Isle of Skye

Kinloch Lodge


True Highland hospitality

Kinloch Lodge is situated on Sleat, the southern peninsula of the storied and spectacular Isle of Skye.

Nestled between a mountain and Loch na Dal, Kinloch was originally built in 1676 as a farmhouse, before being converted into a shooting lodge for the Macdonalds of Skye in the 18th century. A family home for Godfrey, Lord Macdonald and High Chief of Clan Donald, and his wife, world-renowned chef Claire, the pair converted it into a hotel in 1972.

Still in the family, it is a celebration of true Highland hospitality – roaring fires, an extensive whisky collection, giant beds and a renowned restaurant showcasing Skye’s rich bounty.

While the entire island is ripe for exploration, there are an abundance of walks on the local grounds. Spend your days beachcombing down at the loch when the tide is out, or hill walking up to the former settlement behind the lodge for awesome views.


At a glance

  • 19 rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Whisky bar

  • Extensive grounds

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Kinloch lodge is rooted in its heritage and community through the culinary bounty that Skye provides, operating by an ethos which revolves around sustainability in a way that protects the environment while including the people within it.

This includes sourcing the best produce from local suppliers, Kinloch’s own kitchen gardens, an extensive list of biodynamic and organic beverage options, and its natural spring that provides fresh filtered water to all guests.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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