This historic house on the shores of Loch Sunart was one of the first stone buildings in the…
Kilcamb Lodge Hotel
“Local seafood overlooking the loch” - AA Inspector
Perched on the peaceful shores of Loch Sunart and surrounded by 22-acres of private meadow, woodland and mountains, remote Kilcamb Lodge Hotel has a breathtaking location. On the beautiful Ardamurchan Peninsula, famous for its otters, red squirrels and eagles, this historic house was one of the first stone buildings in the area and was used as military barracks around the time of the Jacobite uprising. It’s now a comfortable and tranquil proprietor-run hotel where warm hospitality is assured, and views are guaranteed to wow first-time visitors or returning regulars. The light and airy restaurant looks out across the grounds towards the loch and the one window table is highly prized. Traditional with floral curtains, fresh flowers at each table and candles in the evening, it’s elegant and unfussy. The cooking is accomplished and showcases the very best that the local larder has to offer, notably fish and seafood landed by a local boat and that allows the creation of enticing, imaginative menus. Dinner takes the form of an eight-course tasting menu that changes with the seasons. After home-made focaccia with mint-infused vinegar and a dainty amuse bouche of mini fish and chips, start, perhaps, with a beautifully constructed heirloom tomato salad with a light goats' cheese mousse, crispy walnuts and wild garlic pesto. That might be followed by an expertly cooked piece of spiced monkfish with crispy red onion rings and an olive, chilli and caper dressing. It’s not only fish that impresses, as displayed by a pink and tender roast loin of Highland venison with a traditional accompaniment of haggis, neeps and tatties brought together by a classic bourguignonne sauce. The well-presented, finely tuned dishes continue right through to a dessert of assiette of lemon – a zesty assortment including white chocolate and lemon parfait, lemon and ginger cheesecake, mini lemon meringue pie and lemon jelly.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 1 January to 1 February
- Wines under £30: 18
- Wines over £30: 50
- Wines by the glass: 10
- Cuisine style: Modern Scottish, Seafood
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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