The Torridon Wins Independent Hotel of the Year at The Cateys

The Torridon, located in the remote Scottish Highlands, was awarded Independent Hotel of the Year at The Cateys, the glittering annual hospitality awards, on Tuesday 3 July at Grosvenor House.
The 32-bedroom loch-side turreted property, with a five AA star hotel, inn rooms and private boathouse, is owned and managed by Dan and Rohaise Rose-Bristow. They bought the former Victorian shooting lodge from Rohaise’s parents in 2004, after managing it for five years.

With 100% occupancy through three consecutive months in 2017 and an annual occupancy of 96.5%, up 19% over the past three years, The Torridon is a beacon for offering the best in Scottish hospitality. Locally-sourced ingredients from land and loch, freshly picked vegetables and herbs from the Kitchen Garden, and foraging with head chef Ross Stovold delight discerning gourmet travellers. Meanwhile, Torridon Outdoors provides tailored activities for the more energetic, including kayaking with seals, loch snorkelling and mountain biking on lesser-known routes.

Staff training at The Torridon is exemplary. Led by Rohaise (also Chair of the Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Scotland) it provides a backbone for growth and development throughout the property. Each employee undergoes a bespoke three-month training programme and five-star service training. On a personal level, the staff’s wellbeing and work/life balance are paramount. A collaborative culture is encouraged, the result being a happy and productive team and staff turnover reduced to 33%.

Dan Rose-Bristow says: “We are very excited to have been honoured by our peers and awarded Independent Hotel of the Year. Our family business has grown and developed these past 25 years into a top-class resort and the challenge of operating a business in a remote corner of the world has been recognised, and achievement that we and our team of over 50 people are hugely proud of.”

Rohaise Rose-Bristow says: “The award gives us greater confidence to attract, retain and develop talent and it recognises the huge team effort that goes into making The Torridon what it is today.”

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The Torridon Hotel and Luxury Scotland celebrate 25 years this year

Both The Torridon Hotel and Luxury Scotland have reached a milestone in 2017. Luxury Scotland celebrates its 25th anniversary and The Torridon Hotel celebrates 25 years in the family.

Our joint celebrations couldn’t be happening in a better year, when Scotland is exceptionally busy with national and international visitors due to among other things, the success of the North Coast 500, the huge amount of interest TV shows such as Outlander has received and great Media coverage such as being named “the most beautiful country in the world” by the Rough Guide.

The Torridon was built in 1887 as a hunting lodge up until the 1960’s when it opened as a hotel. The Gregory Family (one of the current owner’s parents) originally bought the property in 1992 and it has remained in the family ever since.

The Gregory’s vision was to offer guests a luxurious modern day comfort and first class service. This was recognised in 1993 when, after being opened for just 12 months the hotel was awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ by the AA and later in 1998 ‘Best Hotel in Scotland’.

Owners Rohaise and Dan bought the business from her parents in 2004, having spent 5 years as managers. Since 2007, they have completed a full refurbishment and today The Torridon consists of The Torridon Hotel, The Torridon 1887 Restaurant, The Torridon Inn, Torridon Activities and Torridon Boat House.

We recommend you to see their latest blog where you can find more detailed info on their journey as well as their goals, awards and beautiful approach to high-end hospitality. Click here

The Torridon Boat House

The Boat House at The Torridon

Afternoon Tea at The Torridon

Afternoon Tea at The Torridon

Luxury Bedrooms at The Torridon

Luxury Bedrooms at The Torridon


The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip – North Coast 500


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Luxury Scotland are working in conjunction
with the Lang Atholl Experience to bring you the
Ultimate Scottish Road Trip.

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Suggested Route Map around the North Coast 500


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These are the terms and conditions of Lang Atholl LTD. Throughout this document Lang Atholl LTD are described by the collectives “us” or “we”. Please take the time to read these carefully to ensure that all terms are adhered to by yourself and Lang Atholl LTD to make the most of your time with us.

PRICING: Listed price is a “from” price based on 2 people sharing (room and car). Upgrades are available and will be offered.

PAYMENT: Payment can be made in full or can be made in instalments of one third of the full cost up front and the next two instalments of the same fee (one third of full cost) made over equal intervals leading up to four weeks before the tour where full payment must be received.
Payment can be made via bank or sent by cheque as per details that will be received on the Lang Atholl Limited Invoice which will be raised when an enquiry is raised by the client

SUPPLIERS: Lang Atholl Limited acts only as agents for the owners of accommodation and services provided and for road transport proprietors, and all bookings must be accepted subject to the ticket or transport conditions and regulations of the carriers and accommodation providers or transport proprietors, and also subject to the laws of the country (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) in which such carriage or other facility is required.

PASSPORTS, VISAS & HEALTH: All clients are personally responsible for ensuring that they have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip. Lang Atholl Limited can only provide information on how to obtain/renew passports and visas. Advice on health requirements may be obtained from your GP, or alternatively from your Department of Health leaflet Advice on Health for Travelers or your Department of Health.

CANCELLATION: You or any member of your party may cancel your trip at any time providing that the cancellation is made by the person who signed the booking form and is communicated in writing. As this incurs administration costs we will retain the deposit and in addition will apply cancellation charges as shown below:
The periods before departure within which written cancellation is received and the cancellation charges, shown as a percentage of the total holiday price, which will be applied are:More than 60 days full deposit retainedMore than 22 days 25% of booking total chargedMore than 15 days 50% of booking total charged14 days or less 75% of booking total charged
If you are obliged to cancel, you may, with reasonable notice, transfer your booking to a third party who satisfies the conditions required taking that trip, but we will retain your deposit to cover the administration cost for the transfer.

ALTERATIONS BY LANG ATHOLL LIMITED: We will do our utmost to provide the trip arrangements that have been confirmed, but we must retain the right to modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement, if unforeseen circumstances amounting to ‘force majeure’ arise. In such circumstance, we will inform you as soon as possible, and, should the change be such that it alters the nature of the trip, we shall give you the choice of an alternative trip or a full refund of all money paid. In recognition we will absorb all financial loss consequent upon cancellation due to ‘force majeure’. We shall not cancel any trip for reason of political tension or natural disaster unless specifically recommended to do so by the Foreign Office.
Lang Atholl Limited also retain the right to make any changes to any transport method and car hire. In these unlikely circumstances an alternative method or car will be sourced which will be of a similar standard to those mentioned in your original booking.

ALTERATIONS BY YOU: We will do our best to make any alterations you may require after confirmation has been issued, subject to availability and to the payment for any increased costs relevant to the change. Any requests for alteration to an itinerary should be made in writing and signed by the signatory of the original Booking Form. If alterations are made less than 8 weeks prior to departure, an additional £50 per booking charge will be levied together with any communications costs incurred.
Due to the nature of this tour it is imperative to mention that any changes made by you to our tour offering may also affect point of origin and final destination of the tour.

TOUR CANCELLATION: The prices of tours are based on a varying minimum number of passengers travelling. If this minimum number is not reached, at least 8 weeks prior to the scheduled departure date we will either, cancel the tour and offer a refund in full, or we may propose a supplementary charge to enable said tour to operate, subject to the passenger’s agreement.
Prices may rise or fall due to numbers of clients attending the tour which in the case of a cancellation or change to the tour will be met by the client.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is imperative that you take out adequate travel insurance to our reasonable satisfaction. We take no responsibility for any injuries or loss to you incurred whilst you are taking part in any optional activities that are outside our packages. We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel. We will require you to let us have evidence of your insurance at least 8 weeks prior to departure or at the time of booking if later. We reserve the right to terminate your booking if you fail to obtain travel insurance cover. Particular care should be taken to ensure that you have adequate cover, in particular for cancellation and emergency repatriation in the event of medical problems.

BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS: These remain your responsibility and risk at all times.

LANG ATHOLL GUIDES: Where applicable, a Lang Atholl Guide, in conjunction with the appropriate medical advice if applicable, has the right to disqualify any client at any time during the course of the tour, if considered necessary for the medical well being or safety of the individual or in the tour leader’s opinion, the client’s actions materially are affecting the enjoyment of the tour for the remainder of the group. Any decision with regard to any reimbursement for any part of the tour not completed will be decided between the Managing Director of Lang Atholl Ltd and the Guide.

ALCOHOL: Due to the self-drive nature of the tour it is imperative that clients adhere to the drink driving laws of the country where the tour will be taking place (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, specifically Scotland). For larger groups there will be a tour guide present who will breathalyse any member of the tour who is suspected of being over the drink drive limit before entering any of the cars, it is the client’s responsibility to ensure he/she adheres to the drink driving laws of the country and not that of Lang Atholl Limited, even if a guide is present. If this is the case the member in question will not be allowed to drive for that day and will spend the day in the lead vehicle. For smaller groups and if a guide is not present it is the clients responsibility to ensure that they have adhered to all drink driving laws and not the responsibility of Lang Atholl Limited. Due to this fact all meals are included in the price however no alcohol will be included. Guests are welcome to drink when away from the cars as long as they do so responsibly and still meet the limits the following day.

CAR HIRE TERMS: All Terms & Conditions are subject to the terms & conditions of the Lessor’s Vehicle Rental Agreement which will be provided to the Hirer prior to the hire period.
1) Insurance. Fully Comprehensive Insurance included for the Hirer/Insured Driver ONLY. All drivers are subject to approval by the Insurance Company. Other drivers are not allowed to drive the car under any circumstances. Additional driver insurance is available on request. Vehicles must remain within British mainland or the insurance is void. Overseas insurance may be available on request.The Hirer may use the vehicle for the purpose of their business and for social domestic and pleasure purposes. The vehicle may not be used for any purposes for which they are not expressly designed. Further, the Hirer will not use or permit the vehicle to be used for hire, driving tuition, towing, racing or pace-making, or for competing in any rally, or any other form of motor sport, track days, use on an airstrip etc., or for any illegal purpose whatsoever. Breakdown cover is included.
2) Driver Information/Identification. Aged between 30 – 70 years. (Others on application). Driver must have held a driving license for min 5 years. If the drivers licence is one issued out with the UK then a modest surcharge will be added to the total package costs to allow for rigorous checks to be carried out by the insurance company on the licence and its holder. No persons engaged in professional entertainment or professional sports without the specific approval of the insurance company. Driving Offences – maximum of 6 points. No convictions for drink/drug driving, dangerous/careless driving within past 5 years.Passport; 2 utility bills (last 3 months); & current driving license required for verification of identity prior to vehicle hire. Car handover may be filmed for added security of both parties.
3) Hire Times/Mileage Allowance. Each 24hr hire includes 150 miles. Each additional mile will be charged at £2 per mile if arranged previously or £4 per hour if not arranged beforehand.4) Payment/Deposit/Excess. A non-refundable booking fee of £100 is payable to reserve each car. The balance of the hire costs must be paid two months prior to hire date or in full if booking is made within two months of proposed hire date. A returnable security deposit of between £4,000 and £5,000 is required per vehicle hire. This is processed as a debit or credit card “pre-authorisation” on the day before the hire, and then cancelled on safe return of the Supercar. We reserve the right to increase the security deposit prior to hire of vehicle, subject to notification.The security deposit is used as:(1) A security bond.(2) For payments towards any mechanical damage which is not covered by the Insurance. e.g.: Tyres, wheels, clutch, gearbox, etc. which was sustained during the hire period due to misuse and abuse, excluding normal wear and tear.(3) Insurance Excess against any accidental damage, loss or theft caused to the vehicle by the hirer or a third party.(4) Any additional charges incurred during the hire period. e.g.: excess mileage, petrol reimbursement costs, parking charges, speeding fines, etc.
5) Cancellation/charges
The Booking is not valid until confirmed by the Lessor Company. The following charges apply for cancellation by the Hirer:Less than 14 days: 100% of hire charges & booking fee.15 – 28 days: 75% of hire charges & booking fee.29 days – 2 months: 50% of hire charges & booking fee.The £100 booking fee is non-refundable.
6) General
All cars are subject to availability. Actual vehicle specifications may vary subject to availability. Whilst every endeavour will be made to supply the make and type of vehicle, the Lessor cannot bind itself to do so, as circumstances beyond its control may prevent this. Driving may be postponed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. strong winds, snow or flooding) which could make driving the cars potentially dangerous. Please call us to confirm if relevant. Liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge. No consequential loss liability will be covered. Smoking is not permitted inside the cars.
7) Money Back Guarantee. Money Back Guarantee applies to the quality of the Supercar and the customer service given by Northern Ferrari Hire Ltd and does not apply to cancellations made by the hirer (normal cancellation conditions apply, please see point 5 above). Customers wishing a full refund must request the money back guarantee (and state reasons for such request) on delivery of the Supercar (before hire commences). Northern Ferrari Hire Ltd will simply take the car away and issue a full refund of the hire price (refund does not include booking fee and delivery costs where applicable). Supercars eligible for the money back guarantee are those owned by Northern Ferrari Hire Ltd and based in Chester. Money back guarantee cannot be requested after the hire has started, or anytime thereafter. Northern Ferrari Hire Ltd reserves the right to refuse any unreasonable requests for the money back guarantee. When you initially contact us to enquire about a Supercar hire we’ll make it clear to you whether your chosen Supercar is available from Northern Ferrari Hire Ltd. If it is not available, we will give you some advice on other options or even a quote based on your chosen Supercar being sourced from a trusted partner of ours. For sourced cars not owned by Northern Ferrari Hire Ltd, we cannot offer the money back guarantee. When booking with Northern Ferrari Hire Ltd, it will be made clear to you whether or not the Supercar is eligible for the money back guarantee.Guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS: Lang Atholl Limited acts as an agent during each tour linking up clients with accommodation providers and hire companies. While you are guests of Lang Atholl Limited you must adhere to the Terms and Conditions of each accommodation provider and hire company. When in each accommodation we have no liability of any incidents which may occur within the accommodation. When in the Supercars we are not liable for any incidents which occur within these cars all incidents will be passed directly to Northern Ferrari Hire Limited who will take necessary proceedings from there. Please seek further terms and conditions at the following links. By agreeing to Lang Atholl Limited terms and conditions you also agree to the terms and conditions located at the following links.

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The Torridon & Cycling The North Coast 500

Cycling the North Coast 500 is a great way to experience the north of Scotland and a growing band of intrepid cyclists are also taking to Scotland’s own Route 66.  While some may attempt non-stop navigation around the route, most will quite rightly take their time to enjoy the fantastic scenery and will arrange their holiday accordingly.

One perfect accommodation option on the North Coast 500 for the keen cyclist is to stay at The Torridon Inn. As well as great food and drink, warm Highland hospitality and a very comfortable bed for the night, cyclists on the NC500 can have secure bike storage as well as bike repairs and servicing. With some great mountain biking routes nearby, Torridon can arrange mountain bike rental if your own bike is more of the touring variety.

Contact or call 01445 791 242

The Torridon Hotel’s recommended local attractions and activities

A truly exceptional hotel, The Torridon is surrounded by one of the world’s most magnificent views. Wester Ross is such a rich playground for those who enjoy the great outdoors. It is also a very special location for nature and landscape photography, amazing skies and light will guarantee phenomenal images.

Below you can find a few local attractions and activities recommended by The Torridon Hotel. They are all within a 2 hour drive from the hotel.

Eilean Donan Castle (1hr)

Discover the history, see the stunning views, walk on the ramparts and catch whispers in the wind; they carry a myriad of tales of MacRaes, MacKenzies and much more.

Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye (2 ½ hr)

The stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years and it remains their home. Built on a Rock once surrounded entirely by salt water, it is unique in Scotland as the only house of such antiquity to have retained its family and its roof throughout the centuries, surviving the extremes of feast and famine, the intermittent periods of warring with neighbouring clans, and the immense changes of social, political and economic life through which the Western Highlands and Islands have passed.

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness (2hrs)

Situated on the banks of the mysterious Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle provides magnificent views over the loch and the majestic scenery of the Great Glen. Urquhart Castle Scotland.


Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe (45 mins)

The garden is nurtured by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Drift, and is set amidst some of the country’s finest scenery. A Scottish National Trust Property.

Attadale Gardens, Lochcarron (45 mins)

Twenty acres of old rhododendrons, woodland walks and exotically planted water gardens. A bridge over a waterfall with beautiful views of the sea and hills.

Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve Beinn Eighe, Kinlochewe (15 mins)

Britain’s first National Nature Reserve, features wonderful mountain scenery and ancient pinewood fragments overlooking Loch Maree.

The Torridon Kitchen Garden (on site)

They have their very own kitchen 2 acre garden located within 58 acres of parkland. The garden grows a variery of vegetables, fruit & herbs as well as cut flowers for the house.


Ullapool (1 ½ hrs)

Ullapool has a range of restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, Live entertainment, Museum & Library, sea fishing, loch fishing, deer stalking, Car hire & Cycle hire, ferry to Stornoway and boat cruises

Isle of Skye (1 hr)

Here the stark rise of the jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of a soft sand beach. Inlets, bays and islands create a complex lacework pattern with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps are familiar and fascinating. A place where time means nothing, and beneath every footstep lies 500 million years of history.

Applecross (45 mins)

Between the mainland mountain masses and the Island of Skye lies the Applecross Peninsula. Home to just 238 people, and accessed by only two roads, this is a haven from the noise and clutter of modern life. The Gaelic name for the area, ‘a Chomraich’, means ‘The Sanctuary’.

Plockton (45 mins)

Charming Village, famed for various film locations shoots. Good place to visit for seal trips and there are numerous places to drink and get a bite to eat.

Gairloch (45 mins)

Just north of Torridon, this is an ideal place to visit the heritage museum, play golf, and try your hand at water sports. There are 2 great marine trips available as well as pony trekking and numerous beaches.


Torridon Activities are their in-house activity company. They offer Adventure Guiding inclusive of; mountain trails & low levels walks, kayaking, abseiling, climbing and mountain biking. Also Archery and Clay Pigeon shooting available with tuition. Outwith the hotel: Wildlife Crusies, Sea fishing, Fly fishing, Falconry, Pony Trekking, Torridon Seatours


A.    Lochcarron  (45 mins) – 9 hole
B.    Gairloch  (45 mins) – 9 hole
C.    Royal Dornoch (2 hrs) – 18 hole. One of the top 10 links courses in the world
D.    Inverness Golf Club (Culcabock 1¼ hrs) – 18 hole


Applecross Inn (45 mins)

Produce on their menus, this includes of course the seafood from Applecross Bay itself, Prawns, Squat Lobster, Crab and Lobster, Local Scallops, Oysters, Mussels and Smoked  Salmon. Applecross Estate Venison and as much garden produce as possible,veg ,fruit, and herbs. Cheeses come in from the West Highland Dairy. 1 hours drive no taxi available

Three Chimneys Restaurant, Isle of Skye, (2 hrs): one of Scotland’s favourite restaurants

To learn more about this very special hotel visit this link

Call +44(0)1445 700300 or email to make your booking.