“Speed Bonnie Boat like a bird on the wing – over the sea to Skye”
– so goes the first line of the old song about the iconic Isle of Skye. Renowned as a beautiful Inner Hebrides island with fantastic wildlife, jaw-dropping scenery, fine whisky and a fascinating history it is also home to multi-award winning hotels and restaurants!
Romance abounds in this wonderfully wild and romantic island, inspiring legends, music and myth. Enjoy passionate sunsets all year round where wild seas and mountains will make your heart sing and let this magical island rekindle the romance in your life 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; this lush, green area is 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.
With views over the Sound of Sleat, a full Scottish Breakfast each morning and champagne to toast your arrival this offer starts from just £99 for one night in a twin or double woodland or garden view.
Upgrades to either a four poster garden view or a sea view room may be available for supplements of £30 and £60 respectively (per night).
Today’s deal is the perfect way to treat your other half to a trip to remember far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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 lunch or evening 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, loin of Dunvegan venison with Husabost young neeps and carrots, roast potatoes and a blueberry jus or Mallaig Monkfish and Sconser Scallop with Crushed Saffron Potatoes, Confit fennel and Aioli.
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” Light of the Ocean, the hotel’s beautiful private yacht. During September (midweek days only) – exclusive option to take a daily sailing trip (from 10am to 4pm) onboard the yacht for just £99 per person (30% discount – normally £145 pp). A light lunch is included as part of the experience.
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.’