The Three Chimneys

Restaurant With Rooms

The Three Chimneys, Colbost, Dunvegan, Isle Of Skye, IV55 8ZT

    There is nowhere in the Highlands and Islands quite like The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By. One of Scotland's most famous restaurants, it is set in a stunning location beside the sea in north west Isle of Skye.

    The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By provided the very first 5-Star accommodation on the Isle of Skye when the bedrooms were built in 1999. Since then, the long-established reputation of this popular Scottish restaurant with rooms has spread far and wide around the globe. Now graded with 5 Gold stars by both the AA and VisitScotland, The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By also holds the AA's Inspector's Choice award for 2011/12, placing it in the top 10% of quality places to stay throughout the UK and Ireland. Many awards and accolades have been bestowed upon the business over the past 26 years in total.

    The Three Chimneys is set within the bare stone walls of an origninal island croft house, dating back over 100 years. Candle-lit, cosy and romantic, it is professionally recognised and very well-known for serving the best, seasonal produce home-grown on the island, fresh seafood, fish, locally reared lamb, beef and game. Fresh vegetables, salad, herbs and soft fruits are all provided by local Skye growers. Head Chef, Michael Smith, holds 3 AA Red Rosettes. He has represented Scotland on a number of occasions in events both at home and abroad. He is a passionate ambassador for Scottish food and cooking.

    The tiny restaurant is situated beside the sea on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. Next door in The House Over-By are six delightful junior bedroom suites, all with a delightful sea view. The rooms are stylish and spacious, each with direct access into the garden and a path to the shore. Every bedroom is designed to the same size and very high standard, ensuring that all those who stay can expect the same level of quality and comfort. Breakfast is served in the Morning Room with its panoramic outlook over the loch and the mountains of Uist and Harris on the western horizon.

    Professional, personal service, top-quality accommodation, first-class cleanliness, amazing food and an excellent wine list all add-up to what an Inspector wants to find when he or she calls - just as any other visitor would too. Put all of this together with its hideaway, seashore location, The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By is an experience not to be missed on anyone's tour of Scotland. Surrounded by a stunning landscape, ideal for walkers of all ages and those hoping to explore some of the island's spectacular wild places, this is a very special place to eat and stay.

    Guests frequently comment that their expectations are exceeded when they stay at The Three Chimneys. Many customers make the trip to celebrate a special occasion or a family event. It is the perfect retreat for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway break. High season rates are replaced by very competitive Winter deals from November to March. We are open for Christmas and New Year offering excellent, all-inclusive packages over the Festive Period.

    the Restaurant and the accommodation is open throughout the year except for 2 weeks in January 2012

    Dinner is served every night of the week from 6.15pm. Last table available at 9.45pm. Non-residents are more than welcome - indeed they make-up the majority of the customers dining in the Restaurant each day.

    Lunch is served Monday - Saturday from March until the end of October from 12.15pm. Last table available at 1.45pm

    Booking is always strongly advised for the restaurant, as well as the rooms. If we are unable to accommodate you ourselves, we will happily recommend alternative places to stay in the area. There are excellent B&Bs, Guest Houses, other small hotels and super campsites.


    5 Restaurant with Rooms
    Walkers Welcome Taste Our Best Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    21 Jan 2015 - 30 Nov 2015

    The Three Chimneys Restaurant serves Dinner every evening. Lunch is served Monday - Saturday from March until the end of October.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double Junior Suite
    £397.50 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    1 Night (Dinner, B&B)
    2 Nights (Dinner, B&B)
    3 Nights (Dinner, B&B)
    Double Junior/Twin Suite
    £397.50 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Organic Food
    • Restaurant
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Drying Facilities
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Trouser Press
    • WC EnSuite

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Mini Bar
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Room Service Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    Take single track B884 road from Dunvegan to Glendale. Remain on the Glendale road until reaching Colbost. Please see detailed instruction above.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Dunvegan TIC turn right through village past the Post Office. Take first right into Mill Road and pass entrance to Kinloch Campsite on right. At next T-junction turn right on to B884 to Glendale. Colbost is 3 miles from junction.

    From TIC in Portree, take A850 to Dunvegan. Drive into village and turn left at junction opposite Dunvegan Hotel. Turn first right after Post Office and follow instructions as above.

    From TIC in Kyle on mainland, cross the Skye Bridge (toll-free) and take main A87 through Broadford to junction at Sligachan Hotel. Turn left on to A863 and follow signs to Dunvegan. On the outskirts of Dunvegan turn left on to B884 to Glendale. Fire Station is on the left. Continue on this road to Colbost. N.B. Road turns sharply to right at junction for Orbost.

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest train station is at Kyle of Lochalsh. Journeys to Kyle can be made from Inverness Station. Inverness can be reached by train from main stations throughout the UK, including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Onward journey from Kyle Station is by car, hire car or public bus service to Portree.

    Trains also run Fort William From Glasgow and onwards to Mallaig. Onward journey from Mallaig is by ferry to Armadale by car, hire car, or public bus service to Broadford or Portree.

    Public Bus service to Dunvegan is not frequent. Bus service to Colbost is very infrequent.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport. Car Hire available from the airport. The car journey takes between two and three hours to Colbost, via Loch Ness or Achnasheen and the Skye Bridge.

    Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports are approximately 250 miles away by road - a five/six hour drive.

    Getting there by ferry:- Ferries run from Mallaig to Armadale in the south of the Isle of Skye. Good service during summer months, although advance booking advisable. Service very limited throughout the winter from October until April or May. Route via Skye Bridge is quicker and more direct.

    The ferry connecting the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebridean islands of Uist and Harris sails in and out of Uig. The journey from Uig to Colbost takes approximately 50 minutes.

    From Easter until the end of October there is a small, community-run ferry connecting Glenelg on the mainland with Kylerhea on Skye. This route is particularly scenic both ways. Kylerhea is approximately one hour's drive from Colbost.

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