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Kinloch Lodge – Isle of Skye, Ross-shire

Skye is one of the most spectacular places on earth and Kinloch sits in one of its most beautiful parts, the shores of Loch na Dal. Fittingly, given its history as a hunting lodge, it offers the services of its own ‘ghillie’ for stalking, fishing or foraging. Foodies flock here. Hardly surprising, since it belongs to cookery writer Lady Claire Macdonald and her husband, Lord Godfrey. Although no longer living here, their reputation for the best Highland hospitality continues as their charming daughter, Isabella, is at the helm. Brazilian-born Marcello Tully, in charge of the restaurant for more than a decade, has kept Kinloch’s international culinary reputation flourishing. Inside there is a welcoming mix of the well-bred and the unpretentious, with antiques, family portraits and a cosy whisky bar for a nightcap before bed in one of the attractive, seriously comfortable rooms. Kinloch is somewhere to relax and recharge, and almost impossible to leave.

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Kinloch has its own ghillie, a personal guide for fly fishing, foraging, deer stalking and wilderness walks, known for sharing his knowledge and providing great ‘craic’.


Skye has over 600 miles of coastline and its own mountain range, so keep your eyes peeled for its wonderful wildlife including otters, eagles and stags and dolphins.


Leave room for Marcello Tully’s seven-course tasting menu on at least one night of your stay.


One of Kinloch’s Experiences: a day with Skye Ghillie, a Spa Treatment or a Cookery Workshop with chef director Marcello Tully.


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