Welcome to the AWARD WINNING
Moor of Rannoch – Restaurant & Rooms
2020 Season – Open 6th February to 23rd November
With no TV / Radio / WiFi signal and almost non-existent mobile coverage, The Moor of Rannoch is the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world. Surrounded by 130km of uninhabited moor it is the perfect place to Escape, Retreat, Relax & Unwind.
Arguably Rannoch is one of the most romantic railway destinations in the world. Panic sets in as the train rumbles away into the distance: “What am I doing here, I must have been mad to get off the train,” Then slowly but surely your confidence returns, stress evaporates and a sense of well-being takes over. (by Michael Pearson)
Exceptional dining in exceptional surroundings Our 2 AA Rosette RESTAURANT
Our aim is to provide good quality, home-cooked dishes which, where possible are prepared using local seasonal ingredients. The menu is changed daily to suit the produce that we have available and to ensure that there is always something new for our guests to try. The menu consists of a choice of 3 starters, 4 main courses and 3 desserts. There is also the option of tea/coffee served alongside our home-made petit fours. Then to finish the evening we also supply a complimentary Scottish cheeseboard for all of our guests to enjoy in the bar after dinner at 9pm.
“Perched high on the moor and the ultimate in hiking getaways. The views are delightful, the whole place has a serene feel and wildlife is in abundance.” (MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2019)
Come and stay in our DELUXE ROOMS WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW
Each of our five en-suite rooms are spacious and comfortable with stunning views across Rannoch Moor and Rannoch Station. Savour the opportunity to gaze across the ever changing wilderness and look out for a train trundling past on the magnificent West Highland Railway. Our rooms offer the perfect retreat to unwind and relax while enjoying the best of Highland Scotland. The lounge areas are exclusively for the use of residents during the day offering you the chance to escape with a good book by our log burning stove or even to tackle the communal jigsaw.
“Talk about Off the beaten track!, Scott & Steph’s little jewel of a hotel stands at the end of the road, amid a vast moorland wilderness.” (The Good Hotel Guide, 2018)
Lack of connectivity “OUT OF OFFICE”
Due to the remote area there is very limited/non-existent mobile phone coverage, also the distance from our “local” phone exchange means that there is no broadband signal available. The result is that smartphones & tablets are useless here and a different pace of life must be adopted. Our lounge areas are full of books and board games and there is always a communal jigsaw on the go. Our guests often find themselves interacting more with each other and the random conversations, often over a few whisky’s can draw on long into the evening. There is also no TV or Radio signal in Rannoch Station so short strolls around the area or even just gazing out of the windows watching the local wildlife that wander past becomes the norm. Guests often comment on the “silence” of the area and enjoy long walks where they won’t see another soul. The arrival of each of the days eight trains becomes a highlight and guests often become “Train Spotters” as they trundle past across the Moor. Life slows down in Rannoch safe in the knowledge that “Out of Office” really means that you can not be contacted. Just don’t think about the number of emails building up in the in-box!
“There is no wifi or tv but you may see one of the many deer walking past or the sun setting, so just relax and enjoy the ambience.” (Tripadvisor, April 2017)