Good Hotel Guide Review
Set in 20 acres of woodland garden just outside Portree, ‘relaxing’ Viewfield House has the look and feel of a much-loved family home. And so it is, with generations of the Macdonald family having added their own stamp to the late 19th-century building, including colonial memorabilia and a veritable menagerie of taxidermy in the hall. Iona Macdonald Buxton and her husband, Jasper, offer ‘large and comfortable’ bedrooms over three floors, many with views across the Sound of Raasay. They are reassuringly traditional, with pretty wallpapers of birds and flowers, brass beds in some rooms, antique furniture and shelves of hardbacks. More contemporary accommodation is available in the converted stables. A hearty breakfast menu includes porridge, haddock, smoked salmon and the full Scottish. Viewfield House no longer serves formal evening meals, but instead offers a lighter option of soup, cheeseboard, charcuterie and vegan platters. There are several good restaurants in Portree. Salty sea dogs, take note: the hotel has its own yacht, which can be booked for half-day trips to see Skye at its very best – from the water. (A and EW)
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.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.
per person B&B £82–£100. Light dinner £15.50. 1-night bookings only on application in high season.
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