"Simply lovely, nothing more, nothing less"
In keeping with a family home all our rooms are furnished in a traditional country house style with antique furniture, family portraits, water colours, china, glass, music, books and family photographs. Thickly lined chintz curtains, for cold winter evenings, frame window recesses; comfy sofas and chairs enable you to enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst relaxing after a day exploring this wonderful island.
Front Door, Hall,
Stairs and Landings
Come through the old oak door into the front hall where Victorian tiles still feature and absorb the warmth of the panelling that lines the walls. As is the tradition of the island, this door is “always open” although it has to be said that you do have to turn the handle, especially on windy days!
A large oak settle provides space for off loading coats and walking boots. Fresh garden flowers welcome visitors from the top of a seafarer’s chest. Georgian balustrades and panelled doors lead the way to your bedroom.
A panelled room, originally Kenneth Macleod’s dining room, has a large open fire with a carved wooden surround. The centre piece indicates that rabbits were as much a problem in the garden in the 1840’s as they can be today and perhaps some even found their way to his table!
Curl up in a large armchair to enjoy a book, and a whisky, in the glowing warmth of the log fire.
This splendid room was added in place of a courtyard in the 1840’s and a full sized billiard table moved in. Today the table is well used by guests and sits in pride of place.
To while away less clement days there are two lovely pianos waiting for your gentle touch, a wooden chess table, and a cupboard full of jigsaws and games.
Reception and Cocktail
Kenneth’s ‘Business Room’ has returned to being the hub of the house, combining a small reception area and bar. It still has its original pine panelling and elegant fire place. Over forty of Scotland’s finest single malt whiskies adorn the plate rack; maps, literature and assistance are all on hand here to help you make the most of your stay.
A broadband connection is also available.
A large south facing room, added in 2005/6, provides a light, airy, midge free space with stunning views across the lawns to the loch and hills beyond. Guests can enjoy their breakfast, coffee, and afternoon tea in this sunny spot, surrounded by chocolate and lemon-scented geraniums.
Converted from the old Victorian kitchens in 2005/6, the dining room now glows in the light of candles set on individual tables, complementing the excellent food that is specially prepared by the Chef and his team from the finest ingredients that Skye’s natural larder can produce.
This room is well able to cater for resident as well as non-resident diners and provides an intimate space for weddings and private parties. It is also available to be used as a conference venue and for the odd Scottish reel.
Facilities for disabled visitors have been added, so we have no difficulty in accommodating wheelchairs in the dining room, conservatory or bar. Unfortunately, we remain unable to offer either a ground floor bedroom or a lift.