Bed and Breakfast
The only accommodation on shores of Loch Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland
Bed and Breakfast accommodation (optional dinner)
Scottish Tourist Board Five Stars and disabled award 3
Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.
Visit Scotland 5 star Highland B&B
Ruddyglow Park is a small boutique Bed and Breakfast in the awe-inspiring wilderness of the North West Highlands of Sutherland in the far North West of the Scottish mainland. The house is nestled between the foothills of Quinag and Loch Assynt in a much loved 4 acre garden full of trees and shrubs, a quiet haven in a landscape that is incomprehensibly ancient and breathtakingly beautiful.
Patricia Filmer-Sankey who owns and runs the house is a native of the parish of Assynt and a Director of the Assynt Foundation which manages the Glencanisp and Drumrunie estates to the South of Loch Assynt, so she is just the person to ask if you would like help in arranging a specialised holiday: deer-stalking, fishing (including Ferox), walking tours and guided walks and activities with local rangers. Also cycling, caving, mountaineering, birdwatching (eagles, peregrine falcons, greenshanks, etc.), boat trips, photography, geology. But...
...if you want to just be here and do absolutely nothing - just taking in all the space and tranquillity - Ruddyglow Park is warm and welcoming and just the place to be.
6 miles from Lochinver, less than 40 miles from Ullapool. Drumbeg and Kylesku, Handa Island, Durness, Cape Wrath and the far North are all within an easy drive.
"Attention to detail, guests wishes, their comfort and enjoyment are what this house runs on."
The Lilac Room, The Blue Room, and the Rose Room and the Ruddyglow Lodge (in the garden) are the names of the bedrooms. Each has its own private bathroom. Two are described below.
The beds have luxury pure goose-down duvets, the finest Egyptian cotton sheets, orthopaedic mattresses with a medium to firm support. The bedrooms have DVD, CD, MP3 Players and tea/coffee making facilities.
All the three guest bathrooms in the house have an 8 jet whirlpool bath, a power shower, thick bathrobes and towels, good quality bathroom products, hairdryers and other essential bathroom items.
Above left and right;
Twin Bedroom (which has a private bathroom).
Double Bedroom with bathroom en suite.
Below; The Drawing Room.
Log fire and comfortable sofas, original paintings and antique furniture... and more wonderful views across the loch.
At Ruddyglow Park you also have the option of staying in the very comfortable Lodge, and coming down to the house (about 25 yards) for breakfast.
See Ruddyglow Park Lodge bed and breakfast
The breakfast table.
Breakfast can be as extensive and as substantial as you like. A cooked breakfast with all the trimmings ( Venison sausages are a must) or fish, or cheese and cold meat or delicious vegetarian alternatives.
Patricia is a wonderful cook but she cannot make dinner every night. Instead she can advise on a handful of world class restaurants within a short distance of Ruddyglow and is happy to make reservations. (The Albannach, The Inver Lodge Hotel, The Kylesku Hotel, Lochinver Larder, Summer Isles Hotel, and a little further away The Altnacealgach Inn)
'Potluck dinners' are the way Patricia describes the delicious dinners she makes (always with some advance notice) at Ruddyglow. These occur in the early spring and late autumn and winter when some places to eat out are likely to be closed. Soups, local deep-dived scallops, venison roasts, trifles and puddings... local produce, organic where possible.
If you have a larger party or would especially like to eat at Ruddyglow at any time of the year – please ask.
See the Ruddyglow Park website for the tariff information where you can also see availability and book online.
Do not hesitate to ring Patricia to ask her more details or tell her about your requirements. Special packages are always available. (Tel: 01571 822216)
For sporting guests there is a drying room, rod room, secure gun cabinet and freezer available. Children over the age of 14 years are welcome.
No pets in the house, please, – but the outdoor kennel can be used and dogs may run freely and securely about the garden.
To enquire or to book:
Patricia Filmer Sankey
Tel: 01571 822216
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1571 822216
Fax: 44 1571 822216
Please tell Patricia you found Ruddyglow Park through About Scotland!
Double bedroom photograph courtesy of Martin Morrison.
Second Drawing Room photo courtesy of Patricia.
Map of the area:
The landscape of this most sparsely populated area of Europe is formed by an extraordinary geological past.