About this listing
Just a short walk to the centre of Portree, Tigh Na Coille, Bed & Breakfast offers quiet, comfortable accommodation with shops, restaurants, pubs, bus station, library, bank and the harbour, all within easy reach.
Tigh Na Coille offers three guest bedrooms; one double, one twin and a single/small double.
All rooms have access to tea & coffee making facilities and their own TV with digital channels and dvd player.
Tigh Na Coille provides comfortable, clean accommodation, offers free internet and secure off-street parking.
Bedrooms are NOT en-suite but the two clean, modern bathrooms provide ample facilities to enable easy sharing between the three guest rooms. Guests have a choice between a long, hot soak in our downstairs bathroom or a quick steamy shower in our upstairs shower room. Facilities are checked throughout the day to ensure they are constantly clean and tidy.
The kitchen area is off limits to guests but a microwave and fridge are provided in our guest lounge and dinner ware can be provided for those who request it.
Guests are encouraged to help themselves to books, dvds and games that they find in the hallway and guest lounge. You will also find extra information about things to do and see on Skye in the guest lounge.
Interaction with Guests
I like to make my guests as relaxed as possible and help in any way that I can to make their visit to the Isle of Skye most enjoyable.
Every person is different and I like to think I can tell if a guest wants to be left to their own devices or if they need some help with regards to getting the most out of their stay on the island.
I am happy to offer suggestions about places of interest or tour guides/trips/walks. Whether you are a keen walker, a food or whisky enthusiast, researching your family history, taking in the museums and castles, or you want to watch the abundant wildlife – it’s all here for the asking in this truly beautiful part of the world.
This is my home and I live on the premises. I also have a job and therefore cannot be available at all times but can easily be contacted. Guests have their own set of keys and can come and go as they please throughout their stay.
I am very flexible with regards to checking in times. I prefer to check in guests after 4pm but am happy for those who need to leave luggage to do so before this time….or even after they have checked out if they are waiting a long time for buses etc.
I have two dogs on the premises but they are never allowed in the guest rooms and I make a conscious effort to keep them behind closed doors whilst guests are around. They are both very friendly and I am happy to introduce them to any fellow dog lovers.
Anyone travelling to Skye by public transport should try their best to research how they intend to get around on the island as not all places are easily accessible by local bus.
There are car hire companies in Portree and tour guides and taxis. We are more than happy to provide details of each and advise those who are not sure of their options.
Guests should let us know their estimated time of arrival. Check out is by 10am.
Our kitchen is not for guest use but if you have anything that needs kept in the fridge we are happy to help.
Guests staying for more than one evening will be provided with keys and are welcome to come and go as they please.
We do ask that whilst exiting and entering our driveway, if the gates are closed please close them again behind you. If they are open then just leave them open.
Me and my brother had a 3 nights stay at Emma's place, the room was nice and clean every day, the warm breakfast was delicious and only 10 min walk to city center. I will come back again! Thank you Emma!!
Great stay with Emma at her delightful house in Portree. Portree and Skye are beautiful. Emma was very welcoming, The house is well equipped, clean and tidy. Great breakfast. Thanks Emma.
Emma a été une excellente hôtesse ! Outre son bed and breakfast à la propreté impeccable, elle a eu la gentillesse de me contacter le lendemain de notre départ, pour signaler que j'avais oublié une bague. Nous nous sommes arrangées pour que je puisse la récupérer rapidement.
Les lits sont très confortables, la chambre spacieuse et le matin, un petit déjeuner à choisir soi même est servi à l'heure de son choix.
On partage la salle de bain avec d'autres invités, mais comme il y a deux salles de bains, on n'a croisé personne finalement.
Le logement se trouve à 10 minutes de marche du centre de Portree. Si vous allez dîner dans la ville, demandez à Emma de vous conseiller un restaurant - nous avons suivi son conseil et n'avons pas été déçus ! Pensez juste à y aller tôt, il y a un gros rush dans les restaurants dès 19h.
We had a great stay with Emma. The location is great, a short walk into town and good location to get to most of the sights in Skye. Emma cooked a great breakfast each morning and was more than accommodating when we had some extra requests. She was great to talk to and had a lot of knowledge of the area. We would highly recommend !
Emma was a nice, personable host, with helpful information for us about places to eat in Portree. The accommodations were just fine, although the outside appearance of the house is somewhat intimidating -- overgrown, unkempt. The location was fine, although too far to walk to town.
Lovely property, nice house decor (Ikea), good food. Unfortunately, we found the house very damp and musty. My friend had difficulty breathing (asthma) because of it.There were also some mold concerns.
Great stay in a good location. Emma was friendly and helpful, and large breakfast was a great way to set us up for our day. Double room was spacious and had everything needed for our one night stay. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or stay again.
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About the Host, Emma
I have been a bit of a worldwide traveller in my time but still haven't visited everything on my wish list. A lot of places I have been to I want to go back to again - Argentina & New Zealand are definitely up there.
I often visit America and have some great friends there, especially in New Orleans and Washington state. I usually go over every year to visit and get away for the Scottish winter!
My dogs are a big part of my life and I love them to bits.....too much apparently, but they are adorable and make me laugh. I have an English Springer Spaniel (Myla) and a red and white Irish Setter (Rudy). They are never allowed in the guest rooms and are kept to our own private rooms when we have people staying with us.
I have worked in the Portree tourist information centre for five seasons and am more than happy to help anyone needing some ideas or wanting to plan a certain trip or walk. If guests have everything figured out for their time on Skye and just need a place to lay their heads in between sight seeing then we are more than happy to leave them to it and be there if they need anything else.
We just like our guests to feel comfortable and happy whilst staying in our home.