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.
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)
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.
You can read some of our reviews here.
|Tariff 2018 - Minimum 2 nights|
|Prices are per room per night and include breakfastSingle night stay is +£5 per room if available|
and approx. floor area
|4th March - 25th March
|26th March - 2nd November
double bed-ground floor
|£90 (Single person £80)||£95 (Single person £85)|
2 single beds-upstairs
|£90 (Single person £80)||£95 (Single person £85)|
|Superior room (x2)
|£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
All major cards accepted (except American Express & Diners Club). We require a deposit of 20% at time of booking.
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 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.
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.
Isle of Skye
Tel +44 (0) 1470 521317