Islands are the ultimate romantic getaway and few can compete with Skye’s wild beauty and dramatic history.
Famous for its fantastic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery, it has inspired many a legend as well as igniting many a passionate spark.
Spoil your nearest and dearest by getting cosy with today’s Big Deal on a two night mini-break at the four star Duisdale House Hotel.
It’s a very romantic hotel and you don’t have to take our word for that.
At last year’s Scottish Hotel Awards, the venue won three amazing awards: Island Romantic Hotel of the Year, Island Style Hotel of the Year and Island Wedding Hotel of the Year.
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.
Available seven days a week, this offer is for two people to enjoy a two consecutive night stay in a classic double or twin room. £20 supplement for Fri/Sat/Sun stays.
As well as a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, the offer includes a full Scottish breakfast each morning and afternoon tea on one afternoon during your stay.
Guests are also welcome to use the ever popular hot tub in the gardens.
It’s amazing how being immersed in steaming hot water can make even Skye’s legendary vistas seem even better.
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).
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 Peter Cullen. The kitchen likes to use the finest Scottish ingredients and the restaurant has won two AA Rosettes.
The menus change with the seasons but typical dishes might be the wild sea trout with a pea and ham risotto and roast garlic espuma or a dish of Nairn pork – roast loin and pressed belly served with carrotée and kale.
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.
From April onwards, 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.
Previous visitors have loved Duisdale House Hotel. This is what a recent TripAdvisor visitor had to say:
‘Duisdale House Hotel is a stunning place to stay. The house and the surrounding scenery are just breath-taking. All staff we met were friendly and thoroughly professional. The food is superb. If you want a real treat, choose the fine dining menu… just phenomenal. Skye itself is a beautiful place and only made better by having the good fortune to stay in Duisdale House. I will definitely be returning.’
Today’s Big Deal with Duisdale House Hotel would make a fantastic surprise were someone to find it in their card on Valentine’s Day.
If an island mini-break in a luxurious boutique hotel sounds like your style of romance then grab today’s Big Deal with Duisdale House Hotel.