As a worthy winner of the Island Hotel of the Year award, Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye is a Highland haven for foodies and a tranquil escape at any time of the year. Beautifully furnished, homely bedrooms have spectacular views of the seashore and loch while the drawing rooms have comfy sofas and log fires.
Winner of 3 AA Rosettes, a Michelin Red Grape and the only Michelin Star on the Scottish Islands, Head Chef Marcello Tully presents a gourmet daily changing menu with such dishes as Isle of Skye Scallop Mousse, Pork Cheeks with Monkfish wrapped in Parma ham with passion fruit sauce, followed by divine Desserts and Cheese. For the ultimate fine dining experience, you can reserve a seat at Marcello’s Table to watch the chef in action, with wine and whisky tastings.
Kinloch Lodge is owned and managed by celebrity cook and writer, Claire Macdonald and her husband Godfrey, their daughter Isabella and her husband Tom. While this is a relaxing Country House hotel for chilling out, there are many activities offered to guests: Cooking with Claire – three day residential classes, Photography courses or take a Wild Walk with ex-Royal Marine Mitchell Partridge – either a gentle coastal stroll or a challenging scramble. On the way, spot white tailed eagles, golden eagles, falcons, hen harriers, otters and red deer.
Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye. www.kinloch-lodge.co.uk T 01471 833333