Whether you speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, or simply drive over the bridge, the Isle of Skye is a magnificent destination for a break.
From fantastic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery to fine whisky and a fascinating history, the Isle of Skye needs very little introduction.
Kick-start your Skye adventure with this Big Deal on a one or two night B&B stay at the four star Duisdale House Hotel.
Previous winner of the Catering in Scotland Excellence Award for Best Independent Hotel, it is a welcoming and sophisticated spot from which to enjoy this wild and romantic island.
Boutique hotel on Skye
Built in 1865, the eighteen bedroom, boutique hotel is set in 35 acres of grounds on the Southern Peninsula, the lush, green area 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.
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for a one or two night stay in a classic twin or double room with a woodland or garden view.
The offer includes a glass of Prosecco, a choice of three canapés, full Scottish breakfast each morning and use of the hot tub – ideal after a day on the hills.
Depending on availability, there may also be the option to upgrade to a four poster garden view room for £30 per night or a sea view double room for £50 per night. Please contact the hotel directly.
There is a £10 per room, per night supplement for Fridays and Saturdays, payable directly to the hotel.
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 which has two AA Rosettes.
The menus change daily but typical starters might be the hand-dived Kyle scallops served with sesame, carrot, cauliflower while the Highland beef roast sirloin with crispy shin, roast shallot and smoked mash is a popular main course.
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.
Previous visitors have loved Duisdale House Hotel. This is what a recent TripAdvisor visitor had to say:
‘Nice, small hotel with great food… Room and bathroom on the third floor was very nice with a great view over the loch. The staff were all very attentive and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Reception even booked our ferry for us. The food both nights – one in the restaurant and the other in the bar – was very good.’
This guest liked Duisdale House Hotel so much that she booked it for her wedding:
‘Amazing hotel, great service, beautiful views – loved it. We saw this hotel on a recent trip to Skye, and loved it so much that we arranged to get married here, and we’re both so happy we did! Gorgeous hotel, very well appointed and nicely decorated. It’s got lovely gardens and a terrace, with beautiful views out to the Sound of Sleat and a lovely beach across the road.
‘The service we received here was amazing… All the staff were lovely… we had a great stay. The wedding went absolutely perfectly, thanks in large part to the efforts of the staff which we greatly appreciated. The rooms are very comfortable, including the public rooms, and the food was absolutely amazing – everyone loved it… I can’t recommend this highly enough, even the breakfast was delicious – the best porridge I’ve ever tasted! We were so happy with our stay, already talking about going back. Loved every minute of it!’
With purchases valid until 31st March 2020, this Big Deal with Duisdale House Hotel is the ideal way to see Skye in all its autumnal or wintry colours.
It would be perfect for a gift, if you’re looking to treat someone who deserves a break in the new year.
Enjoy a mini-break on Skye with someone special and let the island work its magic.