Kinloch Lodge, just ten minutes’ drive from the cottage is a long time favourite of ours. Mixing Highland tradition with real luxury it is always a treat to have their afternoon tea, a morning coffee or of course, to sample their fabulous dinner menu. We recommend the tasting menu with wine flight for a really special evening out. They have held their Michelin star with chef Marcello Tully for some years now and the food never fails to surprise.

So it was great news back in September to hear that the fabulous Three Chimneys under chef Michael White had also won their first Michelin Star. The Three Chimneys is a little further away and takes about an hour to get to but it’s well worth the drive. Very different in style of building at least – more crofter’s cottage than Laird’s castle – the food is exemplary and focuses on much from the local area. They offer lunchtime and dinner reservations with the opportunity to book the kitchen table which we have heard is fab.

Another one for the list of things to do!