When you want a romantic break, nothing beats an island.
And when it comes to islands, Skye is one of the best.
Dramatic, moody and mysterious, it is the perfect location for a romantic getaway.
Reach for the Skye with this Big Deal on a relaxing stay at Skeabost House Hotel, near Portree on Skye.
Skeabost was originally built as a hunting lodge in the 19th century and is located in beautiful private grounds on the edge of Loch Snizort.
A seven minute drive from Portree, the island’s capital, The Skeabost is perfectly placed for leisurely drives all around the island and day trips to several other islands off the coast.
Now under new ownership, the premises have been refurbished with the introduction of fine quality fabrics to compliment the hotel’s fabulous traditional features and oak panelling.
Available seven days a week, option one of this offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a classic double or twin room at Skeabost.
Option two, also available seven nights a week, is for two people to have a two consecutive night stay.
Both options include afternoon tea on arrival and a full Scottish or continental breakfast each morning.
Depending on availability, guests may be able to upgrade to a Superior Room for a supplement.
Round of golf?
The hotel has its own golf course, which is available to use at a charge, arranged with the hotel. The nine hole, fourteen tee course weaves its way through the picturesque, landscaped, loch side gardens.
While Skeabost House Hotel has handsome 19th century good looks, it also has modern comforts and features such as WiFi, ensuite rooms, hospitality trays and flat screen TVs.
Afternoon tea and a full Scottish breakfast are part of this Big Deal. Guests who choose to take other meals in the hotel can look forward to menus which make the most of fresh fish and seafood straight from the fishing port of Mallaig; local venison and beef; baby veg and edible flowers from North Skye plus mussels, crabs and oysters from central Skye.
There is an interesting and varied wine list along with a large range of malt whiskies and vast selection of Scottish Gins; something to suit all tastes.
Guests can end their evening with a drink in the billiards room, formerly the chapel of the original country house, or just relax with a malt whisky in the Cocktail Bar.
See & do
Skye is famous for its challenging climbing and breath-taking walking opportunities not to mention its historical attractions such as Dunvegan Castle.
In season, there is fishing available (additional fees payable) on the hotel’s private trout and salmon river.
Guests of Skeabost can also enjoy the sailing trips offered by the owners of the hotel on their luxury yacht. The 50’ Solus a Chuain (Light of the Ocean) sails daily out of Armadale and is weather dependent, normally available until the end of September.
Travellers have relaxed at Skeabost House Hotel since the 19th century. This is what a more recent guest told TripAdvisor. We’ve cut for length but not meaning:
‘Exceptional… of all the places I have stayed this is second to none. The customer service is outstanding and the pride the staff and management have in the hotel is something I have not experienced anywhere else. The rooms were luxurious… most comfortable sleep you’ll get anywhere! Dinner was delicious, selected from a varied and locally inspired menu, breakfast choices catering for all and again the service would make you smile before starting out on a busy day… A very sincere and impressed congratulations; warm, welcoming, personal with a real touch of class.’
Skye has enchanted generations of visitors. Take up this Big Deal and let the island work its magic on you.