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This fanciful white Victorian hunting lodge on the edge of a long sea loch, ten minutes from the island capital of Portree, is an easy drive from the most popular sights whether you're walking, climbing, photographing or just admiring the heart-lifting scenery. Although the country house pedigree surrenders to hotel designer décor, happily the remaining honey-coloured carved pine panelling and generous staircase recall a more graceful past. Warm up with a whisky by the fire after a day in waders, fly-fishing on the tumbling River Snizort. Or swap tall tales of big catches in the snug bar before dinner in the conservatory dining room, a perfect vantage point for long summer sunsets before a peaceful night's sleep.



A stroll up-river takes you to St Columba's Isle - the burial ground of early bishops and clan chiefs dating from the 10th century.

It's a 10-minute drive to Portree. Visit the Lump, which overlooks the harbour and offers stunning views of the loch.
By car: around 5 hours 15 minutes from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, and 8 hours 30 minutes from Manchester. Free parking on-site.
By train: trains run from Glasgow to Mallaig for the ferry to Skye, and from Inverness to Kyle, where you can take a bus to the island.

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Style & Character

Perfect for people who like a relaxed atmosphere, peaceful setting and snazzy bathrooms - think country but not countrified. Ask to see the old billiards room (now a private dining room), delightfully high-Victorian Gothic complete with stained glass and over-sized fireplace.

Service & Facilities

Enjoy a long drink or lunch at the sunny terrace tables - but remember the midge spray for still summer evenings.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Board games
  • Family-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

As well as all the lovely walks and river and loch to swim in, there are dog-friendly bedrooms and your best friend is allowed in some public areas.


Rooms in the annexe have their own private terraces looking across the loch. Book a deluxe room and you'll find a complimentary dram of Isle of Ramsay malt whisky waiting in your bedroom, bringing the warm into welcome.

Cosy, Standard, Sea View, Garden, Deluxe, Gate Lodge, Family Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee facilities, mini fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

We loved watching the sunset from the conservatory dining room - the glorious view without the midges. In the mood for romance? Consider booking a private dinner in the tiny tower room, timing any proposals for the summer sunset.

West Pier Restaurant: main dining room and terrace, classic British cuisine, locally sourced ingredients. All-day dining, open daily. Dishes include Highland lamb shank, fish & chips and ribeye steak. Afternoon tea served daily, 2-5pm.

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