Viewfield House

Location Portree

Postcode IV51 9EU

Telephone 01478 612 217

£-££

Why we love it...

Classic, distinctive, charming

The Place

For those seeking an age gone by, the experience of staying at Viewfield House will be a memorable one. This is an imposing Victorian country mansion, which, as the name suggests, has some fine views from its elevated position. The need for costly repairs to the roof prompted Evelyn Macdonald, Hugh’s grandmother, to open Viewfield House to guests.

The delight of it is that the distinctive character of the house was preserved; and though you will not lack for comfort or service, a stay here is likely to be a novel experience. The house is full of colonial memorabilia: stuffed animals and birds; priceless museum relics; and a magnificent collection of oil paintings and prints.

The rooms are original, right down to the wallpaper in one instance (though all but a couple now have en suite bathrooms in the former dressing-rooms); there is a classic Victorian parlour and a grand dining room with two huge wooden tables. We admire the flexibility here as both large parties and individuals can be comfortably accommodated. You can dine at the house if you book your dinner in advance, or you can decide day by day when the charming staff enquires about your dinner arrangement in the morning. In all, an excellent country guesthouse, ideal for a weekend break to Scotland.

The Essentials

Price Band £-££
Rooms 11 double and twin, 10 with bath; all rooms have phone, radio, hairdrier
Food breakfast, packed lunch, light supper
Facilities sitting room, dining room, TV room, washer and tumble drier for guests, wireless internet
Children welcome
Disabled one specially adapted room on ground floor
Pets accepted but not in public rooms

To Book

Contact Hugh Macdonald
Call 01478 612 217
Fax 01478 613 517
Email info@viewfieldhouse.com
Website www.viewfieldhouse.com

Good To Know

Address Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EU
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The Location

Find this place: on outskirts of town, 10 minutes walk S of centre; from A87 towards Broadford, turn right just after national garage on left; with ample car parking

What's nearby: Trotternish peninsula