Good Hotel Guide Review
Far-flung Torridon hosts an extreme Scottish triathlon, but there are gentler pursuits for guests at this resort hotel, a ‘baronial pile’ on a wooded estate at the head of Loch Torridon. Approached by a single-track road, it entails ‘a long drive, especially if you are coming from south of the border, but, my goodness, it is a worthwhile trip!’ writes a reader. Wildlife-watching, mountain biking, archery, Munro-bagging, stargazing and gastronomic grazing are all on offer. Contemporary bedrooms, some much more colourful than others, have a Victorian-style bathroom; many have spectacular loch and mountain views. ‘Our room was small but special in many ways, with an excellent bed, two good armchairs, good lighting and a marble bathroom.’ Fires blaze in public rooms, the ‘service at your armchair is swift and friendly’. In 1887 restaurant, Paul Green’s menus are a paean to Highland produce, with locally shot game, langoustine from the loch, fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, and meat from the Highland cattle and Tamworth pigs on the farm. There are cheaper, family-friendly rooms and pub grub at the Inn. (Steven Parsons). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain.
18. 1 deluxe suite in adjacent cottage, 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.
all year except Jan, Mon–Wed Nov–Mar.
ramp, lift, drawing room, library, whisky bar, dining room, wedding facilities, 58-acre gardens.
classical at night in dining room.
all ages welcomed.
in cottage suite and inn only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £185–£995. Fixed-price 3-course dinner £65. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.