Good Hotel Guide Review
The breathtakingly scenic North Coast 500 road passes the driveway to this 18th-century manse, now a small, friendly hotel, gazing over Badcall Bay. Owners Fiona and Richard Trevor are welcoming hosts: ‘Fantastic hospitality from the moment we arrived,’ runs a typical comment. There is not much of a mobile signal, but a gentle programme of improvements this year sees Wi-Fi throughout, and new paths, plantings and seats in the grounds. Bedrooms are more about comfort than high style. Most have views over moorland, mountain and across the water to Assynt. All guests can enjoy glorious vistas from a ‘lovely conservatory where afternoon cakes were served at no extra charge’. There are 60-odd malt whiskies in a lounge/bar hung with works by local artists. Chef Trevor Williams, who left in 2017, is back, cooking a short menu of dishes such as Highland rib-eye steak, pan-seared hake, and always a vegetarian option. ‘The food is excellent and the menu changes daily.’ Another reader writes: ‘“Efficient informality” may seem like an oxymoron, but the Trevors and their team have mastered the art.’ (Jacqui Baker, John Arbuckle, and others)
10. 4 on ground floor.
28 Mar–18 Oct.
large reception, bar/lounge, sun lounge, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 3-acre grounds, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed, 2 rooms can accommodate cot or bed for toddler (max. 23 months, no charge).
well-behaved dogs allowed in bedrooms (£10 per stay), public rooms (part of restaurant, subject to ‘three barks’ rule).
B&B doubles from £105, singles from £87.50. Set-price dinner £35–£40.