The Three Chimneys – Colbost, Isle of Skye
Clued-up foodies have been flocking to this renowned three A A Rosette restaurant with rooms on the shores of Loch Dunvegan for more than 35 years, attracted by its ethos of showcasing Scotland’s bountiful natural larder. Though it’s now part of The Wee Hotel Company, founded by Gordon Cambell Gray (alongside The Pierhouse), nothing has really changed on the food front, with virtually all ingredients sourced from within a few miles, as well as the wider Scottish Highlands. Head chef Scott Davies collects fresh lobster, crab and langoustines from the fishermen’s boats in Dunvegan’s harbour; lamb and beef come from nearby Vatten Farm, while double dived scallops are sourced from Sconser. For those who fancy a front-row seat watching the chefs in action, there’s also the Kitchen Table (bookable for groups of two to eight), where you can enjoy a journey through Skye’s bountiful larder. Next door, the House Over-By has six calming, beautiful rooms to choose from, all with luxury pampering products in the bathrooms. It really is the ideal place to stay after a truly unforgettable dinner.
Doubles from £380
+44 (0)1470 511258; threechimneys.co.uk