Viewfield House

Unstuffy, informal, perhaps a touch eccentric, the Macdonald family’s ‘fabulous’ Victorian country house stands in large wooded grounds with far-reaching views of Portree Bay. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

Apr–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

[2017] per person B&B £68–£85, D,B&B £93–£115. Set dinner £25 (if booked in advance). 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Unstuffy, informal, perhaps a touch eccentric, the Macdonald family’s ‘fabulous’ Victorian country house stands in large wooded grounds with far-reaching views of Portree Bay. Hugh Macdonald, the laid-back, affable host, continues to live at the ancestral home, but his daughter, Iona, has now stepped up to the helm, continuing the welcoming tradition her great-grandmother began. Fans like the homely interior, busy with antiques and curios, china collections and oriental carpets, stags’ antlers and colonial memorabilia, though one guest this year found it ‘rather too much “home” and not enough “hotel”’. Traditional bedrooms are individually decorated with vintage furnishings (‘mine had a Victorian washstand with a bowl and jug’). Some are country cosy with floral prints or a cast iron bedstead; others might have a window seat overlooking the lawn. There’s no TV in the room, but gather with fellow guests by the fire in the lounge (maybe over cream scones or pre-dinner cocktails), or head outside for a round of croquet or a stroll into the town – umbrellas and wellies stand by the entrance. Dinners are straightforward; breakfast brings ‘very nice home-made marmalade’.

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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

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