Frank Sinatra sang of New York, New York. Had he been Scottish then chances are that he would have sung of Loch Lochy, a body of water so picturesque that they practically named it twice.
Today’s cracking Big Deal is with the welcoming Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel set on the shore of Loch Lochy at Spean Bridge in the Highlands.
Spectacular overnight break
Running Sunday to Thursday, the Big Deal is for an overnight stay for two on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis in the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel.
It is a cosy wee place with eighteen bedrooms. They are all en-suite and many have magnificent views over the loch. TV and DVD players along with hot drinks facilities come as standard.
Guests with pets are well catered for. The Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel has a room designed for dogs and their owners with its own access to the side of the building.
The food at Letterfinlay Lodge is a big hit with guests. Local produce from minch and moor features prominently whether it be local venison, Letterfinlay smoked salmon or the Isle of Skye beer used in the popular steak and ale pie.
Breakfast is included in the big Deal and guests can choose between a hearty, full cooked breakfast or lighter choices such as the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or the eggs Benedict.
This Big Deal also includes a three course dinner for guests. Look out for starters such as the Letterfinlay haggis or the venison bresaola. Main course choices include a wild mushroom lasagne; pan fried darne of salmon and seabass served with asparagus and pork medallions served with prosciutto, Stornoway black pudding mash and cider gravy.
The restaurant enjoys fantastic views across the water and, if the weather is good, guests can eat al fresco on the sun deck.
The surrounding area is jam-packed with places to see and things to do. From hill walking to distillery visits via mountain biking, the area around Spean Bridge is a great part of the world. The hotel even has two speed boats if you are itching to get out on the water.
Lots of previous guests have been blown over by the hotel and it is very well reviewed on TripAdvisor. This is the glowing review of a guest who stayed in April:
‘Brilliant views and lovely food. Dropped into this hotel whilst looking for something to eat after a day in the mountains. What a place! Views over Loch Lochy stunning and the food was brilliant. Staff were excellent. A totally unexpected pleasure. One for a weekend away.’