‘Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile’ is a phrase often used by the exasperated mothers of boisterous toddlers.
‘Try out The Inch and you’ll want to stay for a while’ is an equally appropriate phrase for today’s Big Deal with the elegant Inch Hotel on Loch Ness.
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 premier room with a three course dinner in the evening and full Scottish breakfast the next morning.
The offer is available seven days a week with a £30 per room supplement for Saturday nights.
All of the rooms included in this offer have spectacular views over Inchnacardoch Bay on Loch Ness.
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 complete 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 well as a full Scottish breakfast in the morning, guests will enjoy a three course dinner in the restaurant.
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 20 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.
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 recent and very happy visitor had to say of her stay:
‘My husband & I stayed here for just one night, wish it had been more. Fantastic, friendly welcome; superb views, amazing food, and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was comfortable & spotless with superb views across the valley. Would fully recommend this hotel, but go hungry. Lol. The food is to die for!! One of their cooked breakfasts will keep you going all day.’
This Big Deal would be ideal for a romantic break; a walking trip to the Highlands or simply a well earned treat.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2015, it would also make a great Christmas gift for those of us who like to plan ahead.
Discovering an overnight stay at The Inch Hotel in their Christmas stocking would make anyone smile.