Lovingly restored and stunningly refurbished, this iconic hotel is an idyllic retreat in a jaw-dropping location on one of the world’s favourite islands.
Steeped in history, Skeabost is the third and latest in the small group of boutique hotels owned and run by Anne Gracie whose accolades include Scottish Hotelier of the Year and a Gold Laurel as two of Scotland’s ‘most visionary entrepreneur.’
It is the only hotel on Skye with its golf course - a nine-hole 18 tee shoreline challenge. The fast flowing River Snizort which runs through the grounds provides excellent salmon and trout fishing.
The 18 bedroom Skeabost, acquired by Anne in 2015, is situated in 23 acres of woodland on the edge of a loch, with views out to sea and crofting hamlets.
The current building began life as a hunting lodge in 1871, but there has been a home of some sort at Skeabost since Viking times when the name meant The Sheltered House. On an island in the river are the ruins of two small chapels associated with St Columba, the first Christian missionary to Scotland. Skeabost has its own chapel, now a stunning private dining room.
The renovation has artistically blended original features with contemporary furniture and fabrics, including tweeds in eye-catching colours, to create an enchanting ambience which oozes luxury, style and Victorian grandeur.
Public areas provide surroundings to match any occasion, from sitting by the fire in the drawing room, reading a novel in the bright morning room, or sipping pre-dinner cocktails in the cosy whisky bar.
The golf course is fun for the novice or expert alike. Clubs are available for hire. The Snizort, one of the best rivers in Skye for sea trout and salmon, is open to guests and non-residents throughout the year (weather permitting), with the services of a ghillie if required.
Located seven miles from the main town of Portree, Skeabost is also ideally situated as a base for exploring an island regularly voted one of the most fascinating in the world. Management and staff enthusiastically share their local knowledge.
Awards & Recognitions
Scottish Hotel Awards: Informal Find Dining 2020
Scottish Hotel Awards: Events Hotel of the Year (Small Events) 2020
Scottish Hotel Awards: Intimate Weddings 2020
Scottish Hotel Awards: Country House Hotel of the Year 2019
Scottish Hotel Awards: Country House Hotel of the Year 2019, Front of House Team of the Year 2019, Lochside Hotel of the Year 2019
CIS Excellence Award: The Group Hotel of the Year Award 2018
Scottish Hotel Awards: Romantic Hotel of the Year 2018, Informal Fine Dining Hotel of the Year 2018, Golf Hotel of the Year 2018