The rooms behind Blas were originally a store, but we have now converted them into two en-suite bedrooms.
We have named the rooms The Grant and The Macleod named after both my Grandparents.
My Mothers family were Grants, who lived in Carbost, near the Talisker distillery. My Fathers family are from Earlish, near Uig where the ferry leaves to go to the Outer Isles.
As Dunvegan is home of the Clan Macleod and the ancesteral home of the Clan is Dunvegan Castle, we thought it only fitting that The Macleod room would have touches of a Macleod tartan. We have used Macleod of Harris weathered. It is soft muted shades of greens and greys, with fine lines of red and yellow.
Our Grant Room also has touches of tartan, although a much more modern take on the traditional plaid. This Tartan is called Fraoch’s Grian, which means Heather and sun in Gaelic. It is a much more vibrant take on the traditional, with shades of duck egg blue, purple for the heather, and yellow to reflect all those sunny days we get here in The Isle of Skye. This is our own in house designed tartan, made in the wonderful tactile Harris Tweed.
Our rooms have small fridges for milk and your continental breakfast. Our door handles are made from Stag horn antlers, the hooks for the clothes hangers are made from spoons, forks, fish knives and naturally our cups and saucers are fine china like our Grandparents served us when we went to visit them.