We had a most enjoyable three nights at the Eddrachilles Hotel near Scourie. This is the perfect base for excellent adventures around the area. Our first to Handa Island - a short boat ride - and then a walk around the island to see the amazing bird life and the absolutely stunning views. Thank goodness for digital cameras as we would have run out of film in the first few paces! And back to the hotel for a most delicious dinner. Portion sizes are very generous and the menu changes everyday - fresh seafood and scrumptious desserts - what's not to like! The next day, also sunny and relatively midge free, we were all off to Sandwood Bay. The 4.5 mile walk to the Bay rewards with a glimpse of a sandy paradise. Once on the beach all your troubles will melt away! Make sure you recharge your camera! Another mouthwatering dinner accompanied by wine and followed by a few drams from the extensive whisky selection in the bar. We are looking at booking another break in the next few weeks as the hotel will close for the winter in October. Catch it while you can!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small, seasonal Highlands hotel with a quality restaurant, and magnificent sea views overlooking Badcall Bay, in NW Sutherland. A place to escape to, a chance to experience the far North. Originally a church manse dating to the eighteenth century, the property was remodelled and sympathetically extended in the later twentieth century. It now provides a 10 bedroom (all ensuite) small hotel and restaurant. Owners since March 2016 Richard and Fiona are gradually putting their own stamp on Eddrachilles, while being careful not to change the simple, honest character of this charming but remote property. The main restaurant with original flagstone floors and stone walls, overlooks a courtyard garden. Here are served both table d'hôte and tasting menus prepared by our chefs from local fresh ingredients, including seafood bought directly from the boats in the bay, lamb from local crofts and venison from local estates. Our room-rates include a cooked to order delicious Highland breakfast and complimentary teas & coffees and munchies throughout your stay while lunches (seated or packed) and a more formal afternoon tea can be arranged for residents on request. Special diets, constraints, allergies and choices can be catered for with prior notice. The lounge and sun lounge look seaward and have an open fire and cosy wood burning stoves for those days and nights when the Highland weather is less inviting. The bar has a respectable malt whisky collection while local craft gins, beers and even vodkas offer an intriguing journey through the Tastes of the North. Eddrachilles is in one of Europe's last remaining wildernesses, at the heart of the NW Highlands Geopark and close to bird watchers' favourite Handa Island. There are opportunities for independent or expert guided hillwalking, fishing, mountaineering, sea kayaking and open canoeing, although it is best to book guides in advance. Well behaved pets are very welcome, and the hotel grounds provide pleasant walks to the shore for both two and four legged guests. The hotel can be found 2 miles south of village of Scourie, the hotel's driveway leads directly off the A894. Fiona and Richard look forward to welcoming you to Eddrachilles. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eddrachilles Hotel Badcall Bay, Scotland