Rowan House ref: UK11176

Carbost, near Portree, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Rowan House stands detached in the small community of Fiskavaig towards the north west end of the Isle of Skye. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, it makes the perfect base for exploring or for relaxing in, with your every need catered for. From the full height glazing, you can look out and may be lucky enough to watch seals playing on the beach immediately in front of the house. Or you can try a spot of fishing from the beach, just yards away - the location of Rowan House is truly wonderful!
The Isle of Skye is one of the best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular scenery, dramatic history, diverse wildlife and its unspoilt beaches along with many fabulous restaurants, numerous walking, climbing and mountain biking routes, and a large range of watersports all within an easy drive. A visit to the Talisker Distillery and Visitor Centre, just a few miles from the house, is highly recommended. Here you can try the only single malt distilled on the island.
Take a trip up to the small village of Dunvegan where you can explore the castle and gardens, and from here you can also take a walk along the coastline to visit the Coral Beach, highly recommended whatever the weather. Portree, the island’s bustling capital, is well worth a visit with its lovely harbour and colourful houses, along with a good range of shops, pubs and great places to eat. There are also boat trips, a swimming pool, galleries and tea rooms.
To the north east you will find the Trotternish Peninsula, famous for its dramatic rock formations and cliffs, and to the southern end of the island you will enter the Sleat Peninsula known as ‘The Garden of Skye’. From here you can cross over the Skye Bridge and see some of the spectacular scenery and small villages dotted along this unspoilt coastline such as Plockton, Lochcarron and Applecross to name just a few. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, but the less energetic can just sit back, relax and watch the ever-changing scenery from the comfort of a chair. Wonderful happy memories will be made whilst on holiday at Rowan House. Beach 5 yards. Shop and pub 3 miles, restaurant 13 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With bunk bed (for children).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. External utility with American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.


Large front garden with patio. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is direct unfenced access to the beach and sea yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    18 miles
  • Restaurant
    13 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    38.4 miles
  • Lake
    0.2 miles

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.


VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

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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