The Albannach

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The Albannach
Baddidarroch
Lochinver
Highland
IV27 4LP
Scotland
01571 844407
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

5. 1 in byre.

Open

10 Feb–20 Nov, 16 Dec–4 Jan. Closed Mon, Mon–Wed in winter.

Facilities

snug, conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room D,B&B single £225, double £305–£385. Set dinner £72. 1-night bookings generally refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Come hungry. Overlooking Lochinver Bay, this modest restaurant-with-rooms is owned and run by self-taught chefs/patrons Lesley Crosfield and Colin Craig, who hold a Michelin star for their modern Scottish cooking. Nearly everything here is locally sourced, including the tableware. ‘It is a showcase for all things local, free-range and wild,’ the chefs say. Fans are more succinct: ‘It is excellent.’ Using produce from local crofters and the catch landed at the town’s harbour, the daily-changing five-course menu might include garden beetroot soufflé; roast wild turbot, white and green asparagus, black potatoes. (The chefs are happy to discuss food dislikes and allergies before planning the set menu.) Aperitifs and post-dinner petits fours are taken in the conservatory (‘a good place to lounge around with a book’). Sleep soundly in ‘lovely’ bedrooms with views of the gardens and mountains beyond. Every room in the 200-year-old Highland house is different: one has a private terrace; two, with a sofa bed, can accommodate a family. The Caberfeidh pub in the village, under the same ownership, has sharing plates and local seafood. (BW, and others)

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The Albannach
Baddidarroch
Lochinver
Highland
IV27 4LP

Guest comments

'We went there for our joint 70 Birthday Celebrations with our three daughters and two son-in-laws. Had a wonderful two-night stay and all was as remembered – as good as ever. Great evening celebrating my birthday with the 7 of us in the hot tub drinking champagne and no midges!! ' - Richard Bright - July, 2016
'Lovely room, Loft Suite. It had an outside terrace, at the back, no views. The room had a sitting area with views to Lochinver, Suilven and Canisp. No mobile phone signal. We had an enormous and very elegant bathroom with double sinks. Quite the best of our trip. Dinner: no choice but excellent. ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2014
'A return visit (after 10 years). As superb as ever. We enjoyed the luxury of the penthouse suite with underfloor heating, a large bedroom with stunning views of Canisp and Suilven; large bathroom, (separate shower plus a bath for 2); separate loo with basin and bidet, leading off the sitting room. It was so large we often lost one another! On our first morning we woke to see dawn breaking with a glorious display of colours highlighting Suilven. ' - Jill & Mikej Bennett - September, 2012

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