Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sun, 2009-12-13
Kylesku Hotel is surrounded by breath taking scenery. Suilven, Quinaig, Ben More Assynt, among other mountains provide challenges for serious climbers and their foothills offer easier walks for the less adventurous. It is a superb location for geological exploration. The Kylesku Hotel also sits at the centre of a 2000 square km area which recently became Scotland’s first ‘Global Geopark’. Situated between Lochs Glencoul and Glendhu in the highlands of Sutherland. Offering the finest seafood and wines, dining with a view that is incomparable. Attractions include Britain’s highest waterfall, abundant fishing and wildlife.
The Kylesku Hotel, an old coaching inn dating from 1680, is situated by the former ferry slipway on the shores of the loch. With an excellent dining room, friendly family bar and cosy residents’ lounge, the hotel is the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing break and an ideal base for exploring the area. comfortable 3-star bedrooms are en-suite, centrally heated and equipped with televisions and tea & coffee-making facilities. Rewarded “Good for the Soul Award 2009”, 2009 Good Hotel Guide. Cosy rooms and friendly staff ensure a memorable holiday or break.
Kylesku Fishing or Angling services
Sutherland provides some of the best fishing in Scotland and the Kylesku Hotel is able to organise local permits if required. During August and September shoals of mackerel can be seen moving through Loch Caimbawn and Loch Glencoe and this provides entertainment at the breakfast and dinner table in addition to the seals and the occasional visiting porpoises and otters. The Hotel has the right to several lochs that annually yield good fish. The Kylesku Hotel also maintains a boat for sea-fishing. Sea fishing can also be arranged from Scourie and Lochinver. Recent seasons have seen the return of superb catches, particularly of cod and haddock.
Ullapool and Loch Broom – With it’s picture postcard rows of white buildings, Ullapool sits on the banks of one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs, Loch Broom. You will pass through Ullapool coming to Kylesku from the south. This fishing port is now the main hub for Cal Mac ferries leaving for the Western Isles.
Kylesku itself stretches back along the road from the slipway that used to be the southern end of the ferry crossing. Kylesku is also home to a jetty for locally-based fishing boats, and forlorn and grounded on the opposite side of the bay lies the Maid of Kylesku. North of Lochinver is the coastal road to Kylesku which passes by numerous golden sandy beaches, our nearest one being at Achmelvich. From Achmelvich you can visit the Hermits Castle or there is a lovely coastal walk to Alltan na Bradhan – an old meal mill where the mill stones can still be seen.
Contact: Kylesku Hotel Sonia Virechauveix & Tanja Lister (Owners managers) Tel: 01971 502 231 Fax: 01971 502 313
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