Skye hotel spreads out with a black larch guest wing
September 24 2020
Skye's Marmalade Hotel has undergone a tasteful extension at the hands of ICA Architects who have followed up their earlier renovation of the Georgian villa with a new build black larch guest wing.
Accommodating 23 guest bedrooms, each with open aspects toward the Cuillin mountains, the contemporary wing was commissioned by Perle Hotels and stands on a plinth of blonde stone to bring guests closer to nature.
ICA Associate, Douglas Young, said: “This has been an important project for us; it has been a challenging brief to satisfy in an area of outstanding beauty.
“The building is located subserviently to the existing building to retain the stature and setting of the Georgian structure—the extension runs off at an angle, set back to frame the historic building and to maximise the views.”
In deliberate contrast to the harled render and stone pilaster frontage, the projecting extension is punctuated by projecting frames and fixed shutters, blending with surrounding woodland.
ICA’s lead interior designer for the project, Lorraine Sansom adds: “The guestrooms have a pared-down, contemporary feel with a nod to the traditional aspects of the heritage of the original building. Each guestroom has a full-height window, which provides fantastic views from the elevated vantage that the hilltop hotel enjoys over Loch Portree and the Sound of Raasay.
"The extension offers a generous amount of accommodation whilst retaining an authentic boutique hotel atmosphere.”
Formerly known as Portree House the existing hotel was designed by 19th Century architect, James Gillespie Graham and built between 1806 and 1810.
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