I I tried to get us into a B+B on Skye which turned out to be fully booked but we had the amazing good fortune then to be redirected to another B+B, “Ballintoy”
There are 2 spacious ensuite rooms here, each exquisitely and tastefully decorated, super-comfortable and scrupulously clean and airy. We were 2 couples so this suited us very well. Cost of B+B was £65 per room per night. We stayed for 4 nights from 24 June. Ten minute walk to the centre of Portree.
The owners -Gavin and Gillian- are a delightful couple. Gavin is very knowledgeable about the area, is open, friendly and helpful and spent any amount of time with us helping us get the maximum enjoyment out of our stay. The breakfast was ample and varied, and not only that but we were allowed to use “our own” dining-room whenever we wanted, which meant that we could bring takeaways or provisions home in the evening to eat here. Not a usual arrangement for a B+B, but oh! so welcome to save on the cost (and sometimes disappointment and inconvenience) of outside eateries..
Their 2 little boys, 4 and 7 years old, sang some Gaelic songs for us, quite charming. We were treated just like part of the family. This is without doubt the best B+B we have ever stayed in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballintoy is a comfortable modern newly built house conveniently located on the outskirts of Portree making our house an ideal destination for business and leisure travellers alike and is an ideal base for touring Skye and the Western Isles. The town centre is about a 10 minute walk from the house. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ballintoy Portree, Isle Of Skye