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