Good Hotel Guide Review
On the shore of Loch Oich, this rambling baronial Victorian house has its own castle ruins in its extensive wooded grounds – Invergarry Castle is said to have hosted Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden. Guests can stay in splendour in ‘a glorious building with splendid staircases’, run by the MacCallum family for 60 years. Step into the hall to find a sofa by a blazing fire, walls hung with landscape paintings and a totemic stag’s head. Bedrooms range from a modest single to a luxurious four-poster room with loch views. ‘Ours was magnificent, with sheets and blankets and an amazing, long bath,’ writes a reader. Guests order drinks at reception to enjoy in the muzak-free, ‘large and wonderful lounges’. At dinner, tables are ‘beautifully laid’, with silverware and fine china, for a limited-choice menu of such dishes as game terrine with red onion marmalade, saddle of rabbit stuffed with wild mushrooms and, for vegans, pearl barley risotto. After a breakfast kipper, you can play tennis, row or fish on the loch, or visit romantic Eilean Donan Castle. (John Barnes)
26 Mar–1 Nov.
library, lounge with bar service, in-room TV (Freeview), 60-acre grounds (gardens, woodlands, tennis, rowing boats, castle ruins).
all ages welcomed, not in deluxe bedrooms (3–12 years £25, over-12s £50 in parents' room, children's supper by arrangement).
allowed in some bedrooms and hall, not in deluxe rooms, lounge or library.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room single £100, double £150–£290. Fixed-price dinner £38.