Overscaig House Hotel
Overlooking Loch Shin, in the heart of Sutherland, sits Overscaig House. Making a great base for hill-walkers, history buffs and twitchers, the hotel is equally suited to those seeking a couple of nights’ relaxation with a malt and a good book by the wood-burning stove. Meals are served in the bar and the loch-view dining room, and both menus make a feature of local North Highland venison, Aberdeen Angus beef, fish from Kinlochbervie and west-coast shellfish. To round things off there’s homemade ice-cream or a selection of local cheeses. There is something for everyone here, from morning coffee with home baking through to dinner, and if the weather’s kind you can eat outside overlooking the loch.