Viewfield House

Portree, Highland

With porte cochère, crenellated tower and fine Victorian interiors, this country house overlooking Loch Portree is redolent of the history of the Macdonald family. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

With porte cochère, crenellated tower and fine Victorian interiors, this country house overlooking Loch Portree is redolent of the history of the Macdonald family, which has lived there for more than 200 years. The grand entrance hall is adorned with animal trophies, the dining room hung with ancestral portraits. A guest sitting room is positively thronged with comfy seating. Bedrooms, spread over three floors, are filled with antiques and original features. None has a TV; most have an over-bath shower. The dual-aspect master bedroom can sleep a family, while two rooms in the stables block stay open throughout the winter. Guests are hosted by Jasper Buxton 
and his wife, Iona, and can order a light supper 
of soup and cheese, charcuterie or a vegan platter. In the morning, breakfast on porridge, a full Scottish, a kipper or smoked haddock. Explore the 20-acre grounds, which are home to the Skye Shrubs garden centre, and follow the path down to the village. Skipper Jasper offers half-day sailing trips aboard the yacht Breeze, out to the Sound of Raasay, where you can take in views 
of the Cuillins over a lunch of smoked salmon 
and Prosecco.

Hotel details

Address

Viewfield Road
Portree
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 £124, singles from £82. Supper (soup and cheese) £12, (charcuterie plate) £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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Information from the 2022 Good Hotel Guide.