“Picture postcard lodge with its own cookery school” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's View
Now a long established landmark on the Scottish hospitality scene, Lord and Lady MacDonald's baronial hunting lodge is now run in a very hands-on fashion by their daughter, Isabella. Kinloch Lodge enjoys a picture-postcard location surrounded by hills and a sea loch. Bedrooms and bathrooms are well appointed and comfortable, while public areas boast numerous open fires and relaxing seating areas. The hotel employs a ghillie to oversee fishing, foraging and stalking.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 19
- Family rooms: 0
- Bedrooms Ground: 3
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Private fishing
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 40
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £250
- Double room, minimum price: £400
- Open all year
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About The area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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