Coruisk House

Location Elgol

Postcode IV49 9BL

Telephone 01471 866330


Why we love it...

Cosy, informal restaurant with rooms

The Place

On the wilder side of the ‘dinosaur isle’ of Scotland (named for the fossils and footprints discovered here), Coruisk House can be found at the the end of a 13-mile single track, running through the most spectacular scenery in the Highlands. In Clare and Iain’s cosy and informal restaurant, guests choose from a short but sublime menu that lets the local ingredients sing: shellfish such as langoustines, lobsters and hand-dived scallops are served with their perfectly appointed wine list, and an array of Highland malt whiskeys and gins (give advance notice for a delicious vegetarian option). Food writer Hattis Ellis called this ‘the best food on Skye’, but perhaps the greatest testament to this tiny restaurant on a far-flung isle is a booking list stretching months in advance.

The five bedrooms are perfectly hygge little havens, with sheepskin rugs and duck-down bedding, and views across the Sound of Sleat. Guests are welcomed into the couple’s embracing hospitality with a glass of prosecco on arrival, and breakfasts that include peat-smoked salmon, Scottish pancakes and home-made compotes.

And Skye’s the limit when it comes to activities: catch a boat from Elgol harbour (where Bonnie Prince Charlie fled in 1745) into the spectacular Loch Coruisk, to spot orcas, puffins and golden eagles.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-££££
Rooms 2 en-suites and 2 large suites (one suite=2 adjoining doubles). All have king-size beds, bathrooms, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, fresh fruit, bath-robes, White Company toiletries.
Food breakfast, dinner
Facilities parking, bar, sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV
Children under 14s not allowed
Disabled not suitable
Pets not allowed

To Book

Contact Clare Winskill and Iain Roden
Call 01471 866330

Good To Know

Address Elgol IV49 9BL

The Location

Find this place: Elgol village, 13m down a single track road from Broadford

What's nearby: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s cave, boat trips take you to Loch Coruisk, islands of Rum and Canna, Cuillins, Neolithic settlements