Good Hotel Guide Review
A bravura Victorian rebuild of a Georgian country house in wooded grounds above Portree Bay and the Sound of Raasay, Viewfield has been home to generations of Macdonalds, and is filled with family possessions and mementos. The grand entrance hall is a Who’s Zoo of trophies, fair game and foul. Affable host Hugh used to share his local knowledge over a glass of single malt by the drawing-room fire, but now his daughter Iona, and her husband, Jasper Buxton, welcome guests. Each traditionally furnished bedroom has its own special character. Two, with shower room, are in the old stables block. None has a TV. The impressive dual-aspect master bedroom is huge, with fine antiques, and can sleep a family. Breakfast on porridge and a full Scottish with black pudding, kippers and haddock, under the gaze of ancestors. At night you can opt for a supper of soup and cheese, or head into wonderfully quaint Portree. The friendly staff can show you a shortcut through the woods (not recommended after dark or if you’re oot yer tree). Sailing trips can be arranged aboard the family yacht, Breeze.
Isle of Skye
13. 1 on ground floor (suitable for disabled), 2 in adjacent converted stables.
drawing room, morning/TV room, dining room, 20-acre grounds (croquet, swings), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed, extra bed for under-12s £10.
allowed in bedrooms (£10 charge), drawing room if other guests don't object, not in dining room.
B&B doubles from £164, singles from £82. Supper (soup and cheese is £12, a charcuterie plate is £8). 1-night bookings only on application in high season.
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