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Antwerp
Reviewed 12 October 2016

On our trip through Scotland we stayed in several b&b's.Rowans was the best. Everything was there, there was enough privacy, easy to walk to a lovely pub, 2 seats and a reading lamp, a super bed, everyday new towels, so comfortable, and the breakfast 😍😍Jenny was wonderfull. So thank you for all the care

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Kirkland
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stayed with Nick and Jenny for several nights and look forward to returning one day. Our wing was cozy and the bed very comfortable. I wasn't sure if I'd like fixing our own breakfast and lunch after staying at traditional B&Bs but it was awesome. Each morning we'd fix our breakfast from many choices, and then pack lunches in...

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Geelong
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This should be one of the best kept secrets on Skye so lets keep this just between us. If you are looking for a friendly, scenic and quiet place to stay that allows you to have breakfast and lunch in the tariff then this is the place for you. After a beautiful drive through the stunning Skye scenery we pulled...

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Jennyhennypenny, Owner at The Rowans, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review and hope you made it back safe and sound to the other side of the world

Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2015

On a recent road trip around Scotland we headed to the Isle of Skye for two nights. We stayed at The Rowans, in Portnalong, and I am so glad we did. The Rowans comes with a good sized bedroom and a great super king size bed (had the best nights sleep here!), a bathroom and small kitchen. After spending a...

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Jennyhennypenny, Owner at The Rowans, responded to this review

glad you liked our hybrid set up, and we look forward to welcoming back sometime

Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We have just returned from spending a few nights at The Rowans. The model of providing the bed and food for self service breakfast worked very well and allowed for a more relaxed approach to breakfast whilst not being concerned about sourcing food for breakfast. Food for a packed lunch is provided along with the breakfast supplies that are brought...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2013

I am writing this review in the kitchenette of the Rowans on Skye taking advantage of the free wifi available. Everything in the kitchenette is for our use as B&B guests. I see a micro oven and hotplate, microwave, refrigerator, washing machine, toaster and a complete inventory of everything you would use to equip a kitchen. Those are the obvious...

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Jennyhennypenny, Owner at The Rowans, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your kind review, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland. Jenny

Stirling, Scotland
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Stayed in May, and as per other reviews, the set up was ideal for us. A small kitchen allowed us to prepare evening meals ourselves, and making our own breakfast and packed lunches with the provisions supplied was ideal. There are loads of maps, books and guides, although we didn't have any spare time to watch them, lots of DVDs...

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Jennyhennypenny, Owner at The Rowans, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Jenny

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 29 May 2013

The Rowans is a high quality B&B/Self Catering hybrid a couple miles north of Carbost in the west of Skye. It is absolutely terrific. The quality of everything is so high, it would make for a nice (if small) home. The hybrid model is interesting. The Rowans is not quite a B&B because instead food is provided for the guest...

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Jennyhennypenny, Owner at The Rowans, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review, which I'm sure will be very helpful to other prospective guests! Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Jenny & Nick

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at The Rowans. What an absolute gem it was infact we wished we had stayed for a third night. I have never come across a B&B before where food is provided and you cater for yourself, this was what appealed to us and I think it works perfectly. Jenny was very welcoming and provides absolutely...

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Jennyhennypenny, Owner at The Rowans, responded to this review

So glad you both enjoyed your visit, and sorry we can't accommodate the dates you want for next time! Jenny

Ontario
Reviewed 22 July 2012

The Rowans must stand as one of our all time favourite B&Bs now! We had a marvelous time. Our only regret is not staying longer. The Rowans offers two options - modified B&B [food is provided and you cook it, but Jenny cleans and restocks daily - gives you more independence and actually saved us time] or self catering. If...

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Jennyhennypenny, Owner at The Rowans, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and writing a glowing review. Jenny & Nick

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Address: Portnalong IV47 8SL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portnalong
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rowans 4*
Number of rooms: 1
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