Good Hotel Guide Review
Take a drive on the wild side via the North Coast 500 to this small private hotel, a former Church of Scotland manse in a ‘magical place right on the water’ overlooking Badcall Bay. Some older guests have memories of Youth Hostel stays here in the 1950s, but nostalgia for cold showers, lumpy beds and lumpier porridge melt away in the warmth of the welcome from hosts Fiona and Richard Trevor. ‘What a fantastic hotel!’ readers write. ‘Wonderful porridge.’ A complimentary cream tea is served in the conservatory. You have a choice of 60 malt whiskies in the lounge/bar. Six first-floor bedrooms have a king-size bed; four, on the ground floor, have a super-king/twin. Views are over the loch or the courtyard garden. ‘The bedrooms have had a complete make-over and have been beautifully decorated.’ ‘Miracle worker’ Trevor Williams cooks a short, nightly changing menu of dishes such as roast lamb rump with red wine jus. ‘Breakfast was also lovely.’ ‘Food and service always exceed expectations.’ ‘Our dog wants to live there (so do we).’ (James Barclay, Roger Meachem, Tina Swanson, Peter Saunders, and many others)
10. 4 on ground floor.
3 Apr–21 Oct.
large reception, bar/lounge, sun lounge, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 3-acre grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible, partially adapted toilet.
‘easy listening’ in lounge by bar.
aged 12 and over welcomed.
a limited number of well-behaved dogs allowed in bedrooms by arrangement (£10 per stay), public rooms (part of restaurant, subject to ‘three barks’ rule).
B&B doubles from £145, singles from £120. Set-price dinner £38–£44 (3/4 courses).