Medina, Coolin Hills Gardens, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9NB - Tel +44 (0) 1478 612821
Visit Scotland 4 star accommodation at Medina Bed & Breakfast, Portree

Welcome to Medina Bed & Breakfast, Portree, Isle of Skye

Judith Vaughn-Sharp looks forward to welcoming you to Medina.

A modern tastefully furnished bungalow set in a peaceful old walled garden surrounded by trees close to the north shore of Portree bay yet within easy walking distance of the centre of Portree.

The two spacious double en-suite bedrooms are both situated on the ground floor, each with a comfortable king-size bed, equipped with an electric blanket for extra snugness, plus a hospitality tray, television, hairdryer, and a host of little extras to make you stay more enjoyable.

The modern en-suite bathrooms have a WC, a wash-hand basin, a shower plus a full size bath. Toiletries plus fluffy white towels including a large bath sheet are provided.

The ground floor Lounge/Dining Room is exclusively for guests' use.


Double Bedroom One with en-suite
Double Bedroom Two with en-suite
Bathroom One
Bathroom Two
(Click on picture for larger view)

2 X Double rooms both en-suite with king-sized bed.
1 X Lounge.
1 X Dining Room.

A Medina breakfast cooked on the aga will suit all tastes. The traditional selection includes the famous Stornoway black pudding and free range eggs. There is also an alternative choice of Mallaig Kippers, Smoked Haddock and Scottish Smoked Salmon.

Chilled fruits, yoghurts and cereals are offered in addition to traditional Scottish porridge, and all finished with toasted Bakers bread served with home made marmalade or jam. Special dietary requirements can be catered for (with prior notice).

In the evening guests are encouraged to sit quietly in the lounge to reflect on their day, and browse through the many lovely books including reference books, whilst deciding on the next day's plans with the help of the maps, guides and walking books.

On a sunny day there is the south facing garden to sit in where the only the sound is of the many garden birds - or it's only a short stroll down to the north shore of Portree bay where seals and herons are regularly sighted. Close by is the popular coastal walk to Black Rock and Scorrybreac the ancestral home of the Nicholson Clan, where the wonderful views of the Cuillin Mountains and the Sound of Raasay can be experienced.

Leaving the car safely parked at Medina, Portree is only a 10 minute walk to find the many excellent restaurants, the shops, the bus terminal, and the picturesque old harbour from which many boat trips are available.

Portree, the island's capital, is situated centrally on the island and from it most major roads on Skye radiate. It is the ideal point from which to tour the island. Judith has over 35 years of experience of tourism on Skye and would be delighted to offer advice on planning a day's itinery, suggesting the many 'off the beaten track' treasures, arranging a boat trip, or making suggestions where to eat in the evening.

Grading & Awards

Judith is very proud that Medina has been awarded 4 Stars by Visit Scotland in recognition of the high standard, facilities and services offered.

Maximum guests up to 4Children welcomeVegetarians welcomeSorry, no petsNo SmokingPrivate Parking


£46.00 to £48.00 per person per night for bed and breakfast (double occupancy).


Full payment due on departure by cash, cheque or bank draft.

Making a Reservation

Guests are asked for an e-mail or a letter of confirmation, plus a deposit of £50.00 per room, paid by cheque or BACS. Cancellations - The deposit will be refunded should the room be re-let after prior notice of 72 hours. Only reservations of a minimum stay of 2 nights are accepted.


Easter to early October.

Location - How to Find Medina

By Car - From the Skye Bridge/Armadale Ferry/ Uig Ferry

Take the A87 to Portree centre, pick up the signs for Staffin, the A855. This takes you onto the road above Portree bay. Just before the road bends sharply to the left, there is a large sign for the Cuillin Hills Hotel in a fork of the road, take the right fork down the hill, carry straight on down a second hill, alongside the shore. until a second large sign for the Cuillin Hills Hotel's reception at a T-junction at the bottom of a hill. Turn hard left up the hill and after approximately 200 metres there is a sign on the left for Medina, turn left into the walled garden and Medina is the first bungalow on the right.

By Taxi

There is a taxi rank in Portree square just alongside where the buses terminate, the taxi ride will only take 2 or 3 minutes.


Map showing location of Medina Bed & Breakfast

Map showing location of Medina Bed & Breakfast.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.


If you have a general accommodation enquiry or would like more information, then please use the form below. You can also ring us or send an email.

Write to:

Judith Vaughn-Sharp
Coolin Hills Gardens
Isle of Skye
IV51 9NB
Tel +44 (0) 1478 612821


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