The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

‘We had a fantastic stay, with an excellent welcome; dinner was as good as we’d hoped. More

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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By
IV55 8ZT
01470 511258
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6. All on ground floor (5 split-level) in separate building, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year except 12 Dec–13 Jan.


lounge/breakfast room (House Over-By), main lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden on loch.

Background music

in House Over-By lounge, ‘for different moods and times of day’.


no under-5s at lunch, no under-8s at dinner, tea at 5 pm.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B £345. Tasting menu £90, à la carte £65.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We had a fantastic stay, with an excellent welcome; dinner was as good as we’d hoped.’ At ‘the back of beyond’ – ‘which is, of course, part of its charm’ – Shirley and Eddie Spear’s low-built, whitewashed restaurant-with-rooms overlooks Loch Dunvegan. Much has changed since the Spears opened their doors in 1985, but a constant has been their passion for Scottish produce and tradition. Head chef Scott Davies sources everything possible locally to create dishes with a Nordic accent – halibut, duck, carrot, mussels, lamb, dulse, parsnip, ewe’s cheese – each dish bespeaking confidence in exceptional raw materials. Eat well, then sleep over in ‘superb, crisply furnished’, loch-facing bedrooms, each with patio doors leading to a garden with seating. At breakfast, the buffet of the past has been dispensed with; wake, now, to a three-course affair with home-baked cinnamon buns, seasonal fruit compotes, and your choice of ham and haddie omelette, Mallaig peat-smoked salmon, Lochalsh haggis or eggs from local crofts. Magical Dunvegan Castle is across the water. (Susan Willmington)

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Guest comments

'A fantastic stay. The room was superb and crisply furnished, with a view over the loch, and its own external access. We got an excellent welcome from the staff. Dinner was as good as we had hoped. Breakfast a bit average but the view is a great compensations. It is at the back of beyond, which is part of its charm. ' - Susan Wilmington - July, 2015
'Great food, excellent rooms, friendly staff and a wonderful, if remote, location. The restaurant is excellent (we took the Taste of Skye menu of eight beautifully executed courses); the rooms are outstanding. Ours, adjacent to Reception, had a patio door with steps leading down to the garden, and a view across a minor road to Loch Dunvegan. Everything we could have wished for in a hotel room was catered for and in good working order. The bathroom was spacious and well lit and had a bath and efficient over-bath shower. There is a small lounge where pre-dinner drinks are served, and a breakfast area with a view of the loch - and a telescope to watch the sea birds. Breakfast was based on the well-tried formula of cold buffet items and hot breakfast served to order. Reception and waiting staff were, without fail, genuinely pleasant and friendly. ' - John Holland - June, 2014

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