Viewfield House Hotel

Portree, Isle of Skye
+44 (0)1478 612217
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£82 - £210
per night

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


13 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£82 - £210 per night

The Experience

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. Twenty 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. Light suppers are available by arrangement, but there are good restaurants in Portree, too. Highland porridge for breakfast is a treat. An old-school, island delight.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from £82
Extra bed for child under 12, £10 per night.
1 Family room for 4
From £184
4 Twin/doubles
From £164
7 Doubles
From £164
1 Single
From £82


Booking information

Other details
Discounts for longer stays: 5% off for 3+ nights B&B. 10% off for 5+ nights B&B.
Mid-Oct - Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Light suppers available (homemade soup, cheeseboard, charcuterie, vegetarian platters), £8-£12 pp.


A rare visit to Portree brought us to Viewfield House, an absolute gem. Lots of history and charm, dog friendly, well appointed, comfortable and spacious rooms. Welcoming hosts and friendly staff and despite being only a few muinte's walk from the town, supremely peaceful. You can't beat an on-site garden centre and a wee boat trip with Jasper!

John, Glen Orchy

i stayed here for four nights earlier this month and had a great experience, As the hotel was not fully booked i was upgraded to a larger room which was such a nice thing to do. The room on the second floor was lovely, spacious and comfortable. There was a great view out over the garden onto the water. All of the family and staff were very pleasant, gave good recommendations for places to visit and to eat out. I wish them the very best in these difficult times.

Margaret, Glasgow

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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.