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November 20, 2014


In the latest of our series of “a quickfire Christmas”, we spoke to Skeabost Castle’s General Manager Shaun Sim about his perfect Christmas.

Located near Portree on Skye, Skeabost  is in the beautiful private grounds on the edge of Loch Snizort and was originally built as a hunting lodge in the 19th century.

The rooms are cosy with all mod-cons and the restaurant, which has an AA Rosette, serves great food created with the finest, locally sourced seasonal ingredients and is served in the hotel’s handsome, wood panelled dining room.

If you like the sound of it or you think it would make a great gift, we’ve got a Christmas Gift Big Deal for Skeabost, £99 for 2 nights B&B with full breakfast, late checkout and unlimited golf on the hotel’s course. Oh, and enjoy a welcome dram when you get there to warm you up – more information here.

Quick fire Christmas

Real of fake tree?


Favourite Christmas culinary treat?


Giving or receiving?


Mince pies or Christmas pudding?

Mince pies

Top Christmas cooking tip?

Lots of mulled wine to help prepare yourself. Keep basting the turkey! Lots of Baileys in the Cheesecake.

Favourite Christmas tipple?

A sneaky Brandy

Favourite Christmas carol or song?

I wish it could be Christmas everyday

Favourite part of Christmas Day?

Being with family and friends. A great atmosphere in the hotel!