8 Feb–end Oct.
lounge, bar, conservatory dining room, no Wi-Fi or TV, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
‘welcomed in all areas of the hotel’.
all major cards.
per room B&B single £125, double £180. Set meals £28–£35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Talk about off the beaten track!’ Scott Meikle and Stephanie Graham’s ‘little jewel of a hotel’ stands at the end of the road, amid a vast moorland wilderness of lochs and lochans. Sixteen miles from the nearest settlement, it is beyond the reach of mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals. The result: a ‘relaxing, chilled-out atmosphere’ its fans swoon into. Arrive by sleeper train in time for a ‘hearty breakfast’ of free-range eggs or porridge with Drambuie and cream, then unpack in one of the ‘well-equipped’ bedrooms – they’re ‘just big enough, with a good bed’. Most attractive, perhaps, is the ‘captivating wild scenery’ seen from the bedroom window – look out for red deer and stags. At dinnertime, eat in (you can hardly do otherwise!) and enjoy the hostess’s daily-changing menus. Typical dishes: Aga-cooked ox cheek, neep and tattie gratin; pan-fried halibut, roast tomato sauce, lemon and herb couscous, griddled aubergine. ‘Dinner was good value, with generous portions.’ There are bikes to hire, and forest tracks for all abilities; so take it slow, order a packed lunch and simply start walking. (DS, JM)
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