Auch an Doune is a wonderful little B&B, located on the southern outskirts of Portree Town, on the Isle of Skye. The house is only a 10 minute walk from the heart of town, yet quiet and secluded. There are gardens to the front and rear, and the back yard offers lovely views of the Cuillin Mountains and Loch Portree. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and private, off-street parking is also provided. Your hosts Joanne & Donnie, have a wealth of local knowledge, which they are only too happy to share with guests – from must-see sites on the island, to the best places to eat in Portree. And, their hearty Scottish welcome & hospitality is nigh on legendary!
All guestrooms at Auch na Doune are on the ground floor. Accommodations are spotlessly clean, comfortable and inviting.
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A full Scottish Breakfast is included with your stay at Auch an Doune, which is served in the charming sun-room.
Breakfast starts with fresh fruit juices, a selection of cereals, fresh fruit salad and yoghurts. A full Scottish breakfast is then available, including sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, & mushrooms – in any combination you choose. All of the above accompanied by brown or white toast, and a freshly brewed cup of tea or fresh ground coffee. Auch an Doune also offers smoked haddock, smoked salmon, porridge & haggis for the more adventurous palette!
The Isle of Skye
On The Map: The Isle of Skye is a large island located off the west coast of Scotland. Skye is accessed via a landbridge (A87 road) from Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, or by ferry from Mallaig, reached via the A830 road from Fort William.
“Cloud Island” is what the Norse called the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is fitting. A 50-mile-long banquet of velvet moors, jagged mountains, shimmering lochs and towering sea cliffs produce stunning scenery. If the weather turns, there are plenty of castles, crafting museums, and cozy pubs and restaurants to please anyone. Along with Edinburgh and Loch Ness, Skye is one of the places in Scotland that people enjoy visiting the most. A wild geological past has produced some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery. From rugged Northern Skye to the ice-sculpted peaks of the Cuillins, the island is riveted with many lochs. The traveler is never more than five miles from the ocean. Skye is everything we think of the Highlands to be: Wild, fierce, and mesmerizing. Overnight stays on Skye are at the island’s main town – Portree. The location of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final days in Scotland in 1746, Portree today is a bustling port and Skye’s cultural hub.