With spectacular coastal views, Floodigarry retains the feel of a grand country house, with antique furnishings and beautifully finished wood throughout. The spacious rooms are complemented by a comfortable lounge and a conservatory, so you can enjoy the views without worrying about the weather. Down a dark path through woodlands, you emerge to a glorious view of the ocean and mountains. The two deer you see are metal, but they still seem about to leap. The cottages beside
the main house include one that was home to Flora Macdonald, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape "over the sea to Skye." Yes, you can have a room in Flora's own cottage, where six of her children were born. The main hotel is a bit grander, and serves excellent seafood in the dining room. There's also a bar with music on the weekend.
A855, Staffin, IV51 9HZ, Scotland
Sep 8, 2004
I don't know about the history of the place (Flora MacDonald etc.), it doesn't really interest me. We went to Skye for a few nice walks and to see some wildlife and to have a bit more comfort than a previous trip where we were unlucky with weather, choice of hotel and wildlife. This time more than made up for it we saw eagles, dolphins a few miles away and our first otter, unbelievably on an after dinner walk on the hotel shoreline! The place is just
terrific, mostly quiet but the bar livens up at weekends. There are room t.v's, but we had to ask for one.
Aug 11, 2004
This is a truly wonderful place to stay. It's quite a trek to get there well past Portree but past some weird and wonderful scenery. Alot different from the Cuilins, which is as far as we've got on Skye before, but just as dramatic. The hotel was smaller than expected but the wooded grounds are beautiful and quite a nice contrast to the surrounding countryside. Service was good, very friendly and the place is just so peaceful quiet - even when busy!
Not alot to do apart from walking in the stunning scenery but we wanted a break! Plan to visit again soon