Kinloch Lodge

Location Sleat

Postcode IV43 8QY

Telephone (01471) 833214

££

Why we love it...

Renowned food, warm interior, superb sea views

The Place

Kinloch Lodge, a white-painted stone house in an isolated position with uninterrupted sea-views, at the southern extremity of the Isle of Skye, was built as a farmhouse around 1700 and later became a shooting lodge. But it escaped the baronial treatment handed out to many such houses in Scotland; “Thank goodness”, says Lady Macdonald, whose style is modern interior-designer rather than dark panelling and tartan. Her daughter now runs the Lodge, which has that easy-going private-house air. The guests’ sitting rooms are comfortably done out in stylishly muted colours; there are open fires, and family oil paintings grace the walls. The dining room is more formal, with sparkling crystal and silver on polished tables.

Since our last visit, the Macdonalds have built the New House with accommodation for themselves and five more double rooms for guests. New House is quite remarkable as it looks, both inside and out, as old as the Lodge, and includes a magnificent stone spiral staircase, as well as a wealth of books, portraits and objets d’art. Kinloch Lodge has long been a mainstay of our Scotland hotels selection.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 14 double, 1 suite; all with bath; all rooms have flat-screen TV, dvd player radio, hairdrier, tea/coffee facilities
Food breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner
Facilities 3 sitting rooms, bar, dining room, free wi-fi access throughout hotel; fishing
Children accepted over 8
Disabled access reasonable; one ground-floor bedroom
Pets accepted by arrangement but not in public rooms

To Book

Contact Lord & Lady Macdonald and family
Call (01471) 833214
Fax (01471) 833277
Email reservations@kinloch-lodge.co.uk
Website www.kinloch-lodge.co.uk

Good To Know

Address Sleat, Isle of Skye IV43 8QY
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in 60-acre grounds, 6 miles (9.5 km) S of Broadford, one mile (1.5 km) off A851; ample car parking

What's nearby: Clan Donald Centre