The best I can say is that on the last of our four nights at Coruisk House we spent quite some time working out how soon we could come back, and how we could get there more directly.
Clare and Iain are wonderful hosts, and I'd have to describe Coruisk House as more of a two bedroom Five Star hotel than a B&B.
The welcome, the quality of the rooms and furnishings, the care and attention shown by Clare, and the wonderful food prepared by Iain and Clare are all factors, and they work together perfectly. Not being someone who relaxes easily, I was surprised and pleased to find myself steadily unwinding during our stay.
Then there is the location. You'll read elsewhere about the road from Broadford, and it can be a bit of a challenge, but please do not let it put you off. Just consider it a rite of passage, allow more time on your days out, and learn to enjoy the fantastic views it gives of the south west of the island. I'd argue there is more varied and wonderful scenery between Broadford and Elgol than in any similar distance you can drive on Skye, which is saying something.
Very highly recommended.
- 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