The Torridon – Torridon, Wester Ross
A former and still very grand shooting lodge, The Torridon has one of the Highlands’ most stunning locations. It stands on a beautiful sea loch in 58 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views all around. The bedrooms in the main hotel blend its Scottish heritage with Victorian-era features while those in The Stables are simple and cosy (there’s also The Boathouse, a self-catering waterside retreat rentable by the week). Dine in refined splendour at 1887, with the very best Scottish produce expertly showcased by head chef Paul Green. The more casual brasserie, Bo & Muc, housed in what was once the estate’s old buttery and dairy, offers dishes such as Elgin lamb and beer battered fish. At both, menus evolve with the seasons, with much of the meat and vegetables coming from the onsite farm and kitchen garden. After dinner, head for the whisky bar, which is stocked with more than 350 malts. There are many outdoor activities on the doorstep too, from cycling and bird watching to kayaking and hiking.
Doubles from £305
+44 (0)1445 791242; thetorridon.com