Coillemore House ref: UK32672

Balmacara, near Kyle, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Grab Rails 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The owners have done an exquisite job bringing Coillemore House back to life. It’s been completely renovated and awaits visitors to enjoy its wonderful interiors and extensive gardens, in a truly spectacular situation. The location really cannot be overstated. Coillemore House sits just above the village of Balmacara on National Trust for Scotland land and enjoys views of the sea and the Isle of Skye. Across the tidal waters of Loch Alsh lonely Sgurr na Coinnich stands tall on the island. The house is over 150 years old and it’s bursting with character. Attractive is one word to describe Coillemore, it’s pleasing on the eye, and the more time you spend at the house the more difficult it is to leave. You have the added benefit of a private, wood-fired hot tub during your stay- please note that this is heated via a stove and so takes longer to warm up than a conventional hot tub. It’s a charming place, and perfect to spend time away from the rigours of modern life. There are wonderful local walks straight from the doorstep (guides to which will be in your welcome pack). You’ll be surprised that even though some of Europe’s best sights are on your doorstep at Coillemore, once you’re at the house you’ll struggle to head off and explore - it’s that nice.
During your stay, when you do manage to get yourself in the car for some west coast adventures, the choice is overwhelming. There’s world-class hill walking in literally every direction, the Kintail Sisters are several miles to the east and are a highlight of any Munro-bagger. Also beyond Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie is the road to Glenelg, which is well worth a trip for the brilliant Inn, Arnisdale on Loch Hourn, more hillwalking and the jumping off point for wild Knoydart adventures. To the north of Coillemore, following the minor road through National Trust land, often passing the semi-wild Highland cattle that roam the Estate, you’ll reach wonderful Plockton on Loch Carron. Options open up beyond for even more exciting adventures of the rugged, romantic Highland interior, with the Bealach na Bà enticing many over to Applecross. Both Torridon and Shieldaig are spectacular but easily accessible and very popular with visitors.
The real draw though for many staying at Coillemore House is the Isle of Skye, that island out the window, you’ll be over the sea to Skye in a little over 5 minutes from the house and spoilt for choice once again. The south of Skye, the Sleat peninsula, is the quietest part and worth exploring for fine food and drink. The centre and west is brimming with peaks, many the finest in the UK. The legendary Cuillin Ridge awaits, after hiking hills there’s whisky to taste, why not try the world famous Talisker? Fairy Pools to see and lunar landscapes to gawk at up in the north of Skye. Your must sees are The Old Man of Storr, Quiraing and of course the lighthouse at Point Neist. There’s so, so much to see. A week won’t be nearly enough. Coillemore House is simply fantastic, there’s character, comfort and luxury at every corner. Beach 4½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire and Freeview Smart TV.
Dining room: With wood burner.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, and French doors leading to courtyard.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request.
Shower room 1: With walk-in shower, grab rail and toilet.
Separate toilet 1.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bedroom 5: With double bed.
Bathroom: With freestanding bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet 2.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire and wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Wood fired hot tub (private). Private parking for 5+ cars. No smoking.
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.


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The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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