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Overscaig House Hotel

Loch Shin By Lairg, Lairg IV27 4NY Scotland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Lairg
The Overscaig House Hotel sits at the heart of Sutherland in the Northern Highlands of Scotland and our guests enjoy the peace and tranquility of its wonderful location overlooking Loch Shin. We have 8 modern en-suite bedrooms, all of which have tea & coffee trays, Freesat TV & DVD and most have loch views. You can enjoy locally sourced cuisine in our loch view dining room, read a book in our comfortable lounge or simply have a drink in the bar. Within easy reach of the coast and the NC500 this is an ideal base from which to explore everything from Inverness to John O'Groats and Cape Wrath.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Loch Shin By Lairg, Lairg IV27 4NY Scotland
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Chris L wrote a review May 2021
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I last stayed here two years ago and I’m very pleased to say the business is now under new ownership. The new owners, Wayne and Addy, are so much more friendly and helpful than the previous owners. It’s a lovely small hotel in a beautiful location. Wayne’s homemade food is very tasty and plentiful and the bar has a good selection of beers and spirits. My party consisted of 10 friends on motorbikes here to explore the NC500 route and other highland roads. Wayne is a fellow motorcyclist and allowed us to leave our bikes in his outbuildings overnight. Great value and the perfect location to base yourself in when visiting the highlands. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Rebecca M wrote a review Oct 2020
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Quaint room, with excellent internet speeds, that was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast and dinners at the hotel, both of which were tasty and bountiful - we never left the table remotely hungry - in fact between brekkie and dinner there was no requirement for lunch! The location was ideal for stunning walks and views. COVID rules were strictly laid out at the start of the stay and adhered to. Play by the rules and you'll have a welcoming stay. Hosts are a fab to team of down-to-earth people, hearty chefs and banterous character. Thank you Kevin and Karen (and Lee and Steven) for the uplifting getaway :) Rebecca and Laura (Scot and honorary Scot)
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Donald M wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a great hotel for people who have a purpose for staying. There are some reviews from visitors that were perhaps expecting more of a remote highland fishing hotel. We stayed 4 nights and had 3 days trout fishing.Our room was spotless.We had the fishing shed to ourselves,complete with freezer for our trout.The drying space heater didn't seem to work but regardless our clothes were dry each morning.The fishing was good,thanks to tips on where to go from Kevin (also an avid angler) Given the strain of having to work with corona virus restrictions,both Kevin and Karen were great hosts.The bar was well stocked and reasonably priced.The bar meals were tasty and substantial.The breakfasts were so good and substantial that we could have missed out on the packed lunches provided. Lots of unexpected humour and anecdotes from Kevin....brilliant. Traditional highland fishing hotels are now a rarity and with my 40 years experience,I'd give this place 4 stars. If you are a true outdoor person,looking for a base,then The Overscaig is for you.If you are looking for something else,then do some research. Hope to get back there next year.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The loch view was remarkable.
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Tracy C wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
What a place . Kev the owner is so funny . His bark is worse than his bite . The food was wonderful cooked by the mythical Karen . The whisky cheesecake is the best I've ever tasted . The breakfast in the breakfast room was better than average . All in all a great find .. book room 3 of you can it's worth that bit extra
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Rajbir S wrote a review Sep 2020
San Francisco, California82 contributions45 helpful votes
I'll preface that the hospitality sector is facing a lot of strain, so it's possible this review just represents current circumstances that would improve post COVID. We would not recommend. Our room has a musty smell, the wifi was so slow we were better off with cellular and tap water was not drinkable. The owner seemed very grumpy. He warmed up to us over the stay but it generally felt like he would just rather not be operating. Dinner was not good. My burger was 1 step over well-done and my partner's dish felt like heated Tesco pre-made meals. Breakfast was better. I have noted other reviews complaining about this property not being open before 4:30pm. That is made incredibly clear during the reservation process and it is well signed outside the property, so that feels unfair.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$172 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Overscaig House Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Overscaig House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Overscaig House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Overscaig House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Overscaig House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.