Built in 1902, just three miles away from the port of Mallaig, The Morar Hotel was the Highland summer base for the composer Sir Arnold Bax during much of the 1930s. His stays inspired several of his most famous works including his tone poem, Northern Ballad No3; his Fifth Symphony and the lesser known Overture to a Mallaig Fish Supper.
Take up today’s Big Deal and there is a high risk that you too will fall in love with the area and start composing symphonies to its charms.
Morar is one of the most beautiful and historic districts in the Western Highlands comprising a magnificent combination of mountains, moors and lochs, with close proximity to the sea. As well as its natural treasures, it is an area rich in Jacobite history.
Beautifully located at the end of the Road to the Isles, The Morar Hotel has stunning views of the famous Silver Sands of Morar and the Inner Hebridean islands of Rum & Eigg.
Sixteen of the hotel’s thirty bedrooms enjoy breathtaking views over the Morar River Estuary. Other rooms in the historic part of the building showcase the rugged Craig Mhor mountains and the steam train as it passes through Morar Village. All rooms are ensuite and have hairdryers, welcome trays and individually controlled heating.
The hotel’s newly opened Bay Tree Restaurant prepares everything to order using only the freshest and where possible, local and organic ingredients. With the fishing port of Mallaig so close, the menu always features seafood. Typical dishes might include the Mallaig prawn Salad, the pot roast lamb shank served with a blueberry marmalade or the grilled halibut steak served with mushroom sauce.
If you want to explore this sensational region from the comfortable, not to mention tasty, base of the Morar Hotel, then today’s Big Deal is:
£159 per couple for a two night stay at the Morar Hotel with dinner, bed & breakfast on the first night and breakfast on the second; a 60% saving on the standard £397.50