Thursday, April 25, 2013

Charming Scottish Digs - Isle of Skye

Near the end of our trip to Scotland last month we stayed at the Hotel Eilean Iarmain on the Isle of Skye - a wonderful retreat with gracious accommodations and an outstanding restaurant. Here's one of the sitting rooms with it's slightly pickled pine paneling and comfy seating.

In the light filled main dining area of their top notch restaurant, the panels are inset with grasscloth.  Really like this idea!

We had an incredible breakfast at the table in the foreground of this picture.  I'm now a huge fan of smoked salmon topped with scrambled eggs.  It was superb.

The green in the entry reminds me of Farrow & Ball's Calke Green.

A staff member said this bird has been here for at least 50 years.  He met his demise when he flew into an electrical telephone wire.

We stayed in one of the two floor guest suites - this was ours, #4,  at the end.  The building was originally a stable from 1871.

The view from the side window.

Out the front - we were treated to a glorious Red Sunset.

If you're ever headed to the Isle of Skye, I would highly recommend Hotel Eileen Iarmain for both it's hotel and restaurant (and it's whisky store - it's the home of Praban na Linne, producers of some seriously good Gaelic Whisky).  I couldn't imagine you'd be anything but pleased.

(This is my personal opinion and I receive no form of renumeration or benefit for it)


Not Scarlett said...

We stayed at Eilean Iarmain in October 2011. You are right it is a charming place. I hope you were able to see the lighthouse through the mist. It was so enjoyable to see the fishermen return in the evening, and enjoy a sample of their catch for dinner at the restaurant.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a lovely looking hotel. I have a thing for islands so that looks like a place I would definitely go to when I get to Scotland next.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Looks so charming!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh i just love those accomodations, and being a horse gal, i wouldve LOVED to stay in a stable!

vicki archer said...

It looks lovely! Thats a part of Scotland I would really love to visit!...hopefully one day soon!...That sunset photo at the end is fabulous!!...xv

Karena said...

Lovely Michele,
I have read several of Rosamund Pilcher's books and her description of Scotland describe it perfect (although one day I would really enjoy visiting)

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Woodside Park said...

I think pine paneling is so warm and charming. Hope it comes back in style. Great place....full of character!

High Cotton Style said...

My ancestors are from the Isle of Skye! The Dunvegan castle to be exact!

L.P. Mitchell said...

I'd go just for that red sunset. We're going to have some tough choices. Thanks for sharing - great photos.


Connie in Hartwood said...

What a cozy room in those first photos!! Love the paneling and those chairs look positively snuggle-worthy. The only thing missing is a comfy throw, a good book, and a beverage of choice.

debra @ 5th and state said...

isle of skye is on my list, well someday. thanks for sharing michele, looks magnificent!

Anonymous said...

Very nice post. i love it.
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Carla Aston said...

Such a welcoming little place! I love the character and charm the natural wood paneling gives to the space...I did a post called "don't paint the wood paneling" not long ago! Looks like you had a great time...and who wouldn't with those cozy accommodations and breathtaking views?? :)


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