Viewfield House

‘More home than hotel’, the Macdonalds’ ‘fabulous’ Victorian country house brims with family history and aristocratic fixtures. More

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Viewfield Road
IV51 9EU
01478 612217

Hotel information


11. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.




drawing room, morning/TV room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 20-acre grounds (croquet, swings).

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

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MasterCard, Visa.


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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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘More home than hotel’, the Macdonalds’ ‘fabulous’ Victorian country house brims with family history and aristocratic fixtures. This year is daughter Iona Macdonald’s second solo season at the wheel. Father, Hugh, has stayed on to share anecdotes by the fire, and maintain the house-party feel. Viewfield is popular for its laid-back air, unstuffy eccentricity and colonial memorabilia and antiques collected over 150 years (‘needs bringing up to date’, says one guest). ‘All the staff were friendly and welcoming,’ report regular Guide readers in 2018. In the traditionally styled bedrooms, vintage touches (a cast iron bed, a Victorian washstand with a bowl and jug) and the occasional window seat overlook mature woodland. ‘Our rooms were excellent; large and comfortable with sea views.’ In lieu of in-room TV, guests are encouraged to mingle over cocktails, single malt and croquet. Ordered ahead, dinners consist of fuss-free Scottish fare. ‘The parsnip and cumin soup, and the duck breast in plum sauce were especially good.’ Dietary requests were happily dealt with, ‘to the point of creating a different starter’. Breakfast includes ‘very nice’ home-made marmalade. (Alan and Edwina Williams, and others)

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Viewfield House
Viewfield Road
IV51 9EU

Guest comments

'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
'Fabulous, one of the nicest places we stayed on our visit to Scotland. Cozy and fantastic meals. Also had use of a washer and dryer which was a great help and you can walk to town. ' - Beth Parks - September, 2014

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide