Good Hotel Guide Review
A rambling Victorian baronial pile on the shore of Loch Oich, at the heart of the Great Glen, with the history-freighted ruins of Invergarry Castle in its grounds, has been run as a hotel by the MacCallum family for more than 60 years. A trusted reader who picked it pin-in-map fashion was not disappointed: ‘It was wonderful.’ Within you will find blazing log fires, patterned carpet, gilt-framed landscape paintings and stag heads – the authentic Scottish country house experience. Some bedrooms are huge, with loch views, lots of comfy seating, perhaps a four-poster or half-tester bed. ‘Ours was magnificent, with sheets and blankets rather than horrid duvets, and an amazing, long bath.’ You can relax in ‘large and wonderful lounges’ over a drink. ‘There is no bar, so all requests have to be to the reception desk, but it seems to work.’ At dinner, short menus bring a choice of dishes such as polenta, watercress purée, roasted garlic; confit Wester Ross salmon; Puy lentil, potato and vegetable pie. ‘We asked the waiter how long he had been there. It turned out he was one of the family.’ (JB)
8 Apr–31 Oct.
library, lounge with bar service, in-room TV (Freeview), 60-acre grounds (gardens, woodlands, tennis, rowing boats).
all ages welcomed, not in deluxe bedrooms (ages 3–12 £25, over-12s £50 on extra bed, children’s supper by arrangement).
allowed by arrangement in some bedrooms (no charge), and hall, not in deluxe rooms, lounge or library.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £150, singles from £100. Fixed-price dinner £38.