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Sitting on the site of an 18th-century barracks, The Lovat is a fantastic country house hotel on the shores of Loch Ness. The main house offers cosy bedrooms with homely touches, while the exterior Garden Rooms are great for dog owners seeking a bit of space. There are great views of that famous loch for Nessie-spotting opportunities, and foodies are well served by the on-site Station Road restaurant, which serves up tasting menus you won't forget in a hurry. Come here for romantic getaways on the shores of Loch Ness, with plenty of opportunity to get out on the water or take to the hills on foot.



We enjoyed exploring the ruins of 16th-century Urquhart Castle, which perches on a hill above the deep loch.

In the heart of the Scottish Highlands, you're on the banks of Loch Ness at this hotel. Explore the Falls of Foyers, a 20-minute drive away.
By car: around 3 hours 30 minutes from Edinburgh, 7 hours from Manchester and 8 hours from Birmingham. Free parking on-site.
By plane: direct flights from London, Manchester or Birmingham to Inverness. It's an hour's drive to the hotel.

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Style & Character

This property is a romantic bolthole for couples seeking serenity in nature. The designer crockery used in the restaurant is quirky, cool and makes for a striking meal.

Service & Facilities

The hotel is carbon conscious and uses a biomass woodchip boiler to power its electricity, saving around 250,000 KW a year.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Board games
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Dog bowls, treats and poo bags are provided in rooms for those bringing a pet


We loved the Garden Rooms - each has its own private, enclosed patio, perfect for dog owners. The skylight above the bathtub in the Garden Rooms made for serene stargazing after dark.

Deluxe Room, Garden Room, The Lovat Loft, Master Room, Grand Master, The Lovat Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, Nespresso machine, bottled water, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Seasonal Scottish produce is at the heart of the chef's concept; expect to see scallops from Orkney and local potatoes. The Gigha halibut with mussels and sea aster was a lesson in perfectly paired, delicate flavours.

Station Road: fine dining restaurant, modern Scottish cuisine. Open daily for dinner. Tasting menu from £70.
Waypoint Bar: bar and terrace, serving rare gins and whiskies. Open daily.
Breakfast: served in the dining room, daily.

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