After scouring the net for places to stay in Portree, I came across the Seaforth Cottage. The reviews all had a common themes: clean and quiet, but walking distance to town, waterfront, peaceful views, a kind, friendly, and helpful host etc...I am writing this review to continue the long list of stunning reviews for Ian and his cottage. Often after booking online, and viewing the (perfect) photos of your potential lodging, arriving at the place can be a let down. The reality does not match the photos, or images in your mind. Although the photos of Seaforth (here and on other sites) are perfectly fine, for the most part do not do the place justice. I'm uploading a few decent shots I took, yet still, the cottage and it's surroundings are much better in person. If you're fortunate enough to book at Seaforth, you'll most likely also be lucky enough to meet Ian, who deserves every positive review and kind word. From the first meeting he's either offering to pick you up, and or drive you into town. My mother and I were hungry after arriving so Ian took us for a quick ride (the walk is only about 12 mins, but we were hungry!) and was happy to point out his personal favorites. We ended up taking his advice, and ended up at The Granary (twice!). We had an all day tour booked for the following day with little time for dining, but no problem, Ian's enormous traditional Scottish Breakfast kept us going until nearly dinner. Although I tend to eat less meat, I gave the full breakfast a go the first day–and it was delicious–but opted to stick to vegetarian for the remainder of the stay. This was not a problem at all for Ian, as I still had a delicious and filling meal. It was sincerely a little sad departing the Seaforth Cottage. We had such a wonderful experience, dare I say...perfect. When I return to Portree and the Isle of Skye (which is almost certain) I will absolutely look forward to staying with Ian again. So, if you're reading this considering your options, stop. You've already found it: book at the Seaforth Cottage.
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- Seaforth Cottage Portree, Isle Of Skye