Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A great place to stay if you’re after excellent food and high standards of comfort’, the family home of Lord Macdonald and his wife, cookery writer Lady Claire Macdonald, is ‘in a beautiful position’ on the shores of Loch Na Dal. A former hunting lodge, it is filled with portraits and memorabilia and is run by daughter Isabella. Main-house bedrooms and suites, many with a loch view and a bath and walk-in shower, have fine antiques. Those in a newer extension are more contemporary. ‘Our ground-floor room had its own entrance, so was ideal for our border terrier,’ writes a Guide trusty. Chef Jordan Webb shares Lady Macdonald’s passion for seasonal food sourced locally. A short nightly menu (one fish, one meat, one veggie dish) might include rolled saddle of lamb, wild garlic potatoes, port and rosemary. Our reader points out that a £58 bottle of red was ‘very much at the cheaper end of an extensive list’. ‘The staff were all courteous, friendly and helpful,’ another reader writes. There is a ‘gracious lounge’, a small bar, with a grazing menu. Foraging, fishing and deer stalking can be arranged. (Robert Gower, Christine Hughes)
Isle of Skye
19. 10 in North Lodge, 9 in South Lodge, 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
3 drawing rooms, whisky bar, dining room, in-room TV (Sky), wedding facilities, cookery courses, ‘huge’ grounds on edge of loch, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in dining room.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £45.
in bedrooms only (£20 per night, not unattended).
B&B doubles from £280. Set dinner (5 courses) £75.