Good Hotel Guide Review
Set within a comfortable expanse of wooded acreage, the Macdonalds’ ‘fabulous’ country house is run in ‘an efficient but relaxing way’. The family is at the heart of everything, with Iona Macdonald the latest generation to extend a ‘warm welcome’, while her father, Hugh, the former doyen, weaves yarns and exchanges stories with guests (who should ask about his Garden Collective project). The property, a Georgian house extended in Victorian times, holds a rich collection of antiques and colonial memorabilia collected over 150 years, the hall sporting trophy heads and horns alongside taxidermy. Some guests may find it a little dated, but it all adds to the unstuffy atmosphere of an ongoing house party. The ‘excellent, comfortably appointed’ bedrooms, including two in newly converted stables, might have a fireplace, brass bedstead, period writing desk, or a window seat gazing out to sea or over woodland. Dinners, ordered in the morning at breakfast and served at 7.30 pm, include an ‘especially good’ parsnip and cumin soup, and duck breast in plum sauce, alongside a ‘very reasonably priced wine list’. ‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again.’ (A and EW, and others)
Isle of Skye
13. 1 on ground floor, 2 in adjacent converted stables, 1 suitable for disabled.
drawing room, morning/TV room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 20-acre grounds (croquet, swings), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.
per person B&B £73–£100, D,B&B £98–£125. Set dinner from £25. 1-night bookings only on application in high season.
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