Four poster beds with 400 thread Egyptian cotton sheets. A cosy bar with over 300 whiskies and an open fire. A daily changing menu with produce from the estate. A nearby beach with the most spectacular sunset you’ve ever seen.
Sound like the loveliest Scottish winter break you can imagine?
It’s all included with this Big Deal at Shieldaig Lodge in Gairloch in the North West Highlands.
One or two night stay
There are four options for this deal at Shieldaig Lodge. Option one is for a one night stay for two people in a standard double or deluxe room with breakfast. Option two adds a three course dinner.
Option three of the deal is for a two night stay in a standard double or deluxe room with breakfast and a three course dinner on the first night.
The fourth option of the deal is for a 2 night stay in a sea view suite with breakfast.
Room upgrades and extra nights can be added for a supplementary cost. Contact the hotel directly to discuss this.
Shieldaig Lodge has twelve boutique bedrooms, all furnished with antiques and traditional touches. Every bedroom has 400 thread Egyptian cotton sheets, luxurious goose down feather duvets, sumptuous pillows, excellent mattresses and handmade shortbread from their own kitchen.
Option four of the deal includes a stay in the sea view suite which has a four poster super king size bed, a separate sitting room, a roll-top tub and a bay window with sweeping view of the loch.
All rooms at the hotel have free WiFi, an HD TV, tea and coffee making facilities, an ensuite bathroom, a direct dial telephone, an iron and ironing board.
Daily changing menus
Options two and three of this deal include a three course dinner in Shieldaig Lodge’s restaurant.
Meals created in the restaurant utilise the bounty of produce from Shieldaig Estate’s larder, which includes their own deer heard, rare breed lamb, Highland cattle, crab, lobster, langoustine, oysters and scallops caught by hand right in front of the hotel, locally smoked salmon, and vegetables from their walled garden.
All ingredients are prepared on site and the Head Chef’s menus change daily based on what is fresh in the larder that day. But sample dishes include pan grilled Shetland scallop with a black pudding, sweet potato and vanilla oil as a starter, pan-seared Ardgay Estate pheasant breasts with fondant potato, celeriac, red cabbage and a mustard jus as a main, and Caramel flavoured creme brûlée with a warm flapjack for dessert.
After dinner, guests on this deal have the option of relaxing in the hotel’s cosy Liberator Bar. The bar is a must visit for whisky fans – it has over 300 award winning whiskies, at least one from every post World War Two distillery in Scotland. Thirty five of the distilleries no longer exist, but the bar has a bottle from each one. The bar also have over 60 craft gins, including every Scottish gin.
A roaring open fire and cosy leather couches make it a perfect cosy winter pub.
Explore the West Highlands
Shieldaig Lodge is located in Gairloch, among the awe inspiring scenery of Wester Ross in the north west Highlands. There’s plenty of sandy beaches and rocky coastline nearby to explore, including the unmissable Red Point beach which has perhaps the most spectacular sunset in the country.
The surrounding area also offers plenty of walking, fishing, boating and golfing opportunities. Hebridean Whale Cruises are based at the pier in Gairloch and take guests out to spot the whales, dolphins and basking sharks.
You only need a quick glance at Shieldaig Lodge’s TripAdvisor reviews to see how much its guests have loved their stay there. Here are excerpts from recent reviews:
‘Only stayed the one night, but was a lovely haven. When we arrived we were shown around the beautiful hotel, all rooms were very tasteful. We booked a table the night of our stay and was all round delicious, as well at the breakfast in the morning. Information book in room was very useful. We went on a great walk up to the fairy pools and second world war plane wreckage. Spoke the gardeners and even they were really kind, who also insisted we had a look at their very own falconry.’
‘We arrived after a long drive from Skye and were amazed by how lovely this lodge is. It is a renovated hunting lodge and we had a premier room. It was large and gorgeous. bed and pillows were very comfortable. Dinner in the lounge was very good – the food and wine and service excellent. If we had know how good staying here was, we would have stayed longer and would consider going back to.’
If you’d love to whisk away your other half, this deal at Shieldaig Lodge is perfect. There are few more romantic places to stay than a traditional Scottish hotel nestled in the Highlands. Alternatively, you could treat a couple you know.