I recently stayed in the Stone Lodges. If you are looking into hiking around Knoydart (and if you are interested in hiking in Scotland, it should be on your list), this place offers everything you could possibly want: a warm welcome, absolutely delicious made from scratch food in ample portions, a wonderful hot shower, comfortable pine paneled rooms with a small mudroom in the entry, a skylight over the bed so you can look at the stars, a view of the harbor from your room and the dining room, and the opportunity to be dropped off for a hike by boat so you can access areas you would not otherwise be able to see without camping. If you read about their food on their website, know that it is accurate and not just talk. If you are a foodie interested in outdoors activities this place is simply heaven. Initially I was contemplating just going for dinner, but I am so glad I got the full experience by staying there instead.
I am a bit shy so I was worried at first about dining with the other guests, but they were really wonderful and entertained a bunch of questions from us clueless Americans about things in the UK with good humor. It was a lovely, convivial way to dine.
Doune was truly the highlight of our trip to Scotland. Kudos to the staff, they do such a good job with everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Remote and unique holiday setting on the western tip of Knoydart - views to the magnificent Skye Cuillin. Spectacular low and high level walking. No road access - we collect you from Mallaig in our own boat. Enjoy every comfort, delicious home cooking, a warm welcome and total relaxation. Mountains, sea, boat trips, wildlife - a truly great escape. By running our own boats, we can offer guests direct access to the remotest parts of Knoydart (and beyond). Lodge for groups up to 12. Three Stone Lodge family rooms. One single room. Moorings available for visiting yachts. Restaurant open to non-residents. Full board accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Doune Knoydart Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland