Viewfield House

Portree, Highland

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. More

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.

Hotel details

Address

Viewfield Road
Isle of Skye
Highland
IV51 9EU
Scotland

Telephone

01478 612217

Bedrooms

13. 1 on ground floor (suitable for disabled), 2 in adjacent converted stables.

Open

Apr–Oct.

Facilities

drawing room, morning/TV room, dining room, 20-acre grounds (croquet, swings), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed for under-12s £10.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£10 charge), drawing room if other guests don't object, not in dining room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

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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Comments about Viewfield House

We stayed in two different second-floor rooms; both were excellent, large and comfortable with sea views. The staff were all fwelcoming. The food was superb. Their kitchen capacity is limited, so dinner was fixed at 7.30pm, and you were asked to select your menu choices at breakfast. I have very specific dietary constraints, and they were more than happy to help with this, to the point of creating a quite different starter on one day.The wine list is short but adequate and very reasonably priced. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. - Alan & Edwina Williams - June 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide