Isle of Skye

Roskhill House, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8ZD, Scotland Tel +44 (0) 1470 521317

Welcome to Roskhill House, Roskhill, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

Roskhill House is a traditional croft house in a tranquil setting. Rooms are en-suite, with TVs, fridges, wifi, and tea and coffee making facilities. Tea, coffee and freshly home made cakes are served in the guest lounge every afternoon.

Roskhill House is a very very early 'white house' type of working croft house and was built around 1890 after the Napier Commission & Crofters Act of 1886 provided security of tenure. The house helped set the simple functional architectural style for the Island and is known as a 1¾ storey style with upstairs rooms having coombed (part sloping) ceilings. Originally, most rooms would have had small simple fireplaces and the walls and ceilings would have been lined with tongue and groove wooden slats. This offered little in the way of 'quaintness' or insulation to conserve heat and gave the rooms a rather stark appearance. There was no electricity and little indoor washing facilities.

Over 125 years the house and its use has evolved. By 1910 an extension to the house had become the Harlosh Post Office and village store; today, this forms the guest lounge, retaining exposed stone walls. As they became available more modern facilities such as electricity were installed. About 50 years ago the fireplaces were bricked up as more efficient and far less labour intensive methods of heating the house were becoming commonplace. Dunvegan was expanding and became the principle village in the area as roads and transport improved.

Therefore in the early 1970's the house evolved to become a Guest House. Around this time the old wooden slats needed to be replaced; more modern materials were used and gave a lighter airier feel to the rooms. For the first time, insulation material was added. Past and present renovations have kept the general feel of modest simplicity, whilst conforming to current building regulations.

Today, Roskhill House offers plenty of 21st century amenities and is furnished to a high standard. With all its superb comfort, it still retains - for the discerning guest - the simple charm of a much older way of life. Beautifully situated 100 metres off the main road, 3 miles south of Dunvegan, the Guest House is an ideal base for touring and exploring the whole of the wonderful Isle of Skye.

The local area's sparkling coral beaches are accessible and glorious. McLeod's Tables form a majestic and ever-changing view as the light changes with the weather and the time of day. Driving over to Neist Point not only provides spectacular scenery, but with a reasonable short walk when you arrive, you can stand on the most westerly point of the island and - on a clear day - be afforded stunning views to the Outer Isles. The Fairy Bridge, according to some of the many tales around it, is said to be where the silken Fairy Flag came into the possession of the McLeod clan. And, of course, there's Dunvegan Castle itself, which has so much to offer. In and around Dunvegan is excellent for walking, climbing, bird-watching and wildlife; easy, moderate and more challenging walks abound. There are award winning restaurants, characterful pubs and cafes close by.


All bedrooms have been renovated to a high standard with bespoke furniture, a fridge, TV, and an iPod dock to provide very comfortable accommodation whilst keeping the traditional building design and features. The guest lounge, which was originally the village post office, has been refurbished and re-carpeted to provide a more contemporary feel, whilst still retaining the feature exposed stone walls.

Double Bedroom One
Twin Bedroom
Superior Room One
Superior Room Plus

1X Double Bedroom (11.7m²)
1X Twin Bedroom (12.3m²)
2x Superior Rooms with king beds (14m²)
1X Superior Room Plus with king beds (19.2m²)
1X Lounge

All rooms have en-suite shower facilities.


Afternoon coffee, tea and cake in afternoon from 4.30 p.m. until 6.30 p.m. most days.


All year round.

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Tariff/Prices 2018

Tariff 2018 - Minimum 2 nights
Prices are per room per night and include breakfast
Single night stay is +£5 per room if available
Room type
and approx. floor area
(excl en-suite)
4th March - 25th March
per room
26th March - 2nd November
per room
Double room
double bed-ground floor
£90 (Single person £80) £95 (Single person £85)
Twin room
2 single beds-upstairs
£90 (Single person £80) £95 (Single person £85)
Superior room (x2)
king bed-upstairs
£100 (Single person n/a) £105 (Single person n/a)
Superior plus room (19.2m²)
king bed ground floor
£105 (Single person n/a) £110 (Single person n/a)
Our five rooms are different sizes, but are all en-suite and furnished to the same high standard
Each room can take a maximum of 2 people

Payment & Deposit

All major cards accepted (except American Express & Diners Club). We require a deposit of 20% at time of booking.

Location - How to Find Us

Please do not rely on satellite navigation (GPS) past Fort William, it may take you via the ferry. Stay on the A82 for 25 miles and at Invergarry turn left onto the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh and go over the Skye bridge.

From the Bridge

From the bridge head towards Broadford. Continue through Broadford along the A87. After 16 miles (25kms) turn left onto the A863 towards Dunvegan by the Sligachan Hotel. Exactly 20 miles (32kms) from the junction you will see a copse of trees and a yellow and blue sign for Roskhill House. Turn right and we are the second house on the left hand side - 100 metres.

From Dunvegan

Roskhill House is 3 miles (5kms) south of Dunvegan on the A863. After 2 miles you will pass a red telephone box on your right with a small church immediately on your left. The road then rounds a sharp left hand bend by Dun Studio and you will see Roskhill House signposted off to the left, on what was the old village road. We are the second house on the left hand side - 100 metres.

Google grid ref: 57.4150, -06.5286.


Map showing location of Roskhill House

Map showing location of Roskhill House.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

The Locality

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Roskhill House
Isle of Skye
IV55 8ZD

Tel +44 (0) 1470 521317

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