Harbour House

Portree, Isle of Skye
+44 (0)7794 253683
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Welcome to the tiny capital of Skye, gateway to seabirds, dolphins and seals. And this spot: a haven for families, friends, and (good) dogs


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Halfway down a cul-de-sac facing the bay is a mid-terrace, 1820s cottage. Across the street is the harbour, and on the quayside are restaurants. It’s as idyllic as it gets.

Pretty Portree, surrounded by sheep-dotted hills, is on the southernmost part of the Trotternish peninsula. Drive round the headland to see the islands of Rona and Raasay, or set off on a wilderness safari. Marvel at the fortress of Dunvegan, or the copper stills of the Talisker distillery. Both are a 20-mile drive.

To the left, as you enter, is a spacious kitchen, and a room for wet togs and wellies. To the right is the sitting room (one of two), warm, cosy, with tartan rugs, leather sofas, and a wood-burner for wintery nights – the logs are on the house. Come home to books, bean bags, games, a big TV, and well-furnished bedrooms upstairs (excellent bathrooms too).

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We think you'll love

  • The harbour views: boats, birds, and the endless ever-changing light
  • Being super comfortable and warm indoors when the weather isn't being kind
  • Catching a boat across to the secluded sandy beach at Camas Ban
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You should know

  • WiFi speed is not fast
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided they sleep downstairs


  • 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

Booking information

Check in
4.30pm Monday/Friday
Check out
10am Monday/Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £175
Weekly price
from £1225
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1754 beds3 bedrooms


A lovely cottage right in the thick of things in sleepy Portree. Walk to pub, restaurants, shops and beach. Sail, paddleboard, sit and watch, it's all very watery and beautiful and will restore your soul.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You can buy fish in summer, or dine at one of the restaurants on the quayside and watch the weather change before your eyes. Paddleboard or sail in the harbour; catch live music at the Portree Hotel. But, above all, Skye is about the wildlife, and there are all sorts of boat tours from Portree and Uig. Expect regular sightings of seals and dolphins, and a high chance of spotting sea eagles.

Local points of interest from David & Fiona Tindall

  • Sea views. Well that goes without saying! Look out onto the beach from your private table overlooking the bay
  • Games room. With table football, a second TV with DVD and comfy sofas this is a great space for kids of all sizes
  • Near to shops and restaurants. For wonderful seafood and local fare the shops and restaurants of Portree are just minutes’ walk away
  • Mountain views. Portree Bay is flanked by magnificent Ben Tianavaig to the south and Suidh Fhinn or Fingal’s Seat to the west. Keep your eyes peeled for eagles
  • Luxurious Arran Aromatic toiletries and fluffy hotel towels – perfect for a relaxing refresh after a busy day exploring.


David & Fiona Tindall

"Keen hillwalkers, cyclists, fair weather kayakers, amateur bird watchers and coffee shop explorers," David and Fiona are also keen supporters of local artists and suppliers. "The magic of Skye took hold of us in 2009" - today they live in Portree and run 4 holiday homes. Of course, they're a brilliant source of 'off the beaten track' knowledge of the Highlands... along with English Pointer, Ben.