, Mingarry, Acharacle, Argyll.
Let's start with the thing that makes Mingarry Park unique: the Red Deer Encounter. Five years of coaxing and feeding has created a tame herd of red deer who like to live in the grounds and surrounding croft land of Mingarry Park. In summer guests can look on as new-born calves take their first wobbly steps. In autumn the hills resound to the roar of the stags and the clash of antlers as they battle for their mates.
The site of Mingarry Park has been in the McDonald family for generations, and now the latest occupants have created this modern guest house and restaurant. Head chef David strives to create modern Scottish cuisine from the top quality produce that the region provides for him. There is venison stalked, butchered, and hung on the local estate, fresh fruit and vegetables from Lochaber and fish landed at Mallaig harbour. All of the pastries and breads are freshly baked in-house, every day.
Breakfast is a meal that will set you up for the day. A full Scottish breakfast includes orange-yoked local eggs, gourmet sausages, local bacon, and of course there is black pudding, haggis and potato scones too. Traditional Scottish porridge is offered with a variety of toppings and accessories. (Vegetarians are not forgotten either.)
Guest rooms range from the standard double room to junior suites with a comfortable sitting area and coffee table. They all include king-size double beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, atmospheric lighting, power showers, flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. There are tea and coffee-making facilities and complimentary Highland Aromatics toiletries too. Last but not least, well, just look at that view!