The Albannach

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The Albannach
IV27 4LP
01571 844407

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5. 1 in byre.


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


snug, conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden.

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not under 12.


not allowed.

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Diners, MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room D,B&B single £225, double £305–£385. Set dinner £72. 1-night bookings generally refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Come hungry. Overlooking Lochinver Bay, this modest restaurant-with-rooms is owned and run by self-taught chefs/patrons Lesley Crosfield and Colin Craig, who hold a Michelin star for their modern Scottish cooking. Nearly everything here is locally sourced, including the tableware. ‘It is a showcase for all things local, free-range and wild,’ the chefs say. Fans are more succinct: ‘It is excellent.’ Using produce from local crofters and the catch landed at the town’s harbour, the daily-changing five-course menu might include garden beetroot soufflé; roast wild turbot, white and green asparagus, black potatoes. (The chefs are happy to discuss food dislikes and allergies before planning the set menu.) Aperitifs and post-dinner petits fours are taken in the conservatory (‘a good place to lounge around with a book’). Sleep soundly in ‘lovely’ bedrooms with views of the gardens and mountains beyond. Every room in the 200-year-old Highland house is different: one has a private terrace; two, with a sofa bed, can accommodate a family. The Caberfeidh pub in the village, under the same ownership, has sharing plates and local seafood. (BW, and others)

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The Albannach
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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