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TITLE
Home Farm Avenue, Portree, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_217
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13003
KEYWORDS
roads
villages
Portree
Portree House Hotel
Home Farm Avenue, Portree, Isle of Skye

The rather grandly named Home Farm Avenue (now Road) led from the village square in Portree to the farm at Kiltaraglen on the outskirts of the village. The farm was part of the Macdonald Estates and situated close to Portree House which was built for Lord Macdonald's chamberlain in 1809. By 1818 the grounds of the elegant Georgian House are described as "in a state of cultivation highly creditable to the exertions and good taste of the owner". The trees pictured may have been planted by this same person to enhance the driveway to the house. Sadly most of the trees are gone, and although Portree House remains, it is now an hotel, with a housing development on what was once farmland.


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Home Farm Avenue, Portree, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

roads; villages; Portree; Portree House Hotel

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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The rather grandly named Home Farm Avenue (now Road) led from the village square in Portree to the farm at Kiltaraglen on the outskirts of the village. The farm was part of the Macdonald Estates and situated close to Portree House which was built for Lord Macdonald's chamberlain in 1809. By 1818 the grounds of the elegant Georgian House are described as "in a state of cultivation highly creditable to the exertions and good taste of the owner". The trees pictured may have been planted by this same person to enhance the driveway to the house. Sadly most of the trees are gone, and although Portree House remains, it is now an hotel, with a housing development on what was once farmland. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />