In the original manse the hotel's main lounge would have been separated into three rooms: the family dining room;the formal parlour and the minister's study where learned sermons for the good parishioners were penned. .Today it's a relaxing place with comfortable sofas, a wood-burning stove, an open fireplace (both in use) and a well stocked bar. Throughout you'll find a selection of quality magazines,a wide range of books - fiction and non fiction - and a selection of board games. On the walls we exhibit the work of local artists as well as maps and photographs of the local area. There's also an upright piano which guests are welcome to play.
At the bar you'll discover a collection of over 60 malt whiskies,a good selection of craft gins and award winning local beers. There's also a selection of wines supplied by our Scottish wine merchants Deburgh.
.A special feature of the hotel is the south-facing sun lounge which has gorgeous views of Badcall Bay, Eddrachilles Bay and then beyond to Assynt. The sun lounge is furnished with comfortable chairs and occasional tables as well as a wood burning stove to keep guests cosy on cooler evenings. It's the perfect setting for afternoon tea, a pre or post dinner drink. This lounge is even popular on stormy days; let the wind and rain do its worst while you are curled up on asofa, relaxing with a good book and complimentary coffee, tea and cake..
The sun lounge has two sliding doors giving easy access to the hotel grounds and gardens which fall away to the sea. A former plantation of spruce trees that obstructed the view was removed by the present owners and they have begun a long term programme to restoe gardens, formal and informal, in the 3 acres of grounds. Gardening at 58.3˚N brings many challenges!