The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Dunvegan, Highland

In the remote north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage overlooking Loch Dunvegan, with views to the peaks of Harris and North Uist, is home to an ambitious restaurant-with-rooms. More

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In the remote north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage overlooking Loch Dunvegan, with views to the peaks of Harris and North Uist, is home to an ambitious restaurant-with-rooms. Smart, contemporary, ground-floor suites in the next-door House Over-By have a sea view and direct garden access, a king-size bed, and extras including fresh milk and home-baked treats to go with the espresso machine, as well as Temple Spa products. Five rooms have steps to a seating area; one, with a wet room, is suitable for a wheelchair-user and/or a family. Since taking the helm, Gordon Campbell Gray (see also The Pierhouse, Port Appin) has replaced the bathrooms, which now have a walk-in rain shower. There is a lounge with a modern log-burner, where guests can enjoy a malt whisky or cocktail. Chef Scott Davies still showcases the finest ingredients, locally grown, raised, shot, fished or foraged. A new menu allows diners to pick and mix such dishes as roasted Sconser scallop, fermented fennel and squid ink dashi; Skye red deer or Isle of Lewis woodcock; apple, miso, doughnut and cider crème. At breakfast, everything possible is home made.

Hotel details

Address

Colbost
Isle of Skye
Highland
IV55 8ZT
Scotland

Telephone

01470 511258

Bedrooms

6. All on ground floor 
(5 split-level) in separate building, 
1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 20 Dec–late Jan.

Facilities

lounge/breakfast room (House Over-By), restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, garden on loch, restaurant and lounge wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in lounge and restaurant, ‘for different moods and times of day’.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B double £365, triple £465 (no charge for child under 8, sharing). Dishes £6–£45, kitchen table tasting dinner £110.

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Last updated: October 28, 2020