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Doune Knoydart
Reviewed September 22, 2013

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.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came here last Thursday for a meal. Our B&B owner Cara (from The Gathering in Inverie) called a day ahead for us to confirm we were coming.

It is about 7 miles from Inverie and then you need to walk down through the hills to reach the restaurant at the bottom. This takes about 20 mins. Well worth it but don't forget you have to walk all the way back up after your meal!

There is no menu, you get whats cooked on the day. We had courgette fritters, venison pie, homemade lime and ginger sorbet and cheeseboard and tea or coffee. Superb dinner and all for £30 a head!

The views are stunning, especially at sunset.

Drinks reasonably priced. A fab little night and I've been told to go back on a Friday for the 'langoustine' night. This is meant to be brilliant and is prepared as the last meal for those who have stayed all week.

The staff are friendly, accommodating and the food delicious. They kindly gave us a torch to get back up the hill because without it we'd still have been there. Also great views of the stars as it's pitch black.

Highly recommend here if you're in the area!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have eaten here several times in the past but had never got round to writing a review so here goes...

The quality of the food is top notch and always very tasty!

The wine is very reasonably priced - Chateau Neuf Du Pape for only £20 a bottle!

Service is good and at £30 for 3 courses, a cheeseboard and coffee this represents great value for money especially considering the remoteness of the location.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stopped off here on a Bank Holiday Sunday morning for coffee and cake. Doune inn is a short walk from the jetty and in bright sunlight was idyllic. It wasn't open but the owners very kindly provided us with coffee and a huge selection of cakes and home made tray bakes-even gluten free ones for me which I rarely get even in large cities! It was an oasis of a place where we would love to have eaten dinner as we could see the fresh crabs outside being lifted in for the evening preparations, but sadly we had to travel on. It is a definite must if you are in the area.Beautiful sceneery, generous hosts, fresh, local food and reasonable prices.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We did not stay at the Doune so are only reviewing the meal. We walked to the Doune from Knoydart - 6 miles through beautiful hills. Arrived to a beautiful restaurant right on the sea. We had a four course meal - all freshly prepared - and much of it home-made (soup, cheese, oatcakes, locally herbs, veggies, etc). Very big portions and all so very good for only £30 per head. This was one of the best meals we have ever had. The owners keep the prices reasonable for wine as well - for example £12.00 for a bottle of good white. This encourages you to buy a bottle or two!! The residents all seemed to be enjoying themselves and spoke highly of the accomodation. Considering everything has to be brought in by boat they are doing a remarkable job. We hiked up the hill to catch a land rover back to Knoydart after the meal. A really enjoyable night out.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

You can't get further away from it than Doune, Knoydart. We walked/camped our way over from Mallaig/Inverie to stay for 4 idyllic days in the "Bothy" (so much more than a bothy!)..the guys in the bothy and me camping across the bay. (but most folk stay in posher ensuite accommodation and get a lift from Mallaig in Doune's own boat service) Incredible scenery/hillwalking, wild flowers/birds/butterflies/dolphins as expected, but the hospitality and food were beyond our dreams. Delicious fresh and varied food with incredible attention to detail and great quantities for the hearty hill-bagger. Delicious wine. Very friendly helpful staff. The atmosphere was very congenial for making friends with other guests.
will definitely be returning to this unique and memorable hotel.
Not for people who like having a telly and a trouser press in the room, or who like a vast choice on the menu.
only downside is the dreaded midge.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

A group of 10 of us stayed for a week. Andy, Liz, Martin and eveyone made us so welcome and the food was just wonderful. Andy took very good care of us on the trips to explore the islands and shared his extensive knowledge of the history and wildlife. Fascinating. It's not posh but clean, comfortable, plenty of hot water and superb care from all staff. I would recommend this as an excellent place to stay for anyone wanting to explore the Small Isles.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Doune Knoydart

Address: Doune, PH41 4PL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Knoydart Peninsula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Knoydart Peninsula
Price Range: $60 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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