Constructed at the turn of the 20th century, Ben Tianavaig is a distinctive terracotta-coloured house within the conservation area of the town of Portree on the Isle of Skye. The guesthouse occupies a wonderful position overlooking Portree Town & Harbour, with panoramic views of the Cuillins’, the Braes’ & Ben Tianavaig Hill, after which it was na. The guesthouse is only a few minutes walk to the shops, pubs & restaurants in the centre of Portree. Ben Tianavaig is run by Charlotte & Bill Johnson, a friendly couple, who are delighted to welcome you to their home.They can offer suggestions and advise about local places of interest, where to eat or sample some nightlife. From whiskey & cuisine to walking trails & castles it’s all available in this truly beautiful part of the world.
There are four guestrooms at Ben Tianavaig – each named after villages on the Isle of Skye. There are 2 rooms at ground flooe level, and 2 on the top floor. All rooms overlook the Harbour, Loch Portree and have stunning views of the mountains.
All Guestrooms Feature:
At Ben Tianavaig a great number of choices are provided on the guesthouse’s breakfast menu. Guests who like a hearty cooked Scottish breakfast will not be disappointed. Those preferring a lighter breakfast can opt for fruit & cereal – the poached plums in vanilla syrup area particular guest favourite! Ben Tianavaig uses free-range eggs and organic local produce (some from the guesthouse garden), whenever possible.
Your hosts aim to cater for all dietary requirements and offer a vegetarian option as well as dairy and gluten free menus, if required. Please provide advance notice of your special dietary needs, so we can ensure that the guesthouse is prepared!
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.