Ian and Marie Lewis completed building The Spoons in 2009, after a two year self build, during which time Ian built while Marie worked at the Three Chimneys and their sons were very patient! Prior to that they lived on and managed the private island estate of Eilean Shona, off the coast of Ardnamurchan. There they ran the luxurious Eilean Shona House for 12 years, looking after up to 20 guests.
In 2009 The Spoons opened as a 5 Gold Star luxury Bed & Breakfast and for 8 busy seasons Ian and Marie have enjoyed meeting and welcoming lovely guests, from all over the World, into their home. After 22 years in hospitality they have decided to downsize in order to explore other interests as well as continue to provide top quality accommodation on Skye. So in April, after an extensive refurbishment, they re-open in a new guise as The Spoons Luxury Self Catering Escape; a beautiful, luxurious escape for just 2 guests.
Marie is now working part-time as the administrator for SEALL, a lively arts promoter in Sleat in the south of Skye and she will continue to enjoy looking after The Spoons and its guests. Ian is very busy refurbishing the house to create the new look Spoons Luxury Self-Catering and in April he joins the team at Go To St Kilda which is a very exciting new adventure for him! He will of course continue to work the croft in order to provide The Spoons guests with fresh eggs, honey and produce.
Ian and Marie pride themselves on attention to detail. They are committed to ensure that their guests are well looked after and that their needs and expectations are met. Should you require any help or advice on planning your journey and time on Skye they are more than happy to advise you. Please do not hesitate to contact them.
A good place to start planning your trip is http://www.isleofskye.com/, you will find lots of information about the island, activities, events and links to other informative websites.
If you are touring around Scotland www.secret-scotland.com offers great advice on tours, accommodation and attractions. The Spoons is delighted to be in their Top Ten places to stay.
For all your walking needs with accurate descriptions have a look at www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye a great website and a good place to start planning your visit to Skye.
A very special treat and one on many a “Bucket List” is a trip to St Kilda (where you will now find Ian!) – http://www.gotostkilda.co.uk/