Since taking over the hotel in 2016, owners Fiona and Richard Trevor have lovingly breathed new life into this small coastal hotel which takes its name from the Far North parish of Eddrachilles. Originally built centuries ago as the Church of Scotland parish manse, the sympathetically extended building is today set in three acres of private grounds leading to the shore and overlooks the spectacular island-studded Badcall Bay across to the mountains of Assynt.
Located near the mid-point of the NC500, 2.5 miles south of Scourie by the A894, Eddrachilles Hotel is ideal for exploring the wild and wonderful landscapes of North-West Sutherland. Nearby Handa Island, a Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve, offers excellent seabird watching and various boat trips are available along the coast. Guests may also choose to explore gentle walks, climb the iconic mountains of Assynt and the Far North, try fly fishing with an expert local coach, or simply take a relaxing day on fabulous nearby beaches such as Sandwood Bay.
At Eddrachilles Hotel our mission is to create a 21st century Highland interpretation of hospitality, with “ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen” at its core. Under Fiona and Richard's stewardship there been a steady programme of service improvements and property refurbishments while still honouring the traditions of this special place. Tea and coffee, the traditional welcome at a manse, are served free of charge and there is complimentary cream scones and cake between 4 and 5 pm for our resident guests. We also provide without charge maps, binoculars, filled flasks and snack boxes for those venturing out, while there is an interesting collection of books, magazines and board games for those who wish to relax indoors.
All ten guest bedrooms have new ensuite facilities and each cosy, charming bedroom can comfortably accommodate two people. Six bedrooms have stunning sea views while four bedrooms overlook the hotel’s charming courtyard garden with busy bird feeders. Four bedrooms (two of which have sea views) offer step free access.
Each bedroom has been redecorated in heritage colours and has quality furnishings, high quality bed linen, towels and Highland Soaps toiletries plus thoughtful extra touches.
In terms of food and drink, Eddrachilles offers a "taste of the north", a delicious combination of fresh Scottish ingredients and the classic culinary skills of our chefs. While we always have a table for our resident guests, we are often able to host one or two tables for external guests at dinner (book on the day). Our Table d’ Hote dinner menu changes daily with dishes paired with wines by the glass and a good wine list beyond. Our lounge bar proudly showcases over 70 malt whiskies as well as Scottish artisan gins and beers from Orkney and Skye.
Breakfast, arguably the most important meal of the day, comprises a cold buffet and a wide range of mouth-watering, cooked-to-order dishes from favourites such as pancakes, bacon and maple syrup and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs to full Highland grills.
Eddrachilles - the way a genuine Highland hotel ought to be.
Open April - October each year.