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We had an excellent stay at TIR ALANIN. beautiful locations and veiws. Fantastic room with good storage space. G8 breakfast from local produce, it kept us going for the whole day. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at kinloch lodge at pam n ron's suggestion it was splendid.highly recommend staying at this place.
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Cannot wait until our next visit
We stayed with Ron and Pam the first week in June 2007 and from the moment of Ron’s warm welcome we were made to feel at home. Having stayed in many B & B’s this was by far the best. Our room and the view from the window were outstanding and the breakfast kept us going on our walks during the day. The visitor’s lounge was cosy and provided a wealth of books and information about the Island. Nothing was too much trouble. Ron’s enthusiasm for the Isle of Skye is infectious and we cannot wait until our next visit. In the past we have been hesitant in recommending places to stay, but would have no hesitation in recommending Tir Alainn.
Best of our trip
After ten days in London (B&B), Edinburgh(hotel) and Perthshire(timeshare) we were eagerly anticipating Skye and Tir Alainn. What a find! Pam and Ron warmly welcomed us into their home and introduced us to the wonders of their island world. Pam is a fabulous cook and we happily engaged her to make dinner our first night -- and promptly asked her to feed us the next night as well. There are restaurants on Skye (notably the Stein Inn in Waternish) but we would never be interested. Pam uses local seafood, items from her garden and recipes representing the best of Hebridean cuisine -- no worries about bland British food! Hire Ron to take you on a tour of the isle and/or a hike -- he loves the place and knows every nook and cranny. If you like dogs, their border collie Talisker (named for the local whiskey, also fabulous) is a treat. Ron and Pam are most mindful of their guests' preferences; you are free to enjoy what you wish and nothing is imposed. Breakfasts are a dream, the rooms very comfortable and the common room inviting with views of the clouds against the mountains and sea.... When we return, there are now friends we'll visit -- Pam and Ron
Sheer Pleasure of Tir Alainn
This was our fifth visit and arriving at Tir Alainn is always a pleasure. Pam and Ron Davison, our hosts and owners of Tir Alainn, greet you with a smile as they show you to your immaculate bedroom. The rooms are adequately furnished and equipped without being needlessly fussy. There is more than enough storage space for your clothing and personal things. The breakfasts are excellent, Pam offers the customary fruit juices and cereals, including porridge, as well as the traditional full English breakfast, smoked fish or a glorious fresh fruit platter. As far as possible the ingredients are home made and locally sourced. Pam and Ron strive hard to maintain their high standards established since they first opened their B & B business approximately 5 years ago.
Ron is a very experienced moutain and walking guide and is available (for a fee) to escort visitors, irrespective of whether or not they are guests at Tir Alainn, into and up the mountains and along less strenuous, lower level and sometimes remote routes. In 5 visits to Tir Alainn, I have been out with Ron in the mountainous Cuillen, including the Innaccessible Pinnacle, up the less demanding McLeod's Tables and on coastal walks. Safety including providing necessary equipment is a paramount consideration of Ron's. These outings with Ron are punctuated by literary quotations(one of his loves) and made all the more stimulating by sightings of golden eagles and white tailed (or sea) eagles cruising through the mountains below us. Does this always happen or am I just lucky?
Fantastic Stay at Tir Alainn
My parents, my husband, and I stayed at Tir Alainn for 2 nights in July 2007. The B&B is an easy 10 min drive across the bridge from the mainland, and the directions provided by the hosts, Pam and Ron, were easy to follow. The B&B is on a street facing east towards the water and mainland Scotland, and the views at sunset in particular were spectacular. We walked a few blocks down the road and through a public cow pasture to explore the coast at low tide, and took some amazing photos.
Both double rooms that we occupied were clean, quiet, and comfortable. One faced the front of the house looking at the water, and the other faced the rear, overlooking the garden and a neighbor's picturesque horse pasture. Guests also have full use of a living room stocked with books, TV, and movies. We made good use of a binder with local restaurant menus to decide where to go to dinner.
Breakfast was outstanding, thanks to Pam's good home cooking. A full menu is available with good variety. Highlights included Pam's homemade jam and locally smoked haddock, which Pam and Ron obtained upon request.
We were a bit concerned that Tir Alainn would be too close to the mainland to act as a good base, but found that the sites that we planned to visit were all easily reachable on day trips, e.g. Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, and Portree.
We definitely recommend a stay at Tir Alainn if you plan to visit Skye.
B&B with a beautiful view!
Our family enjoyed a two-night stay in August. Our hosts, Pam & Ron made us feel at home and helped us plan a tour of Skye, including access to their extensive library of books and maps. They also recommended an excellent nearby restaurant for dinner. Breakfasts were delicious and hearty, highlighted by a colorful fruit plate! Definitely a great place to stay if you're exploring the Isle of Skye!
The Tir Alainn experience
I consider myself very experienced when it comes to all things
like B+B accommodation in the UK. I`ve stayed in many wonderful B+B`s over the years and when revisiting a particular place I enjoy trying a different one on each occasion.
When visiting the Isle of Skye however, there is (for me and my family) only ONE B+B that we use to the exclusion of all others and that is 'Tir Alainn'.
'Tir Alainn' truly ticks all the boxes from the gorgeous outlook overlooking Broadford Bay to the warm, friendly welcome you receive from your hosts Pam and Ron Davison. You will be made to feel right at home with tea and coffee waiting for you in the guest lounge and a chance to chat and relax with your hosts and other guests.
Pam and Ron have a beautiful home and the guest rooms are the last word in comfort, decor and cleanliness with everything provided for to a standard that you would expect to see in a top hotel.That same very high standard is also reflected at meal times. At breakfast you will be spoiled for choice with a mouth watering selection of juices, cereals (porridge!), kippers, full english/continental,breads and home made jam and marmalade, tea and coffee done exactly as you like it. Service and presentation is first class.
'Tir Alainn' truly goes into a class of its own when it comes to evening meals (optional but highly recommended) Pam brings her considerable culinary expertise to bare on a three course dinner that is simply to die for! In my opinion there is not a restaurant around that could possibly compete. Again, beautifully presented with great emphasis on fresh, locally produced ingredients. Pam and Ron are both experienced climbers/walkers with Ron being a registered mountaineer guide, so are a wealth of information on all things 'Skye` from places to visit, things to do, climbs, walks and points of interest.
This has been the third family visit to 'Tir Alainn' and is now our preferred B+B when visiting Skye.
A little piece of heaven
We shared Ron & Pam's 'little piece of heaven' for three nights this summer and cannot praise it enough. The location is beautiful within stunning views. The room was so comfortable and Pam's breakfasts are to die for. They source their food from local suppliers, give you plenty of choice and serve it at their communal table to the accompaniment of gaelic music . We got to meet people from Sweden, The Netherlands and Italy who, like us, had come to visit this beautiful island. As a true lover of Skye and a qualified mountain guide, Ron's knowledge of the island is second to none. Even better is that he is so willing to share this information and advise you on where to go - often, if you are lucky, to the accompaniment of a dram. A wonderful place - we will be back!
Home from home - only better!
Our experience with Tir Alainn was excellent from beginning to end. After phoning to make our booking, Ron e-mailed us a confirmation, map and directions within the hour. Upon arrival, he came out to greet us and helped carry our bags in to our immaculate, large double room (which was complete with tea/coffee making facilities and Dean's shortbread as well as hairdryer). The lounge area had hundreds of books about hillwalking. Our ensuite was spotless and had a heater outside the shower so that you could emerge from it but not get chilly! Shower gel and shampoo were provided. Both Pam and Ron remembered all their guests' names consistently and were friendly without being overbearing. Pam allowed and helped us to store our bikes in their shed.
At breakfast time, the dining room has a beautiful view out to sea. Initially I had thought it was strange that all the guests were at the same dining table in the morning but we had great conversation and met people from Canada, Germany and England on our three mornings there. It was better that than the hushed conversations at separate tables inches away from your neighbours in some B&Bs! Breakfast was excellent and there seemed to be a lot of choice, e.g. salmon and scrambled egg, fruit platter or the full cooked breakfast. The fruit platter was a perfect Trivial Pursuit-style segmented plate which had orange, kiwi fruit, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and grapes on it. Yum! Toast, tea, coffee and fruit juices aplenty with homemade marmalade and jam available.
We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this gem of a B&B!