Captain's Rest

Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
+44 (0)7748 646545
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Welcome to an immaculate house on the Isle of Skye. Relax in the sauna, relish the hamper, linger over the barbecue with a fabulous view


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

With the touch of a button, roll up the blinds and bring the outdoors in. What a way to wake each day! The views are amazing and ever-changing…across the loch to the Cuillin Hills, and Rum and Canna on a cloudless day.

The house, a modern Skye bungalow, was finished in 2020 and furnished in island colours. After a day hiking or wild swimming, you return to this: gliding glass doors and heated floors, divine beds and walk-in showers, Bose speakers and smart TVs, and the finest kit in the kitchen. Cosy up to the wood-burner on a wild night, wallow in the hot tub on a fine one.

Visit the great fortress of Dunvegan, a ten-minute drive, and book lunch at the Old School Restaurant (special in every way). Pick up seafood in Portree, 20 miles – tiny capital of Skye – and treat yourself to tea or fabulous cocktails at the Cuillin Hills Hotel. This island is foodie heaven.

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We think you'll love

  • Staring out at the views from a cosy, warm, minimalist sanctuary
  • Relaxing in the sauna after a serious hike
  • The generous hamper of tasty local produce for a first breakfast or light supper - and a bottle of fizz
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You should know

  • You're not completely secluded: there are some houses in sight
  • No dogs, and no children under 10
  • The smaller bedroom is without views


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Availability due to cancellation weeks beg 10th and 17th September.. 10% discount will be applied on 7 night booking (Sat to Sat) on receipt if Sawdays is mentioned. Minimum 5 nights (please contact

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Private chefs can be booked in advance.


Nightly price
from £235
Weekly price
from £1575
1 Cottage for 4
From £2352 beds2 bedrooms


The moment we walked through the door we knew we were going to love our week’s stay at Captains Rest, and we were not disappointed. The view from the house was stunning. You could tell the whole house had been furnished with love and care, beautifully decorated and had everything you could want, as every detail had been thought of. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and much appreciated. The bed was very comfortable, and we slept well. The sauna and hot tub were luxurious which we enjoyed using. Vivienne was so helpful and looked after us very well. Highly recommended to stay.

Sue and Nick, Lightwater, Surrey

A wonderful house in a magical location, the owners go above and beyond to make your stay special. The house is beautifully furnished and the hot tub and sauna are welcome treats following our long walks and fun filled days.

Bill, Manchester

This was one of the best rental experiences we have enjoyed over many years of travelling. Vivienne has done everything to make the house both stunningly beautiful and very relaxing. The standard of fittings is extremely high and waking up each morning to open the electric blinds from the bedside switch and look out on the fantastic scenery was one of many highlights. Arriving to find a bottle of Prosecco in the brilliant welcome pack meant a first night session in the hot tub gazing over the Roag headland, glass in hand, certainly eased us into the stay.

Anne, Dublin

The most beautiful accommodation in Skye. Views from house are stunning The quality of furnishings are of the highest standard and classic choices throughout. Owner provided an amazing service and is a delight to meet, made or stay even more enjoyable.

Gail and Joe, Glasgow

From the moment of driving towards the house we were captivated by the beauty of the location and the exterior of The Captain’s Rest is beautifully presented . Once over the doorstep we were blown away by the stylish and warm decor of the house, it made us feel at home and relaxed immediately. The attention to detail and thought of comfort for guests hit the mark spot on. Beautiful furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen and two incredible bathrooms, sauna and hot tub. Vivienne is a very generous host and had a light supper ready for us. Absolutely amazing property, we can’t wait to return!

Lorraine, Billingshurst

I'd love to spend some proper time here! This place has the wow factor: stunning views and gorgeous interiors, it's a real treat of a place. Having a hot tub and sauna to relax in after a long day of walking tops things off - come as a couple for a romantic retreat or with friends for a relaxing (or action-packed) break. Vivienne is a fountain of knowledge and as generous as they come.

Zoe, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

In tiny Roag, on the outskirts of the coastal village of Dunvegan, the cottage is 12 minutes from three renowned restaurants: The Three Chimneys in Colbost, Lochbay at Waternish, and Edinbane Lodge (book well ahead). And a fabulous modern restaurant and café, The Dunvegan (4 miles). Your views stretch to the loch and to the flat-topped MacLeod's Tables: look forward to a stomping day out.

Local points of interest from Vivienne & Neil Montgomery

  • Captain’s Rest is ideally located on the island to visit the many beautiful areas Skye has to offer. Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the MacLeod clan, is in the village. Explore the history it has to offer or saunter around their magnificent gardens.
  • There are numerous walks in the area and further afield, too many to mention and for all abilities. We are a short distance from Neist Point, Coral Beach and for the more adventurous a hike up MacLeod’s Tables.
  • A half hour drive takes you to Portree, the main town, where you will find shops, restaurants and do pop into Skyeskyns for some gorgeous items or afternoon tea on the law, if weather permit, at the Cuillin Hills Hotel overlooking the bay.
  • You no doubt travel a considerable distance to get to us, so when you arrive, out your feet up, savour the view and enjoy the complimentary light supper awaiting you, normally a selection of Scottish cheeses, quiche etc. Ours is no ordinary welcome pack!
  • The island is a foodie’s paradise with so much to choose from and when you reserve the cottage, recommendations are listed in our digital welcome pack which will be emailed to you in plenty time to make reservations.
  • A special occasion? Please do let us know. We like our guests to have the best experience! Need flowers, birthday cake, getting married and need advice, just ask and we can put you in touch with some of the best on the island.


Vivienne & Neil Montgomery

Vivienne inherited the croft, Neil (a stonemason by profession) worked on the house, and they live with their family 15 minutes away. You can let yourselves in with a key safe and Vivienne will pop round to meet you the next day, happy to answer all your questions. Excited about their new project, your hosts are approachable, generous people, and they know the island inside out.