11. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
drawing room, morning/TV room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 20-acre grounds (croquet, swings).
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.
 per person B&B £65–£90. Set dinner £25.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Soak in the house-party atmosphere at the Macdonald family’s country pile, a ‘fabulous’ house standing peacefully in acres of mature wooded gardens, with views of Portree Bay. Continuing a welcoming tradition started by his grandmother, Hugh Macdonald receives guests with a friendly, informal, ‘attentive’ air, offering drinks and cream teas. There’s much to admire in the Victorian interior: antiques, oil paintings, colonial memorabilia, hunting trophies; a grand piano sits by huge windows in the log fire-warmed drawing room. Traditionally styled bedrooms, most with an en suite bathroom in a converted dressing room, vary in size; for a languid soak, ask for a room with a bathtub. There’s no TV in the bedrooms (a communal TV room’s just the ticket if the tennis is on), but there’s plenty of diversion all around: nurse a malt whisky while browsing the collection of books, play croquet on the lawn, walk up the hill for views of the Sound; the town is a ten-minute stroll away. Evenings, ‘fantastic’ dinners of rustic dishes are served, by arrangement, under the gaze of gilt-framed portraits. More reports, please.