It is not always easy to get your tongue around but Gaelic is a very economical language which can express a lot in few words.
For example, Eilean a’ Cheò is the Gaelic for Skye.
Very roughly translated, it means beautiful Inner Hebrides island with fantastic wildlife, jaw-dropping scenery, fine whisky, lovely restaurants and a fascinating history.
Have a taste of all that this magical island has to offer with today’s Big Deal at the four star Duisdale House Hotel.
Boutique hotel on Skye
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.
This offer is for two people to have a one or two consecutive night stay in a twin or double woodland or garden view room with a full Scottish Breakfast. A chilled glass of Prosecco on arrival will welcome you to your new home.
Upgrades to either a four poster garden view or a sea view room may be available for supplements of £20 and £50 respectively (per night).
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.
Finest Scottish ingredients
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.
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.
The menus change with the seasons but typical dishes might be the Dunsyre blue cheese and sage ravioli served with lightly curried cauliflower and coriander cress or the loin of Dunvegan venison with Husabost young neeps and carrots, roast potatoes and a blueberry jus.
Guests choosing to dine in the restaurant will receive a £10 discount off the standard £45 price when selecting the five course offer.
See & Do on Skye
Of course, there is no shortage of walking, climbing or wildlife spotting to enjoy 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.
There is also the option to spend the day sailing on the Solus a Chuain, or Light of the Ocean, the hotel’s beautiful private yacht.
Alternatively, you could just chill in the luxurious garden hot tub.
Previous visitors have loved Duisdale House Hotel. This is what a recent TripAdvisor visitor had to say:
‘Perfect place to relax. Booked this hotel as a last minute get away. The service we received was excellent without any fuss. This is the perfect place to relax and treat yourself. The accommodation is excellent – especially room 11 which is designed so no matter were you are in the room you can enjoy the view over the Sound of Sleat. The food does not disappoint and the whole experience is relaxed and not fussy.’