We arrived for our 5 nights on Skye with high expectations after having read reviews of Westwards and Morag. Westwards is located in a rural setting overlooking a wonderful garden with a group of aerogenerators visible on a far distant ridge. The comfortable front bedroom which we occupied, the spacious guest lounge and the breakfast room all face this view. The grand breakfast which was standard at all the Scottish b & bs which we frequented was highlighted daily at Westwards by a freshly-prepared fruit salad.
We were the beneficiaries of the local knowledge of our Skye native hosts, Morag and Donald. After a walk in the hills, we enjoyed lunch at a tiny tea-room in Morag's hometown. We gained some insights into the status and role of the Gaelic language on Skye.
After 5 nights we moved reluctantly on, feeling that our expectations had been exceeded and that we had made friends with whom we hope to cross paths again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westwards Bed & Breakfast is situated less than five minutes drive from picturesque Portree the capital of the Isle of Skye and is a comfortable non-smoking modern and spacious house set in a large garden with panoramic views that offers the opportunity for guests to relax and unwind in peaceful and comfortable surroundings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Westwards Portree, Isle Of Skye