6. All on ground floor (5 split-level) in separate building, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 12 Dec–13 Jan.
lounge/breakfast room (House Over-By), main lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden on loch.
in House Over-By lounge, ‘for different moods and times of day’.
no under-5s at lunch, no under-8s at dinner, tea at 5 pm.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £345. Tasting menu £90, à la carte £65.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We had a fantastic stay, with an excellent welcome; dinner was as good as we’d hoped.’ At ‘the back of beyond’ – ‘which is, of course, part of its charm’ – Shirley and Eddie Spear’s low-built, whitewashed restaurant-with-rooms overlooks Loch Dunvegan. Much has changed since the Spears opened their doors in 1985, but a constant has been their passion for Scottish produce and tradition. Head chef Scott Davies sources everything possible locally to create dishes with a Nordic accent – halibut, duck, carrot, mussels, lamb, dulse, parsnip, ewe’s cheese – each dish bespeaking confidence in exceptional raw materials. Eat well, then sleep over in ‘superb, crisply furnished’, loch-facing bedrooms, each with patio doors leading to a garden with seating. At breakfast, the buffet of the past has been dispensed with; wake, now, to a three-course affair with home-baked cinnamon buns, seasonal fruit compotes, and your choice of ham and haddie omelette, Mallaig peat-smoked salmon, Lochalsh haggis or eggs from local crofts. Magical Dunvegan Castle is across the water. (Susan Willmington)
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