Thanks to some very useful websites dedicated to the Isle of Skye, we found Greshornish House, and really enjoyed our stay here. Coming over the Skye bridge enroute from Cawdor via Eilean Donan Castle, the drive continued onto this beautiful island. Up through Portree, where we had an early dinner before continuing on to Greshornish. On the way toward Dunvegan, you leave the main road and down a single track lane, the domain on many sheep and lambs who seemed to be enjoying the spot overlooking Loch Snizort. Once on the grounds, which laid out beautifully overlooking the water, the stately home awaited. A warm greeting by Neil and Rosemary Colquhoun, and up to our lovely room, the Jura Room, with a sea view as promised! The bathroom was a large and separate area, and the bedroom/parlor had lots of room to spread out. Driving around as we had been, a little refrigerator would have been the icing on the cake to our remaining supply of cheese, etc. We hated to admit it, being in Scotland, but since we had travelled all day, we really justed wanted to kick back and see the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert; however, the BBC channel wasn't working. Neil came right up once dinner downstairs was underway, and installed another box to allow us to view the show --- it would have been so easy to shrug it off, but that's indicative of the warm and friendly hosts of this house, which is also their home. Next day, off to see the island with only one day to do so (not enough), Neil suggested we reverse our route in order to take advantage of the sun and see the Trotternish Peninsula in all its glory before coming back toward Dunvegan Castle later in the day. Good decision --- we were amazed at the Quiraing formations, the Kilt Rock falls, and other wonders of nature on this part of Skye. There is a walled garden back at the house, which we strolled before going into dinner at 7:30 along with other guests. The filet mignon and venison medallions were excellent, finished with some nice conversation over coffee and Talisker. Again, another warm and personal encounter on departure, with hopes of a return visit by both hosts and guests. This isn't a hotel, it's a home, they say in the guest directory in your room. Good description, and good choice in Skye.
- Also Known As:
- Greshornish House Hotel Edinbane, Isle Of Skye, Scotland