Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Wed, 2009-12-09
Situated in Clan Mackay country offer comfortable en-suite rooms many with outstanding views out over the Kyle of Tongue, Ben Loyal and the ruins of Castle Varrich.
Award-winning restaurant (AA Rosette/ 2 RAC Dining Awards) enjoys the same panoramic views providing you with a feast for body and mind over the unspoiled Sutherland landscape and is the perfect place from which to explore the northern highlands.
From here you can witness the difference between the ‘flow country’ of Caithness with its sweeping landscapes and open skies and the rugged scenery with spectacular mountains and glens that typifies so much of north Sutherland.
Both the public areas of the hotel and the bedrooms are non-smoking. Many of the rooms enjoy outstanding views out over the Kyle of Tongue, Ben Loyal, Ben Hope and the ruin of Castle Varrich which sits on the hill line opposite the hotel. Weather permitting guests are welcome to smoke in the hotel garden and enjoy the wonderful view at the same time. If it is raining then there is a nothing more to be done than stand outside with an umbrella! Pets are welcome at the Ben.
The hotel is very well known for its cuisine and has maintained an AA Rosette for many years. Restaurant, the An Garbh (roughly translated from Gaelic to mean ‘hilly area’) has picture windows that overlook the Kyle of Tongue, Ben Loyal, Ben Hope and the ruin of Castle Varrich that sits on the hill line opposite the hotel.
Fishing or Angling services
The hotel is the perfect centre for a fishing holiday for those who wish to fish for the famous Sutherland fighting brown trout or for sea trout on the beautiful Kyle of Tongue. The hotel also has its own boat on the South End of Loch Hope, one of Europe’s premier sea trout lochs. Check also Tongue and District Angling Club
The hotel has acquired a beat on the South End of Loch Hope and is available for £50 for up to two rods. A day’s fly fishing on the loch by boat will cost £20 per day for up to 3 rods. Bank fishing is not permitted on this loch.
Ben Loyal Hotel
Telephone: +44(0)1847 611216
Fax: 0044(0)1847 611212
E-mail: i…@benloyal.co.uk , s…@benloyal.co.uk
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