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My 2000 Acres of Skye
Isle of Skye in general
Member Name: eskimo
Isle of Skye in general
Date: 19/04/03, updated on 19/04/03 (155 review reads)
Advantages: Good food, Good accomodation, Good scenery
Disadvantages: Take care when driving.
Last year we went to Jersey for holiday - and it rained every day. After returning we decided to have a few days in Skye and - You've guessed it! - It rained every day as well - the only difference is that the rain is definately warmer in Jersey.
Using the internet we decided to check a number of different sites for accomodation, and after checking a number of these we narrowed our choice down to several in Broadford, (Broadford is about 7 miles from the Skye Bridge) with BENVIEW being the winner. It even has its own website at http://www.isleofskye.net/benview/
Which Ben? you may ask - well - there's a choice of six from the panoramic window in the lounge.
Accommodation- 1 double room and 1 twin (both with en-suite), the double (where we stayed) has a king size bed, tea makeing facilities, shower., and television. The twin room looked slightly smaller, but still roomy enough.
The Resident's Lounge has a comfortable couch and several arm-chairs. the view out of the window is fantastic and to enhance this binoculars are available if required. The widescreen television gets most Sky Channels (including Sky Movies). Also available are a video recorder and Hi-Fi including CD player.
The Dining room has a table with room for 4 guests. Food is excellent I had the full Scottish Breakfast which started with fruit juice (choice of several) and/or cereal, followed by sausage, bacon, eggs, black pudding (and all came in pairs). Tea and coffee was available and also toast. Marmalade, jam and honey were provided for the toast.
Other choices were also available for those who didn't want any of that. These included kippers or scrambled eggs. I'm sure that if none of that was suitable then something else would have been provided.
The boarding house is under the personal direction of the owners Ian and Audrey Mackinnon, and they are really friendly. It was built in 2002, about 2 months befor we w
Prices £18-23 per person depending on the season.
Journey - Take care on the journey as the scenery is so magnificent (even in the rain) you could just forget to turn on a bend. There are plenty of stopping places available to view the scenery.