Alternatively, there are several good hotels in the area, some of which lease Loch
boats for use by their guests (which might mean you did not need to rent your own
Local hotels which offer Loch Hope fishing
The Altnaharra Hotel, Altnaharra, IV27 4UE. Tel 01549 411 222
Flourishing after its change of management three years ago, this very comfortable
hotel is living up to its reputation as one of Scotland's best fishing establishments.
They have boats at both South End and Middle Bay, and can provide access to fishing
at many other locations too. Altnaharra website.
Ben Loyal Hotel, Main Street, Tongue, IV27 4XE. Tel: 01847 611216
The Ben Loyal is a bright and comfortable hotel with 11 rooms, surrounded by some
of the most dramatic scenery in Scotland, including a view of Ben Hope on the horizon
- and a well-deserved reputation for its sea-food menu. The hotel has a boat at the
South End, and is only about 15 minutes' drive from the North End. Ben Loyal website.
Borgie Lodge Hotel, Skerray, Tongue, KW14 7TH. Tel: 01641 521332. The Hotel lies
in a secluded glen on the banks of the River Borgie. Famous the wild beauty of its
location, it's furnished "traditionally" with antlers, Clan Sutherland tartan carpets,
sporting prints and log fires. The hotel has access to a Middle Bay boat, as well
as fishing on other local waters. Hope North End is about 25 minutes' drive away.
Borgie Lodge website.
The Craggan is on the western shore of the Kyle of Tongue, where the view of Ben
Loyal - "Queen of Scottish Mountains" - is at its best. This is the local pub, where
you'll find a warm welcome, and a warm fire in the lounge. Rooms and meals are reasonably
priced, and the North End is only about 15 minutes' drive away. Craggan website.
Tongue Hotel was a former sporting lodge of the Duke of Sutherland. Many original
features have been retained: cast-iron fireplaces in bedrooms, tongue and groove
panelling in bathrooms, marble topped washstands and brass bedsteads. Bedroom are
all decorated differently and are light and comfortable. Most have views over the
Kyle of Tongue to the mountains beyond. The North End is about 15 minutes away by
car. Tongue Hotel website.
Strathmore adjoins the Hope Estate to the south of the Loch, and encompasses the
western part of Ben Hope and the northern section of the Strathmore River. The Estate
has self-catering accommodation, as well as its own South End boat, and these can
be rented together. There are opportunities also for river and hill-loch fishing.
Strathmore Estate website.
Eriboll adjoins the Hope Estate to the west of the Loch, and runs up to and beyond
Loch Eriboll. The Estate has three recently-converted and attractive self-catering
cottages, and can offer these with access to a variety of fishing, including some
little-known hill lochs which are reputed to contain a unique species of brown trout!
Eriboll Estate website.
Where to stay
One option is to stay at Hope.
We currently have one self catering cottage (Ferryman’s Cottage) to offer, and this
can be booked by boat tenants at a special reduced rate through CKD Galbraith.