Viewfield House Hotel

Portree, Isle of Skye

A fine old house packed with grand old things above Portree Bay in the middle of Skye - homely bedrooms, some huge, are a treat


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


It’s a family affair, more like the Waltons than Hamlet, and the recent succession from father to daughter passed without a sword being drawn. Iona is now at the helm, but as Hugh is the only person on Skye who understands the plumbing system, he has been retained as a vital asset, and rightly so. As for their ancestral pile, it stands high above Portree Bay with long views across the Sound of Rassay. 20 acres of gardens and woodland wrap around you; there’s croquet on the lawn and a hill to climb for 360º views of peak and sea. Inside, aristocratic fixtures and fittings come as standard: hunting trophies, cases filled with curios, a grand piano and open fire in the drawing room. Bedrooms have a country-house feel: colourful fabrics, crisp linen, pretty furniture, sea views from those at the front; bathrooms do the job nicely and are in the throes of refurbishment. Majestic Skye waits: mountains, sea lochs and beaches, wildlife, castles and distilleries. Dinner is available by arrangement, but there are good restaurants in Portree, too. Highland porridge for breakfast is a treat. An old-school, island delight.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£30, price dependent on pre-booking. Packed lunch, £9.


Nightly price
from £77
Dinner, B&B £90-£125 per person.
4 Twin/doubles
From £154
4 Doubles
From £129
2 Singles
From £77


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Iona Macdonald & Jasper Buxton

  • Wander round the gardens of Viewfield House, and the various walks up behind the house, with views across Portree Bay and over to the Cuillins and The Old Man of Storr.
  • Take a stroll round Ben Crachaig taking in breath taking views of Ben Tianavaig, Camus Ban, the Isle of Raasay and the Cuillins in the distance.
  • Daily boat trips from Portree Bay give you the opportunity to see some of Skyes native species of wildlife up close, seals, golden eagles, otters, dolphins and the favourite the White Tailed Sea Eagle. Or even a fishing trip to catch your dinner
  • A trip round the majestic North end is not to be missed, taking in the Old Man of Storr, the Quraing, search for fossils on the famous Dinosaur beach in Staffin and end the day making wishes at the magical Fairy Glen.
  • A short drive to the Dunvegan Castle set in its stunning gardens surrounded by a wealth of history. Take a boat trip to see the seal colony. Blow away the cobwebs with a walk to Glenbrittle beach and finish off with a visit to the Talisker Distillery
  • A day out to the South of the Island is a must with a drive into Elgol and a boat trip, accompanied by dolphins to Loch Corusik, the heart of the Cuillins.