Country House Hotels in Skye

Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye

Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Highlands

Kinloch Lodge, the home of Lord and Lady MacDonald, is an white stone building situated at the head of Loch Na Dal on the Sleat Peninsula, known as the Garden of Skye. Built originally in 1680 as a farmhouse Kinloch was developed during the 18th Century as a Shooting Lodge for the Macdonalds of Skye.

The turbulent past of the Macdonalds has led to many changes in their fortunes but one of the most important historical connections with Kinloch was the decision by Sir Alexander Macdonald not to send an army to assist Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) at Culloden in 1746 - this decision, perhaps more than any other led to the defeat of the Highland Army and thereafter the gradual demise of the Highland Clan System.

Over the last twenty years considerable changes have been made to the interior of the Lodge, ensuring that guests enjoy the commanding views either across the Loch to the dramatic mountains of Knoydart on the mainland, or west to Skye's famous jagged Cuillin Ridge. The garden slopes down to the sea, whilst to the north the ground rises steeply to 1200 feet. The Lodge presents the appearance and retains very much the feelings of a comfortable family house.

The Lodge has ten bedrooms with en-suite or attendant bathrooms. All have been decorated to the highest of standards.

Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

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