We have been returning to the Moor Of Rannoch Hotel, almost on an annual basis, to fish Loch Laidon, since 1967. During that time, the hotel has changed hands six times. Each new owner has improved the facilities but unfortunately the public bar was closed some years ago. Over the last few years, things remained static, with few improvements and the proprietors adopted a somewhat unfriendly attitude to non residents.
All that has changed in the year since Scott and Steph took over. Improvements to the public rooms and the bedrooms have been made and for the first time, there is an endless supply of hot water. They are the most welcoming of hosts and Steph now caters superb meals, with excellent choice, all at a very reasonable price for such a remote location. The added touch of complementary after dinner coffee and cheese board makes the meal a little special. Non resident guests can book for an evening meal when space allows.
Scott now stocks an ever increasing range of malt whiskies, both Scottish and foreign. His knowledge about how each one is produced and matured is amazing and we certainly enjoyed sampling several during our stay.
For those wishing to fish Loch Laidon, this can be arranged through George, the keeper. It is full of small brown trout, averaging about five ounces, but with several up to twelve ounces and the odd ferrox trout in the eight pound range. The fish take almost any fly offered with gusto.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the idyllic wilderness of Rannoch Moor with views onto Loch Laidon and along the West Highland Railway LIne, the Moor of Rannoch offers an escape from the demands of modern living. A chance to experience some of Scotland's most rugged landscape. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moor Of Rannoch Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland