Whether you speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, or simply drive over the bridge, today’s Big Deal at the four star Duisdale House Hotel on Skye is well worth setting a course for.
Built in 1865, the eighteen bedroom, boutique hotel is set in 35 acres of grounds on the Southern Peninsula; a beautiful part of the island known as the Garden of Skye.
Close to the ferry link to Mallaig and near to the bridge, the award-winning hotel faces east which means guests can enjoy magnificent morning sunrise views over the sea to the mountains of the mainland.
Jaw-Dropping Sea Views
Under new ownership since 2007, each bedroom at Duisdale House Hotel has been refurbished in its own unique and contemporary style. Rich, bold fabrics, flat screen TVs and luxury toiletries in the ensuite bathrooms are standard. Some of the rooms enjoy jaw-dropping sea views.
When it comes to dining, visitors to Duisdale are spoiled. The Lounge, with its open fire and comfy sofas is the top spot to relax and enjoy some afternoon tea and freshly baked scones with jam and cream.
The Chart Room is perfect for a pre dinner drink or a casual lunchtime meal. It also features an interesting cocktail list and a great range of malts for the evenings.
Award Winning Restaurant
The centrepiece of the dining options is the fine dining restaurant under Head Chef David Allan. His menus, which use the finest Scottish ingredients, have won two AA Rosettes for the restaurant.
Full Scottish breakfast
The Big Deal is for guests to stay for 1 or 2 nights in a twin/double room with Woodland or Garden View. As well as a full Scottish or continental breakfast each day, the Big Deal includes a £15 discount on the fantastic, three course table d’hote menu (normal price £45). This discount can be redeemed by each guest on both nights.
Of course, there is no shortage of things to do on Skye but there is also no need to leave the hotel. Enchanting walks though the garden and surrounding woodlands will sharpen the appetite for dinner.
Alternatively, you could just chill in the luxurious garden hot tub.
Previous visitors have loved Duisdale House Hotel. This is what The Scotsman had to say:
‘Our room in Duisdale – one of 18 all of which are uniquely appointed – featured an enormous four poster bed laden with enough heavy cushions to facilitate a very energetic pillow fight, should you wish to have one. Duisdale also offers excellent food and each dish we tried was exceptional.’