Another day of sublimely beautiful Scotland, and demanding driving, and we arrived at Chreagh Mhor Lodge to find the door locked and a notice advising that guests might book in after 4pm. This was consonant with our booking advice, and with local practice: but ten minutes in the Lodge’s lounge and a cup of coffee would have been restorative. This was our only quibble, and we did know the conditions and parameters.
The lodge was built in 1890. It is a large and dignified: it has a porch like an antenave, imposing staircases and apposite corridors. Everything is elegant, tidy and sparkling-clean.
Our room was spacious, with a million dollar-view of Loch Linnhe through our window. A good bed, functional furniture, and a large, well-appointed bathroom. A couple of large (but relativey innocuous) paintings on the wall. Importantly, a couple of straight-backed chairs and a table. Complimentary shampoo and shower gel. The Chreagh Mhor Breakfasts are delicious and generous.
Cross the road and you can enjoy time beside Loch Linnhe, on a pebbled beach, with the prospect of seeing nearby otters if you are lucky, … and across the loch the conifer-swathed, double-summited ‘Mountain of the Thunderbolt', Beinn a' Bheithir.
The lady on Reception was generous with her time, suggestions and assistance. She kindly offered advice on where we might have dinner, an old pub named the Loch Leven Hotel. It was an excellent suggestion, we had a perfect and memorable meal, seated beside a window with a view of the loch, seen over the top of the most beautiful of gardens.
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- Also Known As:
- Creag Mhor Hotel Ballachulish
- Creag Mhor Lodge Ballachulish, Glencoe