Skeabost House Hotel

Rated 8.9 in 551 reviews. 18 rooms.


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 and Ken Gunn whose accolades include Scottish Hoteliers of the Year and a Gold Laurel as two of Scotland’s ‘most visionary entrepreneurs.’

It is the only hotel on Skye with its own 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 and Ken 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.

Skeabost Hotel stands within large private grounds at the edge of Loch Snizort. The hotel is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding Scottish highlands and visiting the many local attractions.

Each of the Hotel's bedrooms has a private en suite bathroom, a TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms boast four-poster beds and DVD players. Many of the rooms also offer views over the landscaped grounds, or towards Loch Snizort and its salmon river, on which the hotel has seasonal fishing rights.

Dining is available in the a la carte restaurant located in hotel's conservatory, with a varied menu that features freshly prepared local ingredients wherever possible. Lunches are also available in the hotel's public areas.The lounge bar offers a large selection of wines and a selection of fine malt whiskies. Guests can also enjoy a varied range of cocktails. The Billiard Room, formerly the chapel of the original country house, is another place to unwind with a drink.

The Hotel has its very own 9-hole, 18-tee golf course which provides the perfect challenge for any level of golfer.

Skeabost Hotel is a Licensed Wedding Venue, with additional capacity for a range of private business functions and Corporate events.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near Skeabost House Hotel

  1. Tote

    0.8 km from hotel
    Skeabost bridge

  2. The Quiraing

    Came here with the Rabbies tour. The road is very narrow and not a lot of parking. But I wasn't the one driving. The view is amazing! Highly recommended!

    2.8 km from hotel

  3. Cuillin Hills

    3.8 km from hotel

  4. The Fingal Centre

    ottimo complesso sportivo. la piscina (solo in determinati orari) è aperta al pubblico a 6 pounds, con accesso anche a sauna e bagno turco.

    4.1 km from hotel
    Viewfield Road

  5. The Edinbane Inn

    Amazing sweet potato soup, made with lime and chili! Gnocchi was also delicious made with seasonal veg. Falafel burger wonderfully spiced. Try the Skye IPA!

    7.1 km from hotel

  6. Old Man of Storr

    The forest was cut down for a reforestation project and now (April 2014) looks quite desolate. Climb beyond the scarred landscape to enjoy majestic views.

    7.5 km from hotel

  7. The Granary

    Not more a pub or a bakery, but a lovely classy restaurant. I had the scallops, very tasty, and the sea bass fillet, brilliant. Price adequate to the quality.

    8.6 km from hotel
    Somerled Square

  8. The Isles Inn

    Venison burgers are the best! Taste pretty sweet. It's like eating Bambi with BBQ sauce

    8.6 km from hotel
    Somerled Square

  9. Merchant Bar

    Try the Red Cuillin...

    8.7 km from hotel
    9 Bosville Terrace

  10. Dulse & Brose

    First class service and dinner. Absolute delicious whatever you take. One of the best on Isle of Skye. You must book a table.

    8.7 km from hotel
    11 Bosville Terrace

  11. Cafe Arriba

    Best coffee in Portree. Plus free wifi (join the one called Craft) and a beautiful view over the harbor. What's not to like?

    8.7 km from hotel

  12. Sea Breezes

    Seafood is amazing. Cheap single malt whiskey menu. Book in advance!! Oh, and try that Cranachan!

    8.9 km from hotel
    Douglas Row