Hankering after a romantic break?
Head for the hills. With all those heather-clad mountains, misty lochs and ancient myths, it’s as though the Scottish Highlands were purpose-built for passion.
Find your spark with today’s Big Deal at the Inch Hotel, an award-wining, country lodge that sits above picturesque Inchnacardoch Bay on Loch Ness.
Available seven days a week, this relaxing offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a Superior room at the cosy Inch Hotel.
Each of the hotel’s fourteen, ensuite rooms have been individually designed and feature hot drinks trays, flat screen TVs/DVD players and free WiFi.
Formerly a hunting lodge built by Lord Lovat, The Inch or Inchnacardoch House has enjoyed unrivalled views over Loch Ness for more than 150 years and provides some of the very best accommodation on Loch Ness.
Steeped in history, the hotel combines modern comforts with all the charm you would expect of a country lodge hotel.
The Inch Hotel is a member of The Collection, a group of small, luxury hotels under the management of ICMI.
Romantic Highland getaway
Perfect for a romantic Highland getaway, today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a Superior room with a full Scottish breakfast the next morning.
They are all decorated in their own individual style, with a mix of modern, shabby-chic style furniture and period antiques.
Bathrooms are ensuite and come with bath or shower, heated towel rack, a hairdryer, fluffy bath towels and complimentary toiletries.
Room facilities include: telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, high speed wireless internet access, flat screen TV/DVD with Free View.
The hotel’s Loch Ness restaurant has won an AA Rosette for its superb Scottish menu. Showcasing the best locally sourced produce, the kitchen freshly prepares all meals each day.
As part of the offer, guests will enjoy a spectacular cooked breakfast. Look forward to smoked bacon, pork sausage, grilled tomato, mushrooms, traditional haggis, award-winning Munro’s black pudding and eggs any which way you want them.
Of course, there is also the option to have a lighter Continental breakfast.
If you choose to take other meals in the hotel then you will have a memorable experience.
Specific dishes change with the seasons but a typical starter and main course might be the West Coast scallops served with Stornoway black pudding and a balsamic reduction followed by a honey-glazed duck breast with Savoy cabbage, pommes purée and a red wine jus.
After dinner, you can saunter through to the bar and lounge where an open log fire and over 30 malt whiskies are waiting.
Base for exploring
The Inch Hotel Loch Ness offers the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Great Glen and Loch Ness area. Scenic Urquhart Castle is just twenty minutes away by car, whilst Fort Augustus village centre is walking distance from the hotel.
For the more active, there are a number of stunning walks that start right outside the front door.
Or you could just hunker down in front of the log fire in the hotel and sip a dram in the company of a good book.
From its earliest days as a hunting lodge some 150 years ago, The Inch Hotel has been giving guests a warm Highland welcome.
This is what a couple of recent and very happy visitors had to say of their stay:
‘Perfection every step of the way. From the moment we arrived the service was top notch, nothing was too much trouble. The decor is really nice and the open log fire adds a great touch… The food was out of this world and the presentation was outstanding. The room itself was very comfortable with a huge wardrobe… We were made to feel right at home every step of the way: a perfect stay with perfect hosts. A credit to the company!!!’
‘Lovely hotel with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming former hunting lodge. The staff were delightful and our bed was enormous in the Ness room. A lovely hotel. The view from the room was stunning and there are plenty of beautiful walks from the hotel.’
This Big Deal would be ideal for a romantic break; a walking trip to the Highlands or simply a well earned rest on the banks of Loch Ness.
The truly energetic could even make good use of the snow and strap on their skis.