Skye. In the interest of future visits by my family, relatives, and MacLeod friends, I again request any possible refund. Thank you, Respectfully, Andy McLeod 850.443.4966 (US)
"We had a wonderful stay at the Boathouse."
The view from the lounge window was amazing- we even saw dolphins! We enjoyed watching the fishing boats come and go.
"Comfortable and clean needs some talc."
"The boathouse is a lovely house, beautifull near the Loch."
All facilities are there and its clean and cosy. The small road leading to the house was each time we rode it, a challenge for us, Dutch people. The locaties is very central: near Dunvegan Castle, half an hour from Portree and we liked the tour to the Old Man of Storr, further to the North the beauitifull Views, old Castle and a visit at Uig.
"This is a beautiful warm, cosy boathouse."
Views are fantastic and the lack of internet and tv turned out to be a real blessing forcing us to relax and drink in the beauty of the location. Otter spotting became our new hobby!
"Towled smelled musty after using them twice."
darkbrown sofabed smellde with urine! frontwindow doesn't close propperly and doesn't work propperly.
"To preface, despite my other comments, I really loved this little boathouse."
Waking up on the Loch and visiting with the sheep was wonderful. I even enjoyed dodging sheep every time I left the house. It is a really beautiful, unique location and staying right on the water and seeing the moonlight reflected on the Loch was something I’ll never forget. All that said, this boathouse is NOT for everyone. - It is remote. Despite google maps, it is a solid 25/30 minutes into Portree and the house is located at the end of a two mile single lane road which requires navigating into the grass to let other cars pass and having to watch out for sheep, which are frequently all over the road. Do not stay here and expect to be able to walk anywhere or have easy access to food. Dunvegan is also about a 20 minute drive, Uig is closer but has 1 restaurant. - Everything on the island closes around 7:30 pm and if you will be arriving later than that you need to plan food around that fact. There is a grocery store in Portree that is open late, however. - You need reservations for any restaurant on the island. If you can get a booking at the Greshornish House Hotel that would be great because it is the only walkable thing from the boathouse. - The shower is terrible. - There’s not a lot of cell service and there is no Wi-Fi. But again, even with all that, I really liked it. It’s very off the map and staying right on the Loch with the sheep and cows was so special.
"Very snug and cosy."
Great place to explore Skye.
"Such a treat to stay somewhere so quiet, warm and comfortable with views over the loch and lovely walks around the headland."
A place to unwind and let go of the stresses of life.
"The Boathouse is in a good position & well placed for touring the island."
Unfortunately when we got there there was a note saying the shower wasn't working & late in the week the storage heater in the hall stopped working. Whilst the cottage was comfortable & well equipped , having to 'climb over ' your bed partner , to get into bed as it was 'built in' against the wall, was not always easy & could be awkward if not too agile. Overall a good stay, with our dog .
"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.
"Great little place for a stay."
Very cosy. Good location. A small thing - an iron and ironing board would be useful.
"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.
"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).
"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 problem....it 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.
"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.
"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.
"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
"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.
"Amazing location, really comfortable and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to like minded people"
"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
"Beautiful sea view, very cosy."
Loved our stay there.
"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!!
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Great place for tranquility and wildlife spotting"
"Very quiet location, perfect for seeing wildlife and enjoying beautiful surroundings."
"THE PROPERTY WAS NEAR PERFECT."
... RECOMMENDED FOR COUPLES WHO WANT TO BE OUT OF THE WAY, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO CIVILISATION FOR THE ODD TREAT
"Had an amazing holiday."
Was very comfortable. Had everything we needed. The view from the window was something else. Would definitely go back again.
"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.
"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.
"Gorgeous little cottage!"
! Really cosy and would definitely come back!
"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
"What a wonderful place, absolutely amazing in every way."
So peaceful & so relaxing, our batteries are completely recharged. Will definitely recommend!
"Amazing boathouse very comfortable beautiful relaxing and very clean would definitely book it again"
"Just really enjoy this holiday"
"A great location just to get away from the world."
Being able to take our dog for her last ever 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.
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.
EPC Rating: Band E
EPC Rating: Band F
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:
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