Beach front garden
Beach front garden with telephone box
Sunset over Portree Bay
Spacious Area
Kitchen area
En suite Bedroom
Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Portree Bay
Looking towards the property
1 / 12  Beach front garden
2 / 12  Beach front garden with telephone box
3 / 12  Sunset over Portree Bay
4 / 12  Spacious Area
5 / 12  Lounge
6 / 12  Kitchen area
7 / 12  Kitchen
8 / 12  En suite Bedroom
9 / 12  Double Bedroom
10 / 12  Twin Bedroom
11 / 12  Portree Bay
12 / 12  Looking towards the property

Portree Bay House

Portree, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • This wonderful well-presented traditional Georgian house nestled in the magnificent Portree Bay
  • Situated in a splendid seafront location, enjoying panoramic views overlooking the beach and out to sea
  • The Cullin is home to twelve Munros and offers the best walking and climbing in the UK
  • Take a tour of the Talisker Whisky distillery which has become a worldwide brand
  • Book a wildlife and Sea Eagle boat trip from Portree Harbour for an unforgettable experience
  • Visit Dunvegan Castle and gardens and the magical fairy pools at Glenbrittle
Property code: 42779

The house is a beautifully preserved listed three storey stone house set in the iconic location with panoramic views over the bay, Raasay and the Cullins. Beachfront garden with Private access to the beach. The telephone box in the garden is the most photographed in Scotland.

Set in a peaceful central location within the picturesque coastal town of Portree, this traditional Georgian property, sleeping four guests and one equally welcome doggy. This is the perfect base from which to explore the mystical Isle of Skye. You and your pack can pad along to the pier to watch the fishing boats unload; head into town and explore quirky shops, friendly pubs and a variety of restaurants; or climb The Lump for fantastic elevated views. Situated right on the seafront, the property’s location is guaranteed to get tails wagging, with the beachfront garden providing you with a top spot to enjoy a wee dram while watching the amazing sunsets over Portree Bay. Inside, the property retains its classic character, and the spacious lounge is the ideal place to relax after a day of exploration. The delightful kitchen features a traditional Aga, with a dining area and separate utility area, which may be the ideal spot for your canine companion, who must stay on the ground floor. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms across two floors, comprising two doubles and a twin, but note that the maximum occupancy is four guests (including children). The Isle of Skye is a walker’s paradise, with breathtaking views and stunning scenery around every corner. It is hardly surprising that it is one of the most photographed landscapes in the UK and you will find iconic locations such as Quiraing, Neist Point, the Old Man of Storr, the Fairy Pools and the Cuillin range all within 30 miles of your door. For an alternative view of the island you can also join a local boat trip to see offshore wildlife and the spectacular scenery of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. " Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable to the owner closer to the start of your holiday."


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 Bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms on first floor, 1 with en-suite bath and WC, 1 with vanity wash basin. 1 twin on the second floor
  • Maximum occupancy 4 including children
  • 2 Bathrooms: 1 en-suite with bath and WC on first floor, 1 shower room with shower and WC on second floor
  • Kitchen: with Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher Utility: with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge
  • Lounge: with TV and DVD
  • Dining area with table and seating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels and bedlinen included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Travel cot available
  • 1 dog welcome - please note the dog is only permitted on the ground floor
  • Off-street parking available
  • Beach garden with seating
  • Beach, shops, restaurants and pubs all within walking distance
  • Additional info: £100 security deposit required payable direct to the owner

The surrounding Portree is the capital of the popular Isle of Skye and you can easily while away a few days in this well-established town. It's still a popular fishing location and you can rest assured that there are plenty of quality seafood restaurants on offer here. Children will love fishing from the end of the pier (200 metres) and you can purchase the freshest fish to take home and cook. And, if the weather isn't on your side, enjoy a trip to the local cinema (1.5 miles).


Be sure to explore the island by foot, with tons of remarkable walks, hiking and biking routes available locally. Many head to the island to walk the Old Man of Storr (7 miles), a route with incredible sea views. For more challenging routes, embark on a trip up the world-famous Black Cuillin mountain range, accessible approximately 24 miles away. This area boasts an impressive 12 Munros ready for you to bag.


For a more laid-back day out, you can visit the Isle of Skye's local golf club just 13.5 miles away. Or perhaps you'd prefer a day exploring the area's rich and exciting history. Head to Dunvegan Castle and explore its grounds and gardens (21.5 miles), before pressing on to the glistening turquoise waters of Coral Beach (25 miles).


This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Esther 24th August 2019

Situation and views amazing, convenient for shops, restaurants, carry-outs, boat trips etc. Parking space great. Very comfortable. Stairs a bit steep but only problem for small child or someone with a disability. Property is on floors.

Reviewed by Sandra 6th July 2019

It's in an ideal situation with a beautiful view of the harbour area. There is parking for up to two cars. The cottage is very comfortable and we loved using the AGA. A great location to have a family holiday and explore the island.

Reviewed by Lynn 25th May 2019

Probably the best spot in Portree. Look out of your window, watch the boats, watch the weather change, try a spot of home baking in the Aga! This house even has a little garden area with table and chairs to sit out in, immediately adjacent to the water. Shops, restaurants and bars all within five minutes walk.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th October 2018

Great location! Very homely and traditionally furnished. Great source of hot water. Enjoyed using Aga although might not be for everyone. Bring your own toys for young kids though as weather is prone to be very changeable!

Reviewed by Karen 22nd September 2018


Reviewed by Julia 18th August 2018

The location is amazing, with fantastic views over Portree harbour. Lots of tourists walked passed and came into the garden to take photos - some even sat and ate their chips! The house itself is a good size, but in parts tired and in need of updating. Also we found the layout impractical. Door needed on en-suite!

Reviewed by Gillian 21st July 2018

Beautiful home overlooking Portree harbour, so it has lovely views. Spotlessly clean and tidy. Carole is ever so helpful and provided lots of information before we travelled. Lovely sitting outside at an evening, with the added benefit of a parking space in central Portree!

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