The Albannach

In a wild coastal corner of the Highlands, this white-painted Victorian house gazes out across moorland, croft and sea. More

Contact details

The Albannach
Baddidarroch
Lochinver
Highland
IV27 4LP
Scotland
01571 844407

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5. 1 suite in byre.

Open

10 Feb–20 Nov, 16 Dec–4 Jan, closed Mon, Mon–Wed in winter.

Facilities

snug, conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre garden in 4 acres of grounds.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B (Tues, Wed) £170–£250, D,B&B (Thurs–Sun) £320–£400. 1-night bookings generally refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a wild coastal corner of the Highlands, this white-painted Victorian house gazes out across moorland, croft and sea. Visitors who brave the spindly access road earn broad views and afternoon tea in the cosy conservatory. Bedrooms and suites have a traditional Highland air. ‘Our spacious suite, Byre, was comfortable and well furnished; the private terrace with hot tub was a bonus, as was the fresh milk on the hospitality tray (always appreciated).’ Once the most northerly Michelin-starred restaurant, it served its last supper in November 2017. Now, come evening, Lesley Crosfield and Colin Craig’s acclaimed modern Scottish cooking is served half a mile way in Lochinver in the more informal sister pub, The Caberfeidh. Happily, they are still responsible for the Albannach’s breakfast. Served on tableware from a local pottery, ‘every element of the cooked breakfast was perfection and full of flavour.’ Alongside Greek yogurt, organic honey and muesli, there are free-range croft eggs, wild mushrooms, Lochinver salmon, dry-cured haggis; perfect fuel for exploring nearby mountains and white beaches, or just pottering down to the village. (John and Gillian Charnley, and others)

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The Albannach
Baddidarroch
Lochinver
Highland
IV27 4LP

Guest comments

'Our suite was spacious, comfortable, and furnished to a high standard. Dinner on the first evening was taken at The Caberfeidh, the pub/restaurant owned by the hotel about half a mile away in the village -- on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the hotel operates on a bed-and-breakfast basis only (and is closed completely from Monday to Wednesday in the winter). The menu at The Caberfeidh consists mainly of “sharing plates”. The food is very good, and the service is excellent. Breakfast was very good, every element of the cooked course being flavoursome and cooked to perfection. The five-course set dinner was outstanding. No wine available the glass, and the range of half bottles on offer fairly limited, ' - John and Gillian Charnley - September, 2017
'We went there for our joint 70 Birthday Celebrations with our three daughters and two son-in-laws. Had a wonderful two-night stay and all was as remembered – as good as ever. Great evening celebrating my birthday with the 7 of us in the hot tub drinking champagne and no midges!! ' - Richard Bright - July, 2016
'Lovely room, Loft Suite. It had an outside terrace, at the back, no views. The room had a sitting area with views to Lochinver, Suilven and Canisp. No mobile phone signal. We had an enormous and very elegant bathroom with double sinks. Quite the best of our trip. Dinner: no choice but excellent. ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2014

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