We just returned from a beautiful stay at the boathouse. What an amazing experience. It began the moment we stepped out of the car to a pitch black cloudless sky full of stars. My wife remarked “Wow, I can see the Milky Way” and it was true.
Our 2nd surprise was the number of provisions owner/operator, Carol Boyd, had left us. Everything from bread and butter to chocolate and wine. While we had picked up our own supplies along the way this was a pleasant surprise that kept us going for more days that we expected.
November is not the warmest or sunniest time of year to visit Skye, but we were blessed with many sunny days and temperatures that hovered around 5-10 (great weather for running if you are so inclined). Locally we toured several sites including driving through the Quiraing which was spectacular. We also enjoyed snow-capped peaks on many hills driving in and around Skye, all very pcituresque. And Carol was always there to answer any question we had.
The boathouse itself is spacious and comfortable and surrounded by breathtaking views. Town is close by (15 mins down the road) whenever we needed anything, and there were numerous opportunities to get out and visit the beautiful Scottish scenery and explore the fascinating history of Skye.
We will be back.
Mark and Maureen
We booked Kingsburgh Boathouse for our Silver Wedding and were not disappointed in any way. Carol provided us with some superb local provisions which helped us settle in very easily. The property is appointed to the highest standards throughout (sorry if I sound like an estate agent) and it is obvious that much thought has been applied to every element, with amazing effect. The location is equally as stunning with views across to the Outer Hebrides in one direction and to the Cuillins in the other.
The wildlife we saw from the comfort of the boathouse was amazing. On the first morning we spent two hours watching at least 3 otters swim, hunt, eat and preen along the shore. One otter was running around on the grass at the front of the boathouse at one point. There was always something to look at on the Loch with up to 8 seals, Gannets diving and a couple of Great Northern Divers on one day. A treat on our last day was to see 4 White-tailed Sea Eagles flying around the property.
This is truly a magical place with a property to match and we are already organising our return.
We found what we had been looking for. The boathouse is very comfortable, clean, tidy and lavishly furnished. We felt very much at home in our short-term residence. The house is located right by the water and you have a wonderful view of Loch Snizort. All the details in the house have been selected with love and great taste and Kingsburgh Boathouse left nothing to be desired.
Also, were provided with plenty of information regarding walks and restaurants.
If we come back to Skye, this is where we would love to stay.
Thank you for a great week!
This was our fourth visit to Skye & we wouldn't stay anyplace else. Kingsburgh Boathouse, a perfect central location on the island, is nothing short of superb and that begins with Carol, the owner. We do a lot of travel and self catering and she is The Best - from helpful suggestions on the best hikes to well regarded restaurants in the area (if you can pull yourself from the boathouse of an evening.) to all things Scotland. She has done such a magnificent renovation of the old stone boathouse - from the gorgeous and comfortable upstairs sitting area/super king bed and wonderful & spacious master bath (all with stunning views) to the well appointed kitchen and family & dining area & mud room & half bath downstairs. The huge floor to ceiling picture windows down stairs provided gorgeous views of the loch and the Cuillins in the distance. There just isn't a bad view, upstairs or down! We loved being able to return from hiking and have wine & snacks by the water & be entertained by the ever amsuing sheep. Some great laughs there. We have a hectic schedule at home and were after peace & quiet in a really special environment. You just can't go wrong at Kingsburgh Boathouse. We had such a happy stay! Thanks, Carol!
The boathouse is large and comfortable and the views are stunning. Swam off the rocks when the tide was in and the view of the sunsets was breathtaking. Would highly recommend.
My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon and it is idyllic (and this takes into account looking at the holiday through rose tinted, honeymoon eyes)! The location is superb - within easy access of Portree and Uig but feeling very remote. The views are stunning both in good weather and bad. When it was sunny, we could sit out by the loch and when wet and cold, there was the wood burning stove! It has everything you need for a couples getaway! I would thoroughly recommend staying here!
Stayed in this great architect renovated boathouse with every luxury and view you could wish for. Fabulous remote location and welcome pack. Only slight downside was VERY cold and windy during first three days of our stay making sleep in the roof bedroom difficult due to rattling tiles. Part of risk you take going to Skye in winter! Nothing that could be done about it. If no strong winds forecast we would highly recommend for a couple. The views and stars and walking are fabulous.