Would you like to live in your own island idyl, away from the madding crowds and perpetual rat race, somewhere so peaceful and tranquil you could truly believe that time has forgotten you altogether? Then a stay at Mint Croft Luxury Bed & Breakfast on the Isle of Skye is your ideal getaway.
Situated in North West Skye, near Dunvegan and surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic sea views across to the Islands of Harris and Lewis beyond, this secluded hideaway is where nature meets luxury.
Style & Character
This beautiful little luxury boutique guest house has been lovingly and stylishly restored and decorated, without losing any of its rural charms, by Shaz and Ali Morton, and it’s a real credit to them.
This boutique bed and breakfast is hidden within restored Highland buildings that look traditional and nothing out of the ordinary on the outside, but when you venture within, they reveal their unexpected contemporary interiors that perfectly combine modern design with unique antiques and perfectly placed object d’art.
As a guest here, you have the choice of two individual, stone-built bedroom suites, each with its own front door and sitting area which gives you total peace and privacy. The Stone Store Bedroom Suite is more of a two-story bedroom apartment with large picture windows offering stunning views out to the cliffs and beach beyond.
Inside, you will find a visually separated bedroom and sitting area and a bathroom with a large tub and rain-drench shower. The second suite, The Blackhouse Bedroom Suite, is all on one level and features floor-to-ceiling windows with magnificent views and nearly a meter thick walls, making for a very cozy stay indeed.
Again you find the living and sleep spaces visually separated, and the suite offers a bathroom with a huge, freestanding stone bath and separate walk-in, rain-drenched shower. Whichever suite you choose, you will enjoy a very comfortable super king-size bed that you can get lost in; crisp Egyptian cotton sheets and down duvets; big fluffy towels and bathrobes; locally made organic toiletries; a Nespresso coffee machine; mini-fridge; flatscreen TV with DVD library; iPod dock and radio; a wide range of reading material about Skye as well as thoughtful little extras like binoculars, locally made walking sticks and maps. In addition to your own little apartment, you can enjoy the welcoming guest sitting room and library in the main Croft House, where you will find your welcoming hosts always on hand if you should need them.
Service & Facilities
While visiting this beautiful part of the world, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy, including bracing cliff-top and coastal walks, plenty of wildlife to spot, castles to discover as well as shops, museums, restaurants, live music, craft-making and local events that take place throughout the year.
Food & Drink
Fare at Mint Croft Bed & Breakfast is, as you would expect: a delicious, hearty, seasonal taste of the Highlands and Islands using only the very best of local produce. You will enjoy complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea as part of your stay package.
Breakfast will set you up for the day (and you probably won’t need a bite till afternoon tea!) with everything from porridge, pancakes, and preserves to the Full Skye Breakfast (Stornoway black pudding, tattie scones, Skye sausage and bacon, roasted vine tomatoes, sautéed mushroom, and Mint Croft eggs) all washed down with copious amounts of freshly ground coffee and tea!
Afternoon tea is served at 4:00 pm and includes delicious home-baked cakes and shortbread courtesy of Shaz. In the evening, Skye has several seafood restaurants, inns, and lodges to choose from, and Ali and Shaz will happily point you in the right direction. Dining Tip: For those guests staying between November to March, Shaz also cooks up a delicious three-course dinner that really shouldn’t be missed!
If for no other reason, you should visit Mint Croft for its incredible food, but quite frankly, there are too many reasons to recount, from the beautiful, unique suites to the warmest and friendliest of welcomes. Whatever reason you choose, make sure you go!
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