Good Hotel Guide Review
Amid the awe-inspiring landscape of the North West Highlands Geopark, in gardens bordering Badcall Bay, Fiona and Richard Trevor’s 'very special hotel' receives readers' acclaim. 'We were transfixed by the views over the sea lochs and distant shore of Assynt.' Our inspector received ‘a friendly welcome’ and was shown to ‘a spacious first-floor, sea-view’, dog-friendly room. ‘All bedrooms have newly fitted, basic-level bathrooms.' The style is contemporary and unfussy; 'some furniture is weathered'. Personal touches include ‘cakes on arrival, free tea and coffee throughout a stay’, a packed lunch – and a breakfast sausage for the pooch. A short, locally sourced, evening menu might include salmon from the nearby Loch Duart Salmon House, with citrus butter sauce. ‘Cooking of a high quality; good seabass and rib-eye steak’ was served on delicately patterned Highland Stoneware crockery. Breakfast brings ‘tempting yoghurt, compote, fruit salad, generous quantities of smoked salmon with scrambled egg’. ‘On our departure, there was a goodie box with apples and caramel wafers for our journey.’ (Mary Watt, David Crawley, Phil Hardaker, Diane Leaver, and many others)
10. 4 on ground floor, partially suitable for wheelchair (no adapted bathrooms).
until Oct 2023, then 15 Apr–26 Oct 2024 (to be confirmed).
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.
well-behaved dogs allowed in some bedrooms by arrangement (max 2, £10 per stay, bedding, bowls, washing facilities, towels, treats), public rooms (part of restaurant, subject to ‘three barks’ rule).
B&B doubles from £230, singles from £200. Set-price dinner £42–£50 (2/3 courses).