Viewfield House

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. More

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Viewfield House
Viewfield Road
Portree
Highland
IV51 9EU
Scotland
01478 612217
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

early Apr–mid-Oct.

Facilities

drawing room, morning/TV room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 20-acre grounds (croquet, swings).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B £65–£90. Set dinner £25.

Other information

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.

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Viewfield House
Viewfield Road
Portree
Highland
IV51 9EU

Guest comments

'Fabulous, one of the nicest places we stayed on our visit to Scotland. Cozy and fantastic meals. Also had use of a washer and dryer which was a great help and you can walk to town. ' - Beth Parks - September, 2014
'Everything I'd wished for on Skye - a beautiful room with view of Portree bay, delicious meals, attentive and charming hosts and staff in an elegant and historic country house. A place you can confidently recommend for comfort and value. ' - Wendy Thwaites - May, 2012
'Vomfortable, and a nice atmosphere. We got the feeling of being an old Scottich king! A perfect stay to discover Skye. ' - maarten louwen - July, 2011

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