We booked last minute to go to Coruisk House and we had the most wonderful stay. We only wish we had booked for more than one night! We were greeted with home made shortbread and tea on arrival and made to feel incredibly welcome by Claire. Our bedroom (with the four poster bed and ensuite) was enchanting and beautifully decorated, In the bathroom were top quality toiletries, luxury bathrobes and and fluffy towels. The attention to detail was outstanding and far above that found in most B&Bs. For example, the breakfast menu, information sheet and even the weather forecast for the week were presented on arrival in a delightful box tied with a ribbon on the chest of drawers. Claire was very informative about the local area and the history and gave us lots of helpful information. We had a wonderful meal in the charming dining room starting with squat lobsters (a delicious shell fish which we'd never heard of before), followed by sea bass and venison and finishing with homemade carrot cake and lime semifreddo. All delicious and washed down by some excellent wine. Breakfast, with freshly squeezed orange juice, home made granola or porridge and full Scottish breakfast (not to mention Claire's delicious homemade bread) was superb. The drive to Elgol is spectacular and the tiny harbour one of the prettiest places on earth. We took the boat trip with Misty Isles to Loch Coruisk on Claire's recommendation and it was the highlight of our visit to Scotland. We cannot recommend this lovely restaurant with rooms highly enough and it is not without good reason that Elgol is known locally as the jewel in Skye's crown!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coruisk House is the Restaurant with Rooms in Elgol. It is situated in the tiny but stunning fishing village of Elgol, two miles from the harbour. Elgol harbour overlooks Loch Scavaig towards the most spectacular view on the Isle of Skye - towards the Cuillin Ridge. Boat trips are available from Elgol Harbour between March to October for visits to Loch Coruisk and the islands of Soay, Rum and Canna (Iain and Clare will book the boat trips for their guests). Outside of these months, and weather dependent, boat trips are available by prior arrangement but guests should enquire well in advance of their visit. The area is renowned for spectacular scenery and is beloved of photographers and artists. There are many amazingly scenic walks that can be made from the house or just a short drive away. There are two rooms for guests at Coruisk House, each with views over towards the Sleat peninsula. Each room has a king size bed (one is a four poster), en-suite shower room and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms are tastefully furnished, the beds have soft pillows and duck down duvets and the towels are fluffy! There is a cosy residents lounge with wood-burning stove and comfortable sofas to enjoy afternoon tea or a dram from a selection of fine single malts available. There is a television in the lounge. The restaurant (also with an open fire) serves lunch and dinner by prior reservation (24 hours advance reservation) from March until October using local produce (with a focus on seafood and highland game, although catering to specific dietary requirements with prior notice). Fresh shellfish is available having been landed daily (weather permitting) by the fishermen who leave Elgol Harbour early every morning throughout the year. Iain prepares delicious food with close attention to detail and will cater to guests specific requests if at all possible. Clare makes fresh bread daily for guests to enjoy. Afternoon tea is also available for all residents of Coruisk House. Iain and Clare greet all their guests with a warm welcome and make sure that their stay is relaxing and enjoyable in a truly stunning location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coruisk House Hotel Elgol
- Coruisk House Elgol, Isle Of Skye